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  • WE ARE A MULTI AWARD WINNING FAMILY RETREAT
    WE ARE A MULTI AWARD WINNING FAMILY RETREAT
  • ARIEL VIEW OF THE ESTATE AND FARM
    ARIEL VIEW OF THE ESTATE AND FARM
  • LA TAVERNETTA - ONSITE RESTAURANT
    LA TAVERNETTA - ONSITE RESTAURANT
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    AWARD WINNING FAMILY HOLIDAYS
  • POOL WITH SLIDE & FLOATING BEAN BAGS
    POOL WITH SLIDE & FLOATING BEAN BAGS
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    THE HEATED KIDS POOL
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    THE VILLETTA PRIVATE TERRACE
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    THE VILLETTA TERRACE WITH A VIEW
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    LIGHT BRIGHT & FUNKY DINING ROOM
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    THE VILLETTA DINING ROOM LEADS TO YOUR PRIVATE TERRACE
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    FULLY EQUIPPED KITCHEN WITH LAVAZZA COFFEE MACHINE & DISHWSHER
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    COMFORTABLE LOUNGE WITH STYLISH DESIGN
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    THE MAGNIFICENT POOL & VIEW
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    PLENTY OF SPACE & LOG BURNER
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    MASTER BEDROOM - ROOM FOR A COT
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    MODERN, STYLISH DESIGN - IDEAL FOR A FAMILY
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    KIDS BEDROOM - COMFORTABLE & CUTE AND COMES WITH CUDDLY TOYS
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    UNDER 5'S RIDE ON ZONE
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    EXTENSIVE PLAY LAWN WITH GAMES FOR ALL AGES
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    BASKET BALL & CLIMBING

Villetta

Tuscany & Umbria, Italy

Per week

from 1450.00 to 2395.00 EUR
The Owner / Manager

Paul & Isabel Abbott Farber

Member since Feb 2018
  • Bookings Accepted:66.67%
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BFB's Overview.

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 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


Villetta is a spacious 2 -bedroom apartment set within the original farmhouse. It's large open-plan kitchen, dining area is well equipped with a dining table for 6 and full sized kitchen with dishwasher, gas hob, microwave, coffee machine and large fridge/freezer. A doorway leads to a bright lounge area furnished with a cosy wood burner, handy TV and DVD and comfortable sofas. There are two bedrooms, one with a king size double and one with a set of twin beds. The rooms each have an en-suite shower room.
The kitchen/diner leads out onto a lovely shaded terrace with pergola surrounded by fragrant flowers and herbs with dining furniture and BBQ overlooking the lawns with stunning views of the hillside towards the southern Apennine.


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, Siena, 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 4 guests. A 5th, 6th or 7th guest may be accommodated at a supplement of €100 per additional guest, per week (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 : €1450 /week23 Apr - 21 May 2021 : €1450 /week22 May - 25 Jun 2021 : €1600 /week26 Jun - 27 Aug 2021 : €2395 /week28 Aug - 27 Nov 2021 : €1450 /week1 Sep - 31 Oct 2020 : £1450 /week23 Apr - 21 May 2021 : £1450 /week22 May - 25 Jun 2021 : £1600 /week26 Jun - 27 Aug 2021 : £2395 /week28 Aug - 27 Nov 2021 : £1450 /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 4 guests. A 5th, 6th or 7th guest may be accommodated at a supplement of €100 per additional guest, per week (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.

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Fast Facts

An additional infant in a cot/crib may also be accommodated for an additional charge of €100 per week (If you exceed the occupancy which is 4)

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.The owners also offer an option, pre-arrival, at cost price baby supplies shopping service to include nappies, formula, jars, wipes etc.

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.

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 cocktails and a set menu for adults, 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

Villetta has a lovely shaded terrace with a pergola overlooks the lawn and picturesque views of the hillside towards the southern Apennine. There is a gas BBQ, and a 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 (wooden and travel), boosters and highchairs can be provided on request.

Reviews

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  • We visited with a 2 & 6 year old over October half term. Umbria is beautiful at this time of year. The leaves were changing, weather was just right and no crowds whatsoever. The accommodation lived up to our expectations on every front. Could not fault a thing. I would definitely recommend eating at the onsite 'taverna' the first night. The food was out of this world. I was particularly impressed with their ability to cater for several food allergies in our group. The children loved the well stocked play area and the endless walks in the local area. Review dated 29/10/2017

  • A fantastic place with such friendly hosts and fantastic food. We couldn't recommend it enough.Review dated 22/08/2016

  • Isabel's food at the on-site taverna was on a par if not better than the great local restauants. Very friendly and always on hand to advise and help.Review dated 14/05/2013

  • Excellent, baby and toddler friendly location. Paul and Isabel (the owners) cannot do enough for you. Would definitely recommend.Review dated 23/09/2012

  • This was our first holiday with both boys (1 & 4) and we had everything we needed at our fingertips, toys, babyproof plates, stairgates, high chair, DVD for the eldest! The food was yummy, the location was beautiful, the owners were friendly and knowledgeable. We would definitely recommend this holiday to other families.....but we wont because then we might not be able to get another booking ; )Review dated 20/09/2012

  • An amazing holiday at this property, everything you could need for babies and toddlers without it feeling like a 'kids club'. Definitely recommended!Review dated 07/08/2012

  • It has been many years since my family stayed at the Pian Di Cascina and used it as a 'base' for exploring Umbria and Tuscany. I need to apologize for not having written this earlier - the stay at this lovely place has been the best family vacation we have ever had. It has stayed with all of us and made us love Italy, its people, its food and its culture. We remember it well for its modesty, relaxed, informal character and its caring proprietors. I give it the highest recommendation possible for an Italian family adventure. Larry - Canada.Review dated 15/09/2020

  • Umbria is a pleasant green Italian region, in the middle of everything and nice and quiet. Especially in these Covid-19 times, tourism is hard to find. At the well-known hotspots in the area it is 95% Italian and usually "close by". 1x see Dutch people cycling in 6 days. No Germans seen, No English. It's a special summer. Lots of masks and disinfection everywhere. Much more than Belgium and the Netherlands. This place excelled at it even more. The English owners Paul and Isabel excelled even more. In everything, including in detailed preparation of the too strict measures imposed on them by the Umbria region. They are righteous and straightforward. Relative and hospitable. So we got top nature with unforgettable views. Barking deer, fireflies, hares and eagles. Fresh fruit and vegetables wonderfully cooked by Isabel and Paul. Apartments well prepared and you can ask them almost anything because it is there. These apartment ...Review dated 20/06/2020
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  • Wonderful from start to finish. We spent a week in September with our 2 children (18mnths & 3yrs) and I can't recommend this place enough. Holidays with children certainly aren't what they used to be! But we're reluctant to change the style of our holidays just because we now have tiny people in tow and that's one of the main reasons that Pian Di Cascina was so appealing. It still felt like an adult holiday, but the tiny people had a fabulous time too. We chose Villetta, a 2 bed traditional style farmhouse. The rooms were huge, it's all on one level, the patio gets both the sun and the shade. The views of the pool and surrounding areas from the bedroom and lounge area are also incredible! The house had a ton of toys for our children, and lots of Disney films on the TV (all in english), we BBQ'd most nights and took advantage of the restaurant on the nights it was open. Both meals were delicious, and it was a ...Review dated 07/09/2019
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  • Wonderful setting high up in the Umbrian hills. Just returned from a wonderful week’s stay at Isobel and Paul’s farm. Breathtaking views, decent accommodation and plenty of space for our two boys, 9 and 6yrs, to run around. Make sure you book the dinners, available on Sundays and Thursdays, the food is delicious. Bread, wine, fruit and veg are all available to order daily through Paul, if you don’t feel like venturing to the local supermarket. Pool is great for the kids and adults to meet up and socialise. We met some wonderful families which made the stay even more enjoyable. If you don’t feel like cooking, then be prepared to drive out for dinner, although once again home made, pre cooked pastas are available. And remember, you are in the ‘wild’, so don’t be surprised by the little lizards, beetles, and larger animals that you may come across. Wi-fi is patchy to say the least, but if it is nee ...Review dated 27/07/2019
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  • Beautiful, child-friendly italien retreat. My husband, 2 children (7 years and 4 years), and I spent a wonderful week in the Villetta Villa. We easily took a flight from Gatwick to Ancona Airport (about 2 hours), then a 1 hr 20 mins drive. We arrived at 5 pm to the most beautiful scenery at the villa in the mountains and we were greeted by Paul, he showed us around and then checked on us later on, as he did twice a day. We were able to easily contact him with any concerns. We had a delicious lasagne, bread, and prosecco ready for us - which was perfect. The Villetta villa is well placed to see the play park, which is fabulous, amazing zip wire. My children loved the ability to run over with independance and they met some lovely friends (as did we), which really added to our holiday. It felt very safe. The villa also had many toys which were great for one more rainy afternoon. Very spacious and extremely clean and everything needed for ...Review dated 06/07/2019
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  • We were in the Villetta apartment. It was spacious and comfortable. There were loads of toys for our grandson to play with. The beds were clean and comfortable. The bathrooms were roomy and clean. We had a lovely meal in the restaurant. The hosts were really friendly and helpful. It was quite a way from anything but perfect if you wanted a quiet family friendly break. Review dated 06/09/2017

  • We stayed at the charming Viletta apartment for 2 weeks with our 2 boys (5 months and almost 3 years) and had a great time. The apartment was spacious and there are lots of toys and other child-related amenities, a shallow and warm pool for children, and a large playground, all of which our children enjoyed immensely. But it is not just a great place for children - for the parents as well. We enjoyed delicious meals at the on-site restaurant. Really top quality food and wine. With both boys in bed, those evenings felt like date nights for us. Pian di Cascina's location is beautiful in the middle of the Umbrian hills. The owners are lovely and very helpful and knowledgeable about the surrounding area. We highly recommend Pian de Cascina for families with young children. Review dated 27/07/2017

  • 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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  • 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 ...Review dated 20/09/2012
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We visited with a 2 & 6 year old over October half term. Umbria is beautiful at this time of year. The leaves were changing, weather was just right and no crowds whatsoever. The accommodation lived up to our expectations on every front. Could not fault a thing. I would definitely recommend eating at the onsite 'taverna' the first night. The food was out of this world. I was particularly impressed with their ability to cater for several food allergies in our group. The children loved the well stocked play area and the endless walks in the local area.

A fantastic place with such friendly hosts and fantastic food. We couldn't recommend it enough.

Isabel's food at the on-site taverna was on a par if not better than the great local restauants. Very friendly and always on hand to advise and help.

Excellent, baby and toddler friendly location. Paul and Isabel (the owners) cannot do enough for you. Would definitely recommend.

This was our first holiday with both boys (1 & 4) and we had everything we needed at our fingertips, toys, babyproof plates, stairgates, high chair, DVD for the eldest! The food was yummy, the location was beautiful, the owners were friendly and knowledgeable. We would definitely recommend this holiday to other families.....but we wont because then we might not be able to get another booking ; )

An amazing holiday at this property, everything you could need for babies and toddlers without it feeling like a 'kids club'. Definitely recommended!

It has been many years since my family stayed at the Pian Di Cascina and used it as a 'base' for exploring Umbria and Tuscany. I need to apologize for not having written this earlier - the stay at this lovely place has been the best family vacation we have ever had. It has stayed with all of us and made us love Italy, its people, its food and its culture. We remember it well for its modesty, relaxed, informal character and its caring proprietors. I give it the highest recommendation possible for an Italian family adventure. Larry - Canada.

Umbria is a pleasant green Italian region, in the middle of everything and nice and quiet. Especially in these Covid-19 times, tourism is hard to find. At the well-known hotspots in the area it is 95% Italian and usually "close by". 1x see Dutch people cycling in 6 days. No Germans seen, No English. It's a special summer. Lots of masks and disinfection everywhere. Much more than Belgium and the Netherlands. This place excelled at it even more. The English owners Paul and Isabel excelled even more. In everything, including in detailed preparation of the too strict measures imposed on them by the Umbria region. They are righteous and straightforward. Relative and hospitable. So we got top nature with unforgettable views. Barking deer, fireflies, hares and eagles. Fresh fruit and vegetables wonderfully cooked by Isabel and Paul. Apartments well prepared and you can ask them almost anything because it is there. These apartments were mainly visited by Anglo-Saxon people. Also because of top ratings in their magazines. Unfortunately, the rest of Europe barely knows their merits. Come see all! What they put on their website: it is true

Wonderful from start to finish. We spent a week in September with our 2 children (18mnths & 3yrs) and I can't recommend this place enough.
Holidays with children certainly aren't what they used to be! But we're reluctant to change the style of our holidays just because we now have tiny people in tow and that's one of the main reasons that Pian Di Cascina was so appealing. It still felt like an adult holiday, but the tiny people had a fabulous time too.
We chose Villetta, a 2 bed traditional style farmhouse. The rooms were huge, it's all on one level, the patio gets both the sun and the shade. The views of the pool and surrounding areas from the bedroom and lounge area are also incredible!
The house had a ton of toys for our children, and lots of Disney films on the TV (all in english), we BBQ'd most nights and took advantage of the restaurant on the nights it was open. Both meals were delicious, and it was a rare treat to have a couple of 'adult' meals knowing the children were tucked up in bed safe and sound.
The play park is great, the pictures on the website don't do it justice, and whilst our children were a little young to go unaided, I can imagine older children have a blast playing in totally safe surroundings in the middle of the gorgeous Umbrian country side.

Wonderful setting high up in the Umbrian hills. Just returned from a wonderful week’s stay at Isobel and Paul’s farm. Breathtaking views, decent accommodation and plenty of space for our two boys, 9 and 6yrs, to run around.
Make sure you book the dinners, available on Sundays and Thursdays, the food is delicious. Bread, wine, fruit and veg are all available to order daily through Paul, if you don’t feel like venturing to the local supermarket.
Pool is great for the kids and adults to meet up and socialise. We met some wonderful families which made the stay even more enjoyable.
If you don’t feel like cooking, then be prepared to drive out for dinner, although once again home made, pre cooked pastas are available.
And remember, you are in the ‘wild’, so don’t be surprised by the little lizards, beetles, and larger animals that you may come across.
Wi-fi is patchy to say the least, but if it is needed for work etc you can request it to be cranked up.
The only criticism we had was the fact that mosquito netting was only over the bedroom windows. It would have been good to have it over the others also, to get the cool evening airflow without the arrival of the mozzies.
In summary, if you are looking for a simple family break with young children, within beautiful countryside, then we would thoroughly recommend this holiday retreat.

Beautiful, child-friendly italien retreat. My husband, 2 children (7 years and 4 years), and I spent a wonderful week in the Villetta Villa. We easily took a flight from Gatwick to Ancona Airport (about 2 hours), then a 1 hr 20 mins drive.
We arrived at 5 pm to the most beautiful scenery at the villa in the mountains and we were greeted by Paul, he showed us around and then checked on us later on, as he did twice a day. We were able to easily contact him with any concerns. We had a delicious lasagne, bread, and prosecco ready for us - which was perfect.

The Villetta villa is well placed to see the play park, which is fabulous, amazing zip wire. My children loved the ability to run over with independance and they met some lovely friends (as did we), which really added to our holiday. It felt very safe. The villa also had many toys which were great for one more rainy afternoon. Very spacious and extremely clean and everything needed for self-catering.

The nights at La tavernetta were wonferful. Isabel cooked the most amazing food, and both Paul / Isabel were fabulous hosts - they clearly love meeting new people and are very proud of this wonderful place they have. There is a fab climbing frame beside where you eat which is great for kids, really special evenings.

What I really loved in this place was it felt closer to nature in this crazy busy consumer world we have with little regard for the earth. The children were running around a beautiful playfield with friends. It was away from big commercial hotels, and I felt more mindful there of everything we did. It was also environmentally friendly.

Wifi did work for emails, photos, etc, however this was a time for us to put away our phones / work emails.

It was a time to kick back, relax, eat good food and drink prosecco with new friends, in a beautiful, clean place with all the wildlife, fresh air in the morning to glorious sunshine to an occasional thunderstorm. A holiday I will remember in particular for my children in years to come.

There are also plenty of places to visit. We took a trip every day for a couple of hours and enjoyed this aspect to explore. The website gives an accurate description of eveything and there is a brilliant book in your villa.

Thank you Paul and Isabel - We will be back

We were in the Villetta apartment. It was spacious and comfortable. There were loads of toys for our grandson to play with. The beds were clean and comfortable. The bathrooms were roomy and clean. We had a lovely meal in the restaurant. The hosts were really friendly and helpful. It was quite a way from anything but perfect if you wanted a quiet family friendly break.

We stayed at the charming Viletta apartment for 2 weeks with our 2 boys (5 months and almost 3 years) and had a great time. The apartment was spacious and there are lots of toys and other child-related amenities, a shallow and warm pool for children, and a large playground, all of which our children enjoyed immensely.

But it is not just a great place for children - for the parents as well. We enjoyed delicious meals at the on-site restaurant. Really top quality food and wine. With both boys in bed, those evenings felt like date nights for us. Pian di Cascina's location is beautiful in the middle of the Umbrian hills.

The owners are lovely and very helpful and knowledgeable about the surrounding area.

We highly recommend Pian de Cascina for families with young children.

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.

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.

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 10 guests.



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