This beautiful, family-run hotel sees our guests return year-after-year. Lovely views, super large pool, wonderful restaurant and close to beautiful Assisi.
Arrival day: Any Car hire: Recommended
The Villa family have run Santa Maria degli Ancillotti for many years and make their guests feel immediately at home. Guests return year-after-year, drawn by the comfort, the welcome, the position and the wonderful restaurant. Here you will find the ideal place to relax and unwind in the classic Italian countryside, yet you are just a few kilometres from the sights of Umbria – Assisi, Perugia, Todi, Spoleto and Gubbio are all within easy reach and lesser-known treasures such as Montefalco, Bevagna and Deruta are also nearby. After a day out-and-about nothing will be more welcome than a dip in the pool and a fabulous meal cooked and served by Paolo and his charming family.
The rooms are spread out between the ground and first floor of the stone house and all have twin or double beds. There is an en-suite bathroom with shower and a living room which also has the bonus of a small kitchen area to brew up a ‘cuppa’. The lush garden offers plenty of private corners to relax and read a book (and consequently nod off!) and the pool and hydro-massage tub are close to the restaurant terrace where a cooling drink is never far away.
The focal point of the Santa Maria is the restaurant (the whole family joins forces). Paolo’s wife Rosanna is the driving force in the kitchen and their daughter Susanna creates the most delightful cakes for breakfast and desserts for dinner. Their son Alessio is a constant source of humour and charm, serving dinner in a professional and relaxed manner. Despite the wide range of restaurants within a short drive, invariably clients spend most evenings dining at Santa Maria degli Ancillotti.
With Assisi so close, it is easy to avoid the crowds which invade this religious centre, and with so many fabulous, smaller and lesser-known villages to explore, your time away from Santa Maria degli Ancillotti will prove very rewarding. The ultimate reward though is the return to your paradise in Umbria – Santa Maria degli Ancillotti.
Essential Italy is very happy to offer Santa Maria Degli Ancillotti, we are sure that guests will have a relaxing stay in good quality accommodation, be in the perfect position to explore Umbria and also will receive excellent hospitality (and return home a belt size larger!).
Please email or phone +44 1223 460100 for prices.
Please email or phone +44 1223 460100 for availability.
Jane Novak, Banbury
Santa Maria Degli Ancillotti is simply lovely. Rooms are spacious and comfortable – furnished to a high standard, yet in keeping with Umbria and the estate buildings themselves. Lovely, modern bathroom with a large shower. The rooms are spotlessly clean, bath towels changed daily and bed linen every other day.The food is amazing - all home-cooked and delicious and of a standard which would put most of the local restaurants to shame. Great hospitality - the Villas have thought of everything to make their guests’ stay a comfortable one… daily re-stocked mini-bar with soft drinks and a kettle for your early morning cup of tea or coffee. The location is beautiful – absolute peace and quiet up in the hills with far-reaching views over olive trees and over the plain to the Basilica of Santa Maria Degli Angeli. The grounds are large with plenty of space… yet you are only a short drive from Assisi, Perugia, Spello and many other lovely Umbrian towns. Perugia Airport is a 15 minute drive away. A jewel of a place! Superb – we will definitely be going back!
Julie Brown, Belfast
We had a really superb holiday in Santa Maria Degli Ancillotti made even better by the wonderful food at the hotel and the excellent hospitality provided by Alessio and his family. I couldn't recommend it highly enough.