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Ca di Bracco farmhouse, private heated pool, hot tub, WiFi, great views.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Ca'di Bracco, Molino Vitelli, Umbertide, Umbria, Italy - Countryside Location Close To Good Restaurants

Ca d Bracco is a charming stone farmhouse with many original features and modern comforts. It is situated on a hillside in the sought-after area of the Niccone Valley which passes through Tuscany and Umbria. Two nearby villages are a few minutes by car; with restaurants, a shop and a vineyard. An excellent local restaurant can be walked to on quiet country lanes and paths through fields.

The house has chestnut ceiling beams and terracotta floors throughout, the kitchen has the original barrel vaulted ceiling.

There are five bedrooms; 3 doubles and 2 with twin single beds. 2 ensuite bathrooms and 2 family shower rooms.

The pool is fenced, gated and heated by solar panels, it has a thermal cover and is one of the warmest pools in central Italy with the longest usable season! It is salt-chlorinated. There are shady pergolas by the poo, a table and chairs and sunbeds. Looking over the garden is a large shady terrace with table for 14. Maid service, cook and baby-sitters extra.

We the owners live in an adjacent but completely separate apartment with its own entrance and gardens, the pool and garden are exclusively for guests, we won't bother you at all, but we are here if needed. We are Martin and Emma with our 2 daughters who are largely grown up and may or may not be in residence. We also have a friendly dog who can be kept away from you if preferred and we have an old deaf cat who makes her own rules.

More Details

Property Manager
Emma Cordingley
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, german, italian
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2017

About Emma Cordingley

My name is Emma and I am the owner of Ca di Bracco with my husband Martin. We live here in our own separate apartment with our two teenage daughters and our cat and dog. We run a small rentals agency called Gorgacce Rentals, named after the first house my parents owned here which they bought in the 1980's. In those days before the internet they were very successful at renting their house to holiday-makers and their neighbours asked if they could rent their houses too and from this grew our rentals agency. Seeking a better life Martin and I (with our then one year old daughter, Isabel,) moved here in 1999 and started work on Ca di Bracco which was a total ruin when we bought it, a year later and we could move and and begin our own rentals and we have taken over most of the running of the rental business although my mum still keeps the accounts!

We are always striving to keep Ca di Bracco as good as it can be with a heated pool and hot tub etc. The pool cleaning robot goes in the pool very early every morning.

Emma Cordingley purchased this villa in 1998

Why Emma Cordingley chose Perugia area

A very pretty stone house with many original features. Total privacy yet easily accessible. Very private, not over-looked.

Pool is heated with solar panels and has a thermal cover. It is usually warm enough for swimming from early May to the end of October.

Wifi coverage throughout house, garden and by pool.

Hot tub. baby-sitting provided.

What makes this villa unique

Free heated, salt water pool, cleaned regularly, hot tub, excellent wifi coverage. rural setting with great views. Pretty garden. baby-sitting.

We want all our guests to enjoy their stay at Ca di Bracco. You can book knowing that we are on hand to deal with problems that may arise during your stay, we are always available.

We invite all our guests to a wine tasting evening at the local vineyard. This is a regular event run by by husband Martin Daykin who passed his Italian Sommeliers Association exams in January 2016.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We enjoyed staying in the house very much. All of us. August 2013.



We had an absolutely wonderful time even though the weather wasn't at its best. We are already starting to plan our return next year.

We would also like to thank Martin and Emma for making our stay so enjoyable. With thanks

C,P,R, &E M and children May, 2013



Thank you for looking after us so well; Ca di Bracco is a magical place

and we really loved staying there. I know the hot tub was a lot of extra work for Martin but we appreciated it very much and hope that you were able to enjoy it yourselves once we were gone. It must be gorgeous there now.

So, that's two fabulous holidays we've had with Gorgacce rentals. I expect

we'll be back for another and I am happy to recommend you whenever I can. EF 2011.



We absolutely loved it there and can safely say it was the best Villa we have been too. The only problem was we had to come home!

Thank you once again for all your pre holiday help. DS, 2011
Jun 2013
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Amenities

Umbertide Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
    Shower room 2 - shower
  • Bathroom 1: en-suite to bedroom 1: bath, wc, basin separate shower. Bathroom 2: shared by bedrooms 2 & 3: shower, basin, wc. Bathroom 3: en-suite to bedroom 4: bath, wc, basin separate shower. Bathroom 4: next to bedroom 5: shower, basin, wc.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , en suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , En suite bathroom
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Upper floor Bedroom 1: King size double bed with en-suite bathroom Bedroom 2: King size double bed Bedroom 3: 2 single beds Ground floor Bedroom 4: King size double bed Bedroom 5: 2 single beds
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Pets maybe allowed with prior notice.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Ca di Bracco farmhouse, private heated pool, hot tub, WiFi, great views.
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
5

A very relaxing family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Our party of two families with 5 children between us had a really wonderful stay at Ca di Bracco. We spent most of our time on the large shady terrace at the back of the house which looks over the garden and pool. We ate all our meals here, frequently barbecuing. The kids loved the table football and we all played lots of games of table tennis. The best thing was the warm pool which was cleaned daily - always before we were awake! We've stayed in other places locally in August where the pool hasn't been warm so that was a real treat for us. We all found the beds extremely comfortable in deed, I haven't slept so well in ages. Martin and Emma were friendly and polite, their cat visited us from time to time but otherwise they left us to our own devices. We would certainly come back and highly recommend a stay here.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Denise Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Ca di Bracco. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Emma
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5

Simply Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Our whole family visited this villa to celebrate my husband's 70th birthday, this included six adults and four children. Everything was perfect, the villa was beautifully maintained and the location was just stunning. A swimming pool for when returned from days out, was just glorious. Emma and Martin were so welcoming and friendly, our grandchildren loved Heidi, their dog. We went along to the wine tasting evening complete with 4 course dinner lead by Martin and my daughter and I attended the half way cookery workshop, which was brilliant. We visited several places including Assisi, Rome, Siena and Florence. A truly memorable holiday and we certainly will return. We would certainly recommend a visit to anyone planning to go to Italy for a holiday.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Ca'di Bracco. We always hope that our guests will be happy here and it is really nice to get positive feedback. Emma
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5

Very pleasant stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Ca' Di Bracco for one week in April. The description of the property was very accurate. We really enjoyed our stay. The owners are very friendly and helpful, even purchasing food for us as we arrived on a bank holiday. This is the second time we have booked a property with them and we hope to go back again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, it is very kind of you to take the time to do so.
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5

A Lovely Long Week in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

Having seen the forecast for the following week we weren't expecting great weather. Having got to within a couple of miles of the villa we decided to stop for lunch, at a lovely little place off the road side, which was also the headquarters of a local vineyard, after a fine lunch and some great prosecco and wine at a fabulously cheap price we new this was going to be a great holiday whatever the weather.

Martin and Emma were so welcoming and we felt so at ease being that we had our 16 month year old boy with us, they had also purposely gone out and bought 2 stair gates for the villa and fitted them before we arrived to make life a little more easy.

The villa was so much nicer that the pictures described, the pool was just at the right temperature and we immediately went for a dip.

Throughout the week the weather was true to its forecast and pretty rainy with some sun though, Martin and Emma recommended places to go through their extensive guide book that they have correlated and suggested a few more when chatting to them.

You felt completely alone at the villa forgetting that Martin and Emma were just in the Tower next door.

We visited quite a few places near by which had stunning views, architecture and shops, not enough time to do all the places we wanted to go.

Back at the villa, There was nothing better than having lazy long wine lunches up on the Patio/ veranda, with some sun coming down, looking out onto the hills, progressing to a beautiful sun set, a lunch would turn into a BBQ and then to darkness, still sat on the Patio/veranda doused in ambient lighting, watching the beautiful warm intermittent glow of the fireflies. This was just simply magical!

We found out that the weather was going to be amazing for the next few days after we would have left so we looked into changing flights which we did easily at a very small cost, and although Martin and Emma's villa was taken the day of our first departure they went out of their way to find us another villa just 6 miles down the road that was unoccupied for us to stay in for the next couple of nights. Two holidays in one!

Such great restaurants and great food and wine all so close, amazing villa with stacks of DVD's to watch if it is raining, a superb pool area and long garden for our little one to play in, and a hot tub. There was nothing to fault.

Thanks to Martin and Emma and Hiedi ( the dog) and the two girls for making such a great holiday, I think we will be returning next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Phil Thank you for your review, we enjoyed meeting you all. hopefully next time there will be less rain!
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5

Wonderful home!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 8 had a wonderful stay at Ca di Bracco in May of this year. The place was immaculately clean and the home itself was beautiful. The kids loved the pool and hot tub. Our family was able to totally relax after a hectic 3 days in Rome. We were able to take day trips easily to laces like Florence, Siena, and Assisi.

Both Emma and Dilys were very friendly and helpful to us in aiding in our navigating the area.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Liz Thank you for your review. It was real pleasure to meet you, Bill and the family.
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5

Lovely Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We are so pleased that we found ca' di Bracco it really is a beautiful house, very comfortable for our large family and had all we needed. The large patio shaded with vines was a lovely place to have our meals looking out on the picturesque views. The pool was beautifully warm which was such a treat this early in the season and it was cleaned every day. We did enjoy our visits to Assisi, Florence and Siena, we also enjoyed the local town Umbertide. Emma and Martin had kindly left us a very generous welcome pack which was much appreciated. I highly recommend this property to all types of groups.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Emily for your review. We did enjoy meeting you, Ed and the family and are so pleased you enjoyed your stay.
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Rates & Availability

Umbertide Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
April-May 2017
Apr 28 2017 - Jun 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,237
 
 
6 nights in June
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
$206
 
 
June 2017
Jun 16 2017 - Jun 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,611
 
 
Early July 2017
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,361
 
 
Late July and August 2017
Jul 21 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,860
 
 
Early September 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,361
 
 
Late September and October2017
Sep 15 2017 - Oct 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,237
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,237
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $250

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  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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