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Secluded house with private pool. Beautiful grounds. Stunning views

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Perfect for Florence, Sienna, Pisa and the coast.

Villa Capannina has been owned by my family for nearly 30 years.

It is a typical cosy cottage with a private pool on the outskirts of Volterra in the heart of Tuscany. It has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a kitchen and has just been recently decorated throughout.

It sits in 6500m sq of secluded grounds with magnificent views of the Tuscan hills looking 50 miles north to Abertone. We have 99 olive trees as well as pear, apricot, walnut and fig trees. We have a small area of vines.

The pool is 12ft x 20ft with steps into the shallow end 3ft. (Deep end 6ft)

We have 4 sunloungers by the pool and there is also a table with 'umbrella' and 4 chairs. There is also a large rattan style outdoor sofa.

There is a raised wooden terrace to the side of the house with a dining table and chairs. This also has a large 'umbrella' to give some cover over our new outdoor semi-circular sofa.

It is perfectly placed for day trips to Florence, Sienna, San Gimignano and Pisa. The Mediterranean sea at Ceccina is only 30 miles away.

More Details

Stephen Haylett
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

Why Stephen Haylett chose Volterra

It is peaceful and private with magnificent views from the pool and terrace. It is perfectly placed to visit Florence, Sienna, Pisa and the coast at Cecina. you can spend says by the pool or days out visiting some of the greatest cities in the world.

The house is set in 2 acres of land which has 99 olive trees and decorative vines. We also have pear, apricot and walnut trees.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Volterra in Province of Pisa

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming


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Secluded house with private pool. Beautiful grounds. Stunning views
average rating of 4.4666667 based on 15 reviews

The views were just stunning and the peace and quiet of the setting really relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

The property was easy to find after a long and hot drive from Verona. As we walked around the property we were very impressed by the setting with the pool and veranda and the view was just incredible , I must admit a lot of time was spent on that veranda with a glass of wine , relaxing and reading. There was a very welcome drink and food hamper on arrival and the villa was very comfortable with good size rooms and infact found the separate shower easy to use . The geobubble cover for the pool is an excellent idea , it keeps the pool clean and also allows the water to warm up and it is the warmest pool I have swum in abroad . We enjoyed walking around the grounds , playing ball games and BBQ's, but the peace and quiet was the great thing .We really enjoyed our stay at the villa and found its proximity to Volterra a real advantage for sight seeing , shopping and eating out . It was also easy to visit the beautiful town of S.Gimignano. Thanks for letting us stay in this wonderful villa.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for this glowing review - most kind. Anyone who "gets" Capannina as you obviously do would be very welcome to return. Thank you Stephen
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A rustic cottage in a stunnng location

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here in September. The grounds of the property are extensive and the setting is stunning. At times all we could hear was insects buzzing and figs falling off the tree. Idyllic. The proximity to Volterra, which is a very historic old city, meant we were able to visit all the attractions and eat out most nights. The information we received from Stephen, the owner, prior to our visit enabled us to make the most of our visit. The property has retained its charm and character and was a comfortable base for exploring Tuscany.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning plot in a fantastic location!

  • 5 of 5

I think this is a great find! The villa is charming, the pool is lovely, the grounds are idyllic, and the views are stunning! Would absolutely recommend (just remember the deet)

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely terrace , garden & pool. Inside simple but clean.

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely week, the pool was excellent for the kids. Side terrace had lovely comfy chairs and wonderful view. Garden secluded and peaceful which we loved. Inside was functional but clean and had everything we needed. Volterra very close but thankfully quieter than more well known towns but still with plenty of restaurants and fantastic ice cream. Watch out for the mossies - take your repellent - though they didn't spoil or stay.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Total privacy

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for total privacy - as we were - then look no further. As other reviewers have mentioned, the massive grounds, and the views from the terrace, are absolutely astounding. So much space for children, and grown ups, to explore and play in, and packed full of all sorts of different fruit trees which the owner kindly invited us to help ourselves to. We loved the pool area too and spent a lot of time there with our three little children. The cottage itself is quite small and is fairly rustic but was plenty big enough for the 5 of us and had everything that we needed - we weren't planning on spending too much time indoors anyway. The owner had left a really lovely basket of essentials for our our arrival as well as fresh milk and water - all really thoughtful and just what you need after a long journey. He had also gone out of his way to provide a travel cot for our youngest son too, with brand new bedding, and was just generally very helpful and pleasant to communicate with prior to our stay. Volterra is a fantastic little town and is right on the door step of the property - we went into town most days for a pizza or an ice-cream and there was always somewhere new to go. We found parking right beside the centre of the town really easy - there is a one in one out system so if the car park says it's full you might want to wait in line for a few minutes rather than turning away as we found it always moved quickly, even on market day. We also drove to beautiful Siena (again parking was easy) and spent a day at Cavallino Mato which the children loved - a mini disneyland without the queues. San Gimignano is also nearby though we didn't manage to get there this time round. A lovely stay.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The gardens and views are spectacular.

  • 3 of 5

Wonderful holiday in this property which we would return to. We did feel the kitchen and bathroom need an update. The pool had a problem with the pump which the owner was aware of and trying to sort out. The views and garden were spectacular . Volterra is a wonderful old town and we visited it many times to eat and shop. It is 5 mins in the car and parking is easy. We found it a great base to stay to visit the surrounding area and drove into florence for the day which was easy. Wifi was brilliant in the villa and into the garden . We couldn't get the tv to work but it really wasn't an issue for us and I'm sure if we had asked the owner he would have helped us.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Volterra, Pisa area

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

GAS heaters are available at £35 per heater per week

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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