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Hobbit House in Civitella del Lago (google also)

View from the upper patio of the Tiber and our live grove
2 reviews
View from the upper patio of the Tiber and our live grove
Always flowers & dramatic vistas.
Spring: the rock garden outside Hobbit House is in bloom. Hear the music of the trickle fountain
Hobbit House entrance in fall
Stone bench and path leading up to the Hobbit House
Hobbit House entrance path and patio as viewed from above
Your view from your breakfast table just inside the French doors
Just inside the entry you have a comfortable bench where you can remove your shoe and drop your bags
As you enter your bed-sitting room, you see your comfortable matrimonio bed to the right.
Murals are trompe l'oeil featuring the best of surrounding countryside as if you are in your loggia.
Lovely lake and mountain mural by Buckley Smith in your bed-sittingroom
Your bed-sittingroom has a cozy woodstove in addition to central heating. Wood box is handmade.
Hilltop church mural viewed through loggia filigree woodwork,one of your views from your bed
Your comfortable matrimonio bed has side tables for your morning coffee and good reading lights
Your breakfast table looks out through the French doors. When open it's like living indoor-outdoor!
Just past your breakfast table is the fully equipped kitchen including convection oven!
Handmade shelves, oak counters, cutlery, dishes, microwave, toaster, gas stove & convection oven.
This BEFORE picture shows the extensive counter space and fridge. The AFTER picture follows.
This is the AFTER picture: the cozy single bed nook for reading or an extra guest. Dining table .
The dining table in the library can also be used for a reading or game table. Many books and videos
Your extra guest can enjoy a quiet cozy single with good reading lights and storage shelves
If no extra guest, this is a comfortable reading nook with an eclectic variety of books and videos.
Details:hand-painted Giovanni di Maio tiles and period reading lights
Your bathroom includes a full tub, telephone shower, heated towel racks, hairdryer.
The 19th century mirror has good light. Hand-painted tiles.
Faucet swivels to allow more room.
View from your Hobbit house patio of our olive grove
This stone bench is surprisingly comfortable with rugs on top. A cool reading spot under the olive
This shows the relationship of our house above tothe Hobbit House. We are always available to help.
One of the panoramas: our magic tree. We get one day of snow.
Magic tree in spring
On walks in the fall, you see the golden countryside
Would you like to help us pick our olives in the fall? Reward: ! liter of extra extra virgin oil!
Walk in our olive grove in spring and you will see wild flowers
In June, help yourself to some apricots!
How about some cherries right off our tree?
In spring, the scent of lilac & wisteria drift over to you as you dine on your patio.
Ovo Pinto is the artistic egg museum in our village. Buckley Smith's Gioia (Joy) is in the museum!
Gioia, the happy egg made by Buckley Smith for the egg museum
Gioia is a flying egg! Here's Buck enjoying its first flight
Buckley Smith exhibits a small display of his oil paintings in the village piazza
Buck is happy to give you drawing lessaons for 60 euro/lesson. Here he paints from Hobbit patio
Here is the finished painting! for more of Buckely Smith's art see www.BuckleySmith.com
If you enjoy walking in the countryside, there are many panoramas like this
Beautiful scenes of vines and valleys are on all your walks
Orvieto, a 20 minute drive, boasts a beautiful duomo (built in1290) with Signorelli frescoes
Orvieto Cathedral
The first Sunday in June is the Corpus Christi festival. Medieval costumes and parades
Standard bearer at Corpus Christi parade in June
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 3
Civitella del Lago, Province of Terni, Umbria
Serene mountainside apartment, the Hobbit House is a self-catering 750 sq ft guest apartment near a medieval village in Umbria, Italy. It looks out over a panorama of hills dotted with olive groves & striped with vines. Below is Lago di Corbara, formed by a dammed portion of the Tiber River.

The Hobbit House boasts murals of Italian countryside by artist Buckley Smith, a comfortable matrimonio bed in the main bed-sittingroom and a single bed in the library.

The kitchen has lots of counter space, a convection oven & modern appliances, fully equipped with dishes & cutler,microwave,toaster.
The bathroom has hand-painted Giovanni di Maio tile, a telephone shower, full tub & hair dryer

Out your front entrance,the view from the patio is of our olive grove & rock garden with a trickle waterfall.

In spring or fall t...
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About the Owner, Sheri B
Languages spoken: English, Italian, French
Calendar Updated: 131 days ago
Listed since : Mar 2014
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 2 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #FKN2957634
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English first
Marion, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 13 November 2017 for a stay in November 2017

Nestled into the Umbrian hill this small but perfectly appointed apartment was an absolutely wonderful adventure into the countryside of Italy. We stopped in nearby Orvieto for groceries and took in the breathtaking views of olive groves and vineyards along the way. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook breakfast or lunch and we even prepared a dinner meal for our hosts one night. The wood stove provided not only welcoming warmth, but added to the already charming ambiance of the apartment. The room comfortably sleeps 3. The walls are painted with soft lucious murals by artist Buckley Smith. The views of the olive groves on the property were ever changing and we took walks along the winding dirt roads almost every day. The nearby towns of Civitella del Lago and Orvieto provided plenty of sightseeing opportunities too as well as wonderful local shopping and dining. We will go back!

mary m
Brunswick, Maine
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 26 March 2014 for a stay in November 2013
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Our hosts were kind enough to transport us to the Hobbit house from the train station and even invited us to dinner the first evening of our visit. They were available for any questions that we had and were able to make many suggestions for us in regard to touring the area. The setting among the olive groves, with an expansive view of the valley, was quintessential Italy. The ancient town of Civitella del Lago was within walking distance and definitely worth climbing the hill to experience the locals, the architecture and the wonderful bakery.
We had a wonderful time and even picked olives during an afternoon with the owners who sent us home with a liter of freshly pressed olive oil. Don't hesitate to visit this location. They hosts are very welcoming.

  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • VCR
  • Water Views
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 11:00 AM
    Check out: 2:00 PM
    1 Full bath
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₹ 8,029
€ 100
₹ 8,029
€ 100
₹ 55,403
€ 690
₹ 2,16,793
€ 2,700
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  • Laundry: ₹ 1,606 / stay - Fee
  • Damage Deposit: ₹ 8,029 / stay - Deposit
  • Cleaning fee: ₹ 1,606 / stay - Fee
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About the neighbourhood
An oak shaded rural lane leads to our house with the Hobbit House below. Enjoy wonderful walks through panoramic hills, visit the historic village of Civitella del Lago on the hilltop, Etruscan dig nearby, and the Ovo Pinto artistic egg museum. Amazing art from all over the world done with eggs!

It's more convenient for you to rent a car in Orvieto, but if you don't it's a 40 euro taxi ride to Civitella from the Orvieto train station. A bus leaves Civitella daily at 6am to the Orvieto train station, and returns at 2pm.
However, if you walk up the hill to the village, you can shop for groceries , enjoy a drink and snack in one of the 2 cafes, or have a pizza. There's also a bakery, a pharmacy,a flower & household product shop, and a gas station. Villagers are friend...
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Rome or Florence: 0.0 km
Railway: Orvieto: 0.0 km
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