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Luxurious private villa with pool, Wifi and beautiful views

Overview

Property

Updated: 21-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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.

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Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Emma Cordingley
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, German, Italian
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 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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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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7 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

5

So peaceful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Castellino was just perfect for our family holiday in May. The weather was beautiful and the house and garden gave us the space and peace to completely relax and unwind. It is very spacious so even with 8 people it did not feel crowded. The bedrooms were very comfortable, the interiors and outside areas thoughtfully laid out and beautifully furnished, it was a delight to be there. While we did enjoy every moment at the house we did also enjoy shopping in the local villages and having morning cappuccinos there, Cortona is a spectacular place to visit and we ate in two excellent restaurants there. We also enjoyed a boat trip from Passignano on Lake Trasimeno. It is an area rich in so many ways. always good to return and explore some more.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review it is much appreciated.
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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.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: 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!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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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.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: 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.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Location

From the Owner

A beautiful furnished house with stunning garden and views, always immaculately presented.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Perugia at 40 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Lisciano Niccone at 4 Kilometres Nearest Train : Terontola-Cortona (direct Rome and Florence) at 20 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A1 at 40 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Lisciano Niccone at 5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Fano, Adriatic at 130 Kilometres

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.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Late May - June 2017
20 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,430
for 7 nights
£1,430
 
 
Late June - mid July 2017
24 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,950
for 7 nights
£1,950
 
 
High Summer 2017
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,500
for 7 nights
£2,500
 
 
Early September 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,260
for 7 nights
£2,260
 
 
Late September
16 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,430
for 7 nights
£1,430
 
 
Low season
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,120
for 7 nights
£1,120
 
 
May 2018
28 Apr 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,330
for 7 nights
£1,330
 
 
June 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,540
for 7 nights
£1,540
 
 
June/July 2018
23 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,950
for 7 nights
£1,950
 
 
July/August 2918
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,570
for 7 nights
£2,570
 
 
Early September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,260
for 7 nights
£2,260
 
 
Late September
15 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,540
for 7 nights
£1,540
 
 
Winter 2018/9
27 Oct 2018 - 26 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,125
for 7 nights
£1,125
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Facilities

From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • villa

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
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural

Attractions

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

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 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 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • 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.

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome

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