|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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.
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, tobacco barn and apartment are fully equipped with top quality bedding and towels, crockery and glassware.
The pool area has 12 sun loungers, a gas BBQ, honesty bar and a table for alfresco dining.
The children are not forgotten as there are also swings and lots of pool toys to keep them occupied. Giant Connect 4 , giant Jenga, archery and more. There is also a toy box, tree house, a vegetable garden and lots of areas for exploring. Mama Gigi can also do childrens cooking classes if the parents want a bit of peace!
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.
The tobacco barn and apartment will have all the basic necessities in and also shopping provided should the guests wish for arrival.
A cleaner is provided as well as cooking, babysitting, massages, wine tasting or whatever service the guests require for a relaxing time details of which can be discussed at the time of booking.
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.
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
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!
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
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the area there are lots of local restaurants, food shops and places of interest.
The area is rich with historical attractions and hilltop towns as well as Lake Trasimeno where there is canoeing and kayaking as well as a ferry to the islands.