Property Ref. 780
Villa Mandorlo takes its name from the big and colourful almond tree in the garden. It is a beautiful and very old farmhouse, which has been completely restored in accordance with the highest principles of sustainability and respect for the landscape. It sits on a sunny hillside just a short stroll away from La Leopoldina and is part of the farm estate, Podere di Pomaio. The 23 hectare estate is covered with olive groves, vineyards, 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 may purchase all the farm's organic products and there is also a restaurant where you can enjoy delicious Tuscan meals on request and wine tastings.
The house is surrounded by a very well-kept garden of 1000m² from which there are commanding views to the hills across the valley and down to the town of Arezzo. In front of the house there is a beautiful swimming pool of 50m² and 1,40m deep having an original "sail shape". Good footpaths from the grounds through the countryside are inviting for 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 and 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 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). 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.
There is free Wi-Fi internet access in the whole house.
The accommodation of approximately 280m² is on two floors.
Main entrance into a small hall. A door leads into a beautifully furnished sitting room with comfortable sofas and armchairs, satellite TV. Two doors lead to a lovely patio equipped with nice sofas and a little table.
Direct access from the sitting room to the dining room with kitchen in a wide loggia. The arches of the loggia are closed with windows. Two doors give direct access to the garden. A third door gives access to the patio.
The kitchen is well-equipped with fridge/freezer, electric hob and electric oven, pizza oven, microwave, dishwasher, electric coffee maker and electric kettle.
There are two beautiful double bedrooms each with stunning en-suite bathroom having shower, basin, bidet and wc.
From the living room stairs lead to the first floor. There are three splendid en-suite double bedrooms with good views from the windows. All the three modern bathrooms have shower, basin, bidet and wc. One of the double bedrooms has a lovely, small balcony with wonderful views to the Arezzo valley.
Furnishings are of a very high standard and with much attention to detail. There are carpets in many rooms and the walls are decorated with attractive paintings. Comfortable garden and poolside furniture, pool towels and barbecue are all provided. There is a washing machine, a tumble dryer and ironing facilities. 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||£3536|
|1/7 - 19/8||£4445|
|26/8 - 23/9||£3536|