La Ceruglia

Anghiari, Arezzo
+44 (0)1392 811436

A very much-loved family home full of books, pictures and comfy sofas - all yours for a relaxed and easy-going holiday with a big group


11 beds


6 bedrooms


Sleeps 14

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

A rambling old stone farmhouse dating back to the 1700s with endearingly higgeldy stone/brickwork. There’s plenty of space to spread out and lots to do on a rainy day with a piano and guitar to play, games, jigsaws, cookery books and children’s books. On the first floor there is a ‘library’ – another comfy area if you want to escape others.

A garden wraps around the house so you can catch the sun all day: large areas of grass are grand for games (badminton, petanque or croquet) but there are also shady, quiet places to sit and look at the uninterrupted views over wooded hills and valleys. Cook in the kitchen with its smart Carrara marble tops and plenty of workspace (you’ll also find wine and beer), eat outdoors under the shade of the pergola. There’s a brick pizza oven and a barbecue too.

The pool is big enough for laps and there’s no traffic sound, just the wind in the trees and the smell of hot, resinous pines.

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We think you'll love

  • Staying in such a relaxed, comfortable and beautiful family home
  • The glorious views and lots to do 'at home' - swim, doze, play games, read books
  • Being able to walk into the pretty town of Anghiari
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You should know

  • There are lots of different levels in the main house so quite a few steps
  • All the bathrooms are shared
  • You might hear occasional agricultural noise from the surrounding fields


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 4 nights, 7 nights in high season (Saturday changeover). House clean inc. midway if booked for 2+ weeks.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £195
Weekly price
from £1300
Damage deposit
1 House for 14
From £19511 beds6 bedrooms


So definitely special - a large, comfortable and relaxed place to unwind, a much-loved family home on a quiet hillside with soaring views, yet within very easy reach of the picturesque hilltop town of Anghiari.

Lois, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

You're down a track on a gently sloping hillside. The town of Anghiari is an easy 20-minute walk and has everything you need to stock up including the exquisite Busatti linens. A 1.5km drive will take you to hearty Tuscan farmhouse cooking - the Locanda at Castello di Sorci. Sansepolcro is 10kms and Arezzo half an hour for a huge antique market on the first weekend of every month.

Local points of interest from Lucy Studholme

  • La Ceruglia is at the heart of Piero della Francesca country - Arezzo, Sansepolcro, Monterchi. Day trips to Florence (train from Arezzo), Sienna, San Gimignano, Montepulchiano, Urbino, Gubbio, Perugia and Assisi are within comfortable reach.
  • Arriving by plane to Pisa, Rome or Florence, you can catch a train to Arezzo from Florence, then a bus to the top of the lane - very easy for young people to come & go under their own steam. Perugia is 50 minutes by car - Bologna 2 hours.
  • Anghiari is a Citta Slow and one of many nearby beautiful hill top towns. There are many festivals in the area throughout the year, including the procession and crossbow competition between Gubbio & Sansepolcro every first Saturday in September.
  • Sun surrounds La Ceruglia from dawn to dusk. Spring brings a burst of green, nightingales & fireflies. Summer is hot & glorious. Misty mornings herald earthy Autumn days, mushrooms and truffles. Snowy winter nights by the open fire are a joy.
  • There are many lovely restaurants in the surrounding towns and hills. The people are warm and friendly. Tuscans are rightly proud of their regional food and wine. (There is a good wine merchant in Sansepolcro.)
  • The two houses work very well for two/three families - the cappano just right for teenagers! There is plenty of space to be together or apart - for cooking, reading, music-making, nocturnal swimming with underwater lighting, and simply stopping and being.


Lucy Studholme

Lucy and Harry bought this lovely house as a ruin many years ago while they were on honeymoon. Over the years it has become their home in Italy but otherwise they live in Devon. You will be met by Giuseppe, their capable friend and caretaker who speaks good English and lives nearby.