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Beautiful Villa With Private Pool And Incredible Views Near Cortona



Updated: 14-Sep-2016
Villa in Mercatale di Cortona, Tuscany/Umbria Border, Italy - Near Cortona On Tuscany And Umbria Border

Casaccia is a beautiful medieval house on a hilltop with a large private pool and gardens offering incredible views. Fully, refurbished, the villa offers 4 large bedrooms (sleeping up to 10), and 3 bathrooms, including a delightful cottage in the garden with its own bedroom, living space and shower room. Located on the very border of Tuscany and Umbria, the villa is near to the ancient city of Cortona and provides easy access to many wonderful hill towns, including Perugia, Assisi, Montepulciano, Arezzo and Siena. Casaccia forms part of a tiny hamlet. With its commanding position, it has stunning views over green hills and verdant valleys. As well as the large 12 x 6m pool, the garden offers patios, pergola and hammock all set among shrubs and lawns. This quiet retreat is full of character and charm with modern conveniences, ideal for large groups and families. There are shops and lots of restaurants nearby plus tennis, golf, cycling, walking and water sports on Lake Trasimeno.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

Chris and Rachel Dickinson live in Bristol, UK, with their two kids, Sam (19) and Zoe (17).

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Guestbook comments from the owner

'What a beautiful place. Never got tired of the incredible views.' Gideon and Kirstie, London

'We will treasure many happy memories from our relaxing stay in your wonderful Italian retreat.' J & R Voke, Bristol

'Fantastic food and wine, beautiful pool, perfect setting, everything you could want from a holiday. We'll be back.' The Jamieson-Pond family, Watford
Nov 2008
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An extraordinary place of tranquil beauty.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a week long stay in San Leo Bastia with our two children (seven and two). The house has an incredible calm about it and though the initial sense of remove from civilisation was initially something of a surprise, we quickly found ourselves in a very special place that offered an incredible vista and tranquil calm. We immediately missed the house after leaving and realised what a special silence it has and what a wonderful effect that had on all of us. The house is very well appointed, and the facilities are in excellent condition. The pool is also exceptional, the natural unchlorinated water a joy to swim in, and very well sized and with a spectacular view at the end of the garden. This is the sort of house where you don't actually need to go anywhere else (though if you do decide day trips are in order head to Gubbio for one the most special towns with a remarkable history).

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We have holidayed in Tuscany and Umbria over many years and finally took the plunge and bought Casaccia in 2007, doing it up and adding the pool in 2008. It is our dream house and we're happy to share it with you. Perched on the top of a hill, the location is amazing with a view to die for, while the villa itself is utterly charming. It is also bang in the middle of the wonderful region of Tuscany and Umbria, with access to so many amazing old towns and cities. We hope you can enjoy Casaccia and the surrounding area as much as we do.

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

Italy is the home of slow food. There is a huge selection of local produce in the shops. There are also some fabulous vegetarian and organic restaurants within easy reach of the villa.

Wine tasting and Italian cookery courses are also available nearby. Many beautiful country walks and mountain biking also available, plus guided cycle rides suitable for all the family (with bikes supplied). Lake Trasimeno has some lovely beaches, plus canoeing, waterskiing, sailing and other water sports.


Lake Trasimeno is about 30 minutes drive from the house and offers many water sports as well as ferry trips to the islands Maggiore and Polvese. The Adriatic Coast (Ancona and Fano) to the east and the Tuscan coast (Cecina, Orbetello) to the west are both about 2 hours drive.


Nearest airport is Perugia, 40 minutes drive away, with Ryanair flights from London Stansted five times a week including Fridays. A total of 7 airports serve the area.

Perugia (Ryanair). Bologna (British Airways). Forli, Bologna (Ryanair). Florence (Meridiana). Pisa (British Airways, Easyjet, Ryanair). Rome (British Airways, Easyjet, Rynair). Ancona (Ryanair)

Cars are available for hire at each airport. The house is a 1,000 mile drive from the Channel Tunnel. Euro Star trains go to Florence


San Leo Bastia (nearest village, with shop, bars, 2 restaurants) 4km.

Mercatale di Cortona (nearest town, with butcher, baker, chemist, 3 banks, 2 supermarkets, bars and restaurants) 8km.

Cortona (fantastic array of shops and restaurants) 20km

Umbertide (large commercial centre with supermarkets) 15km

Lake Trasimeno (restaurants, beaches, water sports, boat trips) 15km.

Perugia (restaurants, sights, museums) 26km.

Further Details:

There are markets in most towns in the region and many festivals and religious ceremonies that date back centuries, not least the annual Palio horse races in Siena. There are monthly antique markets in Arezzo, Citta di Castello, Gubbio, Cortona, Perugia, Assisi and Anghiari. There are numerous weekly food markets in the local towns.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring 2017
31 Mar 2017 - 25 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer 2017
26 May 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017
14 Jul 2017 - 24 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer 2017
25 Aug 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2017
8 Sep 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Deposit of 25% of the full amount is payable to confirm the booking. Balance is due 6 weeks before the first day of your holiday. The full amount is due to confirm the booking for last minute reservation.
Cancellations and refunds - the deposit is non-returnable. 50% refund of remaining fee if cancelled 20-45 days prior to arrival. There is no refund if cancellation is made less than 20 days prior to arrival.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Friday. Guests are requested to arrive after 4.00 pm and to depart by 10.00 am on the changeover day.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: 14-Sep-2016
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Property Type

  • villa


  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Location Type

  • rural


  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • hunting
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Newly refurbished bathroom with sink, wc, bidet and large walk-in shower. Beautiful second bathroom with bath, sink and wc. Third bathroom in cottage with shower, sink and wc.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Bedroom 3 with 3 single beds. Bedroom 4 in cottage with double bed and additional single.


  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...

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


  • Notes on accommodation: The house is light and airy, with full insulation built into the roof of the main house to make the rooms feel cool even in the heat of the day. All the bedrooms are fitted with mosquito nets and shutters to make night-times comfortable and cool. In addition, room fans are available. There is central heating (for an additional cost), double glazing and constant hot water. A cot and high chair are provided. Outside: Beautiful 12 x 6m private pool with paved surround offering stunning views across the hills of Tuscany and Umbria, with direct line of sight to the historic hilltop village of Monte Santa Maria Tiberina. The grounds totalling 2,000sq.metres also offer more secluded areas, including a hammock for relaxing in the shade of the old mulberry tree orchard. Sun loungers and deck chairs for 10 people, plus umbrellas make the pool area an ideal place to spend the day. A shady patio area in front of the house has a table and chairs that is ideal for an alfresco breakfast. The 4.5 x 3.5m pergola attached to the side of the cottage offers magnificent views on two sides, so you can watch the sunrise and set in comfort, with a selection of wicker chairs and a large table for dining. Utility Room: Ground floor store-rooms housing BBQ and garden furniture. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bath towels and bedlinen included (please bring your own pool towels). House cleaned and linen changed once a week. Other: Cottage with double bed and single on mezzanine floor, plus spacious living space with double sofa bed and computer point with high-speed internet access and Wi-Fi. Garden completely fenced for children's safety. Attractive pergola for eating alfresco.

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