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The atmosphere, the breathtaking landscape, the private gardens all brought an elegance and serenity to our fabulous, long stay at La Buia. Excellent accommodations. I really did not wish to leave. Highly recommend for anyone seeking a perfect holiday in Umbria/Tuscan region of Italy. Love Italia!
My words cannot do justice to La Buia. I fell in love the moment I woke up to the blue skies and spectacular views from my room. The tobacco tower and grounds are simply stunning - not to mention the wonderful Umbrian backdrop. Lucie and Richard have created the perfect holiday home for families and friends alike. It has been one of my most favourite holidays, with the best memories, and I would recommend anyone and any age to explore the area. Take me back! Thank you for the most amazing stay. xx
Where do i start . There is so much to say. We are couple from Montreal Canada in their 40's. Traveled a lot, all over the world expect for Asia so far. I also micro manage ALL our vacation , and we do vacation a lot. But, everytime, there is always a certain apprehension to booking with owners versus booking a chain hotel. Let me start by saying that Lucy will become your friend after a few emails. She and her husband are the kindest people we have ever met doing vacation rentals. To make a long story shirt, getting to the villa was not easy for us, and not speaking Italian made it impossible to get help. One email later, Lucy was calling me, telling us where to go and to stay there, she would come get us. She hugged us like we were old friends coming back home. It just felt amazing ! About the villa itself, being just my husband and I, we used the downstairs bedroom and push the 2 beds together. Linens were so comfortable, mattress also, i am not the kids of person that easily sleeps ( a get about 5 to 6 hours sleep per night ) and believe it or not, first night i slept for 13 hours ! My husband was wondering at some point if i was still breathing , lol ! I woke up so refresh. It was amazing. Writing about it makes me miss that bed and ! It was chilly when we went and even had to close windows at some point. Not enough to use the fireplace, which i would have loved to do. We had done a grocery prior to checking in and cooked ourself the most delicious breakfast,lunch & diner there could be ! We didn't move from the villa for the 4 days we were there. It was THAT perfect. Almost all lunch were taken outside. We would go walk outside everyday on the property. We are so remote from everyone that just walking on their ground is an activity. I am not a pet lover that much, but believe me , her dog became my husband's friend right away and i was always looking to have him over with us when we were sitting outside. He was so adorable. Always wanted to be pet. We truly missed him the day he didn't come. We didn't use the pool because of the weather but, could easily imagine ourself in it with our family. Views from anywhere is just amazing. I could visualized ourself there any months of the year. We really wish we will go back and bring my parents as well as our 2 kids. It is secure, clean, spacious, remote, quiet, comfortable, it is pretty much all you can ask for. I have shared a lot of pictures on their Facebook page and i would be ready to talk or email to anyone who is having doughts about renting this property. You could not ask for better host then Lucy !
The ultimate pocket of Paradise that everyone deserves!
The perfect rental for a catch up with friends/family, 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and each one on a different floor. Plenty of living space too to spread out and enjoy the calm. This is also a feature of the garden with lots of separate seating areas away from the house to just sit and enjoy the view. The nearest town is about 15 mins away by car, with plenty of shops and restaurants at Citta di Castello but you don't have to go out or cook because Lucie (our host who made us very welcome) will provide a three course meal at a very reasonable price and deliver it to the house. This worked so well for us on our first night after a drive from Rome airport. Wish we had spent more time at the house but we only stayed 5 nights and there was a lot to see locally and a day trip to Sienna. Would definitely consider another visit but this time to enjoy the comfort of the house and the pool. Special mention for the beds and the sofas which were really comfortable. Top tip! choose the top floor bedroom the views are spectacular and the stairs balance out the pasta
It would be very hard - if not impossible - to find a nicer property than this. The owners go out of their way to be helpful and friendly (without being intrusive). The house has been painstakingly and stunningly restored. Everything possible has been thought about in terms of the comfort of the guests. Lucie and Richard's taste is impeccable. We cannot recommend this property too highly.