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Cozy, Panoramic, Quiet Country house in Capranica, 1h to Rome San Pietro

Bedrooms 13
Space 3,670 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 cottages, 3 kitchens 13 double bedrooms 12 Baths, (23+7Sleeps )

Tenuta “Santa Barbara” Country house in Capranica (VT) sits on the top of a green hill, surrounded by chestnut and hazelnut trees of Lazio Region. Guests can enjoy a natural panorama absolutely intact. It's the typical view of the ancient Tuscia area, an example of the etruscan landscape with its tuff hills and dense woods. Sutri can be reach by walk trough Francigena's ancient path.

It is also situated in a strategical position: 50km from Rome, 30km from Viterbo; and well connected to them thanks to “Capranica-Sutri train station” which is only 10 minutes walk.

The property (25 hectares) includes ”LA STALLA” ( a spacious cottage of 22px) which on request can be divided in 2 independent apartments "STALLA GRANDE" (15px in 7 double bedrooms) and "STALLA PICCOLA" (7px in 3 double bedrooms) and "CASALE ANTICO" cottage, an ancient charming cottage of XVII century with an independent apartment (7 guests in 3 double bedrooms) at its first floor and an open space at its groundfloor.

This very large property has got a special versatility: it can be rented exclusively, or smaller group can share the pool without resigning to privacy and space. Check the calendar and PLEASE WRITE US to be informed about seasonal price details and offers and availability for each apartment (15+7+7) or the entire estate (29). Automatic rates on VRBO announcement in your first inquiry could not correspond to your best solution!


“LA STALLA” was an ancient farm. Now is a comfortable, unusual cottage surrounded by a flourished garden. Perfect to host groups of friends and families and to feel at home. It's also an ideal place to organize country happenings like parties, marriages or meetings.

It has got 10 double bedrooms (with 8 en-suite bathrooms with shower), a studio, and a triple room ; rooms have all view on the flourished garden, characteristic country style wood and iron furnitures (night tables, dresser and armchair, but also windows and shutters) cotton fabric sofas and curtains,

a comfortable and large double living room (high ceiling with wood beams and cotto tyles) open on the garden thanks to 4 french windows and paved and shady verandas.

Kitchens are 2: The larger (of Stalla grande) is well equipped and characteristic, with 2 windows and a cover veranda. the smaller (of Stalla piccola) is open on the west garden and very useful to reach the wood oven area and the smaller apartment.

As already mentioned, "Stalla" cottage can be divided into 2 apartments ( Stalla 15px + Stalla piccola 7px) facing the pool and the garden.

A panoramic pool looks around hills and all around the smell the flourished of yellow flowers. around the pool, three terraces paved in terracotta have sun beds and umbrellas. Silence and peace prevail this magic area.

The pool water is treated with electrolysis of salt to avoid the chlorum smell.

In the western garden there is a wood oven, a spacious grass lawn, a shady patio surrounded by medical herbs, rincosperna, a magnificent cherry tree, a table tennis.

The beautiful "CASALE ANTICO" (7px) is an ancient restored cottage, faces a quiet landscape of woods and hills. The apartment is at the first floor, with a bright living room with fireplace, a cozy well equipped kitchen, 3 charming and sober double rooms, 3bathrooms.

On the ground floor (220 sqm) two large spaces have been made out of the old building, recovering the brick vaults, the stone arches and of the mangers. This empty and suggestive hall, as well as the Stalla grande living room are suitable for country happenings. Catering services are available upon request.

From 2017 we have an efficient internet wifi

A supermarket, a pharmacy and a newsagent's are 900m far as well as a drinks shop. Restaurants with good local food are situated in the historical centre of Capranica, Sutri or Vetralla only 3-8km far.

Located in a strategic position, 'Capranica-Sutri' train station is 800m/8minutes walk from the estate, joinable by car or by walk across cultivated fields. Rome is easily reachable: only 50 km far - 50 minutes by car. (1h10 by regional train to St . Peter’s station / Basilica di S. Pietro; 1.20h to Trastevere’s station; or 50 min. by car). Both roman’s train stations are connected with Leonardo da Vinci Airport. Guided tours of the area, towns and Rome can be arranged.

Viterbo is also only 30 km far. (20 minutes by car). You can also easily visit the region and reach several resorts of historical, archaeological and natural heritage.

The ancient city of Sutri, in the immediate neighborhood (5km) of the estate, offers several monuments of special interest, such as the Etruscan metropolis, the Roman Amphitheatre and the Mitreum. Capranica is the closest town: you can visit the intact medioeval quartier.

Not too far away, you may visit many charming little towns of the region “La Tuscia”, its natural beauties, such as the lakes (Bracciano, Vico and Martignano) or the thermal baths/hotsprings ("San Sisto" in Vetralla, “Stigliano” and “Terme dei Papi” in Viterbo). You may also play golf at Golf Club “Le Querce”. You can go horse riding in a beautiful and wide estate closeby (San'Elia) where you can discover paths close to Vico's Lake.

Relevant destinations which can be reach easily by car are: Tuscania, Bagnaia, San Martino al Cimino, Barbarano Romano, Canale Monterano, Caprarola, Bomarzo, Montefiascone 45km/ 50 min; Orvieto is 70 km (1h30).

Keywords: Tuscia, Rome, Countrystyle, Sutri, Capranica, pool, relax, cottage, garden, groups, families

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Capranica Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3670 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 32
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 20 people
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 La Stalla - toilet , shower , bidet , inside virgilio's room
    Bathroom 1 La Stalla - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 La Stalla - toilet , shower , bidet , inside every room of La Stalla !
    Bathroom 9 CASALE ANTICO - toilet , shower , window - landscape - ensuite Casale's bedroom 1
    Bathroom 8 LA STALLA PICCOLA - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 LA STALLA PICCOLA - toilet , shower , bidet , ensuite
    Bathroom 6 LA STALLA - toilet , shower , bidet , ensuite
    Bathroom 5 LA STALLA - toilet , shower , bidet , ensuite
    Bathroom 4 LA STALLA - toilet , shower , bidet , ensuite
  • In La STALLA corridor all bathrooms are en-suite but also accessible from an access on the corridor. La Stalla piccola : 2 bathrooms for 3 double bedrooms and a studio La Stalla: 6 bathrooms for 6 double bedrooms and a quadriple room Il Casale antico: 3 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms,
  • 13 Bedrooms, Sleeps 32
  • Bedroom n. 1 LA STALLA - 1 king , toilette en-suite, excellent panorama
    Bedroom n.2 LA STALLA - 1 king , toilette en suite, view on the garden, confort
    Bedroom n.3 - LA STALLA - 1 king , Toilette en-suite, view on the garden, comfort
    Bedroom n. 4 - LA STALLA - 1 king , same confort.. and toilette en-suite. View on the garden
    Bedroom n. 5 - LA STALLA - 2 twin/ single , private toilette and confort and view on the garden
    Bedroom n.6 - LA STALLA - 1 king , toilette en-suite, panorama and confort
    LA STALLA - quadriple - bedroom n. 7 - 4 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , french window + veranda - 4 singles beds
    Bedroom n. 8 LA STALLA PICCOLA - 2 twin/ single , toilette en-suite, panorama, comfort
    Bedroom n 10 - LA STALLA PICCOLA - 2 twin/ single , Veranda outside and french windows
    Bedroom n 9 - LA STALLA PICCOLA - 2 double , view and comfortable... and toilette en-suite
    studio/living - LA STALLA PICCOLA - 3 sleep sofa /futon , living room with 1-2 beds as futon
    Bedroom 1 CASALE ANTICO - 1 child bed , 1 sleep sofa /futon , toilette en-suite, excellent panorama,
    Bedroom 3 CASALE ANTICO - 2 twin/ single , private toilette on the corridor, panoramic view on the wood
    Bedroom 2 CASALE ANTICO - 2 twin/ single , private toilette on the corridor, panoramic view on the wood
  • King size beds (5), Twin or Single Beds (11), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (3)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • 40 garden chairs
  • 12 beach chairs
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Wood's and hills's view, beautiful and wild surroundings and fields. Swimming pool is panoramic as well; this belvedere (paved in terracotta tiles) is a private and relaxing area. This quiet place is also an excellent starting point to visit this ancient and beautiful italian region, his treasures, and an easy way then to discover Rome, being far just from its crowd.


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Cozy, Panoramic, Quiet Country house in Capranica, 1h to Rome San Pietro
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 14 reviews

Santa Barbara

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 24 people (12 adults and 12 kids) that stayed for a week in Santa Barbara. We had both apartments in La Stalla and it was enough space for our group. We had a wonderful week.

We never used the indoor dining area but it would have been room for all of us. We had all our meals outside in the roofed terrace. We could all sit down at the same time.

The bedrooms were clean and the en-suite was a big plus.

There was a barbecue and a outdoor pizzaoven in the garden. The kitchen is small but workable.

The poolarea was big enough for us, though we had to take turns on the sunbeds and umbrellas.

The house and the garden is well taken care of. The location is great, private but at the same time close to nice villages with shops and food. And also the nearby train station where the train to Rome goes is very good.

Beatrice was very helpful before and during our stay. She is very service minded and took care of problems or issuses fast (for example one of the toilets broke).

We could strongly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ideal place for our group of 4 families

  • 4 of 5

We spent a week of October in Santa Barbara. Our group consisted of four families: 8 adults and 10 children (from 10 to 16 years). This was an ideal place for us! Each couple had a nice bedroom with a bathroom and the kids shared rooms with each other. Nearly all of them had their bathrooms, too. The living room / dining room was really big so in the evenings we enjoyed meals together and spent a lot of time talking and playing games by the fireplace.

We also spent plenty of time outdoors and by the pool. The area was really beautiful and quiet, still the closest shop was within a walking distance. There's lot to see in the surroundings, so we did several half-day trips to the area and also a day trip to Rome. Beatrice was helpful in advising us what to see and there were maps and guide books available in the house.

We really had a lovely holiday! Santa Barbara offered us the possibility to spend time with friends but also enough privacy. The kitchen was well enough equipped for such a big group. The only real "minus" was the WiFi, which was insufficient for so many people. Our teenagers complained but some of us didn't mind being offline.

I have already recommended Santa Barbara to friends and will be doing so. We would definitely be happy to come back!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Annaleena and her family has been excellent guests. So careful, sweet and polite. Asking when necessary to be helped or informed on the historical or natural place to visit. According to the internet, we where trying (in 2016) to arrange a good service with a normal modem, but finally realizing it's not enough with many people at home at the same time (and sometimes very active teenagers!). So, I'm arranging a business Internet with Satellite from 2017, to be better covered and efficient on this important topic. Thanks to all of you to have come in Tenuta Santa Barbara and to have enjoyed our home! Beatrice
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  • 5 of 5

This was an ideal property for our large family, 4 generations 5 yrs - 80 yrs. There is plenty of space inside and outside. We really enjoyed the pool area, large garden and games room. The rooms are clean and the garden well kept. The owners were very helpful and friendly. We would recommend this property to anyone and hope to return one day!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wanderful place expecially for groups

  • 5 of 5

This is not our first time in Santa Barbara and we will come back as soon as possible. We just love this country and appreciate this farmhouse which offers unique features. The rooms are clean and charming but the best is the magical fireplace where we can stay enchanted for hours talking with friends or just resting. The large table let us taste and enjoy the local delicacies all together!

The owners are helpful, friendly and and nice.

We heartily recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great, beautiful place to relax

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at Santa Barbara! It is a lovely property that has a big, nice garden and its very calm and quiet. The living area is spacious and the rooms are clean and nicely decorated. I would definitely recommend it!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2014
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la nostra Pasqua

  • 4 of 5

Abbiamo apprezzato molto la localizzazione della casa, immersa nel verde e nei noccioli; la casa in se stessa é molto graziosa e veramente funzionale per grandi famiglie, la prossimità da un supermercato aggiunge un tocco di praticità. Il costo dell alloggio é adeguato, salvo che in periodo non estivo l 'aggiunta del costo del riscaldamento puo influire in maniera rilevante sul budget finale.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rosella and her family were so respectful and super kind!! and they enjoy the house, its spaces and benefits! I really like if they come to visit us again. About the heating (winter and springtime) some details need to be mentioned: the apartment La Stalla is 15 px. A week before their arrival, 4 guests didn't come, so they were in totally 8 people (adult) +3 children, instead of 12 to divide the extra costs. More in general this extras are absolutely fair when you are the right number. For smaller groups Casale (7px) have an excellent structure and heating as well!
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Property Manager

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

Why Beatrice chose Capranica

It was not so long ago, that this place was a farm, cows for milk, horses, pigs, chickens. Everybody in the village knew this place, for its peace and his natural spring. And in the 15th century, long time ago, in the more ancient and impressive building, there was a convent. We are managing this place as a family country house, taking care of it as for its natural beauties around as well, which is particularly preserved. The house is rustic, country style, and made full of space inside and outside.

What makes this estate unique

Sharing holidays in group (family, friends, colleagues) and really enjoy them can be not easy at all if you don't have enough space and peacefulness. Having many rooms with private toilette, and very large outside spaces help on this, That is "moved" and moving space.

Tenuta Santa Barbara is a country house for its atmosphere, comfort and simplicity. More, nowadays this area maintains its beauty and silence, surrounded by the same, ancient and intact landscape of wood and hills, water sources, fields.

We suggest a car to move and discover all the small villages of the area. By the way, with a short walk trough the fields, and catching a regional train, you can be in the heart of Rome.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Beautiful location in a fantastic part of Italy. Very easy to get into Rome by the close railway station. Highly recommend.
May 2017
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Leonardo da Vinci, Roma
Nearest Barpub
900 Metres
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Le Querce
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Capranica Sutri
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Da Ciucci
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Francigena's road is joinable from the property: the ancient path trough the shady wood and next to a small river reach Sutri archeological park. More in general, it's impressive the variety of beauties in this area: roman and etruscan archeology (Sutri, Tuscania, Tarquinia, Blera, Vulci...and Rome) medioeval features (Viterbo) Renaissance palace (Palazzo Farnese in Caprarola, Villa Lante in Bagnaia, Palazzo Giustiniani in Bassano), Basilica (San Martino al Cimino) garden-museums (Bomarzo) natural beauties (Martignano, Vico, Trevignano, Bracciano, Bolsena lakes), Natural-archeological park of Marturanum-Barbarano, "Faggeta" of Soriano al Cimino, or Canale Monterano with Bernini's cathedral ruins. Other highlights are Montefiascone on Bolsena lake and Civita di Bagnoregio, Orvieto.

And Rome is only 50km far reachable by train or car.

Rent a car or a minivan for larger group is highly recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $248.14

Rates change depending of seasonal rates and number of apartments/additional rooms: please write us to specify your reservation
a standard rate corresponds to Stalla grande apartment rate
Cleaning fees are 10,00 Euro /person - for Stalla grande the minumum required is 150, 00 Euro
Linen and towels are always 4,00 Euro/person
Winter heating is an extra fee

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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