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  • Stunning swimming pool of Casa San Gabriel
    Stunning swimming pool of Casa San Gabriel
  • Il Fienile living area
    Il Fienile living area
  • Bedroom
    Bedroom
  • Il Fienile Bunk Bed room
    Il Fienile Bunk Bed room
  • Il Fienile
    Il Fienile
  • Dining area
    Dining area
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
  • Shower Room
    Shower Room
  • Bathroom
    Bathroom
  • Bunk Room
    Bunk Room
  • Casa San Gabriel Pizza Night
    Casa San Gabriel Pizza Night
  • Very child friendly Alpacas
    Very child friendly Alpacas
  • Casa San Gabriel Playground
    Casa San Gabriel Playground
  • Casa San Gabriel Arial View
    Casa San Gabriel Arial View
  • Fienile Terrace
    Fienile Terrace
  • Swimming Pool Terrance
    Swimming Pool Terrance
  • Casa San Gabriel Cottages
    Casa San Gabriel Cottages
  • View from the garden
    View from the garden
  • Swimming pool beds and umbrellas
    Swimming pool beds and umbrellas
  • Large swimming pool
    Large swimming pool

Casa San Gabriel - Il Fienile

Tuscany & Umbria, Italy

Per week

from 650.00 to 1495.00 EUR
The Owner / Manager

Chrissie Todd

Member since Jun 2010
  • Bookings Accepted:100%
  • Avg. Response Time:4 minutes
  • Availability Updated:13 days

BFB's Overview

Past guests rave about this pretty cluster of three stone cottages with words like "Perfect", "Heavenly", "Magical" and "Paradise" littering the guest book and, with their simple but beautiful interiors, idyllic pool and truly mesmerising scenic setting, it is pretty easy to see why. But, from a parent's perspective, it is the fabulous attention to in family friendly touches and services that make Casa San Gabriel the kind of place many find themselves returning to time and time again.

Owners Chrissie and David have two young daughters themselves which has also given them a keen insight into what it takes to enjoy a relaxing holiday with tots in tow. It shows in the handy collection of toys, books and baby gear provided (see breakdown in grey column left), the brilliant little kids play outdoor area and the ever popular weekly pizza night, when junior guests adore getting involved in making their own dinner and mum and dad get to enjoy a sociable glass of wine and some of David's home-made olive oil, which is also supplied in the handy cottage welcome packs.

When not exploring the many easily accessible nearby towns including the famously beautiful Arezzo, Assisi, Gubbio and Florence, grown-up guests generally find themselves unwinding on their private terraces, none of which are overlooked and each furnished both for lounging and dining including a BBQ, whilst little ones can be free to roam with new found friends of both the two and four-legged variety - Casa San Gabriel has its own very sweet dog and small Alpaca herd.
Accommodation Overview:
Il Fienile (The Hayloft) is the largest of three cottages at Casa San Gabriel and is split over two levels with a mezzanine double (can be twin) bedroom on set above an open-plan lounge, kitchen, diner area which leads onto a bunks room (space for a cot) and shower room (baby bath available) with WC. The clever design makes the most of the little cottage with a handy kitchenette, complete with four-ring hob, mini-oven with grill, fridge and sink all tucked into a beautiful traditional-style cupboard, with separate pull-down work surface. The large comfortable sofa can be used as an additional double, bed whilst the pretty round dining table and chairs for four inside, is handy for playing games or drawing but generally overlooked for dining in favour of the private terrace dining table, which is covered by a shady pergola and offers breathtaking views over the verdant valley beyond. The terrace also has deckchairs for lounging and a BBQ.

PLEASE NOTE: Although the picture shows the staircase at the cottage is open, the owners have created a side stair enclosure and provided a stairgate which should be used to protect curious babies/toddlers from attempting the stairs unsupervised.

Location Information

Casa San Gabriel is set down a 1.5km gravel road in a quiet rural valley just a few kilometres from the small village of Pierantonio, and a short drive from the bustling market town of Umbertide. Car hire is essential.

Owners Chrissie and David are a fabulous source of information on places to visit, things to do and places to eat, so do ask their advice, but here's some basic info:

Shopping: The village has a decent market each Tuesday whilst nearby Umbertide has one on Wednesdays. The cosmopolitan city of Perugia is just 25kms away (35min by train from the village) and has many shops, bars, bistros and cafes, as well as a well respected annual Jazz festival.

Sightseeing: The medieval centre of Assisi is within about 30mins drive and is said to be one of the best preserved in the world. Gubbio, another famously beautiful hilltop town is also with half an hour's drive and boasts many bars and restaurants amongst its cobbled streets, plus a funicular railway to the basilica on the top of Monteingino, which offers magnificent views of the town and mountains beyond. Florence is within around 90minutes drive.

Beaches: There are several sandy beaches alongside nearby Lago Trasimeno, of which the Harringtons highly recommend Sualzo beach near Passignano, which is within 30mins drive. There's also an excellent waterpark within 50minutes drive, which has four pools including a very shallow toddler/baby pool complete with little slides and fountains.

Kids Love: The Aplaca Farm about 10mins from Umbertide, the Citta della Domencia wildlife park with trains, play areas and Indian Village and the Perugina Chocolate Factory

Sports: There are several golf courses nearby that welcome visitors including the championship course at Antognolla. Watersports including canoeing are available at the Marmore national waterpark near Terni.

Eating Out: Restaurant Pomerancio in Umbertide has a nice outside seating areaand comes highly recommended. As deos La Locanda del Capitano in Montone, which is acclaimed for its beautiful setting in a small courtyard, great food and attentive service.

Getting There: Nearest airports are: Perugia (25mins drive), Ancona (90mns drive), Bologna Forli (90mins drive), Rome Ciampino (2.5hrs drive), Bologna Marconi (2.5hrs drive), Rome Fiumicino (2.5hrs drive) Pisa Galileo (2hrs drive). Try www.skyscanner.net to review the choice of available fllights.

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 30%

Balance: 42 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 30%

Balance: 42 days prior to arrival

Special Offer - Details:

Arrival: , Departure:

Price: EUR

Discount Notes

25% off stays from 24th November - 16h Feb,

Rates

31 Aug - 27 Sep 2019 : €975 /week28 Sep - 1 Nov 2019 : €750 /week2 Nov - 31 Dec 2019 : €650 /week1 Jan - 27 Mar 2020 : €650 /week28 Mar - 22 May 2020 : €750 /week23 May - 26 Jun 2020 : €975 /week27 Jun - 28 Aug 2020 : €1495 /week29 Aug - 25 Sep 2020 : €975 /week26 Sep - 30 Oct 2020 : €750 /week31 Oct - 29 Dec 2020 : €650 /week31 Aug - 27 Sep 2019 : £975 /week28 Sep - 1 Nov 2019 : £750 /week2 Nov - 31 Dec 2019 : £650 /week1 Jan - 27 Mar 2020 : £650 /week28 Mar - 22 May 2020 : £750 /week23 May - 26 Jun 2020 : £975 /week27 Jun - 28 Aug 2020 : £1495 /week29 Aug - 25 Sep 2020 : £975 /week26 Sep - 30 Oct 2020 : £750 /week31 Oct - 29 Dec 2020 : £650 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 30%

Balance: 42 days prior to arrival

Special Offer - Details:

Arrival: , Departure:

Price: EUR

Discount Notes

25% off stays from 24th November - 16h Feb,

Who owns this place?

David, Chrissie, Elisabetta, Lucia and Cuba all live at Casa San Gabriel.
David is an Australian who married English girl Chrissie and they moved to Italy in August 2003.
David teaches English in the local area and Chrissie looks after Casa San Gabriel and the girls.
Both girls Elisabetta (15) and Lucia (13) were born in Italy and go to the local schools in Pierantonio and Perugia.
Their family is completed by Cuba and Bessie, their very friendly dogs.

David, Chrissie, Eli, Luci and Cuba

What do they love about it?

We all love living at Casa San Gabriel.
We live in a beautiful valley, surrounded by nature and peace and quiet. We are lucky that we are close to the village where the girls go to school and to the shops and also to the large university city of Perugia and so we can taken advantage of being near a big city.
In the winter we love to walk around the valley and work in the garden, the highlights are the vintage, where we pick our grapes and make our own wine ( the girls love pressing the grapes with their feet) and picking the olives and taking them to the mill to make our own olive oil. Our favourite lunch is pasta with our own olive oil.
In the summer we love swimming in the pool and visiting the beach at Lake Trasimeno. We love our weekly pizza nights and the girls love making new friends with the guests children.

What do the kids love about it?

No 1 is Cuba. She is the most gorgeous dog and all the children who come to stay really love her and normally want to take her home with them.
The playground is a huge hit, there is a little house that we have painted, swings, a slide and even a little car.
Our girls always enjoy having children to stay and love making new friends and they always give guests lots of toys to play with.
Our pizza night is great fun and the children love to make their own pizzas and then share them around.
Finally the swimming pool!!

Fast Facts

sleeps 4-6+infant in 1x mezzanine double/twin bedroom & 1xbedroom with bunks + lounge sofabed. 1xbathroom with shower & bath

Airport under 2 hours drive

Nearest airports are: Perugia (25mins drive), Ancona (90mns drive), Bologna Forli (90mins drive)

Airport under 3 hours drive

Rome Ciampino (2.5hrs drive), Bologna Marconi (2.5hrs drive), Rome Fiumicino (2.5hrs drive) Pisa Galileo (2hrs drive).

Coast Within 30 minutes driving distance

There is a selection beaches and a lake for watersports within a 20 minute drive.

Any Pool

There is a beautiful fenced swimming pool area.

Babysitting

Babysitting and daycare can be provided.

Nursery Gear (additional)

There is plenty of baby gear available including cots, highchairs, baby baths, baby bouncer, fixed stairgate in Fienile , bed guards, socket covers plus plastic crokery and cutlery.

Indoor Toys

For indoor use there is a wide variety of toys, books and DVDS. Plus the adults will appreciate the free Wifi in each cottage.

Meal Delivery / Room Service

A pre arrival shopping service can be provided at a cost of 20 Euros per shop. There are weekly pizza nights at the property and once a week the owners offer to cook for the guests.

Outdoor Toys

Outsite there is a playgroung with play house, slide, swing set, sand pit etc.

Stairgates / no stairs

Stairgates are fixed in this property.

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

The house has its own private terrace and garden to enjoy, with dining furniture and a handy big oak tree to give welcome shade in the summer

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

There is free WiFi.

Friendly Animals

There are friendly Alpacas onsite.

2+ Cots and Highchairs

Depending on the occupation of the other houses on site upto 3 cots and 2 highchairs are available.

Reviews

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  • A wonderful week spent at Il Fienile with our 8 month old. I can't rate Chrissie & David's customer care highly enough - they are fabulous hosts. Beautiful location and an easy drive from Florence airport.Review dated 07/10/2011

  • "The pictures do not do the place justice. We have recently enjoyed a wonderful 10 days at Casa san Gabriele. Chrissie, David and family made us feel very welcome. Our 18-month old daughter loved the play area, alpacas and dogs! We couldn't recommend this more with its breathtaking scenery, lovely hosts and as a perfect base from which to explore the area."Review dated 17/07/2014

A wonderful week spent at Il Fienile with our 8 month old. I can't rate Chrissie & David's customer care highly enough - they are fabulous hosts. Beautiful location and an easy drive from Florence airport.

"The pictures do not do the place justice. We have recently enjoyed a wonderful 10 days at Casa san Gabriele. Chrissie, David and family made us feel very welcome. Our 18-month old daughter loved the play area, alpacas and dogs! We couldn't recommend this more with its breathtaking scenery, lovely hosts and as a perfect base from which to explore the area."


Parent Rated*

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*Ratings by verified BFB guests who stayed here with young children.
Rated by 1 guests.



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