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e-mail - Emma de Souza (England), phone - Cristina Casian (Italy)

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english, german, italian

Secluded villa in rural Italy with large private pool

45 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Viterbo Province Villa Rental Photos and Description

Self-catering rental, ideal for families and exploring Lazio, Umbria &Tuscany

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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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
e-mail - Emma de Souza (England), phone - Cristina Casian (Italy) (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Call Owner
Speaks: english, german, italian

About e-mail - Emma de Souza (England), phone - Cristina Casian (Italy)

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.

e-mail - Emma de Souza (England), phone - Cristina Casian (Italy) purchased this villa in 2002

Why e-mail - Emma de Souza (England), phone - Cristina Casian (Italy) chose Viterbo Province

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).

What makes this villa unique

Secluded spot, beautiful views of valley, local area unspoilt by tourism. Very close to local shops, restaurants and medieval village. Large private swimming pool. Outside pizza oven. Perfect base to explore Lazio, Umbria and Tuscany. Wine tasting and catered events including cooking demonstrations. Private fly fishing instruction for all levels of experience.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Emma, Just to say what a lovely time we all had at the Yellow House from 26/7 to 2/8. It met all our hopes and expectations and we had such fun with the pool, the outside terrace, the games (scrabble and monopoly were favourites) and we played a very successful game of 'Sardines' - If you don't know it, it involves one hiding and the rest searching until the last one finds the hiding place where everyone else is holding their breath! The house affords many good hiding places! Kalle and the cooks who came in did us proud and for the rest we enjoyed the local produce home cooked. Lovely place. I'm sure you are so happy when there. Best wishes
Aug 2014
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4.9
based on 45 traveler reviews

Secluded villa in rural Italy with large private pool
average rating of 4.888889 based on 53 reviews
5

Perfect country retreat.

  • 5 of 5

This was our third time at the yellow house. The recent improvements have made it so much better. Attention to detail makes it ideal for all ages, and great use was made of the pool and table tennis.

The location is very close to little bars and the shops cater for everyday needs. We have yet to hear any voices other than Italian , perfect!

The large pool is well used and there is space for large families.

We usually visit Lake Bolsena on market day, combining some shopping with a change of scene by the beach.

We highly recommend it, but you do have to book early!.,

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review, very pleased you liked the recent improvements. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.
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keeps getting even better

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay at the yellow house in 10 years. This time ensuite facilities had been added to the upstais bedrooms & the downstairs bathroom & showeroom refurbished. The spacious kitchen has had a complete refit to an excellent standard I would be happy to live with longterm at home yet lost none of its homely atmosphere. It's equipped to a very high standard with touches such as the traditional kettle on the hob just adding to the country holiday feel.

We went as a group of 7 adults often separating to explore surrounding attractions during the day & meeting up to eat out in nearby Civitella d'Agliano a 10 minute walk away or cooking in house & eating round the large stone table under the oak tree enjoying the views down the valley.

I think we keep returning as the house provides a high standard of accommodation in a beautiful setting making it a peaceful haven yet also the opportunity to explore much of central Italy.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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keeps getting even better

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay at the Yellow House in 10 years. This time ensuite facilities had been added to the upstairs bedrooms (there are also a bathroom & a separate shower room adjacent to the ground floor twin room) & the spacious kitchen had had a complete refit. Everything was of an excellent standard with kitchen equipment I would be happy to live with longterm at home yet the house maintains its wonderful relaxed atmosphere. Bringing the large traditional kettle to the boil on the gas hob took no longer than an electric one yet felt in keeping with the ethos of the holiday.

One reason we keep returning is that it is easy to drive to intersting clifftop cities such as Orvieto with its stunning cathedral , cobblestone hills & bijou shops & restaurants yet feel totally at peace on returning 'home' to the Yellow House. It is not overlooked at all & the views seem to encompass all shades of green in nature. There is one other house just visible downhill but we never saw a soul there. Yet it is just a 10 minute walk from the beautiful old town of Civitella d'Agliano with its traditional stone walls & steep cobbled paths set into the hillside. We've also enjoyed days out in Rome & Siena & would like to visit Assisi & Florence -all quite feasable by motorway or train....only been home a couple of weeks & already yearing to go back there!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Owner's Response: So glad you liked the changes to The Yellow House, we try and add something new each year to the house or garden. Watch this space for new developments! Hope to see you again soon.
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Wonderful rural location

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful villa with wonderful view and nice pool. Excellent for large families or friends who love to cook together. Very calm and relaxing surrounding.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your second stay at The Yellow House, looking forward to welcoming you back for many more.
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Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

We were simply delighted with everything. The pool was wonderful and the house well equipped, cool and spacious and exactly as you would wish a home to be. We didn't want to leave. Thank you for making our trip special.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review, we very much look forward to welcoming you back some time in the future.
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Fabulous holiday!

  • 5 of 5

It was an absolute pleasure to stay at the Yellow House again (Our 4th visit!) and we had a really fantastic time. We were a party of Seven adults on this occasion but have also visited the Yellow House with a mixed group of adults and children previously. There is always something for everyone. Such a peaceful, idyllic location for relaxation and exploring the pleasures of Italy. On this occasion our trips out for sight-seeing were to Umbria with visits to Todi and Assisi particular highlights.

The house is beautiful and very comfortable and two ensuite toilets have been added to the second floor bedrooms since our last visit. There is a large well equipped kitchen and it is always a great, fun evening to use the outside pizza oven after ordering the dough from the local bakers.The lovely Christina and team are always on hand to answer any queries or assist in any way they can.

There is plenty to enjoy at the yellow house itself; relaxing by the pool or under the oak tree reading or admiring the stunning views of surrounding countryside- also lovely for local walks. A short walk down to the stream near the house (a tributary to the Tiber) is well worth it. Civitella d’Agliano is just a 20-minute walk away and is well served by a supermarket and lovely local shops. We had two meals out at the local La Quercia restaurant which we would definitely recommend. We also enjoyed evening walks around the beautiful and atmospheric historic old town. Other wonderful trips out included ‘The Dying City”(Civita di Bagnoregio), Orvieto, and near-by Lake Bolsena (which is always a pleasure).

Would definitely visit again and highly recommend to all our friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Owner's Response: Dear Patricia, so glad you enjoyed yourself, we look forward to welcoming you for a 5th visit?
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Map

Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Rome Fumicino or Ciampino
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Insomnia Bar - Civitella d'Agliano town
Nearest Ferry
125 Kilometres
Porto Santo Stefano
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Castel Georgio
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Alviano (Orvieto - 30km - 45 minute drive)
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
A1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
San Michele Pizzaria (next to super market)
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Mount Amiata - Tuscany
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
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 at The Yellow House: wine tasting, cooking demonstrations, table tennis, badminton, table football and clay modeling with clay from the stream

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Rates & Availability

Civitella d'Agliano Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2 (2016)
Jul 2 2016 - Sep 2 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,631
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $39 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn 1 (2016)
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 30 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,398
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $33 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn 2 (2016)
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 28 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,258
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 1 (2017)
Mar 18 2017 - Apr 14 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,258
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2 (2017)
Apr 15 2017 - May 12 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,398
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $33 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 1 (2017)
May 13 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,538
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $37 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2 (2017)
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,631
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $39 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn 1 (2017)
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,398
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $33 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn 2 (2017)
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 27 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,258
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 1 (2018)
Mar 17 2018 - Apr 13 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,258
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2 (2018)
Apr 14 2018 - May 11 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,398
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $33 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 1 (2018)
May 12 2018 - Jun 29 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,538
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $37 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2 (2018)
Jun 30 2018 - Aug 31 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,631
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $39 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn 1 (2018)
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 28 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,398
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $33 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn 2 (2018)
Sep 29 2018 - Oct 26 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,258
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Viterbo Province Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Ground floor bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Ground floor shower - toilet , shower
    1st floor en-suite shower - toilet , shower
    1st floor en-suite shower - toilet , shower
    2nd floor en-suite WC - toilet
    2nd floor en-suite WC - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Ground floor twin bedroom - 2 twin/ single , (next to ground floor bathroom and shower room)
    1st floor double (en-suite shower, toilet and sink) - 1 queen
    1st floor double (en-suite shower, toilet and sink) - 1 double
    2nd floor large double (en-suite toilet and sink) - 1 queen
    2nd floor 4 bed family room (en-suite toilet and sink) - 4 twin/ single
  • Two cots are available that can be moved to any room
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Yard
  • 1 bicycles
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
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.

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