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Historic 18c Farmhouse - 4 Ensuite Bedrooms and Private Pool

Bedrooms 6
Space 350 m²
Property type farmhouse


About the property

Chateau / Country House, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 9-13)

Fully restored 4 en-suite bedroom historic 18C farmhouse (sleeps 9 plus 2 in cots and 1 in travel cot) and a large private pool. The property has been subjected to the highest, no expense spared restoration to the most exacting standards. Set in the Tuscan hills, in a protected area of outstanding natural beauty, overlooking the fabulous Lake.

The Farmhouse (Casa Mandorlo) sleeps up to 9, plus 1 cot.

In addition we have a separate apartment (Casa Susinetto) which sleeps 2 plus a cot for a child up to 18 months, and a 1 bed house (Casa Olivetto) which sleeps 2 adults

These are both available as additional accommodation and cost, to CasaMandorlo between May and September, or can be booked separately from Sept 15 - Dec 15 and March 15 - May 1 on a minimum 3 nights stay basis

Set in large, fully fenced secure grounds in the hills of eastern Tuscany, overlooking the beautiful Lake Montedoglio, the location is truly breathtaking and unspoilt.

Every ceiling is beamed and has the original hand-made panelled tiles. There are cut stone door and window surrounds throughout, and all the original terracotta floor tiles have been re-laid. All the rooms have high ceilings and the generously sized double bedrooms each have en-suite bathrooms. The house has it's own 15 x 7 meter pool. The farmhouse is over 250 square meters or 2690 square feet.

Keywords: Historic Farmhouse

More Details

Dale Sullivan
Member since: 2006
Speaks english, italian
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
7 September, 2018

About Dale Sullivan

We are Gilly Love and Dale Sullivan and together with Dale's father Dennis, (pictured above left) we have created Borghetto Calcinaia. With our two small and friendly dogs, Scotty & Bert, we have lived near Sansepolcro since 2002, before moving to the Borghetto at Calcinaia in April 2012.

We both speak Italian, and with our knowledge of this very special part of Tuscany, we hope we can make your vacation at Borgo Calcinaia both relaxing and memorable.

Dale Sullivan purchased this farmhouse in 2012

Why Dale Sullivan chose Pieve Santo Stefano

Perfectly private. Sensational panoramic views of nothing but Lake Montedoglio and the landscape of Tuscany.

7 minutes away from the hilltop town splendour of Anghiari. Easy reach of Florence & Rome and all the major tourist attractions of Tuscany and Umbria plus the Adriatic Coast

What makes this farmhouse unique

Original Farmhouse 300 years old.

4 x equal sized double bedrooms with modern ensuite bathrooms

The property can accommodate a total of 13 adults/children plus 2 cribs

Mandorlo 8 adults or children plus 1 child and 1 cot

Susinetto 2 adults and 1 cot

Olivetto 2 adults and 1 cot

Satellite TV and Free Wi Fi throughout

Private 15m x 7m pool


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Pieve Santo Stefano

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 350 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Max. adults: 13
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • mobile phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower , bidet
    Bathroom 5 CASA SUSINETTO - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet
    Bathroom 6 CASA OLIVETTO - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Can be configured as 2 singles
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Queen size double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Can be configured as 2 singles
    Bedroom 4 - 3 single bed , 3 singles but can be configured as 1 King and 1 single
    Bedroom 6 CASA OLIVETTO - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 King size bed or 2 singles
    Bedroom 5 CASA SUSINETTO - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , 1 King Sized Double Bed + Sofa Bed
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2) The Farmhouse (Casa Mandorlo) and the Apartment (Casa Susinetto)each have 1 double bed. The 1 bed house (Casa Olivetto) has 2 single beds or 1 double bed All King size beds can be configured as Twin single beds Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (3)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
FIRST NIGHT TUSCAN DINNER Optional home-cooked Tuscan supper Antipasto - Pasta - Dolce - Wines included €35 per person ; children under 7 FREE


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Historic 18c Farmhouse - 4 Ensuite Bedrooms and Private Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 40 reviews

Beautiful house in rural Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

Dennis and Gilly who own this property are wonderful. Even before we had arrived I had asked many questions, some requiring them to research things for us but nothing was too much trouble. We arrived late but they were both there to greet us and to help us settle in.

Although they live just next door they were never intrusive but always had a friendly word to say should we see each other.

The main house is magnificent, with just about everything you could possibly need for a comfortable stay. Whilst there I was also shown the other 2 smaller properties and they are equally well furnished.

The pool and grounds at our disposal were well kept and clean and regular visits from their inquisitive dog were welcome.

Although the property is in a rural location there are lovely towns not far away for any groceries required or meals out. Given it's central location we also found that within a 2 hour drive you could see some beautiful places - Florence. Siena, Rimini to name but a few. Dennis was always happy to suggest places to visit or the best places to eat - and we were never disappointed!

Will we go back - most definately!

  • Review Submitted: 23/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pure Tuscan Magic

  • 5 of 5

I doubt I can find words to do justice this beautiful place and the kindness and hospitality of Gilly and Dennis. I stayed four nights with my wife as part of an organised yoga holiday. The house is all stunning stonework and marble with exposed wooden beams. The views of fields, forests and most of all the nearby lake were exquisite, and the garden itself felt magical--landscaped yet unregimented, fulsome yet not overwhelming. Our visit was lucky enough to coincide with the annual appearance of fireflies in the evenings, in case final confirmation was needed that this was a truly magical place.

Gilly and Dennis were generous with their time, with information about the history of the farm and its buildings as well as about the local area. They are extremely knowledgable about the whole surrounding area of Tuscany and Umbria: they can tell point you to the best rustic country restaurants, bars and eateries with fantastic views, as well as medieval villages and the larger towns throughout the area.

There is fantastic walking via the St Francis Way. Perhaps this is the source of the spiritual feel of the place. If you want peace and quiet, this place is perfect for meditation, yoga or just lounging in the garden or by the pool.

The sense in Tuscany that you are close to the earth, to history, to the ancient spirit of place is not unique to Borghetto Calinaia but this villa and the area around it have got it in trumps. Between the nearby towns of Anghiari and Sansepulcro, you can have days of walking, exploring and discovery.

My wife and I are hoping to go back next year!

  • Review Submitted: 13/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Tuscany villa for a once in a lifetime trip!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and two other couples stayed for a week in the beautiful home of Dennis and Gilly. The pictures do not do the farmhouse justice. Beautiful views from all windows, impeccable furnishings, and a pool to do for!! We loved the big country kitchen for cooking our dinners with the fresh food we found each day at the local butchers. Our first night we had a lovely deliciuous home cooked tuscan dinner by Gilly with great wine included!! It was like coming home. The location is very convenient to lovely walled towns around the area - especially Anghiari and Assisi!! Dennis and Gilly were a fount of information and so welcoming. We are going back!!

  • Review Submitted: 21/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home and setting -- and the owners made it a fabulous stay!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at Borghetto Calcinaia for more than a week in late October / early November. We enjoyed it immensely and couldn’t recommend it highly enough!

The location is very convenient to area sightseeing, situated between Anghiari (8 minutes drive) and San Sepolcro (maybe 12 minutes), suitable for day trips to Citta di Castello, Arezzo, Perugia, Assisi, Gubbio and Urbino (all of which deserve at least a day trip). Don’t miss the closest - the medieval town of Anghiari — which is a largely untouched small town with few tourists. We also drove 5 minutes to start a nice walk on a gravel road along the Tiber River that feeds the lake. There is other hiking available in the area, too.

The historic buildings have been beautifully rehabbed for modern living. The main guest house has a fully equipped kitchen with a full-size fridge, powerful gas cooktop and electric oven, and dishwasher, as well as a very good supply of pots, pans, and cooking gear, which we happily used daily as we prefer to cook our own meals. A lovely herb garden is also provided just outside the door for use by guests, featuring thyme, rosemary, sage, mint, oregano, parsley, chives, tarragon, a large bay tree, and some others I can’t remember. (There is also basil earlier in the season). The washing machine and clothes drying rack and clothesline were also very handy.

Dennis and Gilly have created a beautiful landscape and gardens that seem to go on forever, including a large olive grove, numerous other fruit trees, an herb and flower garden, and fields of grasses and wildflowers, all artfully arranged. The views from the patios outside the main guest house, as well as the upstairs bedrooms, focus on the olive groves, hillsides, pool and garden. The ancillary guest houses feature wonderful views of Lake Montedoglio from their living room or patio. The property offers complete privacy, situated on a hill down a gravel road with no neighbors in sight.

What made our stay most enjoyable, by far, was our delightful interactions with our gracious hosts, Dennis and Gilly. They were incredibly welcoming, attentive, and ready to offer insights into local culture. They pointed us toward the best local providers of wine and organic produce, and made sure we knew when each city was holding a fair we should see. They always respected privacy, but were only a door knock away if needed. Our daily discussions with them made the whole experience fun!

  • Review Submitted: 20/11/2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family and I have just returned from a delightful week at Borghetto Calcinaia. We enjoyed the beautiful setting and views, the lovely swimming pool and the friendly hospitality of Dennis and Gilly. The area was delightful and we were able to visit local restaurants recommended by our hosts. The villa was well equipped and spacious.

  • Review Submitted: 23/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Vacation Home in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a wonderful week at Borghetto Calcinaia, a beautiful place to stay in eastern Tuscany with delightful and welcoming hosts, Gilly and Dennis .

The property is as gorgeous as depicted in the photos on the site; it is located in area that is easy for day trips to hill towns and other cities in Umbria and Tuscany. And knowing that a large pool with a tremendous view of the Tuscan countryside awaits you whatever your plans for the day, adds to the enjoyment of the stay.

But what really makes Borghetto Calcinaia so special is Dennis and Gilly. They have an ability to make complete strangers ( like my husband, myself and our five traveling companions) feel like old friends. They are incredibly helpful and generous of spirit: fresh baked local bread deposited on the kitchen table each morning, making reservations at small local restaurants and then escorting us up through the back roads to be sure we found the places, a warm, freshly baked tart by Gilly set out for us after a long day, and always being available to answer questions. And yet, for the week we stayed there, we all felt like we were in our own private paradise.

Each of the four bedrooms had its own private full bath, lovely views and comfortable beds. The kitchen was well equipped although Dennis and Gilly will arrange to have local chefs come up to the house and cook for you too. If it is possible to enhance the beauty of the surrounding area, Gilly has done so with her well loved and kept gardens.

As my husband and I got in the car to head to the Rome airport for our return home, we both agreed- it would have been wonderful to stay longer.

  • Review Submitted: 19/07/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Perugia - 40 mins, Florence - 80 mins
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Arezzo - 30 mins
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
E45 - 15 mins
Nearest Beach
80 Miles
Rimini - 90 mins
Car: necessary


Anghiari, voted one of Italy’s most special medieval hilltop towns, 7 mins

Arezzo, Etruscan origin with Roman influence, Chianti wine district, on main railway line, 30 mins,

Assisi, St Francis, spiritual haven, 1hr

Caprese Michelangelo, birthplace of the famous sculptor, 15 mins

Città di Castello, Umbria, museums, churches, hand painted ceramics, 25 mins

Cortona, Etruscan, views of Lake Trasimeno, ‘Under the Tuscan Sun’, 90 mins

Florence, Duomo, Old Bridge, Uffizi Gallery, Medici family palaces, 90 mins

Gubbio, Montefalco Palace, historical Eugubine Tablets, ceramics, 1 hr

La Verna, significant Monastery and sanctuary, breathtaking views of Casentino National Park, 30mins

Perugia, many churches, museums, specialty shops, significant university, 1 hr

Monterchi, Piero della Francesca’s Pregnant Madonna, 20 mins

Sansepolcro, birthplace of Piero, his ‘Resurrection’ Museo Civico, 20mins

Orvieto, Gothic Duomo, celebrated white wines, 90 mins

San Gimignano, Feudal,90 mins


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse around the Pieve Santo Stefano

Additional information about rental rates

Olivetto per week AU$1,212.19
Susinetto per week AU$1,212.19
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$565.69

Bookings may be cancelled up to 8 weeks prior to the arrival date and a full refund will be given

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.