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RESTORED STONE VILLAGE HOUSE WITH PRIVATE POOL

Caprese Michelangelo, Arezzo, Italy
  • Villa936 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay3 - 7 nights

2 bedrooms sleeps 4-5

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...

Owner

The owner

  • Member Since 2011
  • Response rate: 80%
  • Response time: within two days
  • Speaks: english

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Swimming pool
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV

      Bedrooms

      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single
      • Gallery
        1 double, Futon sofa bed in gallery
      • Please note that a small part of the house is attached to the neighbouring property.

      Bathrooms

      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, bidet

        Location Type

          • Rural
          • Village

            Theme

              • Family
              • Tourist Attractions

                Meals

                  • Guests provide their own meals

                    General

                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Fireplace
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Parking
                        For 2 cars
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Tumble Dryer
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Wood Stove
                        In season. Wood provided by arrangement chargeable locally

                        Kitchen

                          • Grill
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Freezer
                          • Coffee Maker
                            Espresso/ cappuccino, mokka and cafetiere
                          • Kitchen
                            New kitchen with integrated appliances
                          • Oven
                            Fan oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster

                            Dining

                              • Dining
                                Internal open plan and outside loggia area
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people

                                Entertainment

                                  • Books
                                  • Books for Adults
                                  • DVD Player
                                    Bluray
                                  • Games
                                  • Games for Kids
                                  • Television
                                    No reception- for DVDs only
                                  • Toys
                                    Large dominoes

                                    Outside

                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Furniture
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Patio
                                      • Porch / Veranda
                                      • Porch Furniture
                                      • Terrace

                                        Suitability

                                          • smoking allowed
                                            Outside only please
                                          • suitable for elderly or infirm
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Outdoor Pool
                                              • Private Pool
                                                Note depth is 1.8m- children must be supervised

                                                Attractions

                                                  • autumn foliage
                                                  • churches
                                                  • festivals
                                                  • forests
                                                  • museums
                                                  • playground
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • water parks
                                                  • winery tours
                                                  • zoo

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • outlet shopping
                                                      • photography
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • walking

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • Babysitter
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • hospital
                                                          • laundromat
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • cycling
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • tennis

                                                                Notes

                                                                  • Free wireless internet is available to guests- you will need a laptop, notebook or smart phone. By arrangement a computer can be made available. A wide-screen television (no TV tuner) and Bluray/ DVD is provided together with a bedroom television and DVD player. There is a desk in the gallery for anyone who needs to work and a washing machine in the kitchen and fold up drying racks provided.. Babysitting possible by arrangement, charged locally. Cooking lessons available on request, charged locally.

                                                                    24 Reviews

                                                                    Wonderful4.9/5

                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Lovely villa and location

                                                                    Loved the house - especially the pool. Perfect for our family. Lots of places nearby to visit for half day trips before getting back to the pool. Fantastic pizzas from the restaurant at the end of the road and a delicious meal in Boca de Michelangelo and great take away pizza from the end of the road.
                                                                    Submitted:
                                                                    Aug 13, 2017
                                                                    Stayed:
                                                                    Aug 2017
                                                                    Owner's Response:Glad our guest enjoyed their stay and some of the many fabulous restaurants around.

                                                                    Lovely stay in rural Tuscany

                                                                    We had a lovely time staying in the little village of Lama. The villa was absolutely perfect for what we wanted - a great place to relax and enjoy the sun & pool, and lots to do & see in the surrounding area. We visited the local restaurant a lot more than planned but that is a testament to the great food (especially steaks & pizzas!), service, and value for money. Lesley was really helpful throughout the booking process with everything running perfectly before and during our stay. Would definitely recommend this place to others.
                                                                    Submitted:
                                                                    Sep 08, 2016
                                                                    Stayed:
                                                                    Aug 2016

                                                                    Lovely villa in quiet hamlet

                                                                    A fabulous week spent in a lovely villa. It is very well equipped with everything you could possibly need for a family holiday. The villa description is spot-on and is a very high specification (notably the kitchen and bathroom). The pool is great for the kids (aged 10 and 12), if a bit chilly! Big enough to swim in as well as play! The local area is good to explore (Arezzo, Anghiari, Chuisi della Verna), so we did not go further afield to the larger cities. Local restaurants are great - the one at the top of the road (il Refugio) is really good, but can be a bit busy at weekends. We had a cooking session in the villa with the chef from Quele Donne bar which was reasonably priced and great fun - the kids joined in with gusto and ate everything! A really nice place to spend a quiet week away from it all in the Italian countryside!
                                                                    Submitted:
                                                                    Sep 03, 2016
                                                                    Stayed:
                                                                    Aug 2016

                                                                    Lovely Tuscan Escape

                                                                    We have enjoyed another stay at this lovely Tuscan Holiday Home. We were very impressed with the kitchen extension and the outdoor bbq/eating area, made the house even more comfortable. Also the new shower is fantastic!Enjoyed the peace and quiet of the area while having fun in the pool and the garden. Managed to visit Florence this time which was absolutely stunning, although a day isn't long enough to take it all in. Thank you again.
                                                                    Submitted:
                                                                    Aug 22, 2016
                                                                    Stayed:
                                                                    Aug 2016
                                                                    Owner's Response:We are glad that our guests were pleased with the new extension as it makes such a difference to us too. We are pleased that they had such a good time again on their return visit.

                                                                    Amazing 2 week stay

                                                                    Well recommended house in an amazing location with views in all directions. The villa and pool are of an extremely high standard and kept well through out. Some excellent recommends within the packs but do speak with Jeremy who can provide some local knowledge and advise. This was our first time in Italy but we will certainly be returning.
                                                                    Submitted:
                                                                    Aug 12, 2016
                                                                    Stayed:
                                                                    Jul 2016

                                                                    Peaceful villa in rural Italy

                                                                    Beautiful peaceful place and the surrounding countryside is stunning. Your recommendations for eating and sightseeing were perfect and we had everything we needed in the villa. The pool is wonderful and was an added bonus. Villa was larger than expected and the outside spaces private and well-kept. A really relaxing stay.
                                                                    Submitted:
                                                                    Aug 02, 2016
                                                                    Stayed:
                                                                    Jul 2016
                                                                    Owner's Response:We are glad that our recommendations were appreciated and pleased that our guests enjoyed their stay so much.

                                                                    Location

                                                                    Caprese Michelangelo, Arezzo, Italy

                                                                    Located in Lama, a rural village in the stunning Tuscan hills a couple of minutes drive from Caprese Michelangelo, birthplace of Michelangelo. 20 min drive away is Anghiari one of the finest medieval towns in Italy, and a further 5 min takes you to the walled medieval city of Sansepolcro, a much overlooked Tuscan city, birthplace of Piero della Francesca. Arezzo, the regional capital is 45 min away and in the opposite direction a spectacular 15 min drive takes you to the Franciscan monastery of La Verna. This beautiful area in eastern Tuscany is in the centre of Italy and allows daytrip access not only to the popular tourist destinations of Tuscany (such as Arezzo, Cortona, Florence, Siena, Montepulciano, Chianti etc) but also those lesser feted but equally interesting destinations in Umbria (such as Perugia, Assisi, Orvieto, Todi, Gubbio etc) as well as attractions in Le Marche and Emilia Romagna. Rome is also feasible within a day but by train rather than car. Other Activities: Guided walks and cookery lessons on request Golf: Nearest golf course that we are aware of (as non-golfers) is in Poppi, another In Sinalunga beyond Arezzo and the beautiful Ugolino course near Florence.

                                                                    $140avg/night
                                                                    24 Reviews

                                                                    Wonderful 4.9/5

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