Country home, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 6 pax, in a tuscan genuine countryside.
michele ferrara, owner
- english, french, italian
About michele ferrara, owner
We bought the property more than 20 years ago. We have done a big restauration work, in several installments. Planted olive trees and more wine. Reshaped the cellar, we make wine and oil for the family and guests, not a commercial production, although under certification procedures. We are retired, an ex computers systems manager and a librarian archeologist.
michele ferrara, owner purchased this House in 1989
Why michele ferrara, owner chose Montefollonico
Secluded location in unmatched historical and agricultural territory. Historical and cultural sites nearby include Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino and Val d'Orcia (UNESCO World Heritage List), Cortona, Chiusi, Monte San Savino, Siena, Arezzo, Perugia and Lake Trasimeno which are all within 75 minutes drive. The thermal spas and bathing at Chianciano, Bagno Vignoni, Bagni San Filippo and Rapolano are no more than half an hour's drive away. There are three swimming pools within 10 kilometers and tennis courts, horseback riding and mountain biking are nearby.
What makes this House unique
Best fitted for people looking for history, arts, good food and nature. The farm offers a preserved country environment and social relations. You will be in a secluded place, from where you can reach an historical and lively village, Montefollonico, to make your shopping, to drink something and see people at the sport bar. You can decide to go and see number of historical sites in the whereabouts, or simply stay there.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Steps inside. Better take care of children.Steps inside. Better take care of children.
Pets allowed - On demand.On demand.
No parties/events - on demandon demand
No smoking - Smoking not allowed inside.Smoking not allowed inside.
Max guests: 6 - 6 persons6 persons
Minimum age of primary renter: 21 - minimum 21minimum 21
- • Please, read the attached "Rental agreement", before booking. •Veuillez lire le "Contrat de location" ci-joint avant de réserver.
- • Bitte lesen Sie vor der Buchung die beiliegende "Mietvertrag". • Prego, leggere le "Contratto di affitto" qui allegato, prima di prenotare.
Fantastic. When can we move in? ;)
Really a beautiful place in a beautiful area. So peaceful, decorated with such style and care. A place to dream about.
Signora Maddalena told me that you were dismayed not to be there longer than 4 days. I do hope to see you next time. Cheers, also by all cats staying around here.....
The best views, a wonderful property, most gracious hosts, and access to Toscana.
Thank you Ethan. I appreciate your care and attention regarding the spot. grazie Michele.
Absolutely amazing villa with the most breathtaking views! The location is at the end of a dirt road so you are guaranteed privacy. There were certain days where we just did not want to leave the villa as everything that we wanted was already here. The villa is extremely well located, close to all the hillside towns that you need to see. It is also very well equipped and very tastefully furnished. Michele, the owner was very responsive and very friendly, calling us to make sure that everything was going good. We will definitely com back again.
Our sincere appreciation for your comments and glad you enjoy. That's a strong reason for us to try to keep the place to the most we can. Grazie. Cristina e Michele.
Beautiful Tuscan Farmhouse
The views of the hillsides and Montepulciano are fantastic! The farmhouse is quaint, quiet and secluded. But, still a short drive/walk to restaurants and groceries in Montefollonico. The house is fully-equipped for those wanting to make their own meals. The furnishings are gorgeous yet comfortable. Plenty of room for 6. Property is well located within a 1 1/2 hr. drive from Firenze and a short drive to many of the Tuscan sights. We wish we had more time here and were here maybe a month earlier to fully enjoy the two terraces. Will definitely consider booking here again on our next trip to Tuscany....so much to see!! The owner and the housekeeper are extremely helpful.
Thankyou very much, Nida & Bill. This is of great satisfaction to us. Michele e Cristina.
Beautiful home and view
We loved our stay at Capanne. We stayed for 5 nights and were awestruck every morning by the view out of every window. The house is down a long dirt road and very secluded and quiet, surrounded by olive trees and with spectacular views to Montelpuciano. At the same time, it is an easy drive to Montelpuciano, Pienza and other hilltowns. We wish we could have stayed longer!
The town of Montefollonico is a nice long walk or a short drive away. I lovely little walled hill town with a couple of very nice restaurants and a grocery store, as well as a ceramic store. We had dinner out twice and both meals were fantastic.
The house itself is lovely and full of character. Very lovingly furnished and maintained. The housekeeper is very helpful with the check in and stopped by every day. The owner, MIchele, checked in on us several times, including the day we arrived and made sure that we had dinner reservations in town that night. He also was very responsive when we lost power one night. He and his family made us feel very welcome, even inviting us to join them for dinner when we were in Rome a week after our stay at Le Capanne.
The house is well-equipped with updated baths and a lovely small kitchen, that is very manageable for cooking dinners. As the house is in the country, there are some bugs around, esp. ladybugs, but that added to the charm of the home.
We would highly recommend Le Capanne for anyone who wants a quiet, tranquil stay in the heart of Tuscany. We hope we can visit again someday!
Villa MULINELLO is part of farm (podere) Capanne di Sopra, located 1.2 Kms from the village of Montefollonico and 7 kms. from Montepulciano.
It enjoys a splendid panoramic view above the Montepulciano’s valley and its XV century temple of Saint Biagio.
At 450 mts above sea level, the horizon widens onto the skyline of Montepulciano to the south, Val d’Orcia hilly border and top of Mount Amiata to the west, the hill of Montefollonico to the north.
Some 400 meters from the bituminized road, the site remains secluded, while accessible only via a private driveway, ensuring that you will be holidaying in the midst of olive groves, vineyards and woods.
You will need a car to go there. It can be reached in a 20-minute drive from Bettolle - Val di Chiana exit of Rome-Florence A1 Highway, or 30-minute drive from Chiusi Railway Station.
The closest airports are:
•Roma Fiumicino , 210 kms. ( 130 mls.)
•Pisa , 190 kms. ( 130 mls.)
•Firenze, 120 kms. ( 75 mls.)
To preserve the rural character of the site the owners chose not to build any swimming pool. In any city nearby there is a public swimming pool. Thermal spas of Chianciano, Bagno Vignoni, Bagni San Filippo and Rapolano Terme are no more than half an hour drive.
Historical and cultural sites nearby: Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino, Cortona, Chiusi, Monte San Savino, Siena, Arezzo, Perugia and Lake Trasimeno, which are all within 75 minutes’ drive. Tennis courts, horseback riding and mountain biking are nearby.
Montefollonico provides basic services as food shops, post office, bank, pharmacy, restaurants, and sport bar.
THINGS TO DO (distance from the house in Kms)
• Sant’ Albino, Piscine Fonte Bellezza (10 )
• Montepulciano Stazione, Piscina comunale (10 )
• Trequanda, Piscina comunale ( 8 )
• San Casciano dei Bagni, Piscina delle Terme (30 )
• Bettolle, Piscine Apogeo (10 )
THERMAL POOLS AND SPAS
• Bagni San Filippo, Terme di San Filippo ( 20 )
• Bagno Vignoni, Albergo delleTerme (16 )
• Rapolano Terme, Antica Querciaiola (20 )
• Rapolano Terme, Terme San Giovanni (20 )
• Sarteano, Parco delle piscine ( 15 )
• Terme di Montepulciano, Sant’Albino (10 )
• Chianciano, Terme di Chianciano (10 )
• Chianciano, Terme Sant’Elena (10 )
WEEKLEY MARKETS (always in the morning)
• Mondays: Siena, Foiano della Chiana
• Tuesdays: Chiusi, Montefollonico (afternoon)
• Wednesdays: Chianciano Terme , Siena, Monte San Savino
• Thursdays: Cetona, Montepulciano, Rapolano Terme, San Gimignano, Lucignano
• Fridays : Montalcino, Pienza, Sarteano, Torrita Di Siena
• Saturdays: Asciano, Buonconvento, Cetona, Montepulciano Stazione, Poggibonsi, Siena, Sinalunga, Bettole, Arezzo, Cortona, Sansepolcro
• Cantine Vittorio Innocenti , Montefollonico
• Cantina Contucci, Montepulciano
• Cantina Il Conventino, Montepulciano
• Tenuta Valdipiatta, Montepulciano
• Cantina Casale Daviddi, Montepulciano Stazione
• Cantina Crociani, Montepulciano
• Cantina Gattavecchi, Montepulciano
• Az. Agr. Poggio alla Sala, Montepulciano
• Cantina Poliziano, Montepulciano
• Avignonesi, Montepulciano
TENNIS COURTS - GOLFS COURTS • Montepulciano, via di Martiena ( 7 )
• Sinalunga, Circolo tennis (14 )
• Bettolle, Circolo tennis (10 )
• S. Casciano dei Bagni Circolo tennis (50)
• Cetona via Campo delle Fiere (40)
• Trequanda, via del Leccetello ( 8 )
• Bettolle, Golf Club Val di Chiana (10 )
The owner will provide more details.