Stunning villa in a beautiful rural location high in the hills on the Tuscany-Umbria border, the village of Monterchi lies below with shops and restaurants.
Arrival day: Saturday Car hire: Recommended
Villa Col di Foche is a beautiful Tuscan villa high in the hills on the border between Tuscany and Umbria, the charming village of Monterchi lies below and offers local shops and restaurants, plus one of Piero della Francesca’s finest works, La Madonna del Parto. Arezzo is about 30 minutes away and other beautiful towns are a short drive away. The villa is superbly maintained and surrounded by chestnut trees which provide plenty of privacy. The winding road that takes you to the villa transports you into another world of peace and tranquility and the views from the villa and the spacious gardens are spectacular.
Villa Col di Foche is surrounded by well-tended gardens and the lovely pool is situated in the perfect position to make the most of the views and the super sunny days. There is a great outdoor dining area at the back of the house which is conveniently outside the stunning kitchen and overlooks the pool and lawns.
Kitchen. One of the best kitchens we have come across in this area. With a wonderful combination of ultra modern appliances and traditional architecture, this room will probably be the most used in the house. There are all mod cons and from here one passes into an elegant dining room. On the ground floor there are two spacious bedrooms. The first is a pretty twin room with a terracotta floor covered with several rugs, off this bedroom is a dressing room with double door wardrobe and a chest of drawers, this leads into a lovely bathroom with a crystal shower and sink. Next to this bedroom is a double room, also with a terracotta floor. In the room is a large wardrobe with hanging and drawer space. It faces the back garden and looks out towards the pool. The spacious bathroom has a Victoria tub with a handheld shower and a large overhead shower, there is no curtain.
Stairs lead up to into a spacious library, well stocked with books and piano. To the left there is a beautiful living room which is very comfortable and enjoys views over the garden and pool, and of course the hills beyond. To the right of the reading room is a small hall of which there are two bedrooms. The first is a double bedroom with a beautiful modern, iron four poster bed and two matching armchairs. To one side is a double door wardrobe. En-suite is a bathroom with a Victorian tub with handheld shower and an overhead shower, there is no curtain. The last bedroom is a small double room with a brass bed and writing desk with chair. Its window looks out towards the back garden and pool. Off the room is a little dressing room with a chest of drawers and a wardrobe. En-suite is a bathroom with shower.
The are numerous day trips and many of the nearby towns and villages are largely unexplored by tourists, Anghiari, Sansepulcro, Citerna and Caprese Michelangelo are all within a short drive and make for lovely off the beaten track spots to visit. Villa Col di Foche is a very comfortable house and we are sure will be the venue for marvellous family get-togethers and many a meal under the Tuscan sun. Enjoy!
Please email or phone +44 1223 460100 for prices.
Security deposit: €500
Lizzie Hawthorn, UK
Above and beyond. The property manager, Rosado Rosidi, was incredibly kind and helpful when we had problems with our hire care. A big thank you from all the family. We had just the best time in the most beautiful place.