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Casa deli Ulivi: Private pool, olive grove, superb views, WiFi, near village.

Overview

Property

Updated: 04-Dec-2016
Casa degli Ulivi Villa, peaceful hillside location large private grounds, 5 mins from village

Casa degli Ulivi is a large stone farmhouse, converted 12 years ago to modern standards. The house is situated on the Tuscany-Umbria border and looks over the much sought after Niccone Valley over which it has unrivaled views. It is at the end of a quiet gravel road which is lined with the classic Italian cypress trees and passes the ancient castle of Lisciano Niccone. The house and its large grounds are completely private and not overlooked but within a few minutes of 2 lively villages with shops, restaurants, pizzerias,gelaterias and summer festas. The lawn at the front of the house is surrounded by large trees, pear, horse chestnut and olive so there is always enough shade for outside dining. There is ample parking space. The house has 5 bedrooms; 3 double and 2 bedrooms with 2 single beds each. The house sleeps 10 comfortably, cots can be provided for babies with prior arrangement. Downstairs is a dining room for 10 people opening onto the front lawn and connected to the well-equipped kitchen. The kitchen also opens onto the lawned area in front of the house where there are shady areas provided by the large chestnut, pear and olive trees and furniture for outside dining. Also on the ground floor are 2 bedrooms - one twin and one double and a bathroom with bath, shower, WC and basin. Wheelchair access is possible with 2 bedrooms, a bathroom and the kitchen on a level with access onto the parking area and garden. Stairs from the dining room lead up to the sitting room with 3 bedrooms and 2 bath/shower rooms leading off it. The sitting room opens onto a small loggia with steps down to the lawn.

The pool is on an upper terrace among the ancient olive trees which stretch up to Lisciano Niccone castle. The pool measures 12x6m and has a deep end to 2.2m. It has a shady pergola to one end and quality sun-loungers with head shades. The views are all on sides; beautiful and extensive.

More Details
  • Sleeps 11
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I am the booking agent for Casa degli Ulivi, my name is Emma and I live in the Niccone Valley, near Casa degli Ulivi, 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! Friends of ours from England who visited us in our early years here, fell in love with the area and bought and restored Casa degli Ulivi, unfortunately due to work and family commitments they are not able to visit as often as they would like but have rented through us successfully for many years. We love being at Casa degli Ulivi, the wonderful views and feeling of space are inspiring and restful. I really feel on top of the world here.

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Speaks English, German, Italian

Guestbook comments from the manager

Many thanks from us all for a fabulous week at Casa degli Ulivi. Aug. 2013.



I wanted to thank you for the rental of the villa, and to say how much my wife and I and family enjoyed our stay at the villa.

The villa was just perfect and the pool great, we loved the area and did some exploring to Siena, Gubbio, Umbertide and Cortona. Plus plenty of swimming.

I am sure if we are planning another holiday we will recommend it. C&S R_S, 2012



We loved staying in the house. The position and the views were amazing and the pool was great too.

It really was a fabulous spot. LM, 2012



We loved the house. It proved to be absolutely perfect for the three couples that stayed. Some wanted to relax, some to visit various hilltop towns in Umbria and Tuscany. We all enjoyed the pool and the house has been beautifully renovated. AN, 2011



We had a great holiday, loved the house, its location was spot on and the views across the valley beautiful. NW, 2011
May 2006
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3 Reviews

4.7
based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

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Beautiful, secluded villa

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay. The villa is beautiful, with a large pool and views of the tuscan hills! The village nearby has everything you could need, but if not there are huge supermarkets about a 40 minute drive away. The large table is perfect for dining all together inside or outside! The bees were our only worry but there were no problems with them as long as you wear shoes on the grass or be careful where you step when playing on the grass beside the pool. The wifi was great for about half the week but then started playing up, however it didn't affect our trip, it was actually quite nice for everyone to not have internet for a couple of days!! Lovely villa overall and fantastic hosts. Emma had left us everything we needed for our first night (especially as we arrived at night time and didn't have a chance to stop at a supermarket) and all the rooms were clean with towels for swimming and showering all provided, along with fans/extra duvets for hot/cold nights. Hopefully will be able to come back in the future!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sophie Thank you for writing a review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Casa degli Ulivi. There are no bees nests at Casa degli Ulivi but in the spring they are attracted to the clover flowers on the lawn so it is sensible to have footwear on outside. We hope you will come again. Emma
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Wonderfully relaxing bolt hole!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house with stunning views, beautifully maintained gardens and a large pool for a refreshing dip! We visited during a heatwave and, aside from rather hot upstairs bedrooms (fans provided but unfortunately it was still too hot!), we could not have wished for more. A wonderful location with great amenities at the house (including a Weber BBQ to grill the yummy meat from the local butchers) and stunning surrounding countryside to explore. A car is essential for everything and the drive to the house was a little hairy until you got used to it! Would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone, the house accommodated 9 of us in plenty of comfort. We loved it!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Bellissimo

  • 5 of 5

The Niccone Valley is one of the hidden treasures of Italy and one of the jewels is Casa degli Ulivi. It is in the perfect position, in the perfect place for a perfect family holiday.

The house has everything and more to enjoy a holiday with the pool and grounds adding to the enjoyment.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of Casa degli Ulivi. It is so nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we hope you will come back again. Emma
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Location

Cortona
Via Nazionale
"Bustling street with interesting shops and many places to eat and drink in the heart of this..."
Tuoro sul Trasimeno
Punta Naváccia
"Tuoro beach. rent a sunlounger, swim in the lake, rent a pedalo or windsurf. kids playground..."
Simone Corsetti - Ristorante I Girasoli di Sant' Andrea
"A great restaurant in the Niccone Valley and also a wine tasting venue with regular wine tou..."
Lisciano Niccone
Siena
Assisi
Perugia
Gubbio
Piazza Grande
Montone
Todi
Arezzo
"Piazza Grande, Piero della Francescs' "Legend of the true cross", Vasari's house, Duomo, Ant..."
Florence
Montepulciano
Ristorante Gritti
Ristorante Gritti
Mercatale di Cortona
Mimmi
"Famous for mimmi's delicious homemade pasta."
Ristorante Da Gianna
Locanda di Nonna Gelsa
Citta di Castello
Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri
Rome
Deruta
Orvieto
Orvieto Cathedral
Orvieto Underground
Galleria nazionale dell'Umbria
Umbria Jazz
Rapolano Terme
Chianti Sculpture Park
Castiglione Del Lago
Castiglion Fiorentino
Umbertide
"Umbertide situated along the Tiber is a bustling commercial town. It has a small but very pr..."
Agriturismo Ristorante Calagrana
Castel Rigone
Isola Maggiore
Lo Scoiattolo
Pierle
Preggio
Pienza
Piazza della repubblica
Tattoria Dardano Cortona

From the Owner

Casa degli Ulivi is a very restful house. We are surrounded by woods and olive groves and have spectacular views from all angles, one never tires of being here. We are only a few minutes drive from Lisciano Niccone which is a very friendly village and we enjoying going down to the bar for an aperitivo or an ice cream and often for pizza or a meal.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Perugia at 46 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Lisciano Niccone at 3.5 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Antognolla Golf at 34 Kilometres Nearest Train : Terontola-Cortona at 31 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Raccordo Perugia-Siena at 30 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Ristorante di Gianna, Lisciano Niccone at 3.7 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Lakeside beach at Tuoro at 16 Kilometres Car: necessary

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.

Lake Trasimeno which is 20 mins drive away has beaches, pedaloes, windsurfers, kite-surfing, etc. Also ferries to the islands on the lake, a nice day out with lunch at one of the island's restaurants. The Mediterranean and Adriatic coasts are both between 90-120 mins drive.

Airports: Perugia 30 mins. Florence 90 mins. Ancona 100 mins. Pisa 150 mins. Rome 150-180 mins. Bologna 180 mins.

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.

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

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
May and early June 2017
29 Apr 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£540
for 3 nights
From
£180
£990
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Late June 2017
10 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£660
for 3 nights
From
£220
£1,190
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Early July 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,590
for 7 nights
£1,590
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Late July and August 2017
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,190
for 7 nights
£2,190
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Early September 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£825
for 3 nights
From
£275
£1,490
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Late september to mid October
23 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£501
for 3 nights
From
£167
£910
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. The basic price is for 10 people additional people £8/night/person. Discounts for lets over 2 weeks. No other charges. There is a £100/week housekeeping deposit against breakages and returned after your stay.
Changeover day is nominally Saturday but we can be flexible so do ask. Arrival time is after 4pm and departure is before 10am to allow adequate cleaning time. For multiple week rentals bed linen is changed weekly and a clean undertaken.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

As booking agents who live nearby we want all our guests to enjoy their stay at Casa degli Ulivi. 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.

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 on first floor with tub, shower, WC and basin, washing machine. Bathroom 2 on first floor with shower, bidet, WC and basin. Bathroom 3 on ground floor with bath, shower, WC and basin.

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • Cots available.

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: There are 2 wood-burning stoves. Some wood is provided free. Outside: The pool is 6x12m and set picturesquely in the ancient olive grove, on a terrace above the house. It has a shallow end of 1.2m and a deep end of 2.6m. The steps are in the pool and create a nice playing area for small children. There are sunloungers. There is a large flat lawned area to the front of the house with doors from the kitchen and dining room with trees providing shady areas for outside dining there is outside dining furniture. The property is gated and fenced all around, parking is available inside and outside the gate. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen is provided and changed weekly. bath and pool towels provided. Towels changed weekly. Other: Dining room with table and chairs for 10 plus several easy chairs and wood burning stove.

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