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Beautiful luxury house, stunning rural seclusion, private infinity pool, gardens

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,928 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Location Location Location! Luxury 4/5 beds 4 bath Fab kitchen. Chef available

Martinozza di Sopra, on the Tuscany Umbria border, was featured as a 'Dream Come True' in the Telegraph Property Section. It is a beautiful secluded private house, standing in its own gardens, surrounded by unspoilt countryside. It has amazing views over the Pian di Marte valley. The house is built as a traditional Umbrian farmhouse, with stone walls, terracotta tiles and oak beams. The luxury interior is modern and spacious, with designer furniture. There is plenty of room for friends and family to spend time together or to enjoy peace and privacy. The main living rooms, which is about 10m long, has huge arched doors looking out over the gardens and concertina doors opening out onto the loggia. This covered terrace provides a cool place to eat or just to enjoy the views. The modern kitchen is exceptionally well-equipped. The pool is lovely – it is a double infinity pool – with a shady pergola. And all around the house are private terraces, opening from both bedrooms and living areas.

Weddings and parties: The house is a lovely location for a party with a large terrace for drinks, room for a marqee seating circa 80 and a poolside dance floor. Contact the owner on +44 (0) 7585 115446 if you would like to discuss these options and rates.

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More Details

The Owner
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 12, 2017

About The Owner

I had this house built from a ruin in 2004. The location is just awesome!

The Owner purchased this villa in 2004


Cortona Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3928 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom, with 'egg' bath and separate shower - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , A lovely luxurious bathroom
    East Room Ensuite Shower room - toilet , shower
    Shared Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Both the Terracotta and the Small Bedroom have direct access
    Downstairs Shower room - toilet , shower , Double walk in shower, ensuite to the TV room
    'Library Loo' - toilet , Downstairs loo and wash room, with washing machine
  • All the bathrooms have beautiful contemporary fittings, including excellent showers. Good quality towels are provided. The spacious master bathroom is connected to the bedroom via a separate dressing room. It has a large oval freestanding bath, from which you can enjoy the views across the valley, two washbasins and a separate tiled shower area. The fourth bathroom is downstairs and has a mirrored double shower enclosure.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Master Suite with balcony, dressing room & ensuite bathroom - 1 king , A very large room with 'Emperor' sized bed
    East Room, ensuite shower and east facing patio - 1 king , Can be configured with superking bed or with two single beds
    Terracotta Room with ensuite bathroom and patio - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , Superking or twin beds, plus two other singles, if required
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , A small double room, sharing the Terracotta Room's bathroom
    TV room- sofa bed/ ensuite shower room - 2 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Downstairs large rm, comfortable sofa bed, ensuite shower rm
  • The large master bedroom has an enormous 'Emperor' sized bed, as well as a leather day bed. It has two sets of French doors onto its own balcony with views over the valley, as well as a separate comfortable dressing room and stunning bathroom. The East Room and the Terracotta Room are also spacious, with super king-sized beds, en suite bathrooms and their own garden terraces. Bedroom 4 is a smaller double room, with direct access into the bathroom it shares with the Terracotta. Since the rooms are generally very large, the beds can usually be arranged to meet your needs. For example, the Terracotta Room can be configured as a double with a superking-sized bed, with an extra bed, or to sleep up to four (children) in single beds. All the bedrooms are simply and comfortably furnished with contemporary bed linen. The floors are oak to match the roof beams, except in the Terracotta Room which is tiled with lovely old terracotta tiles. A child's travel cot is also available.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 20 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Martinozza di Sopra is lovely and luxurious. Inside it is very spacious and modern. The surroundings are quite stunning, with unbroken views, and no neighbours. It is perfect for families with children, couples or groups of friends. The interior is contemporary with high quality designer furniture and fittings, including Edra sofa and Cambridge Audio sound equipment. There are two living rooms for relaxing, a large covered loggia to the front for eating and enjoying the views and a table for cool breakfasts in the kitchen garden. The large kitchen is very well equipped with the latest stainless steel Gaggenau/Neff kitchen equipment and juicer, bread machine and blender. It is an impressive oak design with a stainless steel island. There is a large free-standing 'Outback' BBQ. Next to the pool, there is a shady pergola, teak sunbeds, table and chairs and a pool house with fridge and pool toys. Wireless internet is provided as is a desktop computer, books, games and DVDs.


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Beautiful luxury house, stunning rural seclusion, private infinity pool, gardens
average rating of 4.5 based on 8 reviews

Stunning Villa and Property

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time at Martinozza! Sally and Francesca went out of their way to ensure that our family was welcome and well looked after. The interior of the Villa was beautiful and only to be outdone by the incredible landscaping. We loved the peacefulness of the location and the stunning views and hope to be able to return to stay at Martinozza again. Thank you Sally!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Dave, Andrea and family for your lovely review. I'm really happy that you enjoyed the house and gardens so much. Sorry I was unable to control the unusual weather this year! Hope you feel the good effects of your holiday for some time to come.
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Too remote, snakes on property - and not safe

  • 1 of 5

The house is beautiful and in a beautiful location however it is so remote that you have to return to it before dark. Also, when you arrive there is a welcome book that advises you that there are poisonous vipers on property. The worst part is we were robbed and all of our money, computers and jewelry were stolen. Dealing with the police was a nightmare. There is no safe on the property to store your belongings. Be careful if you stay here.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Much of what Adine says is not true. Whilst the house is secluded in unspoilt countryside, there is no need to return to it before dark. There is no welcome book warning of "poisonous vipers" - a sensible warning that snakes live everywhere in the Italian countryside. She was robbed and wanted me to refund her rent, saying she would use bad publicity if I gave her nothing back! All the other holiday makers at Martinozza di Sopra have given us 5 stars!
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Super property and fantastic owner

  • 5 of 5

Our second visit to Martinozza. Sally - the owner - is just fantastic to deal with and nothing is ever too much trouble. We have rented a few properties in the Umbria area and nothing comes close to Martinozza. It retains a rustic feel but all the fittings and furniture are stylish and modern. Great kitchen and superb pool. Best available! GC

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was like a dream every morning

  • 5 of 5

We have rented many nice properties and this was the best.

Everything was perfect the views were outstanding we had to pinch ourselves every morning.

Just beautiful.

You will love it I promise.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderfully relaxing week in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Martinozza di Sopra is a beautiful house, tastefully furnished and thoughtfully equipped. We spent at least half of our holiday simply relaxing under the loggia or lounging by the pool. The views from the house are breathtaking and the more artistically gifted amongst us took the opportinity to paint. The rest of us were happy to take in scent of lavendar and lose ourselves in a book. The pool is fantastic (particularly at the end of the day when the sun is setting over the hills).

There was plenty of space for two families (of four) and we enjoyed the opportunity to buy local produce and prepare meals at our own pace. The kitchen has everything that you could wish for and there is plenty of outdoor furniture so you can decide where you want to eat depending on the time of day.

We had a couple of day trips (to Cortona and Perugia) and an evening meal out in Tuoro (having asked Doris to book us a table because our Italian was not up to job!)

Thoroughly recommended if you want to relax with friends in beautiful surroundings.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Superb family fortnight in Martinozza

  • 5 of 5

Stylish and peaceful, Martinozza is a real gem. Thank you to Sally and Doris for a superb fortnight.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A pleasure, as always. I love it when guests have a great holiday!
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Perugia, S Egidio
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Lisciano Niccone
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
at Lake Trasimeno
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Antognolla Golf Club
Nearest Train
27 Kilometres
Terontola-Cortona or Camucia-Cortona
Nearest Motorway
7.5 Kilometres
Raccordo (link rd) from A1 at Bettolle to Perugia
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Pian di Marte, Lisciano Niccone
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
at Lake Trasimeno
Car: necessary

Martinozza di Sopra is a secluded luxury private house surrounded by lovely gardens, on top of a hill with beautiful panoramic views of the Umbrian countryside. It is on the Umbria/Tuscany border, between the historic Tuscan hill-top town of Cortona and the Umbrian capital of Perugia. Lake Trasimeno - with its islands, boats, leisure activities and amazing views - is in the next valley - about 10 minutes' drive away.

Although surrounded with unspoilt countryside, the house is very accessible. It is a great base from which to explore the numerous beautiful places in both Tuscany and Umbria, including Assisi, Florence, Montepulciano, Siena, Arezzo, Gubbio and Sansepolcro. The nearest villages - Lisciano Niccone, Mercatale di Cortona and Castel Rigone - with thriving local communities, shops, bars and restaurants - are about 10 minutes drive. And mainline train services run to Rome, Florence and Milan from local stations about 30 minutes away.

Other activities: watersports on Lake Trasimeno, golf, mountain and road biking, horse riding, wine-tasting, vineyard tours, cooking lessons.

We can also provide a chef, catered meals, housekeeping, babysitting/ childcare and additional cleaning. A maid service five days a week is included in the rent.


Rates & Availability

Cortona Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Summer
May 27 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Summer
Jul 8 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $905.53
Pet Fee $19.4

The rent includes a welcome pack/ prosecco on arrival, bed linen, bath and pool towels, a cleaner twice a week, all utilities including the internet, and pool cleaning, as appropriate. (Winter - Central heating/ wood is extra). We can also provide a chef, a driver, extra housekeeping/ cleaning, and childcare, as required (payable at cost locally).
The pool is open 3 June to 30 September. Other times, by arrangement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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