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  • The pool with heated splash pool and slide
    The pool with heated splash pool and slide
  • The Cantina terrace with sun loungers, gas BBQ and table & chairs
    The Cantina terrace with sun loungers, gas BBQ and table & chairs
  • The Cantina fully equipped kitchen w/ dishwasher & microwave
    The Cantina fully equipped kitchen w/ dishwasher & microwave
  • The bright and funky dining room in the Cantina
    The bright and funky dining room in the Cantina
  • Stylish and modern - the Cantina
    Stylish and modern - the Cantina
  • Master bedroom in the Cantina with space for a cot or single bed
    Master bedroom in the Cantina with space for a cot or single bed
  • Master bedroom - doors to the terrace
    Master bedroom - doors to the terrace
  • Cantina -
    Cantina -
  • Plenty of toys provided
    Plenty of toys provided
  • The view towards Assisi
    The view towards Assisi
  • The restaurant - try our delicious gourmet meals
    The restaurant - try our delicious gourmet meals
  • Our heated splash pool & slide
    Our heated splash pool & slide
  • The nature walks from the villa
    The nature walks from the villa
  • Play time fun on the lawn
    Play time fun on the lawn
  • Play lawn with toys & games for all ages
    Play lawn with toys & games for all ages
  • The many ride-on toys for younger ones
    The many ride-on toys for younger ones
  • A castle, playhouse, kitchen, slides, swings, play forts...
    A castle, playhouse, kitchen, slides, swings, play forts...
  • The lawn
    The lawn
  • The gardens at Villa Pian Di Cascina
    The gardens at Villa Pian Di Cascina

Cantina

Tuscany & Umbria, Italy

Per week

from 999.00 to 1400.00 EUR
The Owner / Manager

Paul & Isabel Abbott Farber

Member since Feb 2018
  • Bookings Accepted:100%
  • Avg. Response Time:48 minutes
  • Availability Updated:2 days 12 hours

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'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 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

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

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

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

20 Apr - 24 May 2019 : €999 /week25 May - 31 May 2019 : €1400 /week1 Jun - 21 Jun 2019 : €999 /week22 Jun - 30 Aug 2019 : €1400 /week31 Aug - 30 Nov 2019 : €999 /week20 Apr - 24 May 2019 : £999 /week25 May - 31 May 2019 : £1400 /week1 Jun - 21 Jun 2019 : £999 /week22 Jun - 30 Aug 2019 : £1400 /week31 Aug - 30 Nov 2019 : £999 /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

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.

Who owns this place?

Fast Facts

Sleeps 2 adults and 1 child in a single bed or cot/crib. An additional infant may be accommodated for a €100 per week fee.

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'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 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.

Friendly Animals

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

2+ Cots and Highchairs

Several cots (woooden and travel), booster seats 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 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 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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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).

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.

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!

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.

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!

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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