La Cuccagna is a traditionally built Italian Chic Retreat set in the heart of the Umbrian countryside between Perugia and Gubbio.Owners, Sarah and Salvatore, who live on the first floor, have painstakingly restored this charming farmhouse into a simple boutique hotel in Umbria with 4 rooms (including 1 suite) in the main building, a further detached B&B suite and La Stalletta, a self-catering cottage for two, in the old cow shed. The 4 B&B rooms can also be rented as a self catering villa. Exposed beams, thick stone walls and wooden lintels are just some of the original features that still remain. La Cuccagna is a stylish and affordable place to stay, perfectly positioned for exploring the cultural and historical villages of Umbria and neighbouring Tuscany. La Cisterna, a detached studio suite, a contemporary hideaway with all the same comforts and luxuries as the farmhouse B&B rooms but with a little more space and a kitchenette with basic cooking facilities. An ideal bolthole for a couple or a family with one or two children who can sleep on the pull out bed.
The infinity pool at La Cuccagna is big enough for those wanting to keep up their lengths and is positioned to make the most of the views across the Umbrian hills and valleys. Surrounded by 11 acres of countryside and seasonal produce such as fennel, truffles, porcini and asparagus, La Cuccagna embraces the wonders of nature. The pool area and garden have been landscaped and planted with old olive trees, vines, fruit trees and La Cuccagna's own steady supply of fresh herbs.
Nothing beats a stone oven baked pizza and guests at La Cuccagna are in for a treat! Salvatore has his own stone oven and makes the most delicious bread and pizza for the guests. Pizza Night is a hit with everyone and a fun evening where you can eat straight from the oven under the stars and even have a go at making your own pizza. There are several restaurants within easy reach of La Cuccagna and Sarah and Salvatore can make bookings and recommendations for you.
La Cuccagna was not affected by the recent tragic events that have taken place in Italy and we remain fully functional and open for existing and new reservations. We wish to extend heartfelt thoughts to all those affected during these times.
The entire ground floor of the main farmhouse has been designed to house three comfortable bed and breakfast rooms and one suite. Sarah and Salvatore live on the first floor but are very mindful of your privacy and the two floors are completely separate each with their own entrance and living accommodation. All rooms and the suite are either double or twin and all are en-suite. Two rooms have a pull out bed if required for a 3rd person or child. The rooms enjoy a lovely dining and living area as well as a spacious outdoor terrace with shaded pergola and far reaching views. La Stalletta (the old cow shed) sleeps 2 (+1) and has an open plan kitchen, living area, double bedroom and bathroom. It also has a lovely spacious terrace with a pergola, perfect for a drink al fresco. La Cisterna, a detached contemporary suite with all the same comforts and luxuries as the B&B rooms but with more space and a simple kitchenette. An ideal bolthole for a couple or a family with one or two children who can sleep on the comfortable sofabed.
All rooms are either double room 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. One room has been specifically designed to accommodate visitors with a wheelchair.
This little lodging was the first that we completed in our restoration project and where we lived whilst the main house was rebuilt. The old cowshed has been comfortably restored as a holiday apartment and offers an open plan kitchen and living area, double bedroom and bathroom. It also offers a spacious terrace with a pergola and BBQ, ideal for that alfresco dining experience.
Accommodation in the old Cowshed is offered on a self-catering basis and sleeps 2 (although the sofa-bed in the living area can accommodate a further person if required).
La Cisterna B&B Apartment
A detached, two storey bed and breakfast suite offering all the same comforts and luxuries as our farmhouse B&B rooms but contemporary in design and with a little more space and a tiny kitchenette with very basic facilities. An ideal bolthole for a couple or a family with one or two children who can sleep on the sofabed in the living area.
Deluxe B&B Suite
The Deluxe Suite is situated in the main house (Casa Del Fattore) and is an larger version of the B&B rooms. The suite has a kitchette for making light meals, a seating area with sofa bed and a private patio. The Suite is large enough for 2 adults and 2 small children.
How to get there?
From Rome (and the E45 northbound) - Exit the E45 at Ponte Pattoli and turn left at the first junction, then follow directions below …..
From Cesena (and the E45 southbound) - Exit the E45 at Ponte Pattoli and turn right at the first junction, then follow directions below …..
From Perugia Airport - Turn right at the roundabout out of the airport, go to end of the road and turn right, following the road up the hill and over a tiny staggered crossroads and then follow the road down the hill again until you come to the junction for turning onto the E45 dual carriageway. Join the E45 following signs to Cesena. Exit the E45 at Ponte Pattoli and turn left at the first junction, then follow directions below …..
….. Follow the road until you come to a junction (staggered crossroads with a small cluster of shops and a bar on the corner on your right), where you turn right and then immediately left. Follow the road up the hill for about a kilometre until you reach a fork in the road where you turn off to the right (signposted Santa Cristina). Continue up the hill for another 6km or so until eventually you will see ’La Dolce Vita’ restaurant on your right. La Cuccagna is approx. 600m on the left after the restaurant. For La Stalletta please turn into the driveway 10 metres BEFORE the La Cuccagna sign and B&B guests please take the next turning 10 metres AFTER the La Cuccagna sign. After about 50m down that track, turn left into our little car park.
From Gubbio (and Ancona) - Take the Egubina road to Perugia and after approximately 7 km there is a right turn at Mengara which is signposted for Santa Cristina and La Cuccagna (the turning is just before a restaurant on the right called Oasi Verde). Take the turning on the right and La Cuccagna is 10 km down the little lane. For La Stalletta please turn right into the driveway 10 metres AFTER the La Cuccagna sign and B&B guests please turn right 10 metres BEFORE the La Cuccagna sign. After about 50m down that track, turn left into our little car park.
Nearest airport: Perugia Distance from nearest airport: 20 minutes
A credit card is required to secure a booking. Occasionally a 30% deposit maybe required for larger groups.
Cancellation less than 4 weeks prior to arrival - 100% of full amount due Cancellation 4 - 6 weeks prior to arrival 30% of full amount due Cancellation more than 6 weeks prior to arrival no cancellation charges apply Any cancellation charges may be refunded at our discretion, depending on our ability to rebook with another party.
(In the event the entire property, including the ground floor of Casa del Fattore, has been reserved by one party, any payments made by the time of cancellation may only be refunded at our discretion, depending on our ability to rebook with another party)
Pets may be allowed on request.
Rates exclude the new local tourist tax which is €1.40 per person (over 12 years of age), per night, for the first 5 nights.
exploring Umbria from a small and stylish boutique hotel
Please note: rates indicate FROM price for the given period and may differ for higher number of visitors. Rates currency is EUR.
New Year rates are available on request.
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