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Charming country cottage, stunning views of Niccone Valley castles. Pool, wifi.

Overview

Property

Updated: 21-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Ca de Muito - Idyllic setting for relaxing family holiday or romantic getaway. Mercatale village 6km no white road. Excellent value.

Situated on a hillside on the Tuscan side of the Niccone Valley, Ca de Muito has a delightful location with breath-taking views and yet quick and easy access to the Niccone Valley and the village of Mercatale di Cortona where there are shops, cafes, gelaterias and a great trattoria. It is ideally placed for seeing Umbria and Southern Tuscany whilst enjoying the peace and beauty of the countryside. The garden is really pretty, well-maintained with flowering shrubs and trees and really fantastic views over Sorbello and Reschio castles, the lush and beautiful Niccone Valley to the mountains beyond. The pool area is paved and has large umbrellas and sun loungers and deck-chairs, there is a changing room at the far end. The house is on three floors and retains the the charms of the traditional country cottage while having modern comforts including wifi internet. There are several outside dining areas with a covered area directly outside the kitchen. The master bedroom and the sitting room both have generous balconies enjoying the lovely views. The 2nd bedroom has 2 single beds and bunk beds. The bathroom has shower only. The ground floor has outside doors to the kitchen and living/dining room. On this floor are the kitchen with dishwasher, oven, hob and fridge-freezer and a dining room/living-room. There is a wooden staircase to the next floor with a comfortable sitting room with sofas, chairs and a Smart TV, the double bedroom, which has a door onto a balcony with steps down to the garden and the shower-room bathroom. A steep flight of wooden stairs from the sitting room leads to the attic bedroom (note there is no door to this bedroom). There are 2 single beds here (can be made up as a double) and a set of bunk beds. The house is attached at the rear to another house used sometimes as a holiday home, the house and its garden are not visible from the house or garden of Ca de Muito which because of the hillside position is on a terrace above. The garden and pool area are entirely private and not over-looked.

Ca de Muito is rented exclusively by Gorgacce Rentals: renting houses since 1993.

More Details

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Martin and Emma Daykin
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, German, Italian
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2017

About Martin and Emma Daykin

I am the booking agent for the house, my name is Emma and I live nearby in the Niccone Valley, with my husband, Martin, 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 Martin and Emma Daykin chose Cortona area

This house is an absolute gem. Fantastic views, lots of places to sit out, in the sun or the shade. A simple yet perfect house.

As booking agents who live nearby we want all our guests to enjoy their stay at Ca de Muito. 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.

What makes this cottage unique

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 passed his Italian Sommeliers Association exams in January 2016.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is our first year of renting Ca de Muito, as soon as we have some comments we will add them here.
Jan 2014
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Guestbook comments from the owner

This is our first year of renting Ca de Muito, as soon as we have some comments we will add them here.
Jan 2014
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8 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

5

This is the Garden of Eden.

  • 5 of 5

Ca de Muito is the essence of perfection in the Umbrian countryside. The property is graced with hedges of rosemary and lavender that gently carve their way to a beautiful pool and surrounding slopes of natural wonder. The house is charming: well appointed with all necessaries, clean, and graced with lovely surprises, such as the stone basin under the upstairs window and balcony off the bedroom. The pictures are accurate. And because they are, I knew that it would be a tough home base to leave for day outings. I was right. The grounds remained unsurpassed in their beauty for all the day tripping that we did. As for accuracy in its description, all matched the promise, except that the bed in the master bedroom is in fact queen size. Billed as a double, this was almost a deal breaker for our tallness, but I was prepared to take the upper berth to be able to stay in the house. Martin and Emma are consummate professionals, immediately responsive to ensuring that our stay went without a hitch. And, if you take in no other wine tasting other than Martin's at a vineyard down the road, you will have experienced the best. From field study of the vines to a visit in the cellar, replete with one of the best dinners we've ever had, this evening was the mindblowing piece de resistance of our perfect stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Oozing charm

  • 5 of 5

What a charming house in a delightful location, the garden with its views are glorious and I have taken so many photos already. I never want to leave.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you are enjoying your stay. Enjoy the beautiful weather for the rest of the week and see you again I hope. Thank you for reviewing.
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5

Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

We are so fortunate that we had the opportunity to spend a week in your cute Ca de Muito Cottage. It was so peaceful and just what we were looking for to start our long planned visit to Italy, celebrating our 24th anniversary. Everything described accurately. We were able to explore the beautiful sights of Tuscany and Umbria at a relaxing pace and are already talking about our next trip. We loved it and highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at Ca de Muito, thanks so much for reviewing. Emma
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5

Absolutely wonderful

  • 5 of 5

It was absolutely wonderful! We had a fantastic week and such a stunning villa and location. I'll be including the villa in my review of Tuscany as a holiday destination for askexplorer.com - so will send you the link once it's online. Thanks for the clear directions to the house and your help with the booking process.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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5

The house is stunning, great service

  • 5 of 5

We had a problem with luggage lost by the airline and Emma and Martin helped us enormously directing the courier to the house. The house is simply furnished but very comfortable. The internet worked brilliantly inside and outside. There are several outside tables for alfresco dining and the views are wonderful. It is not far from the village of Mercatale which we found was all we needed for food shopping.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sonia, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Ca de Muito, we really appreciate it. We were glad to be of service and happy that you enjoyed your stay. Emma
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5

An absolute delight

  • 5 of 5

Ca de Muito is such a delightful house, absolutely charming. We loved sitting in the garden or by the pool looking at the views which are simply stunning. We appreciated the various outdoor seating and dining areas and the well tended for garden.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mary and Tom Thank you for writing your review of Ca de Muito some months after your stay following my request, it really is appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Emma
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Location

Mimmi
"Mimmi's Trattoria famous for her homemade pasta."
Mercatale di Cortona
"A great little village where everyone is friendly. Here you will find: Il Dolce Forno,; a gr..."
Ristorante Da Gianna
Arezzo
Le Capannine di Sommavilla
"A great restaurant, food has a French-north African flavour. Great for Sunday brunch on the ..."
Citta di Castello
Agriturismo Ristorante Calagrana
Simone Corsetti - Ristorante I Girasoli di Sant' Andrea
"A great restaurant. connected to the local vineyard it also has regular wine tastings."
Locanda di Nonna Gelsa
Umbertide market
"Every Wednesday morning. A colourful market. Fruit, veg, fresh fish and sea food, porcetta, ..."
Umbertide
Assisi
Perugia
Montepulciano
Siena
Florence
Tuoro sul Trasimeno
Punta Navaccia
Radda in Chianti
Orvieto
Orvieto Cathedral
Rapolano Terme
Tattoria Dardano Cortona
Cortona
Ristorante La Loggetta
Trattoria La Grotta

From the Owner

This house is an absolute gem. Fantastic views, lots of places to sit out, in the sun or the shade. A simple yet perfect house. As booking agents who live nearby we want all our guests to enjoy their stay at Ca de Muito. 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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Perugia at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Mercatale at 7 Kilometres Nearest Train : Terontola at 30 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : La Capannine di Sommavilla at 10 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Tuoro beach on Lake Trasimeno at 30 Kilometres

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Late June 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,020
for 7 nights
£1,020
 
 
End of June-early July
24 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,226
for 7 nights
£1,226
 
 
High Summer 2017
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,494
for 7 nights
£1,494
 
 
September 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,020
for 7 nights
£1,020
 
 
May 2018
28 Apr 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£918
for 7 nights
£918
 
 
June 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,020
for 7 nights
£1,020
 
 
June/July 2018
23 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,225
for 7 nights
£1,225
 
 
High Summer 2018
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,490
for 7 nights
£1,490
 
 
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,020
for 7 nights
£1,020
 
 
October 2018
29 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£980
for 7 nights
£980
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Facilities

From the Owner

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 passed his Italian Sommeliers Association exams in January 2016.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

General

  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • wheelchair inaccessible

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, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1st floor: WC, bidet, basin, shower.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 6 people in 2 bedrooms. Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: Ist floor; has a double bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers and a balcony with lovely views. Bedroom 2: 2nd floor; 2 single beds one set of bunk beds, wardrobe and chest of drawers. Please note there are steep steps up to this room.

Outside

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

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome