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Beautiful hilltop villa - Main Villa (Sleeps 11, 5 Bedrooms)

Overview

Property

Updated: 20-Nov-2016
Villa, Barn and Apartment in Umbertide, Umbria, Italy - Quiet location

Casa Baldelli has been lovingly and sympathetically restored to provide a peaceful holiday home away from the crowds but with easy access to shopping, restaurants and local attractions. The villa provides luxury bedding and towels, dressing gowns and quality crockery and glassware. The pool area has sun loungers, BBQ and wet bar and a table for alfresco dining. The villa is fully stocked with all the basics on arrival with a replacement as you leave, so you can arrive and relax without having to worry. A cleaner is provided as well as cooking, babysitting, massages, wine tasting or whatever service is required.

Details for holiday villa Main Villa (Sleeps 11, 5 Bedrooms), 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, 4 Bathrooms, 1 Separate WC

The main house has one master bedroom with dressing room and en-suite, one double bedroom with en-suite, two double bedrooms and one triple bedroom sharing 2 bathrooms. There is an extra toilet on the ground floor and all are modern design with great showers and limestone finishes.The snooker room has a wood burning fire and leads into the split level dining room with a table for 12. A modern open plan fully equipped kitchen and overhead mezzanine area with sofas for quiet times. The TV room has a plasma TV, DVD and video recorder and lots of choices of what to watch. The kitchen has fully fitted Boffi units with built in appliances, Bang & Olufson stereo and plenty of lovely crockery and glassware for the guests.There are 2 extra fridges, 2 washing machines, a large wine store and cloakroom. Outside are several terraces for alfresco dining and 2 barbecues.

Should guests wish to have Mama Gigi as their housekeeper then this reduces the bedrooms by one double as she remains on site.

  • Sleeps 11
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Mama Gigi and Don Gordioni, as we are affectionately known, welcome all our guests as if they are friends and enjoy spoiling them. Gilly loves cooking and entertaining and Gordon loves the dishwasher!

The house reflects our love of art and interior design whilst it maintains a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere for guests.

Gilly is very house proud and is always making sure everything is up to her high standards and loves pottering in the garden or giving diving lessons to the smaller guests.

Gordon enjoys his jeep with the roof off in the summer and smaller guests love a trip up the hill on the rough roads.

With 7 grandchildren of our own, DVDs, toys, books, swings and the tree house are very popular.

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Speaks English, Italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

The fact we get returning guests is a great testimonial.
Apr 2009
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15 Reviews

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based on 15 holidaymaker reviews

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JUST AMAZING!

  • 5 of 5

Finding the right words to describe our holiday will not do justice to how absolutely fantastic it really is.

Our accommodation was beautiful with great attention to detail, providing everything that we needed, and more.

From the moment we arrived the welcome we received was so warm, that we knew it was going to be a holiday that would be special.

The apartment for the four of us was just the right size, the modern kitchen had everything we needed, lovely bathroom with a fantastic powerful shower. All linens were provided, even towels for the pool area which meant more space in the suitcases.

The patio and especially the pool area were great for chilling out and the view across the valley took our breath away time and time again.

The main house of Casa Baldelli and the Tobacco Barn are simply stunning. Gilly and Gordon's hard work in renovating the three properties are an absolute credit to them, you cannot be anything but impressed at the style and detail, yet each one has a warmth and ties in beautifully to its surroundings.

We would not hesitate to recommend you stay here, you will not be disappointed, and will most certainly want to return.

Gilly, your hospitality was so generous, and the meals fantastic, thank you so much, and having the gorgeous happy, gentle dogs around made it feel more like home. This was a holiday to remember.

With so many thanks, Sue, Julie, Kev and Bernard

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

As good as it gets…simply stunning!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a 3 day stay in the barn as the property had been recommended by friends as a potential venue for a 40th birthday party. We visited in January, so it was obviously too cold to swim. But the sunsets were amazing, the fire was warming and the company and food spot on.

Of course the real star here was Gilly…she was exceptional : nothing was too much trouble, she is a wonderful cook, a gracious host with a great sense of humour who can also recommend the best local haunts if you want to eat or drink outside, personal trainers, wine tastings, etc (you won't want to leave).

As she and Her husband live there, the house is cared for in a way that you don't see with other rental properties, everything works and looks immaculate and Gilly and the delightful dogs are always on hand, but the property is big enough for complete privacy if you want it. Near to Perugia and surrounded by beautiful villages, it is a little slice of paradise, and we'll definitely be returning as often as we can.

And yes, I booked it for my 40th in the summer!

Kevin & Emma

  • Review Submitted: Feb 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A little slice of Italian Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

Wow, we have just enjoyed a wonderful holiday at Casa Baldelli. Gilly and Gordon are the perfect hosts. They are so very kind, thoughtful and so accommodating.

Casa Baldelli comprises of 3 separate dwellings, each having their own outdoor terrace areas.

All dwellings are beautifully decorated to a very high standard, Modern, contemporary, comfortable furniture and furnishing, luxury bedding and towels are provided. Lots of areas inside and outside for relaxing, including a beautiful lounge with wood burner, TV room, with plasma tv, dvd player and lots of dvd.’s.. The main house kitchen dining area is quite simply stunning with high ceilings and a mezzanine floor above that provides an additional place to relax. All kitchens are fully equipped kitchens with everything you could possibly need, including lots of lovely crockery and glassware.

The main house also has a snooker room and is a great place to pass away an hour or two on a rainy day. There is also a table tennis area just below the main house too. Both the Main House and the Tabacco Barn have Wood Burning Stoves.

The swimming pool is available for use by all guests, with it’s panoramic views over the beautiful Umbrian countryside, plenty of sun loungers with comfortable cushions, a BBQ, wet bar and dining area. A wonderful place chill out during the day or watch the sunset with a glass of wine as you dine alfresco under the stars.

Whether you are coming here as a group, or renting one of the dwellings you will not be disappointed. This is a very special place…a real slice of Italian Heaven! We cannot recommend this place or it wonderful hosts enough…Thanks for a wonderful, relaxing holiday…we’ll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place with an outstanding view and host

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the tobacco barn. The place is designed with style and taste. Everything one can need is there. Gilly is a great host and was very helpful, from concierge to being our local baker and butcher:) We will definetly want to come back.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Heavenly Holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Just had the most relaxing break at Casa Baldelli. This was my second visit and I would go back again and again! Gilly is the perfect host and has thought of every last detail to make this a really special place to stay. She made incredible gluten free meals (including a sunday roast!!) which we enjoyed on the terrace... along with several bottles of presecco! I cant recommend this place highly enough, the house is STUNNING and Gilly (aka Mama Gigi) is a wonderful host.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Dream Wedding

  • 5 of 5

Having searched for longer than I care to remember for the perfect location and venue for our wedding I stumbled across Casa Baldelli in late 2012. We arranged a visit for the following year and as soon as we walked through the gates having met Gilly we knew we had found someone and somewhere very special.

The villa itself has to be seen to be truly believed. The way it has been lovingly restored and the attention to detail is phenomenal. Gilly and Gordon have done a remarkable job. The views once you reach the top of the hill are spectacular and many of our days where spent admiring the beauty around us.

Our wedding was seamlessly executed by Gilly who won't settle for anything less than perfect. We had a very stress free planning experience via email and we were both more than happy to let Gilly plan away with not a huge amount of input from ourselves - that's how good she is. A wedding day being one of the most important days in anyone's life, you are not going to hand those reins over to just anyone. Her taste is exquisite and we knew everything would be just right. Having a tendency for striving for perfection ourselves I should point out this is no ordinary compliment. Gilly catered for the entire stay. How one women managed to achieve what she did and to the standards she did it to is still beyond us. On the wedding day the table arrangement was simple yet stunning. The food from the canapés to the main courses were all cooked to perfection and delicious. Gilly even managed to cater for a variety of different tastes which is no easy task. Everything was simply perfect. Not a day goes by without our families reminiscing the fond and happy memories we were all privileged to have made in this beautiful home.

I don't think words would ever really convey how we feel about finding and choosing Casa Baldelli for our wedding weekend. I hope however from this review you might get some sense of how very happy we are and the fact that our wedding could not have been more perfect. Finding this stunning villa was one thing but finding Gilly in it was our dream come true.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

Green Umbria was the perfect choice for our holiday home, stunning countryside and amazing landscapes. Although we are at the top of a hill, we are only 10 minutes from the supermarket and a range of restaurants to suit all tastes. There are lots of interesting towns and hilltop villages to explore and in the summer many local festivals to enjoy. There are some great wine areas nearby as well as great cycling and walking for those not wanting to spend all the time next to the pool

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Perugia at 35 Kilometres Nearest Train : Umbertide at 6 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : E45 at 2 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Cookery and painting lessons can be arranged on site.

We can organize small weddings, engagements and parties.

Massages, beauty therapy and a personal trainer can all be organized at the property.

Travel:

Perugia airport is a half hour drive from the house and Ancona one hour and a half both of which are serviced by Ryanair from Stansted airport London. Rome, Bologna and Florence airports are a two hour drive and Pisa airport would be 3 hours drive. Car hire is necessary. Flights are also available from Gatwick to Florence.

Distances:

The local towns are Umbertide and Trestina both approx 10 minutes drive away. The local market is held every Wednesday in Umbertide and nearby in Citta di Castello on Thursdays and Saturday. Perugia, Assissi and Cortona are 30 mins by car and Citta de Castello is 20 mins. Florence is about 2 hours and the Mall for Designer label shopping is 1 1/2 hours away.

Further Details:

In the area there are lots of local restaurants, food shops and places of interest.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
New Year
30 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,682
 
 
Rate 2
30 Apr 2017 - 25 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£2,220
for 3 nights
From
£740
£4,440
 
 
Rate 1
26 Jun 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£2,523
for 3 nights
From
£841
From
£841
Fri,Sat,Sun
£5,045
 
 
Rate 3
3 Sep 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,968
for 3 nights
From
£656
£3,935
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£378
for 3 nights
From
£126
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
To request bookings outside the calendar dates, contact the owner direct for rates.

Changeover Day:
We are very flexible as we only do a small number of rentals so arrivals and departures can be any time to suit the guests.

Notes on prices:
Discounts for longer lets are available on request.
Bed and breakfast is also available and prices can be quoted when an enquiry is made depending on the time of year and availability.
During the winter months when guests may want the central heating on, gas would be an extra charge and readings taken on arrival and departure. Wood is provided free of charge for the wood burning stoves.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

From the Owner

We are very particular about making sure our guests' needs are fully met and will do our best to fulfill their requests so they leave well relaxed. Children are most welcome and Mama Gigi keeps a great stock of crisps, ice creams and biscuits as well as baking great cakes and buns to spoil them. The house is fully stocked with shopping on arrival so the guests can relax, should they wish a full service of meals this can be arranged with menu discussions beforehand or food prepared for them to cook. The area around the pool is great for barbecues and cocktails, although the six o'clock rule sometimes gets forgotten!

Property Type

  • villa

General

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural

Attractions

  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 3 Single Bed

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles

Meals

  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The property is 500 years old so stays cool inside during the summer months but fans are provided in all bedrooms if the going gets too hot. All the windows have integrated fly screens which enables the house to get the breeze without the bugs. In the winter months the wood burning stoves and the central heating keep the house warm. The villa is located at the top of a hill so there are some lovely walks nearby and also in the grounds through the woods and olive groves. At the furthest point of the garden is our tree house and a flat area as a football pitch, archery area or badminton for the children. The pool is gated for childrens safety, and most of the garden is fenced but there are some steep sections so children need to be kept an eye on. Outside: The villa is nestled in 10 acres of landscaped gardens, chestnut woods, olive and fruit groves and a vegetable garden. The pool is 8 metres by 5 metres and has a shallow end as well as a deeper section however a ridge runs all the way round the inside edge the same as the shallow end. The pool is a salt system which is lovely to swim in. The terraced area around the pool has 10 sunloungers with removeable towelling covers as well as a table and chairs for outside dining. A pergola sits over the dining table so there is plenty of shade should anyone wish to avoid the sun. There is a gas barbecue by the pool as well as another outside the kitchen area of the main house so should there be lots of guests the two can be combined. The stainless steel units by the pool have 2 fridges as well as storage cupboards for towels, glasses, suncreams etc. There are plastic glasses stored here for use by the pool to ensure the safety of the guests.

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