This is a truly unique opportunity to spend your holiday in this rarely found characteristic cottage, restored with love and care, respecting the architecture and origins of the property yet adding both style and luxury at the same time.
Just a very short walking distance from the medieval village of Anghiari (voted one of the most beautiful villages in Tuscany), set in a beautiful and exclusive small hamlet named Palaia and originating from an ancient tower in the year 1440. Today “Poggiodoro” has been lovingly restored by its owners who are as it happens architects and they have done everything possible to preserve this typical country stone cottage in every manner, respecting tradition and sustaining architecture in every aspect.
The cottage, dating from the year 1600 and restored in 2010 is spread over two floors and consists of a 150 mq area. The restoration combines the charm of antique reclaimed materials with technological modern comforts. The end result is a harmonious and charming house set in a uniquely convenient yet peaceful location. Offering private garden and a large panoramic pool overlooking the stunning valley views of hill grown sunflowers. The ideal starting point for nature walks and visits to nearby artistic towns, such as Arezzo, Florence, Cortona, Perugia, Assisi, Gubbio etc.
Both the ceiling and floors have been beautifully finished with original antique terracotta tiles and exposed antique wooden beams. The original wooden doors have all been restored and refinished and antique door handles and hinges used to bear all details.
If you require accommodation for larger groups please follow this link for details of the adjacent Tobacco loft property.
On the ground floor the property has a large kitchen with stone top and sink consisting of cooker, oven, dishwasher, mixer, grill and all the necessary mod-cons. The living / dining room is full of character and is the perfect place to relax near the antique stone fireplace whilst admiring the beautifully exposed natural materials on show.
Continuing on to the living room with sofa bed where the walls were those of the ancient tobacco drying house, the other walls were covered with plaster made of lime, clay and natural pigments so it is recommended not to smoke in the house not to alter this delicate finish. The antique oak beams formed part of Novara Visconti’s historic castle, the antique stone fireplace as you can see is dates back to the year 1600.
All materials used for furnishing are made only with natural colours and quality local materials such as linen, hemp and cotton.
The living room leads to the Angels bedroom, which can be used as a bedroom or TV area. Like the kitchen, this room is derived from the old tobacco drying house. The room is furnished with a sofa that turns into a double bed, a desk and an art deco style dresser, the room is also equipped with satellite TV.
Moving on there is a bathroom with shower consisting of toilet, bidet, wash basin and shower with a hidden compartment where the washing machine is situated.
The stone staircase leads to the first floor and has direct access to the loft which has a wonderful view towards the valley of Sovara. This sunset lounge as well as serving as a corridor to the subsequent bedrooms, is used as a study area, and possibly as a further bedroom.
Subtle touches make this one of the stunning bedrooms on offer. The room has two four poster Chestnut single beds with canopies, designed and made by a skilled craftsman carpenter of Anghiari, an 1800 dresser which belonged to a now retired mountain hotel.
Again, another room full of character style and charm. This double bed was built from two pillars from Indonesia, the room has a desk, chaise longue, wardrobe made from antique doors, and a table. One of the windows offers a magnificent view over the valley of Sovara.
The bathroom again is extremely characteristic and offers a modern ceramic basin resting on a stone shelf, stone shower, toilet and bidet.
Poggio d’oro is located approximately 1 km from the village of Anghiari, in the Upper Tiber Valley (Alta Valtiberina). The closest airports are: Perugia (50 km) - Florence (120 km) - Forlì (120 km). Arezzo is the closest stop for the main railway line from Milan to Rome, from Arezzo there is a bus service which connects up with Anghiari and Città di Castello so although a car is suggested for visiting local attractions it is not absolutely necessary.
The property offers an exclusive grassed garden with table, chairs, sun umbrella and plenty of space for those to relax in private. The large swimming pool (5.5m x 16m) is shared simply with next door neighbours who rarely visit and are very friendly indeed, most of the time the pool is likely to be used priorly by yourselves. There are sunbeds and chairs and an outside shower/changing room serving the pool and all for your use as required. We tend to open the pool from the 15th of May until the 30th of September.
|Season Category||Dates||Weekly Rate|
|Low Season||10th January - 29th April / 30th September - 23rd December||1450 Euros|
|Mid Season||29th April - 1st July / 26th August - 30th September||1850 Euros|
|High Season||1st July - 26th August / 23rd December - 6th January||2250 Euros|
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