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  • Infinity pool
    Infinity pool
  • Gardens and pool
    Gardens and pool
  • Swimming pool
    Swimming pool
  • Swimming pool
    Swimming pool
  • Villa Bastiola
    Villa Bastiola
  • Villa Bastiola
    Villa Bastiola
  • Villa Bastiola with sun terrace and two loggias both with tables and chairs
    Villa Bastiola with sun terrace and two loggias both with tables and chairs
  • Sun Terrace & BBQ
    Sun Terrace & BBQ
  • Playarea with playhouse, sandpit, play kitchen, table and stools and other toys.
    Playarea with playhouse, sandpit, play kitchen, table and stools and other toys.
  • Swing set
    Swing set
  • Private kitchen terrace with bistro table and chairs
    Private kitchen terrace with bistro table and chairs
  • Kitchen with table and chairs and private terrace
    Kitchen with table and chairs and private terrace
  • Fully  fitted kitchen
    Fully fitted kitchen
  • Spacious bathroom with walk in shower
    Spacious bathroom with walk in shower
  • Spacious bathroom with walk in shower
    Spacious bathroom with walk in shower
  • Living room with amazing views
    Living room with amazing views
  • Master bedroom
    Master bedroom
  • Master bedroom
    Master bedroom
  • Double bedroom
    Double bedroom
  • Fully fitted kitchen
    Fully fitted kitchen
  • Living room and dining area (can seat up to 8 guests)
    Living room and dining area (can seat up to 8 guests)
  • Shady loggia, perfect for breakfast!
    Shady loggia, perfect for breakfast!
  • Courtyard
    Courtyard

Villa Bastiola - Quercia Apartment

Tuscany & Umbria, Italy

Per week

from 600.00 to 950.00 GBP
The Owner / Manager

Sallly Ann Marconi

Member since May 2016
  • Bookings Accepted:100%
  • Avg. Response Time:11 minutes
  • Availability Updated:22 days 19 hours

BFB's Overview

For a true taste of rural Italy look no further than the apartments at Villa Bastiola, a beautifully converted 300 year Casa Padronale (traditional Umbrian farmhouse) offering spectacular views, a panoramic pool (from mid-May) and helpful advice and assistance from its friendly owners Marco and Sally-Ann who previously lived their whilst their own daughter was a tot. Plus, despite its rural splendour, one of the best pizza trattoria's in the area is just a short stroll away!

Nestling on a verdant hillside, where Tuscany and Umbria meet, this old farmhouse has been given a sophisticated, rustic-chic renovation, which has seen it split into two self-contained apartments, each with private entrances and terraces with stunning views. The interiors blend original features such as the large antique fireplace and dark wooden beams, with contemporary luxuries such as indulgent fine bed linens, a fully equipped modern kitchen and retro film prints adorning the walls.


The villa's setting is perfect for sightseeing amongst the numerous towns and villages of Tuscany and Umbria, each boasting its own architectural gems and outstanding bistros. Being such fabulous hosts, Sally and Marco ensure guests are pointed in the right direction for where's must-see, must-do and must eat. On lazy days, parents can simply soak in the views from their private terrace whilst their little ones enjoy a splash about in the paddling pool provided.

Guests here rave about the stunning views, well equipped apartments and spectacular pool, which only being shared by two families, or one if you take both apartments, is often available for exclusive use. With so many scenic towns and villages to visit within a short drive, there's plenty to tempt guests away but with such stunning scenery on the doorstep, many find it can be a challenge to motivate themselves to leave!


Accommodation Overview - Quercia Apartment:

Quercia is the smaller of the two apartments at Villa Bastiola and occupies the upper floor the farmhouse which means theirs a flight or two of stairs to negotiate but the pay off comes with the stunning and far reaching views from its picture windows and private terrace . It sleeps 2-4 guests plus cots in a master bedroom with king-sized double and a double bedroom with queen-sized bed. Both come with mattresses past guests have called ' The most comfortable bed in Italy', which could make them very hard to leave were it not for the amazing views - There’s nothing like getting out of bed and opening the shutters to look out at the blue, blue skies and incredible view! Overall, the apartment is light, airy and modern in feel as there are full length windows in the master bedroom, living area and kitchen which has a private kitchen terrace, perfect for morning coffee or evening aperitivo.

The bedrooms share a large bathroom with walk in shower, toilet, bidet and wash basin. The living area has a dining table for four and a comfortable 3-seater sofa, perfect for cosy nights listening to music or enjoying the SKY TV or a DVD with the Sony surround system. There's a library of books for poolside or terrace reading and a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, hob, oven, fridge/freezer, kettle and toaster. A communal laundry room with washer, dryer and complimentary detergent can be found on the villa's ground floor. There's complimentary Wi-Fi and dedicated car parking via a secure, gated entrance. All bed linens, towels, pool towels and kitchen linens are provided

Outside, there's a lovely new (May 2015) panoramic pool which is saline-treated and therefore kinder to young skin than chlorine, plus tonnes of toddler-friendly toy gear and a swing set boasting, possibly, the best views from a swing in all of Italy!

Location Information

Villa Bastiola boasts an enviable setting where Umbria meets Tuscany, with loads of fun family things to do. Just 3 minutes walk from Villa Bastiola, Franco and Anna’s trattoria, I Mandriani is renowned for offering the best pizzas in the area while there are many other excellent restaurants within 10 minutes drive, in Montone and Citta di Castello. The welcome book, prepared by Marco and Sally Ann is full of their top tips.

Just 10 minutes drive, Montone was voted one of the 10 prettiest hamlets in Italy and the market town of Citta di Castello (15 minutes drive) is one of numerous medieval towns where you’ll feel like you’re wandering through a fairytale. Gubbio is perhaps the most famously magical Umbrian hill top town and in half an hour you’re in Tuscany, with gems such as Cortona to explore where the book and film, Under A Tuscan Sky was set. These hilltop towns have a packed calendar of festivals all year round promising colourful pageantry and celebrations of Umbrian food.

While staying at Villa Bastiola you can go truffle hunting with the Bianconi family in nearby chestnut woods, sample the sweet Vin Santo with Umbrian sponge cake at Eugenio’s home in Citerna or take a trip to Perugia to visit the Bacio Perugino chocolate factory. Just 45 minutes drive, Lake Trasimeno is a must for families with a sandy beach, lido and sun loungers among the attractions. The new Villa Valentina spa at Umbertide is also nearby for a spot for pampering and relaxation, with indoor and outdoor thermal mineral pools.

Nearest Medical Services: A&E Città di Castello, 15 mins away; GP Trestina – 5 mins away

Getting There: The nearest airports to Villa Bastiola are: Perugia (35mins), Bolognia Flori (2hrs), Florence (2hrs), Ancona (2hrs) and Rome Fiumicino (3hrs)

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 30%

Balance: 63 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 30%

Balance: 63 days prior to arrival

Rates

31 Aug - 27 Sep 2019 : £800 /week28 Sep - 31 Dec 2019 : £600 /week1 Jan - 10 Apr 2020 : £600 /week11 Apr - 22 May 2020 : £700 /week23 May - 29 May 2020 : £800 /week30 May - 26 Jun 2020 : £850 /week27 Jun - 28 Aug 2020 : £950 /week29 Aug - 25 Sep 2020 : £800 /week26 Sep - 29 Dec 2020 : £600 /week31 Aug - 27 Sep 2019 : €882.784 /week28 Sep - 31 Dec 2019 : €662.088 /week1 Jan - 10 Apr 2020 : €662.088 /week11 Apr - 22 May 2020 : €772.436 /week23 May - 29 May 2020 : €882.784 /week30 May - 26 Jun 2020 : €937.958 /week27 Jun - 28 Aug 2020 : €1048.306 /week29 Aug - 25 Sep 2020 : €882.784 /week26 Sep - 29 Dec 2020 : €662.088 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 30%

Balance: 63 days prior to arrival

Discount Notes

Who owns this place?

I moved to Umbria in 2003 for work and loved the area so much that I stayed here! Starting a new life, I also met my husband Marco here and together we bought Villa Bastiola which we have been restoring over the last few years. Together with our little daughter Emma, we were really happy to have the opportunity to rent out the luxury self catering apartment and meet guests from all over the world. Sadly in 2012 we had to move back to the UK for work but continue to rent out the apartment for guests to enjoy. All the facilities are still there for children and parents alike and our housekeeper is always ready to welcome guests with a warm Umbrian smile.

The Marconis!

What do they love about it?

We bought Villa Bastiola as it is near to the area where Marco grew up and is close to his family and Emma's grandparents! We wanted to find an old stone farmhouse with lots of character, great views, lots of garden, olive trees but still close to amenities and easy to reach the beautiful towns and cities of Umbria and Tuscany. We were lucky! Villa Bastiola is just what we wanted!

What do the kids love about it?

From feedback from friends and family who have stayed at the Villa with kids, they love it because of the huge garden!!!! There's so much space to run around and explore, kick a ball, burn off energy and enjoy the playarea with sandpit, playhouse and paddling pool plus activity combo and the swings and since 2015, there is a fabulous infinity pool! Umbria is full of interesting and unusual things for kids to do as well - there's a medieval castle on nearly every hilltop just waiting to be explored, kids can make cheese, paint pottery, go rafting or horseriding.

Fast Facts

sleeps 4 + 1 cot (1 supplied) in a double and a twin bedroom, both with space for a cot and an ensuite each. Shared use of spacious gardens, covered play area, lawns, infinity pool and laundry room.

Airport under 2 hours drive

The nearest airports to Villa Bastiola are: Perugia (35mins), Bolognia Flori (2hrs), Florence (2hrs), Ancona (2hrs)

Amenities within Walking Distance

One of the area's best regarded pizza restaurants is within 3mins walk

Any Pool

The apartment has shared use of a beautiful new (May 2015) panoramic pool, which is saline treated and therefore kinder to young skin.

Private Chef

Private chef services are available

Babysitting

Babysitting can be arranged on request

Nursery Gear (additional)

This baby-friendly villa boasts baby gear including: a cot (travel x1), highchair, baby bath and a potty can be provided

Indoor Toys

This child-friendly villa escape offers kids books, general toys and U-rated kids films

Outdoor Toys

This toddler-friendly villa has swings, ride ons, sand pit, paddling pool and a play house

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

The apartment has its own private and secluded terrace

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

Wifi is available

Reviews

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  • We had a lovely time in Villa Basitola, the apartment is really nice and the kitchen is very well equipped. There was a shop done for us when we arrived with a few essentials which was great. The surrounding areas are beautiful and well worth doing trips to the small villages nearby. The garden is a bit hilly, as to be expected when you are on a hill, which is not ideal for a young toddler however the small play area and terrace are sufficiently big to play in, and there is a large playground a short drive away. There is also a lovely restaurant 2 mins walk away who were very accomodating during our stay.Review dated 04/08/2014

  • A great place to stay with our 1 & 4 year old children, everything we could need & even a playmate! Lovely location & great hospitality from Sally Ann & Marco. A real find. Thank you.Review dated 19/06/2012

  • What a fantastic place to stay! Sally Ann, Marco and little Emma are wonderfully welcoming hosts and have thought of every little detail to make this a perfect home away from home for families. Villa Bastiola is a beautiful old house in a lovely area of Umbria with plenty to do and see. Our 9 month-old loved the swings, paddling pool and toys but its also a great spot for adults to relax and unwind. We hope you enjoy as much as we did.Review dated 22/09/2011

We had a lovely time in Villa Basitola, the apartment is really nice and the kitchen is very well equipped. There was a shop done for us when we arrived with a few essentials which was great. The surrounding areas are beautiful and well worth doing trips to the small villages nearby. The garden is a bit hilly, as to be expected when you are on a hill, which is not ideal for a young toddler however the small play area and terrace are sufficiently big to play in, and there is a large playground a short drive away. There is also a lovely restaurant 2 mins walk away who were very accomodating during our stay.

A great place to stay with our 1 & 4 year old children, everything we could need & even a playmate! Lovely location & great hospitality from Sally Ann & Marco. A real find. Thank you.

What a fantastic place to stay! Sally Ann, Marco and little Emma are wonderfully welcoming hosts and have thought of every little detail to make this a perfect home away from home for families. Villa Bastiola is a beautiful old house in a lovely area of Umbria with plenty to do and see. Our 9 month-old loved the swings, paddling pool and toys but its also a great spot for adults to relax and unwind. We hope you enjoy as much as we did.


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