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John Sharp

Member since: 2011
Speaks English

Stunning farmhouse with spectacular views and private pool in Tuscany.

26 Reviews
People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday farmhouse in Arezzo Area - 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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
John Sharp (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks English

About John Sharp

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

Why John Sharp chose Arezzo Area

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.

What makes this farmhouse unique

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.

Reviews

4.9
based on 26 holidaymaker reviews

Stunning farmhouse with spectacular views and private pool in Tuscany.
average rating of 4.923077 based on 26 reviews
5

Superb hillside retreat , picturesque & peacefulne

  • 5 of 5

Having left home at 04.00 we finally arrived at Caprese Michelangelo where we met John and Sue.

From this moment on they were most helpful yet not intrusive even though they were only Iin the adjoining property.

We climbed up the stony track in the 2 hired cars arriving at the most idyllic panoramic villa set up in the hillside. There was not a building in sight!

Sue produced some bubbly for us as we had just celebrated our ruby wedding anniversary and this was our family celebration!

During the week we visited Sienna, a hilly town with loads of history ; Arezzo with its' stunning murals; Florence for the famous market and places of interest; anghiari for lunch in a most beautiful hilltop restaurant.

Tuscany is a most picturesque place for a holiday!

We also made pizzas with Sue and John on their wood burning stove that was great fun!

We recommend this villa where the hosts, John &Sue were so welcoming! Many thanks!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review! And thank you for choosing our farmhouse for your special occasion. It was lovely to meet you all and a special thanks to Godfrey for leaving the BBQ the cleanest ever. We are glad you enjoyed yourselves and we hope to see you again.
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Lovely home poor road

  • 3 of 5

This is a lovely home but the road is very poor. A major concern for anyone who would rent this property. It put a major damper on out trip. If you did not have 4 wheel drive(which we did not have) and even @ that the road takes away from the lovely farm house. Too bad but I can not suggest this property to others.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry you felt like that Joseph however a people carrier with six large adults was asking a lot for a typical Italian white road and it didn't seem to stop your daily excursions so we are pleased you still managed to visit and enjoy all the beautiful places in the area. All our other guests have managed to overcome the bumps without complaint or difficulty, however we understand the road may be a bit challenging for New Yorkers, especially after enjoying days out wine tasting. It's a shame you concentrated this review on one negative aspect, we know how delighted you were with our recommendation of the local oil mill though it's very telling that you also complained about a nearby restaurant - no one ever has complaints for that restaurant! We are glad that all our previous guests are more than happy to recommend our house in its lovely private setting and have given us positive 5* reviews so we will take encouragement from that.
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5

A little piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

If you want to rent a little chunk of paradise on a Tuscan hillside,then this is your place !!!! An absolutely beautiful property,impeccably maintained by John and Sue who are the perfect owners. Discretely absent and very conscious of guest privacy,but always there to help with great advise on restaurants and local gems.

The property has stunning views,a beautiful pool ,and is equipped with anything you might ever want to enjoy a relaxing vacation.

As a bonus you get to inherit Sophie for the week.Shes the coolest,cutest dog you'd ever get to meet.

Highly recommended for Us Guests to get a true taste of Tuscany

Dave,Jacqui,Tony,Becky,Virginia Beach,VA and Louisville,KY

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It really was a pleasure to meet you all and we hope to welcome you here again, there's still so much to see. Sophie misses you, you spoilt her, we miss you too :)
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5

A fantastic holiday. We didn't want to go home.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay. The house was lovely and very comfortable. John and Sue were brilliant and so helpful with any questions we had. The children, aged 5 and 10, especially loved the pool, the exciting journeys up and down the track and staying up late for wild boar watch in the garden. The adults loved the food, wine, trips to Florence, Anghiari, Cortona and Poppi and relaxing with a book in the sun. A lovely, lovely holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: And we didn't want you to go home either! It was lovely having you all to stay and thank you for the lovely comments. Hope to see you again.
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Lyndsey Saxton

  • 5 of 5

We had a really super holiday at Capanno del Lupo. The house is just lovely, and the pool and surroundings are very beautiful and peaceful. Sue and John were so helpful and friendly and we thoroughly enjoyed the pizza evening, especially John's potatoes! We explored the nearby village of Anghari, and also went further afield to Poppi, Assisi and Florence. We played tennis at the superb courts in Caprese, and lots of volleyball in the lovely pool overlooking the house.

Our 2 weeks flew by, and we were really sorry to leave the peace and tranquillity of Capanno del Lupo.

Thank you John and Sue (August 2015)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely words, hope to see you again sometime soon, Gubbio & La Verna are still waiting for you :)
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5

Wonderful villa with most beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

Capanno del Lupo is a piece of heaven in high hill with stunning view. This was the first journey in Tuscany for our family and we all loved this place and the green countryside. The wellcome-package at the villa was something special we haven't ever had earlier. Lasagne-supper was delicious and pizza-making was very memorizing event for our children. The villa itself had all the facilities one could need for perfect Holiday. And the property was nicely furnished, kitchen and bedrooms were perfect and the swimming pool area was so fantastic; everything was clean and the view from the pool area was something you just can't imagine to be true. Sue and John are very polite, friendly and they gave us good advices, which places are worth visiting. And we all liked the most cute dog Sophie. Capanno del Lupo is certainly worth visiting. We all wish to visit there some day again. Thank you for your hospitality Sue and John:)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this lovely review! It always makes us happy when people enjoy their stay here. It was great meeting you all and hope to see you again.
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Location

Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Perugia
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Manzi
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Citta Di Castello
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Arrezo
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Sansepolcro E45
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Locanda Di Viandante
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
Rimini
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 300 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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Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer 2016
25 Jun 2016 - 26 Aug 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,595
for 7 nights
£1,595
 
 
Late Summer 2016
27 Aug 2016 - 1 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,095
for 7 nights
£1,095
 
 
Autumn 2016
2 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£895
for 7 nights
£895
 
 
Winter 2017
8 Jan 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£695
for 7 nights
£695
 
 
Low Season 2017
8 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£895
for 7 nights
£895
 
 
Spring 2017
20 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,095
for 7 nights
£1,095
 
 
Summer 2017
24 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,595
for 7 nights
£1,595
 
 
Late Summer 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,095
for 7 nights
£1,095
 
 
Autumn 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£895
for 7 nights
£895
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £50

Central heating is not included in the rates. An extra charge of 250 Euro a week is incurred if gas central 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, as is the final clean.
Please bring your own beach towels for pool use.
We don't provide bedding for the cot.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Arezzo Area in Tuscany

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • 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:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Terrace
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • 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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