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LA CAPANNA DI FRANCA 6+2 sleeps, villa with private pool at exclusive use!

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps: 6 + 2. Bedrooms: 3, Bathrooms: 3

- The INSURANCE TO COVER CANCELLATION penalties (from the time of the reservation to the beginning of the stay) will be INCLUDED IN THE FINAL PRICE;

- Our STAFF will be at your complete disposal for ensuring you a care-free holiday;

- Our BOOKING OFFICE OPEN 7/7 with MULTI-LANGUAGES TRAVEL SPECIALISTS, with perfect knowledge of the villas and their location;




PRIVATE STRUCTURE. La Capanna di Franca is an old barn which, in 2006, thanks to careful restoration work that has enhanced the original architectural style, was transformed into a warm and comfortable country house. Standing in the medieval hamlet of Palazzavelli, a tiny cluster of houses just one kilometre from the centre of Sovicille, but in an independent position, this rustic stone farmhouse is surrounded by a lush garden with a beautiful view from the windows of the first floor over the surrounding countryside against the background of Siena which is just a few kilometres away. Immersed in the natural oasis of the Montagnola Senese which is rich with the evidence of an ancient past marked by the passage of great civilizations, it is the perfect setting for fans of unspoiled nature who can explore it, directly from the property, either walking, mountain biking or horseback riding along the trails in the woods. Its geographical position makes it a perfect departure point for discovering the art masterpieces and the fine food and wine specialities in the most suggestive villages of the area, such as Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino and the picturesque hamlets of Chianti. The highway, a few kilometres away, leads you easily to Cortona, San Gimignano and other important Tuscan art cities such as Florence, Lucca and Pisa.


The house has two floors. The entrance on the ground floor leads directly into a spacious, open-plan living area composed of a lounge with a large fireplace, dining area and kitchen. This floor includes a study with single sofa bed, a bathroom with shower and the laundry. A travertine and wrought-iron staircase in the living room leads up to the first floor consisting of two double bedrooms, one with ensuite bathroom with shower, a triple bedroom and a bathroom with whirlpool tub. A flight of stairs leads up to a loft area with a super panoramic window and fitted out with gym equipment.


The park around the house covers an area of about 5000 square metres, mainly lawn. From the entrance gate of the property a driveway bordered by rows of cypresses takes guests through the well-kept, blooming garden with typical plants such as cork and holm oaks, mulberry and olive trees alternating with palms and pomegranates. Bushes of rose and broom colour the many shades of green while beds of seasonal flowers border the stone path that leads to the pool. The atmosphere is quiet and reserved and entices one to spend time outdoors and to organize pleasant meals under the gazebo, furnished with table and chairs, right outside the living room French window.

Swimming Pool

The infinity pool is immersed in the beautiful garden just 15 m from the house. Bordered along one side by a discreet hedge, it is framed by fragrant roses and surrounded by a carpet of well-kept lawn where the sunbathing area has been set up with sunbeds, umbrellas and a hammock. The rectangular-shaped pool, with border in Tuscan travertine and internally lined with mosaic tiles, has large steps for access to the water. It measures 6 x 12 m with a varying depth of 1,20 m to 2,20 m. and has chlorine purification. There is an outdoor shower and lighting both inside and outside the pool. Finally, completing the area, is a pergola with table and chairs. The pool is open from the last Saturday in April to the first Saturday in October.

(We remind that the herein contained information and any possible updates are to be attested by the Property Manager).

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About Us

Emma Villas
Emma Villas srl Unipersonale
Via Duccio di Buoninsegna, 22
00142 Roma
L.R.T 51/1986, N.178974
OPERATORE TURISTICO ITALIANO Autorizzato dalla provincia di Siena N. 178974 L.R.T 51/1986
VAT Reg No01188760522

Property Manager
Emma Villas
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the Sovicille around the Province of Siena

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Bath (no shower) , Jacuzzi tub
  • 2 with shower, 1 with Jacuzzi tub. En suite bathrooms: 1
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Study - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • 2 doubles, 1 triple, 1 single sofa bed in the study
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Yard
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Suitable for elderly. babycot, mosquito screens, alarm-system, video entryphone, safe; Fenced: No; Height above sea level: 243 m


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average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Wonderful property in Tuscany!!!!! :-)

  • 5 of 5

The property is wonderful, the garden and pool area is beautifully maintained. Very nicely finished. The owners were very friendly and helpful. Very panoramic location.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing property, with ideal location

  • 5 of 5

The property was amazing. It was an ideal location. Close to Siena and an idea location for exploring all the different areas within Tuscany. The property is clean, well kept and beautiful decorated. The grounds and the pool are also beautiful. I would recommend this property for sure.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful Tuscan setting

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for the first week of September. It's a beautiful old farmhouse that has been updated with modern kitchen and bathrooms. We loved that they kept the wood beams and old stone walls. The house was very spacious and clean. The kitchen was well equipped for making dinners at home. The owners (a lovely family) were so sweet and even left us fresh fruit, a bottle of Prosecco and bottles of water. The landscaping was beautiful! The grass was so green and the flowers so bright and tons of fruit trees. We also loved taking dips in the pool every morning. There were two outdoor patios and a wood grill. We were only a 15 minute drive from Siena which is an awesome medieval town. All in all, a lovely vacation and I wish we were still there.

Demetra, Mark, Don and Susan

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
88 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
17 Kilometres
Nearest Train
16 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
62.4 Kilometres
from North: highway A1 exit Valdichiana
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
92 Kilometres
Thyrrhenian Sea - Castiglione della Pescaia
Car: necessary


The property is located in the municipality of Sovicille, a fortified village at the foot of the Montagnola Senese, a range of hills about 500-600 m high which extends west of Siena and includes the towns of Monteriggioni, Casole d'Elsa and Siena. The region of the Montagnola Senese and, in general, the Val di Merse, is an area of great natural, historical and artistic interest. In fact, this is a region which, due to its significant environmental and landscape quality, can boast of being a 'Site of Community Importance'. It is a true green lung in which the dominant element is woodland with typical Mediterranean vegetation alternating with numerous watercourses, and rural settlements alternating with houses and fortified castles, forming the traditional landscape of Tuscany. Here we find an historical and artistic heritage of absolute importance like the Romanesque churches and the famous abbeys. The area has also been famous for centuries for the production of precious marbles (the famous 'yellow Siena') used for the construction of important works such as the Duomo of Siena. Thanks to the good road network the main art cities of Tuscany and other tourist resorts in the area are within easy reach of the property. The Siena railway station is 16 kilometres from the house and can be reached by bus from outside the front gate. Finally, only 10 minutes by car is the shopping area of Siena, Via Massetana Romana, full of shops and supermarkets.

Airports: Firenze 88 km, Pisa 124 km, Roma 275 km, Milano Malpensa 428 km

Train Station: Siena 16 km

Highway: from North: highway A1 exit Firenze Impruneta 72,4 km; from South highway A1 exit Valdichiana 62,4 km

Attractions within 100 km: Siena 13 km, Radda in Chianti 40 km, Gaiole in Chianti 46 km, Montalcino 50 km, San Gimignano 55 km, San Quirico d'Orcia 56 km, Pienza 64 km, Montepulciano 75 km, Firenze 80 km, Cortona 83 km

Services and shops: Sovicille 1 km

Beach: Thyrrhenian Sea - Castiglione della Pescaia 92 km

Access road: paved road till the entrance gate


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa around the Sovicille,

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
26 Aug 2018 - 22 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Sep 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
6 Jan 2019 - 26 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Apr 2019 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Jun 2019 - 24 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
25 Aug 2019 - 21 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Sep 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21 Dec 2019 - 4 Jan 2020
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

- To be paid at the time of booking: 25% as DEPOSIT (non-refundable) calculated on the listed price;
- To be paid within 60 days prior to the beginning of lease: 75% as BALANCE to be paid by bank transfer or credit card.

5,9% Emma Villas Commissions INCLUDED in the final price of the reservation: this includes costs for opening and management of the practice, customer assistance service 7 days per week, agency commission, EUROP ASSISTANCE POLICY to cover penalties in case of cancellation of the stay).

At your arrival will be requested (by the property owner) the damage deposit (totally refundable in case of no damages at the end of the stay).
Damage Deposit: 700,00€

The price includes:
fully cleaned property equipped with linens
utilities (water - gas for kitchen use)

The price does not include:
electricity (€ 100,00 per week)
heating (on consumption up to date market prices)

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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