Tuscany and Umbria
9 Bedrooms   6.5 Bathrooms 18 Max Guests   Rustic Luxe

16th-century charmer with drop-dead views

"16th-century charmer with drop-dead views, main house, apartment and pool studio.” - Reviewed by Lisa

WIXXY PICK

LISA PERFECT PICK “Loved the modern-day twist of fab. fabrics in the main house and the magnificent views from the pool across the valleys to the golf course below.”

This stunning Umbria rental home probably takes the Tenuta di Murlo estate’s most enviable position and definitely wins first prize for its fantastic pool deck, views, warm ambiance and rustic charm.

Surrounded by lawns and terraces, places from which to sit and take in the view are plentiful. And what a view! The “green” hillside surrounding you seems to envelop the home and there is no mistaking that you have found yourself in rural bliss.

The home is comprised of the main house, a two-bedroom, independently-accessed apartment (which can be rented separately) and a pool studio.

The main house was updated in 2018 with some spiffy new furnishings in bright prints and fresh modern, country motifs.

This lovely home with its two staircases and double-sided living room has bags of character and plenty of spots for entertaining, cuddling up with a book on a cloudy day or participating in a pasta-making class with a local teacher in the open-plan, bright and airy kitchen.

The apartment had yet to be updated when we visited and was not decorated to the same quality as the main house. It is available as part of the home or can be booked separately. If you like your privacy, we recommend that the house and apartment be booked together.

Additionally, a pool studio with drop-dead views can be also used for additional accommodation.

Special Features

  • Large, heated swimming pool & Jacuzzi (heating $)
  • Pool deck with gorgeous views of the castle and golf course
  • Lawns and gardens
  • Mature olive trees
  • Completely private
  • 2-bedroom apartment
  • Pool studio sleeps 2
  • 2 staircases
  • BBQ
  • Fireplace
  • A/C and heating
  • Excellent Wi-Fi
  • Satellite TV in multiple languages
  • On-site concierge

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Bedrooms are divided symmetrically on either side of the building. Three bedrooms are accessed by one staircase and three from the other. Once upstairs, on either side of the house, the configuration is more or less equal with one large Master and two smaller rooms, each equally well furnished with attention to design detail.

Funky, embroidered, tapestry headboards in bright pinks, blues and greens integrate well with the antique furnishings creating a fresh take on rustic luxe. Pretty, colourful curtains play in the hilltop breezes and warm terracotta-tiled floors dressed with sisal rugs complete the warm and cheery ambiance

Bathrooms are on the small side but well-equipped and immaculately-updated. Two bedrooms on either side share a bathroom.

MASTER BEDROOM 1 – MAIN HOUSE – STAIRCASE 1
Mattress: ★★★★ Bedding: ★★★★Linens: ★★★★ Pillows: ★★★★ Towels: ★★★★
Sleeps 2 – King-size bed.  Large room. Shares an en-suite bathroom with tub/shower combo and bidet with Bedroom 2.

BEDROOM 2 – MAIN HOUSE – STAIRCASE 1
Mattress: ★★★★ Bedding: ★★★★Linens: ★★★★ Pillows: ★★★★ Towels: ★★★★
Sleeps 2 – Two Twin beds.  Shares an en-suite bathroom with tub/shower combo and bidet with Master Bedroom 1.

BEDROOM 3 – MAIN HOUSE – STAIRCASE 1
Mattress: ★★★★ Bedding: ★★★★Linens: ★★★★ Pillows: ★★★★ Towels: ★★★★
Sleeps 2 – Two Twin beds.  En-suite bathroom with shower and bidet.

MASTER BEDROOM 4 – MAIN HOUSE – STAIRCASE 2
Mattress: ★★★★ Bedding: ★★★★Linens: ★★★★ Pillows: ★★★★ Towels: ★★★★
Sleeps 2 – King-size bed.  Large room. Shares an en-suite bathroom with tub/shower combo and bidet with Bedroom 5.

BEDROOM 5 – MAIN HOUSE – STAIRCASE 2
Mattress: ★★★★ Bedding: ★★★★Linens: ★★★★ Pillows: ★★★★ Towels: ★★★★
Sleeps 2 – Two Twin beds.  Shares an en-suite bathroom with tub/shower combo and bidet with Master Bedroom 4.

BEDROOM 6 – MAIN HOUSE – STAIRCASE 2
Mattress: ★★★★ Bedding: ★★★★Linens: ★★★★ Pillows: ★★★★ Towels: ★★★★
Sleeps 2 – Two Twin beds.  En-suite bathroom with shower and bidet.

BEDROOM 7 – APARTMENT
Mattress: ★★★★★ Bedding: ★★★★★Linens: ★★★★★ Pillows: ★★★★ Towels: ★★★★
Sleeps 2 – King-size bed.  Small room. En-suite bathroom with shower and bidet.

BEDROOM 8 – APARTMENT
Mattress: ★★★★★ Bedding: ★★★★★Linens: ★★★★★ Pillows: ★★★★ Towels: ★★★★
Sleeps 2 – King-size bed.  En-suite bathroom with rain-head shower and bidet.

BEDROOM 9 – POOL STUDIO
Mattress: ★★★★★ Bedding: ★★★★★Linens: ★★★★★ Pillows: ★★★★ Towels: ★★★★
Sleeps 2 – King-size bed.  Studio room with kitchenette and magnificent views. En-suite bathroom with large, jetted corner tub and bidet.

ALL BEDROOMS INCLUDE SHEETS, BEDDING, TOWELS, PRIJA TOILETRIES, HAIR DRYERS, A/C, HEATING AND WI-FI.

Living Areas

What could be more charming, warm and welcoming than old stone walls, worn antique terracotta floors and beautiful mellow-toned wooden-beamed ceilings all pulled together with fresh lime-plastered walls, off-white comfy sofas, knotty sisal rugs and a great selection of carefully-chosen antiques and accessories?

MAIN HOUSE

This is a charming home in which to spend time inside in either of the two lovely sitting rooms or the dining area. Or, enjoy outdoor living on the plethora of patios or the fabulous pool deck.

  • Fully-fitted and equipped kitchen
  • BBQ Grill
  • Indoor/outdoor living and dining
  • Dining area for 10 with fireplace
  • Satellite TV in multiple languages
  • 3 DVD players
  • Wi-Fi
  • Laundry rooms

THE APARTMENT

Although it can be rented separately, we recommend renting the apartment in addition to the main house. It has its own full kitchen, a sitting/dining area and a laundry room. It’s great for larger families and groups who want some independence or it can be used as a nanny/kids quarters.

Sadly, it has not been updated like the main home.  Nonetheless, it is still very pleasant with a distinctly more traditional feel and without the luxurious details of the main house.

  • Eat-in farmhouse kitchen
  • Sitting room
  • 2 en-suite bedrooms
  • Laundry room

POOL STUDIO

Located right next to the pool patio, this lovely, light studio offers exceptional views from picture windows on two sides of the room. This apartment can be rented as a self-contained unit with kitchenette.

  • Kitchenette with coffee and tea-making facilities and fridge
  • Corner jetted tub
  • King-size bed

Rental Price Includes

  • Daytime concierge
  • Maid service (6 days/ week)
  • Gardening and pool service
  • Laundry once a week
  • Towel change midweek
  • Welcome hamper with coffee tea, olive oil, salt, sugar, bottled water

Know Before You Go

  • Definitely the star of the Tenuta di Murlo estate
  • Wonderful terraces, patios and lawns
  • Stunning views and gardens
  • The apartment does not have the same standard of furnishings and comfort as the main house, but nevertheless is still very comfortable
  • Jacuzzi cannot be heated independently of the pool
  • Studio is next to the pool.
  • There is a washing machine and ironing facilities but no dryer.
  • Despite the rural location, the Wi-Fi coverage in all areas is excellent – including the pool and garden.
  • Lots to do and see on the estate.
  • We loved the restaurant delivery service.
  • Very efficient on-site concierge.
  • Estate roads are uneven and gravel – not suitable for sports, or very low cars.
  • Sat to Sat bookings only during the high season.
  • Additional costs for heating house and pool.
  • 10 a.m. check-out; 4 p.m. check-in

Staff and Services

  • Daytime concierge
  • Maid service (6 days/ week)
  • Gardening and pool service
  • Delivery charges for food delivery service ($)
  • Baby items ($)

Kids Services & Activities

  • Highchairs and cribs available

Pet Policy

  • Sorry, no pets allowed.

Activities Available On-Site or Nearby

  • Sightseeing, swimming, restaurants, walking, cycling

Additional Services

  • Itinerary planning – pre and post-arrival
  • Round-trip airport transportation
  • Grocery shopping service
  • Babysitting services
  • Organizing car rentals
  • Booking tours, excursions and restaurant reservations.
  • Other services may be available – just ask!

Perfect For

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