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Villa With Large Heated Private Pool

People9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

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.

More Details

Owner
Ian Clark
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Italian
Calendar last updated:
11 September, 2017

About Ian Clark

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.

Ian Clark purchased this house in 2007

Why Ian Clark chose Caprese Michelangelo

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.

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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Caprese Michelangelo in Province of Arezzo

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • 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).
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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Villa With Large Heated Private Pool
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Stunning home in a beautiful and relaxing location

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely fantastic two week stay at Villa Bengodi. We were two families, (4 adults and 5 children) and the villa was spot on in terms of size and facilities for us. The house had literally everything we needed to make ourselves at home. The huge swimming pool, gardens and amazing views made this a very special holiday for both adults and children. So much space and privacy for swimming, exploring and just relaxing.

The location is an ideal base for experiencing real Italian life (very few tourists), with great local restaurants serving delicious traditional Tuscan food and welcoming families. There is ample opportunity to explore the more famous historic towns and cities if you don't mind driving further afield, or closer lovely local towns with restaurants, woods, walks, churches, shops and bars.

This home is beautifully decorated and a real holiday treat. We went with a view to exploring Tuscany and Umbria (which we did a little) but found the location just too perfect to want to move very far. We managed the holiday goal of just switching off and making the most of the perfect, peaceful and thoroughly relaxing surroundings, usually very hard to do with 5 children under 8, but they were constantly occupied with the pool and garden!

Ian was very helpful when booking the villa and providing local information. We could not recommend this villa and location enough if you want to switch off, relax and enjoy all that Italy has to offer from a very comfortable and beautiful traditional Tuscan home.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house in stunning location.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in the wonderful Villa Bengodi but I wish it had been a month. The house has been beautifully renovated and is simply but comfortably furnished. It was spotlessly clean when we arrived and the view from the terrace took our breath away. The kids were straight in the pool before we'd even unpacked and the adults enjoyed a nice chilled bottle of Prosecco overlooking the hills. We had day trips to Florence and Siena which are lovely and the local town of Anghiari is very pretty. The second half of the week brought a heatwave so we spent most of our time lying in the shade by the huge pool with the occasional dip to cool down. The house is very rural so if you like to be close to the action it's probably not the most suitable but if you're happy to drive there are some wonderful places to visit for a day. Ian was very helpful prior to our stay and he and Marie even moved out a day early to accommodate us. We had a fantastic time, many thanks.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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: 22-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 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: 04-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 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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5

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: 01-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 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: 20-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

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

Coast/Beach:

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

Travel:

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)

Distances:

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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Caprese Michelangelo, Arezzo 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
 
Rate 1
21 Jul 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,950
for 7 nights
£1,950
 
 
Rate 2
25 Aug 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,250
for 7 nights
£1,250
 

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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