Umbria bed & breakfast accommodation, Italy
Description of Umbria bed & breakfast accommodation, Italy
7 Reviews of Umbria bed & breakfast accommodation, Italy
4.5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 02 Oct 2017 by Richard AirdAs an extra we pre-arranged a cooking class which included the evening meal we'd cooked together with Gianluca, both the class and the meal were very enjoyable. Read full review
Reviewed on 06 Oct 2016 by Gay PyeThe setting was beautiful and utterly peaceful. Umbria stole our hearts. I could live amongst olive groves and vineyards forever. Read full review
Reviewed on 09 Jul 2016 by Scott BeveridgeEnjoy the incredible wines, the food, the countryside, the local hill towns. Read full review
Reviewed on 16 Jun 2014 by Mo CalowOne of the best holidays we have ever been on. We'd like to give it six stars. Read full review
Reviewed on 17 Sep 2014 by John CaswellThe area is lovely and unspoilt and the facilities and the welcome you will receive here are second to none...would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone, and indeed are hoping to return again next year. Read full review
Reviewed on 29 May 2014 by Andrew WalkerExcellent! Our hosts were outstanding; the accommodation comfy and spacious; the area is beautiful, food is great and there is lots to see and do. Read full review
Reviewed on 03 Jun 2013 by Anna and Craig ClarkstoneWe were very happy with our stay! This is a beautiful farmstay, which is lovingly cared for by the couple who run it and live there themselves...The view and experience of a peaceful environment and being surrounded by olive trees and also the ability to cook our own food was great, especially as we were on a budget. Breakfasts were delicious too. Read full review
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PlanetA holiday in a farmhouse can be a total experience of body and soul, we expect people who choose it to look for something different than a hotel, so rooms and common spaces are furnished in order to give the idea and the feel of a private house and meals are cooked and served respecting this philosophy, so the atmosphere recalls dinner amongst friends rather than a formal restaurant. Of course the ingredients we use are home grown or come from selected nearby farms.
Our first aim is to preserve the environment so we have chosen organic farming, which means not only that we use no chemical products, but also that we cultivate land using methods that don’t pollute the surrounding environment (such as picking olives manually, or hoeing fields instead of using herbicides).
Also our major effort at the moment is concentrated on using alternative forms of energy, so we have installed solar panels to produce either electricity and hot water.The house is being heated through the use of geothermal energy.
At our Umbria bed & breakfast accommodation we make all sort of efforts to avoid waste of water and electricity; we use energy saving bulbs and have programmed the garden to go off at a certain time, in some common rooms lights turn on and off automatically, we have provided our taps and showers with a special device to reduce the amount of water used. Towels and sheets are changed upon request or every three/four days, we explain our guests that this reduces water waste and pollution and they are happy to cooperate, we show them where to hang towels to dry in the sun; we have no tumble dryer. We use either natural detergents such as vinegar, soap, sodium bicarbonate or environmental friendly cleaning product and try to reduce needed amounts. .
We separate glass, plastic, paper, cartoons, tins, and compost all food and garden waste, we also collect rain water and use it for the garden. We don’t print brochures, instead make the most of advertising via Internet, we send e-mails to our clients instead of writing Christmas Cards, and try to answer to letters and faxes using electronic post; when we need to print something we do it on both sides, we use the blank side of sheets for personal notes; we ask our guests to give us back maps and leaflets, so other people can use them.
As we imagine people to come here in order to find peace and silence rooms are deliberately without many electronic equipments.
We care about the environment and have chosen a way of living in accordance with this. We recycle, avoid waste, use alternative energies and farm organically as part of our daily life. We try to involve guests in caring for nature too, and make them think about sustainability. For people who come from crowded and noisy towns staying here makes a big difference, we try to encourage them to think about nature and how important it is to preserve it. Most of the time when they go back home they change some little habits and become more conscious about pollution or energy saving, we couldn’t ask for more!
PeopleWe try to make the local community aware of the importance of sustainability, by giving examples on how to recycle materials, avoid waste and live in harmony with nature instead of just exploiting it.
We are part of an association of different local companies such as farmhouses, restaurants, trekking guides, wine producers, artisans and artists created in order to promote tourism in our territory and send clients to each other. Also we cooperate actively with the local tourist board sending newsletters to our registered customers to inform them about particular events and activities (e.g. grape and saffron harvest, traditional village feasts).In everyday life we try to buy all we need and don’t produce directly from local producers in order to promote quality and support the local economy, we encourage people who come on holiday to do the same, using local services and buying from traditional artisans.
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