- Village / Rural
- Horse Riding
Set on a mountainside and hidden away at the top of a short road, the Tuscan Mountain Cottage is a rustic hideaway which offers breath-taking views, fresh air and a healthy dose of good old fashioned peace and quiet.
The house is part of a solid stone built farmhouse in an area full of national parks, forests and walking trails. The style is traditional, with cotto tiled floors downstairs, chestnut floors upstairs and exposed wood beams throughout, and its simplicity is very much its appeal. The area is heaven for walkers, wildlife lovers and keen cyclists, the food here is exceptional (there are a number of excellent restaurants within an easy drive) and stunning towns like Sansepolcro, with its churches and Piero della Francesca paintings, and Monterchi, a wonderful hilltop Tuscan town, are just a stone’s throw away. Whether you’re exploring the countryside, relaxing in the village pizzeria or just enjoying the incredible views, this is the perfect cottage from which to discover the real Tuscany.
Although it sits in a wonderfully quiet position, the house is in fact just 5 minutes from the E45 motorway, 500 yards from a weekend pizzeria, 4km from a shop and 8 minutes from a town with all the facilities you might need. The Valtiberina area of Tuscany is more unspoilt than the westerly parts and yet it has some fantastic attractions of its own Don’t miss the Piero della Francesa trail, Anghiari, Caprese Michelangelo (Michelangelo's birthplace), and La Verna (where St Francis received his stigmata). The house is an easy day trip’s distance from Florence (a stunning 2 hour drive through the hills), Lucca and Pisa (2 hours), Siena (1.5 hours), Chianti (1 hour) and the beautiful Arno valley (45 minutes). It is also not far from the Adriatic Riviera (1 hour), San Marino, Umbertide, Perugia (45 minutes), and Assisi.
The E45 motorway, which runs 5km from the house, connects with the Bologna/Ravenna area to the north and Rome to the south (Rome is a couple of hours away). Ryanir flies to Bologna Forli, Perugia, Pisa, Florence, Bologna, Rome Ciampino, Rimini or Ancona. You will need a hire car to get to the house.
Bologna Forli 80km
Nearest Train Station:
Pizzeria in the village or a 5 minute drive
Rimini or Ravenna, 90km
The house has one good-sized double bedroom and the views of the mountain and national park when you open the shutters in the morning is nothing short of magnificent. There is also a small loft room with a sofa bed which would be suitable for 1 adult or 2 children. There is a lounge with log burner and stove, a large kitchen/dining room with another wood burner, and a bathroom with a hot shower. There is also a second living room upstairs with a sofa bed, which can be used as a bedroom if required.
There is a small private space immediately in front of the house which is just right for a table for two. There is also some shared land to the side of the house which can be used for parking and dining. The house is in a tiny village and during the summer months there is a weekend pizzeria just 5 minutes away. The views from the house onto the Monte Nero national park and down the valley are absolutely stunning.
There are two wood burners and an ample supply of logs for the cooler months. Mountain bikes available for hire -