Villa Simonicchi

Arezzo
Self-catering


Throw open the shutters for heavenly views of the timeless, green slopes of the Apennines and the ancient chestnut forests.

Bed

5 beds

Bedroom

3 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 6

The
Experience

After a blissful climb through the Casentino National Park you arrive at a long, double barn (which for centuries housed grain from the valley below) built against a mellow stone farmhouse. Sculptress Jenny has filled both with Italian and English pieces, natural colours, original paintings and sculptures, comfortable places to sit – and fresh flowers. In the family apartment are two en-suite bedrooms with a light and airy sitting room and well-equipped kitchen/diner between. You have your own roof terrace – totally intimate and with stunning vistas: here you can sunbathe, read in the shade, dine under the brightest stars (you can peer through a big reflector telescope too.) Steeply below are terraces of lavender, irises and olives dotted with small sculptures. In the farmhouse is a romantic beamed suite with antiques, a huge fireplace, and a kitchen – available for B&B or self-catered stays. Wander the ancient web of inter-village footpaths, cycle on winding mountain roads, visit the great cities of the Renaissance, take a painting class, eat in the local family-run restaurants that attract clients from Florence to Rome. Wonderful.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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

Nearby

  • Pub 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
2pm
Check out
11am
Booking restrictions
Short breaks available.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Meals
Breakfast and Lunch on request (bars 4km). Dinner with wine, from €30, by arrangement. Restaurants 5-minute drive.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €80
Weekly price
from €560
Surcharges
Singles €300. Extra bed/sofabed available €200 per person per week.
1 Suite for 2
From €801 bed1 bedroom
1 Apartment for 4
From €1404 beds2 bedrooms

Reviews

Villa Simonicchi is a wonderful place to visit for lovers of wildlife and for walkers. Whilst sipping wine on the terrace at dusk, we regularly saw wild boar, deer and hares grazing in the meadows below the villa. The villa is very well equipped with everything needed for a family of 4, including mosquito nets up at the windows. Jenny our host was extremely welcoming and ready to help whenever we needed advice about a restaurant. It felt like staying with a friend Thank you Jenny, for your wonderful hospitality, we will definitely return.

Sandy

Casa Simonicchi truly stunning we have booked to return in the autumn.The view from the balcony took our breath away & continued to feed our souls every day/night. The magical beauty of rich green rolling mountains smell of wild flowers on the breeze warm healing sun&star gazing nights we were accompanied by delicate neon fireflies so romantic Pure Bliss.Our beautiful host Jennifer looked after us nothing was to much trouble the accommodation superb Everything we needed &much more.We feel we have made a real friend.Great connections to Florence Senna chanti The very best holiday ever

Louise, Wimborne dorset

A wonderful break in a tranquil and relaxing part of Italy with the perfect hostess. The views are stunning from Simonicchi inspiring us to walk down the valley, fording a rustic wooden bridge to climb up through the chestnut trees to Fragiola where we bought freshly made Easter cake to eat in the sun. After a cold beer in Lama, Jenny kindly picked us up and took us back for lunch al fresco. Wonderful memories of the space, light and freedom of the place. A joy not to hear the sound of traffic or planes, just birdsong.

Jenny

Two weeks of pleasure and relaxation in the company of some great people. Thank you for the fun times we had together which I didn’t want to end!

Louise

The loveliest landscape I have seen in Europe…and days of glorious sunshine to set it off.

Louise

The accommodation is absolutely superb, the surroundings breathtaking and places of interest to be explored endless! – all of which contributed to a wonderful honeymoon.

Louise

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Jennifer Frears-Barnard

  • If you like clean mountain air, vast panoramas and carpets of flowers, you will find them on the Apennine Way running through Caprese Michelangelo. Put on your walking boots, jump on your bike and discover the web of trails and hillclimb circuits. Bliss.
  • You cannot miss the wonderful buzz of a Friday night fish supper at Mario's Il Rifugio - 5 minutes away. You can wine and dine to your heart's content; good food, good abundant wine, and the friendliest of hosts. Try a workman's lunch for amazing value.
  • It's another world. Leave your car and picnic. Bathe in a mountain river or lake in the dramatic Casentino Park in a Piero della Francesca landscape, or try those in the quiet, wooded plains below Anghiari, one of Italy's most beautiful medieval hilltowns
  • La Verna Sanctuary, the wild retreat where St. Francis received the stigmata is an awesome place of giant stones. See the stigmata chapel with its inspired Della Robia reliefs, see the saint's tattered robe, walk in the soaring beechwood, feel the history.
  • A feast for the eyes. Anghiari is festooned with flowers. Town walls, winding narrow streets, stone steps, little craft boutiques built into the rock, bustling outdoor markets, churches, museums, pageants, and a fascinating vintage bike race, L'Intrepida.
  • If you love classical music, warm summer evenings, historical settings, this will enchant you. The Southbank Sinfonia is in Anghiari for a week every July, playing in cool churches and theatres and under the stars. Find it on youtube and get in the mood..