About the property
- Villa4305 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
Ca'di Bracco: Countryside location close to good restaurants lovely views, large outside terrace.
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. Free wifi throughout. From spring 2018 the upstairs rooms will have air-conditioning, as will the open plan living area; some air-conditioning is free an excess is metered and will be paid for in addition to rental.
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 pool, a table and chairs and sunbeds. Looking over the garden is a large shady terrace with table for 14. Barbecue and pizza oven. 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.
Ca di Bracco is rented exclusively by Gorgacce Rentals, renting houses since 1993.
- Response time:
- within a few days
- english, german, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 18, 2018
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 Umbertide
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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
We had a wonderful stay at Ca di Bracco. It's in a great position and has everything you need for a relaxed stay in the heart of green Umbria - but close enough to nearby towns for some cultural trips as well, The kitchen is superbly equipped and the wifi reaches right down to the pool area. Emma and Martin are really helpful hosts and their dog Heidi is a friendly presence - and patient with children! Finally, two things close to my heart at least: the collection of books is one of the best I've come across in a holiday home and the road up to the house, though steep, is not one of those white roads (which I've encountered many times) on which one fears for the chassis and suspension of the hire car every time you go in or out.
We (three generations of family, including 3 and one year olds ) had a fantastic time, thank you!
Amazing Vacation Spot
The house was beautiful and well maintained. We spent most of our days lounging by the pool and cooking lots of yummy food. Martin was such a huge help and really made our stay something special. Considering making this a yearly vacation spot.
Thanks for taking the time to review Channing. We did enjoy meeting your charming group and hope you will come back.
Beautiful well looked after home in green hills
We stayed at Ca di Bracco with family and friends while attending a wedding nearby and had a wonderful time. Emma organised for us to have 3 cots and for a pizzaiolo to make pizzas for 20 people on the night of our arrival. It was amazing to have a warm swimming pool, none of our friends staying nearby were able to swim at the places they stayed at so we felt very privileged. We will definitely consider staying again in the future.
Thanks for your review and we are glad you had a nice holiday, we enjoyed meeting you.
A very relaxing family holiday
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.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Ca di Bracco. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Emma
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.
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
Very pleasant stay
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.
Thank you for your review, it is very kind of you to take the time to do so.