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Castle Cottage Near Perugia With Large Pool, Garden And Private Patio

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Many Centuries Old Completely Renovated 'Castello Di Gaiche', In The Green Heart Of Italy

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)

Rolf van den Breemer
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, italian
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017

About Rolf van den Breemer

We are Rolf and Anna from the Netherlands and we love to let our beautiful castle cottage in Umbria, Italy.

Rolf van den Breemer purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Rolf van den Breemer chose Perugia area

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Please see the guest book on our website.
Aug 2010
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Piegaro Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Bathroom with shower, sink, toilet and bidet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master bedroom - 1 double
    Second Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) + cot Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with double bed. Second bedroom with two beds, extra cot possible.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Notes on accommodation: Part of the 'Old Mill' (Il Mulino Vecchio) of Castello di Gaiche. Suitable for children. Central heating and fireplace. Outside: Private covered patio, private garden, large Castle garden with many seating areas with stunning views. Large pool, for use of guests of Castello di Gaiche only. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Cleaning, towels, linen and maid service.


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Castle Cottage Near Perugia With Large Pool, Garden And Private Patio
average rating of 4.4117646 based on 18 reviews

Very pretty but quite isolated

  • 4 of 5

Lovely little cottage in a picturesque setting. Lovely large pool (although with a large wasps nest nearby that could do to be removed!). Beautiful gardens and grounds and spectacular views. The cottage stayed very cool inside, even during the hottest part of the day. We had to be careful not to use more than one to two appliances at a time or the electricity would go off, but once we had worked this out this was not too inconvenient. The location is quite isolated, with little interruptions or noise. The nearest shop is around 15 minutes drive away. A lovely place if you're looking for a quiet escape!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is very pretty and very well equipped. The gardens and pool are brilliant for relaxation and the views are breathtaking. We had a fantastic week with two children (10 and 6) on their first holiday abroad, and they had a brilliant time. Couldn't get a reception on the TV, but preferred to be out in the garden or on the terrace playing games anyway. Thanks for a brilliant place to stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guests, many thanks for your review and we love to hear that you had a good time. We look forward to seeing you again in the future!
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Loved every minute of our stay here.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful little cottage up in the hills with stunning views. It has all the basics needed to explore the umbrian region.

We had a fabulous holiday and we're very sad to leave. Would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Family, many thanks for your review. Always welcome to return to Gaiche, we are looking forward to welcoming you again!
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tranquil property in a great location with beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

The property was clean and tidy on arrival and the local contact was very friendly and helpful. directions weren't easy to follow but Google maps saved us. A welcome pack of information in the cottage would be helpful.

The pool was a very nice addition and mostly we had it to ourselves.

Umbria is beautiful and has to be experienced, as does the fabulous monte vibianno winery with their amazing hospitality.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review and looking forward to welcoming you again.
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Lovely cottage. Perfect for a week stay

  • 5 of 5

Located at the top of a large hill means that it is well secluded. Perfect for the two of us needing some relaxation. The shared pool we had to ourselves most of the time.

Definitely need a car to get here and out and about.

This place is highly recommended! Get some local wine and sit on the hilltop surveying your Kingdom.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review and happy to hear that you enjoyed the house! Looking forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Lovely property in a very secluded location within easy reach of Perugia and surrounding area.

  • 4 of 5

This is a delightful little cottage in a very secluded and pretty hilltop location and a car is a must as the nearest shops, restaurants etc are a few miles away. It is very quiet and relaxing and definitely suits those who want to get away from it for a week or longer. Personally we had a great week but a couple of things nagged on the downside and the description of the cottage equipment could do with some “adjustment”. Although a TV is listed (with Satellite / Cable) and in fact a TV is provided it does not appear to be connected to an aerial of any sort so only any good as a DVD player or Media player if you take something to plug into it. Similarly there is no oven provided in the cottage and this coupled with the fact that the Microwave Grill appears to only work on grill (not microwave) makes it difficult to prepare anything except one pot dishes. Lastly there is a washing machine listed and we packed accordingly only to find that it does not exist.

The other suggestion that we have for the owner as an improvement would be to provide a guest manual and book. This should contain the usual basic info provided as standard in so many other holiday lettings such as nearest supermarkets, how equipment in the property works, opening times etc and would also allow previous guests to share what they have found locally that is good, or bad.

To clarify we rate the property and the location as a 5 out of 5 but it is let down by small details and an inaccurate equipment list.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guests, Many thanks for your review! We love to hear that you enjoyed our house in Gaiche and the location! We also appreciate your feedback and we will definitely make sure that we'll update equipment according to the list. (The washing machine btw is by the pool and available for our guests!). We also have a brochure with tips for supermarkets, villages and restaurants to visit, sorry to hear that it didn't reach you!). Many thanks again and we look forward to seeing you in the future! Kind regards Rolf and Anna.
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Nearest Airport
44 Kilometres
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
A1 Milano - Napoli
Car: necessary

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.

Further Details:

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.


Rates & Availability

Piegaro Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low season
Oct 9 2016 - Apr 29 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
Apr 30 2017 - Jul 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
High season
Jul 2 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
Indian summer
Aug 27 2017 - Oct 7 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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