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Luxurious private villa with pool, Wifi and beautiful views

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Fireplace
  • Private Pool

Overview

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:
May 28, 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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Amenities

Cortona Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • 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:
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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Luxurious private villa with pool, Wifi and beautiful views
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 7 reviews
5

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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5

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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5

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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5

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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4

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
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A wonderful house is beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

My family of 6 people stayed at Castellino in late August 2016. We found the house easily following the excellent directions and fell in love with it immediately. Vincenzo the caretaker met us on arrival and although he speaks no English and us no Italian we got on very well! The house has a great position on a very quiet road over-looking the Niccone Valley. The garden is well tended, full of flowers and shrubs with lavender filling the air. The house is spacious and tastefully furnished. It has the feel of an old farmhouse and all the comforts of a modern home, the cleaning was without fault. The master bedroom with its opulent bathroom made us feel very special. We completely relaxed staying here, the pool was well used and we loved the shady terrace running along the length of the house where we lounged and we ate and never tired of the view. Lisciano Niccone and Mercatale are the local villages and where we did most of our shopping, everyone was very friendly, although not much English was spoken. Gianna's restaurant in Lisciano and Mimmi's Trattoria in Mercatale are both excellent and recommended. We also visited Lake Trasimeno, stunning Perugia and Assisi, Montepulciano, Siena and beautiful Cortona several times in the day time and in the evenings for dinner. We thoroughly enjoyed Martin's wine tasting at the vineyard in the Niccone Valley. All our party were very happy at Castellino, we would love to come back some day.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review of Castellino. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully we can welcome you back one day. Emma
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Perugia
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Lisciano Niccone
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Terontola-Cortona (direct Rome and Florence)
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
A1
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.

Coast/Beach:

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.

Travel:

Perugia airport - 30 minutes drive.

Florence airport - 2 hours drive

Pisa - 2.5 hours

Rome - 3 hours

Distances:

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.

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Rates & Availability

Cortona Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late May - June 2017
May 20 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,850
 
 
Late June - mid July 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Jul 14 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,523
 
 
High Summer 2017
Jul 15 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,234
 
 
Early September 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 15 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,924
 
 
Late September
Sep 16 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,850
 
 
Low season
Sep 30 2017 - Apr 27 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,449
 
 
May 2018
Apr 28 2018 - Jun 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,721
 
 
June 2018
Jun 2 2018 - Jun 22 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,992
 
 
June/July 2018
Jun 23 2018 - Jul 20 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,523
 
 
July/August 2918
Jul 21 2018 - Aug 31 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,325
 
 
Early September 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 14 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,924
 
 
Late September
Sep 15 2018 - Oct 26 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,992
 
 
Winter 2018/9
Oct 27 2018 - Apr 26 2019
7 night minimum stay
$1,455
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $646.81

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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