Superbly rustic yet deluxe Tuscan villa with panoramic views of classic chestnut woods plus private pool, charming gardens & pergolas. Wonderful holiday villa with pool. Escape to a quiet exclusive retreat in the eastern Tuscan hills to Mirren’s Villetta, a two/three bedroomed holiday villa with private swimming pool, terraces and garden, with intimate views of the surrounding chestnut woods and forest clad hills. This delightful holiday villa with pool is a converted 600-year-old stone barn that offers comfort & luxury deep in the panoramic Tuscan countryside.
Villa in Caprese Michelangelo, Arezzo, Tuscany and Florence, Italy - Peaceful Location Beside Chestnut Forest 2km Drive From Main Country Road
- english, french, spanish, italian
About Roger Taylor
The rental property is in a small hamlet and is taken care of by Rhiannon and Roger, who live nearby. The owners live in New Zealand and visit every few years. We are on hand to give any help or information as required, and have a good knowledge of the area and places of interest. We speak Italian and can organise wine and oil tasting trips, guided tours of the Tiber Valley and bike hire, guided walks and many other activities. Rhiannon will be involved in running 2 yoga holiday this summer, and Roger is a professional photographer.
Why Roger Taylor chose Caprese Michelangelo
The floors of the woods abound with wild flowers and during spring the incredible tapestry of wild flowers is quite a sight to behold. Ground orchids now almost unheard of in Europe abound, along with violets, primroses, wild strawberries, heathers, lilies, and butterflies fill the air, as do the humming bird hawks with the scarce swallowtails who quite simply enjoy the terracotta vases on the terraces too. The deer, porcupine, hedgehogs, civet cats, black squirrels, badgers and wild boar are all regular visitors to both garden and woods. Following the woodcutters’ track through the forest, you can arrive at a delightful restaurant in the woods, serving home cooked traditional Tuscan starters, pastas and pizzas. On warm summer weekends locals enjoy country dancing under the oaks.
What makes this Villa unique
The terraced garden leads down to the lower meadow that is bordered by a stream. The three cascades, which tumble freely into a lovely rock pool, are what inspired the name of the property. An inviting trail at the boundary of the property leads to nature lovers’ walks in the woods with spectacular views down the Tiber Valley. There is an excellent book on walking and maps available. The floors of the woods abound with wild flowers and during spring the incredible tapestry of wild flowers is quite a sight to behold. Ground orchids now almost unheard of in Europe abound, along with violets, primroses, wild strawberries, heathers, lilies, and butterflies fill the air, as do the humming bird hawks with the scarce swallowtails who quite simply enjoy the terracotta vases on the terraces too.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
An amazing fortnight!
A beautiful house and pool in the Tuscan Mountains. A perfect getaway from the big smoke. Roger and Rhiannon were very helpful with advice on local attractions and eating suggestions. We hope to return soon! Thanks again! Ben and family.
We are very thrilled to hear that Rhiannon and Roger continue to be appreciated by our guests who simply love our house as we love it too.
We are very happy that you, Ben and family had such a special escape to our corner of paradise.
A wonderful stay! Great house with all accommodations needed. The pool area and view were amazing.
The hosts Roger and Rhiannon are very kind and live next to the house. They were very helpful upon arrival as we arrived late at night (their house is located high up in the mountains and you have to drive on a tricky road to get to the house). The area is very calm and beautiful. The view from the house and pool area is amazing. It feels like you are alone without any neighbours. We are going to recommend this house to our friends!
We are so glad you managed late at night in the Dar to find our home in Tuscany.
We are delighted that you enjoyed our very dear friends who were your hosts.
We hope after a few more drives up and down the road you did not find it so tricky!
Your friends will all be very welcome. Thank you for your time and the sincerity of your review.
We were a family of four with two teenaged children and we had a fabulous week at this property. The kitchen was well equipped and the living quarters were the most comfortable that we have stayed in. The outside areas were superb and the pool was perfect for cooling off in. We wanted a week away from it all and found it at this wonderful property.
Thank you for your sincere review. We love our home in Tuscany so when a family like your really appreciates the home, terraces and pool we are very thrilled.
Thank you again for going to the trouble of writing a review for us.
We had a wonderful stay here. Beautiful scenery and swimming pool. The hosts lived nearby and were friendly, welcoming and very helpful with local knowledge and booking local restaurants.
Thank you for your very sincere review. We very much enjoy hearing how how very dear friends are appreciated as your hosts.
We very much appreciate your the time you have give our home in Tuscany. Our home there is very dear to us.
Sehr ruhige Lage mit Möglichkeiten zum Wandern
Tolles Haus mit eigenem Pool.
Gut ausgestattete Küche und Waschmaschine.
Die Gegend ist traumhaft.
90 minutes to Adriatic coast
Car hire is essential
Nearest airport Perugia - 1hr 15 mins (Ryanair from Stansted)
Pisa 3 hrs, Rimini 2.5 hours, Bologna 2 hours
Rome airport 2.5 hours drive, or train Rome/Arezzo and car hire from Arezzo
Lama/Caprese Michelangelo 10-15 minutes drive with 4 excellent restaurants
Birth house of Michelangelo Buonarotti
Chiusi della Verna 20 minutes - monastery of St Francis of Assisi
Easy reach of Anghiari (35 minutes), Sansepolcro (birthplace of Piero della Francesca), Arezzo (1 hour) with monthly Antiques market
Gubbio, Assisi, Orvieto all within 1.5 hours' drive
Walk through chestnut forest to Mariuccia Pizzeria in Fragaiolo
Local shops in Lama and Caprese Michelangelo 10 -15 mins
Banks, Doctor and Chemist in Caprese Michelangelo, 2 mini supermarkets and ironmonger, laundry, 4 restaurants
Rates & Availability
Booking Notes: 25% deposit on booking balance payable 6 weeks prior to arrival Changeover Day: Saturday or Sunday - flexibility depends on availability