what people say

“What a beautiful week at the Barn. A real error on our part to only book one week not two...The immaculate pool is just the best ….Kate you really are the hostess with the mostest and we cannot wait to come back for another holiday in Italian heaven”.
Tim and Rosie, UK, 2016

“The Barn is, well, splendid. The peace, the quiet, the view, the gentle breeze on a stinking hot day down in the plane. The comfort within, the pleasure of the Busatti factor...Most of all, the solicitous and delightful – do I call her - landlady or hostess, who combines being attentive and unobtrusive to perfection....Thank you - and alla prossima”
Sarah & Rupert, UK, 2016

“Thank you for a wonderful week! It has been so relaxing and just what we needed! It is stunning here and we cannot wait to return...we're already making plans! Your restaurant recommendations have been excellent and we have eaten a little too well!”
Ant & Alice, UK,  2016

“Many thanks for a glorious week at the Barn! ...We have had an extremely relaxing end to our honeymoon in Italy. We will dream of returning one day. You have created a haven, a really special place here.”
Tara & Stephen, UK,  2016

“Thank you for your warm welcome. You have created a beautiful retreat here and we enjoyed just sitting and listening to the grasshoppers and the birds. The stargazing at night was particularly spectacular, we have never seen such clear skies....we loved nothing more than stocking up with treats and wine at the local supermarket and watching the world go by down in the valley”.
Elizabeth &Griff, UK 2016

"After our drive through France, Switzerland and the Italian Lakes, it was a pleasure just to chill out for a week at 'Le Caviere'.....We didn't go anywhere....Why would we leave paradise in such beautifully hot and sunny weather to venture any further than the pool! If there was ever a 'barn' that was just never a barn, this was it”.  
Pam & David, UK, 2015

“Thank you so much again for another great week here – it is even better coming back!...Thank you for making us feel so very welcome”.
Claire and Tom, UK, 2015

"Thank you so much for an amazing week!  We couldn't have asked for a better place to spend our honeymoon - and we don't want to leave.  You've made us feel so welcome and at home. The food and treats have been fantastic (we have never tasted such yummy raspberries).  Thank you for spoiling us rotten.  We will certainly be back and recommend your magical place to all our friends."
Sarah and Tom, London, UK, 2012

"Sitting on the veranda, glass of wine to my right and gorgeous views in front of me...the barn is a perfect little haven to relax and get away from the 'busy-ness' of everyday life.  It's so full of character and charm, lovingly restored and furnished - you've done a wonderful job making it feel special.  Days spent lazing about the pool reading, swimming or an afternoon snooze...bliss!"
Marianne and David, Cambridge, UK, 2012

"...Aidan and I have been lucky enough to travel to many places in the world, but none have really come close to your little barn...long lazy days full of Pasta, Prosecco and red wine - wonderful Lina teaching Aidan the real way to make Pizza, the pool and the views just topped it all off to make an absolutely unforgettable holiday!"
Aidan and Sissy, London, UK, 2012

"We fell in love with the Barn this week!...We loved the gorgeous landscape, Sansepolcro, Bar-B-Bar with Maurizio, the pool and your beautifully decorated guest house.  Your wonderful property exceeded our expectations!
Thank you for sharing your home and thank you for the strawberries the first morning.  We will be back"
Lyndsey and Les, Canada via Kuwait, 2012

"You have created an idyllic holiday hideaway here  - it's like having a boutique hotel all to yourself!  That shower!  That hamper!
We leave you happy, rested and inspired - and dreaming of returning - thank you".
Clare and Chris, Kingston-upon-Thames, UK, 2012

"The location has it all, a slice of utter tranquility in the heart of the Tuscan countryside. It is unchanged and has its own poetic history. We both loved the setting. Kate and Brad are consummate hosts - welcoming, warm, unintrusive and generous. We would have no hesitation returning here. The scenery is beautiful and the dogs are the best".
Page and Richard Godwin, London, UK
Author of Apostle Rising, 2011


"The end of a wonderfully relaxing and enjoyable week – thank you! The 'barn' is just perfect, we've taken full advantage of the stunning surroundings as well as the cat and dogs.
And above all, thank you for being so welcoming, from the moment we arrived and throughout. We'll definitely come back, hopefully (much) sooner rather than later."
Chantal and Ian, London/Brussels, 2011

"After a few days amidst the hustle and bustle of Florence, Le Caviere has been a truly wonderful retreat for us both this week. From the views, to the gardens, to the pool, to the outside eating area to the fresh home picked veg, to the dogs, to your hugely welcoming family, to the amazingly relaxed atmosphere and to the double shower! A Tuscan dream meets the style and efficiency of a Boutique hotel, the perfect way we would describe Le Caviere."
Katherine and Jonathan, London, UK, 2011

"We had a wonderful stay at Le Caviere. Thank you.
It's been the perfect way to relax, de-stress and getaway for five carefree days!
The cottage is great, the views from the terrace and pool are wonderful.
A perfect getaway - we hope to be back someday!"
Richard and Tim, London, UK, 2011

"What an amazing time we've had there!  You have a beautiful spot in which we felt very comfortable, but it was improved 100% by having you guys in the mix on our holiday.  Thank you for your hospitality, generosity and good company."
Matt, Trina and Maggie (the dog), Geneva, 2011

"It's almost time to leave this elegant corner of Tuscany that you so generously shared with us and we are very sad to go.  We came here looking for a place to ratchet back from the pace of city life and I think you could say we found it.  This is a special place and the view from the wisteria shaded terrace across lavender and through the branches of the cypress tree is hypnotic - we spent hours there!.."
Natalie and Alex, London, UK 2011

“What can we say? We have had the most amazing and relaxing family holiday. Our first foreign holiday with Ava which started out in the planning with some anxiety but you have totally made us feel welcome and been the most helpful and warm hosts we could have wished for. It has been an absolute joy to stay at the barn. A beautiful place inside and out. We especially adore the lavender path....The views over the valley are stunning and the location of the property has allowed us to enjoy some fantastic excursions away from the busy tourist hot spots. You have all helped to made our family holiday a truly memorable one, which we will never forget. A great way to experience Tuscany!”
Adam, Sarah and Ava (15 months), Leeds, UK 2011

"I cannot tell you what a wonderful incredible time I had at your little haybarn! i adore your family, dogs & friends. You all were so sweet to me and made me feel so at home there! It could have been a really sad & lonely trip for me being on my own so far away from home but you made me feel like part of the family! i really miss walking in the morning with the dogs! Thank you also for the incredible dinner on Mother's Day, the good-bye cocktail party (fresh truffles!! Wow) no one could top that! and just everything! I hope to be able to come back and will look forward to planning another vacation there sometime in the future!... stay in touch"
Jeane, Texas, USA 2011

"For many years we have holidayed in the Pacific, America and Europe, this year we chose a quiet, private place to unwind and take in the atmosphere of the country, Le Caviere.  We certainly found the perfect spot in Italy at your wonderful property in the heart of Tuscany...relaxing by the pool, enjoying the view and the antics of the dogs and taking long walks across the hills was one of the highlights, at night the fire flies, sparkling and flashing all around, perfect peace and quiet to sleep till late if we wanted to. We will certainly be recommending your beautiful place to our discerning friends that are looking for something special, a chance to see and feel the real Tuscany".
Wendy and Keith, Melbourne, Australia, 2011

"What a dreamy, beautiful place to stay. The Barn has been beautifully converted and is a luxurious place to relax. The view from your private terrace across the hillside towards the pool is magnificent. The pool itself is lovely with, set on the hillside with stunning views across the valley. The great hosts introduced us to some wonderful local places to shop and eat and I highly recommend you not to leave without purchasing some of the amazing olive oil made from the olives that you will see growing all around you. A real hidden gem that you'll want to return to time and again."
Richard, London, UK 2010

"We had been looking forward to our stay in the Barn since it was a few old bricks and I ripped my jeans to shreds making a woodstore....Anyway - over the years we watched the BAWKIN (Barn AsWe KnowItNow) take shape especially the shower room with the Kate and Brad height showers. When we arrived at Le Caviere to stay and were given the keys - so exciting and better than our dreams......"
David & Jacqui, Dubai 2009

"The most enchanting aspect of visiting Tuscany is how everyone treats you as if you are family. Staying at Le Caviere is certainly no exception. With staggeringly beautiful views right outside your front door, the barn is exquisitely furnished and your hosts provide you with a true Tuscan experience. The beauty and solitude offered by this location, combined with good company and scrumptious food cannot be matched anywhere in the world".
Matthew, Philadelphia, USA 2009