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  • The Spello terrace with shade, table & chairs and a gas BBQ
    The Spello terrace with shade, table & chairs and a gas BBQ
  • We are surrounded by nature walks
    We are surrounded by nature walks
  • The pool with a view
    The pool with a view
  • Slides, swings, a castle, a caterpillar, a house - something for all ages
    Slides, swings, a castle, a caterpillar, a house - something for all ages
  • The Spello lounge with flat screen TV, media player and wifi
    The Spello lounge with flat screen TV, media player and wifi
  • The Spello kitchen with microwave, oven, gas hob, coffee maker and fridge freezer -
    The Spello kitchen with microwave, oven, gas hob, coffee maker and fridge freezer -
  • Dine inside or out -
    Dine inside or out -
  • The Spello bedroom -  with space for a little one in a cot
    The Spello bedroom - with space for a little one in a cot
  • Spello details...
    Spello details...
  • The pool with heated splash pool and slide
    The pool with heated splash pool and slide
  • Many, many toys for little ones to enjoy
    Many, many toys for little ones to enjoy
  • Relax in our gardens
    Relax in our gardens
  • Relax and unwind at the pool
    Relax and unwind at the pool
  • Our restaurant, La Tavernetta serves delicious home cooked food from our gardens
    Our restaurant, La Tavernetta serves delicious home cooked food from our gardens
  • Play days...
    Play days...
  • The pool with a view
    The pool with a view
  • The heated splash pool
    The heated splash pool
  • Our pool with a view -
    Our pool with a view -
  • Sunset from the villa
    Sunset from the villa

Spello

Tuscany & Umbria, Italy

Per week

from 750.00 to 999.00 EUR
The Owner / Manager

Paul & Isabel Abbott Farber

Member since Feb 2018
  • Bookings Accepted:100%
  • Avg. Response Time:48 minutes
  • Availability Updated:26 days 19 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 - Spello


Spello is a one bed cottage, perfect for two plus an infant comprises of an open plan kitchen, lounge and dining area, one double bedroom with king size bed and an en-suite with shower. The kitchen is well equipped with (dishwasher, gas hob, oven and large fridge/freezer), the area lounge area has a handy TV,DVD and comfortable sofas plus a dining table with seating for 4.
The private shady terrace offers lovely country views with an exterior dining area with umbrella and gas BBQ.


Please Note: Pricing based on 2 adults + 1 baby/toddler. A €100 discount will apply for single parents sharing with one child

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

24 May - 29 Aug 2019 : €999 /week30 Aug - 29 Nov 2019 : €750 /week24 Apr - 25 Jun 2020 : €750 /week26 Jun - 28 Aug 2020 : €999 /week29 Aug - 31 Oct 2020 : €750 /week24 May - 29 Aug 2019 : £999 /week30 Aug - 29 Nov 2019 : £750 /week24 Apr - 25 Jun 2020 : £750 /week26 Jun - 28 Aug 2020 : £999 /week29 Aug - 31 Oct 2020 : £750 /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.

Discount Notes

Who owns this place?

Fast Facts

Sleeps 2 adults and 1 infant in a cot/crib or 1 adult and 1 child sharing the king sized bed - there is no possibility of exceeding the maximum occupancy of 3.

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 & 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

Shady and tree-lined overlooking the rolling hills and Umbrian countryside. There is a gas BBQ, an umbrella, 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.

2+ Cots and Highchairs

Several cots (wooden and travel), boosters and highchairs can be provided on request.

Daily Cleaning

Housekeeping is available on request at an extra fee

Reviews

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  • We loved our stay and had the most fantastic time - such a fab place to come as with a young family as it has literally EVERYTHING you could ever need for a baby/toddler on holiday. The best toy box, all the kit for bath and bedtime and even bowls and spoons for dinner etc. We would highly recommend trying the home cooked meals while you stay - we treated ourselves to two meals, served on our beautiful terrace, and felt like we had actually had two fancy meals out at our own private restaurant (complete with lots of food actually grown on site!). We are both vegetarian and thought the menus were both delicious. It's all in the details and this place and their lovely owners have those details down to a tea - everything is well thought out and prepared for. A holiday we certainly won't forget!Review dated 28/11/2018

  • Probably the best place I have ever stayed with my 3 yr old daughter. Everything you could possibly need was covered - and the food was outstanding. I cannot wait to return.Review dated 31/05/2016

  • We LOVED our time at Villa Pian di Cascina and would highly recommend it to anyone. We loved it so much that we are planning our return trip already! We travelled with our 13 month old daughter and, from the minute we made the booking, Paul and Isabel did everything within their power to make our holiday as stress-free and enjoyable as possible. Paul and Isabel were fabulous hosts and made us feel like true guests rather than just more paying customers. We stayed in The Spello which was a lovely, clean and well equipped apartment furnished with adults in mind but equipped with children in mind - the perfect combination. Everything that we required for our daughter was there from a cot, grobag and highchair to age appropriate toys and - following an email exchange that we had before arriving - even a baby rucksack so that we could go off walking in the area. Paul and Isabel had shopped for the nappies and baby wipes that we needed too ...Review dated 16/06/2015

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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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  • 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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  • 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

We loved our stay and had the most fantastic time - such a fab place to come as with a young family as it has literally EVERYTHING you could ever need for a baby/toddler on holiday. The best toy box, all the kit for bath and bedtime and even bowls and spoons for dinner etc. We would highly recommend trying the home cooked meals while you stay - we treated ourselves to two meals, served on our beautiful terrace, and felt like we had actually had two fancy meals out at our own private restaurant (complete with lots of food actually grown on site!). We are both vegetarian and thought the menus were both delicious. It's all in the details and this place and their lovely owners have those details down to a tea - everything is well thought out and prepared for. A holiday we certainly won't forget!

Probably the best place I have ever stayed with my 3 yr old daughter. Everything you could possibly need was covered - and the food was outstanding. I cannot wait to return.

We LOVED our time at Villa Pian di Cascina and would highly recommend it to anyone. We loved it so much that we are planning our return trip already! We travelled with our 13 month old daughter and, from the minute we made the booking, Paul and Isabel did everything within their power to make our holiday as stress-free and enjoyable as possible. Paul and Isabel were fabulous hosts and made us feel like true guests rather than just more paying customers. We stayed in The Spello which was a lovely, clean and well equipped apartment furnished with adults in mind but equipped with children in mind - the perfect combination. Everything that we required for our daughter was there from a cot, grobag and highchair to age appropriate toys and - following an email exchange that we had before arriving - even a baby rucksack so that we could go off walking in the area. Paul and Isabel had shopped for the nappies and baby wipes that we needed too so literally all we took for our daughter was a buggy, clothes, a couple of bottles and whatever we needed on the plane! We took Paul and Isabel up on their offer of arranging some food and drink supplies for when we arrived; these basics kept us going for our first day or so which was ideal. We would highly recommend Isabelu2019s homemade lasagne for the first night (goes very well with the red wine that the can get in for you) and their home-grown homemade raspberry jam is delicious. And talking about food, we thoroughly enjoyed the excellent food at the onsite restaurant two nights which allowed us to have a couple of u2018date nightsu2019 within earshot of the baby monitor! The lovely safe pool area has breath-taking views and comes with a warm child's paddling pool complete with toys. There is also a superb play field full of outdoor toys for all ages and plenty of deckchairs for parents to relax with a coffee or cold beer! Paul and Isabel have written a brilliant guidebook to the area which covered everything from directions to various towns, where to park, where to eat etc. I had seen this mentioned in other peopleu2019s reviews but didnu2019t understand what the fuss was about but really, it was brilliant and allowed us to have some lovely stress-free days out exploring the area. And thatu2019s not even mentioning the area which is rich in beauty, history and culture. Lots of wonderful towns to explore and plenty of tasty local ice-cream, food and wine to try. Heaven!

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!

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.

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 3 guests.



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