La Cuccagna

Gubbio, Perugia
Self-catering


In this glorious, history-steeped region, your generous hosts promise an exceptional stay. Charm, peace, sunsets, infinity pool and sauna…

Place

3 places

Sleeps

Each sleep 2

The
Experience

Welcome to a big, solid, meticulously restored farmhouse with chestnut windows, shutters and doors. Beautiful vistas swoop across wooded hills, olive groves and the odd tower-topped hamlet… you feel on top of the world. Paved paths lead through cherry trees, lavender, herbs, and a little veg patch you may raid, to a hammock, pergola and exquisitely positioned infinity pool. La Stalletta, the cottage, is cosy and charming and the new apartment La Cisterna is beautifully modern in style with whitewashed beams and a kitchenette under the stairs. Outside: masses of space. Your lovely eco-conscious hosts Salvatore and Sarah think of every last detail: lavender bags, flowers and their own olive oil; truffle and asparagus foraging tips, pizza and pasta making (and eating!). You can have breakfast, light lunches and dinner twice a week in the brand new dining room ‘La Spesetta’ – rustic dishes made from fresh organic ingredients. Sip Sal’s homemade limoncellos over sublime sunsets on the terrace, gaze at the distant towers of Perugia – and the stars. 

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Special offer: 10% Discount on any stay of 3 nights or more until 8th November

Booking information

Check in
4pm-8pm, please get in touch for early or late check in
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Short breaks available.
Closed
January to mid-March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Meals
Light lunches from €10. Dinner (twice a week) €25. Restaurants 5-minute drive.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €115
Weekly price
from €765
Surcharges
Extra bed/sofabed available €70-€175 per person per week.
1 Apartment for 2
From €1302 beds3 bedrooms
1 Suite for 2
From €1202 beds3 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 2
From €1152 beds3 bedrooms

Reviews

This is our fourth weekly stay with Sarah, Sal and Rosa at La Cuccagna. We keep asking ourselves "shall we go back to Umbria again, or travel to Finland or some such?" But this place just keeps pulling us back - our warm hosts, the food, the pool, the terrace, the vegetable delivery chap, the people, and La Stalletta, our own little cottage with a fully equipped kitchen and terrace. We spent two days reading books in the quiet pool, overlooking the sunny hills of Umbria, drinking G+T's and eating proccutto and cheese on the terrace, and completely downloadi

Steve, Toronto

We wanted a relaxed location for a two week holiday and that is what we got - and more. La Cuccagna is perfect, and Sarah and Salvatore go out of their way to make their guests feel welcome, even before you arrive there. We flew into Perugia and were too early to check in, so Sarah had recommended a great local restaurant for lunch on the way from the airport - and the directions were perfect. The location is amazing, near the top of a hill, with views over the valley and beyond, all topped off with an infinity pool which has the same stunning views. It’s a great place to do nothing

Ewan, Birmingham

We were very lucky to have landed at La Cuccagna. The setting is unparalleled at the top of a ridge looking down into the Perugia valley. Unsurpassed sunsets, good workout in the infinity pool and hosts who could not do enough for us. Not sure how they pull it off with raising their darling daughter but they do! Best yet, Salvatore carried our heavy bags into our room.

Barbara & chris, San francisco

We have just spent a truly marvellous two weeks staying at La Cuccagna near Gubbio in Umbria. Salvatore and Sarah are wonderful hosts and take infinite pains to ensure the happiness and well-being of their guests. Nothing is too much trouble. The location is superb, high in the hills between Perugia and Gubbio with stunning views. The facilities are great, a happy blend of traditional and modern. The communal breakfasts were a highlight of our stay, always interesting fellow guests, full of humour and laughter. Then there are the occasional dine-in evenings, when Sal cooks super food .

Richard and pam, Lymington

Another return visit to the wonderful La Cuccagna. This time we stayed in La Cisterna, a tranquil B&B room with it's own lounge and kitchenette. May is a fabulous time to visit Umbria for a long weekend and we were rewarded by warm weather and stunning sunsets. Sarah and Sal have always got a recommendation up their sleeves for a special outing and yet again they came up trumps. Revisiting nearby Gubbio and Spello was an experience I will never tire of.

Hannah, Swanmore

The self-contained cottage, La Stalletta, is a thoroughly charming place to stay and one to which we would love to return. It is spacious and well-furnished with all you need. It has a lovely outdoor area and superb views. It’s an excellent base to explore the area and the local village is a perfect place to shop. Sarah and Sal are a delightful, hospitable and generous couple. In spite of the fact they were in the midst of their wedding preparations and all that entailed, nothing was a trouble to them. They are an absolute mine of local knowledge. We can’t recommend this property too highly.

Ian

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Salvatore & Sarah Marano

  • There are enough medieval hilltop towns within easy reach to keep you busy for many return trips & always see something new. We have plenty of tips to keep the kids happy too. Join in with one of the many exciting festivals celebrated throughout the year.
  • Umbria boasts outstanding natural beauty and truly impressive landscapes for you to enjoy. There are some wonderful walking opportunities right from our doorstep but we also have good quality trail maps for spectacular national parks and Lake Trasimeno.
  • Immerse your senses with truffle hunting and pasta making courses here ‘at home’, dine with spectacular valley views in 'La Spasetta' our new dining room with floor to ceiling windows or let us arrange a tour at a fabulous organic vineyard.
  • For the adrenalin junkies among you we make arrangements for paragliding, caving and whitewater rafting (to mention just a few) with our contacts who are safe and reliable.
  • For those wanting to take home souvenirs we make recommendations with local artists, artisans and food producers that you wouldn’t find on the tourist trail.
  • We happily give our guests useful tips to get ‘off the beaten track’ and experience the very best our local area has to offer so we look forward to meeting you and sharing some of our best kept local secrets.