Rustic yet Chic Farmhouse Accommodation
Beautiful Infinity Swimming Pool With Spectacular Views
B&B rooms, Studio Suite and Self Catering Cottage
Welcome to La Cuccagna, where we offer boutique style accommodation in a traditionally built Italian retreat, set in the heart of the Umbrian countryside. Situated between Perugia and Gubbio it is the perfect location for exploring the sights of Umbria and Tuscany and our hilltop position offers stunning, unspoilt views over the hills and valleys that stretch into neighbouring Tuscany. La Cuccagna has been passionately restored to exhibit all that you would expect from an Italian country residence. Our farmhouse and private outhouse provide B&B accommodation and 'La Stalletta' (the old cowshed), is a charming one bedroom self-catering cottage. All of these dwellings have been tastefully restored, preserving architectural features such as exposed beams, wooden lintels and stone walls. La Cuccagna is a mythical paradise where it is said you will find ‘life how you want it’ and we are passionate about ensuring each guest finds just that during their stay with us. That maybe just relaxing in peaceful tranquillity by the pool or sightseeing in the local area. But for those who want a little more out of their stay with us, we are on hand to help you get you immersed into the Italian way of life.
We have designed the entire ground floor of our farmhouse to house four comfortable and stylish bed & breakfast rooms. The rooms are either double or twin and all are en-suite, complete with luxury linens, plush towels, fluffy bathrobes and organic, artisan toiletries. Two rooms feature a further pull out bed if required. The bedrooms are complemented by a lovely dining and living area and as you might expect from an Italian retreat, we have brought the countryside into our home by providing a spacious outdoor patio with shaded pergola where you can sit and enjoy the stunning views.
La Cisterna is a detached, studio suite offering a further B&B room, an ideal bolthole for two or for a family of four.
Accommodation includes a delicious continental breakfast (which includes local homemade organic produce) which will set you up for the day‘s activities. Facilities include wireless internet, honesty bar, massage therapist, ‘at home’ catered evenings and pizza and pasta making courses.
Living Rooms: 1
Property Type: Guesthouse
All our properties are on the ground floor facilitating easy access for wheelchairs. One bedroom in Casa del Fattore has been specifically designed to accommodate visitors with a wheelchair.
La Cuccagna is set in more than 11 acres of rural Italian countryside abundant in seasonal delights such as wild asparagus, fennel and truffles. We have landscaped around the pool area and the garden where we have planted a number of majestic old olive trees, vines, fruit trees and our own steady supply of fresh herbs.
You are free to explore our grounds and discover the wonders of nature at first hand or you could sit down, relax and enjoy the view in one of the many areas we have created for your comfort. Imagine yourself with a good book or a glass of Italian Red in hand!
Our infinity swimming pool is long enough for your morning exercise or for just cooling off and enjoying the breathtaking views. The infinity edge drops off into the beauty of the Umbrian Hills.
We have built a traditional stone oven which makes the most delicious bread and pizza. Our weekly ‘Pizza Night’ offers the chance to dine straight from the oven under the stars on the veranda.
Important notes on accommodation
We believe it is possible to be environmentally friendly while maintaining maximum comfort for your stay. Therefore we strive to consider the environmental impact of La Cuccagna and observe sustainable practices where possible.
These include the use of small local businesses, carefully selected local materials and natural based products rather than chemicals. Original materials from the house have all been re-used in and around our estate. The property has an under-floor heating and hot water system run by solar power in the summer and from our fireplace in the winter.
Most of our fittings, fixtures and furniture are locally sourced and much of our tableware and ceramics are from various local potters and artists.
When catering we use home grown produce whenever possible (we grow herbs, fruit and vegetables and we make all our own passata, wine, limoncello, olive oil, chestnut products and plenty more) and as a registered organic farm all our produce is free range and organic.
Location Type: Rural.
La Cuccagna prices
|Rental Period||Per Night||Per Week||Per Month||Min. Stay (Nights)|
|14 April 2014 - 13 June 2014||€ 90.00||3|
|14 June 2014 - 14 September 2014||€ 110.00||3|
|14 June 2014 - 14 September 2014||€ 100.00||7|
|15 September 2014 - 30 November 2014||€ 90.00||3|
Changeover day is flexible. Guests may check-in after 4.00 pm on the day of arrival & must check-out before 10am on the day of departure, alternative arrangements can be made on request.
30% deposit is required to secure bookings of €700 or more, with the outstanding balance due on arrival. Otherwise card details are required to complete any reservations. Credit card payments accepted.
B&B and Self Catering Accommodation between Perugia / Gubbio, Umbria
About the area
The nearest beach is Fano on the Adriatic coast (105km).
There are two 18 hole golf courses within easy reach. Antognolla Golf and Country Club (26km, 20 mins) hosts a championship course, landscaped to exploit the natural beauty of the countryside, under the backdrop of the stunning Antognolla Castle. Perugia Golf Course is 38km (40 mins). Both courses are open all year and have equipment available for hire.
Special Interest Holidays
Working with several artists we offer all-inclusive art experiences which include cultural visits.
Weddings & Special Celebrations
Imagine your wedding day immersed in the beauty of Umbria’s nature, sipping aperitifs on our panoramic terrace, dining on fine Umbrian cuisine and the sun setting over the hills in the background. We can tailor make your special day to be as rustic or luxurious as you please.
Olive Picking Holidays
We harvest our olives in November so if you fancy a rare opportunity to step off the day to day treadmill of life for a chance to really appreciate our environment then why not come and help us pick our olives. On picking days we indulge you in an alfresco picnic which includes a glass of wine or two. You will also be taken on a visit to the local Frantoio where you can watch the olives you have picked being pressed into delicious extra, extra virgin olive oil, some of which you will be able to take home to share with your family and friends.
How to get there
La Cuccagna can be easily reached from Perugia Airport, just 20 minutes away. Car hire is recommended. Rental companies available at Perugia airport include Hertz, Europcar and Avis.
Other airports and approximate distances are: Ancona 1 hour 15 minutes. Rome 2 hours 15 minutes. Florence 2 hours 30 minutes. Bologna 2 hours 30 minutes. Pisa 3 hours.
Within 25-40 minutes - Gubbio, Perugia, Assisi, Todi, Spello, Lake Trasimeno, Deruta, Umbertide, Citta di Castello.
Within 1 hour - Cortona, Spoleto, Foligno, Sansepolcro, the National Parks of Monte Cucco and Monte Subbasio.
Within easy day trip - Orvieto, Siena, Arezzo, San Marino, Marmore Waterfalls, Sibillini Mountains and the Adriatic Coast.
Florence and Rome are 2-2.5 hours away.
Further facilities at La Cuccagna include wireless broadband connection and a well stocked honesty bar. Additional services that can be arranged include ‘at home’ dining and wine-tastings and a massage therapist.
At La Cuccagna we also offer the opportunity to learn the art of pasta or pizza making without even leaving the property.
There are several excellent restaurants within easy walking/driving distance of La Cuccagna without the need to go into town, some of which feature in regional/national guide books and are locally renowned. The local village has a small supermarket, a superb butcher who attracts custom from across the region, several grocers and a general store for all you immediate requirements, as well as the weekly markets in Gubbio and Perugia.
There is plenty to do in all seasons as Umbria is abundant with picturesque medieval towns and cities, castles and monasteries, vineyards, art galleries, museums and rolling hills and mountains.
Activities and courses within easy reach include walking, horse-riding, golf, watersports, hangliding, paragliding, microlighting, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, canyoning, cooking, weaving and painting.
The Universita degli Stranari (Foreigners University) in Perugia offers extensive courses in Italian language and culture.
If you would like to treat yourself there are facilities for spa treatments, massages etc just a few kilometres away.
We are very happy to help with arrangements for any interests and activities.
House Swap Considered
“La Cuccagna is a Utopia! Sarah and Sal – you rock!“
The Sharples – Farnham
“Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant – we have had a truly memorable holiday & would definitely love to come back”
The Jones Family – Wiltshire
“Thank you so much to Sarah and Sal for a truly wonderful Italian experience. Superb pizza and tiramisu. The house is lovely and a huge credit to you both; the pool and the views phenomenal. Thanks too for all your superb, expert advice on the lovely area. Will be back.”
Tony and Julie – Surrey
“Thanks so much for a fabulous time – it was wonderful! We’ll be back!”
The Landini Family – Sydney, Australia
“Thank you for a wonderful holiday – a great welcome and friendly atmosphere. Local knowledge was very helpful. Look forward to a return visit.”
Eric and Barbara – Chesham
“Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! for a fantastic week. You have been amazing hosts & we have had an excellent stay in the cowshed – we will recommend to all!”
The Gibsons – Yorkshire
About the Owner
We are an English / Italian couple who met while paragliding and discovered a mutual passion for adventure and sustainable travel. After many interesting encounters around the world interacting with the ‘real’ locals we decided to find a little piece of paradise in Italy and open our home to offer guests a unique and authentic experience in the best possible accommodation at an affordable price. We love the Umbrian way of life and all the activities its countryside has to offer and it gives us great pleasure to help our guests enjoy the very best stay in our stunning surroundings.
Year property purchased: 2005
Send an enquiry to the owner for booking or further information
Property Ref IT3347
(ITALY) +39 075920317
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Italian.
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This advertiser joined Owners Direct in June 2009,
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