Beautiful Stone House in Italy

House - Entire home/apt · Strada Valle, Celleno, Umbria 01020, Italy
Your host, Selma
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The Space

A lovely two-storey stone country house an easy 90 minute drive from Rome.

It is also possible to rent only the ground floor -- ideal for a couple -- at Euro 70 per night.

Ideal for a vacation with children, the house is surrounded by undulating land, olive groves, and fruit trees -- a lot of outdoor space to run around and play. Three bedrooms: one large bedroom on the ground floor (with a queen-sized bed) and two on the second floor, including a master bedroom (queen-sized bed) and a smaller bedroom with two single beds. A full bathroom on each floor (both have showers, one also a bathtub), a large kitchen, including a dish washer and a washing machine.

Tastefully furnished and outfitted with bed sheets, towels, etc. There is a large living room with a working fire place. Cozy. A large terrace that looks out on the medieval castle of Celleno has a long stone table that seats up to 12 people. There is an outdoor pizza oven and grill.

Day trips to Rome, Orvietto, Viterbo, Florence, Assissi, Siena, Perugia, Civita di Bagnoregio, Montefiascone, Tuscania, etc. 20 minutes to the largest volcanic lake in Europe with its crystal clear water, lago Bolzena, as well as the Papal Spa -- Terme dei Papi -- in Viterbo.

While Celleno has enough to keep you in food and drink -- a small but well stocked supermarket, a couple of butchers, a bakery, a pizza restaurant with a wood-burning oven, a couple of cafes -- you can also drive to Viterbo, Montefiascone or Bagnoregio for a bigger shop. These towns also have a satisfying number of very good restaurants.

Our house combines country-house privacy and tranquility with a comfortable closeness to town.

Depending on the time of year, our garden offers tomatoes, cherries, nuts, edible chestnuts, kaki, apples, pears, peaches and plums. You are welcome to eat them all!! The region is renown for its olive oil, and, if you wish, you can buy it directly from the locals to take home with you, at a very reasonable price.

Guest Access

The whole house and surrounding garden and olive grove. Fields beyond the house.

Interaction with Guests

As much as the guests want to interact with me.

The Neighborhood

I love that it is both completely private but not isolated, as the village of Celleno is within walking distance (under a kilometer).

Getting around

There is a public bus that one can take from the village of Celleno to the larger town of Viterbo (approximately 20 minutes) which has a train station. From there one can take a lovely train ride to Rome, for example (90 min). Trains come regularly and are inexpensive (under Euro 10 one-way ticket to Rome).

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 4
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 5 nights
Weekly Price: $1178 /week
Cleaning Fee: $112
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
  • We had an amazing time at this beautiful house. Selma was a great host, and the house and area was perfect for us and our 2 children. We would highly recommend it!

    August 2013
  • La casa è molto accogliente e calda, immersa nell'a splendida campagna di Celleno. La vista che si gode dalla casa è incantevole. Abbiamo trascorso un capodanno indimenticabile.

    January 2013
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way back when Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, and Albrecht Ludwig University, Freiburg, Germany
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Selma Kalousek, owner of house in Celleno, Italy. I speak fluent English, German, Italian and Czech. I live in Brooklyn, New York.
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