|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
The house is on two floors connected by a spiral staircase, two bedrooms and bathroom on the ground, a large room on the first floor with kitchen and dining and lounge area with fireplace, panoramic views, swimming pool. E 'it equipped with a private garden, fenced, with a table for eating out food and chairs for relaxing. The pool is surrounded by greenery, facing the mountains and overlooking the village of Caprese Michelangelo.
The house is in a lovely location with nearby village of Lama nearby and other little villages to explore as well as nice hiking areas. The swimming pool is also nice although a little on the cold side if you have small children. The outside eating area is nice in the garden.
The host Lucia is lovely and has just got the right balance of being around if you need her but mainly respecting your privacy which is great.
The house itself is nice upstairs. However, we found that it was quite dirty with a lot of dust and cobwebs around the whole house and downstairs particularly was pretty dusty and dirty and also felt quite damp as it is in a basement. The downstairs is where the bedrooms and bathroom is and I'm not exaggerating when I say that we dreaded getting into bed at night as it felt dirty and damp. I feel bad about writing this in a review as the host was lovely but I definitely wouldn't come back and wouldn't recommend it. I am not someone that has really high expectations regarding cleanliness and I'm not a particularly tidy person, just in case you thought I was fussy. Both my children had coughs on a night here and I think this is due to the dust. All that the host needs to do to improve her property is hire a cleaner. It was just things like the BBQ was filthy and the previous people who came obviously hadn't cleaned it after using but this should have been checked by the host. It's not pleasant having to scrub someone else's bits of meat off the rack. I know you can't expect luxury for the price but I would expect somewhere to be clean.
This is a great barn set in perfect surroundings. It is a very 'natural' building which was clean. The wifi works perfectly. The owner, Lucia, lives next door and is available when you need help but otherwise leaves you to it - which I find perfect for a peaceful holiday. Not only was she kind and helpful but her dog Mini was a delight! The pool was fabulous and the views from it were to die for. In fact, the views from all around the barn were amazing. We visited nearby Caprese Michelangelo and Anghiari which were all very interesting. There is a Spar in Lama where the ladies are really delightful, fussing over the children and allowing them to try the cheeses/meats before buying. If you need more provisions, nearby Sansepolcro has a massive Co-op. This is a very unspoilt part of Tuscany - we loved it. I hope to return to the barn very soon.
Found the location idyllic and peaceful as the hole South Toscany, near so many famous towns of Umbria and Toscany to sightsee.
The barn was well equipped with all the necessity a family of 4 needs while on holiday, my boys loved the pool and the views of hill Michelangelo Caprese.
The owner was kind and very helpful during our stay and I wish her the very best and success for the future.
I'm sure I will be coming back if we decide to visit this area again.
I would like to mention that at walking distance of 20 minutes max, there is a fantastic restaurant named "Il Rifugio" where food is divine and steaks to die for at a very reasonable prices, which in now days you can dream about... remember to bring a torch with you as on the way back at night, it's very useful (you are in a remote countryside)
Surprised that this area of "Lama" di Caprese Michelangelo has not picked up with lots of tourism but relieved at the same time....
Stayed a week in october 2011. The barn is well restored, comfortable, heated and clean. The owner was very helpful and had some good tips on where to go.
We definitely recommend to anyone who wants a quiet holiday in the Tuscan countryside.
Solch einen ruhigen und erholsamen Urlaub haben wir vorher noch nie erlebt. Das Häuschen bietet alles was man braucht, sogar WLAN für den 15 jährigen Sohn ist vorhanden. Die Lage ist klasse, der Pool mit seinen Liegemöglichkeiten (Schatten oder Sonne) einmalig. Ein kleiner Gartenbereich ist dankenswerter Weise eingezäunt, so dass sich unser Hund in diesem Bereich frei bewegen konnte (Der hat übrigens auch den ganzen Urlaub gechilt). Die Vermieterin Lucia ist sehr höflich und zurückhaltend, steht aber für Fragen und Hilfestellungen jederzeit bereit!
Die Gegend ist sehr ruhig und vom Tourismus nur wenig berührt, da sieht man dann für Tage nur italienische Nummernschilder; ist auch klasse!
Einkaufen kann man im ca. 2km entfernten Dorf Lama in einem, bei uns mittlerweile fast ausgestorbenen Dorfladen, der wirklich alles hat.
Für größere Einkäufe bietet sich der Coop oder Netto in Sansepolcro an, etwa in 25 km Entfernung; hier bietet sich ebenfalls ein Besuch der wunderschönen Altstadt an.
Wer etwas für sein Seelenheil tun möchte, fährt am besten mal nach La Verna. Das Kloster La Verna liegt am Südwesthang des Monte Penna und nördlich von Chiusi della Verna auf 1128 Meter und wurde von Franz von Assisi gegründet, es ist zum großen Teil frei zugänglich. Die Entfernung beträgt ca. 20 km.´
Wenn man aber von Bergen und Tälern mal genug hat so ist man in ca. 100 km in Gatteo A mare oder Cesenatico am schönen Meer.
Zum Schluss noch eine Empfehlung für das in Lama befindliche Restaurant Il Refugio: Bestes Esses (egal ob Pizza, Steaks, toskanisches) zu unschlagbaren Preisen. Das Lokal hat einen so guten Ruf in der eigenen Bevölkerung (uns wurde gesagt der Einzugsbereich legt bei 40 - 50 km Umland), dass man zumindest in der Hauptsaison reservieren sollte.
Ganz zum Schluss: Wir waren fast 4 Wochen dort, haben uns erholt wie nie, und bei Amazon hatte ich eine Standleitung zu meinem Kindle, weil ich so viel gelesen habe.
Liebe Lucia! Danke noch mal für den schönen Urlaub!
Gruß aus Köln
We have enjoyed our week stay in Lucia's lovely barn. Although basic the property has all you need for a great holiday. The swimming pool was very good in particular after a hot day. The way you can swim and enjoy the beauty of surrounding mountains were wonderful. Lucia was very welcoming and helpful with local information and suggestions of good places to visit nearby. Well recommended.
The campaign of Caprese and nearby areas is still very natural, rivers, large forests of chestnut and beech trees, numerous small and beautiful medieval villages to visit, excellent restaurants that cook truffles, mushrooms, wild boar and local chestnuts.
Many walks with beautiful views.
Very quiet, cool and breezy even in the warmest periods in the village tennis courts, shops, bars and takeaways.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
I prezzi pubblicati sono per due persone. Il terzo e quarto occupante, escluso bambini fino a 8 anni pagano 50 euro a testa a settimana in più.
La caparra è il 30% dell'importo e viene restituita solo se la disdetta viene data almeno un mese prima dell'arrivo.
Anche il saldo deve essere inviato un mese prima dell'arrivo.