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Casa degli Ulivi: The views are incredible!

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5 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
11 guests
Minimum stay varies
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Casa degli Ulivi has the most tremendous position high above the Niccone Valley with stunning views in all directions. Located below the castle of Lisciano Niccone, it looks over the villages of Lisciano Niccone and Mercatale di Cortona towards the picturesque ruined castle of Pierle and along the green hills of the Niccone Valley. The local villages are very friendly and have shops, bars, cafes, gelaterias, pizzerias and trattorias. The garden stretches up past the swimming pool through the ancient olive grove to the castle above, still partially inhabited. The house is at the end of a very quiet road and is entered through gates to the parking area. There is WiFi internet. The accommodation is over 2 floors: Ground floor The front door opens into the dining room with wooden table an...Casa degli Ulivi has the most tremendous position high above the Niccone Valley with stunning views in all directions. Located below the castle of Lisciano Niccone, it looks over the villages of Lisciano Niccone and Mercatale di Cortona towards the picturesque ruined castle of Pierle and along the green hills of the Niccone Valley. The local villages are very friendly and have shops, bars, cafes, gelaterias, pizzerias and trattorias. The garden stretches up past the swimming pool through the ancient olive grove to the castle above, still partially inhabited. The house is at the end of a very quiet road and is entered through gates to the parking area. There is WiFi internet. The accommodation is over 2 floors: Ground floor The front door opens into the dining room with wooden table and chairs for 10, an archway leads through to the kitchen which has oven, gas hobs, dishwasher, fridge freezer plus smaller 'drinks' fridge and microwave oven. It is well supplied with utensils and tableware. A door from the kitchen opens onto the garden. There are two bedrooms on the ground floor, a double bedroom and a room with 2 single beds. Between these ground floor bedrooms there is a bathroom with bath tub, shower, WC and basin. Ist floor Stairs from the dining room lead up to the sitting room which has a door onto the loggia where there are steps down to the garden. The sitting room has sofas and armchairs and a small TV with DVD player. There are 2 double bedrooms and a room with 2 single beds, There are 2 bathrooms, a shower room with shower, wc and basin and a family bathroom with tub, shower, WC, basin and bidet and washing machine. Pool The pool is reached by a few steps up from the front lawn, it is set in the ancient olive grove with a pergola providing shade at one end. It is paved all around there are good quality sunloungers with head-shades. The pool measures 12x6 metres and has a deep end and shallow end with sunken steps. The garden wraps round the house with stunning views in all directions. The front lawn has large horse chestnut trees providing shade for outside dining. There are tables and chairs for outside dining and a barbecue.More
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Emma C
Languages spoken:English, Italian
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2013
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Reviewed September 14, 2015

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...More

Date of stay: July 2015
1  Thank timr836
toadinthehole, VR Owner at Casa degli Ulivi: The views are incredible!, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2015

We are so pleased you enjoyed staying at Casa degli Ulivi, thank you for taking the time to review. Emma

Reviewed August 4, 2015

Ten of us stayed at the Casa degli Ulivi for two weeks and it accommodated us all with ease. The layout of the villa is such that it never felt crowded - the bedrooms and bathrooms are well distributed - and even with small children...More

Date of stay: July 2015
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Reviewed July 13, 2015

Lovely house with stunning views, beautifully maintained gardens and a large pool for a refreshing dip! We visited during a recent heatwave and aside from rather hot upstairs bedrooms (fans provided but unfortunately it was still too warm!) we could not have wished for more....More

Date of stay: June 2015
1  Thank Coleman1975
Reviewed January 19, 2015

We have stayed here 5 times now. the house, and all that goes with it is perfect. such an amazing position. The feeling of elevation is grea!!!!'especially when the valleys are full of mist in the mornings...we call it "dragon's breath". we like to cook...More

Date of stay: November 2014
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Reviewed June 24, 2014

This house was lovely for a restful holiday with family. It is large, well kept and has lots of facilities, including a chance to have dinner overlooking the valley and a great pool. We enjoyed our time at the villa. However, be aware that this...More

Date of stay: June 2014
1  Thank Bordeaux1964
toadinthehole, VR Owner at Casa degli Ulivi: The views are incredible!, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2014

Thank you for your review. The gravel roads are a feature of the countryside here and help retain its inegrity. While I know they can sometimes be daunting for those used to tarmac generally one can quickly get used to driving on them. I have...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Secure Parking
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Dishwasher
Freezer
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
Fireplace
Deck
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About the neighbourhood
The Umbrian village of Lisciano Niccone below has 3 restaurants/pizzerias and some shops and 2 bars/gelaterias. It is a friendly, lively village with a festa celebrating its own pasta 'bringoli' in late July. There are tennis courts and a mini glof course in the village. The neighbouring Tuscan village of Mercatle is 1km from Lisciano and has 2 small supermarkets, 2 butchers a good bakers and several bars/cafes and a great trattoria. The beach at Tuoro on Lake Trasimeno is only a 25 minute scenic drive. Here there are sun beds and parasols to hire, ferries to the islands and other lake towns and children's play equipment, pedaloes, and trampolines.
How to get there
Other airports: Florence: 2 hours Pisa: 3 hours Rome: 3 hours
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