Tuscany and Umbria,Tenuta di Merlo
4 Bedrooms   4 Bathrooms 8 Max Guests   Rustic Luxe

Charming Home Overflowing with Elegant Gardens and Patios

"A charming, historic home overflowing with elegant gardens and patios.” - Reviewed by Lisa


LISA PERFECT PICK “The warmth that this home exudes coupled with its peaceful history speak for themselves.”

This commodious Umbria villa rental has a peaceful history. As probably the oldest home on the estate, it was once a church and the regular Sunday worship place of the local farmers. The original church site to one side of the property has been converted into a garden room with patio doors accessing the lovely outdoor terraces. The original front feature can still be found and now adds a nice element to a sun-filled room with cozy rattan furniture.

This charming, vine-clad house really feels like a home with its high, beamed ceilings and large rooms filled with lovely and abundant antiques. As they climb the stone steps that have been etched by stories from the past, the guest can feel the history and welcoming ambiance of this unique home.

Wonderful views across the rolling hills, lots of lovely patio spaces, an elegant driveway and gorgeous parklands lined with stately pine trees make this home a favourite venue for events and parties.

Special Features

  • Private, heated swimming pool
  • Dining patios and pergola deck for shade
  • Panoramic views
  • Fireplace
  • Completely private
  • On-site concierge
  • A/C
  • Wi-Fi coverage throughout – including pool and gardens

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

All bedrooms are furnished in a happy mix of antique dressers and large furniture pieces, comfortable upholstered chairs and bedding. There is plenty of rustic country house appeal here with high ceilings, wooden beams, uneven floors, fun fabrics and lovely garden and valley views.

One large bedroom is on the ground floor, the others are upstairs.  Each has an en-suite bathroom with the bathroom in Bedroom 4 up a short flight of internal stairs.

Mattress: ★★★★ Bedding: ★★★★Linens: ★★★★ Pillows: ★★★★ Towels: ★★★★
Sleeps 2 – King-size bed. Cosy, en-suite bathroom with rain-head shower.

Mattress: ★★★★ Bedding: ★★★★Linens: ★★★★ Pillows: ★★★★ Towels: ★★★★
Sleeps 2 – Two Twins/King-size bed. En-suite bathroom with tub/rain-head shower combo, double vanity and bidet.

Mattress: ★★★★ Bedding: ★★★★Linens: ★★★★ Pillows: ★★★★ Towels: ★★★★
Sleeps 2 – Two Twin beds. Large room with decorative fireplace feature. En-suite bathroom with bath/shower combo and bidet.

Mattress: ★★★★ Bedding: ★★★★Linens: ★★★★ Pillows: ★★★★ Towels: ★★★★
Sleeps 2 – Two Twins/King-size bed. Fireplace. A short staircase brings you to the en-suite bathroom with rain-head shower and bidet.


Living Areas

Arrive in a large, L-shaped, living/dining room with 2 sitting areas, a fireplace, sisal rugs and two sunny yellow armchairs and the atmosphere has been set. This is a home that has been lived in, enjoyed and will continue to welcome visitors through its lovely old doors.

The living here is bright, sunny and undoubtedly indoor/outdoor with plenty of al fresco places from which to enjoy the peace, tranquility and beautiful countryside.  The home also offers multiple places – indoors and out – to curl up with a good book, sip a glass of wine or just to sit and take in the magnificent countryside,

A lovely home to enjoy with family and friends or to host a luxurious party in rural surroundings.

  • Fully-equipped kitchen with 2 fridges
  • Indoor/outdoor living and dining
  • Fireplaces
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD collection
  • Webber BBQ

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

  • Wonderful terraces and patios and lawns
  • Stunning views and gardens
  • 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 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

  • 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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