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Old house in superb setting near mountains, easy access to Florence - La Capanna

Gwyn & Claudia Pritchard

Member since: 2002
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Speaks: english, italian
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Old house in superb setting near mountains, easy access to Florence - La Capanna

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Reggello Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

Well equipped accommodation, aircon, wonderful garden, spectacular views

Set in a small hamlet with spectacular views into the beautiful Pratomagno Mountains, the property includes an old stone house 'La Villetta', and a separate cottage 'La Capanna'. La Villetta consists of two fully self-contained apartments (with separate entrances) each sleeping up to five people. It may also be used as a single unit. La Capanna can accommodate six people.

Both buildings have recently been renovated so as to retain a traditional Tuscan character, and all three units have air conditioning and all necessary domestic facilities: fridge, freezer, washing machine, etc. There is a large garden with flowers, lawns, pergolas and BBQ. The owners' extensive website gives numerous photos of both buildings and of the surrounding area. Please email for the address of the website.

La Villetta: was bought as the owners' personal holiday home. La Capanna, the neighbouring property was acquired in 2003. Both properties offer an ideal and comfortable base for people who want to explore the beautiful area south of Florence, as well as the major cities and cultural centres. They might best be described as a simple and comfortable rustic dwellings, with many charming features, set in a spectacular position at the foot of the mountains; perfectly located for people wanting a mixture of sightseeing, walking, swimming, art galleries, restaurants, wine tasting, scenic travel or just relaxing in the garden.

Amenities: The nearest village, Cascia, has plenty of traditional shops for most basic necessities, as well as a modern supermarket, a dry cleaners and a bank and a splendid new open-air pool. It also has good restaurants and bars. Nearby towns have shops for more specialised requirements and there are many markets locally. Excellent wines and oil can be bought either from shops or directly from local producers.

For further information: The owner's website gives more extensive details of the house and area, and also several photos of the house and its surroundings.

More Details

Details for La Capanna 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 1 Bathroom

The Cottage was recently converted from an old agricultural building. As with the main house all traditional Tuscan materials were used. The living/dining room has a superb view into the mountains and has a large kitchen area. It also contains a good double sofa-bed. The master bedroom has a large double bed and a second bedroom has two single beds. The bathroom contains a shower, WC, bidet and hand basin.
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Gwyn & Claudia Pritchard (Owner)
Member since: 2002
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
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Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
April 5, 2015

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 5 traveler reviews

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La Capanna
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
5

Perfect base to explore Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in La Capanna for a week and thoroughly enjoyed every minute. The property was well equipped , clean and ideal for exploring Florence, Sienna and Chianti area.

We travelled down to Reggello through France in our own car. It would be difficult, if not impossible, to explore without your own transport.

Florence (Firenze) was wonderful - our favourite place. A trip to Fiesole gave us stunning views over the city as well as being of great interest in itself.

We ate wonderful ice-cream in most of the places we visited. The quality of the ice-cream in San Gimignano was the best, but that in Reggello was a close second.

We've had a wonderful week and would stay in La Capanna again if we revisit the area.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
5

For the REAL Tuscany - La Capanna is a must !!!

  • 5 of 5

I must say that we had the most wonderful time at ‘La Capanna’, so relaxing and quiet – exactly what we expected. We slotted straight into local life – early morning walk to the fruit and veg. shop in Cascia, buy some great produce, back to the villa, lunch outdoors, glass of wine, read a book in the sunshine, cook dinner, more wine and relax listening to music - BLISS. Thanks very much for the opportunity of sharing your holiday home, making a great holiday for my wife and I. We will certainly consider a return visit in the not too distant future.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Nova Scotia , Canada
5

More Than We Expected

  • 5 of 5

La Capanna has everything a person could hope for if you are looking for a cottage in the Tuscan countryside. It has all the amenities you need and its location in the tiny hamlet of Tallini is perfect.

The owners provided excellent service both by e mail and an excellent instruction booklet kept on the kitchen table in the cottage. They also provided suggestions for various places to visit and recommendations for shops and restaurants. This was very valuable as we were visiting Italy for the first time.

The cottage and garden was very clean and well maintained.I would highly recommend La Capanna or the adjacent apartments to friends and relatives.

We were at La Capanna from 04 Oct to 18 Oct/2010 and wished we could have stayed much longer. We used Italy's great train service to visit the larger cities and our rental car to go to as many of the smaller places recommended by Gwyn as we could.

We enjoyed everything we did in Italy but the small towns near our cottage,Casia and Reggello, along with the surrounding countryside would have been more than enough to make the trip wothwhile. We spent a good deal of our time in these two towns and in the hills above the cottage.

La Capanna is a dream cottage in an ideal location. We appreciate the owners trusting it to our care for a short time.

Mike MacDonald & Janet Bernier

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Edinburgh
5

La Capanna

  • 5 of 5

We had a superbly relaxing and enjoyable two weeks holiday in late July 2010. The accommodation was excellent and the gardens were a delight to lounge in, either braving the heat or sitting in the shade. Location was great and a good base for Florence, the cities of Siena, Arrezo etc as well as a short distance from Chainti country. We found all the local restaurants to be very good and great value for money too. Vallombrosa is worth a visit, don't be put off by the winding mountain roads. There are some great restaurants there, and on the way there. With the scenery and weather too it would be impossible not to enjoy being at La Capanna and we would not hesitate to return. Excellent value.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Bergen, Norway
5

I this place

  • 5 of 5

Loads of interesting stuff to do in the surrounding areas, but also the perfect place to relax and spend time with friends. I've come here for my holidays many times and in all seasons and have too many good memories of the place to list here. Great food and wine locally of course and the views from the garden are wonderful. I will return again soon!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2010
  • Stayed: Feb 2010
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Florence at 35 kilometres or Pisa
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Cascia
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Figline Valdarno
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Incisa Valdarno
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Cascia
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The two buidings are close beside each other in a small hamlet, near the country town of Reggello which is situated at the foot of the Protomagno Mountains, about 35 kilometres south-east of Florence, in the direction of Arezzo which is about 50 kilometres. This is classic rural Tuscany - old stone buildings and lines of cypress trees scattered amongst olive groves, and vineyards.

The mountains offer superb scenic walks, and there is easy access by rail or motorway to Florence, Arezzo, Siena and beyond. The nearby village has excellent restaurants, bars, shops and an exquisite Romanesque church - home to the famous Masaccio triptych.

Other Activities: Large public swimming pool

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Rates & Availability

From £48 Per night

Reggello Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid
Mar 28 2015 - Jul 3 2015
3 night minimum stay
£54
£378
 
 
High
Jul 4 2015 - Sep 11 2015
3 night minimum stay
£63
£438
 
 
Mid
Sep 12 2015 - Oct 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
£54
£378
 
 
Low
Oct 31 2015 - Dec 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
£48
£321
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £50
Notes There are discounts of 10% for fortnightly bookings. All rates are for 2 people, and there is a small surcharge of £21 per week for each extra person to cover the additional utility expenses. Use of sheets and towels is charged at £8 per person per week.

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Amenities

Reggello Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
  • This is an unusually spacious bathroom for a holiday house.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , double sofa bed
  • The two single beds may be stored one above to create more space in the room. The crib is a travel cot that may be used in any room.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Although there is no swimming pool at the property there is a large and very good public open-air pool about 15 minutes walk away. A local cook will prepare a five course meal plus wine for 30 Euros per person. A cleaning service is also available.

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