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Charming country cottage, stunning views of Niccone Valley castles. Pool, wifi.

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Ca de Muito, Leoncini, Mercatale di Cortona, Arezzo, Italy - Idyllic setting for relaxing family holiday. Mercatale village 6km no white road! Excellent value.

Situated on a hillside on the Tuscan side of the Niccone Valley, Ca de Muito has a delightful location with breath-taking views and yet quick and easy access to the Niccone Valley and the village of Mercatale di Cortona where there are shops, cafes, gelaterias and a great trattoria. It is ideally placed for seeing Umbria and Southern Tuscany whilst enjoying the peace and beauty of the countryside. The garden is really pretty, well-maintained with flowering shrubs and trees. The pool area is paved and has large umbrellas and sun loungers and deck-chairs, there is a changing room at the far end. The house is on three floors and retains the the charms of the traditional country cottage while having modern comforts including wifi internet. There are several outside dining areas with a covered area directly outside the kitchen. The master bedroom and the sitting room both have generous balconies enjoying the lovely views. The 2nd bedroom has 2 single beds and bunk beds. The bathroom has shower only. The ground floor has outside doors to the kitchen and living/dining room. On this floor are the kitchen with dishwasher, oven, hob and fridge-freezer and a dining room/living-room. There is a wooden staircase to the next floor with a comfortable sitting room with sofas, chairs and a Smart TV, the double bedroom, which has a door onto a balcony with steps down to the garden and the shower-room bathroom. A steep flight of wooden stairs from the sitting room leads to the attic bedroom (note there is no door to this bedroom). There are 2 single beds here (can be made up as a double) and a set of bunk beds. The house is attached at the rear but in such a way as it is possible not even to notice this. The garden and pool area are entirely private and not over-looked.

Martin Daykin
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german, italian
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2017

About Martin Daykin

I am the booking agent for the house, my name is Emma and I live nearby in the Niccone Valley, with my husband, Martin, 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 Martin Daykin chose Cortona area

This house is an absolute gem. Fantastic views, lots of places to sit out, in the sun or the shade. A simple yet perfect house.

What makes this cottage unique

As booking agents who live nearby we want all our guests to enjoy their stay at Ca de Muito. 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 have decided not to use Owners Direct online booking service so that we do not have to pass on their processing fee to our guests. We have also been made aware that Owners Direct can be very slow at responding to problems with payments and return of security deposits.

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 owner

This is our first year of renting Ca de Muito, as soon as we have some comments we will add them here.
Jan 2014
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5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Charming country cottage, stunning views of Niccone Valley castles. Pool, wifi.
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Strongly recommended

  • 5 of 5

The Villa looks great and it's located uphill in privacy with great views around. Everything was ready and clean, instructions were helpful. Pool area is excellent for lazy days, the gardener came by 2-3 times to tend garden and pool. We were also pleasantly surprised with the dishwasher and washing mashine. Wifi was strong even by the pool. Best vacation I had so far. Recommended for trips of 4-6 people with family or friends. Only small downside was heating on the shower, which took longer for warm water.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lukas thank you for your review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at the house - sorry to hear about the hot water, we are sending a plumber there today to have a look. Martin did enjoy meeting you at his wine tasting.
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Superb location

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week at Ca' di Muito. The house is in a superb location for seeing all the well known sites of central Italy such as Perugia, Cortona, Assisi, Orvieto, Todi, Florence and even Rome (for a long day).

The owners have thought of everything and the house is very comfortable and homely and has excellent wifi signal in the house as well as at the pool. The gardens are gorgeous and the pool and views from it are spectacular. We were joined most days by a family of peacocks which was great fun. Couldnt fault this place and cant wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay - even though you did have a bit of rain during your stay. The peacocks are still strutting around.
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50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
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Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
15 Kilometres
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Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Tuoro beach on Lake Trasimeno


The lakeside beach at Tuoro sul Trasimeno is 30 minutes drive. here there are ferries to the islands and other lakeside towns, pedaloes for hire, sun beds and umbrellas, trampolines, children's play equipment, restaurants and bars.


The nearest airport is Perugia; 45 minutes drive.

Florence airport: 2 hours drive

Pisa: 3 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

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $247

Booking Notes:
£100/week housekeeping deposit against breakages and returned after your stay. Central heating when needed is an extra charge.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday in July and August we are more flexible in other months.

Notes on prices:
The pool is opened at the beginning of May and closed at the beginning of October. Prices are inclusive of everything apart from the £100 returnable damage deposit, there are no other charges. Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. Discounts for lets over 2 weeks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Cortona Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 1st floor: WC, bidet, basin, shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 6 people in 2 bedrooms. Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: Ist floor; has a double bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers and a balcony with lovely views. Bedroom 2: 2nd floor; 2 single beds one set of bunk beds, wardrobe and chest of drawers. Please note there are steep steps up to this room.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • 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
  • swimming
  • tennis
Outside: Immediately outside the kitchen door is a covered patio area with dining table and benches. The patio extends round to the garden side of the house where there is a larger patio area with more tables and chairs and a large umbrella, there is a barbecue. The garden is beautifully planted with lavender, rosemary and other flowering shrubs. The pool is approximately 40 metres from the house, it measure 10x4m and has a constant depth of 1.4m. It is paved all round and enjoys wonderful views. It has full sunlight all day. There are sun loungers and deck-chairs and a small table and chairs. Beyond is a changing room. Utility Room: The detached utility room has a washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels (including pool) are included, they are changed weekly - apart from pool towels. The house is cleaned before and after your stay and that is included in the price. Other: Dining room: ground floor with dining table and benches and garden access.

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