A FAMILY HOLIDAY RETREAT
Pian di Cascina offers boutique family holiday homes with a relaxed, family orientated vibe. There are 8 unique homes, each carefully designed to accommodate families of varying sizes.
We also have larger homes – ideal for extended families/grandparents or 2 families sharing.
We are dedicated to providing a comfortable and relaxing experience for our families. Come and enjoy the comfort of our ‘walk-in’ family holiday ready homes – complete with everything you need for your stay – plus extra comforts like beds with crisp white linens, complementary organic, eco toiletries, Italian espresso machines and toys, books and games for the children.
PIAN DI CASCINA
Nestled in the hills of Valfabbrica Pian Di Cascina is a renovated 17th century Umbrian farmstead, set in 20 acres of privately owned idyllic countryside. It is ideally located for family holidays and travel with kids. We are an oasis of rest and relaxation, in the midst of olive groves, herb gardens, fig, walnut and oak trees. There are woodland walks from our front door and fields to run around in, on the way to the village bar and shop.
At Pian Di Cascina we know that when children are happy, relaxed and having fun, then parents can really enjoy their holiday.
The play lawns include something to capture every child’s imagination. We have created a safe and fun outdoor space where children can run free and have adventures. Our play lawn is grassed and partly shaded by umbrella pines, walnut trees and a gazebo. There are plenty of comfortable chairs all around for parents to relax in.
Just some of the toys & games you and your family can have fun with; table tennis, swing ball, badminton, tyre swing, zip slide, climbing dome, climbing frame, slide, hanging rings, ladder, mini climbing wall, hanging bars, basket ball net, castle & play fort, role play house with kitchen, fenced little Tikes ride on park, sand pit & toys and much, much more.
ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN
In the busier summer months, we provide a couple of complementary fun activities for children each week. We aim to get even the youngest or shyest child involved in a group activity that is both fun and educational.
Children can get involved in a tractor demonstration, with Paul, learn how the tractor works and is used on the farm and even have a go at driving it themselves. Our tractor demo is is usually quite popular with some of the larger kids as well (Dad’s!) – everyone is welcome!
We also have a fun group activity each week, such as a paper aeroplane making and flying competition or alternatively a child safe archery lesson followed by a chance to have a go and then take part in a light hearted competition.
We have a flock of friendly chickens – many children really enjoy meeting the chickens – you can say hello, pick them up and if you are lucky – you may even find a fresh egg in one of the nesting boxes!
RASPBERRIES AND FRUIT
In season we offer pick your own raspberries – we have 300 raspberry plants – picking can be a fun activity for all ages! In spring you can pick your own cherries from our trees. In autumn you can also pick your own figs. (All pick your own activities are subject to availability of fruit)
Our guests consistently say that our swimming pool is truly stunning! It is large and south facing with uninterrupted views of the Apennine mountains. The south side of the pool is on the edge of a steep hillside, which gives the feeling you are swimming off into the countryside…
There are several large terraces with a range of comfortable furniture, and 2 covered loggias that beautifully shade the east and west terraces. There is also a pool slide and adult-sized floating bean bags, which are great fun for all ages.
HEATED SPLASH POOL
There is also a heated children’s splash pool, with water toys – perfect for younger children – many parents find their children never want to get out! The splash pool is shaded and the entire pool area is fully fenced and gated.
Your safety is paramount – we are pleased to say that our pool has furbished with state of the art non-slip tiles – so that you and your little ones can walk around the pool without fear of slipping. The pool is also fully fenced and gated and away from the properties.
The pool is normally open from May through to the end of September – the ideal time to travel with kids on your family holiday.