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Luxurious private villa with pool, Wifi and beautiful views

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Castellino, Lisciano Niccone, Umbria, Italy - Ideally situated for relaxing family holidays and for seeing Tuscany and Umbria

Castellino has an enviable position located as it is on the Tuscany Umbria border with absolute tranquility and the beauty of the countryside all around. This luxury villa comes with a large pool and great views of the Niccone Valley, it is completely private and not overlooked by another property.

The shady veranda extends along the back of the house and has a large dining table, there are other outdoor seating areas throughout the grounds as well as a dining table inside. The rooms are generous in size and comfortably and elegantly furnished with traditional terracotta floors and chestnut beamed ceilings. The grounds are fenced and gated, there are insect screens on all windows and ceiling fans in bedrooms. 2 very friendly villages with bars, restaurants and shops are nearby. The garden is well-maintained and has flowers, shrubs and olive trees and even a small tree house. A maid, cook and/or baby-sitter can be arranged for additional cost. Wifi internet included.

Castellino is rented exclusively by Gorgacce Rentals, renting houses since 1993.

More Details

Property Manager
Emma Cordingley
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, german, italian
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

About Emma Cordingley

I am the booking agent for Castellino, my name is Emma and I live in the Niccone Valley, near Castellino, with my husband, two daughters and our cat and dog. We run a small rentals agency called Gorgacce Rentals, named after the first house my parents owned here which they bought in the 1980's. In those days before the internet they were very successful at renting their house to holiday-makers and their neighbours asked if they could rent their houses too and from this grew our rentals agency. Seeking a better life Martin and I (with our then one year old daughter, Isabel,) moved here in 1999 and have taken over most of the running of the rental business although my mum still keeps the accounts!

Why Emma Cordingley chose Cortona area

A beautiful furnished house with stunning garden and views, always immaculately presented.

What makes this villa unique

As booking agents who live nearby we want all our guests to enjoy their stay at Castellino. You can book knowing that we are on hand to deal with problems that may arise during your stay, we are always available by phone, text, WhatsApp and by email.

We invite all our guests to a wine tasting evening at the local vineyard. This is a regular event run by by husband Martin Daykin who recently passed his Italian Sommeliers Association exams.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Our family had a wonderful time at Castellino. We cooked most meals there, relaxed at the pool, and took side trips to Florence, Corstono , then drove back to Rome. It is a beautiful piece of paradise and we thank you for allowing us to stay there. DG, USA. 2012

We had a really great time at Castellino and loved all aspects of the house, very comfortable and well equipped. We loved the area and all that one can do and see.   We would love to come back again another year. SL, UK. 2012

Castellino was wonderful; I really enjoy going back there after a morning spent in a hill town, to relax by the pool and dine at night on the terrace. JR, 2011
Mar 2013
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Cortona Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
    Shower room 2 - shower
  • Upper floor En suite bathroom to bedroom 1:walk in shower and stand alone tub, wc and basin. Shower room with wc and basin shower services bedrooms 1 & 2. Ground floor: Shower room, wc and basin next to (not en suite) bedroom 4.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Upper floor Bedroom 1: Master bedroom, Queen size double bed, ensuite bathroom Bedrooms 2: 2 single beds Bedroom 3: 2 single beds Ground floor Bedroom 4: Queen size double bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • 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
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The house and grounds are fenced and gated, parking is within the gates suitable for 2 cars. There is room for more cars outside the gates. This is a safe rural area. Outside: Fantastic shady veranda with great views along the length of the back of the house with access to the pool, there is a large table for outside dining here. From the kitchen is a shady courtyard with dining furniture. The grounds are extensive with olive groves, or


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So peaceful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Castellino was just perfect for our family holiday in May. The weather was beautiful and the house and garden gave us the space and peace to completely relax and unwind. It is very spacious so even with 8 people it did not feel crowded. The bedrooms were very comfortable, the interiors and outside areas thoughtfully laid out and beautifully furnished, it was a delight to be there. While we did enjoy every moment at the house we did also enjoy shopping in the local villages and having morning cappuccinos there, Cortona is a spectacular place to visit and we ate in two excellent restaurants there. We also enjoyed a boat trip from Passignano on Lake Trasimeno. It is an area rich in so many ways. always good to return and explore some more.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review it is much appreciated.
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A beautiful house in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Castellino for a family holiday over Easter, the house is superb; beautifully and comfortably furnished and with a good kitchen for a family of keen cooks. Although the pool was closed it was warm enough for us to eat outside almost everyday. The views are fantastic and the location is quiet without being remote. We enjoyed Good Friday processions at Assisi and also visited Todi, Florence and Siena amongst other places. This is our second visit to this area and booking through Gorgacce Rentals and we are keen to return again.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your Easter holiday at Castellino, thank you for reviewing.
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Beautifully presented house, quiet location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Castellino- what a fantastic place.

The house is fantastically positioned above the village and with so many wonderful places to visit close by. The house itself was wonderfully comfortable and spacious and the pool was AMAZING!

We would love to go back one day. We were so lucky with the weather and returning to England feels sooooo cold!!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Total paradise

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time at Castellino, mostly spend relaxing by the fantastic pool and eating on the veranda staring at the view. We all wished we could have stayed for 2 weeks!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A high quality property.

  • 5 of 5

Our two families comprising 8 people altogether were all really impressed with the high quality of Castellino. We were fortunate to have excellent weather and spent a lot of time outside enjoying the pool and views. The long covered veranda is a real asset. House and grounds are well-maintained and Vincenzo the caretaker who met us on arrival was friendly and unobtrusive. Lovely furnishings, a large and comfortable house, Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A nice house. Comfortable, spacious, rather than luxurious.

  • 4 of 5

Pool is fantastic, one of the best we have found in many years of travel in France & Italy.

Inspite of what the details say, there is no TV or rather there is, but no means of receiving a signal. Not a major problem, as we did not want to watch the X factor. However as we were there during the recent earthquake, it would have been nice to be able to keep up to date with local news bulletins.

One major drawback was the track down from the castle to the house. It is steep and after recent heavy rain, currently very rough. Suggest the “owners” point out that it is not suitable for a vehicle with a low ground clearance or sport car.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Lisciano Niccone
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Terontola-Cortona (direct Rome and Florence)
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Lisciano Niccone
Nearest Beach
130 Kilometres
Fano, Adriatic

Special interest holidays:

We can arrange cooking classes at a nearby restaurant in English or Italian.

We can arrange guides for local walks or for visits to local towns or for wine tasting.


There are beaches on Lake Trasimeno, a 20 minute drive. At Tuoro sul Trasimeno there is a beach with children's playground, trampolines, pedalos, wind and kite surfing and ferries to islands.

The Adriatic coast is 2 hours, the Mediterranean is 2.5 hours drive.


Perugia airport - 30 minutes drive.

Florence airport - 2 hours drive

Pisa - 2.5 hours

Rome - 3 hours


The nearest villages are a few minute's drive away with shops and restaurants, pizzerias and gelaterias. Cortona, the beautiful medieval hilltop town is 20 mins drive. The Tuscan and Umbrian towns of Siena, Todi, Perugia, Gubbio, Assisi, Montepulciano, Arezzo and Pienza are within 1 hours drive. Within 2 hours drive is Florence. Even Rome is a within a day trip. Rome and Florence are well connected by rail from the mainline station 20 minutes drive away.

Further Details:

We run regular well enjoyed wine-tasting events to which you will be invited upon booking.


Rates & Availability

Cortona Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Summer 2017
Jul 15 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early September 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 15 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late September
Sep 16 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low season
Sep 30 2017 - Apr 27 2018
7 night minimum stay
May 2018
Apr 28 2018 - Jun 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
June 2018
Jun 2 2018 - Jun 22 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
June/July 2018
Jun 23 2018 - Jul 20 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
July/August 2918
Jul 21 2018 - Aug 31 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early September 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 14 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late September
Sep 15 2018 - Oct 26 2018
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2018/9
Oct 27 2018 - Apr 26 2019
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $651.47

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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