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STUNNING FARMHOUSE WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS AND PRIVATE POOL IN TUSCANY.

John Sharp

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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STUNNING FARMHOUSE WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS AND PRIVATE POOL IN TUSCANY.

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday farmhouse in Caprese Michelangelo - Capanno Del Lupo

Three bedroom, rural farmhouse, sleeps 6/7, all en-suite bathrooms,private pool

'A Small Piece Of Heaven In Tuscany' as quoted by a guest and, of course, we must agree!

Capanno Del Lupo is a beautiful stone farmhouse, recently restored, which stands in 20 acres of hillside that merge into chestnut groves and woodland. It's position high in the Tuscan hills offers amazing views, seclusion and tranquillity and is perfectly located for walking enthusiasts.

The house is set over three levels: The ground floor has a well equipped farmhouse kitchen, a dining room with seating for 6/8 and a small sitting room. All these rooms open up to the front terrace which is a sun trap for most of the day. A stone stairway leads to Il Girasole bedroom and then continues on to the next level which has the main sitting room and La Photinia bedroom. This sitting room is the heart of the house and is full of character with a rustic stone sink and a large stone fireplace with a wood burning stove. There is a TV with DVD player and a large selection of DVD's to view; a wooden staircase leads up to the master bedroom, La Rosa, which is complete with private bathroom.

A pretty garden surrounds the farmhouse and the large private swimming pool is set a safe distance from the house.

The owners live in the annexe to the rear of the property and are available for advice if required.

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Suitability:
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

John Sharp

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2011
Speaks English
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I am a born and bred London lad who, with my wife Sue, made a huge life change a couple of years ago to now live in this beautiful part of the world.

John Sharp purchased this farmhouse in 2003

It was love at first sight for us when we saw Capanno Del Lupo and, even though we hadn't intended to buy a property on our weekend away, we were committed. We loved the beauty and privacy of the area, along with the character of the house.

The best part of being at Capanno Del Lupo is the peace and quiet. It really feels as though you've had that 'stop the world I want to get off' moment! It was this that made my wife and I fall in love with the place. The views are a constant source of wonder and never cease to amaze.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Reviews

5
based on 18 holidaymaker reviews

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Stunning farmhouse with spectacular views and private pool in Tuscany.
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
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Stunning farmhouse with spectacular views and private pool in Tuscany.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p813230
+44 (0)7802365356
Caprese Michelangelo Anghiari - Sansepolcro area
5

YOUR OWN PRIVATE HEAVEN

  • 5 out of 5
Capanno del Lupo is like nothing we've experienced so far. If you love nature, peace, beauty and comfort, try it. It's exactly as described, only better. John and Sue are extremely welcoming and helpful. At the same time, if you want to be on your own, you'll never know they are there. The place itself and the views are just stunning. It is really worth it to take a little drive off the beaten track to get there. The house is very comfortable, including the beds (!). The kitchen has everything you will need plus some supplies to keep you going at the very beginning of you stay. During our week there we did a fair share of the usual Tuscan sightseeing, we even got as far as Florence, but our favourite was the nearest little town of Anghiari. A real jewel.
Thank you for a great holiday John and Sue. You'll hear from us again.
Agnieszka
  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Agnieska for your complimentary words, it's always lovely to hear that our guests appreciate Capanno Del Lupo as much as we do!
It was great to meet you all and we look forward to hearing from you again, you will always be welcome here (the grappa is waiting for you already!)

Thank you for holidaying with us.
John & Sue
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Stunning farmhouse with spectacular views and private pool in Tuscany.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p813230
+44 (0)7802365356
Caprese Michelangelo Anghiari - Sansepolcro area
5

UTTERLY FABULOUS

  • 5 out of 5
The charm of the house (beautifully furnished and full of character), the loveliness of the garden and the stupendous views all around totally exceeded our expectations. This really is a get-away-from-it all place with only birdsong to be heard. It is just a wonderful place to relax and destress. The house has everthing you need and feels just like a home (rather than a holiday let).

Sue and John are the most hospitable hosts. They are extremely discreet (you would not know they are there) but are on hand in case of query or in need of advice. They provided a most generous and much appreciated welcome pack which went down a treat after a long journey.

We will certainly be coming back!

Penny & Nigel
  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! It was lovely to meet you and we're glad you went home well rested after the peace and quiet here. Thank you too for leaving everything so tidy, it was much appreciated. It will be lovely to welcome you back!
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Stunning farmhouse with spectacular views and private pool in Tuscany.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p813230
+44 (0)7802365356
Caprese Michelangelo Anghiari - Sansepolcro area
Columbus, OH
5

CHARMING AND WELCOMING

  • 5 out of 5
We loved every moment of our stay in the villa. The villa is surrounded by breathtaking views, and easy access to the historic towns. The hosts, John and Sue, went to great lengths to restore the farmhouse to its original beauty. It is equipped with modern amenities to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. We loved the lavender path to the pool, the organic small garden, the sunrises, the surrounding areas for us to explore.
We had a pleasant surprise when we arrived at the villa by being welcomed by John and Sue with delicious Italian pastries and Tuscan wine.
This is a trip we will remember forever - we successfully managed to mix the relaxing days at the villa with high paced day trips to the historic towns.
I do not say this very often - but we do hope to come back in the next few years!
  • Review Submitted: 27-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely words! It was a pleasure having you to stay and we really hope you do come back in a few years it will be great to see you again. :)
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Stunning farmhouse with spectacular views and private pool in Tuscany.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p813230
+44 (0)7802365356
Caprese Michelangelo Anghiari - Sansepolcro area
Austria
5

PEACEFUL PLACE OF BEAUTY

  • 5 out of 5
This was a magical place in the mountains with a fantastic view and lots of character. The house has been carefully renovated to retain its patina while providing all the modern day comforts like ensuite bathrooms for each room. And lots of hot water. The house is up the side of a mountain (big hill?) covered with mixed forest including a plantation of old chestnut trees. Closer to the house you will also find fruit trees.

The pool is ideal for swimming lengths and very refreshing on hot days with the temperature ranging between 22 and 24 degrees. And the view from the pool is excellent.

We spent our days exploring the local towns and museums, chasing the local markets and lounging around in the garden. Our hosts gave us splendid tips regarding local restaurants and the Locanda across from the access road and the pizzeria in Anghiari were favourites.

One evening we stayed at home with Sue teaching us how to make our own pizzas and John cooking them in the original pizza oven attached to the house. Topped off with lots of Prosecco, it was a night to remember.

Also on Sue's suggestion our young people went horseriding. Matteo took them on a trek through the forest to Capanno del Lupo and back again. A big recommendation to all riders. Matteo selects the horses according to people's abilities.

Sadly we did not have time for winetasting at the house. One week is simply not enough.

We even miss driving up the access road with all of its irregularities. It was great fun, as too was the thunderstorm during the last night which had us all awake and listening with bated breath.

Definately a place to come back to again. Thank you Sue and John (PS. I submitted a review straight after my holiday - but it didn't appear. I hope I'm not writing the same thing twice.
  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review! It was a pleasure getting to know you all and having you to stay here. We're so glad you enjoyed the horse riding, we loved seeing the youngsters riding into the hills. It would be great to see you here again, hopefully for longer next time. Sue & John
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Stunning farmhouse with spectacular views and private pool in Tuscany.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p813230
+44 (0)7802365356
Caprese Michelangelo Anghiari - Sansepolcro area
5

PERFECT ACCOMMODATION, EXCELLENT WELCOME!

  • 5 out of 5
We enjoyed a wonderful stay at this superb villa and would gladly go back!
The area is truly beautiful and peaceful, with breathtaking views, ideal for a 'chill-out' holiday. The house is very clean and well equipped, beautifully maintained. The owners are friendly and helpful and live on site which is a bonus as they are accessible for help but dont interfere with your holiday. The house is located on a hill top, the view from the pool is scenic.
All in all it was an enjoyable and relaxing stay, and we highly recommend this house...
  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments! It was a pleasure having you to stay and you will always have a warm welcome here, we hope to see you again.
business
Stunning farmhouse with spectacular views and private pool in Tuscany.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p813230
+44 (0)7802365356
Caprese Michelangelo Anghiari - Sansepolcro area
5

RELAXING HOLIDAY!

  • 5 out of 5
My wife and I stayed for one week at Capanno Del Lupo as part of our tour in Italy. There was only one challenge en route from Roma at the destination – to keep our Fiat 500 unbroken on a bumpy road up to the house …
Hospitable and friendly owners, Sue and John, welcomed us warmly. It was so nice to have a bottle of chilled prosecco by the pool and just wonder amazing views. “This is all yours now”, they said.
Il Capanno del Lupo was just what we expected based on overview and photos (thanks to Sue’s photographing skills). The house is impressive and furnished on a good taste, fitting well in its old atmosphere.
For us, the best part of being there was peace and quiet; we really needed for couple of lazy days first before we explored the medieval town of Anghiari, which was so lovely in the evening. The village of Caprese Michelangelo, the birthplace of famous Renaissance artist Michelangelo, is also worth visiting (next week we saw his amazing art both in Firenze and Venezia).
It was a memorable evening, when Sue trained my wife to bake pizza in traditional stone oven – you have to try that! And thanks John, those rosemary potatoes were delicious!
With best regards,
Sarita & Jari
  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sarita & Jari for your lovely words!
It was a pleasure having you to stay here and we're so glad you recharged your batteries - you certainly looked far more relaxed when you left us. So glad your Fiat 500 was actually man enough, after all, to manage our bumpy road - it's always a humorous talking point, though if you'd had a problem we'd have been quite happy to put the Fiat in our car boot and carry it up! :)
We hope to see you again when you next feel the need to escape and recharge - you will always be welcome. With best wishes, John & Sue
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Location

Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Perugia
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Arrezo
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Sansepolcro E45
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
Rimini
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Manzi
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Citta Di Castello
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Locanda Di Viandante
Car: necessary

Capanno Del Lupo nestles high in the hills, mid way between the village of Caprese Michelangelo and the medieval town of Anghiari. This 200 year old farmhouse is set in 20 acres of natural Tuscan countryside and offers total privacy and seclusion with spectacular scenery. These stunning views are ideal for painting and photography. The house is perfectly situated for that relaxing, 'away from it all' escape yet is in easy reach of the historical and cultural delights that La Verna, Poppi, Arezzo, Cortona, Gubbio, Assisi, Perugia, Siena and Florence all have to offer. Day trips to Rome are also possible. The farmhouse is close to a marked route so is ideally situated for walking the surrounding hills. Also in walking distance is a restaurant offering local produce and the small hamlet of Manzi which has a grocery store selling fresh pasta and home made cakes. Oil and wine tasting is available at the local oil mill. Anghiari and Sansepolcro hold markets every week and both towns have a selection of wonderful restaurants. Cookery classes, wine tours, treks in the Tuscan hills and horse riding can be arranged on request. Enjoy the many local festivals that take place throughout the year.

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Rental rates for this holiday farmhouse in Caprese Michelangelo, Anghiari - Sansepolcro area

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Summer 2014
28 Jun 2014 - 29 Aug 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,550
for 7 nights
£1,550
 
 
Autumn 2014
30 Aug 2014 - 24 Oct 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,190
for 7 nights
£1,190
 
 
Late 2014
25 Oct 2014 - 27 Dec 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£895
for 7 nights
£895
 
 
Winter 2015
3 Jan 2015 - 27 Mar 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£695
for 7 nights
£695
 
 
Low Season 2015
28 Mar 2015 - 22 May 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£895
for 7 nights
£895
 
 
Spring 2015
23 May 2015 - 26 Jun 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,095
for 7 nights
£1,095
 
 
Summer 2015
27 Jun 2015 - 28 Aug 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,595
for 7 nights
£1,595
 
 
Autumn 2015
29 Aug 2015 - 25 Sep 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,195
for 7 nights
£1,195
 
 
Late 2015
26 Sep 2015 - 19 Dec 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£945
for 7 nights
£945
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee 50
Notes Central heating is not included in the rates. An extra charge of 250 euro a week is incurred if heating is required. There is an unlimited supply of wood for the wood burners at no extra cost.

All bed linen and towels are included in the rates.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Caprese Michelangelo in Anghiari - Sansepolcro area

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Alarm Clock
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Oven ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Hob ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Il Girasole - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Suitable as a family room
    La Photinia - 1 Double Bed
    La Rosa - 1 Double Bed
  • All bedrooms are comfortably furnished and decorated to a high standard. Bedroom 3 is ideal as the family room as it is spacious enough to accommodate a cot or small extra bed, double doors open up to a small garden area and spectacular views. The en-suite bathroom has a large double shower. Bedroom 1 occupies the whole top floor and is totally private with its own bathroom. All bedrooms have traditional features and exposed beams.
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Player
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Library ...
  • Music Library
Outside:
  • Tennis ...
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Deck Chairs
  • Large Cooler
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • water parks
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • gambling casinos
  • walking
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The location and layout of the property is more suited to older children. Children under 5 will need constant supervision. The house is accessed by a 1.5km mountain road that is bumpy and not suitable for low profile vehicles.

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