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Casa del Cavaliere

Val d'Orcia & near Cortona, Tuscany, Italy

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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
  • Great base for touring

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 and has a new pergola.  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 2 km from a bar/restaurant popular with locals and tourists alike, and only 4km from the renowned Reschio castle and restaurants, ideal for a special celebration and even some celebrity spotting. The village of Mercatale with shops, further bars and eateries is only 6km away. The property is within easy access of Perugia and Assisi.

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Villa details


Ground Floor

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

First Floor

  • Double (king size) bedroom with shower room en suite


Children's Facilities

  • Cot and highchair

Cooking Outdoors

  • Built-in barbecue


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

Keeping Cool

  • Ceiling fan
  • Portable fans

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 all season

Villa Essentials

  • Washing Machine
  • Hairdryers For All Bedrooms
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Insect screens

Service & Staffing


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


  • Cook service

Important Information

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 has been  rebuilt. There are wonderful views from the pool, the shaded sunbathing pergola and the terraces and the gardens surrounding the house. 

Please be aware that the there is a gravel road up to the property and therefore low sport cars cars are not advisable.

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.


Arrival from 16:00 . Departure by 10:00


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




  • Bar and small local eatery 2km
  • Reschio castle and restaurants 4km
  • Shops and Restaurants 6km Mercatale

Places of Interest

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


  • Perugia 46km
  • Florence 100km
  • Ancona 132km
  • Pisa 190km
  • Rome or Bologna 225km
About the area

Val d'Orcia & near Cortona

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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.

Find out more about Val d'Orcia & near Cortona

Essential Information

Please note that there is a European tourist tax payable on arrival. Further details will be advised prior to arrival.

Having a barbecue in Italy is one of the best ways to cook your food but you may find that due to long drought periods in high season barbecuing may be restricted in some areas. You will be informed if this happens by your house staff or local representative. 


CV Villas is happy to book flights for our customers on scheduled, chartered or low cost airlines from London and regional UK airports. Please ask for details.


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