Sometimes you just discover somewhere to switch off from the day to day hustle (and hassle) without having to travel to the other side of the world.
Tucked away and very much off the beaten track is La Cuccagna, a delightful B&B, nestled between Perugia and Gubbio in the heart of Umbria. It’s hilltop position give you some of the finest views of the rolling hills and valleys of the idyllic Italian countryside.
Whilst it’s billed as a B&B, La Cuccagna offers much more. Set in 11 acres, there’s a stunning swimming pool with an infinity edge with panoramic views beyond, beautiful gardens with a variety of herbs growing in the rich soil and a covered terrace offering shade from the midday sun – and a place to sip those sunset views with a glass of chilled wine.
Sarah and Salvatore make you incredibly welcome and offer a wealth of knowledge on where to go and what to see locally and further afield. They are happy to recommend places for dinner from a simple pizza to a stunning gourmet meal and they will also make the reservation for you too. You may be lucky to be at La Cuccagna for one of Salvatore’s weekly “Pizza Nights” when the stone baked oven is fired up to produce delicious bread and pizza for guests.
Breakfast is simple and Italian style and the large refectory table in the farmhouse is a great social meeting point and a chance to meet and chat with fellow travellers.
We stayed in the recently completed La Cisterna (The Outhouse) which had a small sitting room, kitchenette and bathroom on one floor, a large double bedroom on the first floor and a sunny private terrace area to the front. A perfect retreat - especially when you’re sitting on the terrace overlooking the forest with some bread, cheese, antipasti and a glass of wine for a light lunch.
In the main farmhouse are the four main b&b bedrooms, all individually and stylishly decorated and there is another separate building “La Stalleta” which is another self contained unit with a double bedroom, bathroom and open plan kitchen/living room.
Whist there was no TV at La Cuccagna (which is a good thing), there is Wi-Fi, a well stocked honesty bar and a chance to catch up on life, a good book, a movie or two on your ipad and to just relax in the quite surroundings that La Cuccagna offers.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- La Cuccagna offers boutique style B&B and self-catering accommodation, finished with the highest quality luxury linens, plush towels, fluffy bathrobes and organic artisan toiletries. Our rooms are rustic and simple in harmony with the natural surroundings. Furnishings are mostly handmade locally in the original style of an Umbrian farmhouse and we have used local artists, ceramics and textiles in the finishing touches. Our hilltop position offers peace and tranquillity with stunning, unspoilt views over the hills and valleys. Our horizon pool has an infinity edge that drops off into the rolling Umbrian countryside with views that stretch into neighbouring Tuscany. We are an English / Italian couple who decided to find a little piece of paradise in Umbria and open our home to offer guests a unique and authentic experience. Our guests receive a warm welcome and we pride ourselves in ensuring that they receive the highest level of personal hospitality and enjoy the most relaxing stay possible. We love the Umbrian way of life and all it has to offer and it gives us great pleasure to help our guests enjoy the very best stay in our stunning surroundings. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- La Cuccagna Gubbio, Italy - Umbria