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“Delightful Holiday!”
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Our beautiful villa in the magical setting of the most sort after valley in Umbria can be yours!
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Front entrance off car park (room for 2 to 3 cars) two of the three large french windows in kitchen allowing the italian light to bathe the day.
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Our beautiful villa in the magical setting of the most sort after valley in Umbria can be yours!
Front entrance off car park (room for 2 to 3 cars)
two of the three large french windows in kitchen allowing the italian light to bathe the day.
Beautiful kitchen with travertine work tops - panoramic views onto secluded valley. The cook has it
Dinning end of kitchen seating 8
Upper balcony of sitting room and two 3-seater sofas.
Large sitting room with Etruscan arch to other areas of villa.
Ground floor twin bedroom with french windows out onto terrace and bathroom ensuite.
The outdoor breakfast terrace with stunning views of the valley.
Private Swimming pool 12 x 7 meters surrounded by olives and cypress trees. A grapevine gives shade.
Top bedroom in Tower 'vesuvius' with it's own entrance creating a studio atmosphere or a love nest.
Basin and mirror in a bathroom ensuite with bidet, shower and loo.
Beautiful kitchen with travertine work tops - panoramic views onto secluded valley. The cook has it
Private Swimming pool 12 x 7 meters surrounded by olives and cypress trees. A grapevine gives shade.
South Facade of Tobacco Tower Boutique Villa taken in January.
Latch door into scullery part of the kitchen which is convenient with separate.
The Green Room with 170 cm bed, dressing room area and ensuite. Large picture windows light up room.
Gazobo with seating for 6/8. There's a barbecue to the left of the picture and stunning views.
Far end of the beautiful spacious kitchen with door out into hall.
View from the Minstrels gallery over the 'secret garden' full of fresh herbs at The Tobacco Tower.
Corner steps into the swimming pool, near grapevine pergola, with 6 loungers.
Long shot of swimming pool.
West side of villa showing the sumptuous countryside, gazebo, sitting area of which there are many.
End of sitting room with Etruscan arch through to hall area and Juliet balcony on first floor.
Views out to Marzano hills.
Front facade of villa.
View of back of villa from the pool.
The heather clad gazebo for eating al fresco.
The courtyard at the villa.
Indigenous  butterfly on garden lavender
A walk through the grounds.
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Lippiano, Province of Perugia, Umbria

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Caroline...
Palo Alto, California
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Delightful Holiday!”
Reviewed 6 January 2018 for a stay in September 2017

La Buia was the perfect setting for a delightful holiday. On the border of Umbria and Tuscany, the surrounding countryside is gorgeous and the house is near-perfect. My in-laws booked a one week holiday for them, their two adult children, spouses and one teenager (7 total). The house is spacious, clean, and beautifully decorated. The grounds are exquisite and enjoyable to stroll through. The pool is quite nice, although we relaxed by it rather than swim since the Fall chill had started by the time we arrived. Richard and Lucie are welcoming, but low-key, hosts who strive to provide a beautiful retreat while not being intrusive. There is a basket filled with tourism brochures, menus, guidebooks, etc. My favorite local tip was Lucie's "Circular Walk," which is a 5K loop around the surrounding countryside. Several of us are runners and we ran the loop on several days. It is a beautiful challenge! It's very hilly, which provides beautiful views and the sensation that your heart will explode (from the cardiovascular effort, although perhaps from the beauty too).

I highly recommend the arrival dinner cooked by a local Italian couple. The house is filled with amazing smells upon your arrival and they cook a true feast- antipasti, pasta, meat, and dessert. There was so much food leftover! They were also quite kind in 100% accommodating a person's dairy allergy with separate portions, which allowed the rest of us to feast with butter and cheese! In addition, they brought a fantastic sparkler candle for the teenager's birthday celebration.

Although the house would be perfect to lounge around in all week, we are a very active group and made several day trips. The house is set back from the main road and the backroads are in fair condition so while completely navigable, can add time to any road trips. We also tripped the breaker a few times early on before we figured out how to time appliance usage. Richard was very responsive in helping us reset it.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
11 Jan 2018
Caroline, this is a heart warming review! Thankyou very much. Richard and I thoroughly enjoyed having you to stay in the villa. You were such accommodating guests, so appreciative of everything. I'd like to say that the little road through the valley was newly Asphalted in honour of your arrival at La Buia, but that was a coincidence. Seeing you and your husband going off for walks and disappearing with the dogs was a wonderful sight. Please do come again. You were all the most wonderful guests. Lucie.
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harriet14...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Beautiful La Buia! An idyllic holiday retreat”
Reviewed 5 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015

My words cannot do justice to La Buia. I fell in love the moment I woke up to the blue skies and spectacular views from my room. The tobacco tower and grounds are simply stunning - not to mention the wonderful Umbrian backdrop. Lucie and Richard have created the perfect holiday home for families and friends alike. It has been one of my most favourite holidays, with the best memories, and I would recommend anyone and any age to explore the area. Take me back! Thank you for the most amazing stay. xx

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
11 Jan 2018
Thankyou for this review Harriet. So appreciated. Happy New Year and bet it wasn't as good as the one spent here!
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barbeaujo
montreal, canada
Level 5 Contributor
93 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“WONDERFUL ! AMAZING ! TRANQUILITY !”
Reviewed 20 September 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Where do i start . There is so much to say. We are couple from Montreal Canada in their 40's. Traveled a lot, all over the world expect for Asia so far. I also micro manage ALL our vacation , and we do vacation a lot. But, everytime, there is always a certain apprehension to booking with owners versus booking a chain hotel.

Let me start by saying that Lucy will become your friend after a few emails. She and her husband are the kindest people we have ever met doing vacation rentals. To make a long story shirt, getting to the villa was not easy for us, and not speaking Italian made it impossible to get help. One email later, Lucy was calling me, telling us where to go and to stay there, she would come get us. She hugged us like we were old friends coming back home. It just felt amazing !

About the villa itself, being just my husband and I, we used the downstairs bedroom and push the 2 beds together. Linens were so comfortable, mattress also, i am not the kids of person that easily sleeps ( a get about 5 to 6 hours sleep per night ) and believe it or not, first night i slept for 13 hours ! My husband was wondering at some point if i was still breathing , lol ! I woke up so refresh. It was amazing. Writing about it makes me miss that bed and !

It was chilly when we went and even had to close windows at some point. Not enough to use the fireplace, which i would have loved to do. We had done a grocery prior to checking in and cooked ourself the most delicious breakfast,lunch & diner there could be ! We didn't move from the villa for the 4 days we were there. It was THAT perfect. Almost all lunch were taken outside.

We would go walk outside everyday on the property. We are so remote from everyone that just walking on their ground is an activity. I am not a pet lover that much, but believe me , her dog became my husband's friend right away and i was always looking to have him over with us when we were sitting outside. He was so adorable. Always wanted to be pet. We truly missed him the day he didn't come.

We didn't use the pool because of the weather but, could easily imagine ourself in it with our family. Views from anywhere is just amazing. I could visualized ourself there any months of the year.

We really wish we will go back and bring my parents as well as our 2 kids. It is secure, clean, spacious, remote, quiet, comfortable, it is pretty much all you can ask for.

I have shared a lot of pictures on their Facebook page and i would be ready to talk or email to anyone who is having doughts about renting this property. You could not ask for better host then Lucy !

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Liked best: views
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Christine...
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Spectacularly Stunning”
Reviewed 21 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

The landscape within which this amazing Tower sits is simply stunning. Quiet, peaceful and full of the meditative sounds of nature with amazing views. The gardens are filled with herbs, honeysuckle, jasmine and lavender. The tower is decorated in neutral tones and is in impeccable taste. The mattress is so comfortable you cannot fail to have a wondrous sleep. Although the beauty of the night sky can be a distraction. The kitchen is kitted out for even the most ambitious cook and the pool is fantastic. To top it all Lucie and Richard, the landlords who live next door, are charming, couldn't be more helpful or more entertaining but are 100% respectful of your privacy. We left wishing we could stay for months !! If you are looking for a superbly designed yet sympathetic hideaway, this place cannot be bettered.

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Liked best: The view and setting
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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poppy1026
Hoylake, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A special place to stay it comes with its own tranquility”
Reviewed 26 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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The perfect rental for a catch up with friends/family, 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and each one on a different floor. Plenty of living space too to spread out and enjoy the calm. This is also a feature of the garden with lots of separate seating areas away from the house to just sit and enjoy the view. The nearest town is about 15 mins away by car, with plenty of shops and restaurants at Citta di Castello but you don't have to go out or cook because Lucie (our host who made us very welcome) will provide a three course meal at a very reasonable price and deliver it to the house. This worked so well for us on our first night after a drive from Rome airport. Wish we had spent more time at the house but we only stayed 5 nights and there was a lot to see locally and a day trip to Sienna. Would definitely consider another visit but this time to enjoy the comfort of the house and the pool. Special mention for the beds and the sofas which were really comfortable. Top tip! choose the top floor bedroom the views are spectacular and the stairs balance out the pasta

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Liked best: the views and the dogs
Travelling group: Friends
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ChrisKenb...
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
“Heavenly !”
Reviewed 18 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

It would be very hard - if not impossible - to find a nicer property than this. The owners go out of their way to be helpful and friendly (without being intrusive). The house has been painstakingly and stunningly restored. Everything possible has been thought about in terms of the comfort of the guests. Lucie and Richard's taste is impeccable. We cannot recommend this property too highly.

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Liked best: The care the owners have taken in preparing the property for rental.
Liked least: Leaving.
Travelling group: Extended Family
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womble197...
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6 reviews
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“Simply breathtaking”
Reviewed 21 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We began our search for something special back on a dismal January evening. Having found La Buia we quickly realised that we had stumbled upon a gem and had very high hopes that the property would be all we wanted for a family holiday.

From the moment of contact with Lucie and Richard we knew this was going to be a very special place. Pre holiday arrangements and communication - along with excellent road directions - were all fantastic. Lucie and her daughter went out of their way to organise a special Father's Day gift for my husband - a private pasta making lesson - which we all had the pleasure of enjoying!

We arrived at La Buia, after driving through a torrential downpour, somewhat jaded. However, any post travel grumpiness was banished as we turned the corner of the house to witness the beautiful gardens and valley stretching before us. We had arranged for a home cooked meal to be awaiting us on our arrival - cooked by Lucie. Within an hour of our arrival we were seated outside, prosecco open and eating a delicious three course meal!

La Buia is situated in a stunning rural location, only 10 minutes by car from local amenities and the seclusion and tranquility it provides is truly wonderful. Set in extensive grounds with beautiful gardens abound, including herb gardens that we had the pleasure of using, it is the perfect place to relax. The covered dining area outside is ideal for every mealtime and the terraces perfect for an apperativo!

The pool was great for both of our children, 4 and 9 years old - one swimmer and one non-swimmer. The pool steps gave our younger one an ideal place to grow in confidence as the weeks progressed. The sun loungers and umbrellas gave welcome shade as did the grape vine pergolas - you know what they say about mad dogs and Englishmen!

All three bedrooms - with en-sites - were very comfortable and well appointed with beautiful furnishings providing home from home touches. The shutters were fantastic at keeping out the heat from the day and in the evening the large windows captured the valley breezes perfectly.

The kitchen was spacious and very well equipped in all ways. We certainly made the most of home dining during our stay - although the 8 seater dining table was rather under used as we dined al fresco every evening.

The house provides great space and room for everyone to be in their own place. We didn't use the main sitting room very much as the weather was so glorious in the evenings but on the few occasions that we did, it was very comfortable.

The whole house has a feeling of light and calm. It is very obvious that Lucie and Richard have invested a great deal time and love into making this a home for their guests to share. There is lovely attention to detail in all the rooms such as Lucie's fantastic paintings - along with thoughtful touches such as jigsaws and books for children along with local information leaflets and booklets.

Lucie and Richard were fantastic at giving us ideas of things to do - while I have to say that we were rather lazy - enjoying the house and pool surroundings so much, that we spent more time just relaxing than we have ever done on a holiday before.

The location of the house is an ideal spot for day trips - here are just a few of the things that we saw while we were there
Citta di Castello - markets
Anghiari - ice cream!
Sansepolcro
Cortona
Monte Santa Maria Tiberina - amazing pizza
Castello di Sorci - Italian Sunday lunch
and many, many more!

Our holiday at La Buia has been all that we had hoped for and more. We are glad that we haven't dashed around 'seeing and doing' every day as it gives us the perfect reason to return and I can't imagine anywhere I'd rather come back to. Simply breathtaking - and that's before the stars come out.

Thank you Lucie, Richard and family.

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Liked best: The ability to have a haven to return to.
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 25-34
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