Lisciano-Niccone Villa Rental Photos and Description
Sleeps 6 plus 2. 3 bedroom house with large private pool and newly restored cottage in the grounds The cottage can be used in addition to the main house, for larger parties - some families like tobe able to have separate accomodation for older - or youngerSet in 2 acres of private olive groves in the hills above the Niccone Valley, the villa is 5 minutes from the nearest village with shops, bars, restaurants and banks. The area is a magical mix of historic hill towns and breathtaking scenery.
Cielo Chiaro is set in 2 acres of private olive groves in the hills above the Niccone Valley, near Mercatale on the border of Umbria and Tuscany. The house in San Martino has good access and gated for security, and is 5 minutes from the nearest village with shops, bars, restaurants and banks. The area is rural and tranquil with people who are open, warm and welcoming to everyone; it is a magical mix of charming historic hill towns, breathtaking scenery and a unique concentration of artistic and architectural riches. The garden has fig, pear and walnut trees for guests' use, and there is a shady pergola for outside dining. The accommodation is all on one level with several steps up to the front door and the ground floor houses the boiler,and water tanks. The cottage is now ready, with 1 bedroom, kitchen/sitting room, modern bathroom, utility, and terrace. We purposely made the accommodation suitable for disabled guests with wide doorways and level access.
- children welcome
Paul Eason or Michele Couzens-Eason
The villa was completely restored six years ago, and we have tried to make the house as comfortable and attractive as possible with all the facilities needed for family life. For those who are looking forward to preparing delicious meals with local ingredients, we have tried to equip the kitchen with all necessary utensils, as well as some cookery books, should you need inspiration. The kitchen has a table where most guests eat breakfast, and the living/dining room has an antique walnut dining table extending to seat 12. There is a wood-burning stove in the marble fireplace, making it cosy for cool evenings and metered central heating for winter bookings. The house is child friendly since there are no steps inside, but must be supervised at all times when outside especially at the pool.
The cottage is newly restored with modern kitchen, granite worktops and bathroom with stunning multiple shower, marble tiles, and black granite washbasin.
The house is an excellent base for exploring such jewels as Florence, Assisi, Perugia, Siena, Gubbio, but there are many other lesser-known towns within easy reach for you to discover. A spectacular 20 minute drive over the hills offers you Lake Trasimeno, Italy's 4th largest lake. Subtly beautiful in itself with miles of placid water and 2 islands to visit by ferry, there is an opportunity for water sports here. Throughout the area during the season there is a wide variety of entertainment including music festivals antique fairs, and village 'festas' which the locals use as an excuse for a celebration!
There are many good restaurants but a short drive from the house with specialities such as homemade pasta with truffles and wild boar. One restaurant has a Sunday "brunch" - a set buffet style meal much appreciated by previous guests - another is in a wonderful position with a brilliant chef - just 10 mins away from Cielo Chiaro.
We always visit guests soon after their arrival to answer any queries and to give local advice on what to see and where to eat.
There is a shoe warehouse near Anghiari (about 30 mins drive) which caters for all tastes, and they have recently added clothes and luggage, handbags etc. A good day out would be to buy shoes, lunch at Castello di Sorci - a set price 6 course meal, and visit the museum with the Pregnant Madonna fresco in nearby Monterchi. Many guests have enjoyed our suggestion!
There are many supermarkets within easy reach, some with fresh fish counters, and the weekly markets offer the opportunity to join the locals in buying fresh fruit and vegetables, chat with friends over a coffee or glass of wine, and enjoy a porchetta roll (the famous whole roast pig stuffed with fennel and garlic) - a speciality of this area, not to be missed !
A deposit of 50% with the booking form secures your booking and the balance should be paid 6 weeks before the holiday.