Il Maniero


Property Ref. 490

  • Detached manor house
  • Sleeps 12
  • Private swimming pool
  • Rural location
  • Wi-Fi internet access
  • Welcome dinner
  • Tuscany/Umbria border


Almost on the border between Tuscany and Umbria, Il Maniero is a beautiful huge old manor house dating back to the 18th century. It lies approximately 2 miles from the picturesque hilltop village of Monterchi and sits on a little hill above the medieval hamlet of Ripoli overlooking the Tiber valley and with truly spectacular views to the surrounding countryside of the Apennines.

Arezzo is less than twenty miles away to the west and you will be well-placed for exploring this delightful area. The famous Tuscan town of Cortona to the southwest is not to be missed together with the famous wine towns of Montepulciano and Montalcino. It is also an easy drive to Florence or Siena.

Il Maniero is ideal for a very relaxing holiday. The nearby medieval village of Monterchi has a small supermarket, an excellent greengrocer, butcher, and pharmacy together with other small shops, bars and two good restaurants. There is an interesting museum, which preserves the famous painting of 'La Madonna del Parto' by Piero della Francesca. Classical music concerts are also held in the museum on Wednesdays (admission free).

Guests who choose Il Maniero have use of a delightful swimming pool and extensive gardens. The swimming pool has a cover, which the owner will operate in the mid-season, to keep some warmth in. There is also a jacuzzi for which there is an extra charge.

The house is surrounded by a beautiful, large and very well-kept private garden with mature shrubs, flowerbeds and large lawns extending into a marvellous park of several acres with ancient oaks, chestnuts and pine woodland. Along one side of the house there is a beautiful vine covered pergola whilst below the house you have a good swimming pool (12m x 6m) with poolside furniture. From the pool there are outstanding views. There is a small area set aside for guests to play volleyball or five-a-side football. There is also table tennis available and a playground for children.

Notes: The overall quality and delightful location of Il Maniero combine all the ingredients of an excellent holiday. There is air conditioning in all the bedrooms and free Wi-Fi internet access is available in all the rooms and in the garden. Maid service can be arranged on request - please try to book this before your stay. A laundry area is situated on the ground floor whilst, a few steps from the main house, a storage building houses an outdoor bathroom - shower, basin, bidet and wc. Check out time on departure day is no later than 9.30am.

A welcome dinner is offered to all the guests on the arrival day and other meals can be organised by the very welcoming and friendly owners who are very good cooks. The son of the owners speaks English and could be available to take guests out for sightseeing trips. A wine tour which includes lunch can be arranged (minimum 8 people).

There is much to say about the area and there are many sports available - golf at Club Caldese and at Umbertide, horse riding close-by, clay pigeon shooting and water sports on Lake Trasimeno. Good mountain bike tours can be booked - there is a professional organisation at San Sepolcro.

Other places of interest include Citta del Castello, Perugia, Todi and even a day at the Adriatic beaches might make a nice change (1½ hours drive).


  • Il Maniero Ref. 490
  • Sleeps 12
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Bathrooms 7

The house is laid out on three floors and has three entrance doors. Ground floor entrance into the large sitting/dining room with decorative Tuscan fireplace (not in use), TV, DVD, stereo, terracotta floor and beamed ceiling. An archway divides the sitting and dining areas and a further arch leads through to a large breakfast kitchen (vaulted ceiling, gas hob with five rings, electric oven, microwave, electric American coffee maker, electric Italian coffee maker, electric kettle, two fridge/freezers, dishwasher). Kitchen door to vine-covered pergola and to the barbecue (a pizza oven is also available). Fully equipped laundry. Stairs to the first floor.

There is an attractively decorated living room with a glass cupboard, table and chairs, armchairs and there is an internet connection, if you have your own laptop. Along a corridor there are four bedrooms, three doubles and one twin. All have en-suite bathrooms with shower, basin, bidet and wc. One of them also has a lovely balcony. On this floor there is an additional service bathroom with shower and at the end of the corridor there is a lovely balcony overlooking the swimming pool and the gardens.

Stairs from the first floor sitting room lead to the top floor where there are two further bedrooms - one twin room with en-suite bathroom (shower, basin, bidet and wc), the other is a suite of 60 sqm with double bed. Each bathroom has a hairdryer. The twin beds can be made up as double beds if requested in advance.

Central heating in all rooms. Air conditioning in all the bedrooms - to be charged as used. Free Wi-Fi internet access in all the rooms and in the garden. Two cots and two high chairs are available on request free of charge.

Furnishings throughout are comfortable and tasteful with much attention to detail - there are delightful, painted ceilings in some of the bedrooms.



Monterchi 2 miles
Citta del Castello 12 miles
Arezzo 16 miles
Perugia 35 miles
Todi 45 miles
Florence 60 miles


Year 2018
Weeks commencing
Il Maniero
6/1 - 24/2 £1981
3/3 - 17/3 £2333
24/3 - 31/3 £3714
7/4 - 21/4 £2524
28/4 - 19/5 £3038
26/5 - 9/6 £3714
16/6 - 23/6 £4429
30/6 - 18/8 £5476
25/8 £4667
1/9 - 8/9 £4238
15/9 - 6/10 £3286
13/10 - 15/12 £2333
Christmas/New Year £3714
The prices are inclusive of linen, towels, power, children under 2 years, cot, high chair, pool towels, laundry facilities, two mountain bikes, Wi-Fi internet access and final clean. Included in the price is a welcome dinner on arrival, wine tasting in a famous winery in Montepulciano and an excursion to the Tiberina Valley with the owner. Security deposit 500 Euros taken on arrival. Final clean is 150 Euros payable locally. Heating is 5 Euros per m3. Air conditioning is 0.90 Euros per Kw. Jacuzzi is 150 Euros per week. Maid service 15 Euros per hour on request. Dinner available on request 40 Euros per person (wine not included). Cooking lessons available on request 40 Euros per person. Wine tour with minibus and lunch included is 150 Euros per person (minimum 8 people). Shuttle service from and to the Italian airports (please enquire).

PLEASE NOTE SOME TUSCAN LOCAL COUNCILS HAVE IMPOSED A TOURISM TAX WHICH IS APPROXIMATELY 0.50 to 1.50 Euros per person for 6 or 7 nights - please call or email if you require further information.

Additional Information

  1. At all properties towels are included with the linen.
  2. Please ask for the prices for Christmas if not stated.
  3. The Security deposit may be paid in the Sterling equivalent.
  4. Changeovers - bookings are from Saturday to Saturday unless otherwise stated (in low season changeover days can be more flexible - please ask). Arrivals are between 4pm and 7pm. Departure is by 10am. All properties are cleaned after your departure, but we do ask clients to leave their accommodation as they found it.
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