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Stunning, family friendly, Tuscan farmhouse - spectacular views and private pool

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Details
Property
farmhouse
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

Caprese Michelangelo Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Three bedroom, rural farmhouse, sleeps 6/7, all en-suite bathrooms, private pool

'A Small Piece Of Heaven In Tuscany' as quoted by a guest and, of course, we must agree!

Capanno Del Lupo is a beautiful stone farmhouse, recently restored, which stands in 20 acres of hillside that merge into chestnut groves and woodland. It's position high in the Tuscan hills offers amazing views, seclusion and tranquillity and is perfectly located for walking enthusiasts.

The house is set over three levels: The ground floor has a well equipped farmhouse kitchen, a dining room with seating for 6/8 and a small sitting room. All these rooms open up to the front terrace which is a sun trap for most of the day. A stone stairway leads to Il Girasole bedroom and then continues on to the next level which has the main sitting room and La Photinia bedroom. This sitting room is the heart of the house and is full of character with a rustic stone sink and a large stone fireplace with a wood burning stove. There is a TV with DVD player and a large selection of DVD's to view; a wooden staircase leads up to the master bedroom, La Rosa, which is complete with private bathroom.

A pretty garden surrounds the farmhouse and the large private swimming pool is set a safe distance from the house.

The owners live in the annexe to the rear of the property and are available for advice if required.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
John Sharp
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 26, 2016
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About John Sharp

I am a born and bred London lad who, with my wife Sue, made a huge life change a couple of years ago to now live in this beautiful part of the world.

John Sharp purchased this farmhouse in 2003

Why John Sharp chose Arezzo Area

It was love at first sight for us when we saw Capanno Del Lupo and, even though we hadn't intended to buy a property on our weekend away, we were committed. We loved the beauty and privacy of the area, along with the character of the house.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The best part of being at Capanno Del Lupo is the peace and quiet. It really feels as though you've had that 'stop the world I want to get off' moment! It was this that made my wife and I fall in love with the place. The views are a constant source of wonder and never cease to amaze.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Stunning, family friendly, Tuscan farmhouse - spectacular views and private pool
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 27 reviews
5

AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!!!! Review is a 5 Star ++++++

  • 5 of 5

This is an exceptional rental. We were a party of 4 and used all three bedrooms. All in our group found the home comfortable and wished we had more time to just hangout and enjoy the property. The property was actually better than the pics from the website. The views amazing! The pool is located a short distance from the home and strategically located on a elevated platform which provides for lots of sun. We found the property to be immaculate and well maintained. The home had a comfortable and homey feel but very modern and functional. The owners Sue and John went above and beyond in accommodating us. We were unable to rent a car the first evening we arrived and they graciously drove us the 40 minute ride to the car rental office the next day. Since our visit was early fall (mid October) with cool temperatures, the owners offered to make a fire in the 2 wood burning units each evening. It was soooooo nice to come home to warm fires after sightseeing all day in Florence and local areas in the Tuscan hillsides near the property. I cannot say enough about the John and Sue's helpfulness and willingness to provide exceptional service. They were discreet but always near to assist with any needs or suggestions regarding local restaurants, touring nearby and in Florence etc. You couldn't make a better choice than this property whether you just want to relax and enjoy the beautiful surrounding views on the property or you just need a comfortable home base during your visit to surrounding areas. We strongly recommend this property and we will definitely return! Thanks so much John and Sue, you really know how to make folks feel welcome.

Georgia Girl

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Superb hillside retreat , picturesque & peacefulne

  • 5 of 5

Having left home at 04.00 we finally arrived at Caprese Michelangelo where we met John and Sue.

From this moment on they were most helpful yet not intrusive even though they were only Iin the adjoining property.

We climbed up the stony track in the 2 hired cars arriving at the most idyllic panoramic villa set up in the hillside. There was not a building in sight!

Sue produced some bubbly for us as we had just celebrated our ruby wedding anniversary and this was our family celebration!

During the week we visited Sienna, a hilly town with loads of history ; Arezzo with its' stunning murals; Florence for the famous market and places of interest; anghiari for lunch in a most beautiful hilltop restaurant.

Tuscany is a most picturesque place for a holiday!

We also made pizzas with Sue and John on their wood burning stove that was great fun!

We recommend this villa where the hosts, John &Sue were so welcoming! Many thanks!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review! And thank you for choosing our farmhouse for your special occasion. It was lovely to meet you all and a special thanks to Godfrey for leaving the BBQ the cleanest ever. We are glad you enjoyed yourselves and we hope to see you again.
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Lovely home poor road

  • 3 of 5

This is a lovely home but the road is very poor. A major concern for anyone who would rent this property. It put a major damper on out trip. If you did not have 4 wheel drive(which we did not have) and even @ that the road takes away from the lovely farm house. Too bad but I can not suggest this property to others.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry you felt like that Joseph however a people carrier with six large adults was asking a lot for a typical Italian white road and it didn't seem to stop your daily excursions so we are pleased you still managed to visit and enjoy all the beautiful places in the area. All our other guests have managed to overcome the bumps without complaint or difficulty, however we understand the road may be a bit challenging for New Yorkers, especially after enjoying days out wine tasting. It's a shame you concentrated this review on one negative aspect, we know how delighted you were with our recommendation of the local oil mill though it's very telling that you also complained about a nearby restaurant - no one ever has complaints for that restaurant! We are glad that all our previous guests are more than happy to recommend our house in its lovely private setting and have given us positive 5* reviews so we will take encouragement from that.
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5

A little piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

If you want to rent a little chunk of paradise on a Tuscan hillside,then this is your place !!!! An absolutely beautiful property,impeccably maintained by John and Sue who are the perfect owners. Discretely absent and very conscious of guest privacy,but always there to help with great advise on restaurants and local gems.

The property has stunning views,a beautiful pool ,and is equipped with anything you might ever want to enjoy a relaxing vacation.

As a bonus you get to inherit Sophie for the week.Shes the coolest,cutest dog you'd ever get to meet.

Highly recommended for Us Guests to get a true taste of Tuscany

Dave,Jacqui,Tony,Becky,Virginia Beach,VA and Louisville,KY

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It really was a pleasure to meet you all and we hope to welcome you here again, there's still so much to see. Sophie misses you, you spoilt her, we miss you too :)
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5

A fantastic holiday. We didn't want to go home.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay. The house was lovely and very comfortable. John and Sue were brilliant and so helpful with any questions we had. The children, aged 5 and 10, especially loved the pool, the exciting journeys up and down the track and staying up late for wild boar watch in the garden. The adults loved the food, wine, trips to Florence, Anghiari, Cortona and Poppi and relaxing with a book in the sun. A lovely, lovely holiday.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: And we didn't want you to go home either! It was lovely having you all to stay and thank you for the lovely comments. Hope to see you again.
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Lyndsey Saxton

  • 5 of 5

We had a really super holiday at Capanno del Lupo. The house is just lovely, and the pool and surroundings are very beautiful and peaceful. Sue and John were so helpful and friendly and we thoroughly enjoyed the pizza evening, especially John's potatoes! We explored the nearby village of Anghari, and also went further afield to Poppi, Assisi and Florence. We played tennis at the superb courts in Caprese, and lots of volleyball in the lovely pool overlooking the house.

Our 2 weeks flew by, and we were really sorry to leave the peace and tranquillity of Capanno del Lupo.

Thank you John and Sue (August 2015)

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely words, hope to see you again sometime soon, Gubbio & La Verna are still waiting for you :)
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Santuario Della Verna
Il Rifugio
"Fantastic food and wonderful service."
bar osteria da quele donne
"Great restaurant for lunch especially. Always a warm welcome."
Pizzeria IL Boschetto Snc
"The centre of the universe in Caprese - over 100 types of pizza."
Poppi
"Fantastic castle and beautiful medieval town"
Anghiari
"Simply beautiful."
Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Perugia
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Manzi
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Citta Di Castello
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Arrezo
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Sansepolcro E45
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Locanda Di Viandante
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
Rimini
Car: necessary

Capanno Del Lupo nestles high in the hills, mid way between the village of Caprese Michelangelo and the medieval town of Anghiari. This 300 year old farmhouse is set in 20 acres of natural Tuscan countryside and offers total privacy and seclusion with spectacular scenery. These stunning views are ideal for painting and photography. The house is perfectly situated for that relaxing, 'away from it all' escape yet is in easy reach of the historical and cultural delights that La Verna, Poppi, Arezzo, Cortona, Gubbio, Assisi, Perugia, Siena and Florence all have to offer. Day trips to Rome are also possible. The farmhouse is close to a marked route so is ideally situated for walking the surrounding hills. Also in walking distance is a restaurant offering local produce and the small hamlet of Manzi which has a grocery store selling fresh pasta and home made cakes. Oil and wine tasting is available at the local oil mill. Anghiari and Sansepolcro hold markets every week and both towns have a selection of wonderful restaurants. Cookery classes, wine tours, treks in the Tuscan hills and horse riding can be arranged on request. Enjoy the many local festivals that take place throughout the year.

Rates & Availability

Caprese Michelangelo Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Autumn 2016
Oct 2 2016 - Dec 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,127
 
 
Winter 2017
Jan 8 2017 - Apr 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$875
 
 
Low Season 2017
Apr 8 2017 - May 19 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,127
 
 
Spring 2017
May 20 2017 - Jun 23 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,378
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,008
 
 
Late Summer 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,378
 
 
Autumn 2017
Sep 30 2017 - Dec 15 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,127
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$881
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $63

Central heating is not included in the rates. An extra charge of 250 Euro a week is incurred if gas central heating is required. There is an unlimited supply of wood for the wood burners at no extra cost.

All bed linen and towels are included in the rates, as is the final clean.
Please bring your own beach towels for pool use.
We don't provide bedding for the cot.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Caprese Michelangelo Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Il Girasole - 1 double , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Suitable as a family room
    La Photinia - 1 double
    La Rosa - 1 double
  • All bedrooms are comfortably furnished and decorated to a high standard. Bedroom 3 is ideal as the family room as it is spacious enough to accommodate a cot or small extra bed, double doors open up to a small garden area and spectacular views. The en-suite bathroom has a large double shower. Bedroom 1 occupies the whole top floor and is totally private with its own bathroom. All bedrooms have traditional features and exposed beams.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The house is accessed by a 1.5km mountain road that is bumpy and could be difficult for low profile sports cars. There is an extra charge of €250 per week for gas central heating, if required. The swimming pool is closed between late September and early May.

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