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Both properties were well equipped and comfortable. We wanted somewhere quiet in the mountains which we got 100% with the most stunning views. We visited Gubbio, Assisi, The Lake and Umbertide (which had our favourite ice-cream parlour) which were all within easy driving distance. The swimming pool was a great hit with all of us.
The star of our holiday was yes you've guessed it Margot! We were astonished at the two full fridges when we arrived and the lovely meal prepared by Margot what a start to our holiday! Margot and Nigel gave us lots of information to make our stay enjoyable nothing was too much trouble. Margot made us feel very special especially my grandchildren. She truly restored our faith in human nature so many times we have arrived tired and hungry to self catering properties to find not even a roll of toilet paper!
Thank you Margot and Nigel for sharing your lovely home with us for a very relaxing week.
The house is lovely, and beautifully laid out with flowers etc. - lovely rooms, plenty of space and Flavio's wonderful eye for design present everywhere. We didn't use the little cottage but could be fun for children/teens. The pool is fabulous - lots of wasps unfortunately but not aggressive and no stings! Our hosts were lovely and cooked us a delicious meal and Caroline was very helpful. Sitting out with a delicious coffee early in the morning reading a book and enjoying the view was heaven! Also Gubbio, Perugia and of course Assissi are well worth visiting (in late afternoon for us due to the heat!) and we had two lovely meals at La Caldera.
Our only criticism would be that the kitchen equipment is lacking - no oven gloves, just little pot holders which are not comfortable to use; the oven doesn't work very well and the gas required a 'knack' which made things a bit stressful at times. The pizza oven, however, worked a treat. Also, there are no smoke alarms - apparently standard not to have them in Italy, but if you are concerned, you may be advised to take a portable one.
A truly memorable holiday!