Villa Sartino

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 6
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Overview

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Set in the Tuscan hills between Cortona and Mercatale, the exquisite Villa Sartino is the ideal retreat for those wishing to enjoy idyllic and peaceful surroundings in extreme comfort.

Designed and renovated by a renowned UK interior designer, Villa Sartino exudes sophistication and tranquillity. The villa enjoys lots of space both internally and externally. Large showers, wood beams, oak ceilings and stone doorways all assist in combining to create a unique, luxurious getaway.

The spacious kitchen/dining room, provides the latest equipment in elegant surroundings. Through two ancient Roman capitols you leave the kitchen and enter the large hall and from there, the double doors open onto an exquisite arched loggia. The huge table of reclaimed oak is a wonderful place to enjoy lunch and look down on the olive groves and the infinity pool below.

Each bedroom and bathroom is dedicated to comfort without losing any of the integral charm of this beautiful house. The bathrooms are characterized by the magnificent free standing baths, large walk-in showers, antique marble baths and the bedrooms by the four poster beds and antique furniture. The drawing room, a large and extremely spacious room, is furnished with a graceful and understated style. The sofas are deep and comfortable and the supremely beautiful artifacts and paintings only add to the atmosphere. The study is charming and more intimate, and the upstairs galleried sitting room with sofas is another beautiful space to retreat from the world. From two of the first floor terraces you can see castles on the distant hilltops, and it is the ideal place to sip a bellini and drink in the atmosphere.

The pool is set amongst the olive trees, sculpted into the grounds, with an infinity edge that disappears into the spectacular backdrop. Surrounded by over 70 acres of its own land, all fenced to maintain the safety of the natural environment and the protection of the animals that live within the woods, it provides the perfect backdrop for the truly idyllic holiday.

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What you should know…

  • Secluded location, not suited to guests in search of thriving night life.
  • Please note while the tennis court is exclusive for guests at Villa Sartino, it is located a short drive away from the property.
  • The approach to the villa is a long and windy drive up the hillside, but affords fantastic scenery with stunning views when you arrive.
  • The villa, with it's extensive grounds, is perfect for intimate gatherings and weddings up to 25 guests,  but is not available to host large events.
  • 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 Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Tennis Court Ground Floor Bed & Bath TV Table Tennis Heating

Villa Interior

Ground floor
- Hall
- Kitchen with dining area with table
- Sitting room with TV
- Drawing room with French doors opening onto the front terrace
- Twin bedroom (beds can be joined) with French doors opening onto the front terrace
- Bathroom with walk-in shower
- Bedroom with four poster king-size bed, French doors opening onto the front terrace and en-suite bathroom with shower and bathtub
- Utility room with washing machine

First floor
- Tower Room with superking size bed
- Galleried sitting room with access to the terrace
- Family bathroom
- Small studio with desk
- Bedroom with superking size bed and en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower
- Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with tub
- Bedroom with king-size bed
- Master bedroom with four poster king-size bed and en-suite bathroom with bathtub and shower. Access to the upstairs terrace

Outside Grounds

- Arched loggia with dining table to seat 14 and additional sofas
- Heated infinity pool (6x12, depth 1,20 to 2,40 m) with electric cover, open approximately from mid-May to mid-September
- Poolside pergola and seating area
- Ground floor terrace
- Two first floor terraces
- Garden at front of property
- 70 acres of fenced grounds, including meadows, woodland walk and lake

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Air-conditioning (in all bedrooms)
- TV
- Table tennis
- Boules
- Tennis court (located a short drive away)
- Washing machine
- Fans available in each bedroom

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Sartino
Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Set in the Tuscan hills between Cortona and Mercatale, the exquisite Villa Sartino is the ideal retreat for those wishing to enjoy idyllic and peaceful surroundings in extreme comfort. Set within its own meadows and olive groves, a private lake and numerous woodland walks, it is still within easy reach of many of the major Tuscan and Umbrian towns.

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. 

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Perugia

(45 km)

Nearest Airport 2 Florence

(145 km)

Nearest Village Mercatale

(7 km)

Nearest Town Umbertide

(12 km)

Nearest Restaurant

(1.5 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub

(2.5 km)

Nearest Supermarket Umbertide

(12 km)

Nearest Shop Umbertide

(12 km)

Nearest Beach Lake Trasimeno

(21 km)

Region

Nestled in the heart of Tuscany, the Chianti and Arezzo region is a captivating destination that effortlessly combines the rustic charm of the Italian countryside with rich historical heritage. This enchanting area is renowned for its rolling vineyards, picturesque landscapes, and quaint villages, making it a haven for travellers seeking an authentic taste of Italy.

Tuscany
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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Kids

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

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Tennis Nearby
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Boules/Petanque
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Table Tennis
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

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

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Transfers Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • On-Site Concierge
  • Breakfast Included

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. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport transfers

Extras included at this property

- Housekeeping 6 days a week (4 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
- Tennis lessons
- Concierge service at an extra charge, arranging wine tours, horse riding, yoga lessons, hairdressing, sailing lessons.
- Additional maid service
- Taxi service

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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 www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit £3500 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 p.m.
Departure time 10 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes, and weekly linen change and twice weekly towel change included.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
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.
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.
Heating costs included? Extra £575 from beginning-October to end-May payable to Oliver's Travels at the time of balance payment.
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 approximately mid-May to mid-September. Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Changeover day 2023: Saturday from end-May to end-September. Flexible during all other periods. 2024: Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
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.

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).

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 23rd 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 £21,342
Jun 22nd 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 £22,765
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 £21,342
Sep 14th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 £19,603
Dec 21st 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 £22,765
Christmas & New Year £22,765
Jan 6th 2025 - May 17th 2025 £19,603
May 17th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 £21,342
Jun 21st 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 £22,765
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 13th 2025 £21,342
Sep 13th 2025 - Nov 24th 2025 £19,603

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 23rd 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 €23,328
Jun 22nd 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 €24,883
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 €23,328
Sep 14th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 €21,427
Dec 21st 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 €24,883
Christmas & New Year €24,883
Jan 6th 2025 - May 17th 2025 €21,427
May 17th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 €23,328
Jun 21st 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 €24,883
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 13th 2025 €23,328
Sep 13th 2025 - Nov 24th 2025 €21,427

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 23rd 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 $25,254
Jun 22nd 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 $26,937
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 $25,254
Sep 14th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 $23,196
Dec 21st 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 $26,937
Christmas & New Year $26,937
Jan 6th 2025 - May 17th 2025 $23,196
May 17th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 $25,254
Jun 21st 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 $26,937
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 13th 2025 $25,254
Sep 13th 2025 - Nov 24th 2025 $23,196

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.

Owner Profile

How long have you owned the property?

Ten years

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?

The exquisite manor house, set within its own olive groves, meadows and woods. The views of gentle rolling pastures, castles and distant hilltop villages.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?

In the second world war, the partisans were hiding in the hills around the house. At the Castle of Sorbello belonging to the ancient Ranieri di Sorbello family, our nearest neighbours, escaping prisoners were hiding in the tower, while German Officers lived in the requisitioned castle below. Hanibal defeated the Romans at nearby Lago Trasimeno.

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?

Constantly but I can’t divulge their names.

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...

Really do?
Go to Cortona for a romantic drink while watching the sun go down.

Really eat?
Home-made pasta filled with tartufi, cooked by our superb chef, while you sample  oil from our olive groves, with a glass of fine wine from the local vineyards.

Really see?
One of the many outstanding hilltop towns filled with treasures. Wherever you drive, you are confronted with beautiful places to go.
The hills of Tuscany as you sit by infinity pool, Aperol spritz in hand followed by a game of tennis overlooking the Castle of Sorbello.

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?

A walk up to the lake, perhaps a picnic, then further on, along a secret path to the upper meadow. While you sit at the top of yet another ancient olive grove, you can marvel at the stunning hilltop villages and ancient castles spread like a tapestry before you.

And a lesser known fact from Oliver...

The owner is an International Interior Designer and author. Her latest book ‘An Italian Affair,’ published by Orion, is set in Italy the 1940s and uses the house and backdrop as the setting. It comes out in March 2019.

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Reviews

  • Wonderful, refreshing and restorative

    on 11/06/2019

    We are writing to let you know that we had a wonderful time at Villa Sartino last week. The weather was superb and it was lovely to be back, it really is a very special place. We have returned to the UK rested, refreshed and restored. Matteo, Manuela and Rosario looked after us exceptionally well and we cannot praise them highly enough, we felt very spoilt.

  • A memorable holiday!

    on 12/06/2018

    I am writing to say how much we enjoyed our stay at the villa, which is spectacular. We had the most wonderful time. I also wanted to thank you for all your help in making the arrangements and to confirm what I am sure you already know which is that the on site team are really fantastic.

    Matteo was always there for anything we needed. Nothing was ever too much trouble. Manuela worked tirelessly to keep the villa spotless, which with 7 messy guests is no mean feat. Rosario’s cooking was truly amazing and such a nice man as well. Finally, the pizza day was a highlight not least because the man running it was so charming.

    All in all, a very memorable holiday.

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