Property Ref. 730
La Leopoldina is a beautiful, very old manor house dating back to the late 1800s. It was completely restored during 2015/2016 in accordance with the highest principles of sustainability and respect for the landscape.
This detached property sits on a sunny hillside just a short stroll away from Villa Mandorlo and is part of the farm estate, Podere di Pomaio. The 23 hectare estate is covered with olive groves, vineyards and woodland and produces organic olive oil, Chianti wine, honey, saffron, fruit and vegetables. The English speaking owners will make you very welcome. In the grounds you will find the "Botteghina", a small shop, where you can purchase all of the farm's organic products. There is also a restaurant in the grounds where guests can enjoy delicious Tuscan meals on request.
The house is surrounded by a huge, very well-kept garden of 5000m² from where there are commanding views to the hills across the valley and down to the town of Arezzo. Close to the house is the beautiful swimming pool with its Roman steps (12m x 5m with a depth 1.40m) - it is a highlight of the garden. In the grounds there are good footpaths, which lead through the countryside for you to enjoy long walks.
Arezzo, a lovely town with a magnificent historical centre, is under 4 miles away and there are numerous museums and churches to explore. In the modern part of the town you will find very good shopping facilities including beautiful jewellery shops - Arezzo is the home of jewellers' craft. You are also well-placed to visit Florence, Siena, Perugia and many other smaller but equally interesting towns, such as Cortona, Monte San Savino, Lucignano, Sansepolcro, Pienza, Assisi, Gubbio. They are all within easy driving distance and definitely worth a visit.
Less than a mile from the estate there is a picturesque, small church, which is still in use and also a very good restaurant.
Notes: A welcome dinner, a welcome pack for your first breakfast plus a midweek clean and linen change are all included for bookings of one week or more. Typical Tuscan meals available on request. Cooking classes available on request (minimum 6 persons). Wine tasting and tour plus light dinner 30 Euros per person (up to 4 persons) or 25 Euros per person (more than 5 persons). There is free Wi-Fi internet access in the whole house. Pets are admitted on request. Horse riding available in the area. Tennis courts in Arezzo. Train station at Arezzo. Good, big supermarket approximately 2 - 3 miles away on the outskirts of Arezzo.
The accommodation of approximately 450m² is on two floors. Being on a sloping site the two main entrance doors are both at ground floor level and the property is also suitable for disabled guests.
Main entrance from the garden and a wide loggia (covered terrace) into large sitting room with sofas, satellite TV and Sky. Door from sitting room to dining room with oval table which can accommodate 8 people. From the dining room an arch leads into a very well-equipped kitchen with fridge/freezer, electric hob and electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, Italian and American coffee maker, electric kettle, washing machine, tumble dryer. The dining room and the kitchen both have doors, which lead out onto the loggia.
There are three beautiful and spacious double bedrooms each with a stunning en-suite bathroom with shower, basin, bidet and wc. Two of the double beds are king-size (2.10 x 1.80m). The third double bed can be divided into twin beds if required. One of the bedrooms has a door leading out to the garden and to the swimming pool.
Accessed from the back and the front of the house. At the back a beautiful wooden bridge leads to the entrance door into the kitchen. On the opposite side a stone staircase from the loggia gives access to the upper floor.
The modern kitchen is perfectly equipped with fridge/freezer, electric hob and electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, Italian and American coffee maker, electric kettle. Close to the kitchen there is a laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer and ironing facilities.
The beautiful dining room has a large dining table suitable for 12 people and a magnificent, huge open fireplace to be enjoyed during the cooler season.
From the dining room a door leads to a very pretty sitting room with large windows offering superb views down to the garden and Arezzo in the distance. There are comfortable sofas, satellite TV and on one side of this room there is an original old pizza oven, which will be a joy for those who are tempted to prepare a real home-made pizza.
There are three splendid en-suite double bedrooms with good views from the windows. All the three modern bathrooms are very spacious and have shower, basin, bidet and wc. One of these bathrooms is suitable for disabled guests. Two of the three double beds are king-size (2.10 x 1.80m) and the third double bed can be divided into twin beds.
Furnishings are of a very high standard and with much attention to detail. Eating out of doors is possible either under the loggia (covered terrace) or in the garden in front of the loggia. There is comfortable garden and poolside furniture provided and a barbecue.
There is central heating, air-conditioning and free Wi-Fi throughout. Cot available on request.
Arezzo 4 miles
Monte San Savino 15 miles
Cortona 22 miles
Siena 44 miles
Florence 50 miles
Perugia 50 miles
|29/4 - 24/6||£4082|
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