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Villa With Large Heated Private Pool



Updated: 19-Oct-2016
Villa in Caprese Michelangelo, Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy - Rural but not isolated location, overlooking valley and hills, 1k from nearby village.

Villa Bengodi is a 19th century Tuscan stone farmhouse, beauttifully restored to a high standard with traditional features such as chestnut beams and cotto flooring. It has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (1 en-suite), fully equipped kitchen and dining area, and a lounge area with fireplace and sofas. Set in 1 acre of grounds with a large covered terrace and magnificent views across rolling hills. Large private heated pool (15x5m). Brillianf for family holidays. Good restaurants, art, history, walks, shops, bank all within easy reach. Many fascinating towns and venues are nearby including La Verna, Anghiari, Assisi, Gubbio, Urbino, Monterchi, Arezzo and Siena.

  • Sleeps 9
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

We bought the house when we were living and working in London, as a complete contrast to our life in that city. We and our family spend as much time as we can at the house, but we have decided to let it for those weeks when otherwise it would be unoccupied as it seems a waste to leave it empty when it could be enjoyed.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

“Just leaving Villa Bengodi after a wonderful week- we really liked the area and had some good walks. We really liked the villa and felt very at home. It was very tastefully furnished and comfortable to live in- the view over the Tuscan Hills from the terrace is inspiring and the peaceful and tranquil setting makes it an easy place to switch off and relax”. (JR, Kent 2012)

“Villa Bengodi is gorgeous..it suited us perfectly. The pool was the biggest hit..put to use every day! We had a fabulous day at the beach, gorgeous pizza in Anghiari and a lovely relaxing time. Thank you so much for a fabulous 10 days.” (RPC, London 2012)

“We had a thoroughly relaxing break..Waking up to the views from the bedrooms was a definite plus, your pool was a big big hit with our two boys and of course the food and prosecco were overindulged in!” (TH, Surrey 2012)

"We loved our time there- it was a trip of a lifetime." (MR, NJ USA 2013)

".. a wonderful holiday in your fantastic villa.." (NC, Lincoln 2013)
Feb 2012
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5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


A fabulous family house.

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful rural property with amazing views. We shared the property with another family and we had plenty of space. The children had lots of fun in the large heated pool and the outdoor terrace was great for eating meals together and barbecues. The owners were very helpful and we liked their recommendations for restaurants. A great family holiday home.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you had a good time!
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Fantastic pool and beautiful views

  • 4 of 5

We found the property very easily from the directions and appreciated how well equipped the rooms were. The solar heating meant the pool was just the right temperature and it was a great size with the fridge in the pool house an added bonus for keeping drinks cool. The views from the terrace were wonderful and the location was very tranquil. There were not many restaurants in the immediate area but we had a particularly good meal at Cristalle and if you drove further afield there were some good restaurants in Anghiari and Cortona. We found the local people exceptionally helpful when trying to buy supplies locally in Lama and Caprese, especially at the butchers in Caprese. Thank you for the use of your beautifully restored holiday home!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As well as the Cristalle, there are three other excellent restaurants within 5 minutes drive of the house, all highly recommended!
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Beautiful villa and pool

  • 5 of 5

Villa Bengodi is a beautifully restored Tuscan villa with an fantastic pool and the most gorgeous views of the countryside. We had a fantastic week staying here. There were 4 children in the group who were kept very happy by spending time in the pool. The views of the countryside were particularly beautiful from the terrace where we had our lunches. Locally, the region is very remote but there were true gems closeby. The closest town of Anghiari is a beautiful medieval walled town and good for evening meals (particulary good pizza) in the main piazza. We also spent a lovely evening in Buca Caprese Michaelangelo which served really good local tuscan cuisine with stunning views. The drive to Florence is about 1 and a half hours.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing villa,superb location

  • 5 of 5

The villa was beautiful and spacious with ample outside space. The views were amazing and there are plenty of lovely places to visit nearby.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a wonderful family holiday at villa Caprese. The views are absolutely stunning and it is an ideal location to unwind. The locals in the shops and restaurants in nearby Lama are really friendly and very accommodating.

This is an ideal place to get away from the hustle and bustle of normal life and spend quality time with the family

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We were simply bowled over by this part of Tuscany when we came on a visit, by the landscape, the food, the historic walled towns and the culture and we decided to make a second home here. This area has a real feeling of being a world away from life in the UK, like stepping back in time to an earlier, simpler, gentler and more relaxed age, yet it also has fantastic art and interesting places to explore.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Perugia at 80 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Caprese Michelangelo at 2 Kilometres Nearest Train : Arezzo at 50 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : E45 at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Lama at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Ravenna at 100 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Great location for walking and cycling holidays. Lots of historic towns nearby, and fantastic renaissance art. Cooking and pasta making courses, tennis and riding are available locally.

The superb Anghiari Music Festival takes place during the latter half of July, featuring open air concerts by the London Southbank Sinfonia and others in stunning locations.


The Adriatic coast and beaches are approximately 2 hours away (we go to the beaches near Ravenna).


A car is essential and can be hired at the airports.

Perugia 1.15 hrs

Bologna/Florence/Rimini 2 hrs

Pisa 2.5 hrs

Rome 3 hrs

Arezzo train station 50 mins (with fast trains to Rome, Florence etc)


Lama (village stores and restaurant) 3 mins

Caprese Michelangelo (shops, bank, restaurants, chemist, Dr`s surgery; Michelangelo was born in the castle here) 5 mins

Manzi (local supermarket/delicatessen) 10 mins

Anghiari 20 mins

San Sepolcro (hospital, museums, supermarkets) 30 mins

Arezzo 50 mins

Assissi 1.15 hrs

Ravenna 1.5 hrs

Siena/Urbino/Gubbio 2 hrs

Further Details:

Market Days:

Anghiari - Wednesday.

Sansepolcro - Tuesday and Saturday.

Pieve San Stefano - Monday.

Annual Chestnut Festival in Caprese Michelangelo over the last two weekends in October.

Anghiari - Costumed festival to celebrate Battle of Anghiari end of June.

Throughout the summer a range of musical events take place locally, including dancing under the stars.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
27 May 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
1 Jul 2017 - 19 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
26 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £350

Booking Notes:
A non-refundable deposit of 30% is required with booking, balance payable 60 days in advance. £350 security bond is required with balance. The bond will be returned within 14 days of departure subject to inspection of the property and deductions for any damage or breakages. Please advise of any special requirements in advance.

Changeover Day:
Saturday (although other days may be possible)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 19-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural


  • churches
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 3 bathrooms: en suite shower-room to Bedroom 1 on upper floor. Second shower-room on upper floor adjoining bedroom 2 (both have large shower, washbasin and WC). Further family bathroom on ground floor comprising bath, large shower, WC and washbasin.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 9 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a king sized bed (upper floor). Bedroom 2 has a double bed (upper floor). Bedroom 3 has a small double bed and twin beds (lower floor). Bedroom 4 has twin beds (lower floor).


  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: While the Villa can accommodate up to 9 guests, it is equally cosy for a smaller group or a single family. It is ideal for those who want to combine relaxing, sampling the real Tuscan way of life, and exploring this amazing part of Italy. Outside: Adjacent to the house there is a lawn with pond offering beautiful views of the rolling hills and mountains across the valley, and the spectacular stars/sunrise/sunsets. There is a roofed terrace which affords good shade, with table and chairs – ideal for al fresco dining. The private solar heated swimming pool (15x5m) is situated on the lower garden level with tables, chairs and parasols. The pool cabin has a fridge so cool drinks can be close at hand! Utility Room: Washing machine, iron and ironing board; WC. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen, towels including pool towels provided. Linen changed weekly. House cleaned on changeover. Other: Lower floor lobby with plenty of room for shoes/boots and coats, with a fridge/freezer.

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