Our farmhouse featured in the GUARDIAN
Guardian, 2010 May 1st
Country living: places to stay in rural Italy
Take your pick of eight new places to stay on small farms and in friendly guesthouses, in some of the quietest and prettiest corners of Italy
1 May 2010: Alastair Sawday selects eight new places to stay on small farms and in friendly guesthouses, in some of the quietest and prettiest corners of Italy
Le Cinciallegre agriturismo
This was once a tiny 13th-century hamlet on a crossroads. Fabrizio used to be an architect and his conversion of these old houses, near Gubbio, is inspired. In the cool, beamed living room, seats pull up around a 200-year-old wood-burning stove; there's lots of rustic furniture and a fine old dresser. The simple bedrooms have their own terraces and immaculate bathrooms. You can cook, but Cristina is a wonderful chef, serving country food and Umbrian wines, so you're likely to leave her to it. Fabrizio and Cristina are passionate about the environment, their lovely natural garden, and the 10 organic hectares full of wildlife. It's a peaceful spot, overlooking a valley, meadows and woods.
• +39 0759 255957, lecinciallegre.it, doubles from €70 B&B