Luxury villa with swimming pool and beautiful views, Tuscany Umbria border
Two adjacent holiday houses right on the Tuscan Umbrian border that rent as a single vacation rental villa. The villa has a solar heated and fenced swimming pool, a games room with table tennis and table football, it is child friendly and ideal for family holidays.
Situated on a hilltop in the Comune of Città di Castello, there are stunning views of the Niccone Valley and the Tuscany Umbria border. Casa Lucati rents Friday to Friday.
Casa Lucati: Villa Description
Casa Lucati is a beautifully renovated holiday home one kilometre from the Tuscany Umbria border above the Niccone Valley, fitted and furnished to a luxurious standard. This villa is available exclusively for lettings with Gorgacce rentals. The two buildings that comprise the holiday villa are a traditional Umbrian farmhouse and an adjoining converted tobacco barn. In total the villa has 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms and sleeps up to 12 people (in 5 bedrooms with a sofa bed in the garden room providing extra sleeping space) and, although there are two buildings, it is always rented to a single group.
The property is comfortably and tastefully decorated and furnished with many antique pieces. It has magnificent views over the Niccone Valley that stretch across the hills of Tuscany and Umbria to the Apennine mountains. Monte Acuto and the hill town of Preggio are visible from the garden. The mature garden is harmoniously planted with trees, flowers and shrubs with several shady seating areas. Casa Lucati has an elevated position and therefore the nights are never too warm, however fans are provided. All the windows have insect nets. Bed linen, bath and pool towels are provided and changed weekly. A cot can be provided at no extra charge.
Villa Layout: House and Barn
The living accommodation is divided between the main house on three levels with 4 bedrooms and the barn on one floor with 1 bedroom. Both properties are reached by steps making it unsuitable for wheelchairs. WiFi internet is provided.
Ground floor: games room, garden room, bathroom
On the attractively tiled ground floor of the large house there is a spacious open-plan garden room with comfortable sofas and dining furniture, TV/DVD with a library of DVDs and a bathroom with toilet and shower. The garden can be accessed through french windows from the ground floor but the main entrance is on the first floor. There is also a games room with ping pong and table football and a kitchen area for preparing light meals, with a marble topped work surface, refrigerator and microwave oven as well as enclosed washing machine and dryer.
First floor: Kitchen, living room, bedrooms 1 & 2, two bathrooms, dining room (between 1st & 2nd floors)
The principle entrance to the main house takes you onto the first floor, it leads into a fully equipped kitchen with electric oven, gas hobs, dishwasher and refrigerator with a traditional large fireplace and wood burning stove. There are ample utensils, table and glassware. On the same floor there is a large, comfortable sitting room with sofas and two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Bedroom 1 is a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Bedroom 2 has two single beds with a bathroom next door. A few steps up from the kitchen take you to the handsome Tuscan style stone walled dining room with a large table.
Main House Upper (2nd) Floor: bedrooms 3 & 4, bathroom
Steps from the dining room lead to bedroom 3 on the second floor, with 4 single beds; these are 2 trundle beds which can pull out to sleep 4 (most suitable for children). There is a shower, basin and separate WC on this floor accessed from this bedroom. Bedroom 3 leads through to bedroom 4, a spacious double bedroom.
The Barn (small house)
Open plan kitchen / living room / dining room, bedroom 5, bathroom, panoramic terrace.
All the rooms are on the same (upper) floor of the building. The entrance to the smaller house leads into an open plan fully equipped kitchen and living room with sofa and armchairs and its own library and stereo system. There is a double bedroom (bedroom 5) with en-suite bathroom. French windows in the living room open onto a terrace with magnificent views and plenty of room for a large party to dine. This patio is a wonderful place for drinks, dining or just relaxing and admiring the breathtaking view of the valley or watching the children in the pool.
Swimming Pool and Garden
The swimming pool is 11 x 5 metres, it is heated with solar panels and fenced all around. The garden has been beautifully landscaped and planted with trees, flowers and shrubs with many shady seating and dining areas. There is a grotto with fountain by the pool and at the other end a rustic pergola looking over the olive grove. There is ample garden and pool furniture available for guests. While there are neighbours behind the house, the positioning makes the villa, garden and pool area completely private.
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Casa Lucati is situated near the little church of San Lorenzo. It is high on a hillside above the Niccone Valley on the border between Tuscany and Umbria and within 35 minutes drive of the Tuscan town of Cortona. The property is 10- 12 minutes drive to Mercatale di Cortona a village which has shopping and restaurants. The village of San Leo Bastia is 5 minutes drive in the other direction and has a popular pizzeria/trattoria.
Wonderful walks start from the front door into beautiful unspoilt countryside. Casa Lucati is within an hour’s drive of Cortona, Perugia, Assisi, Gubbio, Montepulciano, Arezzo, Umbertide, Montone, Citta di Castello and Sansepolcro. Siena, Spoleto Todi and Orvieto and other historic hill towns are just over an hour. Florence is ninety minutes by car or about an hour on the fastest trains.
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The house was very comfortable, and the garden and views were lovely.
We were two families with 4 older children who stayed in July, 2014. Casa Lucati was exceptionally lovely and comfortable - spacious, wonderful views, great walks, lovely gardens and pool, tasteful design. The large games room worked very well for us as did the terrace for dining.
The house was absolutely delightful. We all had a great time. Loved the valley and the view. We even had the opportunity to prepare a few meals together and eat them al fresco on the deck and in the garden area. Definitely a real gem!!
Casa Lucati was beautiful, especially the garden and pool which are very well kept. As the host couple we were entitled to Casa Jerika, I felt very comfortable there and could happily have stayed several more weeks. We used the garden, with the view over the Niccone valley, for the celebration lunch party, but used the Casa Jerika terrace for breakfasts etc when there was a smaller number of guests.
We all loved Casa Lucati . It was beautiful! Hope to return another time.
We loved staying at Casa Lucati and I am sure will be back in touch with you for future holidays. The weather was good for the majority of time which always helps! The house itself was good and excellent facilities etc. We love Italy; we love especially the unspoilt part of Umbria and we hope to stay with you again.
We really enjoyed our stay in Casa Lucati. It was like a home from home for us and we loved the relaxed feel. We must have arrived at the optimum time for the roses and lavender in your garden. Sunrise in your garden was spectacular every morning with the mist laying in the valley below - so beautiful. It was a fantastic week but we all felt two weeks would have been more relaxing. I hope the rest of your visitors this summer have such a lovely stay. JB UK
Please accept our sincerest thanks for a truly wonderful holiday! Casa Lucati certainly surpassed our expectations! The property and the location were perfect, and the views were magnificent. I sincerely appreciate your exceptional kindness in assisting us with arrangements, and I am pleased to note that we have friends who have already requested your contact information in order to book the property in the future. It was a perfect holiday in every respect.
- Villa location: Niccone Valley near San Leo Bastia, Umbria and Mercatale di Cortona in Tuscany
- 5 bedrooms , 5 bathrooms , sleeps 12 (8 adults +4 children)
- Wifi • pool • views
- Near to: Cortona, Umbertide, Città di Castello, Lake Trasimeno, Gubbio, Arezzo, Sansepolrcro, Perugia, Lake Trasimeno
- Please see our Terms and Conditions
- Bed linen, towels and pool towels included
- £200 damage deposit
- The pool is opened from May 23
- A deposit of one third of the price secures the booking, the rest is payable 2 months before the start of your holiday.