Romantic Holiday Cottage, 1 Bedroom, Air Conditioning, Niccone Valley, Tuscany Umbria Border

La Fontanina is a one bedroom holiday cottage in the grounds of a larger villa owned by an Italian architect and his English wife. As you would expect, the interior of the cottage is well thought out and caters to every need and the location and well maintained grounds are stunning.

Guests can relax by the infinity pool (exclusively for their use) and enjoy the views that stretch across to the Apennine mountain range in the region of Le Marche. There are very few 1 bedroom properties with a private pool, particularly of this standard, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Villa Description

La Fontanina has the sought after combination of being a luxury one bedroom property with private pool and air conditioning. It is on a plateau between the beautiful Niccone and Nestore Valleys on the Tuscany Umbria border. The house is well equipped and extremely comfortable. If you are a couple looking for a romantic getaway, this will make an ideal base for your holiday. Some basic items are provided: toilet roll, kitchen roll, detergents for dishwasher & washing machine, sugar, salt & spices, garbage bags.

Villa Layout

All rooms on ground floor

Kitchen / dining room.

The entrance brings you into the kitchen / dining room. The kitchen is fully equipped with marble working surface, electric oven, gas hob, dishwasher, large fridge with freezing unit, coffee percolator, toaster, ample cupboard space, ironing board & iron.

Living Room

A couple of steps lead down to the living room furnished with sofa, arm chairs, flat screen, italian satellite TV (with BBC World Sky News etc.), stereo, DVD. There are large, panoramic windows to take in the view.

Bedroom (double)

The bedroom has a double bed (160 cm x 190cm (5’3” x 6’3”), it is furnished with bedside tables, wall reading lamps, flat screen wall TV, built-in wardrobe and cupboard with shelves, chest of drawers and book shelves. The window has a fly screen and external shutter.


The bathroom has a shower, wc, bidet, hand basin with wall mirror plus illuminated magnifying beauty mirror, it has a fitted cupboard with shelves, hairdryer, heated towel rail. Fly mesh in window. IMPORTANT NOTE: wall-mounted wc and bidet which can bear up to 120 kgs (approx 18 stone).

There is a separate laundry room with washing machine and ironing board

Garden and Pool

The extensive and mature garden is completely fenced and gated.  Steps lead down from La Fontanina to the infinity edge swimming pool (10 x 5 m). The pool has a wide paved surround with plenty of comfortable sun loungers. There is a barbecue area by the cottage. The garden is very peaceful and there are marvellous views across to the Apennine mountains in the east.

La Fontanina, Luxury Holiday Cottage Near Spedalicchio, Niccone Valley

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La Fontanina, Holiday Cottage With Infinity Pool, Tuscany Umbria Border, Italy

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Location Of La Fonatnina, Tuscany Umbria Border, Italy

La Fontanina is high above the beautiful Niccone Valley. Located at the Umbrian end of the Valley, it is just a kilometre as the crow flies to the Tuscan border. The village of Spedalicchio is 5 kilometres away and it is also close to Bastia Creti and Niccone. The Niccone Valley has many good restaurants as does the Nestore Valley in the other direction.

The nearest large town is Umbertide (20 minutes) where you will find large supermarkets, more restaurants and bars as well as a large weekly market (Wednesday morning)) and a smaller farmer’s market (Saturday morning). The villages of Mercatale di Cortona and Lisciano Niccone (both around 20 minutes), at the western end of the Niccone Valley, also have shops, bars and restaurants, Lake Trasimeno  and the hill town of Cortona are a little further in this direction.

Map Showing The Location Of La Fontanina, Tuscany Umbria Border

Visit Tuscany & Umbria From This Villa

The towns of Umbertide, Montone, Cortona, Montepulciano, Castiglione del Lago, Città di Castello, Sansepolcro, Perugia, Gubbio, Assisi, Arezzo, Castiglion Fiorentino, Montefalco and Spoleto are all within an hour of this property. Siena and Orvieto are around an hour and a half and Florence is a couple of hours.

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 9 reviews
 by Brenda M

This was our first visit to Umbria and we didn't know what to expect. We were delighted with our choice of La Fontanina, it couldn't have been better. We completely relaxed with the warm welcome, lovely weather and the tranquility of the stunning countryside. The cottage was all we needed, comfortable and exceptionally clean. Many thanks to Anne and Giancarlo.

 by BM
Best Villa We Have Stayed In

We had a wonderful time in La Fontanina — the best villa we have stayed in (and we’ve been in many!).Beautiful site, great accommodation and all facilities great.
Giancarlo and Anne were lovely.

 by Simon and Claire
Just perfect

La Fontanina is simply perfect in every way. If you are looking for peace and quiet in wonderful surroundings then thus is the place to go. Thank you Giancarlo and Anne for being such lovely hosts. My wife and I can barely find the words to describe just how beautiful La Fontanina is.

 by Lisa & Bruce

We had 2 wonderful weeks, thank you. What a beautiful country, friendly people and fabulous food! Giancarlo and Anne, were a lovely, kind couple. The villa was perfect in every way, gardens, pool, views, peace!

 by Jan

We absolutely loved it here! Everything was just perfect and the hosts are very kind so we spent a great week at La Fontanina.

 by Alan B

The cottage was beyond our expectations...and met our needs in every way. It is a little gem to be treasured for the short while of your stay. It would be very difficult to find a better place.

 by Phil G

We absolutely adored La Fontanina; the property is stunning and wants for nothing inside and the location is superb. Ann and her husband were perfect hosts, there to help when needed and very much invisible when we were around the villa. We will be back either next year or 2018!

 by Fred
Exceeded Expectations

Our holiday at La Fontanina was even better than we thought it would be.

 by David

This cottage is even better than it looks on the photos. It has been designed and finished and furnished with great style by the architect owner who built it for his own guests rather than the public. There are appealing outdoor areas and the hectare of land which is shared with the owner has all sorts of wonderful landscaped touches. The owners take pride in maintaining everything to a very high standard. We really appreciated the infinity pool with sun lounges and distant views. It is like having a resort to yourselves. The charming owners will look after you well (or will leave you alone if you prefer). The property is out in the country so is quiet and is somewhat elevated so it does not suffer from excessive summer heat.
The proof of our recommendation is that we went back a second year for a week and a half. We also recommended the cottage to friends who have booked too.

La Fontanina Summary

  • 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2
  • 10 x 5m Infinity pool exclusively for guests
  • Air Conditioning, Wifi
  • High quality furnishings and interior
  • Fenced, gated grounds
  • Mature, well maintained garden
  • Stunning views
  • Visit Cortona, Perugia, Assisi, Citta di Castello, Sansepolcro, Anghiari, Arezzo, Montepulciano, Siena, Orvieto, Florence and more.
  • Maximum 2 guests
  • Short stays possible. July and August 7 days minimum.
  • Electricity: 10KWh/day included (plenty for reasonable use of A/C)
  • Use over 10KWh/day charged separately on site
  • Strictly no pets. A cat lives here
  • Deposit of £300/week secures booking
  • Rest payable within 2 months of start of holiday
  • Refundable damage deposit £200/booking
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