Casa degli Ulivi, holiday villa with stunning views and fenced and gated pool, Tuscany Umbria border

This holiday villa is completely private yet easily accessible, Casa degli Ulivi, (House of the Olives) has the most magnificent position above the Niccone Valley. There are stunning views all round the house, the landscape below straddles the border of the Italian regions of Tuscany and Umbria. The pool is been fenced and gated making it perfect for families with small children.

In the midst of the panorama of hills is the picturesque village of Pierle with its impressive ruined 12th Century castle.  To the east you can see as far as The Apennines and Le Marche. Look up from the house through the large olive grove and you see the castle of Lisciano Niccone. This holiday home is exclusively available for lettings with Gorgacce Rentals.

Casa degli Ulivi, Large Holiday Villa Above The Niccone Valley


Villa description

Casa degli Ulivi has a lot to offer at a very reasonable price: a restored stone farmhouse with large pool, five bedrooms and three bathrooms for up to 10 people, a large garden with ancient olive trees, a nearby castle, incredible views and, a short drive down to the villages of Lisciano Niccone and Mercatale di Cortona where you will find shops, bars and restaurants.


Villa layout

The accommodation is on two floors with internal and external staircases. There is wifi internet.  The house has not been adapted for wheelchairs but the two ground floor bedrooms, the bathroom and the kitchen are all on one level with access onto the garden. Bedrooms have insect screens and there are fans in all bedrooms. All bed linen bath and pool towels are provided.  A cot can be provided at no extra charge.

Ground floor

Kitchen, dining room, bedrooms 1 & 2, bathroom

The kitchen and dining room are connected via an internal arch; both rooms have french windows leading out into the garden. The dining room has a dining table and chairs for ten people, stairs from the dining room lead up to the living room on the first floor. The kitchen has a fridge freezer, a second smaller fridge (useful for drinks), electric oven, 5 ring gas hob, dishwasher, microwave and ample equipment, crockery, glassware and cutlery. There are two bedrooms on the ground floor and a bathroom. The first bedroom has a double queen size bed, built in wardrobes and french windows onto the garden. The second bedroom has two single beds and french windows onto the garden. The bathroom has a tub, shower (in tub), wc and basin, it is adjacent to the bedrooms.



Upper floor

Living room, bedrooms 3, 4 & 5 and two bathrooms

The internal staircase from the dining room takes you upstairs to the living room, furnished with sofas and easy chairs, there is also direct access to the garden via an external staircase. There is a bookcase with books and games, a small TV with DVD player and CD player. The third bedroom is next to a bathroom with with tub, shower, wc, bidet, basin and washing machine. This bedroom has a queen size bed, built in wardrobe and windows on two sides with views of the olive grove, castle and pool (south) and east down the Niccone Valley. The fourth bedroom has three single beds, built in cupboards and a double aspect (views to the north across the Niccone Valley and west towards the castle of Pierle). The fifth bedroom has a queen size bed and views to the east and north of the Niccone Valley. The other first floor bathroom has shower, wc and basin is next to bedroom 5.

Swimming pool

The swimming pool measures 12 x 6 metres with semi-circular internal steps, shallow end of 1.2 metres to a deep end with depth of 2.6 metres. There are sunloungers and a pergola. The swimming pool is set in an ancient olive grove which stretches up to the castle of Lisciano Niccone, it is on a terrace above the house with steps up to it.


The kitchen door and the front door both open onto the lawned area at the front of the house. Outside the kitchen door is a covered pergola with dining tables and chairs providing a shaded outdoor dining area. The lawned area to the front of the house is flat with some large trees, including horse chestnuts, also providing shade. There are wooden tables and garden chairs for outside dining and a barbecue.  The garden wraps round the house with stunning views in all directions.  Casa degli Ulivi is at the end of a quiet road and gated.

Weekly Prices (UK Pounds), Casa degli Ulivi, Vacation Villa Niccone Valley

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Villa location: 3km to Lisciano Niccone, and 4km to Mercatale di Cortona. A short drive to Lake Trasimeno, Cortona, Umbertide, Perugia, Assisi and Siena.

Villa location

The villa is below Lisciano Niccone Castle and has lovely views across the valley below. It is 3km to Lisciano Niccone in Umbria, and 4km to Mercatale di Cortona in Tuscany. In both villages you will find shops, bars and restaurants.

Towns to Visit

It is a short drive to Lake Trasimeno and Cortona, Umbertide, Montone and Perugia are all within 30 minutes’ drive.  Assisi, Spoleto, Citta di Castello, Arezzo, Gubbio, Montepulciano and Siena are within an hours’ drive and Orvieto (1.25 hours) Rome (2.5 hours) and Florence (2 hours), a little further.

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 15 reviews
 by Daniel Deutsch
Bella Umbria

We loved the four September weeks that we spent at Casa degli Ulivi. The house is charming and comfortable, with a delightful upper sitting area and very well-equipped modern kitchen. The grounds are beautiful, surrounded by a 270 degree view of the Niccone Valley below and the hills beyond in Tuscany. The lovely pool is set in a large olive grove. It is easy to reach wonderful places like Cortona, Perugia, Sansepolcro, Città di Castello, Gubbio, and many others, too many to list. We also recommend Martin's wine-tasting dinner.

 by Lucy P

We had a super time in Casa D-U - what a gorgeous place. Thanks for all your help with organising it and any troubleshooting.

 by Sophie L

We had an amazing stay! Such a beautiful villa with wonderful views thank you so much!!

 by Alex

We had a wonderful time in the house - what a fantastic setting! We had an excellent time exploring the beautiful towns in the locale (Perugia, Montone, Gubbio etc). We will certainly be returning to that part of the world before too long!

 by Nick F
Fulfilled All Our Expectations

We had a wonderful time at Casa degli Ulivi. The villa fulfilled all our expectations and we must mention how spotlessly clean it was, all credit to the cleaners.

 by Matt

Tranquility at its finest. A beautiful place to relax and unwind. A beautiful clean and welcoming house that fulfilled all our family needs, in a beautiful setting with panoramic views to die for. after a few days it felt like home and in some ways wished it was. we found this to be a great base to go off and explore the region, and what a lovely region too. Excellent food and wine, and great hospitality. Would definitely recommend though reluctant to, as we want to come back and would hate to find it booked out. Bellissimo!

 by Carol
A great holiday

We had a great holiday. The house was ideal for our family party and an amazing setting. We also really enjoyed the wine tasting evening Martin did - all the family agreed it was one of our highlights. Some of us also did a couple of the walks in his book and thoroughly enjoyed them. we would definitely reccommend Gorgacce rentals to friends and use you again ourselves.

 by Lucy
We loved it!

We enjoyed staying at the house. The layout and size was perfect for us all and we really appreciated the service from Martin & Emma - they were very quick and helpful when it came to dealing with a couple of problems. We also were pleasantly surprised to see people clearing up the pool and garden the day after the storm.

 by Eva
More than perfect

During our two weeks was everything more than perfect, we love Casa degli ulivi so much. Hope to come back next year again. So if it is possible, we leave our deposit for next year.

 by Neil
A perfect house

The house was perfect, we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves there and had a very relaxing week. Unfortunately, reality has kicked back in now but we've some great memories.

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  • Sleeps 11, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
  • Large 12 x 6 swimming pool
  • WiFi, DVD and TV screen
  • Near villages but completely private
  • Fenced and gated pool area
  • Commanding views over Niccone Valley
  • Nearest village Lisciano Niccone, 5 minutes drive has pizzeria and trattoria
  • Booking deposit is one third of rental price
  • Rest payable 2 months before start of rental
  • Please see our Terms and Conditions
  • Pool towels and bed linen provided
  • £100 / week returnable damage deposit
  • Visit: Lake Trasimeno, Cortona, Perugia, Assisi, Montepulciano, Umbertide, Montone, Arezzo, Sansepolcro, Siena, Florence, Orvieto, Spoleto