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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: 12/11/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • 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 -

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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 200 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

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

      Suitability

      • Events Allowed
      • Groups
      • Long-Term Renters Welcome
      • Children Welcome:

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

      • Non Smoking Only
      • Pets Not Allowed
      • 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

      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
          • Games:

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

          • Ping Pong Table
          • Toys:

            Dolls house in the family room...moreless

          Theme

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

          Attractions

          • Churches
          • Playground
          • Restaurants
          • Ruins
          • Winery Tours

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Groceries
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

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

          Location Type

          • Rural
          • Village

          Sports & Adventure Activities

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

          Dining

          • Child's Highchair
          • 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

          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 12 people

          General

          • Activities Guide
          • Filtered Water
          • Fireplace:

            Large fireplace in sitting room...moreless

          • Firewood
          • Fitness Room / Equipment:

            Tennis table and football table...moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Heating:

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

          • Internet:

            Internet is available in the house and in most bars and restaurants in the town of Civitella d'Agliano....moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Laundry Soap
          • Linens Provided:

            Beds made up with linen...moreless

          • Living Room:

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

          • Local Activities Guide
          • Local Maps
          • Local Restaurant Guide
          • Parking:

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

          • Parking Off Street
          • Toilet Paper
          • Towels Provided:

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

          • Washing Machine:

            Hidden within kitchen...moreless

          • Wood Stove:

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

          Kitchen

          • 4 Ring Stove
          • Blender
          • Coffee Maker:

            Electric coffee maker and traditional Italian café tiers...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

          • 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

          • Dishwasher:

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

          • Freezer:

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

          • Gourmet Kitchen
          • Grill
          • Ice Maker
          • 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

          • Oven:

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

          • Refrigerator:

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

          • Stove:

            5 ring gas hob...moreless

          • Toaster:

            Grill within oven...moreless

          Outside

          • Barbecue
          • Beach Chairs
          • Beach Towels
          • Bicycles:

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

          • Deck / Patio:

            Travertine terrace surrounding pool...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

          • Kayak / Canoe:

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

          • 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 Furniture
          • Outdoor Grill
          • Patio
          • 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

          • Terrace
          • Yard

          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

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              Rental basis: Per property
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              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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              • No additional mandatory 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: 12/11/2014
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              Location

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

              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

              Guestbook comments from the owner

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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

              • 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

              • 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

              • 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

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

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              Minimum stay: 7 nights
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              Speaks: english, german, italian, Romanian
              • Calendar last updated: 12/11/2014
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