Pian di Cascina

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Pian di Cascina is the kind of place that families return to year after year. Whether its the sense of tranquility that comes with the stunning views over picture perfect rolling Umbrian landscapes, or the combination of pretty, well-equipped and comfortable apartments with hotel-like services such as the onsite trattoria, daily fresh baked breakfast goods deliveries and delicious home-made ready meals, it is easy to see what has them flocking back.

Here, relaxation begins before guests even arrive as a long list of baby and toddler gear, arrival night meal options and a thoughtfully stocked 'honesty grocery basket' complete with wine, beer, cereal, jams, pasta and sauces, means there's no need to start packing a month before the holiday, arrive loaded down with excess baggage or run the gauntlet of tracking down a supermarket en route from the airport, its all there just waiting for guests to arrive. Better still, there are two villages within reasonable walking distance, or a short drive for the less energetic, and together they offer an ATM, a supermarket, a pizza pub, a couple of cafe bars and a well loved cheese shop.

Guests tend to while away time flitting between the play area and the pool by day, whilst making use of the gas BBQs provided on each apartment's private terrace or enjoying sociable suppers a few times a week in the onsite 'tavernetta'. Some take a stroll to grab an ice cream or coffee by the village playground in the village Carbonesca (10-15min walk) and, tempted by the fantastically well-written guides to local towns such as Gubbio, Perugia and Assisi, venture out for half-day trips. Those staying a bit longer, or with sight-seeing savvy tots may well be tempted by the handy tips on where to park, eat, drink to venture further afield to take in the sights of Rome, Florence and Siena, all three of which are within a few hours drive or handy train from nearby Perugia.

Pian di Cascina comprises of nine apartments of which the most charming are found within the original 400-year old farmhouse, the most contemporary in the former converted barn and others in a modernised outbuilding just across the way. Whilst Cantina, Villeta and Cascina boast an abundance of original charm and character, Il Pinolo and L'Ollivetto are the most stylish, Gubbio, Assisi, Montefalco and Spello benefit from the best views. The entire estate can be rented and is ideal for weddings, birthdays or anniversaries since guests can enjoy the privacy of their own accommodation but enjoy delicious restaurant standard meals in the 'Tavernetta' or outside on the dining terrace, which has spectacular views over the countryside and is also an ideal spot for a ceremony.

Recent additions to the estate include a thermal pool cover to maintain good pool temperatures, a heated toddler pool, extra shade around the pool, mid-week Italian-style take-away dinner delivery, pre-dinner cocktails on tavernetta nights and little tikes play area with sea-saws, ride-ons and other outdoor play equipment designed for babies and toddlers. Plus, a new parents relaxation zone complete with hammock, loungers etc.


Accommodation Overview
Cantina sleeps 2 plus an infant in a 1 bed apartment with spacious double with king size bed. The living space comprises of a well equipped kitchen (dishwasher, gas hob, oven, microwave, plenty of work space and a large fridge with ice box), a dining area with seating for three , a lounge with comfortable armchairs, TV, DVD and french door access to the lovely shaded terrace with a covered loggia overlooking the picturesque views and hillside towards the southern Apennines. The bathroom has a walk in shower and bath tub.

Please Note: Prices based on 2 adults + 1 baby/child. Single adults sharing with baby/child will receive a €100 discount

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Pian di Cascina Apartments

Villa Pian di Cascina - Cantina

  • €950.00 - €1300.00 per week
  • Sleeps 2 in 1 Bedroom

Villa Pian di Cascina - Il Pinolo

  • €950.00 - €1300.00 per week
  • Sleeps 2 in 1 Bedroom

Villa Pian di Cascina - The Spello

  • €800.00 - €950.00 per week
  • Sleeps 2 in 1 Bedroom

Villa Pian di Cascina - Assisi

  • €1100.00 - €1650.00 per week
  • Sleeps 4 in 2 Bedrooms

Villa Pian di Cascina - L'Olivetto

  • €1300.00 - €1995.00 per week
  • Sleeps 4 in 2 Bedrooms

Villa Pian di Cascina - Montefalco

  • €1100.00 - €1650.00 per week
  • Sleeps 4 in 2 Bedrooms

Villa Pian di Cascina - Villetta

  • €1300.00 - €1995.00 per week
  • Sleeps 4 in 2 Bedrooms

Villa Pian di Cascina - Gubbio

  • €1575.00 - €2095.00 per week
  • Sleeps 6 in 3 Bedrooms

Villa Pian di Cascina - Cascina

  • €1900.00 - €2650.00 per week
  • Sleeps 7 in 4 Bedrooms
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The Owner / Manager

Paul & Isabel Abbott Farber

Member since Apr 2012
  • Bookings Accepted:97.73%
  • Avg. Response Time:51 minutes
  • Availability Updated:1 day 7 hours

Reviews

  • Had a fabulous time here. The apartment was absolutely spotless, beautifully decorated and included everything you could possibly need (a cot, highchair, monitor, box of toys were all provided in advance for our toddler) and helped to take the hassle out of travelling with a toddler. We dined at the taverna twice - Isabel is a fabulous cook and we thoroughly enjoyed our child-free dinners knowing that our toddler was only a short distance away (in monitor distance). We also made use of the babysitting service and had a lovely meal out in Gubbio one evening. The swimming pool, paddling pool and play park (various toys/bikes/sandpit) were great. We used the apartment as a great base for exploring the region (we particularly loved Gubbio and Assisi).Review dated 12/06/2014

  • Brilliant - toddler and parent friendly in a beautiful location. Everything you could possibly need for your little one from toys to booster seats. Perfect for parents who don't get out much anymore too, you can see your apartment from the little restaurant they open two nights a week. Perfect swimming pool and location.Review dated 14/07/2013

  • Absolutely excellent holiday for our first holiday abroad with our 7 month old. Isabel and Paul were amazingly helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Food at La Tavernetta was exceptional and the pool is fantastic!Review dated 07/07/2013

  • Pian di cascina was a perfect getaway with our 14 month old. Peaceful for us but plenty to do with her - she loved the swings and occasional dip in the pool. Day trips are beautiful, scenery great, food fantastic, accommodation homely and customer service brilliant. We would return and would heartily recommend.Review dated 23/09/2012

  • We had a perfect week away at Pian di Cascina in August. It was very restful, beautifully peaceful and quiet, and Paul and Isabel had thought of everything to make our stay baby-friendly. From the home-cooked lasagne waiting for us on the first night, to the meal at La Tavernetta and the take away delivered to our terrace on the last night, evening eating was so much more varied than it normally is when you've got a little one to put to bed. There was a wide selection of toys, all age appropriate, left in our accommodation for the week, and the playground was full of fun things for kids of all ages. I can't recommend it highly enough - we'll be going back I'm sure. The location was great - loads to do and lots of suggested local walks too, although we did find that we had to get in a car to go anywhere. The trip down (and more particularly up again!) to the local village was a bit much for us!Review dated 20/09/2012

  • Thank so you so much for such a fantastic week at your amazing house - we loved it.. rather than send you a little list of things that were wrong (there weren't any!) I thought I would send a list of things that we noticed and really appreciated as fellow holiday house owners. 1. Lots of crockery/cutlery etc - we have been to several houses where they have 4 cups/plates/knives etc - really infuriating when a large dishwasher, or wanting perhaps to serve more than one course. 2. Everything immaculately clean 3. All the outdoor toys were clean and even fresh chalk out for the blackboard 4. Tidy outdoor cupboard with balls/bats etc. 5. Great variety of toys and books including my favourite - The Paperbag Princess! 6. Bread/croissant delivery - how you have the patience to do that I will never know. 7. Nice outdoor furniture and shade - only shame was we didn't get to use it too much 8. Lots of suggestions for things to do in book. 9. Comfortable beds! 10. Amazing amazing amazing meals at La Tavernetta! Review dated 13/06/2016

  • We have just returned from a 2 week stay at Pian Di Cascina. It was our first holiday with both our 3 year old and our 8 month old baby and Paul and Isabel made it a stress free experience. Prior to departure we had arranged a cot, highchair, steriliser and toilet training seat for the children, meaning that we had lots less stuff to pack and when we arrived we discovered a wonderful pool, great childrens play area and an apartment full of toys and games to keep both of them entertained. All of these touches made a huge difference to our holiday and although hugely child friendly, it didn't ever feel like a 'kids-club' or that the kids took over. The location is beautiful, the meals we had at La Tavernetta were delicious and nothing was too much trouble. Definitely recommended.Review dated 20/09/2012

  • Just came back from Villa Pian Di Cascina after a week long break in Umbria with our two kids (2 & 4yrs). I am not normally one to post reviews but we had such a nice time that I felt compelled. Villa Pian Di Cascina is lovely. The owners (Paul and Isabel) made us feel very welcome and made sure we were well looked after. They really went out of their way to ensure that we were comfortable and the we enjoyed our stay. They even made wonderful cup cakes for our little one's second birthday. The pre-arrival shop of nappies and other essentials was particularly appreciated. Our apartment was well appointed and supplied, and had lots of toys/books for the kids. The pool was great for cooling off on the hot days, while the surrounding countryside and the views are beautiful and very Italian. We had lots of fun exploring the local towns, with all the amazing churches, castles and medieval buildings, and the thousand of year of history. All in all a great holiday and a great place to stay. Both Umbria and the Villa Pian Di Cascina I would highly recommend.Review dated 20/09/2012

  • Pian Di Cascina provided the perfect family setting for our first holiday abroad with our 2 year old daughter. We flew into Perugia which is little over half an hour's drive from the farm, so perfect for little ones. Location is great for day trips too as many beautiful places to visit within an hour's drive with Assisi (must do) being only half an hour. We stayed in the Cascina & were able to leave our front door open so our daughter could play outside - she loved the play area & the outside terrace where we had dinner most evenings. Shame there were no other families staying whilst we were there but Paul & Isabel's children were on hand to play with her. Also a great selection of toys & books too inside our villa. We ate at the onsite tavernetta when it was open (twice a week) & just wish it was open more often as Isabel's cooking is amazing. The ready made lasagnes are a nice option & we would highly recommend the white truffle & sausage one! Lastly Paul & Isabel are perfect hosts.Review dated 20/09/2012

Fast Facts

Cantina sleeps 2+cot/toddler bed in a spacious 1-bedroom apartment comprising a large double bedroom with king-sized bed, space for a cot/toddler bed, ensuite bathroom complete with shower & separate bath tub and a spacious kitchen/dining/living area

Airport under 2 hours drive

Perugia airport is the closest being just 30mins away, whilst Ancona airport is only around 60 minutes drive.

Amenities within Walking Distance

The nearest village is 15 mins walk and has a cafe/bar and bakery/shop, whilst a larger village with ATM, supermarket and pizza pub is approx. 25mins on foot.

Any Pool

There's a large gated pool (1.4m deep) with stunning views and a shaded baby paddling pool. More shady areas and a thermal pool cover to maintain comfortable pool temperatures has been added for 2013.

Babysitting

Babysitting is available on request

Nursery Gear (additional)

The long list of useful baby and toddler gear provided includes: Highchairs, cots, bed guards, booster seats, potties, changing mat, non slip bath mat,bath toys, night lights, toddler steps, mattress protectors, baby monitor, steriliser, plastic crockery and cutlery.The owners also offer an optional, pre-arrival, at cost price, baby supplies shopping service ti include nappies, wipes, formula and jars etc.

Indoor Toys / Games Room

A selection of age appropriate toys and books are provided within the apartments

Meal Delivery / Room Service

Delicious home-made ready meals are available to pre-order both before arrival and during the stay. there is also a mid=week Italian take away-style meal delivery option.

Outdoor Toys

The estate has a shady play area with Little Tykes zone for toddlers and gear for older kids too including swings (non-baby type), a slide, play fort, sand pit, badminton nets see-saw, mini football, volleyball and giant noughts and crosses.

Visiting Spa Therapist

Treatments from a mobile beauty/massage therapist can be prebooked on request.

Onsite Restaurant

The onsite 'Tavernetta' open's twice weekly offering pre-dinner cocktail s and a set menu for growm ups plus pasta for kids. It can open additional nights should 8+ guests request it.

Stairgates / no stairs

Stairgates are not needed in this single level apartment

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

Cantina has a large private terrace furnished with two teak sun loungers, a dining table and a gas BBQ.

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

Free Wi-Fi is provided.

Eco-Aware

Owners Paul and Isabel run an organic small-holding within the grounds and provide recycling facilities for guests.

2+ Cots and Highchairs

Several cots (woooden and travel), booster seats and highchairs can be provided on request.

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