La Scellana B&B rurale sul fiume

  • Bed & Breakfast
via Tiglieto 20 - Frazione Acquabianca - 17048 Urbe - Province of Savona - Italy

What we offer you is the opportunity to spend a few days with us in this somewhat magical place away from the stress of metropolitan life. You will have at your disposal large outdoor spaces, both for relaxation and for meals

Most likely, the summer of 2021 will also be special and it is difficult to predict what the holiday will be like.
But surely one thing of common sense can certainly be said: the vacation spots a little less crowded and known will be preferred. The Upper Orba Valley is certainly one of these places. Located in the Beigua Regional Park, it has a low population density and a vast extension of forests (the ancient Selva dell'Olba known since the time of the Lombards).
So those who come on vacation here have vast spaces available. At the Scellana guests can enjoy a large garden, equipped with tables and barbecue for lunch and prepare fabulous barbecues. Then beyond the garden there is the vegetable garden, a large lawn and the river that flows near the house and which forms a small swimming pond with an adjoining beach in correspondence with it.
Considering the period we have organized ourselves in order to make your stay safer and easier:
- the premises will be sanitized at each customer change using ozone (a natural and safe method that limits the use of dangerous chemicals) as well as meticulous cleaning
- only one nucleus will be hosted in the structure at a time
- given that there may still be limitations to restaurant activities and extended timescales for purchasing food, we have thought about:
- possibility to share meals with us
- propose to guests the use of products from our garden
- carry out a purchase service of local products from small farms or local shops (milk, cheese, meat, sausages, honey, eggs)
Obviously the additional services will be agreed with the guests at the time of their stay according to their needs.
So basically in the structure (including all the external parts) the only contacts you will have are with us two, Maurizio and Serafina. Upon your arrival, based on the general provisions and our mutual needs and precautions, we will decide together what the common rules to follow will be.
As for the activities in the valley we have decided to make a small guide that starting from the Scellana provides itineraries and activities in isolated areas with high naturalistic interest. We specify that the valley as a whole is an uncrowded area, but some areas such as the Alta Via or some lakes can be quite busy at particular times of the year. Our guide aims to propose lesser known places, but equally interesting from the point of view of the landscape.

So we invite you to book a stay at a B&B La Scellana. We know that in a moment of great uncertainty it is difficult for everyone to make plans, which is why the deposit we will ask you (20% of the total amount) will be kept valid in the event of your cancellation until the spring bridges of 2021 (1 May 2021).

Regardless of the particularities of this year, let's give some information about our structure.
It is a traditional B&B, with the same spirit that characterized these structures when they were born, that is, with the pleasure of sharing one's home with guests.

We want to share with our guests first of all the spirit with which we approached these places when we came here from the city. We have tried to respect what this place has been throughout the ages.
The house has remained what it was with just a few tweaks; rather, we did our best to clean up the woods and rebuild the gardens in the fields that were once cultivated. We therefore opted for minimal impact interventions, preferring the care of what nature has made available or that the old farmers have built over time.
When we decided to open our house to guests, we thought of a welcome with a very limited environmental impact that would preserve and enhance the territory. There was no need to create anything specific for this activity, because the place itself has all the characteristics of beauty and peace that allow those fleeing the city to find their ideal refuge.
La Scellana is within an area rich in places of considerable naturalistic interest: here the air and water are pure, noise and light pollution almost absent. And it is for this reason that walking along the paths or walking in the woods or along the waterways it is easy to come across uncontaminated places where nature offers unprecedented sensory experiences for a citizen. It is therefore an ideal place for what is called “slow rural tourism”.
Those who come here do not find TV but the view of meadows and gardens, no solarium and swimming pool but a garden with old reclaimed deck chairs and a stream with clear waters to dive into, not exotic essences but the scent of freshly baked bread, wood, flowers and aromatic herbs put out to dry.
The accommodation includes a double bedroom on the first floor plus any two additional beds in another communicating room. The bathroom, on the ground floor, is for your exclusive use.
Then there are the common areas: a kitchen in a typical country house style with wooden beams on the ceiling and a wood-burning stove and a living room with library and computer station (free WI-FI). The sharing of these common spaces will be agreed from time to time.
But it is above all the space around the house that in summer becomes an outdoor dining area and a place for relaxation (tables, umbrellas, sofa and deck chairs).
Four-legged friends are very welcome in our house.
We would be happy to introduce you directly to the area around the Scellana, the Rio Carpescio with its crystalline waters and its swimming lakes, the woods and the paths that pass nearby. We will give you all the information to visit the Upper Orba Valley and the surroundings. You can choose between spending a holiday dedicated to sporting activities or dedicated to rest, perhaps with a good book on the deckchairs in our garden or on the banks of the Carpescio. All this, however, always characterized by an environment that in itself will help you find your natural rhythms and therefore true relaxation.
The upper Orba valley (name that identifies the geographical area where "La Scellana" is located) is rich in attractions both at a naturalistic level (chestnut woods, high-altitude beech woods, itineraries within the park del Beigua up to the watershed with the breathtaking view of the Ligurian coast), and of a historical nature (the rock engravings, the oldest Cistercian monastery in Italy).
If you want to spend days dedicated to the typical activities of a slow holiday, the Alta Valle d'Orba offers you many possibilities such as:
-Bath in the streams: the cool clear emerald waters form small lakes and natural pools in which to dive, or small waterfalls where you can enjoy real whirlpools
-Meditation along the river or on the crest of a mountain or inside a wood: relax with the sounds of nature, the music of streams, birdsong.
-Observe and recognize the stars
-Summer walk on the high road of the Ligurian mountains in the night of the full moon
-Observe a field illuminated by fireflies
If, on the other hand, you are a lover of physical activity, you will be spoiled for choice: trekking, excursions along the waterways, mountain biking, biking, climbing, running, horseback riding, snowshoeing, north walking and kayak.
When you are with us we will give you all the information that you can already consult on our website before arriving at us.

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    • Supporting the local economy
    • Motion sensors lights
    • 100% renewable energy
    • Organic or Local Food
    • Car-free accessibility
    • Ecological cleaning products
    • More than 80% waste recycling
    • Energy saving lights
    • Green building
    • Solar thermal panels for hot water
    • Water flow reducers
    • Recovery & reuse of rainwater
    • Towel change on request
    • Regional Food
    • Biodiversity of green areas
    • Recycling or Second Hand Furniture

    Service

    • Kitchenette
    • Electric Vehicles Charging
    • Internet
    • Breakfast included
    • Organic garden
    • Bicycles
    • Ecotourism itineraries
    • Wellness center
    • Accessibility
    • Small pets allowed
    • Child & Family Friendly
    • Garden
    • Pets allowed
    • Hairdryer
    • Barbecue
    • Crib
    • Parking
    • Reading room
    • Solarium
    • Beach
    • Natural pool
    • Covid-19 Safety measures

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