La Capanna, Tuscany
Cottage with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and private pool in Castelfranco Piandiscò, Italy
From £272 per week
Cottage to rent in Castelfranco Piandiscò, Italy
Renovated barn in farm complex, large pool, , garden, patio, barbeque, with olive grove, pizzere/trattorie nearby, ideal for visiting Florence and other Tuscan/Umbrian localities
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Cottage overview - owner's description
La Capanna is part of a small farm complex consisting of farm house and renovated barn, the barn 'La Capanna' has a large double bedroom, open plan kitchen/livingroom with double sofa bed and two single folding beds in the, modern bathroom, satelilite tv, outside eating place, garden, . The farm has a large swimming pool (22mx8m) barbeque, lots of land, olive grove, orchard and woods and spectacular veiws of Chianti hills and mountains, guests are welcome to use our farm produce, olive oil, vegetables fruit, poultry produce and local wine. The farm is within easy walking distance of trattorie, pizzerie and shops. There are many historical villages, churches and lovely countryside nearby. There are also 'Outlets' selling Gucci, Armani, Prada produce within easy driving distance. Florence, Arezzo and Siena can be easily reached by car or train, and for longer visits to Florence we can usualy provide accomadiation. It is a good idea to have car, but there is public transport (bus) , though not frequent, the station is a 15 minute drive away. with frequent trains to Florence, Arezzo; Rome and the other famous Italian cities. The area is famous as the birthplace of the Italian renassance as Massacio was born nearby, and the local Romanic churches /Pievi) are very beautiful. On the mountain behind us and in the valley the other sied are some famous monasteries founded by Saint Frances of Assisi, the monks planted a forest on the mountain many hundreds of years ago and it is still the place where Florentines go to keep cool in the summer. There is a street market in one of the local towns every day of the week, and there are many local 'feste' in the summer.
I can give you all the artistic and historic information you need having studied fine arts in Florence. I can provide meals if you want - especially if you arrive late! and and we will provide the basics for breakfast.
This cottage has 46 verified reviews.
46 out of 46 people recommend staying here
Beautiful area and lovely old farmhouse to stay in. Fabulous pool. 10 min walk to v good restaurant. Recommended
We had a wonderful, relaxing family holiday. Barn had a proper Italian rustic feel, just how we imagined it. No frills but everything you need. Swimming pool is fantastic. We spent many fun hours everyday all on our own. What more could you ask for. There is a local restaurant in walking distance and a shop to get you supplies and very cheap wine. Though the shop is up hill so not so nice in the heat. You do need a car as there are many hill/ mountains everywhere and no public transport. Local town is a 15 minutes drive away and has some lovely restaurants . Owner is so helpful and will help out with best places to visit and see and also took us to one of the many local markets.
Only negative was the mosquitos, make sure you take plenty of repellent.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at La Capanna, really good location for exploring Tuscany especially if you have a car. We visited a wide range of locations from the larger cities to smaller villages and towns including Pisa, Florence, Arezzo, Siena, San Gimignano, Poppi, Stia, and Panzano. Joanna was very helpful and a mine of local knowledge and information. We loved the pool and overall had a brilliant holiday would definitely recommend.
We were warmly welcomed by Joanna, who had very kindly done a shop for us and bought us fresh milk, bread, butter, cheese, gnocchi, pasta, marmalade, cereal, yogurts, so we didn't need to go rushing off shopping. The cottage had olive oil, condiments, tea and coffee which was also really useful. The double bed we slept in was very comfortable and the fold out single beds were enjoyed by our sons.
The owner was incredibly helpful at telling us about places worth visiting, walks we could do, recommendations about places to eat at. The fact that she is English speaking, really helped with communication. Her dogs (all 6 of them), were gorgeous and we loved them coming in to visit our holiday home for a stroke and cuddle.
The cottage had all the facilities one would need, washing machine, bath, shower, a portable air conditioning device. We all had a comfortable stay. my family had exclusive use of the pool and sunbeds. We were invited to help ourselves to any of the fruit growing on the trees in the garden or herbs.
All in all, the cottage is in a great position. Good for trips out to Florence, Siena and Pisa. It is only a 10 - 15 minute walk to a fabulous pizzeria, bakery, little supermarket. We enjoyed lovely walks in beautiful woodland, a short drive from the property.
I would definitely recommend this as a place to stay if you like peace and quiet, but like to be close to some shops. Thank you for a memorable stay.
We had a great time in Tuscany, and Joanna helped to make our stay memorable. Nothing was too much trouble and to be invited to dinner on arrival was a lovely touch. The location is a little way out of town but is easily accessible and has enough shops and pizzerias locally. Overall an area that is very welcoming and the hospitality shown will encourage us to return in the not too distant future.
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Outside this cottage in Castelfranco Piandiscò, ItalyThis cottage is in the countryside and in a quiet area. It has a pool, a shared pool, a balcony, a barbecue and a garden. Car hire is recommended as the cottage is less than a 15 minute walk to at least a couple of shops, bars and restaurants; however parking is available if required.
Prices and availability
Updated 11 April 2019
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Early booking discounts
- Receive 15% off if the booking is made 6 months before the arrival date.
Late booking discounts
- Receive 20% off if the booking is made within 15 days of the arrival date.
Long stay discounts
- Arrive between 1 January - 31 March and receive 35% off if the booking is for 4 weeks or more.
- Arrive between 1 November - 31 December and receive 35% off if the booking is for 4 weeks or more.
If more than one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.
1 January - 31 January: £43.33 per week, paid locally
1 February - 28 February: £43.33 per week, paid locally
1 March - 31 March: £43.33 per week, paid locally
1 April - 30 April: £43.33 per week, paid locally
1 October - 31 October: £43.33 per week, paid locally
1 November - 30 November: £43.33 per week, paid locally
1 December - 31 December: £43.33 per week, paid locally
1 bedroom, Sleeps 4:
- 1 double bed
There is also 1 double sofa bed in livingroom, 1 single sofa bed in bedroom, 1 cot
1 bathroom, 1 Separate WC
Private pool, Size 25m x 8m, Depth 1.4m to 1.8m
CD player, DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WiFi, Telephone, TV Languages in English, Italian, Local, Satellite / cable
Living area seats 4, Dining area seats 6, Central heating, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire recommended
Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Fridge, Glassware, Kettle, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster
Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Parking, Private garden
Children, Infants, Single gender groups, Smoking
The pool is private to the property, during the midsummer period we have guests in the farmhouse who use the pool, however it is otherwise used exclusively by the guests in the capanna and occasionaly by the owners. The pool and surrounding area are very large. We suggest that the property is suitable for a family with children as there is only one bathroom, we can offer seperate bedrooms in the farmhouse for extra adults.
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