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Secluded Villa in Rural Italy with Large Private Pool

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Garden, pizza oven, stairs to pool and oak tree

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Last updated: 08/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Civitella D'agliano villa description

The Yellow House is a haven of peace and tranquillity in the heart of rural Italy, it is secluded, hidden in a valley and surrounded by mature trees and beautiful views. The villa itself is elegant and comfortable and perfect for self-catering holidays for family groups. Happy days can be spent enjoying the large private pool, exploring the 10 acres of land and fishing in the stream. For those who want to explore the area there is much to see including Lake Bolsena where you can swim, water ski, jet ski, explore the lake on pedelos and visit the beautiful island of Bisentina by boat. The city of Orvieto is only 40 minutes away and a visit will keep shoppers, historians and gastronomes happy all day long. Nearer home is the fascinating 'dying city' of Civita di Bagnoregio, a tiny town perched on the top of what remains of a an earthquake 300 years ago, and offers spectacular panoramic views.


Surrounding landscape: The large private swimming pool (5m x 15m) is situated on the side of a hill and below is the winding valley. The pool is secluded and peaceful. Around the perimeter of the pool is a mature rosemary bush providing a beautiful perfume in the evenings and fresh herbs for cooking. The marble patio is spacious with plenty of room for the 8 sunloungers. In the garden there are 3 large garden tables and outside seating for 20 people. There is a lantern in the oak tree which provides the perfect light for intimate suppers or large parties in the evening. There is a large pizza oven which is great fun to use for cooking pizzas, joints of meat etc. The garden is informal. and the area around the house has space to park several cars. There are plenty of places to explore on the land including 3 small caves and a stream at the end of the bottom field from where it is possible to fish for trout. We have one neighbour but neither of the houses are overlooked.

Eating and drinking : There are a wide variety of very good restaurants within driving distance of Civitella D'Agliano which cater for all needs including families. For specific details visit our website: Please contact us for the web site address. There are many local wines but the best known is the organic wine made by Sergio Mottura and his family who own the beautiful hotel La Tana dell'Istrice. If you are interested you may like to spend an evening with the Mottura family and their guests tasting wine, visiting the impressive wine cellars and finishing off with a delicious meal in their restaurant.

Cookery demonstrations. Learn how to make traditional dishes prepared in The Yellow House kitchen by a local chef. Guests can be involved in the preparation or just watch the experts at work. Enjoy the fruits of your labour accompanied by regional wines. The selection of dishes will vary depending on the best ingredients available. Contact Cristina for details of choices and price.

Things to do and see: If you enjoy shopping for local produce you may want to visit the markets, these are a typical feature of the local areas, the size of the markets vary depending on the town's importance. The markets usually start at 8am and finish at 1pm. On Monday there is a market in Bagnoregio, Tuesday in Bolsena Thursday and Saturday in Orvieto and a small market on Friday in Civitella d'Agliano. For those of you who enjoy golf 'La Querce' Golf Club is approximately 40 minutes drive away just south of Viterbo - 18 hole, par 72, 64262 meters. And those that ski -Mount Amiata is 60km from the house in Tuscany on the way to Siena (approximately a one hour drive). Although not on the door step it is possible to visit the resorts for day trips. There is good skiing at Prato della Contessa, Prato della Macinaie, Marsiliana and Cantore. Slopes are suitable for beginners and advanced skiers. For excellent local info 'Bolsena, Everything You Need to Know' by Fleur Kinson -

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 200 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

      • Catering Available
      • Lunch - Booking Possible
      • Dinner - Booking Possible

      Suitability

      • Events Allowed
      • Children Welcome:

        Dolls house in the family room. Family games in the kitchen - Monopoly, Cluedo, Scrabble, Chess, Draughts, Guess Who and Twister...moreless

      • Wheelchair Accessible:

        There is a bedroom on the ground floor next to a bathroom and a shower room. Pushing this wheelchair on the gravel may be tricky and there are steps to the swimming pool....moreless

      • Pets Not Allowed
      • Non Smoking Only
      • Long-Term Renters Welcome

      Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

      • 1st floor en-suite double: 1 queen

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      • 2nd floor large twin: 2 twin/ single

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      • 2nd floor large double: 1 queen

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      • 1st floor en-suite family bedroom: 4 twin/ single

        (1 adult sized bunk bed and two singles adult size beds)...moreless

      • Ground floor twin bedroom: 2 twin/ single

        (next to ground floor bathroom and shower room)...moreless

      • Two cots are available that can be moved to any room

      Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

      • Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

        (ground floor)...moreless

      • Shower room: toilet, shower

        (ground floor)...moreless

      • Shower room: toilet, shower

        (1st floor ensuite)...moreless

      • Shower room: toilet, shower

        (1st floor ensuite)...moreless

      Other Amenities

          • This house is perfect for holidays for families. The pizza oven is great fun to use and fresh dough can bought from the local bakery. If you have a special occasion to celebrate and would like a party, Cristina can provide local dishes and wine. Do contact Cristina in plenty of time and she will be happy to discuss your likes and dislikes to ensure your party is a success....moreless

          Entertainment

          • Books
          • Books For Adults
          • Foosball
          • Ping Pong Table
          • Games:

            Monopoly, Cluedo, Scrabble, Chess, Draughts, Guess Who and Twister...moreless

          • Toys:

            Dolls house in the family room...moreless

          Theme

          • Family
          • Away From It All
          • Historic
          • Romantic
          • Sports & Activities
          • Tourist Attractions

          Attractions

          • Churches
          • Ruins
          • Playground
          • Restaurants
          • Winery Tours

          Leisure Activities

          • Paddle Boating
          • Bird Watching
          • Walking
          • Horseback Riding
          • Sight Seeing
          • Scenic Drives

          local services and businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Medical Services
          • Groceries

          Location Type

          • Rural
          • Village

          sports and adventure activities

          • Sailing
          • Hiking
          • Jet Skiing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Tennis
          • Water Skiing
          • Wind-Surfing
          • Swimming
          • Cycling
          • Fishing

          catering options

              • Catering Available

              Dining

              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining Area
              • Dining:

                Large open-plan kitchen dining area with a 3 metre basaltina table seats 12 comfortably. Plenty of cupboard space for board games - Monopoly, Cluedo, Scrabble, Chess, Draughts, Guess Who and Twister...moreless

              • Seating for 12 people

              dinner meal type

                  • Booking Possible

                  General

                  • Activities Guide
                  • Filtered Water
                  • Firewood
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Wood Stove:

                    Large traditional pizza oven in the garden, perfect for pizza, bread and joints of meat...moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    Comfortable traditional living room with large sofas and an open fireplace...moreless

                  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                    Tennis table and football table...moreless

                  • Heating:

                    Central heating, radiator in every room including heated towel rails in the 4 bathrooms...moreless

                  • Linens Provided:

                    Beds made up with linen...moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    Hidden within kitchen...moreless

                  • Fireplace:

                    Large fireplace in sitting room...moreless

                  • Parking:

                    Large drive with space to park several cars...moreless

                  • Towels Provided:

                    One bath towel, hand towel and swimming towel provide for each guest...moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Blender
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Grill
                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Kitchen:

                    Large modern professional style kitchen with large island preparation space, perfect for cookery demonstrations or shared cooking. Lots of cupboard space for food storage....moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Huge selection of pans, baking trays, mixing & serving bowls. White dinner service. Glasses including flutes, wine glasses, goblets & shot glasses. Children plastic plates, bowls, beakers & cutlery...moreless

                  • Toaster:

                    Grill within oven...moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    Large selection of wooden spoons, large metal spoons whisk, sharp knives, vegetable peelers, scissors, bottle opener, garlic crusher, cheese grater, lemon squeeze, chopping boards, rolling pins, trays...moreless

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    Electric coffee maker and traditional Italian café tiers...moreless

                  • Pantry Items:

                    Salt, pepper, olive oil and balsamic vinegar Tea, coffee, sugar & a bottle of fresh milk in the fridge. Kitchen roll, tin foil, cling film, baking paper, bin liners. Firs aid kit & torch....moreless

                  • Dishwasher:

                    Hidden dishwasher next to sink, dishwasher tablets provided....moreless

                  • Refrigerator:

                    Large American style fridge with cool, filtered water. ...moreless

                  • Freezer:

                    Large freezer (as part of American style fridge) with ice maker...moreless

                  • Stove:

                    5 ring gas hob...moreless

                  • Oven:

                    Large 90cm electric oven with grill Large traditional pizza oven in the garden, perfect for pizza, bread and joints of meat...moreless

                  lunch meal type

                      • Booking Possible

                      Outside

                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        Informal garden with spectacular view of the valley. Large stone table in the dappled shade of the oak tree during the day. At night the table is lit by a lantern in the tree. ...moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Travertine terrace surrounding pool...moreless

                      • Bicycles:

                        Available to hire from Bolsena at Piscopo Moto, 11 Piazza S.Giovanni, Bolsena. Tel. (0039) 0761 760064 Mob. (0039) 33 8440816. ...moreless

                      • Tennis:

                        There are tennis courts for use in the town of Civitella d'Agliano and Bagnoregio. Check with the comune for availability in Civitella d'Agliano and with Cristina for Bagnoregio...moreless

                      • Golf:

                        Le Querce Golf Club is 45 minutes by car in San Martino just south of Viterbo. 18 hole, par 72, 6462 metres. There is also a 9 hole golf club near Terni in Umbria, ask Cristina for details. ...moreless

                      • Boat:

                        Several excursions from the marina in Bolsena, see time table for details. Tel: office (0039) 0761 79833 emergency contact (0039) 333-3819956. Canoes, pedalos & motor boats hired from Capodimonte...moreless

                      • Kayak / Canoe:

                        Canoes, pedalos & motor boats can be hired from Capodimonte...moreless

                      • Terrace
                      • Barbecue
                      • Beach Chairs
                      • Beach Towels
                      • Patio

                      Pool / Spa

                      • Outdoor Pool
                      • Private Pool:

                        Secluded, private 15 m x 5m pool surrounded by mature rosemary bush. 8 pool loungers. Shade in the afternoon under an oak tree...moreless

                      property descriptor

                          • Detached
                           

                          Reviews

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          19/5/14 - 13/9/14
                          May 20 - Sep 12, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          €1,386

                          Changeover Day: Saturday


                          Rates are based on 6 guests; add €33 per night, per additional guest

                          13/9/14 - 27/9/14
                          Sep 13 - Sep 26, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          €1,260

                          Changeover Day: Saturday


                          Rates are based on 6 guests; add €30 per night, per additional guest

                          27/9/14 - 08/11/14
                          Sep 27 - Nov 7, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          €1,134

                          Changeover Day: Saturday


                          Rates are based on 6 guests; add €27 per night, per additional guest

                          Spring 1
                          Mar 21 - Apr 17, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          €1,134

                          Changeover Day: Saturday


                          Rates are based on 6 guests; add €27 per night, per additional guest

                          Spring 2
                          Apr 18 - May 15, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          €1,260

                          Changeover Day: Saturday


                          Rates are based on 6 guests; add €30 per night, per additional guest

                          Summer 1
                          May 16 - Jul 3, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          €1,386

                          Changeover Day: Saturday


                          Rates are based on 6 guests; add €33 per night, per additional guest

                          Summer 2
                          Jul 4 - Sep 4, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          €1,470

                          Changeover Day: Saturday


                          Rates are based on 6 guests; add €35 per night, per additional guest

                          Autumn 1
                          Sep 5 - Oct 2, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          €1,260

                          Changeover Day: Saturday


                          Rates are based on 6 guests; add €30 per night, per additional guest

                          Autumn 2
                          Oct 3 - Oct 31, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          €1,134

                          Changeover Day: Saturday


                          Rates are based on 6 guests; add €27 per night, per additional guest


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                          Fees:

                          • Taxes Not included

                          Notes:

                          To secure a booking we require 50% of the total cost now and the remaining balance 28 days prior to arrival. We recommend using the Book Now option as the total cost is calculated for you and immediate payment of the deposit is possible. The price includes provision of bed linen, towels (one hand, bath and swimming towel per guest) gas, electricity and final clean.


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                          Last updated: 08/19/2014
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                          Location

                          150 Kilometres
                          Nearest Airport
                          Rome Fumicino or Ciampino
                          125 Kilometres
                          Nearest Ferry
                          Porto Santo Stefano
                          15 Kilometres
                          Nearest Train
                          Alviano (Orvieto - 30km - 45 minute drive)
                          20 Kilometres
                          Nearest Motorway
                          A1
                          25 Kilometres
                          Nearest Beach
                          Lake Bolsena (30 minute drive)
                          2 Kilometres
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Insomnia Bar - Civitella d'Agliano town
                          80 Kilometres
                          Nearest Ski
                          Mount Amiata - Tuscany
                          30 Kilometres
                          Nearest Golf
                          Castel Georgio
                          1 Kilometres
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          San Michele Pizzaria (next to super market)

                          Car: Necessary

                          The villa is situated in the heart of wine-making countryside, it is the perfect place to relax and because of its unique location can be used as a base to explore Umbria, Tuscany and Lazio. The House is situated 15 minutes walk from the quiet, medieval village Civitella d’Agliano, in which there are several shops, a petrol station, a Banca di Roma and Post Office. Even nearer home is our local restaurant and a small supermarket. There are several other good restaurants in the area including at the beautiful Hotel La Tana dell’Istrice (the porcupine’s lair), where one can also taste wine from the impressive wine cellars. There is a pizzeria and several small bars. There are facilities for playing tennis, horse-riding, fishing, walking and cycling, information can be found in the Town Hall (Comune). Bagnoregio is the nearest large town and is 15 minutes by car. Orvieto is 40 minutes drive away as is Lake Bolsena, see link to our website for further information.

                          Other Activities: wine tasting, cooker demonstrations at The Yellow House, table tennis, table football, clay modeling with clay from the stream

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2002

                          About the owner: We live in Hertfordshire and have a teenage daughter. We bought The Yellow House in 2002 and have always loved Italy, buildings and restoration. Some Italian friends have a property near Bolsena and after visiting the area we were struck by how unspoilt and beautiful it was.

                          Why the Owner Chose Civitella D'agliano:
                          Initially we looked at properties near Bolsena but could not find anything with enough seclusion or land. We broadened our search and came across several possibilities, The Yellow House was our favourite. At the time the house was a ruin and we spent 2 years on the restoration. The project was great fun and we had lots of support from our now property manager, Kalle. Parts of The Yellow House were renovated again in 2010. The main change is the kitchen which has been extended to form a much larger kitchen dining area with modern professional kitchen (30ft x 12ft).

                          The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                          Secluded spot, beautiful views of valley, local area unspoilt by turism. Very close to local shops, restaurants and medieval village. Large private swimming pool. Outside pizza oven. Perfect base to explore Lazio, Umbria nd Tuscany.


                          Contact us

                          Speaks: english, german, italian, Romanian

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                          Photos

                          • Garden, pizza oven, stairs to pool and oak tree

                            Garden, pizza oven, stairs to pool and oak tree

                          • New kitchen dining area with seating for 12

                            New kitchen dining area with seating for 12

                          • Dining area

                            Dining area

                          • Double bedroom on top floor with beautiful views

                            Double bedroom on top floor with beautiful views

                          • En-suite family bedroom, two singles and one bunk

                            En-suite family bedroom, two singles and one bunk

                          • Ground floor double bedroom

                            Ground floor double bedroom

                          • Pool from bedroom window

                            Pool from bedroom window

                          • Pizza oven in action

                            Pizza oven in action

                          • Garden table under oak tree with spectacular view of valley

                            Garden table under oak tree with spectacular view of valley

                          • Bakery in Civitella d'Agliano

                            Bakery in Civitella d'Agliano

                          • Civitella d'Agliano and valley

                            Civitella d'Agliano and valley

                          • Boating on Lake Bolsena

                            Boating on Lake Bolsena

                          • 15 metre pool and valley

                            15 metre pool and valley

                          • Modern professional kitchen

                            Modern professional kitchen

                          • Sitting room with open fire and seating for 12

                            Sitting room with open fire and seating for 12

                          • Twin bedroom on top floor with beautiful views

                            Twin bedroom on top floor with beautiful views

                          • En-suite bedroom with antique sleigh bed

                            En-suite bedroom with antique sleigh bed

                          • Newly tiled bathrrom

                            Newly tiled bathrrom

                          • Low view of 15 metre pool

                            Low view of 15 metre pool

                          • View from bedroom window

                            View from bedroom window

                          • Drive with space to park several cars

                            Drive with space to park several cars

                          • Street in the town of Civitella d'Agliano

                            Street in the town of Civitella d'Agliano

                          • Lake Bolsena

                            Lake Bolsena

                          • Civita di Bagnoregio

                            Civita di Bagnoregio

                          €1,134 - €1,470 per week (EUR)
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                          5 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 12

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