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Stunning, family friendly, Tuscan farmhouse - spectacular views and private pool



Updated: 23-Oct-2016
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
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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Speaks English

26 Reviews

based on 26 holidaymaker reviews


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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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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3 1

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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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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Santuario Della Verna
Il Rifugio
"Fantastic food and wonderful service."
bar osteria da quele donne
"Great restaurant for lunch especially. Always a warm welcome."
Pizzeria IL Boschetto Snc
"The centre of the universe in Caprese - over 100 types of pizza."
"Fantastic castle and beautiful medieval town"
"Simply beautiful."

From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Perugia at 75 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Manzi at 5 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Citta Di Castello at 35 Kilometres Nearest Train : Arrezo at 35 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Sansepolcro E45 at 15 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Locanda Di Viandante at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Rimini at 90 Kilometres 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.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn 2016
2 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2017
8 Jan 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season 2017
8 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 2017
20 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017
24 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

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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Updated: 23-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • 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 ...


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural


  • 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

Floor Area

  • 250 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet


  • 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.


  • Deck Chairs
  • Terrace
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • The house is accessed by a 1.5km mountain road that is bumpy and could be difficult for low profile sports cars. There is an extra charge of €250 per week for gas central heating, if required. The swimming pool is closed between late September and early May.

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