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Gubbio

Tuscany & Umbria, Italy

Per week

from 1500.00 to 2600.00 EUR
The Owner / Manager

Paul & Isabel Abbott Farber

Member since Feb 2018
  • Bookings Accepted:66.67%
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  • Availability Updated:2 days 6 hours

BFB's Overview.

Pian di Cascina is the kind of place that families return to year after year. Whether its the sense of tranquillity 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 ready-meal options and a very handy pre-arrival shopping service to include essentials like nappies, wipes, cereals, bread, milk, pasta and sauce etc. All of that 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, maybe a little longer if headed to the brilliant beach at Toretta di Fano. 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 sleeping 2-7+babies. The most charming of the apartments 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'Oliveto 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 heated toddler pool, extra shade around the pool, a ready-meal service, honesty wine-cellar with great local selection and beers, 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


Gubbio is a spacious 3 bed apartment occupying the west wing of the new barn conversion. It comprises of an open plan living area with a well equipped kitchen (dishwasher, gas hob, microwave, coffee machine and large fridge/freezer), a lounge area with a handy TV,DVD and comfortable sofas plus a dining room with seating for 6. There are three bedrooms, one king size double and two twin rooms each of which has a private en-suite bathroom with shower. One of the bathrooms has a bath and shower over.
The terrace is accessed via the living area and offers lovely views, an exterior dining area, gas BBQ and sun loungers.

Location Information

Nestled in the hills outside Valfabbrica, Pian di Cascina is just 1.5kms fom the large village of Casa Castalda, which has a selection of shops and bars including a popular cheese deli and pizza pub, plus a handy ATM and supermarket.

Closer still (15mins walk) is the smaller village of Carbonesca, which boasts a couple of friendly bars and a small bakery/grocery store. There are handful of well respected restaurants within a 5-15 minute drive, whilst the scenic but lively town of Gubbio with its wide choice of eateries is only around 20 minutes from the estate. Of course, with the option to add daily breakfast pastry deliveries, home-made ready meals and twice-weekly onsite tavernetta dinners, guests needn't travel at all to eat well.

Each of the estate's nine apartments has its own guide book to the area stuffed with extremely useful and detailed tips and advice from owners Paul and Isabel, who have their own three young children. The suggested itineraries for week-long stays, as well as day trips to must-see towns such as Rome, Florence, Sienna, Assisi, Perguia and Gubbio, are crammed with fantastic tips on what to see and do and where to eat and drink, with or without tots in tow.

For 'beach' days, the Abbott family are big fans of the beach resort at Toretta di Fano (approx 80mins drive) thanks to its easy access, free parking, shallow waters and outstanding beachside seafood restaurant. Closer still, there's the sand-fringed areas of Lake Trasimeno or scenic Adriatic coast resorts east of Ancona, are all within about 40-60 minutes drive. Whilst mini guests often enjoy the waterpark at the lake and the Citta della Domenica nature park, which also has Snow White, Pinocchio and Sleeping Beauty themed amusements. They also recommend the Monte Cucco National Park (40mins away) thanks to its walking paths, playgrounds, wild horses and ponies and traditional mountain food cooked over open fires. Plus there's tandem paragilding for adventurous types!


Getting There: Perugia airport is the closest being just 30mins away, whilst Ancona airport is only around 60 minutes drive and the airports at Pisa, Florence, Rome and Bologna are all within 2.5-3 hrs drive.

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 30%

Balance: 63 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 30%

Balance: 63 days prior to arrival

Pricing Notes

Pricing based on up to 6 guests. A 7th guest may be accommodated at a supplement of €100 (regardless of age). From 01/09/15 - all guests over 12yrs will be required to pay a 'Tasse di Soggiorno' to the local council of €1.40 per person per night. This will be added to the final bill issued at the end of the stay.

Rates

1 Sep - 31 Oct 2020 : €1500 /week22 Apr - 21 May 2021 : €1500 /week22 May - 25 Jun 2021 : €1750 /week26 Jun - 27 Aug 2021 : €2600 /week28 Aug - 27 Nov 2021 : €1500 /week1 Sep - 31 Oct 2020 : £1500 /week22 Apr - 21 May 2021 : £1500 /week22 May - 25 Jun 2021 : £1750 /week26 Jun - 27 Aug 2021 : £2600 /week28 Aug - 27 Nov 2021 : £1500 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 30%

Balance: 63 days prior to arrival

Pricing Notes

Pricing based on up to 6 guests. A 7th guest may be accommodated at a supplement of €100 (regardless of age). From 01/09/15 - all guests over 12yrs will be required to pay a 'Tasse di Soggiorno' to the local council of €1.40 per person per night. This will be added to the final bill issued at the end of the stay.

Discount Notes

Who owns this place?

Fast Facts

Sleeps up to 5 adults and children in beds and 1 additional infant under age 3 in a cot/crib.

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 - unheated) with stunning views and a heated and shaded baby/toddler splash pool.

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.

Indoor Toys

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's also a great honesty wine cellar stocked with local varieties and beers.

Outdoor Toys

The estate has a shady play area with Little Tikes zone for toddlers and gear for older kids too including swings (non-baby type), a slide, play fort, sand pit, badminton nets, basket ball hoop table tennis, play house, zip slide, hanging bars, swing ball, see-saw, mini football, volleyball, a catapillar tunnel and geodome climbing frame. There's a friendly flock of chickens permanently resident on-site

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 a set menu and 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

Gubbio has a very spacious end terrace with a pergola overlooking the picturesque views and hillside towards the olives groves. There is a gas BBQ, sun loungers and a family-size table and chairs.

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.

Friendly Animals

There's a friendly flock of chickens permanently resident on-site

2+ Cots and Highchairs

Several cots and highchairs can be provided on request.

Daily Cleaning

Housekeeping is available on request at an extra fee.

Reviews

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  • Had a wonderful 2 weeks. Everything you needed for the children. Be mindful that the swimming pool is not open all year round, but despite this had no problems entertaining the children in the play area. Lovely secluded location allowing the children to roam freely independently. The Tavernetta is well worth a visit. Would recommend.Review dated 27/04/2013

  • We had a fantastic stay at The Gubbio with our 23 month old son. The accomodation was lovely and spacious with a superb terrace and open space area for our toddler to play, we enjoyed fresh pastries and bread each morning delivered by the owner and found them both really friendly and helpful.Review dated 21/09/2012

  • An incredible place that we keep going back to Pian Di Cascina has become our families yearly refuge from the pace of modern life. It somewhere both parents and children can go to detox, reconnect with nature, make new friends and eat stunning food. We have been coming to Pain Di Cascina for the last 3 years and each year Isabel and Paul somehow manage to outdo the last. Highlights include: Location - The views are incredible from all sides and you are truly away from it all, but you have all the modern amenities you could wish for within a short drive. As well as the special hilltop towns, our personal favourites being Perugia and Gubbio (go up the funicular!). Villas - These are all well equipped and maintained and as long as you follow Paul's advice naturally air-conditioned. ...Review dated 10/08/2019
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  • 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 boo ...Review dated 13/06/2016
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  • 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. Al ...Review dated 20/09/2012
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  • 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

Had a wonderful 2 weeks. Everything you needed for the children. Be mindful that the swimming pool is not open all year round, but despite this had no problems entertaining the children in the play area. Lovely secluded location allowing the children to roam freely independently. The Tavernetta is well worth a visit. Would recommend.

We had a fantastic stay at The Gubbio with our 23 month old son. The accomodation was lovely and spacious with a superb terrace and open space area for our toddler to play, we enjoyed fresh pastries and bread each morning delivered by the owner and found them both really friendly and helpful.

An incredible place that we keep going back to

Pian Di Cascina has become our families yearly refuge from the pace of modern life. It somewhere both parents and children can go to detox, reconnect with nature, make new friends and eat stunning food. We have been coming to Pain Di Cascina for the last 3 years and each year Isabel and Paul somehow manage to outdo the last.

Highlights include:

Location - The views are incredible from all sides and you are truly away from it all, but you have all the modern amenities you could wish for within a short drive. As well as the special hilltop towns, our personal favourites being Perugia and Gubbio (go up the funicular!).

Villas - These are all well equipped and maintained and as long as you follow Paul's advice naturally air-conditioned.

Pool - This feels cold when you first get in, but then it is summer in Italy so it is always going to, once past this is it is blissful and the kids will love it (watch the Michael Mcintyre 'British People on Holiday' video on you tube - its alright one you are in.....!) . If your kids aren't strong swimmers then I would recommend a flotation jacket as there is no shallow end.

Food - What can I say, this is the best Italian food I have ever eaten and in a stunning setting. You eat this incredible food as a family and as you digest and have another glass of wine you can sit back and watch your kids having the time of their lives!

I can not recommend Pian Di Cascina enough, we have made life long Friends in Isabel, Paul and family and have the memories to go with it.

Looking forward to 2020!

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!

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.

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.

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.

Parent Rated*

5/5
  • Overall Experience
  • Child-Friendliness
  • Location
  • Hospitality / Welcome
  • Interiors

*Ratings by verified BFB guests who stayed here with young children.
Rated by 5 guests.



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