Know before you go
This area may have travel restrictions related to COVID-19.
Set in 2 acres of private grounds, close to amenities (prices held until 1/1/21)
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 14 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Pool,swings,den,tabletennis,boule,games,books,DVDsPool,swings,den,tabletennis,boule,games,books,DVDs
Events allowed - Birthday parties, anniversaries, etc all welcomeBirthday parties, anniversaries, etc all welcome
Max guests: 12 (sleeps up to 10 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter:
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
Cleaned with disinfectant
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (e.g. countertops, light switches, handles and taps)
Follows industry health association: European Holiday Home Association (EHHA – Europe)
Follows regional health guidelines: Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy)
A great location for walking, horse-riding and cycling holidays. There are many beautiful and historic towns and cities nearby, and many fantastic restaurants. (Our house guide has more details.)
Travel: Use of a car is pretty much essential, although there is public transport (trains to Arezzo, buses to Anghiari and Caprese). Suitable airports include: Perugia - 1 hour; Rimini, Ancona & Bologna - all around 2 hours; Pisa & Rome - 2½ hours; and Venice - 3½ hours.
Caprese Michelangelo 3km. Pieve S. Stefano 10km. Anghiari 15km. Sansepolcro 20km. Perugia 90km. Siena 100km. Assisi 100km. Rimini 110km. Florence 120km.
Coast/Beach: West and East coasts reached in under two hours, Lake Trasimeno in an hour. (But remember, Covivoli has a big private swimming pool.)
Caprese Michelangelo has a small supermarket, pharmacy, doctor’s surgery, post office, bars, pizzeria, police station, bank and some fantastic restaurants. Pieve has a decent supermarket and Sansepolcro has a much wider selection of supermarkets and good shops and restaurants. In fact, there are many very good local restaurants within 10-15 minutes drive from the house. Several local markets can be found in local towns, our favourite being Anghiari on Wednesday mornings, but there are bigger ones further afield. Look out too for the various music, food and artisan festivals, farmers markets and antiques fairs that take place throughout the year in many of the local towns.
If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us.
- english, french, italian, Happy to try to converse in any European language!
About Gareth Edmunds
Kate and Gareth live in Bristol with their two teenage children, Mathilda and George. Kate is a graphic designer and illustrator, and 10 years ago started her own business - Eggnogg Colour-in - designing and selling colouring-in products both online and to major retailers and independent shops all over the world. After some 30+ years in IT consultancy and account management, Gareth joined Eggnogg in 2015. Kate and Gareth bought Covivoli in July 2003, seduced as much by the location as the potential of the house itself. With Mathilda just a toddler and George only 3 months old, they moved to Italy in 2004 and spent more than six months overseeing the complete renovation of both farmhouse and grounds. In 2005 they returned to England (to friends and family, and work), but continue to spend a lot of time in Tuscany, often with a big group of friends, enjoying relaxing holidays and exploring new places. Their favourite months are May and June, when everything is fresh and green during the day and at night the fireflies vie for your attention with the stars and Milky Way.
Gareth Edmunds purchased this farmhouse in 2003
Why Gareth Edmunds chose Caprese Michelangelo
"We loved Covivoli from the moment we set eyes on it. Yes, the house was falling down, and everything was overgrown, but its location, set in olive groves with fantastic views across the valley, secluded yet close to amenities, made it ideal. We already knew Tuscany well, having enjoyed many holidays there, but we both agreed this was our favourite part. It has everything: lovely countryside, historic towns, great restaurants and friendly people, and although well known to Italians, it sees few foreign tourists, which somehow makes it feel even more authentic and special. Now, after all the hard work renovating the house, re-landscaping and building the pool and pergola, our enthusiasm for Covivoli, the area and its people, has not diminished. In fact, the more we go, the more we love it."
What makes this farmhouse unique
Lastly, we would like to add is a big, big thank you to our dear friends, Fernanda and Mario, who looked after Covivoli for us for the first 10 years. More recently Cinzia followed in their footsteps, and from 2019, Chris took over as House Manager, all-round handyman and fixer/organiser. They are all amazing. As the many glowing comments from past guests make clear, Covivoli would not be the same without them.