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Character Apartment with Pool and Private Garden

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


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. Walking distance to a village shop and bar and 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:
29 June, 2017

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 Trasimeno area

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 Umbria

Property Type:
  • apartment
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 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.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)


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: Apr 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 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: Mar 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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: Jan 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautifully presented apartment in stunning surroundings. Great for a relaxing break or a great base from which to explore Umbria and Tuscany. Will definitely be coming back in the Summer to make use of the pool.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Idyllic and like a home

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week here at the beginning of August 2014 and found the accommodation extremely comfortable, with the apartment feeling like a real home. It lacked nothing - the interior was cool in temperature, even on the hottest of days, and having the extensive gardens, portico and pergola meant there was always a choice of sun or shade, if you weren't relaxing in or sitting by the pool with its amazing views.

The surrounding area has so many beautiful and interesting places to visit, from small hilltop villages, to lakeside towns, roman villas and needless to say the beautiful towns of Assisi, Perugia and Gubbio. A car is definitely a requirement, but the surrounding area had plenty of excellent restaurants to chose from should you want a light snack, or a three course dinner. We recommend Panicale on a Thursday evening, where live music and dancing fills the square while you dine alfresco with both locals and visitors. Remember to book a table though!

We love Italy, but this was our first time to this particular region, and we would definitely return to both the apartment and the area again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful rural retreat

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely week in this excellent apartment. It has two large bedrooms and two bathrooms one of which is en suite.. A beautiful open plan kitchen dining living room which is all very well equipped.there is a large private garden with lots of places to relax and perfect for Al Fresco dining.

A beautiful apartment in a beautiful location.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Early summer special
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 1
1 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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.
Please note there is a DISCOUNT of 100 Euro for under-occupancy i.e. 1-2 guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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