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  • The Villetta terrace with loungers, table & chairs and gas BBQ
    The Villetta terrace with loungers, table & chairs and gas BBQ
  • Walks from the villa
    Walks from the villa
  • The pool with a view
    The pool with a view
  • The pool with heated kiddy pool
    The pool with heated kiddy pool
  • The stunning pool with slide and heated splash pool
    The stunning pool with slide and heated splash pool
  • The play lawn & house
    The play lawn & house
  • Plenty of ride- on toys
    Plenty of ride- on toys
  • Relax and let the children play...
    Relax and let the children play...
  • Slides, swings, a castle, a caterpillar, a play house, plenty for all ages
    Slides, swings, a castle, a caterpillar, a play house, plenty for all ages
  • The Villetta terrace with a view
    The Villetta terrace with a view
  • Villetta dining room - light, bright & funky
    Villetta dining room - light, bright & funky
  • The Villetta - dining room leads to the private terrace
    The Villetta - dining room leads to the private terrace
  • Villetta - 17th century villa, quirky 70's decor
    Villetta - 17th century villa, quirky 70's decor
  • The Villetta kitchen - fully equipped with dishwasher & coffee machine
    The Villetta kitchen - fully equipped with dishwasher & coffee machine
  • Villetta dining - inside or out - plenty of space
    Villetta dining - inside or out - plenty of space
  • Plenty of toys
    Plenty of toys
  • More toys in the Villetta
    More toys in the Villetta
  • Villetta lounge - comfortable with stylish design
    Villetta lounge - comfortable with stylish design
  • Villetta lounger - Plenty of space & log burner
    Villetta lounger - Plenty of space & log burner
  • Villetta lounge - great for a family - comfortable and stylish
    Villetta lounge - great for a family - comfortable and stylish
  • Villetta lounge - light and bright with stunning views
    Villetta lounge - light and bright with stunning views
  • The master bedroom - with room for a cot
    The master bedroom - with room for a cot
  • The Villetta - modern styling & comfortable for a family
    The Villetta - modern styling & comfortable for a family
  • The kids bedroom - comfortable & cute & comes with cuddly toys
    The kids bedroom - comfortable & cute & comes with cuddly toys
  • Enjoy a delicious meal in our restaurant - freshly cooked food from our gardens
    Enjoy a delicious meal in our restaurant - freshly cooked food from our gardens

Villetta

Tuscany & Umbria, Italy

Per week

from 1450.00 to 2195.00 EUR
The Owner / Manager

Paul & Isabel Abbott Farber

Member since Feb 2018
  • Bookings Accepted:100%
  • Avg. Response Time:2 hours
  • Availability Updated:6 hours 52 minutes

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 - Villetta


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, 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, 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

31 Aug - 30 Nov 2019 : €1450 /week24 Apr - 22 May 2020 : €1450 /week23 May - 26 Jun 2020 : €1600 /week27 Jun - 28 Aug 2020 : €2195 /week29 Aug - 31 Oct 2020 : €1450 /week31 Aug - 30 Nov 2019 : £1450 /week24 Apr - 22 May 2020 : £1450 /week23 May - 26 Jun 2020 : £1600 /week27 Jun - 28 Aug 2020 : £2195 /week29 Aug - 31 Oct 2020 : £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.

Discount Notes

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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

  • 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!

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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