Don't expect a Tuscan Villa with a swimming pool - La Capanna is different: it is an outhouse of an old farm that has been renovated, partly rebuilt and thoughtfully converted into a self-contained holiday apartment. It is small but has everything you need and the use of space is excellent. It has stunning views towards Castelmuzio and Montisi (especially at sunset) and is very close to nature. When we stayed in May/June, the cuckoo was a constant companion, we heard an owl and wild boars during the night and even saw a Hoopoe bird right outside the very stylish front door. There is no shortage of wildflowers if you want to pick a bunch and put them on the table.
The owners are very helpful - Rachel provides Reiki in a beautiful room and Michele is full of local knowledge about events, beautiful areas to visit and places to buy wine and olive oil.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- La Capanna is a self-contained guest house built in local stone, perfect for a couple or small family. It is situated across the valley from the village of Montisi on a small rural estate, surrounded by lovely views and with a private outdoor area for playing or sunbathing.It is an ideal location for anyone who wishes to escape the noise and confusion of the city, to write, to reflect or just relax.The price of La Capanna is based on a maximum occupancy of a couple plus 2 small children and is designed to privilege the family budget. ... more less