Villa Sartino

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Sleeps: 12 - 14 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 6
Oliver Approved

Overview

Recommended Pool Ideal for Kids

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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.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Secluded location, not suited to guests in search of thriving night life
  • 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
  • When minimum occupancy is booked, the Tower Room may not be accessible and this remains at the owner's discretion. Please enquire should you require details.
  • There are 2 portable air conditioning units to be installed on request. Fans available in each bedroom

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Tennis Court Ground Floor Bed & Bath Cable 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 (can be used as twin) also available for groups with maximum occupancy
- 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), 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

Amenities

- Wi-Fi
- Washing machine
- TV
- Table tennis
- Tennis court
- 2 portable air conditioning units to be installed on request
- 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. 

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

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

  • Heated Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Table Tennis
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

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

Extras

Oliver's Extras

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

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
- Babysitting/childcare services

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.

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

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 £3000 payable by credit card pre-authorization required prior to arrival
Arrival time 4 pm.
Departure time 10 am.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
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 It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
Heating costs included? Extra £575 per week, payable locally.
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 Saturday from end-May to end-August. Flexible during all other periods.
Minimum stay 7 nights.
Other Ts and Cs There are 2 portable air conditioning units to be installed on request. Fans available in each bedroom

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 4th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 £15,963
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 12th 2020 £15,116
Sep 12th 2020 - Dec 18th 2020 £13,682
Christmas & New Year £15,963
Jan 8th 2021 - May 29th 2021 £13,682
May 29th 2021 - Jun 26th 2021 £15,116
Jun 26th 2021 - Aug 28th 2021 £15,963
Aug 28th 2021 - Sep 11th 2021 £15,116
Sep 11th 2021 - Dec 18th 2021 £13,682
Christmas & New Year £14,985

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 4th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 €16,640
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 12th 2020 €15,757
Sep 12th 2020 - Dec 18th 2020 €14,263
Christmas & New Year €16,640
Jan 8th 2021 - May 29th 2021 €14,263
May 29th 2021 - Jun 26th 2021 €15,757
Jun 26th 2021 - Aug 28th 2021 €16,640
Aug 28th 2021 - Sep 11th 2021 €15,757
Sep 11th 2021 - Dec 18th 2021 €14,263
Christmas & New Year €15,621

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 4th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 $18,711
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 12th 2020 $17,718
Sep 12th 2020 - Dec 18th 2020 $16,038
Christmas & New Year $18,711
Jan 8th 2021 - May 29th 2021 $16,038
May 29th 2021 - Jun 26th 2021 $17,718
Jun 26th 2021 - Aug 28th 2021 $18,711
Aug 28th 2021 - Sep 11th 2021 $17,718
Sep 11th 2021 - Dec 18th 2021 $16,038
Christmas & New Year $17,566

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. 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

    Posted by Anthony 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!

    Posted by Tony J 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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