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Villa 23838 Tuscany (East), Italy

Sleeps: 6

Ca Ripoli
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Description

Enjoying wonderful views over oak and chestnut woods from the side of a small stream, this is a beautifully restored grey stone farmhouse and was once the mill where all the locals brought their grain to be turned into flour by the power of the once fast flowing river. This now peaceful location offers high quality family friendly villa with many charming features that add that certain something to the old beams, cotto floors and whitewashed walls of antiquity.

Restored within the last 10 years and furnished to a very high standard, being both comfortable and cosy, all of the spacious bedrooms have an en suite bath or shower room ensuring total privacy.

The farmhouse follows the traditional rule of ground floor (once storage) being an open plan living area and the first/second floors being the living accommodation. Ripoli comes highly recommended if one is looking to spend life al fresco in the outdoors. The spacious terraced areas, large meadows and garden laid mostly to lawn offer a number of dining opportunities: Bread/pizza oven, a barbecue and a wisteria covered pergola. Stroll along the aromatically lined paths down to the pool area, lie back on a sun lounger with a glass of wine within easy reach and enjoy the sound of birdsong as it floats across the valley. Relaxation guaranteed.

The helpful, unassuming English owners of the property, live in a restored tower close to the house but know the value of privacy and are completely non intrusive. A short walk from the house there are chickens (no cockerels!) where guests are welcome to help themselves to fresh eggs. Guests are also welcome to help themselves to fresh produce from the vegetable garden.

Local distances: There are many excellent, reasonably priced restaurants and pizzerias nearby.The mill is ideal both for quiet relaxation and for exploring Tuscany and Umbria. Monterchi 5 km, Subbiano 40 km, Cortona 59 km, Sansepolcro 22km are all historic, walled towns with bustling twice-weekly markets. There are many sagras (festivals) in the smaller nearby villages and towns, where it is possible to get a real taste of “hidden” medieval Tuscany. Anghiari 17 km, Poppi 61 km (shopping outlet), Arezzo 35 km, Castiglion Fiorentino 48 km, or cross over the border into Umbria for Citta di Castello 19 km, Lake Trasimeno 64 km (watersports), Assisi 82 km, Perugia 70 km and Gubbio 73 km.

Recommended airports: Perugia 72 km, Florence 124 km, Pisa 185 km, Bologna 200 km, Bologna Forli 119 km, Rome 270 km, Ancona 156 km, Rimini 148 km


Accommodation

3 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms

GROUND FLOOR:
Summer "garden" room, open plan dining room, fully equipped kitchen with doors to terrace and pergola, laundry and wc.

FIRST FLOOR:
2 double bedrooms (1 can be twin) with en suite bath/shower rooms, large sitting room with open fireplace. Second floor - Spiral staircase from sitting room leads to 1 twin bedroom (can be made up as double), shower room/wc.

FACILITIES:
There is a washing machine, dishwasher, barbeque, microwave, safe, telephone, free broadband access, DVD with film library, 3 bookcases full of assorted books, music centre. 2 fixed child cots, 1 travel cot, highchair, child stair gates, baby changing mat, children's toys.

PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL:
5.5 x 10 metres. Constant depth of 1.45 metres. Completely fenced for child safety. Insulated pool night cover.



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