A stone built house with private pool and garden set within the village of Lama near Caprese Michelangelo. The house, being suitable for 4 to 6 people has 2 bedrooms, one twin and one double and a gallery overlooking the living room with double futon sofa bed. The living area is open plan with a fireplace with wood-burning stove, furnished with sofa seating, television, dining table and chairs, and leads out to the new kitchen and covered loggia extension built in early 2014 using traditional materials and methods. The kitchen is fitted with integrated appliances including dishwasher and washing machine and has double sliding doors leading onto the loggia with a built in all-weather barbeque and wooden dining furniture. The passage off the living area leads to the double and twin bedrooms each with views of the surrounding hills and to the bathroom which is equipped with a large rainshower, wc, bidet and basin. There is a desk in the gallery for anyone who needs to work.
Externally there is a further covered seating area under the pergola with table and chairs, and loungers and umbrella are provided on the sunny stone paved pool terrace. The 8 m x 4 m swimming pool with Roman steps is for the exclusive use of the house. (Please note parents with young children that the pool is 1.8 m at the deep end).
Within a few metres of the house is the ever popular Il Refugio restaurant and pizzeria specialising in rural Tuscan food. Also a few steps further is the Spar grocery shop, selling anything from local cheeses and hams to cement and hosepipe accessories! In nearby Caprese there is a selection of good restaurants, as well as shops, cafe/bar, laundry, banks, museum, etc with more excellent restaurants a little further afield. A list of restaurants is included in the guests information pack provided in the house.
There are numerous walks in the area, including the national GEA trail, and routes are often way-marked and numbered and many of these can be started from the house. Some maps and directions are available for guests and guided walks can be arranged, charged locally. Within a couple of minutes walk from the house is a river where it is possible to swim.
Summary: Our admittedly biased opinion is that this is the perfect destination for a multi faceted holiday set in beautiful countryside with a range of fantastic world renowned historic towns and cities to visit, drives through stunning countryside, beautiful walks in a wide range of terrains. Or you could simply chill out by the pool...