What a wonderful week we had sharing the beautiful property with David, Christie, Ellie and Lucia at Casa San Gabriel. Superb hosts with nothing being too much trouble. A fabulous base for all the beautiful drives and villages around the region and wonderful to return to for a refreshing swim and siesta at the end of the day. Really loved the Pizza night as it gave us a great opportunity to meet neighbors and friends, a privilege when travelling and a great way to get to know more of the people and the region. A truly special experience and one that we certainly want to repeat.
We had the most wonderful week at Casa San Gabriel. It was our first visit to Umbria and it most certainly will not be our last. Casa San Gabriel is in a gorgeous location, with specular views and wonderful hosts. There is a folder which I called my bible which contains all that you need to make life easy, from directions for day trips and the best local restaurants in each town to the best local supermarkets! David booked dinner for us for a special dinner at a 2 hat Michelin star restaurant as well, which was just fabulous. We did day trips to different towns- Gubbio and Spoleto were my favourites in Umbria but we also loved Siena in Tuscany. The food was a stand out of our Umbrian adventure- we loved the local food..........who wouldn't love truffles, which was also reasonably priced. The cheapest area and best quality in our Italian adventure. It was very hot and we spent lots of time in the pool!!
David and Chrissie also organised road bikes for us which was fantastic. Lovely place to ride..........
All in all a heavenly week. Special thanks to our wonderful hosts who work so hard to make it as easy and special as they can.
Such a special place which we would highly recommend. We came for our first family holiday with a 9 month old baby and were a little apprehensive about what Italy with a baby was going to be like beforehand. However we needn't have been nervous at all. Everything we needed for the baby was provided and we were made to feel so welcome. The pool was beautiful and very popular with our little boy and we found everything from toys to books for bedtime stories. The area was a fantastic base for daytrips to places like Assisi and Perugia.
The family were also able to arrange excellent babysitting, a taxi service to dinner/ wine tasting and book restaurants for us. The pizza evening was great too. Beautiful views and so peaceful too
An unbelievable location and viewpoint, looking out across a very picturesque Umbrian valley. A great base to explore local tourist hotspot towns such as Assisi and Gubbio however it is very tempting never to leave the valley and benefit from the local walks with the owners' gorgeous dogs. David and Chrissie are very hospitable hosts and we had great fun sampling their excellent Olive Oil and Wine. The weekly pizza night seems to be a long running fixture and with good reason - great fun and excellent pizzas. Plenty for walkers with well sign posted trails locally which offer great views across the whole of northern Umbria and beyond to the Apennines.
We will definitely be back!
We only stayed for two nights during a road trip but could have stayed for two weeks. The views were amazing as was the accomadation and we felt very welcome. We were lucky enough to see fireflies only yards away from our cottage and the two dogs on site were adorable, not to mention the alpacas!
It felt very private and had the warmest pool we'd found on our whole trip. Thoroughly recommended!