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Fonticchio: Luxury Villa With Superb Views, Infinity Pool, Air-con. Free Wifi

Bedrooms 6
Separate WCs1
Space 5,381 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

6 Bedroom, 6 Bath House With All Luxuries, Niccone Valley. 10 Mins to Villages.

Fonticchio di Sopra has been recently refurbished and refurnished to the highest standard. The house has a magnificent position high above the Niccone Valley with extensive and stunning views over the hills and valleys and absolute privacy. The house has been beautifully restored with handmade terracotta floors, oak beams and air-conditioning throughout (For 2018 air-conditioning will be metered and charged separately to encourage sensible usage). Fonticchio sits in its own 22 hectares of grounds with mature trees and olives, shrubs and flower gardens. The infinity pool makes the most of the view and is furnished with luxurious loungers with a pergola to one end. There is a second pergola nearer to the house for outside dining with large table and chairs and again enjoying the stunning views. Free wifi.

Inside the main house on the ground floor there is a modern kitchen, well-equipped and with access onto the garden area. The dining room is glazed all round with bifold doors opening onto the front garden space, the large dining table converts into a snooker or pool table ( not full size). The sitting room is very comfortably furnished with sofas and a coffee table; it has satellite TV and DVD player and there is a cosy (but not small) library for quiet reading, A door leads to an outside covered sitting area with comfortable sofas and coffee table. Also on this floor is a WC. There are 5 bedrooms in the main house, all with ensuite bath/shower rooms. One double bedroom is downstairs and has wheel-chair access. Upstairs are 4 bedrooms; 2 double bedrooms and 2 bedrooms with 2 single beds in each. The master bedroom is upstairs and has a luxury bathroom with bath and a door onto a spacious loggia/balcony with seating and views over the front of the house and the hills beyond.

The annexe has a double bedroom (large sofa bed) with en-suite bathroom on the upper floor and below it is the utility room with washing machine and dryer. If not in use as a bedroom the annexe upper room is a 2nd TV/sitting room useful for teenagers or those who feel like some quiet time.

This is a fantastic house, recently refurbished to the highest standard with designer furniture. It offers the maximum in comfort. free wifi.

More Details

Property Manager
Emma Cordingley
Member since: 2004
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, German, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018

About Emma Cordingley

I am Emma, booking agent for Fonticchio di Sopra, I live in the Niccone Valley, near Fonticchio, with my husband, daughters, cat and dog. We run an agency; Gorgacce Rentals, named after the house my parents bought here in the 1980's. In those days before the internet they were very successful at renting their house to holiday-makers and their neighbours asked if they could rent their houses too and from this grew our rentals agency. We moved here in 1999 and have taken over most of the running of the business although my mum still keeps the accounts! A friend who visited us a lot in our early days here, fell in love with the area and two years later he bought Fonticchio. He sold the house some years ago and the new owners have extended the property and totally refurbished it with total success. I am originally from the UK where I was a high school teacher. I like gardening, cooking, films, reading and everything Italian. Martin has run wine tastings locally for the past 10 years or more, in January 2016 he qualified as an Italian sommelier. he has also written a book of local walks and leads walks in the countryside and some of the local towns.

Why Emma Cordingley chose Umbertide

Complete peace, wonderful views and a luxurious house.

What makes this villa unique

As booking agents who live nearby we want all our guests to enjoy their stay at Fonticchio di Sopra. You can book knowing that we are on hand to deal with problems that may arise during your stay, we are always available by phone, text, WhatsApp and by email.

Guestbook comments from the manager

As frequent visitors to Italy and the Tuscany and Umbria regions in particular, we have stayed in many villas over the years, none have been as stunning and comfortable as Fonticchio di Sopra. Inside and outside the attention to detail and quality of finish continually impressed. The views and peace and quiet were all we could have hoped for. Our extended family of 12 people had a wonderful holiday here and would very much hope to return. Thanks to Emma and Martin Daykin and to Gorgacce Rentals who helped us handsomely in the booking process and were always helpful.
Jul 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Umbertide in Province of Perugia

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5381 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , En suite to master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , ensuite to bedroom 2
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , en suite to bedroom 3
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , en suite to bedroom 5
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , en suite to bedroom 6
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , en suite to bedroom 4
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Ground floor guest lavatory
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master bedroom upstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Ground floor
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Upstairs
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , Upstairs
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Annexe
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Fonticchio: Luxury Villa With Superb Views, Infinity Pool, Air-con. Free Wifi
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Godalming, Surrey, England

Truly beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Once a few minor issues had been resolved (it seemed the property hadn't been lived in for a while) we enjoyed a fabulous week at Fonticchio. It is truly remote - 10 minutes to reach the main road! - but this is part of its huge appeal (but do be prepared for little or no phone coverage and intermittent wi-fi). The setting provides peace and tranquillity within a wildlife haven - the nightingales were a particular delight and to wake in the night to hear their stunning song was worth the trip alone.

The house is superbly equipped, especially the kitchen, and features everything and more that we would want in our own home, let alone a villa rental. Our compliments to the owners for providing a property of the highest standards that made us feel very fortunate to be able to enjoy a week in total comfort in a uniquely beautiful area.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sheer perfection

  • 5 of 5

It would be difficult to oversell this place it really is incredible. Inside and outside the thoughtful design and quality of furnishings and finish impress. Great views and real peace.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic villa and hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Fonticchio is a lovely villa, set deep in the beautiful Umbrian countryside and with spectacular views. The villa was fully equipped, well-maintained and very comfortable; perfect for our family holiday for 11. The same goes for the grounds which continued to be maintained whilst we were there (the gardeners were there every other day but were unobtrusive).

The experience was made however due to Emma and Martin, our hosts. They were very responsive and went above and beyond in terms of providing recommendations, answering the many questions that we had and generally providing guidance on the area. Additionally, they have a great team working with them - Tecla the housekeeper was always contactable and her husband even came out especially to help us fix a car issue on the first day!

I cannot say enough good things about our stay and Emma and Martin. Book now for a perfect Umbrian family holiday - you won't regret it!

Nisha and family

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Top quality house away from it all

  • 5 of 5

Our party of five couples enjoyed a first rate holiday at Fonticchio in May. Everything about the house is exceptional, from the beautiful drive through the countryside to reach it to the stunning views from every angle and the well planned,comfortably furnished interior. There was plenty of space so that we never felt overcrowded. The local area has some great restaurants too. Fonticchio is highly recommended for friends and families.

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really happy you enjoyed your stay and thank you for reviewing.
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Exceptional property, location & facilities

  • 5 of 5

We had high hopes for our stay in Fonticchio di Sopra, and our expectations were surpassed in every way.

The house is simply stunning!

I will never forget the first time I looked out across the hills from the pool terrace; I am fortunate to have visited many renowned places, but the view there is utterly remarkable. I would have to say that it is the best I have ever seen.

We live in rural Nottinghamshire, and enjoy a tranquil environment, but at Fonticchio there was literally no man made noise to intrude upon the feeling of truly splendid isolation.

Within the house, the room layouts were perfect. The outdoor dining area had most use, although we did use the garden room, and the kitchen bench too. The annex is a wonderful room, enjoying the full benefit of the views, from a comfy sofa too.

The loggia was a great place to sit and enjoy a drink right at the end of the night, and we had a few evenings using the pool table.

All of the bedrooms were extremely comfortable – good sizes, and the bathrooms were great, and very well appointed.

I even had a need to use the library for a day’s urgent work, and found it a very comfortable and effective place to make calls and write my documents.

My brother, who is a designer, was very pleased by the high quality furnishings (as was I, but he knew the names of the chairs and sofas) . You described the property as “finished to the highest quality inside and out” but I think it would be completely legitimate to find an even more superlative expression! The property is a clear attempt to reach perfection, and in my opinion, it has achieved the aim 

Before we booked, I swapped mails with Emma about our potential concerns that there would not be enough to keep our youngest nephew fully occupied. These worries were proved to be completely unfounded. As suggested we took a trip to Perugia, which was wonderful. Then 2 trips to Lake Trasimeno – including lunch on the Island at Da Sauro which was very good, to Montepulciano (stunning), Bagno Vignoni (beautiful) , Sienna and Gubbio.

Emma and Tecla both deserve special praise for the quick, pleasant and efficient manner in which they dealt with our queries. Our restaurant bookings resulted in excellent tables - which I doubt we would have succeeded in securing without local knowledge! Travelling was very easy, the roads were quiet. I would recommend ensuring the hire car has SatNav.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
12 Kilometres
Mercatale di Cortona
Nearest Ferry
24 Kilometres
Lakeside at Tuoro
Nearest Golf
34 Kilometres
Antognolla Golf
Nearest Train
32 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
23 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
6.5 Kilometres
Le Capannine di Sommavilla
Nearest Beach
24 Kilometres
Lakeside at Tuoro

This is an area of immense natural beauty, hills and valleys with olive groves, vineyards, forests and beautiful stone houses, castles and churches. Situated on the Tuscan and Umbria border, it is an excellent base for exploring both regions. There are many fascinating, stunning and historic towns and villages to visit, some well-known, some less so. The nearest village Mercatale di Cortona has a supermarket, bakers and 2 butchers amongst other shops and 3 bars/cafes/ gelaterias and a very popular trattoria. Good food is everywhere with restaurants and pizzerias to suit every budget. Great places to visit easily from Fonticchio di Sopra include: Florence, Siena, Chianti region, Montepulciano, Pienza and the Brunell0 - Montalcino regions, Arezzo, Cortona, Perugia, Assisi, Todi, Orvieto and Gubbio to name some of the more famous places. The Niccone Valley where Fonticchio is situated has its own vineyard where popular wine tasting evenings are held with dinners or lunches in the summer. All guests to Fonticchio get an invite.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Umbertide, Umbria

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

For 2018 air-conditioning will be metered and paid for separately to encourage sensible usage.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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