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Beautiful villa with spectacular views in a rural location

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa near Mercatale di Cortona, Tuscany - Hillside Villa With Private Pool And Panoramic Views

Sitting in 20 hectares, bordering Tuscany and Umbria, Casa Sorbello enjoys commanding views overlooking the beautiful green Niccone valley, with its two medieval castles. The house is about 1km from the main road down a quiet lane. Round the house there is a garden where you can sit and relax and watch the breeze ripple the silver leaves of the olive trees, or take a dip in the pool. Breakfast or dinner on the south-facing terrace, with magnificent views to the rolling Umbrian hills, is a special feature of the house.

Matt Jackson
Member since: 2001
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Cortona in Province of Arezzo

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Two bathrooms with shower, bidet and wc.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5/6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Bedroom 3 with single or twin beds.
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Notes on accommodation: The house is entered through a hallway/sitting area off which there are 3 bedrooms and a bathroom. Stairs lead down to the sitting room, kitchen/dining room and second bathroom. It is attractively furnished with cottage style furniture and fittings. The house is looked after by our friend Madeleine and her friendly dogs who live next door (about 100m), she speaks excellent English, German and French (as well as Italian of course) and can help organise most things from massages by the pool, or a visit to a local vineyard to a meal prepared for you at the house. Outside: On the terrace below the house there is a large (11m x 5m) private swimming pool with breathtaking views across the Niccone valley to the hills beyond. Deck chairs and sun loungers are available. A table and chairs on the south facing terrace by the kitchen make eating al fresco a natural event. To the side of the house there is a large barbecue set in the wall adjacent to the kitchen for convenience. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen are included, except pool towels. Towels and linen are changed weekly. WiFi available at the house.


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Beautiful villa with spectacular views in a rural location
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews

Stunning villa, views, pool and location

  • 5 of 5

Authentic, lovely Tuscan villa nestled in the Tuscan / Umbrian hills. Tranquil and rural yet within easy driving reach of local supermarkets, restaurants and an abundance of interesting towns and villages with their various attractions, festivals. Tastefully furnished with a mix of modern and traditional, but includes all mod cons. The private pool is a real bonus. Wholeheartedly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, we're delighted you enjoyed your stay.
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Casa Sorbello - peaceful with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

Casa Sorbello is perched high above the valley offering fantastic views. The villa is spacious, clean and well equipped. It is also very peaceful with a fantastic pool and lovely gardens. House keeper Madeleine was very attentive and helpful, but never intrusive. Excellent shopping in Umbertide (approx 12 miles,) and some great restaurants in between, however a car is essential.

Overall a very restful holiday was enjoyed. Hope to be back.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great review, so pleased you enjoyed your stay, you love Casa Sorbello for the same reasons we do. We look forward to welcoming you again. Thanks, Matt.
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Casa Sorbello

  • 4 of 5

Villa is modernised, well-equipped and well maintained located in the mountains about 30 minutes from Cortona and Lake Trasimeno. It has a prominent position with extensive views overlooking the Niccone valley. There are shops in Mecatale (about 4 miles away) and in Lusciano Niccone (about 5 miles away) where there is also a very good pizzeria restaurant. There is another good restaurant about 4 miles away in the opposite direction towards Umbertide. Recommended for families and groups who want to get away from the crowds.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely villa

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the beautiful villa overlooking the Umbrian countryside .Gorgeous view and a fantastic pool .Villa was lovely and well equipped and it was ideal for a break when you want to be away from the chaos of tourists but yet it is accessible to all the Tuscan cities -Cortona Sienna and Assisi .

You need a car and it is very remote although a 10 min drive to two supermarkets and butchers bakers etc.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to review Sorbello, we really do appreciate you kind words and are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks, Matt.
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Mountain total relax

  • 4 of 5

The 5 room cottage is situated in the hills of the Nacconetal - ca 9 km from the nearest town of Mercatale where you find an open super marked even on Sunday. The cottage is 5 km uphill with partly asfalt partly gravel road (robust vehicle is a must) once arrived uphill the view is absolutely stunning. The quietness is remarkable. Provided you bring up your own supply for cooking you can enjoy the view - swim in the pool - read (multiple titles available in the house library) and wind down from demanding business in a heavenly place surrounded by olive trees, oleander (and the neighbors grocery garden) - a small soccer field near by offers exercise for sport fans. Beware that Tuscany can have up to 38 °C in mid summer so bring sun lotion. Have lots of fune

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so pleased you enjoyed your holiday, I do hope you return in the future.
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Beaches on either side of the country on the Adriatic or Mediterranean coast are about 3 hours drive.


7 airports serve the area, with several daily flights.

Perugia: Ryanair.

Ancona: Ryanair.

Bologna: British Airways, Alitalia, Easyjet.

Bologna (Forli): Ryanair.

Florence: Meridiana.

Pisa: British Airways, Alitalia, Ryanair. Easyjet.

Rome: British Airways, Alitalia, Ryanair, Easyjet.

Perugia can be reached in less than an hour, Florence and Forli are about 2 hours drive, Ancona, Bologna and Pisa about 2 1/2 hours and Rome 3 hours.

Car hire is essential.


The nearest small town, Mercatale, is 10 minutes by car and has 2 supermarkets, butchers, an excellent baker, chemist, banks, Post Office, bars, petrol station and a family run tratoria. Larger supermarkets can be found at Camucia and Umbertide both about 25 minutes drive.

Florence is about 2 hours drive, Siena 1 1/4 hours, Assisi 1 1/4 hours, Cortona 1/2 hour, Perugia 3/4 hour.

Further Details:

Casa Sorbello is an ideal base for sightseeing trips to the famous walled, medieval cities of Florence, Siena, Perugia and Assisi as well as the smallar but equally beautiful towns of Citta di Castello, Cortona, Deruta, Gubbio, Montepulciano, Montone, Orvieto, Speleto, Todi and Urbino among others. These towns are steeped in history and offer a wealth of art, archetecture and ceramics as well as many restaurants where you can relax and enjoy the culinary specialities of the area.

Lake Trasimeno with its beaches and restaurants is about 25 minutes away. Here there are facilities for sailing and windsurfing and a regular boat service runs to the islands of Isola Maggiore and Polvese where a pleasant day may be spent. Passignano is a little resort town on the northern shore of the lake where boats and pedalloes can be rented.

Tennis courts are available for rent in Mercatale and there are riding stables nearby that offer one of the more pleasurable ways of seeing the countryside.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Cortona, Arezzo Area

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Reservations can be made through Matt Jackson by phone or email. A deposit of 20% of the rental is requested for reservations made more than 4 months before the rental period and 50% if between 4 and 2 months. The balance is due not less than 8 weeks before the start of the rental.

Changeover Day:
The rental week is from Saturday to Saturday. Incoming guests are requested to plan their arrival after 4pm and departing guests should vacate the property by 10am on the Saturday morning.

Notes on prices:
Prices for the property are per week and in UK Pounds.
The letting week is from Saturday to Saturday. Winter: Special prices are available depending on length of stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.