Villa Montanare

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 5


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Set high in woodland hills above historical Cortona, this restored farmhouse provides a magnificent location for those who wish to enjoy peaceful, unspoilt, yet boundlessly interesting surroundings in great comfort.

As one drives down to the property you can’t help feeling a sense of anticipation: turning into a gloriously open space surrounded by trees, it's difficult not to be overwhelmed by the stunning views to the distant mountains. Surrounded by 62 hectares of its own land, where you can enjoy glorious walks through the woods to one of the most spectacular views in Tuscany overlooking Lake Trasimeno.

The swimming pool is heated by solar panels (reaching temperatures of approx. 24°C-25°C) and sculpted organically into the side of the hill so the edge simply "disappears" (similar to an infinity pool!) into a spectacular panorama. Villa Montanare's owner is an interior designer, so you can be sure that both inside and alfresco living spaces have been exquisitely and sensitively restored.

Whilst remaining sympathetic to its natural environment, this is a house imbued with a sophisticated yet comfortable ambiance, furnished throughout with beautiful, inviting sofas, armchairs and antiques. The living room is smart and spacious, the study intimate and cosy and all the bedrooms are so luxurious you can't help but feel a little spoiled!

The bathrooms are characterised by their magnificent, free standing old-fashioned bathtubs as well as two large walk-in showers and spectacular tuscan stone sinks. The spacious kitchen/dining room acts as the social hub of the house; a well equipped and attractive living space which leads onto a covered terrace with a dining table set in a position to enjoy long, lazy evenings whilst enjoying the spectacular views of the hills (and maybe a bottle or two of wine!)

With two independent cottages only metres from the main house, Villa Montanare represents the pinnacle of accommodation for family gatherings or an adult group who appreciate the opportunity for their own space.

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What you should know…

  • Flexible arrival and departure days outside the peak season may be considered. Please enquire.
  • Stock up on groceries on each trip, as nearest shop is approximately 15 minutes drive away
  • Winding drive to property may seem long, but it gives you ample time to enjoy the landscape!
  • The swimming pool is heated by solar panels, reaching temperatures of approx. 24°C-25°C
  • Two ground-floor bedrooms are in individual little cottages close to house, most suitable for use in July & August
  • Two extra guests may be accommodated on request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, a supplement will apply – please enquire for further information.

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Ground Floor Bed & Bath Cable TV Games Room Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis DVD Working Fireplace Heating

Villa Interior

Villa Montare is a restored farmhouse with 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms and can sleeps up to 10

Ground Floor
- Fully equipped Kitchen with dining area
- Sitting room with sofas and an armchair and fireplace
- Study/dressing room
- Double bedroom
- Shower room

First Floor

- Living room
- Two twin bedrooms
- Bathroom
- Master double bedroom en-suite shower room

Annexe 1
- Twin bedroom en-suite shower room

Annexe 2
- Double bedroom with en-suite shower room

Outside Grounds

- Garden with dining facilities
- Solar panel heated swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth: 1.2m - 2.2m) with cover, open approximately mid-may to mid-September
- Pizza oven (decorative use only)


- Wi-Fi
- Heating
- TV
- DVD player
- Table tennis


About the surrounding area of Villa Montanare
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Niccone Valley

The picturesque Niccone Valley is the perfect, central point from which to explore the hill towns of both Umbria and Tuscany. Located roughly midway between Rome and Florence, just north of Lake Trasimeno, it’s an easy drive to the historic cities of Cortona, Gubbio, Perugia, Assisi, Deruta, Montefalco, Spoleto, Spello, Todi, Montepulciano, Pienza, Siena, Umbertide, Città di Castello, Sansepolcro and others.

The Niccone Valley is named for the stream that flows through it, spilling into the Tiber River at its eastern terminus near Umbertide. Part of the valley is in Umbria and part is in Tuscany; at either end are the Umbrian towns of Lisciano Niccone and plain Niccone, and a small section from Mercatale to La Mita is in Tuscany. A country road, route 416, runs through the valley, roughly parallel to the stream.

The valley was a much travelled route throughout Italy’s history, and evidence of its strategic position can be seen in the castles that dot the hilltops, facing off from both sides across the border. Today the fertile plain is devoted to crops—winter wheat, sunflowers, maize, tobacco, alfalfa and vegetables. There are vineyards and silvery olive trees on the slopes and myriad shades of green in the surrounding forested hills. Farmers still raise animals and maintain kitchen gardens for their own needs, and the towns along the road supply what must be bought. 

- Perugia 60 km
- Florence 110km
- Pisa 190km
- Rome 210km

- Nearest shops in Montenare are only 3km away
- Larger supermarket at Camucia 10km
- Riding and watersports at Lake Trasimeno 30km
- Tennis club Cortona 15km

- Mercatale 8km

Places of interest:
- Cortona 15km
- Perugia 60km
- Orvieto 120km
- Assisi 80km

Mainline Station:
- Camucia 10km

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Perugia

(51-60 km )

Nearest Village Pergo di Cortona

(3 km)

Nearest Town/City Cortona

(15 km)

Nearest Restaurant Cortona

(15 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Montanare

(3 km)

Nearest Beach Lake Trasimeno

(26-30 km )

Nearest Golf Antognolla

(26-30 km )


With its rolling fields, historical heritage and a cuisine that’s a delight for all the senses, it’s no wonder Tuscany is one of the most popular regions in Italy for holidaymakers. Yet even with its popularity, you can still kick back in one of our luxury villas in Tuscany and feel peace, tranquillity and the joy of seclusion. 

This is one destination that really does have a little bit of everything for everyone, whether you’re travelling with family, friends or are just looking for a romantic getaway with that special someone.

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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Heated Pool
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • DVD
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Breakfast Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included


Oliver's Extras

  • Breakfast Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • On-Site Concierge
Good news! This property is available as a Vill’otel

With a vill’otel holiday, you can enjoy all these services throughout your stay:

- Daily breakfast
- Daily maid service
- Deluxe welcome hamper with local delicacies
- Welcome drinks for your group
- Fridge-stocking service
- Private chef service

If you’d like to book the Vill’otel serviced option, contact us on for a tailor-made quote! Typical costs range between £100-£250 per person per week dependent on requirements.

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested at the time of booking.

Extras included at this property

- Housekeeping 6 days a week (2 hours per day)
- Welcome pack of basic provisions

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Buffet breakfast including eggs, fresh fruit, cheeses, sliced ham or other meats, fresh bread, marmalade, jams, honey, cereal, biscuits, yogurt and butter can be served inside or outside for an additional cost plus the cost of food. 
- Private chef
- Cooking classes
- Pizza demonstration
- Shopping service
- Wine delivery
- Babysitting service
- Concierge service at an extra charge, arranging wine tours, horse riding, yoga lessons, hairdressing, sailing lessons.
- Additional maid service
- Taxi service

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help.

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit

Terms & Conditions

There is also a pool cover which helps to maintain the temperature which can get to 27/28 degrees in the high summer. The temperature of the pool is governed by
whether the guests use the pool cover. We recommend this to be done every evening to minimise  temperature loss and avoid evaporation (the pool refills with
cold water so can take time to heat up).

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £1800 charged to client’s credit card as a pre-authorisation one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Extra £375 per week, payable locally.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Yes, and weekly linen change and twice weekly towel change included.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Changeover day Flexible in low season. Saturday in high season (other days may be possible on request only - please enquire).
Internet access? Wi-Fi connection included.
Other Ts and Cs Basket of logs included in the welcome pack.
Pool heating charge? Included in the rental price.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open from 19th May to 15th September (possibility to keep it open for the final two weeks of September with no extra charge). Out of season opening may incur an extra charge.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Pool towels included? Yes, and twice weekly change included.
Other Ts and Cs Two extra guests may be accommodated on request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, a supplement will apply – please enquire for further information.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Aug 16th 2022 - Aug 27th 2022 £7,905
Aug 27th 2022 - Sep 17th 2022 £6,956
Sep 17th 2022 - Dec 17th 2022 £6,071
Christmas & New Year £7,905
Jan 7th 2023 - May 13th 2023 £6,071
May 13th 2023 - Jun 24th 2023 £6,956
Jun 24th 2023 - Aug 26th 2023 £7,905
Aug 26th 2023 - Sep 16th 2023 £6,956
Sep 16th 2023 - Dec 16th 2023 £6,071
Christmas & New Year £7,905
Jan 6th 2024 - Feb 17th 2024 £6,071

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Aug 16th 2022 - Aug 27th 2022 €8,801
Aug 27th 2022 - Sep 17th 2022 €7,745
Sep 17th 2022 - Dec 17th 2022 €6,759
Christmas & New Year €8,801
Jan 7th 2023 - May 13th 2023 €6,759
May 13th 2023 - Jun 24th 2023 €7,745
Jun 24th 2023 - Aug 26th 2023 €8,801
Aug 26th 2023 - Sep 16th 2023 €7,745
Sep 16th 2023 - Dec 16th 2023 €6,759
Christmas & New Year €8,801
Jan 6th 2024 - Feb 17th 2024 €6,759

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Aug 16th 2022 - Aug 27th 2022 $8,937
Aug 27th 2022 - Sep 17th 2022 $7,864
Sep 17th 2022 - Dec 17th 2022 $6,863
Christmas & New Year $8,937
Jan 7th 2023 - May 13th 2023 $6,863
May 13th 2023 - Jun 24th 2023 $7,864
Jun 24th 2023 - Aug 26th 2023 $8,937
Aug 26th 2023 - Sep 16th 2023 $7,864
Sep 16th 2023 - Dec 16th 2023 $6,863
Christmas & New Year $8,937
Jan 6th 2024 - Feb 17th 2024 $6,863

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.


  • Platonic dream of an Italian country house!

    Posted by Nicola on 31/08/2018

    Villa Montanare is a platonic dream of an Italian country house. It's capacious, comfortable and well-appointed, and it sits isolated high on a hilltop that gets welcome breezes even when it's roasting hot in Cortona. For a while when we were there, we had our five children and their spouses and significant others (10 adults), along with two babies, and the house was enjoyable and roomy enough for all of us. From the moment we walked in, we couldn't believe our good fortune in choosing this place. That feeling was enhanced by the daily, warm presence, of our housekeeper and sometime the cook, who welcomed us when we came and helped deal with any problems that arose. In short, it was a fantastic vacation, and we were all sorry to leave.

  • An enchanting stay

    Created on 09/05/2017

    The farmhouse, pool area and gardens were enchanting and suited us perfectly in every way, and it was beautifully set up in terms of relaxation and lifestyle. The kitchen and BBQ were very conducive to self-catering, and the local shopkeepers, both in the little supermarket in Pergo and the butcher and bakery in Mercatale were so friendly. Local restaurants were nice, and they even had a 'senza glutine' one called La Tufa in Ossaia, to cater for one of our group!

  • One of the nicest weeks of our lives!

    Created on 05/08/2016

    This was planned as a special celebration for our 40th wedding anniversary and we couldn't have chosen a better spot. The whole thing was delightful, effortless and extremely conducive to the best and happiest of family occasions. We all agreed it was one of the nicest weeks of our lives!

  • A magical & exquisite stay

    Created on 22/07/2016

    The most enchanting house with breathtaking views, nestling in the middle of completely unspoilt and gorgeous countryside. The only sounds are breeze, bullfrogs and bells from a nearby village. The loggia, pool and gardens and walks through many acres make for the perfect hide away. The interiors are stylish with clever use of local antiquities, artefacts and furnishings. It is a rare treat to stay in such an exquisite private house.

  • Thank you for the most fantastic week!

    Created on 20/05/2016

    We have just returned from the most fantastic week at Villa Montanare... I just wanted to thank you personally it was one of the best weeks we have ever had.

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