Villa in Castellino, Lisciano Niccone, Umbria, Italy - Ideally situated for relaxing family holidays and for seeing Tuscany and Umbria
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About Emma Cordingley
I am the booking agent for Castellino, my name is Emma and I live in the Niccone Valley, near Castellino, with my husband, 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 Emma Cordingley chose Lisciano Niccone
A beautiful furnished house with stunning garden and views, always immaculately presented.
What makes this Villa unique
As booking agents who live nearby we want all our guests to enjoy their stay at Castellino. 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. 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 recently passed his Italian Sommeliers Association exams.
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Great place near to village
Well kept, beautifully furnished inside and outside, newly redecorated, very clean and tidy. The terrace running along the back of the house is a great asset. Garden and views lovely, easy access to the villages below both Ristorante di Gianna and Trattoria Mimmi are both worth a visit and very good value. We would definitely consider another visit.
So peaceful and relaxing
Castellino was just perfect for our family holiday in May. The weather was beautiful and the house and garden gave us the space and peace to completely relax and unwind. It is very spacious so even with 8 people it did not feel crowded. The bedrooms were very comfortable, the interiors and outside areas thoughtfully laid out and beautifully furnished, it was a delight to be there. While we did enjoy every moment at the house we did also enjoy shopping in the local villages and having morning cappuccinos there, Cortona is a spectacular place to visit and we ate in two excellent restaurants there. We also enjoyed a boat trip from Passignano on Lake Trasimeno. It is an area rich in so many ways. always good to return and explore some more.
Thank you for taking the time to review it is much appreciated.
A beautiful house in a stunning location
We stayed at Castellino for a family holiday over Easter, the house is superb; beautifully and comfortably furnished and with a good kitchen for a family of keen cooks. Although the pool was closed it was warm enough for us to eat outside almost everyday. The views are fantastic and the location is quiet without being remote. We enjoyed Good Friday processions at Assisi and also visited Todi, Florence and Siena amongst other places. This is our second visit to this area and booking through Gorgacce Rentals and we are keen to return again.
We are glad you enjoyed your Easter holiday at Castellino, thank you for reviewing.
A nice house. Comfortable, spacious, rather than luxurious.
Pool is fantastic, one of the best we have found in many years of travel in France & Italy.
Inspite of what the details say, there is no TV or rather there is, but no means of receiving a signal. Not a major problem, as we did not want to watch the X factor. However as we were there during the recent earthquake, it would have been nice to be able to keep up to date with local news bulletins.
One major drawback was the track down from the castle to the house. It is steep and after recent heavy rain, currently very rough. Suggest the “owners” point out that it is not suitable for a vehicle with a low ground clearance or sport car.
Beautifully presented house, quiet location.
We had a wonderful time at Castellino- what a fantastic place.
The house is fantastically positioned above the village and with so many wonderful places to visit close by. The house itself was wonderfully comfortable and spacious and the pool was AMAZING!
We would love to go back one day. We were so lucky with the weather and returning to England feels sooooo cold!!
We had such a wonderful time at Castellino, mostly spend relaxing by the fantastic pool and eating on the veranda staring at the view. We all wished we could have stayed for 2 weeks!
Special interest holidays:
We can arrange cooking classes at a nearby restaurant in English or Italian.
We can arrange guides for local walks or for visits to local towns or for wine tasting.
There are beaches on Lake Trasimeno, a 20 minute drive. At Tuoro sul Trasimeno there is a beach with children's playground, trampolines, pedalos, wind and kite surfing and ferries to islands.
The Adriatic coast is 2 hours, the Mediterranean is 2.5 hours drive.
Perugia airport - 30 minutes drive.
Florence airport - 2 hours drive
Pisa - 2.5 hours
Rome - 3 hours
The nearest villages are a few minute's drive away with shops and restaurants, pizzerias and gelaterias. Cortona, the beautiful medieval hilltop town is 20 mins drive. The Tuscan and Umbrian towns of Siena, Todi, Perugia, Gubbio, Assisi, Montepulciano, Arezzo and Pienza are within 1 hours drive. Within 2 hours drive is Florence. Even Rome is a within a day trip. Rome and Florence are well connected by rail from the mainline station 20 minutes drive away.
We run regular well enjoyed wine-tasting events to which you will be invited upon booking.