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  • The large bedroom with space for a cot and en-suite bathroom
    The large bedroom with space for a cot and en-suite bathroom
  • The pool with a slide and heated splash pool
    The pool with a slide and heated splash pool
  • The Pinolo terrace with loungers, table and chairs, shade & a gas BBQ
    The Pinolo terrace with loungers, table and chairs, shade & a gas BBQ
  • The fully fitted kitchen with toaster, microwave, oven, gas hob, coffee machine & dishwasher
    The fully fitted kitchen with toaster, microwave, oven, gas hob, coffee machine & dishwasher
  • The lounge with flat screen TV, media player and wifi
    The lounge with flat screen TV, media player and wifi
  • The lounge with views to the terrace
    The lounge with views to the terrace
  • The en-suite wet room with walk-in rain shower
    The en-suite wet room with walk-in rain shower
  • Our amazing pool with a heated splash pool for tots and a slide!
    Our amazing pool with a heated splash pool for tots and a slide!
  • Play lawn - plenty to do
    Play lawn - plenty to do
  • Sunrise at the villa
    Sunrise at the villa
  • Toys for all ages
    Toys for all ages
  • Gubbio - our local town -
    Gubbio - our local town -
  • Just some of the cars on our race track
    Just some of the cars on our race track
  • Many slides and swings & toys for tots
    Many slides and swings & toys for tots
  • Dinner at La Tavernetta - a gourmet feast!
    Dinner at La Tavernetta - a gourmet feast!
  • Views from the villa
    Views from the villa
  • The grounds at Villa Pian Di Cascina
    The grounds at Villa Pian Di Cascina
  • Our lazy hammock
    Our lazy hammock
  • Nature walks for an ice cream- from the villa
    Nature walks for an ice cream- from the villa
  • The heated splash pool
    The heated splash pool
  • Just one of the spectacular sunsets at Villa Pian Di Cascina...
    Just one of the spectacular sunsets at Villa Pian Di Cascina...

Pinolo

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:2 hours
  • Availability Updated:2 days 3 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 - Il Pinolo
Il Pinolo is a new (2015) contemporary, 1-bedroom, apartment converted from the estate's former barn and specifically designed with comfortable family living in mind. Patio doors in the stylish open-plan living area open out onto a private terrace with spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and olive groves - perfect for to relaxing and unwinding daytime or evening. With such a privileged setting, it is little wonder the owners have taken great care of the conversion, using the latest eco technology - superior insulation, solar heating and reflective, energy efficient glass - and handiwork by local artisans. The style is quirky and modern, yet practical - perfect for a family!

The open plan living space has a comfortable sofa, a large play rug and a choice of bean bags for the children. There's a flatscreen TV with built in media player (with a range of films and children’s programmes) and a dining table and chairs for four plus a highchair for tots. The modern designer kitchen has a dishwasher, micro/combo oven, large fridge freezer, coffee machine and toaster.

The bedroom has a king sized bed, plenty of built in wardrobe space and space for a cot, plus an en-suite bathroom with walk-in rain shower (baby bath on request).


The added bonus to this superb property is the outside space - the private terrace overlooks the Apennine mountains to the south and the 400 year old stone farmhouse, there is shaded patio with a gas kettle BBQ, a table and chairs and comfortable loungers.

Location Information


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

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

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

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


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

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 30%

Balance: 63 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 30%

Balance: 63 days prior to arrival

Pricing Notes

Pricing based on up to 4 guests. A 5th guest may be accommodated at a supplement of €100 (regardless of age). From 01/09/15 - all guests over 12yrs will be required to pay a 'Tasse di Soggiorno' to the local council of €1.40 per person per night. This will be added to the final bill issued at the end of the stay.

Rates

31 Aug - 30 Nov 2019 : €999 /week24 Apr - 26 Jun 2020 : €999 /week27 Jun - 28 Aug 2020 : €1400 /week29 Aug - 31 Oct 2020 : €999 /week31 Aug - 30 Nov 2019 : £999 /week24 Apr - 26 Jun 2020 : £999 /week27 Jun - 28 Aug 2020 : £1400 /week29 Aug - 31 Oct 2020 : £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

Pricing based on up to 4 guests. A 5th guest may be accommodated at a supplement of €100 (regardless of age). From 01/09/15 - all guests over 12yrs will be required to pay a 'Tasse di Soggiorno' to the local council of €1.40 per person per night. This will be added to the final bill issued at the end of the stay.

Discount Notes

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Fast Facts

An additional infant in a cot/crib may be accommodated for a €100 per week fee. (If you exceed the total capacity with is 2 adults & 1 child or infant)

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. Plus, an honesty wine cellar offering 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

The apartment has two terraces 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 at an extra charge

Reviews

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  • Absolutely fabulous choice for our family holiday. Perfect with our toddler, she was very happy and so were we!Review dated 19/06/2019

  • We've just returned from an amazing first family holiday with our 5 month old daughter, made easy by this amazing villa and the outstanding service offered by Paul and Isabel. From before we went they were on hand to answer questions and help understand what we might need, from age appropriate toys to nappies and formula provision. The accommodation is outstanding with everything you need and high quality, and of course surrounded by stunning scenery. They also open their restaurant twice a week which makes a great, easy change to self catering and the food is outstanding, cooked largely from their own home grown produce. It's also the ideal size, 10 villas I think, which means it's still quiet but not lonely and we met many lovely like minded young families. The location is great too as there's lots to do within a 40 minute drive for day trips. The only drawback was we only went for a week! Have recommended it already and would love to ...Review dated 03/07/2016

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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 book. ...Review dated 13/06/2016
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Absolutely fabulous choice for our family holiday. Perfect with our toddler, she was very happy and so were we!

We've just returned from an amazing first family holiday with our 5 month old daughter, made easy by this amazing villa and the outstanding service offered by Paul and Isabel. From before we went they were on hand to answer questions and help understand what we might need, from age appropriate toys to nappies and formula provision. The accommodation is outstanding with everything you need and high quality, and of course surrounded by stunning scenery. They also open their restaurant twice a week which makes a great, easy change to self catering and the food is outstanding, cooked largely from their own home grown produce. It's also the ideal size, 10 villas I think, which means it's still quiet but not lonely and we met many lovely like minded young families. The location is great too as there's lots to do within a 40 minute drive for day trips. The only drawback was we only went for a week! Have recommended it already and would love to go back.

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!

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 4 guests.



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