Villa Calcina

Pieve S. Stefano, Arezzo
Self-catering


Grand spot for groups wanting to escape and do their own thing. A beautiful old farmhouse filled with lovely art and antiques, very private

Bed

7 beds

Bedroom

5 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 10

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Getting here is half the adventure. Twists and turns, onwards and upwards until high on a hill you find a gorgeous 200-year-old farmhouse with sweeping views from a vine-covered terrace, massed lavender and mature trees, smooth green lawns, a large infinity pool and a walk-in bread and pizza oven. There’s even a little (deconsecrated) private church with painted murals. There’s lots of space for big groups with a large, well-equipped kitchen – big tables both indoors and out for convivial meals, a sitting room with antiques, plenty of comfy seating and a wood-burner for chilly evenings. Good art is everywhere (owner Melinda has an excellent eye) and everything feels authentic. Bedrooms are airy and spacious with grand views, bathrooms are modern and spotless. It’s a short hop to Sansepolcro for market, shops, restaurants and Piero della Francesca’s famous work ‘The Resurrection’. Further afield there’s enough culture to sink a battleship – and grand walking in the Alpe della Luna Natural Park. If you want to extend your guest list there’s another, smaller, house just up the hill facing the other way.

Essentials

  • 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

Nearby

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

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4pm
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Restaurants 4km. Chef available by arrangement.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £500
Weekly price
from £3500
Damage deposit
€400
Surcharges
Extra bed/sofabed available £125 per person per week.
1 House for 10
From £5007 beds5 bedrooms

Reviews

Our weeks stay in this gorgeous Farmhouse was idyllic. There was a constant supply of the sweetest grapes from the vine over the terrace, pungent aromas of lavender and rosemary filled the air and the views and butterflies whilst walking and cycling in the surrounding countryside were stunning. We loved it. Faye & Richard

Faye, London

we spent the most wonderful week Villa Calcina, deep in the Tuscany hills, with views to die for. The house is luxury, the walking wonderful, the food amazing and the company even better. The week rekindled by love for Italy and definitely worth a revisit.

Lucy, Walton-on-thames

What an amazing place . Wonderfully relaxing , surrounded by beautiful countryside perfect for walking and biking . The house has been beautifully decorated and it was a joy to wake up in such an amazing setting . I can throughly recommend this farmhouse .

Karen, Abergavenny

I rented both houses for family and friends to celebrate my 60th birthday we had a ball the houses were spacious so everyone had personal space we swam, walked and biked in a magnificent setting in addition we had a great chef come in and teach us Italian cookery which was brilliant .We made pizzas in the pizza oven ,danced on the veranda and also had time to visit wonderful restaurants in the area cant wait to do it all again .

Julia, London

Villa Calcina and Casa Bella Vista was our base in Tuscany, enabling us to explore the stunning surrounding countryside and beautiful nearby towns. The Villas are very good for large groups, spacious accommodation, there is a wonderful outdoor dining area with stunning views. Beautiful heated pool surrounded by loungers. The perfect place to escape. We look forward to returning.

Ann, London

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Melinda Kilkenny

  • Very close to many world heritage sites and famous tourist attractions Assisi, Perugia, Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Bolgogna, Arezzo and many more
  • Sansepolcro is the birthplace of Piero della Francesca 'father of the Renaissance' and his most famous work The Resurrection is found inthe Museo Civico
  • Calcina is found in the foothills which forms the background to Pieros second most famous work The Baptism found in the National Gallery London.
  • Many wine tours and famous hilltop wine towns within a day trip Chianti, Montepulciano, Spoleto Todi and many more
  • San Cerbono legend has it passed Calcina on his pilgrimage to Assisi
  • Gastronomic destination town Sanseplocro...it's difficult to have a bad meal.