Tuscany and Umbria,Tenuta di Merlo
5 Bedrooms   5 Bathrooms 12 Max Guests   Rustic Luxe

Traditional farmhouse with pool and magnificent views!

"Traditional 2- story farmhouse with large pool, pool patio and magnificent views!” - Reviewed by Lisa

Located on the top of a hill with views across the valleys and woods stands a pretty 2-story home that offers traditional rural comfort in quiet, well-groomed and immaculate surroundings. The home is so Italian in style – even the trees, bushes and passing pheasants seem a little more chic, well put together and utterly enticing.

With a grassy area in front, a cozy apartment to the side and a lovely lavender and rosemary-scented walkway leading to the large pool patio and lawn, it makes an ideal choice for those looking for space, comfort and the best in outdoor living.

This is the ideal home for families and groups of friends looking to enjoy the splendors of the countryside in a comfortable abode not far from a magnitude of activities and sightseeing.

The apartment, which sleeps 2, can be rented separately or as additional accommodation.

Special Features

  • 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

The large, high-ceilinged bedrooms are traditionally furnished and feature a large armoire that doubles as a closet.  The rooms are painted in sunny colours as befits the lovely garden setting.

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

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

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

Mattress: ★★★★ Bedding: ★★★★Linens: ★★★★★ Pillows: ★★★★★ Towels: ★★★★
Sleeps 2 – Two Twin beds. En-suite bathroom with rain-head shower and bidet.

Mattress: ★★★★ Bedding: ★★★★Linens: ★★★★★ Pillows: ★★★★ Towels: ★★★★
Sleeps 2 – California King-size bed. Access to stairs that lead to garden. Mountain views. En-suite bathroom with bath/shower combo and bidet.


Living Areas

The home is a traditional square farmhouse with a spacious living room that opens to the garden and patio and a walkthrough dining room with country-elegant dining table and chairs. The kitchen is at the rear of the home with doors leading to the outside patios and pool walkway.

The living room features worn and cozy leather sofas in front of the fireplace making the ideal place to sit with a good book or enjoy an end-of-the-evening digestif.

Four big ottomans take the place of the traditional coffee table creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Outside, the rattan sofas in front of the living room doors are a great place to enjoy the setting sun or an early morning coffee.  A covered pergola at the side of the apartment is just waiting to provide shelter for those long, lingering Italian lunches.

  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Indoor/outdoor living and dining
  • BBQ
  • Fireplace
  • Satellite TV
  • Blue-ray DVD player
  • Ping pong table
  • Laundry room

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

  • If the apartment is rented independently of the main house, guests will share the common grassy area of the main house.
  • The apartment is reached via access in front of the main house – we recommend renting the apartment with the main house.
  • Outside dining table for main home is on the side where the apartment is located.
  • The pool is reached via a gently inclined pathway.
  • 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

  • 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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