We love to let our wonderful holiday house in Umbria. Approx. 20km from Tuscany. Our cottage is part of a 13th century castle complex (Castello di Gaiche), fully renovated and restored to its original style. The castle lies on top of a hill with incredible views. The cottage is surrounded by a large garden with various seating areas, olive trees and lavender bushes. The swimming pool of approximately 7x15m is a 300m walk from the castle which guarantees the much appreciated silence at the castle and garden. The pool is only available for guests of the Castello. The surrounding area with Lago Trasimeno (Trasimeno Lake) counts many picturesque villages like Panicale, Citta della Pieve and Piegaro with fine restaurants. The famous cities of Assisi, Orvieto, Perugia, Todi, Spoleto and Montefalco are all less than 1 hour drive. Montepulciano, Siena, Florence and Rome are within driving distance (approx 1.5 - 2h). Nearby airports: Perugia (from London Stansted), Pisa, Florence and Rome (Ciampino and Fiumicino)
Many Centuries Old Completely Renovated 'Castello Di Gaiche', In The Green Heart Of Italy
Anna van den Breemer - Kleene
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- Calendar last updated:
- 8 Jan 2019
About Anna van den Breemer - Kleene
We are Rolf and Anna from the Netherlands and we love to let our beautiful castle cottage in Umbria, Italy.
Anna van den Breemer - Kleene purchased this Cottage in 2009
Why Anna van den Breemer - Kleene chose Piegaro
Castello di Gaiche really is an amazing, romantic and beautiful place. It is easy to stay around the castle for days and enjoy the garden, the walks around it, the castle itself, the medieval church next to it, the swimming pool. The area provides many very picturesque villages where time is standing still: Panicale, Piegaro, Citta della Pieve. Umbria has a wonderful landscape and there is only a few tourists.
What makes this Cottage unique
The property is a two-storey cottage, part of the Old Mill of Castello di Gaiche.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
This villa offers is a extraordinary experience! Surrounded in an olive grove on the grounds of a 12-centure castle, this fully,recently-renovated villa offers a unique experience. It is ideally located to explore the small towns & countryside of Umbria. It is spacious, well maintained, and well-appointed. This castle-villa offers a "great escape" - the setting is tranquil (actually quite quiet as were there in October) and with a sense of seclusion (without TV or WiFi, and internet access only outdoors). Special thanks to Daniella & Franceso for their welcome, hospitality and availability during our stay. We'd love to return some day! Paul Greig & Anne McAlear, Toronto, Ont., Canada
A delightful cosy cottage set in beautiful, peaceful countryside
We had a fabulous holiday in this gorgeous cottage, which is set in idyllic countryside at the top of a very windy hill. The views are stunning and we enjoyed the peace and quiet, the only noise coming from the very vocal crickets. The outside covered seating area was especially wonderful with a lovely view over the peaceful garden. The cottage had everything we needed and we loved our stay. Our 5-year-old daughter particularly enjoyed the bunk bed in her bedroom.
We met a few of the residents from the other privately owned apartments and they were very friendly. The pool was delightful and we loved the fact it was a short distance away from the apartments, we had it to ourselves on some occasions. Umbria is a very beautiful part of Italy with many places to visit which weren’t too far away.
We would have liked a little more information about the Castello and the local area. The only negatives if you can call them that, was the microwave did not work, which wasn’t a big problem, we reported this to Francesco early on in our stay but it wasn’t fixed before we left. We also managed to trip the electric which we were aware could happen from the reviews on this site, but had it not been for the neighbours who were only too happy to help, we wouldn’t have known how to get the power back on without contacting Francesco – perhaps some instructions in the cottage would be helpful. This a beautiful place to stay and I would highly recommend it.
Many thanks for your elaborate and nice review.
The microwave has been replaced as quick as we could. And thanks for your feedback on the availability of information about Castello di Gaiche. We have a digital brochure that we send out, it contains info about the surrounding villages and tips for restaurants!
Thanks again and we are looking forward to having you as our guest again.
Hilltop Peace and Quiet
This is a gorgeous little house - not lavishly equipped, but with everything we needed. Part of a small hilltop community at the end of a perfectly windy road - we were bowled over by how special the place is. Immediate access to terrace and a garden with sun all day, trees for shade, heavenly views, lingering sunsets and the odd extremely quiet neighbour. Utter peace and quiet - we were woken only by the birds and untroubled by the internet. Loved the fact that the commodious swimming pool is a step or two apart , and can neither be seen nor heard. Take detailed maps for walking/exploring as there are none in the house, and a portable light so you can see what you are doing at the cooker. Also be aware that if you switch off the plug under the boiler cupboard in the kitchen - you'll turn off the hot water boiler. We longed for more information about the castello, but apart from that it was a perfect, utterly peaceful and beautiful holiday spot.
Many thanks for taking the time for this review. We love to hear that you had a great stay.
We also thank you for your feedback and will definitely take this into account.
Looking forward to welcoming you again!
Lovely cottage, wonderful surroundings.
We really enjoyed our stay.
The cottage is comfortable, the garden is beautiful and quiet.
The equipment is complete.
Each day you can visit two or three marvelous towns in the surroundings.
The view from the hill is stunning.
Lovely location and property
Interior a little tired like only one not very comfortable chair and old sofa. No light over cooker difficult to see the dials. Shower new but a very poor mix of hot and cold water. All things that can be remided and then a great place.
Many thanks for your review.
Yes, the bath room is brand new so I will make sure the plumber looks into this matter. And we'll take care of the lights.
Many thanks, happy to hear that you had a great time.
Loved our stay...
Just returned from our fab holiday. Lovely little cottage set in the most beautiful surroundings. At the top of a very winding road, with great views. We met a few of the other residents in the privately owned apartments in both the main building and the cottage next to this one and they were all lovely and full of useful tips about the area! A great pool not too far from the cottage, we pretty much had it to ourselves! There are some local walks up into the hillside which my Husband enjoyed, whilst I sat and enjoyed the peace and quiet in the garden! The site is very well maintained with Francesco not too far away if you need anything. The cottage itself was equipped with just about everything you need and the washing machine is located down by the pool if needed. You will definitely need a car, we did a lot of travelling around. The region and it's towns are just beautiful. Communication with Rolf both when making the initial booking and in the run up to the holiday was excellent. Peaceful, tranquil, beautiful what more can I say. Loved it and would highly recommend. Thank you Rolf.
Dear guest, love to hear that you had such a great time. And thank you for the elaborate review. Looking forward to having you as our guest again in the future.
Special interest holidays:
Perugia is famous for its language courses.
Perugia: 30 minutes. Rome (both Fiumicino and Ciampino): 2 hours. Florence: 2 hours. Pisa: 3 hours.
Castiglion Fosco: 3km; Tavernelle: 5km; Panicale: 10km; Citta della Pieve: 20km;
Perugia: 20km; Siena: 50km; Assisi: 50km.
Many very fine restaurants in the area, we can provide tips. Tavernelle has good supermarkets and a local market every Monday morning. The castle has local management to welcome and take care of guests.
Additional pricing information
Booking Notes: Timing of payments: 1/3 to confirm booking, full payment due 4 weeks before arrival. Changeover Day: Season: Saturday. Out of season: flexible. Notes on prices: Prices are for 2 persons, please add €50/week for extra persons. Prices include linen, towels, use of pool, use of gas/electricity and cleaning. There is also local management at the disposal of guests of Castello di Gaiche.