Cottage in Lazio for rent - This attractive stone cottage with stunning panoramic views is located near the village of Selci in the picturesque, unspoilt region of Lazio. This is an ideal property for a relaxing break, and convenient for day trips to the city of Rome as well as further afield for exploring southern Tuscany and Umbria.
The villa offers two floors of accommodation connected by external steps only, with both double bedrooms having ensuite shower rooms. It retains a wealth of charm with wooden beamed ceilings and terracotta floors and is furnished in a comfortable, traditional Italian style. Outdoors, there are many shaded seating areas for just relaxing as well as a wonderful vine-covered terrace for outdoor dining.
The nearby village of Selci offers good local amenities whilst the eternal city of Rome is about an hour away; if you want to visit Rome but don't fancy driving and parking in the city, why not take the train from nearby Gavignano or Stimigliano stations, right into the heart of the capital? These local stations are about 15 minutes away and train times are available locally. The beautiful but little-known area of Tuscia, around the splendid town of Viterbo is just one hour's drive through a patchwork of the finest Italian landscape with fortified hilltop villages, wild ravines, Medieval monasteries and age-old pilgrimage routes - well worth the drive.
This is a lovely villa for a holiday. You can relax in the mature gardens, maybe under the shady pergola, and enjoy fantastic views of the surrounding countryside. The pool is refreshing in the heat of the summer, and there is also a Jacuzzi. We are often asked for villas which are close to a village, and Casa Alessia is exactly that: local amenities including grocery shops, bars, a bank, a pharmacy, a post office and a hairdresser are just one mile away in Selci. About ten minutes' drive away in the village of Cantalupo is the most wonderful bakery, as well as larger supermarkets. From early spring to late summer many historic villages in this region hold festivals and sagre (gastronomic events), as well as stunning firework displays. Locally there are riding schools, golf courses, walking and trekking (with a local guide if required) and climbing. For day trips further afield you can park the car at the station in Gavignano (just 10 minutes' away), take the train into Rome (departures every hour) and explore the wonders of Italy's capital city.
Lower ground floor (external access from rear of villa):
Large living/dining room, open fireplace, doors to vine-covered pergola terrace, outdoor dining facilities.
Kitchen, French door to pool area.
Upper ground floor: There is a small apartment on this level of the villa which will remain locked and used only by the owners during the day they come to maintain the grounds (usually Wednesdays); it is inaccessible to clients.
First Floor (external access from front of villa - no internal stairs):
Double bedroom (TV, DVD, minibar, ceiling fan), corner fireplace, French door to small sun-terrace, ensuite shower room, WC.
Double bedroom (4-poster bed, TV, DVD, small minibar, ceiling fan). Guest shower room, WC.
Enclosed grounds with lawn, flowerbeds, mature trees and far-reaching views. Ample outdoor seating. Vine covered Pergola for outdoor dining. Private 8m x 4m swimming pool (depth: 1.60m x 2.10m, Roman steps), Jacuzzi/hydro massage.Please note: we recommend this villa for couples or families with older children only as there is no internal access between living areas and bedrooms.
Included: 3 hours maid service during first week of stay only. WiFi internet.
Extras: Additional maid service €10 per hour. Chef services on request. A local tourist tax may apply.The owners visit the villa for 3 hours each Wednesday to maintain the pool and gardens.
Casa Alessia is set in beautiful grounds
Casa Alessia is set in beautiful grounds, filled with fruit trees and flowers. The gardens are well tended and the views are fantastic. If you are looking for a wonderfully relaxing holiday with good outside space, this is a good place to come
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About The Location
- Selci 1.5km
- Narni 36km
- Rieti 40km
- Rome | Viterbo 60km
- Orvieto 82km
- Florence 236km
- Rome (Ciampino) 77km
- Rome (Fiumicino) 90km
- Perugia 120km
- Gavignano Sabino (trains to Rome) 6km
- Stimigliano (trains to Rome) 9km
- Harbour / Ferry
- Civitavecchia 122km
- Nearest shops and restaurants Selci 1.5km
- Lido di Tarquinia 117km
- Tennis (Selci) 1.5km
- Horse riding local
- Cathedral | historic walk | Sangallo fortress in Civita Castellana 25km
- Roman theatre | Aqueduct | catacombs in Nepi 36km
- Lake Bracciano 55km
- Rome 60km
- Roman spa in Tivoli 66km
- Medieval centre | cathedral | art galleries in Spoleto 80km