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"keep it simple – with a book by the (small) pool, wine in hand and views of the Umbrian hills at Wild Umbria"
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"It’s all birdsong, butterflies and wildflowers at this unfussy Umbrian homestay. It’s self-contained beside the house where owners Alan and Lucia live and is perfect for birdwatchers and mountaineers seeking a place off the beaten track. The shaded terrace, full of roses and geraniums, is made for alfresco meals while the elevated plunge pool looks out into the wilderness. The house is miles from town, on the edge of the Subasio national park"
Our guests tell us that often the reality of a place fails to live up to the expectations inspired by its photographs. We are frequently told on the other hand, that our photographs fail to portray the full beauty of this place. Obviously I need to improve my photography!
The above are a selection of some recent photos:
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A beautiful handmade home, self built following ecological principles. The stone and structural timbers come directly from our valley. Handmade doors, windows, and some of the furniture too. Sleeps up to 6. Large en-suite double bedroom with extra-wide king size mattress, smaller bedroom with small double mattress, plus a double sofa bed downstairs in the living room.
Fully equipped modern kitchen with copper worktop and dishwasher. Bathroom with walk-in shower and lashings of solar heated water.
We use exclusively fragrance free, low toxicity cleaning products and wash all our laundry on-site. Perfect for those of us who suffer from chemical sensitivities and in keeping with our low impact environmental philosophy.
Wood burner for cosy Spring and Autumn evenings.
Private secluded outdoor terrace with lovely views over the valley and the 10th century castle of Frecco. Equipped with table and chairs, a fire pit, hammocks, and a shady corner in which to relax away from the heat of the sun.
Private and secluded pool for your exclusive use situated in a clearing in the woods with spectacular views over the valley.
Some reactions from our guests
"A lovely place with wonderful hosts. A home that makes you feel at home. A swimming pool that makes you dream of never returning home. This is the essence of hospitality. Everything is exactly as described, there are no false truths (as unfortunately often happens). The WiFi works, the pool is private, the silence is absolute. All immersed in the splendid Umbrian hills. Alan and Lucia are wonderful people who are pleasant to chat with. Lady Tess, the dog, is adorable. We will never stop thanking Alan and Lucia for sharing their paradise with us.
Melissa. August 2021
"So glad we decided to book and find out for ourselves what Wild Umbria had to offer. We discovered it was even better than described on this site and we left feeling we have made new friends"
June. September 2017
"When a holiday is so good you book to come back next year before you've left...."
Tim & Ruth August 2017.
"This place is so amazingly relaxing... The Wi-Fi is better than ours at home and the night sky has been so lovely to gaze on from the pool as we have taken our late night swims."
Tim. August 2017