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Relais la Commenda - A holiday home right in the heart of Tuscany

Sleeps 20 :: Prices from £2,827 PW

Property Ref. IT1630M

Full Description:

The Commenda house, was a monastery of Camaldolesi monks and it has more than 1000 years, it is located in a beautiful park surrounded by fragrant flowers in every season, primroses and lilies in spring immersed in deep white daisies, marigolds and brooms, geraniums from bright red, shrubs, climbing plants, jasmine, potted hydrangeas and sunflowers as well as numerous plants of colored roses.

What is most surprising are the many outdoor spaces surrounding the villa, each with something special to offer, every corner is a gem where guests can relax in the sun or in the shade of trees or walk in complete silence broken only by the chirping of birds and the gentle sounds of nature. Chairs, tables, and hammocks are placed everywhere to give the possibility to savor every glimpse of nature every explosion of colors.

The property consists of three units surrounded by a garden of one hectare and 5 acres of woodland, here you can find the main house, our old chapel where now We have with 2 suites and a separate annex. In addition to this we have a cabin surrounded by olive trees near the pool, the covered veranda with its sofas near the square, the outdoor veranda full of roses with a direct access to the kitchen and the “geranium terrace” on the second floor of the main villa from which you can admire beautiful sunsets or glittering starry skies.

At about 50 meters from the house in the sunniest part of the property in a lush garden you will find the swimming pool. This measures 12 mx 6 m with a constant depth of 1.5 m is illuminated inside and out for the evening, access to the water is by ladder. Its edges there is in addition to a large outdoor shower solarium area furnished with beds, tables, chairs and umbrellas. The pool is accessed via a staircase with wooden steps (sleeper train) as a time they used to, this has allowed us to maintain the environment.

From this side of the property you can admire the pale colors of dawn and the deep green of the countryside. Here in a secluded among olive trees there is a small wooden house furnished with rugs and pillows for guests to enjoy a moment in privacy and intimacy. Near the square there is a nice covered place to welcome you with its comfortable sofas. This area is ideal for a chat with friends , for aperitifs, to read a good book or a nap.

The roof is made of natural materials and original tiles and wooden beams typical Tuscan. Here you will find, magazines, games, and a refrigerator with a freezer where you can keep your drinks or ice cream. All guests say is priceless and a real discovery walk in the park, sitting under the shade of lime trees, poplars, oaks and olive trees for children instead is a joy to have the opportunity to see small squirrels, hares, birds of prey, deer, pheasants , and owls ... then just go into the woods to be amazed at the spectacle of one of the oldest cypress trees of the valley. This tree embodies something spiritual so that many people wrapped by the feeling of magic decide to express the shadow of the majestic tree a wish or a prayer with the hope to bring luck.

Younger people may instead find themselves in the play area, the avenue that leads to the ancient well, where a ping pong, hammocks, rackets and balls will cheer the afternoon hours. If we move close to the main house, we can’t but notice the veranda in front of the kitchen, nestled in the corner of roses and “limonaia” small stone structure finely restored. This is the ideal place for breakfast or dinner on the barbecue or for tastings of local products such as cold cuts, cheese, olive oil and wine. All outdoor areas of the property have outdoor lighting night divided into zones and free wi-fi, at the entrance of the villa is a large open parking but protected by an entrance with automatic gate.


The main house has three floors. GROUND FLOOR you can access the property from two sides: the kitchen and the reception. The reception side is the heart of the house here are both the lighting of the villa that the small office where between magazines and guides you can discover and study the first paths that will lead you in the most beautiful sights of this beautiful valley.

Immediately close but divided by a stone and original arch we find the large living room with fireplace of 600, his piano, sofas, tables, chairs ... This room for its size can be used for different purposes, reading, listening to music , to watch a movie, for lunch or dinner, for small meetings or important events ... We placed three large sofas that surround you like a hug and 5 square tables where can stay large groups all together.

Here, as throughout the rest of the house you will understand how great was our effort to preserve the flavor of the past. We respected in every corner of the originality of a time trying to create a comfortable and functional. Large exposed beams, stone niches, terracotta tiles handmade ... Enlightenment wrought iron, Persian rugs, fine furniture and antiques and handicrafts shops, antique fabrics are part of the furniture of every room and every living room. From this room on the ground floor, crossing a small sitting area with armchairs, you get to the kitchen connected to the outside by a door window.

The outdoor area is equipped with tables and chairs here are a shower room and a laundry room with washer, dryer and everything you need. A service of the kitchen and the first floor is a bathroom and in front of this oven interior. The kitchen (convenient because directly connected with the outside of the villa and the inner hall), is professional and well-equipped, equipped with everything you need both for cooking and for your mise en place.

Our guests are excited about all that is available for them: 6 burners, a large oven, two large refrigerators, tables for food preparation, two sinks and a real gem is the dishwasher that completes a full load in just 60 seconds. In addition to this a table is available for breakfast and a working fireplace in addition to a modern suction hood. From the reading room of the ground floor and the kitchen, via an internal staircase in terracotta, you reach the first floor where there are three bedrooms. This floor is connected to the garden via an external staircase which gives direct access to the rooms without going through the two revenue described above.

The FIRST FLOOR has 3 bedrooms, 1 living room with original fireplace and running, under a large scale and a large terrace ("the terrace geraniums") with stunning view, where guests can relax for breakfast or a drink at the tables and chairs at their disposal. Here are the Suite LOGGIA one double bedroom with en suite bathroom with a bathtub in the corner with stunning views of the valley and roses suitable this is for 2 people.

Suite VOLIERA is a double bedroom with en suite shower room with access to the terrace through a nice door, this is for 2 people; Suite VOCABOLO has a very big room (for 2/4 people) with direct access to the terrace through French windows and a sitting area separated by a curtain with a double sofa bed which can sleep two people, bathroom en suite. Through a wooden staircase is very scenic reaches the top floor where there is a nice library inserted within a gallery: this is the oldest part of the house is said to be a watchtower Lombard. In this environment is the ultimate suite, the Tower room . The room consists of a master bedroom with a double bed and a living room with fireplace and double sofa bed. The two rooms are separated by a door but share the same bathroom en suite, here are hosted or 2 or 4 people suitable for friends or families with children.

DEPANDANCE INDEPENDENT "LA CAPRIATA". The name of this country cottage is Capriata and is about 30 m from the main house. This environment is arranged in a single plane, its name recalls the great wooden truss placed above the bed the Italian name is Capriata. The wooden beams, columns and tiles are exposed. The floor is partly wooden part was recovered the ancient terracotta that was found in the chapel next door. You log in through a French door that leads directly from the ground floor in the master bedroom and is equipped with two bathrooms, a disabled toilet and a bathroom with hydro-massage shower. The room has a wardrobe classic and one in which there is a small kitchen very popular with guests because equipped with everything needed for cooking. The room has its own garden with table and chairs, suitable for 2 or 3 people.

FORMER CHURCH "Pieve and Fonte" This was once a small church transformed over the years into a former squeegee where it was left to dry tobacco we created after a long and arduous restoration, two delightful suites; named Pieve and Fonte. On the ground floor we have the suite Fonte where there is a double bedroom with en suite shower room that can accommodate 2 or 3 people. From this floor, through a terracotta stairs leads to the upper floor where there is suite Pieve a master bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower. The room has a closet in which there is a small kitchen with refrigerator. The two rooms are completely separate despite being one above the other.

All rooms both external and internal ones are spacious and bright with large windows with screens. All furnished with care and attention to detail, at your disposal double pillows, fresh sheets of pure cotton and linen, double blankets and duvet in winter, set of terry towels and towels for the pool, the bathrooms are large and modern, with a hairdryer, toiletries and mat consists of shampoo, shower gel and body lotion. In the rooms is present or the air conditioning or fan and for the winter every room is equipped with central heating. You will also find the phone, wifi, and a mini bar. In the small country houses Pieve and Capriata there is a fully equipped kitchen and a table where you can prepare snacks or anything else. Each room has a closet, a desk, bedside tables with lamps, chairs, paintings, carpets ... the thing that everyone envies, however, is the comfort of our mattresses ..not want more abandon soft blankets that envelop you in oxen of the night.

Our luxury house is very close to the town of Anghiari, take a nice walk or 5 minutes by car. Just 500 meters from us, in the village of Tavernelle di Anghiari, you will find the basic necessities and some restaurants. Anghiari is a small gem known throughout the world for its art and culture, to the antique shops and local crafts and for its history of a small medieval town. Designed by the flow of the river Arno and Tiber is dotted with churches and castles develops in an area rich in monasteries and archaeological sites from the top you can see the whole valley.

Its narrow streets and squares are home to masterpieces of painting and sculpture so that in recent years has received important recognition from the Italian touring cub who declared it one of the most beautiful villages and characteristic of Italy. Famous artists have lived in these places just think of Michelangelo Buonarroti, Piero della Francesca, Luca Pacioli and Leonardo da Vinci painted here that the famous Battle of Anghiari.

The narrow streets, the views of the valley are a precious discovery for everyone even for locals. The food, the art, the history, the culture can be felt everywhere, in the farmer's market on Wednesday or in the Tuesday and Saturday to Sansepolcro, during the many festivals held throughout the year, and especially in the summer festivals during his music festival.

The house for its location and its links is often used as a basis or starting point for visiting the most popular places in Tuscany such as Florence, Siena, Assisi, Perugia, which are less than 100 miles from us, in a few hours instead you can reach Lucca and Pisa. Doing many km are the lesser known but charming villages of Sansepolcro, Cortona very famous for the book and movie "Under the Tuscan Sun" by Frances Mayes, Citerna, Monterchi, not to be forgotten is the beautiful hermitage of La Verna where Francis of Assisi received the stigmata and Arezzo world famous for the film "Life is Beautiful" by Roberto Benigni where every first weekend of the month is held one of the most famous antiques fairs in Italy. Being on the border with Umbria is worth a walk Città di Castello, Gubbio and Lake Trasimeno up to Spello or Deruta is known worldwide for its famous handmade pottery instead.

The Adriatic coast with its famous beaches and nightlife hectic of Rimini and Riccione, and several amusement parks and outlets are located about 120km from us. The part of the Tyrrhenian and the Argentario area with crystal clear beaches are only 170 miles from us, Elba and Giglio Island can be reached in a couple of hours and a half hour ferry

Arezzo 27 km - Florence 1ooKm - Perugia 70km- Assisi 90km- Milan Rome 400- 220- Rimini 10km - Marina di Grosseto, the Tyrrhenian Sea 170km
A1 exit Arezzo

Train stations Sansepolcro, Arezzo, Citta di Castello, Perugia

Airports: Perugia 55km - Florence Pisa 116km- 200km- Bologna Rome 140- 270- 400 km Milan - Forli 110km

The most economical and convenient flight coming from London is on the airport of S. Egidio Perugia. Cheap Ryan air four times a week.

Directly in Villa abandoning the thought and the stress of having to move:

-service shopping (hurry up and write a list of essential items you want find in the house at your arrival)
-cooking classis (cook with us ... The Tuscan cuisine will be always with you!)
-cooking demonstration (you want to learn .... without cook with us!)
- Cleaning of the villa (inside and outside)
- Cleaning of the kitchen
- Changing of Linen
- Appetizers, breakfasts, lunches, dinners, picnics
- Tasting of local products
- Mise en place for dinner, lunch and cocktails customized (choose one of our location outside or inside, the color of the tablecloths, decorations, cutlery, glasses and full service of dishes, we will prepare for you)
- Romantic moment ( breakfast, lunch, drink and dinner only for 2 ..)
- Nature walks with lunch in the woods
- Harvesting the fruits of nature (mushrooms, olives, blackberries, strawberries, grapes ..)
- Mountain bike tour with guide
- Italian language courses
- A professional help to discover the customs and traditions of local people with detailed information on everything you can do.

Facilities Available:

* Pool
* Air conditioning
* 9 satellite televisions (in each room and living room)
* Hi-Fi system with CD reader
* 2 DVD
* telephone in each room
* internet connection with WI FI system
* washing machine
* dryer
* dishwasher
* microwave
* kettle
* American type of coffee machine
* mini bar fridge in each room
* toaster
* mixer
* moka
* grinder
* slicer
* deep fryer
* welcome packet in the bathrooms
* hair dryer in each room
* iron and ironing board
* 2 baby cots
* high chair
* mobile barbecue
* tuned piano
* ping pong table
* books and journals in different languages
* table games
* tennis rackets
* mosquito screens

Room information:

The villa is suitable for small groups of friends or for a large family. You can rent the whole villa (with its 7 suites- main body and 3 cottages outside for up to 20 beds) with self catering service, or you can choose only the main body (4 suites for 8/12 people) with self catering service.

To discuss which option you'd prefer please email me below

Prices: (use this Currency Converter to work out prices in Euros, Dollars, etc)

Version 8 +4 main house
From Euro 3860.00

14 pax main house and 3 outside houses
From Euro 4230.00

20 pax
From Euro 4680.00


-gas for cooking and barbecue

-water for domestic purposes and not (drinking in all the rooms and in the kitchen)

- Basket of well come with jam, butter, biscuits, cookies, pastries varies, juices, tea, sugar, salt, pepper, cleaning products ...

-Drinks with welcome drinks and fresh fruit

-cake with birthday candles

-a highchair and crib

-linen cotton and lace in all the rooms, pool towels, two pillows and double blankets in every room

- Toiletries in each bathroom (body lotion, shampoo, and bubble bath)

- Pool and garden maintenance

-free wifi

-A weekly cleaning (only rooms and bathrooms)

-use of speaking guides and information material on the whole area and the rest of Italy


- Energy for week EURO 280.00

-Central heating 100.00 EURO PER DAY

-Final Cleaning EURO 280.00

-Second COT EURO 50.00 A WEEK

-change towels EURO 25.00 PER PERSON (Towel SHOWER, TOWEL AND FACE bidet)

- extra cleaning of the kitchen during the week from EURO 150.00

For more information or to book the villa please contact

Contact Name : Laura
Phone Number : +39 0575-723356
Fax Number : N/A
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