La Buia

Lippiano, Perugia

From the beautiful and artistic interiors to magical summer evenings on the terrace, you will feel thrilled to be here. Dreamy views too...


5 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6


A hugely welcoming place where you’re spoiled from the moment you arrive. Twenty years ago the villa was in desperate need of a facelift – who better to take on the challenge than an artist and a garden designer? Inside, imagine beamed ceilings, terracotta floors, harmonious colours and Lucie’s paintings gracing the walls; outside, the views are splendid and the extensive gardens with their tempting pathways and secret corners are glorious to roam. Your private pool, fringed by olive trees, rosemary and lavender, is over a little bridge from the gallery above the cosy sitting room; a charming touch. Upstairs are three stylish bedrooms, each with their own character – choose fun, bright ‘Rossellini’ for the supreme view – and all have spotless ensuite bathrooms. Gather in the spacious, light-filled kitchen/dining area, with all a cook might need, breakfast on the terrace and plan the day ahead; hop in the car to visit nearby medieval towns, stroll through hamlets and peruse the local markets. Return to a dinner of locally grown Umbrian cuisine (book ahead) then sit out and sip a glass of Sagratino under a starry sky.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights in high season. Pets by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Dinner, three-courses, with wine, €45 (min. 6 people). Restaurants 5km.


Nightly price
from £250
Weekly price
from £1750
Damage deposit
Dinner, B&B £40 per person. Extra bed/sofabed available £25-£175 per person per week.
1 Tower for 6
From £2505 beds3 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Richard & Lucie Shelbourne

  • Ask about truffle walks. Amazing truffle hunt, followed by slap up lunch at Truffle Hunters farm!
  • Winery Tours in Umbria & Tuscany. Spectacular wines. 3 main attributes to good red wine; It tastes superb, you feel wonderful & witty, no hang-over! Rosso di Montalcino, Mentefalco Rosso, Rosso di Montepulciano, Vino Nobile, Sagratino di Montefalco.
  • Ruins; dotted about the countryside and very alluring for those searching for the dream! Nearby gardens are open to the public.
  • Scenic drives; Along lovely Italian country lanes flanked by wild flowers with curative properties.
  • Wildlife: wild boar, porcupines, owls, black squirrels, hawks, nightingales to name but a few. Rare butterflies and fireflies.
  • Wonderful array of good restaurants locally like La Pieve Vecchia and Il Trovato, Oscari and Il Palazzeto del Monte.