Located in the heart of the Maremma, in southern Tuscany, Le Capannacce sits alone on a hilltop with wide open views of wooded valleys, olive groves and distant villages. The house is a 'podere' or farmhouse that dates back to the mid 18th century, now lovingly restored with many of the original details preserved. The property is surrounded by hundreds of hectares of private reserve.
There are six spacious double bedrooms, each with bathroom en suite; a huge kitchen; four terraces, three living rooms, a dining room, a library, a games room and a swimming pool. Both floors of the house boast beautiful wooden beam ceilings over 14 feet high.
French doors positioned all along the ground floor of the house open onto the terrace which remains shaded throughout the heat of the day. A long marble dining table beneath a vine-covered pergola seats 14. A small terrace off the kitchen with table and chairs provides a shaded spot for breakfast in the early morning.
A large fireplace, two wood-burning stoves and a biomass-powered central heating system keep the house warm during cooler months. Solar panels provide hot water 6 months of the year. Radiators can be adjusted remotely with wifi-controlled thermostats.
Wireless Internet is available in every room in the house and in many of the outdoor areas around it. Apple TV with Netflix, HBO, iTunes, AirTunes wireless streaming avail on multiple stereos.
Le Capannacce is a full service villa. Our housekeeper cleans the house daily, makes the beds and provides a laundry service for our guests. The pool is cleaned daily and our gardeners maintain the property on a weekly basis.
Two hectares of private garden surround the house, dotted with potted flowers, an olive grove, and a cypress-lined drive. Hammocks hang in the trees all around the garden. Tables and chairs are sprinkled around in the shade for cocktail hour and card games.
The outbuildings house a large covered terrace adjacent and open to the pool, with daybeds and a dining table. The swimming pool measures 10m x 6m and is surrounded by beds of lavender and rosemary. Our many loungers can be positioned anywhere on the travertine surround.
An outdoor shower with hot and cold water, and a changing room are just off the pool, on a small terrace around the corner.
Also located in the outbuildings is our outdoor kitchen. Between the travertine countertops sits a 200 year old brick oven, ideal for baking bread and pizza. A large traditional BBQ grill insert is also on hand in the kitchen which comes fully equipped with refrigerator and 6-burner stove top.
A full range of catering services is available upon request.
Games include ping pong and trampolining.
Shaded parking is available for up to four cars.