The Yellow House Villa Bolsena
Official Contact Details - The Yellow HousePhone: 00393405043468
The Yellow House is a haven of peace and tranquility, it is hidden in a valley and surrounded by mature trees and olive groves, 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.
- Price from 25 EUR / Day
- Capacity up to 14 people
- 6 bedrooms & 4 bathrooms
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Last updated: 08/02/2007
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The house itself is elegant and comfortable and perfect for groups of families. 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 Bisenti by boat. The city of Orvieto is only 30 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, it is reached by foot along a long sturdy bridge and offers spectacular panoramic views. For more information please contact us for our website address.
The Yellow House is a stylish, converted farmhouse built on 3 floors and set within its own 10 acres of land, behind the house is an olive grove and in front a beautiful view of the valley below. The house has kept many of its original features including terracotta floors and the roof constructed with exposed beams and terracotta tiles. It is simply decorated and furnished with a combination of rustic and modern Italian furniture and is centrally heated.
THE GROUND FLOOR
Living room with large stone fireplace, a well equipped kitchen, a hallway which leads to two ground floor double bedrooms, two bathrooms and a utility room with washing machine.
THE FIRST FLOOR
The central staircase made of the local stone Basaltina, leads first to a small landing with a balcony overlooking the newly planted olive grove and then to two double bedrooms and en-suite shower rooms.
THE SECOND FLOOR
The central staircase continues to the two second floor double bedrooms.
The large private swimming pool (5m x 15m) is set in secluded and peaceful surroundings on the side of the hill. Around the perimeter of the pool is a mature rosmanry bush providing a beautiful perfume in the evenings and fresh herbs for cooking. The marbel 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. For more information and photographs please contact us for our website address.
Prices & deals
- Lowest Daily Price:
- 25 EUR
- Highest Daily Price:
- 30 EUR
- Lowest Weekly Price:
- 1260 EUR
- Highest Weekly Price:
- 2940 EUR
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- Payment Types:
- Credit Card
- Travellers cheque
- Wire Transfer
Location & area
The Yellow House is only a mile from the quiet, medieval village Civitella d'Agliano, it has two supermarkets, one a five minute walk from the house and the other in the village, several other small shops, a petrol station, a Banca di Roma and Post Office. The local shops in Civitella d'Agliano have all the food you need, but if you prefer more choice you may want to visit the nearby town Castiglione in Teverina. There is a very good restaurant in the Hotel La Tana dell'Istrice (the porcupine's lair), there is also 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, this has many useful shops including a large supermarket.
Alviano is 15 minutes drive away, it takes approximately one hour to Rome and 2 hours to Florence, there are however quicker trains form Orvieto which is 30 minutes drive away.
EATING, DRINKING AND WINE TASTING
There are a wide variety of very good restaurants within driving distance of Civitella d'Agliano, and cater for all needs including families.
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 Mortura family and their guests tasting wine, visiting the impressive wine cellars and finishing off with a delicious meal in their restaurant.
Civitella d'Agliano is situated in a unique position on the border of Lazio and Umbria, and only a few kilometers from Tuscany, making it an ideal base for exlporing all three regions.
Things to do:
HORSE RIDING at Collina Blu pony club near Bolsena
FRESH WATER FISHING in our stream and at Mola Solis fishing lake
BIRD WATCHING at Lake Alviano nature reserve
WINE TASTING at Hotel Tana dell'Istrice Civitella d'Agliano. Organic wine made by Sergio Mottura
TENNIS in Civitella d'Agliano
WATER SKIING, WIND SURFING and SWIMMING in Lake Bolsena
GOLF at Le Querche Golf club just south of Viterbo
Places to see, nearby:
CIVITA DI BAGNOREGIO -The Dying City is 15 minutes by car.
Approximately 12 people live there, it is a tiny group of houses perched on top of a hill that was formed when the surrounding land crumbled away after earthquakes that started in 1695. It is now connected to Bagnoregio with a large footbridge; the views of the surrounding areas are spectacular.
LAKE ALVIANO NATURE RESERVE is 15 minutes by car, guided tours are available and birdwatchers are welcome.
LAKE BOLSENA is 30minutes by car, it is the largest volcanic lake in Europe, here, you can enjoy swimming, water skiing, jet skiing and wind surfing. The town of Bolsena is beautifully kept, medieval town with some fascinating historical sites including Etruscan remains and many very good lake-side restaurants and bars.
ORVIETO is 30 minutes by car, this beautiful town and its famous stripy cathedral is visited by thousands of tourists every year, it is also the home of the famous wine Orvieto Classico.
THE MONSTERS' PARK (Parco di Mostri) in Bomarzo is 20 minutes by car.
Further afield in Lazio
SEASIDE: Argentario and Duna Feniglia.
MOUNTAINS: Mt Amiata (skiing in winter) and chestnut and beech forests of Mt Cimini.
LAKES: Bolsena and Vico.
GOLF COURSE: Le Querce in San Martino just south of Viterbo 18 hole, par 72, 6462 metres. 30 minutes by car.
ETRUSCAN TOWNS: Tuscania and Tarquinia
THERMAL SPRINGS: Saturnia, and several in Viterbo.
Umbria: Easy access by car to Todi, Spoleto, Deruta, Perugia, the Franciscan towns of Assisi and Gubbio
Tuscany: Siena - 1 and half hours drive. Florence - 1 and a half hour by train
- Nacque 1 Poggio della fame, Civitella d'Agliano, 01020, Bolsena, Italy
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- near water sports, rural, village!
Amenities & services
The linen (sheet and towels ) are changed once a week, the swimming pool is attended to regularly during each week and the house is cleaned at the end of your stay. These services are included in the price.
# of Units: 1... and each unit includes:
- Bedrooms: 6
- Bathrooms: 4
- Single beds: 10
- Double beds: 2
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- Accommodation Only
- Welcome pack:
- There are several useful local guide books to read while you are there and Kalle and his team are always willing to help you with local information. If you would like a small selection of food and drink for your arrival please let Kalle know, this will b
- Extra meal info:
- For special occasions it is possible to order roast pork or lamb cooked on a spit. The meat is roasted on site and is accompanied by local dishes and wine. It is advisable to order this early to avoid disappointment.
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