Wild Umbria

Gualdo Tadino, Perugia

You're on the edge of Subasio National Park with unspoilt hill towns to discover and a simple place to stay well off the beaten track


3 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 4


This will suit unfussy souls who adore being immersed in nature. You’re miles from any town in the hills of Umbria where country roads wind through agricultural land and dense woods then a bumpy strada bianca takes you down to Alan and Lucia’s remote ivy and wisteria-covered home, one end of which has been converted, very simply. You walk straight in to the compact living room with its pale stone walls, old leather sofa and wood-burner for chilly evenings (there’s a sofa bed for extra people too); a bright country kitchen is at the far end with a wide sink at the window and curtained cupboards underneath. There’s a small bathroom down here too with a large walk-in shower. Up untreated, rustic wooden stairs to two double bedrooms – one en suite, both with a nice outlook.  It’s utterly unpretentious and with no frills, so won’t suit style seekers, but this is paradise for serious mountain walkers, birdwatchers and peace-seekers. You’ll find a bottle of wine, veg from the garden and a loaf of homemade bread waiting for you and your own lovely pool with views to cool off in. Alastair would love it here.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


  • Pub/bar 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

Check in
Check out
By 11am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
31 October - 31 March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Restaurants 3km.


Nightly price
from €94
Weekly price
from €658
Extra bed/sofabed available at no charge.
1 House for 4
From €943 beds3 bedrooms


We stayed at Wild Umbria for a few days in 2018 and have just re-booked for a week in 2019. A perfect place to unwind and recharge the batteries. Off the beaten track and beautifully rustic, but with everything you need for a self-contained relaxing stay (including good wi-fi if you insist on staying in touch with the outside world). Love this place and its welcoming hosts. If you need a respite from the normal world, this is a great place to go.

Peter, Worcester

Alan and Lucia have created a beautiful house which is spacious, well-equipped and very comfortable . The pool is a real added bonus and the views are spectacular. With a plentiful supply of home grown fruit and veg from Alan's garden this is rural life at its best. It is also perfectly located to explore the wonderful hill-top towns of Gubbio, Perugia and Assisi, amongst others.

Jean, London

We had a very nice time in wild umbria. Being lost in the nature in such a cosy house gave us a fantastic feeling. We appreciated very much the region and were charmed by our guests. Getting fresh vegetables from the garden was just wonderful. We have already recommended the house to our friends.

Xavier, Fribourg

Another lovely stay at this beautiful and secluded place. We love the pool with its amazing views, and this year we also saw so many lovely butterflies. Alan and Lucia as ever went the extra mile to make us feel at home and look after us. We enjoyed day trips to Assisi and Gubbio, and had a very good meal at il Cocco de Mamma, just down the hill. We will be back ...

Tim, Great dunmow

We had the most relaxing time here! The apartment is really spacious and has plenty of sleeping and living space for 4 or more. We will definitely be coming with friends next year. The kitchen is really well equipped and of course, we loved the luxurious private pool with stunning views! Although the locality is 'wild', it is only a short drive to restaurants and towns, with plenty of things to do nearby. Alan and Lucia wonderful hosts.

Lucy, Manchester, uk

The dream of a remote holiday away from the bustle of life was fulfilled. Wild Umbria is surrounded by quiet and darkness at night (nightjars and fireflies excepted!). Butterflies and birds were in abundance during our stay. We tore ourselves away to spend a day in beautiful Gubbio but returned for walks and relaxation. As wild as we hoped it would be.

Christopher and diana, Sussex, england

We had a fabulous time at Wild Umbria. It is so quiet and relaxing. The pool is amazing, and our hosts went beyond the call of duty to make us welcome. It is very well situated for visits to Assissi, Gubbio and Lake Trasimeno, but you may prefer to while away your stay by the pool enjoying the beautiful surroundings

Tim, Stebbing

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Alan Holpin

  • An oasis of silence and calm. You'll be disturbed only by the myriad sounds of birds and insects and the occasional barking of deer and scurrying of wild boar and porcupine. Perfect for writers and artists seeking solitude. Admire our dark skies.
  • Relax on your private terrace, or why not take a walk up through the woods to your private secluded pool with wi-fi? Both with glorious views down into the valley below and overlooked only by the distant hilltop 10th century castle.
  • Lovers of historic towns are spoilt for choice with Assisi, Gubbio, Spoleto, Orvieto and Perugia all a short drive away. All the other glories of medieval central Italy are within easy reach. https://www.umbriatourism.it/en/web/umbria/things-to-see-and-do
  • Summer is Festa time! Every town and village has it's own festa of which the locals are extremely proud. Most notable are perhaps the 'festa dei Ceri' every 15th May in Gubbio, the local 'Festa del fuoco' on midsummer's eve, and the 'infiorata' at Spello.
  • The wild Apennine mountains are on our doorstep and offer endless mountaintop walks perfect for nature-lovers, walkers, and photographers. https://www.umbriatourism.it/en/hiking
  • Music lovers should not miss the annual festa of music that is Umbria Jazz. Held every year in July with a host of outdoor concerts, free and otherwise. Also Trasimeno Blues.