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A stunning Cottage newly renovated from a traditional stone barn. With 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms finished to the highest standards and incorporating a purpose designed disabled access suite on the ground floor. Set in 4 acres of grounds around a lovely Manor House and bordered by orchards, woodland, vineyards and fields. With easy access to local medieval towns (15 mins), the fishing harbours on the Gironde estuary (15mins) and the golden, family friendly beaches at Royan.

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Wheelchair accessible accommodation for
disabled and elderly La Serena Villa

Castiglione Della Valle

Tel: +39-075-878-7429
Fax: +39-075-878-7429
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Summary: Enjoy delicious meals, stay in a beautiful & large, well-designed suite. Huge wheel-in shower-room with self-propelled shower wheelchair and shower seat. Grab rails and WC rails sensitively positioned. A very warm welcome from Steph & Derek, plus help on exploring accessible Umbria. English and Italian spoken.

Services Available


  • B&B has 5 Rooms
  • Level Access Shower
  • Manual Height Adjustable Bed
  • Manual Shower Chair
  • Room Alarm


  • Disabled Parking
  • Pool with Standard Access


  • Static Phone
  • Mobile Phone
  • Wireless Internet Connection


  • Alternative Meals
  • Non Smoking
  • Smoking in Designated Areas
  • Assistant Animals Welcome
  • Scooter Hire
  • Wheelchair Hire
Entrance Description
  • Entrance Doorway Width: 120cm
  • The wheelchair accessible accommodation (the Ciliega Suite) has separate access via a vehicle driving ramp. Cars can be stopped/parked right outside the room entrance.
  • Alternative Entrance - Recommended for wheelchair access
Numbers of Rooms
  • Number of Accessible Bedrooms (with En-suite): 1
  • Number of Accessible Bathrooms: 1
Accessible Room Facts
  • Family Rooms Available
  • Bedroom doorway width: 88cm
  • Bed height (Floor to top of mattress): 63cm
  • Height of space under bed: 40cm
  • Bed Raisers Available
  • Room lights can be switched off from bed
  • Lower hanging clothes rail
  • Bathroom Doorway Width: 88cm
  • Height of lowest toilet (from floor to seat): 48cm
  • Height of highest toilet (from floor to seat): 48cm
  • Toilets with Left Transfer Available
  • Toilet grab rails on both sides
  • Shower has grab rails
  • Shower has a drop down chair
  • Bathroom Alarm
Exterior Description
  • La Serena is surrounded by private, wheelchair accessible gardens for your relaxation. There are areas to sit and relax, a lawned games area, a herb and vegetable garden producing fresh produce for use in the kitchen and a large swimming pool.
  • Distance to nearest Town: 2 miles
  • A car is essential to get around. Small town with bar, bank, pharmacy, small supermarket, vineyard (cantina), post office. There are two restaurants within 1 mile.
Additional Services
  • All ground floor areas have been constructed to be wheelchair friendly. Corridors 125cm, Doorways 90cm, vehicle ramp to terrace for unloading. The disabled guest needs to be accompanied by a partner or carer. La Serena is ideally situated to explore Umbria, the Green Heart of Italy & Tuscany. Umbria is famous for it's local feste (festivals). Umbria Jazz in Perugia and Orvieto, Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto,one of Europe's longest running arts and music festivals.Culture of another sort is celebrated each Autumn at Perugia's chocolate festival. Almost every Umbrian village stages its own festival - many of which are totally wheelchair accessible.
Flight Details
  • Nearest Airport to the accommodation: Perugia (30 min drive)
  • Approximate flight time from London to Perugia (30 min drive) = 2 hours
Transfer Details
  • Accessible Taxi / Bus can be arranged.

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Avg. Customer Review: 5 stars

5 stars = First Class Accommodation

Reviewer: Beryl Bannister from Kent, England


My husband and I stayed at la Serena Umbria Italy in June. I am disabled I have MS and I use a scooter. The disabled facilities are first class. It was very hot there but the humidity did not seem too bad. You need a car because it is in the countryside. We had a lovely room which was plenty big enough with a disabled bathroom shower chair provided - the only bad thing was the bathroom floor was very slippery. There is a Beautiful swimming pool. Derek the husband cooks every second night Beryl Bannister

6th July 2009

5 stars = We would give La Serena our unqualified recommendation.

Reviewer: Bill Mcculloch from Glasgow, Scotland


We enjoyed our holiday at La Serena very much. It is well situated with pleasant views over fields and hills . Lake Trasimeno , Perugia and Assissi are well within reach by car (20 minutes – 1 hour) , but there are magical scenes and villages at every turn on every road we drove on . One of us is a wheelchair user (MS) , and the very large room we stayed in was very suitable for us . Access is directly from the front of the house through large doors into the room, which is beautifully furnished but uncluttered. The shower-room is great, with a shower wheelchair and correctly placed grab rails, and well designed wash hnd basins . The dining room is fully accessible , with similar direct access from the front verandah. The house stayed amazingly cool and pleasant although the temperature was often over 30 when we were there . During our stay , dinner was available on alternate nights . The food was lovely , and it was a good opportunity to chat with the other guests , while allowing us freedom to explore the other excellent and accessible restaurants in the vicinity. We appreciated the privacy we were given . The hosts were very friendly and helpful , but never forced information on us – we really felt that they were pleased to help us with our special and peculiar needs , rather than being burdened by them. The result was that we felt , possibly for the first time on holiday , as relaxed as we do at home. We would give La Serena our unqualified recommendation.

21st June 2007