Casa del Cavaliere

Val d'Orcia & near Cortona, Tuscany, Italy

Our view

Perfectly proportioned for four, but a very romantic retreat just for two, this enchanting country cottage enjoys glorious views over the valley and offers cook service as an added indulgence.

In brief

  • Peaceful location
  • Magnificent views
  • Rustic interiors

About the villa

With mesmerising rural views across the Niccone Valley from the exceptional swimming pool, this small family villa is big on character. Sympathetically converted from an old tobacco barn, its sturdy stone walls keep the house cool in summer, while a wood-burning stove adds warmth in spring and autumn. Mod cons like WiFi and satellite TV have been unobtrusively installed within the rustic rooms, where cobblestone flooring, timber beamed ceilings and comfy country furniture create an innately welcoming atmosphere. On the ground floor is a twin room and two sitting rooms, one leading into the kitchen diner, from which a typically simple staircase leads to the double bedroom above. Outside in the lawned gardens, two pergolas draped in greenery form al fresco sitting and dining areas, and the pool, a full twelve metres long, is encircled by flowering shrubs and fresh scented lavender. As well as overlooking the prestigious Reschio estate there are wonderful woodland walks in the hills above. The Niccone Valley has many excellent restaurants and this beguiling house is about 2km from a bar and small local eatery, 6km from amenities and shops in Mercatale, and within easy reach of Perugia and Assisi.

Please note that this villa is undergoing some improvements for the 2019 season including the following: - Sitting room: new contemporary lamp,  white book case for CDs, DVDs, art work replaced, white bed-linen and plain covers, occasional table and chairs by the front door, modern, EMU, sofa, two armchairs and coffee table with soft stone coloured cushions in the outside area overlooking the valley (foliage has been reduced to open up the views), four new EMU sun loungers in off white. The villa will be re-photographed to reflect these improvements in the Spring season.

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Villa details


Accommodation

Ground Floor

  • Kitchen/dining area
  • Sitting room opening to gardens
  • Sitting room/study with sofa bed
  • Bathroom
  • Twin bedroom

First Floor

  • Double bedroom with shower room en suite

Facilities

CHILDREN'S FACILITIES

  • Cot and highchair

COOKING OUTDOORS

  • Built-in barbecue

ENTERTAINMENT

  • Italian SKY satellite TV with SKY Sports
  • WiFi
  • Apple TV
  • DVD Player
  • CD player
  • Laptop
  • Printer
  • iPod dock
  • Selection of books

COOLING FACILITIES

  • Ceiling fan

KITCHEN ESSENTIALS

  • Fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Hob
  • Oven

PRIVATE POOL

  • 12m x 6m
  • 1.05m x 2.3m deep
  • Ladder Access
  • Pool towels
  • The pool is open from mid May to mid September

VILLA ESSENTIALS

  • Washing machine
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Insect screens

Important Information


Please note that this villa is undergoing some improvements for the 2019 season including the following: Sitting room, new contemporary lamp, white book case for CDs, DVDs, art work replaced, white bed-linen and plain covers, occasional table and chairs by the front door, modern EMU sofa, two armchairs and coffee table with soft stone coloured cushions in the outside area overlooking the valley (foliage has been reduced to open up the views), four new EMU sun beds in off white. The villa be re-photographed to reflect these improvements in the Spring season.

Please note that Casa del Cavaliere has a good sofa bed which is suitable to be used by those who do not wish to share a room. The view is much opened up and the pergola by the pool is being rebuilt. There are also views from this spot.

CV Representative

An English speaking CV Representative in Italy will visit you and will be available by phone during your stay. Contact details will be sent with your travel documents.


TENANCY TIMES

Arrival from 16:00 - 19:00. Departure by 10:00.

LOW WALLS

Please refer to the Health & Safety pages on this website.

Recommended

FLIGHTS

CV Villas is delighted to offer our own allocation of scheduled seats on British Airways from London Heathrow to Pisa. Please see the Flights page or contact us for more details.

CAR HIRE

Car hire can be pre-booked through CV Villas with collection at the airport.

FOOD HAMPERS

A food hamper is available on request. It must be ordered in the UK pre departure and paid for locally. Please ask for details.

Additional services

CV Villas offers a wide variety of additional services, to make your villa holiday even more special.  You should be able to find all the information you need here, otherwise you can check out our frequently asked questions page or simply send us an enquiry.

 

Service & Staffing


Included

  • Welcome pack
  • Maid service 2 hours per day 2 day(s) per week
  • Linen change 1 day(s) per week*

AVAILABLE ON REQUEST AT AN ADDITIONAL COST

  • Cook service

* On Saturday (extra changes are available on request for an additional charge)

Location


Amenities

  • Bar and small local eatery 2km
  • Shops and restaurants 6km Mercatale

Places of Interest

  • Cortona 15km
  • Perugia 30km
  • Assisi 60km

Airports

  • Florence 100km
  • Pisa 190km
  • Rome 225km
About the area

Val d'Orcia & near Cortona

Average weather

The rolling, strangely haunting scenery of the Val d’Orcia is the backdrop to many a Renaissance painting. Its cypress-studded ridges form one of the iconic modern images of ‘classic Tuscany’. The towns are a delight for architecture buffs: the Renaissance palaces of Montepulciano and Pienza; the Romanesque Collegiata in San Quirico d’Orcia, hewn entirely from honey-coloured travertine. Cortona clings to the side of a mountain overlooking the Valdichiana, looking out to Lake Trasimeno and neighbouring Umbria.

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