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“A fantastic experience”
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La Serena
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
1 review
“A fantastic experience”
Reviewed 5 July 2013

From the moment you arrive at La Serena you are treated as a welcome and important guest. The facilities have been carefully thought through for the convenience, comfort and enjoyment of the guests and the standard of accommodation is second to none. The food is excellent so don't expect to lose any weight! You can always swim off the pounds in the lovely bright and clean pool alongside the house.

The is so much more than just a Bed and Breakfast, nothing is too much trouble for hosts Steph and Derek - who continually put themselves out to make your holiday or visit a smooth and enjoyable experience. I cannot recommend this highly enough.

Room Tip: All rooms are of the highest quality. Downstairs rooms offer facilities for those who cant manage s...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Stephanie M, Owner at La Serena, responded to this review, 8 July 2013
Thank you very much indeed for your lovely review.. We really look forward to seeing you again. All the best, Steph & Derek
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Reviewed 7 June 2013

La Serena is a beautiful house in the heart of Umbria and we were most wonderfully looked after by our hosts Steph and Derek. Each day started with a varied and healthy breakfast and ended with one of their lovely dinners or else a visit to an excellent local restaurant . There were so many places to visit in between. Extraordinary fortified hilltop towns and villages set amongst rolling, vine covered hillsides.
All this added up to a really great relaxing holiday.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Stephanie M, Owner at La Serena, responded to this review, 19 August 2013
Thank you for your lovely review - very kind of you to take the time... So happy you enjoyed your holiday and really look forward to seeing you again as soon as you can come!
All the best..
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Reviewed 23 May 2013 via mobile

La Serena is within easy reach of Perugia, Assisi, Gubbio, Lake Trasimeno & many hidden beauties shown to us by Derek & Stephanie who are outstanding in their attention to detail to ensure you have a your dream tailormade holiday in Umbria. We experienced excellent home-cooked Umbrian cuisine at La Serena and both Derek & Stephanie were our personal couriers to the many hidden treasures of the region. The spacious rooms are all ensuite & there is a a family room & facilities for disabled visitors. The swimming pool in the garden & the many other home features make La Serena the ideal holiday base for everyone!

  • Stayed May 2013
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Stephanie M, Owner at La Serena, responded to this review, 26 May 2013
Thank you for all the lovely things you have said about La Serena. We really enjoyed helping you explore some of what Umbria has to offer and look forward to showing you some more on your hoped-for next visit :-))
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Bagnoregio, Italy
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Reviewed 27 February 2013

I have just returned from an amazing week, learning sewing and dressmaking skills, with Steph, at La Serena in Umbria. The knowledge and practical skills I have gained in just one week are incredible. Both Steph's patience and guidance know no bounds. Luckily, both at lunchtime and in the evening my exhausted brain was refuelled by the delicious food, prepared and cooked by her husband Derek. Nothing was too much trouble for either of this delightful couple. I was made to feel at home from the minute I arrived, until the minute I sadly left. La Serena is a beautifully equipped, modern country house. Lake Trasimeno, Perugia and all the delights of Umbria and Tuscany are on the doorstep. I was a complete sewing and dressmaking beginner when I arrived at La Serena but Steph has given me the confidence to try whatever commercial pattern takes my fancy and to design my own patterns. I cannot recommend her course highly enough ! And for those of you who do not have a sewing desire, just relax in the surroundings and eat !

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
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Stephanie M, Owner at La Serena, responded to this review, 28 February 2013
Thank you for your fantastic comments. Your enthusiasm for dressmaking was wonderful to experience - hope you come back for more and that we stay in touch to share sewing stories. Thank you, also, for your company and all our wide-ranging discussions... A presto!
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Reviewed 4 November 2012

First time at La Serena and it was a extremely refreshing stay here, Enrolled on italian cookery course , using kitchen here. Steph and Derik are extremely good hosts and very friendly .Take good care of there guests and ensure that all needs are catered for. Clean and modern accomodation. Highly recommended for a relaxing vacation in the umbrian countryside.

Room Tip: I stayed in annexe due to full at hotel , dont reccomend this unless retro is your thing..Rooms in h...
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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Stephanie M, Owner at La Serena, responded to this review, 26 May 2013
Thank you for your very kind review - we hope to see you on a return visit sometime soon...
Best, Steph & Derek
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Walton-on-Thames
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Reviewed 31 October 2012

All the good things I had heard about La Serena are true. The welcome is warm, the accommodation beautiful inside and out, the food is fantastic. Steph and Derek make you feel at home - but with bells on! It is very relaxing, and situated in the perfect position for exploring lovely Umbria. My first trip, and hopefully not my last!

Valerie

Room Tip: The Hydrangea Suite is beautiful with its lovely decor, delightful terrace and magnificent views. V...
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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Stephanie M, Owner at La Serena, responded to this review, 28 February 2013
Thank you for your lovely comments and it was great to meet you - especially after knowing other members of your family so well :-)) Derek and I very much hope to see you again..
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Grantham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 October 2012

This was my second visit to La Serena with friends who had visited on 4 or 5 occasions previously. The welcom from Derek and Stephanie with refreshing cold drinks was just what was required after the long journey by car from the airport. After a period catching up with news we were shown to our bedroom which was large and well oppointed. In fact an appropriate description would be opulent. We had asked to dine in the first evening and the meal that was served reflected all the passion that Derek and Stephanie had for cooking and with drinks represented great value for monney. After 4 days we were moving on to Tuscany to meet a group of friends and stay at villa so the purpose of our stay at La Serena was to relax which was easy to do spending a lot of time in and around the swimming pool which was great. They say relaxing is an art form, I cannot think of a better place to practise the art than La Serena. Derek and Stephanie are great hosts and there is nothing too much trouble to make sure you enjoy your stay with them

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Stephanie M, Owner at La Serena, responded to this review, 4 October 2012
Thanks for your lovely review, John. Looking forward to seeing you again :))
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Additional Information about La Serena

Property: La Serena
Address: Vocabolo Capannella 3 | Castiglione della Valle, 06055 Castiglione della Valle, Italy
Region: Italy > Umbria > Province of Perugia > Castiglione della Valle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Castiglione della Valle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 6
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 
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La Serena Umbria, Italy

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