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5 of 5 bubbles Review of La Cuccagna

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La Cuccagna
Ranked #2 of 39 Gubbio B&B and Inns
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
“Heaven !!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2010

We couldn't have chosen a better place for a family holiday than La Cuccagna. The setting, high in the Umbrian hills is absolutely beautiful. We constantly marvelled at the views best enjoyed from the terrace and the infinity pool. After returning from our visits to Assisi, Cortona, Perugia, Gubbio, Spoleto etc it was great to cool off in the pool, and relax with a glass of wine on the terrace. We chose the self-catering option and were well served by the local butcher shop (fabulous), grocery stores and supermarket. Don't miss Savatore's pizza night and our sons-in-law really enjoyed using the wood burning pizza oven and barbecue. Our hosts Sarah, Salvatore and Rosa were great, unobtrusive but very helpful. We hope to return.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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Lincoln, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2010

Our group of eight spent a week at La Cuccagna, and not only were our hosts, Sarah and Sal, extremely helpful in recommending which sites to visit and restaurants to dine in, but they extended an almost forgotten type of personal hospitality, as if they had invited us into their home. Our only regret was that we were so busy trying to experience as much of Umbria as possible that we didn't spend more time at this wonderful retreat perched near the top of a ridge with views all the way to Perugia.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with friends
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East Sussex
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2010

The owners of La Cuccagna are very friendly and welcoming and give plenty of useful advice on where to go, what to see, how to get there etc. They also know all the child friendly restaurants and where to find playgrounds. We enjoyed sightseeing the neighbouring towns which are all within easy reach. The facilities at La Cuccagna were excellent, the highlight was the 'endless horizon' swimming pool, which overlooks an amazing view of the surrounding hills. We would definitely like to return for another holiday here :0)

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2010

We went to La Cuccagna looking for a relaxing two week break to unwind, enjoy the food, the scenery and soak up the atmosphere. Sal and Sarah are the most hospitable hosts with a degree of service you would not expect from a self catering property. They were never intrusive but always on hand for help with local knowledge, booking restaurants or excursions. Their friendly, warm and easy going attitude made us feel at home immediately.

La Cuccagna is set in a beautiful location perched on the edge of the valley with panoramic views across the valley and towards Perugia, which can be seen while taking a swim in the infinity pool which juts out into the scenery. The position of the house at the top of the valley gives a sense of being 'away from it all' while still being within easy reach of some of Umbrias most beautiful medieval hill top towns and 'must see' destinations.

The house itself and La Stalletta, the separate self catering converted barn in which we stayed are set in landscaped gardens with borders of lavendar and herbs which are evolving naturally under Sal and Sarahs care.

La Stalletta is a restored and converted traditional stone building which provides the perfect accommodation for two with a well equipped kitchen for those who like to cook (the first we've stayed in with a decent set of sharp knives) and a west facing terrace for dining while watching the sun set over the breathtaking views over the hills at the head of the valley. The rooms are simple and spotlessly clean with shutters on each room to keep out the mid day sun.

We hope to be able to return soon and would thoroughly recommend La Cuccagna to anyone.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2010

My husband and I stumbled across La Cuccagna after it was recommended to us by friends who had stayed there previously. We were making our way through Italy after our flights had been cancelled during the Icelandic volcanic ash fiasco. When we arrived we couldn't believe our luck. The drive up to the converted farmhouse through the Umbrian hillside was incredible with beautiful uninterrupted scenary over Umbria and Tuscany for miles and miles. The couple who run the place: Sarah and Salvatore were such friendly, welcoming and generous hosts. They made us feel at home immediately and were on hand to give us any help and advice we needed throughout our stay.

The Cuccagna is perched on the hillside with breathtaking views over the countryside and a fabulous infinity pool. The farmhouse has been sympathetically and very stylishly restored. We stayed in a bedroom in the farmhouse on the ground floor. The bedroom and ensuite bathroom were spacious and spotlessly clean and the bed was so comfortable. After travelling through Italy and sleeping in so many different hotels and guesthouses it was fantastic to sleep in a comfy bed with proper, crisp new bedding! In the mornings we woke to the fabulous views and sat outside enjoying a coffee on the private terrace outside our room overlooking the valley. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Warwick, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2010

Our two weeks at La Cuccagna was one of the best holiodays we've ever had in over 35 years. The location, tucked a away in the Umbrian hills, gave us spectacular views of the countryside. To admire the views from the beautiful infinity pool was extremely relaxing.

The accommodation is first-class. Sarah and Sal have been meticulous in creating this ideal retreat, even making sure that the beds are just about the most comfortable we've ever experienced. Typical Italian breakfasts were always something to anticipate - complete with home-made jam and marmalade.

Above all was Sarah and Sal's desire to help us enjoy our stay. They were able to point us in the direction of some superb local restarants, advise us on where to park in nearby towns, and to suggest the best way to visit Perugia (by a 25-minute train journey at a cost of only two Eros return). They were a mine of i nformation with maps and advice.

La Cuccagna is a destination we shall return to at the earliest opportunity. Brilliant holiday.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2010

From the moment we arrived, we received 5 star treatment. Sal and Sarah are excellent hosts and go out of their way to ensure total enjoyment - nothing is too much trouble for them. Beautiful stone farmhouse, the en-suite bedrooms are very comfortable and full of character and we knew instantly that we had made the right choice for our holiday. Fabulous swimming pool with fantastic views. We were also supplied with pool towels on arrival.
The breakfast is really first class - 5 star.

We can't wait to go back.

Keri and Cleddau - Wales

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: La Cuccagna
Address: Frazione Santa Cristina No. 22, 06024, Gubbio, Italy
Region: Italy > Umbria > Province of Perugia > Gubbio
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 39 B&Bs / Inns in Gubbio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 6
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 
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