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Character Apartment with Pool and Private Garden

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,001 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Apartment near Lake Trasimeno, Umbria, Italy - Nestles in the Breathtaking Umbrian Countryside

This beautiful and sympathetically restored ground floor apartment, in a characteristic 17th century farmhouse, nestles in the breathtaking Umbrian countryside surrounded by olive groves. Only minutes away from the historic town of Panicale, Lake Trasimeno and Tuscany. The spacious apartment offers an elegant blend of modern and rustic living, comfortably sleeping 4/5 people. The large main living space is open plan with a fireplace and wood burning stove, seating area, dining table and chairs. Fully equipped luxury fitted kitchen. The double doors overlook the most beautiful countryside and the south facing covered terrace. You can also enjoy alfresco dining under the pergola in the garden! There are 2 luxurious bedrooms, both with queen size beds as well as 2 bathrooms, one of which is en-suite with a large shower. Wonderful restaurants are nearby. Ideally situated for visits to Assisi, Cortona, Siena, Florence and more.....

Baz and Dee
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

About Baz and Dee

We fell in love with Italy the first time we got there! When we first found our apartment we knew we that this will be a place where we will enjoy spending every minute of our free time. My work is interior design and I couldn't have enjoyed it more when we were getting things together for the apartment, so now we can just visit any time we are free and hope that our guests will enjoy their stay as much as we do. We are now actively learning Italian and are hoping to immerse ourselves into the Italian way of live more and more!

Baz and Dee purchased this apartment in 2001

Why Baz and Dee chose Panicale

The property has been lovingly restored to a very high standard and with care and attention to its original features. As it was a new renovation we could make choices as to the internal layout and fittings, which really appealed to us. The location was also what made us decide to buy as it is situated within a small village which is not too remote, yet within easy access to just about anything you might need.

What makes this apartment unique

We particularly like having our own garden and the shared pool facilities. There are 3 more apartments within the main house and it is nice that most of the time one of the other apartments is occupied. If we want to be on our own, we spend the time in the garden, but have met many interesting people while spending time around the pool!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Panicale in Province of Perugia

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1001 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Large shower enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with shower, wc, bidet. Bathroom with bath/shower over, wc, bidet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with queen-sized bed, walk-in wardrobe and en-suite. Bedroom 2 with queen-sized 4 poster bed plus single bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: The apartment is centrally heated for winter use. Outside: Landscaped private garden with sun loungers, garden table and chairs seating 6. The portico has a small sofa and two armchairs as well as a small table. There are 3 bicycles provided. The large pool is 7m x 14m and is shared. Utility Room: Washing machine, Ironing facilities, seperate drinks/wine cooler. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linens are provided and are changed weekly. Please bring your own pool towels. Other: Stepping out from the lounge/dining area there is a portico with sofa, chairs and small table.


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Character Apartment with Pool and Private Garden
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Beyond our expectations

  • 5 of 5

This old stone farmhouse, meticulously restored and lovingly decorated surpassed anything we expected. From the time we drove up to our home in Umbria till we sadly had to leave, every experience was sensational.

Centrally located, we had our choice of so many places to visit and Dee had thoughfully left a folder with dozens of choices. She was also incredibly responsive to my emails in advance and gave us all kinds of places to visit specifically based on what we were looking for.

The home had everything you could possibly want and even though we were there during a record breaking heat wave, we were totally comfortable.

We sat outside amid spectacular gardens andlooked off into the distance dreaming about what lay in store for us during our stay. Beautiful; wonderful; dreamy; it's hard to come up with the right adjective so I will leave it at, "perfect!" No question we will be back and we would never even consider staying anywhere else.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Richard, I was an absolute pleasure having you and your family stay! Thank you so much for your kind words, it is wonderful when people enjoy our place as much as we do. Kindest regards Dee and Baz
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An experience not to be missed.

  • 5 of 5

Great accommodation. Beautiful views and superb location.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful apartment in a stunning setting!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from an 8 night stay at Baz and Dee's apartment and I felt compelled (for the first time ever!) to write a review. The location was amazing and we absolutely loved the accommodation which was extremely well decorated, clean and equipped with everything you could need. We have stayed in many rental properties, both in England and abroad, and this was the best one we have found. The weather was extremely hot while we were there but the beautiful private garden provided shade when we needed it and the pool was a life-saver! Although other guests were staying in the other apartments, we still felt secluded and on many occasions we had the pool to ourselves. The surrounding area was great to explore and we enjoyed visiting the local towns and villages. We hope to go back to the area one day and would certainly like to stay in the apartment again. Thank you for a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review Paul. So pleased you had a great time and enjoyed the apartment. It's so easy to fall in love with area. So much to see and do for many holidays. We would love to see you come back. Regards Baz & Dee
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Wonderful apartment with great outdoor spaces

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for a few days in early April and did not want to leave. The apartment is quite spacious (more than enough room for us and plenty of room for two couples or a small family) and beautifully decorated. The entire property has been restored and modernized with close attention to detail and excellent taste. We've stayed in many VRBOs and this was one of the very best in terms of the beds, furnishings, fixtures, appliances, etc. We made all of our breakfasts and dinners in the apartment and had all of the utensils, etc. we would ever want.

The several large, private outdoor spaces were very enjoyable even in early April with just the two of us there (we had coffee/breakfast and our dinners outside) and would be even better in season with a larger group. We were there too early for the pool to be set up, but that space would be another highlight in season. The views all around from the property are more dramatic and beautiful than the pictures suggest (olive groves, hilltop villages in the distance, etc.).

The apartment is on the outskirts of a small village and feels secluded (in a good way). There is a surprisingly well-stocked market in the village and plenty of stores very near. It is very easy to get to the sights nearby (Panicale, Castiglione del Lago) and it doesn't take long to get to other tourist destinations (Cortona, Perugia, etc.).

Dee was very easy to deal with and responsive before and during our stay. When we had a minor issue on arrival, she got back in touch with us promptly and had someone on-site to correct it immediately. The guest materials were comprehensive and reliable with plenty of good recommendations (the bakery in Paciano in particular was worth the trip (check to make sure they are open)).

This is a perfect restoration that added all the modern conveniences while retaining the charm of an old farmhouse. You can tell that Dee and Baz care a great deal about the property and ensuring that the quality of the furnishings match the lovely setting, as well as making sure that their guests have what they need. We would definitely return here and recommend it to our friends.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Chris, we just love it when guests appreciates our place as much as we do! Thank you for your kind words and we hope you will get a chance to visit us another time! Hope your onward journey was very successful and you had a great time in Italy overall! Kindest regards, Dee and Baz
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Character, style and comfort - perfect!

  • 5 of 5

A family of four, we were absolutely delighted to have the opportunity to stay in Baz and Dee's stunning apartment. Twice. Whilst the apartment is in a beautifully restored stone building with 5 other apartments, the overall sense is of complete independence - we were rarely aware of other guests. The interior is exquisite. The physical layout of rooms provides a wonderfully quaint and cosy aesthetic, whilst also being spacious. The design and furnishings are fabulous. The kitchen is fully equipped with relevant appliances and beautiful crockery etc. There is also a great collection of books, DVDs and magazines to peruse. Information on the surrounding area was great, and restaurant recommendations were perfect. There are several outdoor areas for sitting, which are spacious and completely private from other guests. The garden is well maintained and beautiful. Our stays were in peak Summer so we relished the chance to take cover under the loggia, eating all of our meals outside. So tranquil. The pool is exquisite with stunning rural views. A Winter stay would also be wonderful as the apartment is very cosy, without being too small. The apartment is in a lovely rural setting and it would be very easy to not leave the property at all. However we did lure ourselves away from the pool - there are lots of pretty hilltop villages closeby as well as better known towns to explore, within an hour or so by car (Assisi, Perugia etc). We discovered Baz and Dee's apartment in 2012 and were so taken by it, we returned 4 years later. We were very aware that trying to repeat an incredible experience, has its risks, however we were absolutely thrilled to return. We will never forget our stays and felt very privileged to share Dee and Baz's piece of paradise. It is perfect!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Christine and family, it was an absolute pleasure to have you stay at the apartment and so nice to hear you loved it so much! Exitingly we have made a couple more improvements since by adding new lights and curtains in places. Hope you are all well and loving life, kindest regards from Baz and Dee
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Lovely place to relax and unwind

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful spot in a little villaqe close to Lake Trasimeno, with a café and a mini market. House was great, roomy, clean, comfortable, nicely decorated, all the facilities you'd ever need, fantastic little garden. Pool was great. All in all, it has to be one of the top places we've stayed at in 10 years or more of holidaying in Central Italy.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Lamborghini Golf Club
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Chiusi Chianciano
Nearest Motorway
17 Kilometres
Chiusi Chianciano
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Car: necessary


There are various beaches around lake Trasimeno and also a number of outdoor swimming pools. Water sports are also available around the lake.


Perugia Airport (St Egidio) is approx 30 min drive away and served by Ryanair. Furthermore other budget airlines such as Easyjet etc fly to Rome, Pisa or Ancona, all approx 2 hours drive away.

The main rail station of Chiusi (25 min drive) is also an ideal connection to and from either Rome or Florence!


By car: Chiusi 25 min, Castiglione del Lago 20 min, Perugia 30 min, Cortona 40 min, Montepulciano 55 min, Siena 55 min, nearest motorway 25 min

Further Details:

For most of your general food shopping requirements we would recommend Castiglione del Lago, the large Co-op store is excellent, there is also a bank and some further shops within this small shopping centre.

Also the tourist Information office in the old town centre of Castiglione del Lago has an English version booklet with all necessary information of events, markets, train times etc. available monthly so you can plan your activities accordingly. The choices available are just too numerous to mention!


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Booking Notes:
25% deposit with balance to be paid 60 days in advance.

Changeover Day:
Mainly Saturday, but any day considered.

Notes on prices:
Please enquire for longer lets separately.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.