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Witney, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

The cuisine, the wine and our hosts have been wonderful.We have been overwhelmed by the beauty of the landscapes, the fantastic architecture and seeing the Etruscan heritage. I love photography & it is truly a photographers paradise. La Serena is owned & run by 2 great people, Derek a great chef & Steph a very knowledgable guide. La Serena offers... More 

Thank bobholly
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Lovely villa, Derek and Steph offer a wonderful home from home environment. Lovely location, great base to explore the Umbrian region. Great facilities, pool, equipment, the kitchen is a cooks dream 😊 Highly recommended

Thank Kangasue
Stephanie M, Owner at La Serena, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your lovely comments - it was great to meet your lovely family & I hope you/they will want to return :-)) More 

Lancaster, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 May 2016

What an amazing escape from the world and all its problems! Umbria in the spring, with its wooded hills and lush green valleys, and with its mediaeval hill towns and cities, was the perfect background to our getaway. Derek and Stephanie looked after us like one of their own. Nothing was too much trouble. Derek's skills in the kitchen were... More 

Stephanie M, Owner at La Serena, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely feedback - and we certainly hope to welcome you back! More sewing or simply relaxing - ha!! :) More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
31 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

If you want to be spoilt or just left to chill out, La Serena is just amazing. We stayed for a week in September. Stephanie collected us from the airport as we did not wish to drive this trip. Derek cooked amazing meals on the days we ate at La Serena - some lunchtime too. Rooms all enquire with a... More 

Thank Wherenext222
Stephanie M, Owner at La Serena, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments.. Hope you can come again soon :-)) More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2016

Stephanie and Derek are superb hosts . We ate really well and I learnt a lot of sewing techniques from Stehanie. The surrounding area is beautiful and also enjoyed fabric shopping - so much choice compared with UK shops!!

Thank Puccini27
Stephanie M, Owner at La Serena, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments - hope to see you again in the not-too-distant future :) More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 17 October 2015

Really comfortable and relaxing stay, excellent amenities, best breakfast ever and Derek's superb cooking! Perfectly situated to explore Lake Trasimeno and the lovely countryside and historic towns and villages of Southern Umbria.

Thank David M
Stephanie M, Owner at La Serena, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to La Serena and for being such a lovely guest - hope to see you again.... More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 6 September 2015

We recently returned from a lovely 2 week stay at Le Serena for our annual holiday. La Serena is a beautiful, well equipped and well maintained villa in the heart of the Umbrian countryside and was exactly what we were looking for from our holiday. Owned by the very nice Derek and Steph, who were always only a phone call... More 

Thank Richard M
Stephanie M, Owner at La Serena, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind and descriptive review.. We are very happy you all enjoyed yourselves and definitely hope you will come again :-)) Very best wishes, Steph & Derek More 

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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2015

Fantastic Olive Picking Holiday. We were met at the airport and taken to this wonderful house. The room was clean and spacious, with a balcony over looking the beautiful countryside. Our hosts Steph and Derek could not of done anything more to make our holiday enjoyable. Their knowledge of the local area is fantastic, they proved to be great tour... More 

Thank peachesandcream
Stephanie M, Owner at La Serena, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful comments... There are loads of olives this year, so lots to pick!! Hope to see you again.. More 

Bishop's Cleeve
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

We travelled to La Serena as a family of 5, with 3 teenage kids (16,14 & 13). Steph met us from the train station and helped us get the hire car before following her back to La Serena. During our stay Steph took us on a wine tasting tour, Derek cooked 3 beautiful meals with wine included which was great... More 

Thank BishopsCleeveSam
Stephanie M, Owner at La Serena, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful comments :-)) Hope to be able to welcome you back to La Serena some day... More 

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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2015 via mobile

Really enjoyed my baking lessons at La Serena in Umbria. Hosts Derek & Steph are efficient and relaxed. The excellent organisation meant that we managed to produce a remarkable selection of Italian breads and cakes. It was both a learning and a fun time. The master bakers Richard & Ruth giving the lessons, couldn't have been nicer... patient with our... More 

1 Thank Inez P
Stephanie M, Owner at La Serena, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments! So glad you enjoyed yourself... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Breakfast
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
La Serena provides a peaceful luxury "home-away-from-home" - with wonderful food too (our guests tell us so!). All rooms/suites are en-suite with lots of little extras to make your stay very comfortable. Outside we have a very large swimming pool, access to lots of paths and tracks, plus bicycles and other activities. Located centrally, you can explore old towns and villages, lakes, mountains, and both the Mediterranean and Adriatic coasts! Come soon.... ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Serena

Address: Vocabolo Capannella 3 | Castiglione della Valle, 06055 Castiglione della Valle, Italy
Region: Italy > Umbria > Province of Perugia > Castiglione della Valle
Price Range: £72 - £81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
La Serena Umbria, Italy
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“All rooms are of similar style & quality.”
  • Sunset over lake Trasimeno from San Feliciano, Umbria, Italy. Photographers paradise.
 of 5 bubbles bobholly, 8 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms overlooking the front, have a scenic view with own balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles Wherenext222, 17 Feb 2016 | Read review
“The accessible room with ensuite downstairs were perfect for us, with me in my wheelchair. Both rooms were large, giving us plenty of space to manoeuvre around, and the opportunity of entering through the house or from outside.”
 of 5 bubbles 360Wheely, 19 Apr 2015 | Read review
“You will need a car.”
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