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Luxurious private villa with pool, Wifi and beautiful views

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Property

Updated: 27-Mar-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.

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About the Owner

Emma Cordingley
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, German, Italian
Calendar last updated:
27 March, 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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5 Reviews

4.8/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)

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
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A wonderful house is beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

My family of 6 people stayed at Castellino in late August 2016. We found the house easily following the excellent directions and fell in love with it immediately. Vincenzo the caretaker met us on arrival and although he speaks no English and us no Italian we got on very well! The house has a great position on a very quiet road over-looking the Niccone Valley. The garden is well tended, full of flowers and shrubs with lavender filling the air. The house is spacious and tastefully furnished. It has the feel of an old farmhouse and all the comforts of a modern home, the cleaning was without fault. The master bedroom with its opulent bathroom made us feel very special. We completely relaxed staying here, the pool was well used and we loved the shady terrace running along the length of the house where we lounged and we ate and never tired of the view. Lisciano Niccone and Mercatale are the local villages and where we did most of our shopping, everyone was very friendly, although not much English was spoken. Gianna's restaurant in Lisciano and Mimmi's Trattoria in Mercatale are both excellent and recommended. We also visited Lake Trasimeno, stunning Perugia and Assisi, Montepulciano, Siena and beautiful Cortona several times in the day time and in the evenings for dinner. We thoroughly enjoyed Martin's wine tasting at the vineyard in the Niccone Valley. All our party were very happy at Castellino, we would love to come back some day.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review of Castellino. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully we can welcome you back one day. Emma
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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
 
Low season (pool closed)
1 Oct 2016 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,124
for 7 nights
£1,124
 
 
Early May
29 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,227
for 7 nights
£1,227
 
 
Late May - June 2017
20 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,433
for 7 nights
£1,433
 
 
Late June - mid July 2017
24 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,948
for 7 nights
£1,948
 
 
High Summer 2017
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,560
for 7 nights
£2,560
 
 
Early September 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,257
for 7 nights
£2,257
 
 
Late September
16 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,433
for 7 nights
£1,433
 
 
Low season
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,124
for 7 nights
£1,124
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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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

  • children welcome
  • 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

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

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

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