Oliva self-catering apartment is simply and comfortably furnished, beautifully decorated. One double bedroom and has full central heating and a log burner. The spectacular swimming pool is shared by the apartments: located above the house in a tranquil position overlooking the surrounding villages of Castiglione Della Valle and Montepetriolo.
Casa Nestore Apartments
Casa Nestore is a traditional stone farmhouse set in the green valleys of Umbria, close to Umbria’s capital Perugia and Assisi. The smaller towns of Tavernelle, Marsciano and Lake Trasimeno are just a short drive through the “Green Heart of Italy”.
Our vision at Casa Nestore was to restore and an old farmhouse with apartments keeping the traditional Umbrian style but adding a slight modern touch to bathrooms and kitchens giving a classic feel to the property but with the functionality of modern living. We have achieved this by combing traditional local builders and craftsmen and with the help of top London architect, Ian Wylie, who also owns a traditional villa in Italy and has many years experience in this field.
Casa Nestore is based around the original shape and style of the existing farmhouse and boasts outstanding views of the surrounding woods and farmland. Our aim is to provide a quality service now and in the future to all our visitors and to ensure that they enjoy a happy and peaceful stay.
Nick & Mandi Lambden
- english, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 28, 2018
Why Nick & Mandi Lambden chose Marsciano
Why book with us Complimentary first morning breakfast basket Solar heated 15m x 5m pool Free WiFi Secure covered parking Bath & Pool towels BBQ Area Mountains Bikes
What makes this Apartment unique
Knowledgeable owners on-site Tranquil location
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Perfect Peaceful Picturesque Home from Home
Beautiful setting within the Umbrian hills, a stones throw from Italy's 4th largest lake (Trasimeno). Casa Nestore is clean, well maintained and equipped, with a great welcome from Nick and Mandi, the owners.
It was great for a late summer break, and certainly still warm enough for a few dips in the well sized swimming pool.
The local restaurant and bar, in Castigleone Della Valle (<10 min walk), made for a great evening on one of the days. I'll certainly go back to Casa Nestore with friends again!
Thank you for your amazing review, Ben. It was lovely to see you again for a return visit. We are so pleased that you felt we offered something to be enjoyed with your friends as well as with your family, who accompanied you last time.
It is nice to know that you can the weather was still warm enough in October for you to enjoy the pool. We look forward to seeing you again with your friends next year.
A fantastic holiday destination with superb facilities and wonderful hosts, thanks Nick and Mandy
We had a relaxing week in wonderful surroundings with the bonus of a gorgeous swimming pool. There was a nice touch of breakfast waiting for our first morning and even a bottle of bubbly for the evening. Nick and Mandy were very helpful with ideas for local restaurants and places to visit. We had a wonderful time and the apartment was spotless and great value for money. We are booking up again for 2019. Very worth a visit to relax and enjoy Italy.
We are so pleased that you felt that your stay was good value for money and that you enjoyed the contents of the breakfast basket and the prosecco. Thank you for your booking for next summer. We look forward to welcoming you and your family, this time in our larger apartment Fico.
Beautiful and well epuipped with excellent knowledgeable hosts!
Just returned from a wonderful stay in the Olivia, Casa Nestore apartment. The location is beautiful and perfect whether you want to relax by the pool or get out and explore the surrounding area. The apartment is brilliantly equipped with everything you need to self cater but we spent most of our time trying out the local restaurants. Mandi and Nick are very knowledgeable and happy to advise on places to eat and visit.
If you get the opportunity while you are there visit a village festa ( we went to Monte Petrilolo)for a real local feel for food and entertainment, it is a lot of fun. We also loved visiting the lake which is a short drive away, Castiglione Del Lago is a beautiful historical town with lovely restaurants ( fab views) and shops to wander round. They also have an open air cinema during the summer months.
Our teenage daughter enjoyed visiting the local water park and would also thoroughly recommend a visit to the local wakeboard park in Perugia. The instructors there spoke really good English and were brilliant.
It was very hot during our holiday so in the afternoons it was nice to retreat under the umbrella on the private patio with a glass of Prosecco ( very reasonably priced in the local supermarket!). It would be lovely to go back slightly earlier or later in the season when we are told the temperature is a more comfortable 25-30 degrees.
All in all, we had a fab holiday and thoroughly recommend this beautiful apartment in this beautiful part of the world.
Thank you for your great review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay in our Oliva apartment and found lots to do in the area. Many visitors this year have enjoyed the new wake park in Perugia.
Great stay in undiscovered Umbria
A great stay Casa Nestore in the Oliva apartment. Umbria looks great in late spring and it’s already hot enough to make the pool a necessity.
Really enjoyed having breakfast at the table by the window overlooking wheat fields laced with poppies with village in the background. Mandi and Nick the owners have a wealth of local knowledge and you will never be short of places to visit and very good local restaurants to eat in. A really relaxing stay: going to repeat the experience in the Autumn to further explore Umbria. As a keen walker I will be exploring the many routes which pass right by Casa Nestore and the weather should be a little cooler.
We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and found it relaxing. We look
forward to welcoming you and your friends again the Autumn to complete
some of the many local walks. Should you wish to venture further afield
you can follow the route of the pilgrims to Assisi. If you wish to relive
your memory of the poppy fields outside the apartment then please check
out our new photos and video professionally taken by photographer Giulio.
Beautiful apartment in stunning location
Our second stay in this beautiful apartment with the wonderful Lambdens as hosts. Beautiful location with lovely views in the autumn sunshine. This apartment has everything you could possibly need for a beautiful Italian break and we will be back !
Thank you for your great review. It is always a pleasure to have guests return. We hope that you enjoyed your time in our apartment and especially your visits to Assisi and the chocolate festival in Perugia. We hope that you will return to stay with us in the near future.
Perfection in the Umbrian countryside
We have just returned from a wonderful week’s stay at Casa Nestore in the Olivia Apartment. The apartment is beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean and finished to an excellent standard. The kitchen is very well equipped and the bathroom has an excellent walk in shower. The bed is very comfortable and there is plenty of storage space.
The apartment has the most picturesque views from all aspects and has its own terrace which we enjoyed in the evenings watching the sun go down over hills with a glass of prosecco! The large shared terrace has plenty of sun loungers and is perfect for sunbathing. The swimming pool is an excellent size, very well maintained and the perfect temperature to enjoy at any time of the day. The location of the apartment is very peaceful and very relaxing.
The apartment is an excellent base for exploring Umbria with Perugia and Lake Trasimeno all within 45 / 30 mins respectively by car. There are plenty of walks around the village of Castiglione Della Valle and the woodland around the apartment. There are plenty of cycle and mountain biking routes too.
Nick, Mandi and Issac are the perfect hosts and made us feel really welcome and at home. They provided lots of suggestions for places to visit and places to eat and were happy to help with any questions that we had.
We highly recommend Casa Nestore Holiday Apartments and look forward to returning to enjoy another stay soon.
Thank-you for such a lovely review. We are pleased you enjoyed what our apartment and the local area have to offer. It was a pleasure to have such considerate and appreciative guests staying with us. We hope that when you return we will have our outdoor pizza oven installed and that you will be able to try your hand at making your homemade pizzas that you talked about. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
A splash of inky blue on the hilly landscape, Lago Trasimeno is where Umbria spills over into Tuscany. Italy's fourth-largest lake is a prime spot if you want to tiptoe off the well-trodden trail for a spell and slip into the languid rhythm of lake life. Around this 128 sq km lake, silver-green olive groves, vines, woods of oak and cypress and sunflower fields frame castle-topped medieval towns, such as Castiglione del Lago and Passignano, which are draped along its shores like a daisy chain. A gentle and unhurried ambience hangs over the lake's trio of islands – Maggiore, Minore and Polvese – all wonderfully relaxing escapes.
Hannibal destroyed the Roman army here in 217 BC, and the lake's numerous fortifications attest to its strategic position and turbulent past.
Additional information about rental rates
The swimming pool is open from the first week of May until the 3rd week of September