Tuscany and Umbria,Tenuta di Merlo
3 Bedrooms   3 Bathrooms 6 Max Guests   Rustic Luxe

A charming farmhouse sitting on top of the world!

"A charming farmhouse sitting on top of the world!” - Reviewed by Lisa

Views, views and more relaxing countryside views! This comfortable country home can be found sitting on the top of a lush green hill. It’s at the highest point on the Tenuta di Murlo estate and the furthest away from the main road… this is as close to rural heaven as you’ll get! Peace, solitude, miles of countryside hikes and never-ending vistas of healthy, undulating green hills and valleys all surround you.

Although it looks old, the home was completely renovated, restored and reconstructed in 2013. It has an Old World farmhouse feel but functions with modern efficiency. With thick-beamed ceilings and bleached wood doors and cabinetry, it has a distinct air of rustic luxury. The interiors are all comfortable rustic chic with overstuffed sofas, a big wooden farmhouse dining table and warm and welcoming fabrics in natural linens and cottons.

A truly perfect location for spending hours in the large pool, listening to the birdsong, marveling at the vistas, sitting with a book or enjoying the company of good friends or family.

Special Features

  • Heated swimming pool (heating $)
  • Lawns and gardens
  • Completely private
  • BBQ
  • Fireplace
  • A/C and heating
  • Excellent Wi-Fi
  • Satellite TV in multiple languages
  • On-site concierge

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

With countryside-perfect floral duvet covers and throw pillows, a fresh mix of antiques and rustic furniture pieces, sunny colours and old beams – the charm continues from bedroom to bedroom.

All three rooms are up a flight of stairs and all have en-suite bathrooms

Mattress: ★★★★★ Bedding: ★★★★★Linens: ★★★★★ Pillows: ★★★★★ Towels: ★★★★★
Sleeps 2 – King-size bed.  Access to staircase down to pool. En-suite bathroom with rain-head shower and bidet.

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

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


Living Areas

The living room is a large, welcoming room with plenty of natural light – simple in design but offering all the creature comforts and large sofas that are perfect for cuddling up with a book or watching TV.

Both the living and dining rooms are open and airy with plenty of natural light. They open to the garden and patio where a large outdoor dining table makes the ideal place to sip that sunset glass of wine, enjoy an al fresco lunch or hang by the large pool.

  • Fully-fitted and equipped kitchen
  • Charcoal BBQ
  • Indoor/outdoor living and dining
  • Satellite TV in multiple languages
  • DVD player
  • Wi-Fi

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

  • No safety deposit boxes in the house.
  • Driveway is gravel and steep.
  • 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
  • Additional fees apply and will be confirmed at time of booking depending on the final number of guests and level of concierge service required for your group.

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

  • Kid-friendly
  • 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!

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