Casa Michelangelo, Caprese Michelangelo

Sleeps 10

A charming family house and pool with a panoramic view

Property summary

Sleeps 10

3 double bedrooms, 2 twin/double bedrooms, 1 shower room and 3 bathrooms, 2 of which ensuite

Location: Arezzo and Cortona

This property rents from Saturday to Saturday

Surrounding Region

  • Bar & pizzeria in walking distance, small grocery in Manzi 2.5 km,
  • Golf, spa and horse riding nearby
  • Restaurants, bars, supermarkets, tennis Caprese Michelangelo 5 km, Anghiari 15 km
  • Sansepolcro 20 km, Monterchi 24 km, Arezzo 45 km
  • Montevarchi, many Umbrian towns 80 min
  • Perugia airport 1 hr, Florence and Siena 1 3/4 hr
  • A short distance from the birthplace of the famous sculptor, Casa Michelangelo is a delightful farmhouse positioned to take in the Tiber valley and Lake Montedoglio in one breathtaking panorama. With a view from furnished terraces and a vine-covered pergola that somehow helps the visitor breathe more deeply, the easy family atmosphere in and out of the honey coloured stone house assures a restful holiday for guests of all generations. There is a wide lavender and rose bordered garden that offers wonderful places for children to play under the generous shade of cherry and walnut trees, yet there are also quiet corners on all levels for those seeking time with a good book or congenial conversation.

    Accommodation

    Passing the future holiday home of the owners, the approach drive finishes on a level above the house where the fenced pool offers perhaps the property's best views from its furnished stone surround. Steps from the pool area lead down past a furnished patio to the lower flagstone terrace facing the garden. To one side of the terrace the original staircase leads up to the sitting room, yet the most often used entrance is no doubt directly into what was formerly the stables and is now the generous heart of any Tuscan home - a well-equipped kitchen. Conveniently off one side of the kitchen is a dining room with a long slate-topped table for 10 and access through French doors to the furnished pergola favoured for al fresco meals. Also off the kitchen is a charming double bedroom with ensuite bathroom and a door to the terrace. The internal staircase, just past the cleverly concealed washing machine, leads up to the first floor landing with an attractive bathroom and entrance to a cosy sitting room with a comfortable sofa and a large pietra serena fireplace. Off this room are doors to two twin bedrooms, which can be made up as doubles when requested, and to a large double bedroom that has direct access to the upper furnished patio and an ensuite bathroom with sunken tub. The last bedroom, with a lovely four-poster double bed and wide tower windows overlooking the garden, is on the second floor and has its own shower room on the landing.

    Local area

    In this lesser-known but fascinating corner of Tuscany there are all the elements for a wonderful family holiday. Not far from the medieval town of Anghiari, once famous for its immortalized battles but now known for its artisans and lively marketplace, guests at Casa Michelangelo are also less than a half hour from a wide variety of activities - tennis, golf and horse trekking for the more adventuresome, the art of Piero della Francesco at Sansepolcro and the spiritual retreat of St. Francis at La Verna for the more reflective. The owners, tour guides by profession, can help arrange excursions of delight and discovery, and one of the best parts of the day will be coming "home" to this comfortable hillside retreat to think back on it all.

    Features

    Arrival groceries
    Available on request for a small fee
    Baby bed and high chair
    2 baby beds & 2 high chairs
    Babysitting
    Can be organized on request
    Barbecue
    Portable BBQ
    Bicycles
    Mountain bikes available
    Catering
    Available on request
    Children's equipment
    Children's toys and playground equipment
    Classes
    Can organize yoga classes
    Coffee Maker
    American and Italian coffee makers
    Cooking lessons
    Available on request
    Dishwasher
    DVD player
    Available, with some films
    Event organizing
    Olive picking breaks in November & Mum and Baby fitness holidays
    Extra cleaning
    Available on request
    Final cleaning included
    Fireplace
    Fireplace wood provided
    Furnished outdoor areas
    Furnished pergola and patios
    Golf course
    Nearby
    Hair dryer
    Heating
    Central heating - Extra
    Horse riding
    Nearby
    Insect screens or mosquito nets
    On all opening windows
    Internet access
    WiFi, somewhat slow
    Iron and Ironing board
    Kettle
    Massage and beauty treatments
    Massage can be organized on request
    Microwave
    Mobile phone coverage
    OK - better in some rooms than others
    Music
    CD/radio
    Oven
    Pizza oven
    On site, but to be used only by authorized pizzaiolo
    Pool towels
    Provided
    Restaurant nearby
    In Caprese Michelangelo 5 km.
    Swimming pool
    Dim: 5 x 12 m, with graduated depth up to 2 m. Fenced pool area, steps into pool. Equipped with sunbeds, chairs, umbrellas and outdoor shower
    Television
    Satellite TV
    Tennis court
    Nearby
    Toaster
    Transport and tours
    Olive mill visit or tours of Tuscan art cities available on request
    Washing machine
    Winery and Wine tasting
    Can be organized on request

    Things to note

  • There is a 2-3 person flat next door if extra room is necessary. Please speak to your agent about rates.
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    Reviews

    Mr. G.VB. and family, The Netherlands
    Date of stay: 13 August 2011

    Very friendly welcome; nice garden and pool; house is nicely decorated

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