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Beautiful and Ecofriendly Refuge in Between Cinque Terre and Portofino

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Last updated: 07/27/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Castagnola bed and breakfast description

The apartment is part of a guesthouse which is made in wood, with solar and photovoltaic panels and it is designed to be as much eco-friendly as possible; it is located in Framura (a small village divided in 6 hamlets, overlooking the sea and the Appennino Ligure) at 6 km from the sea. The property is surrounded by a beautiful garden, vineyards, olive and cherry trees and, if you like walking, there are many breathtaking paths and unspoiled beaches to explore. In Summer you can take part to many typical fests and taste traditional food, enjoying the cheerful Italian countryside atmosphere. By boat or by train you can reach easily Cinque Terre, Portofino, Portovenere, Sestri Levante, as well as Genova where there are many museums and a well known Opera House. By car you can also visit the beautiful Vara Valley,that is famous for its nature and history. Also Pisa, Lucca, Firenze are not very far from here, travelling by train or by car. Framura is located in the center of a stunning area.
The house is surrounded by a beautiful garden and a lawn. We provide deckchairs,umbrellas and an outdoor shower; there is also a barbecue and some tables to eat outside under a beautiful pergola. Close to the farm there is also a stream, where you can take a bath or walk along or sunbath. in our farm we produce vegetables, some fruits, that you can directly buy and red or white wine, olive oil, honey. The garden is big enough to enjoy silence all around us and the view is wonderful, with the most beautiful sunsets you can image!
The apartment is at the first floor and it is two rooms one (48 square meters) with a stunning view over the valley and the sea. It has an entrance, a roomy bathroom ( shower, hair dryer), a pretty bedroom with a queen bed and a spacious lounge where there is a very well equipped kitchen (hobs, dish washer, coffee machine, fridge with freezer, electric oven,cleaning water filter) and a living area with a sofa bed that becomes two comfortable twins. Free Wi-Fi connection, English and German books, heating under the floor. Clean linen and towels once a week ( even for the beach if required), kitchen equipment, Wi-Fi, laundry service if required, car park, internet point, touristic information, outside deckchairs and table, a daily lift to and from the staion if required are provided.

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 55 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Bed And Breakfast

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Accessible
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Alternative Lifestyle

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Other (See Description)

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          • a pretty bedroom with a queen bed and an originally antique wardrobe, it has a spacious lounge where there is a very well equipped kitchen (hobs, dish washer, coffee machine, fridge with freezer, electric oven,cleaning water filter, kettle) and a living area with a sofa bed. An new, elegant, wodden loft over the living area can comfortably host 3 beds, so that this flat has practicaly 2 bedroms. Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1)...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            The kitchen is very well equipped: blender, hobs, dish washer, coffee machine, fridge with freezer, electric oven,cleaning water filter, kettle....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            4...moreless

          • Child's Highchair
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Stove
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator
          • Seating for 4 people

          Amenities

          • Parking:

            private carpark in the twilight of the trees so that it is fresher in summer....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Also beach towels are provided....moreless

          • Heating
          • Hair Dryer
          • Linens Provided

          Other Amenities

              • Framura is located on the ancient border between La Spezia and Genoa, so that it has fortifications and towers which were built to defend the territory. Here you can find signs of many different ages, from the roman one to the medieval one. The centre of the village is wonderful, with its small lanes, hidden gardens and terraces overlooking the sea. Furthermore in this beautiful location, you will find small and traditional food shops that sell all the typical local products.In the central Piazzetta there is a quiet bar, where in the evening people use to have a glass of wine and chat, while children play nearby. In summertime you will also be able to enjoy the beautiful and unspoiled sea of Framura, sunbathing on its beautiful beaches or taking part to the boat trips which- departing from the small, romantic port of the village- reach the most hidden and amazing places of the coast....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Video Library
              • Music Library
              • Books
              • Toys

              Communications

              • Computer Available:

                there is an internet point with a compiuter and a printer in the reception at the ground floor...moreless

              • Wireless Internet
              • Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill:

                when it possible to light fire as in summer it offen fordden by local governament to privent fires....moreless

              • Gazebo:

                with outside tables and chaires to dine 'al fresco'...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden
              • Kayak / Canoe

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Location & View

                  • Ocean View:

                    Beautiful and recently built Guesthouse sorrownded by unspoiled pine woods overlooking the Sea....moreless

                  Activities

                  • Churches
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Medical Services
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Restaurants
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Ruins
                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Boating
                  • Tennis
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Wind-Surfing
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Summer
                  Jun 29 - Aug 30, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  €135
                  €695
                  September
                  Aug 31 - Sep 27, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  €125
                  €560
                  Autumn
                  Sep 28 - Nov 15, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  €105
                  €520

                  Changeover Day: Sunday


                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  The total fee for Touristic Tax amounts to 1.00 euro per person per day.

                  The Maid Service amounts to 20 euro per person per day and includes initial and final maid service as well as a loundry service.

                  THE TOURISTIC TAX AMOUNTS TO 1 EURO PER PERSON PER DAY, EXCEPT CHILDREN UNDER TEN YEARS.

                  THE INITIAL AND FINAL MAID SERVICE COSTS 20 EURO PER PERSON.

                  BOTH, THE TOURISTIC TAX AND THE MAID SERVICE, HAVE TO PAYED AT YOUR ARRIVAL.

                  Unfortunately we do not accept credit cards but you can pay cash at your arrival or on-line throught Pay Pall.


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                  Last updated: 07/27/2014
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                  Location

                  60 Kilometres
                  Nearest Airport
                  Cristoforo Colombo Genova
                  6 Kilometres
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Deiva Marina
                  6 Kilometres
                  Nearest Train
                  Deiva Marina / Framura
                  8 Kilometres
                  Nearest Motorway
                  A12
                  6 Kilometres
                  Nearest Beach
                  Framura
                  1 Kilometres
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Framura, Castagnola
                  35 Kilometres
                  Nearest Golf
                  Rapallo
                  3 Kilometres
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Framura

                  Car: Not Necessary

                  Framura is located on the ancient border between La Spezia and Genoa, so that it has fortifications and towers which were built to defend the territory.

                  Here you can find signs of many different ages, from the roman one to the medieval one. The centre of the village is wonderful, with its small lanes, hidden gardens and terraces overlooking the sea. Furthermore in this beautiful location, you will find small and traditional food shops that sell all the typical local products.In the central Piazzetta there is a quiet bar, where in the evening people use to have a glass of wine and chat, while children play nearby. In summertime you will also be able to enjoy the beautiful and unspoiled sea of Framura, sunbathing on its beautiful beaches or taking part to the boat trips which- departing from the small, romantic port of the village- reach the most hidden and amazing places of the coast.On the 10th of August here takes place the typical local fest to celebrate the night of San Lorenzo and people use to meet in the streets and squares to eat together and dance;during another fest, at midnightpeople light a great number of small candles and set them out into the sea. To watch them floating away is really impressive. Many open air markets are held every day in this area. Nearby there is the famous National Park of Cinque Terre where you will find many breathtaking paths and some of the most beautiful beaches in Italy. Moreover by boat or by train you can easily reach Portofino, Portovenere, Chiavari, Sestri Levante, Santa Margherita Ligure and Genoa with its museums, the famous aquarium, some UNESCO world heritage sites and a well known Opera House as well as the most fashionable shops. From here it will take just about two hours by train to reach Pisa, and less than an hour to reach Sarzana, a beautiful medieval town. To go to Firenze takes about 3 hours.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1950

                  About the owner: I am 50 years old and I live in Framura, a beautiful village in the Cinque Terre area, with my husband Guido, my daughter Giulia and our 3 dogs. We grow vegetables and we make honey, wine, olive oil, enjoying a natural life. In order to preserve our traditions, I even like to cook bread and pasta as my grandmother was used to. Last year we have built an ecologic guest house to host the people who loves this wonderful area and an healthy style of life. On Summer 2011 we had our first guests in Framura and even in Portofino, where I own an apartment on the famous 'piazzetta'. To meet people from all over the world was a great experience. We had the opportunity to know wonderful persons and to get in touch with different cultures. I discover that I really love this work!

                  Why the Owner Chose Castagnola:
                  A branch of my family comes from Framura and on 2002 my husband and I decided to build here our home, far from the town where we leaved and far from a cahotic style of life.On 2010, as a next step- we built an eco friendly guesthouse in Framura,because we would like to have home and work in this place:the only way to develop solid roots. We also enjoy to share the beauty of 'Laghello' and our own experience with other people .Our project of hospitality tries to respect at the mean time nature and culture; we believe this is the great lesson of the ancestors. Framura is far from the crowds and the stress, even if it is easy to reach by car or by train and it is in a 'strategic' position in between Portofino and Cinque Terre. The village has a traditional and friendly atmosphere.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Bed And Breakfast:
                  The decision of moving here has completely changed our life and our relation with the nature. we became 'farmer' and now we produce our own wine, vegetables, honey, marmalade's, olive oil, fruits, bread... in Framura we have discovered the sea at the sunrise and the cold and invigorating water of a stream. Now we know how silence is in a night and how magic is the moonlight.we have found new friends in the village and in between our guests and we have understood that a guest house is an wonderful chance to travel, without travel! to be a farmer an a sailor at the meantime.


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                  Speaks: french, italian, english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Our guesthouse

                    Our guesthouse

                  • our garden with a beatiful pear tree that was planted by my grand grand perents

                    our garden with a beatiful pear tree that was planted by my grand grand perents

                  • The reception at the ground floor where you fill an internet point as well as book and movies to borrow

                    The reception at the ground floor where you fill an internet point as well as book and movies to borrow

                  • the bedroom, very romantic and with a wonderful view over the valley and sea

                    the bedroom, very romantic and with a wonderful view over the valley and sea

                  • the living area fornished carfully and refined to detail to make you feel at home!

                    the living area fornished carfully and refined to detail to make you feel at home!

                  • over the kitchen and living area there is a loft with a confortable double or twin bed so that the apartment has pratically two bedrooms and it can host up to 4 persons confourtably

                    over the kitchen and living area there is a loft with a confortable double or twin bed so that the apartment has pratically two bedrooms and it can host up to 4 persons confourtably

                  • our wonderful antient church

                    our wonderful antient church

                  • A medieval tower that was built to protect Framura against the pirates

                    A medieval tower that was built to protect Framura against the pirates

                  • harvesting

                    harvesting

                  • our tomatoes in the garden!

                    our tomatoes in the garden!

                  • the view from the apartment...

                    the view from the apartment...

                  • we have 800 m of garden around the house

                    we have 800 m of garden around the house

                  • the bathroom with shower

                    the bathroom with shower

                  • the loft bedroom

                    the loft bedroom

                  • this is the beautiful and romantic touristic port of Framura where is possible to stop for a nice aperitivo in the evening admiring the sea and the sunset!

                    this is the beautiful and romantic touristic port of Framura where is possible to stop for a nice aperitivo in the evening admiring the sea and the sunset!

                  • the beutiful sandy beach of Deiva Marina at just 15 min by car

                    the beutiful sandy beach of Deiva Marina at just 15 min by car

                  • our grapes, during the harvest to which usually take part also our guest that we thak organizing a dinner all toghether in the evening

                    our grapes, during the harvest to which usually take part also our guest that we thak organizing a dinner all toghether in the evening

                  • Me cooking pizza, that we usually cook once a week.

                    Me cooking pizza, that we usually cook once a week.

                  • Giudo with the bees that produce ur special honey.

                    Giudo with the bees that produce ur special honey.

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                  Date last modified - Saturday, August 23, 2014

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                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

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