|Property type||chateau / country house|
|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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A large rustic village house, dating from the 17th Century, renovated to the highest standard, with luxurious facilities and large private infinity swimming pool. The property boasts fantastic panoramic views over green olive valleys down to the sea.
Facilities include fast (20mb) WiFi broadband internet access, 2 Apple iMac computers, HD Satellite UK and European channels, home cinema system with Apple TV film library and film rental, washing machine, dish washer, alfresco dining area, full gamesroom with full size American Pool table, large screen HD Satellite TV, Wii games console, and classic pub video game table with Jukebox faciliy. A Private garage is available for guest use, luxury sunbeds, roof terrace with amazing views, and a full landscaped terraced garden.
The garden has a child safe gated lower terrace with Playground including playhouse, slide and climbing wall. A high chair, cot and stair gates provided.
NEW: All bedrooms have independent HD Satellite UK and European TV.
Four luxury bedrooms, 2 doubles and 2 twins sleeping up to 8 adults. 3 bathrooms including Jacuzzi plus poolside toilet/changing room & shower. There is an additional bed available on request for the larger twin room, ideal for children sharing the room. *** New for 2015 *** All bedrooms have their own HD Satellite TV allowing independent viewing of UK and European television in each guest room.
The ancient village of Dolcedo is within walking distance with restaurants, shops, bank, chemist etc. The beach is 10 mins drive from Dolcedo, as is the town of Imperia and a large supermarket.
Airports: Nice is technically the nearest airport - just over an hours drive. Genoa (Genova) airport is also very close - 1.5 hours drive. Turin airport is also within easy reach at approximately 2.5 hours drive.
The swimming pool is a salt water pool (only a tenth as salty as the sea!) which generates its own chlorine as needed, hence having a much lower chlorine level than normal pools. On reacting with bacteria the chlorine turns back to salt. The pool is therefore ecologically friendly, and is far better in smell, taste and on the eyes than a normal chlorine pool. The pool is large (4.5m by 11.5m) - 1m deep in the shallow end and 1.8m in the deep end. A diving board enhances the pool. The pool is located on the top terrace to benefit from the panoramic views. Luxury sunbeds and and bar tables are also provided, and there is a toilet/changing room and outside shower, plus shade offered by olive trees.
The mid terrace is landscaped with fruit trees etc.
An alfresco dining area in shade of olive trees and BBQ area are located on the child friendly lower terrace (fenced/gates on exits) with Children's Playground and access to house.
Games Room and Comfortable Lounge: A luxury games room including a high quality full size American Pool table, Electronic Darts, 2 player cocktail style arcade game featuring around 100 favorite games including Space Invaders, Galaxians, Pacman etc. and a Jukebox facility, plus a Nintendo Wii games console with many games. In addition, there is comfortable seating, large screen HD satellite TV (European and UK), plus beer/wine fridge.
The light and airy main lounge includes large high definition (fullHD) screen, UK (FreeSat including BBC 1 HD, BBC 2 HD,BBC News HD, ITV HD and channel 4 HD services) and European satellite (Hotbird and Astra 2) with the possibility to record programmes for later viewing, home cinema system Apple TV system with a film and music library and the possibility to rent the latest films. The lounge also has board games, comfortable sofas, ambient lighting and access to the kitchen and dining room and garden. This level also contains 2 large screen iMac computers with high speed broadband internet access. The internet is also accessable via WiFi on all floors if guests wish to use their own laptops, iPhones etc.
Landline telephone is provided for guest use with freefor local calls. Restaurant bookings, tourist info etc., plus it can receive international calls.
Baby Sitting service can be arranged subject to availability.
A splendid time was had by all......The accommodation was perfect, thank you very much......we had a wonderful holiday, your house is beautiful and well finished......The house was well equipped and indeed family friendly...the pictures on the website just don't do it justice....what a beautiful part of the world!...
Had a glorious week at this lovely property, in a beautiful location. The house was really well equipped for our teenage children who loved the pool table and the space in the house. The pool was a big hit and with great views, the local town had some great restaurants all within an easy walk. We found it hard to leave the house much as it was so pleasant but went to a couple of good local beaches. Really good local information supplied. Thank you Rob. A week went by too quickly!
Nicky Connolly & family
We have just returned from a week at this property, we had an absolutely amazing time and didn't want to leave.
You couldn't ask for more in regards to the facilities. Our little boy who is 2 loved the play area and we all enjoyed use of the infinity swimming pool with beautiful views.
Rob was extremely helpful when we wanted to organise a surprise meal. He arrange for food to be delivered to the property and it was delicious.
We would highly recommend this property and will definitely be returning.
We choose Rob and Jane's property to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary with the family. The House is based in a small medieval village with fantastic views across the mountains and to the sea. The property is of the highest quality with an lovely infinity pool, children's play area, games room and packed full of technology. We were met by Silvia who made sure we had a full introduction to the House and all of the local facilities. Rob has also produced a very detailed instruction pack and his advice on best restaurants, bars and beaches is spot on. The village of Dolcedo is a short walk away and has many good restaurants and a lot of historical buildings. The beach at Imperia is just a 10 minute drive away and has some nice bars and sun bed areas. The House has 4 levels and I would suggest it is not really suitable for those with walking difficulties. Overall a fantastic venue for our celebrations for a family group aged between 2 an 62!!!. Highly recommended Mike & Sue Southgate
A very good location for walks to the hill villages around Imperia and for a short drive to the coast. The terraces of the house, with great views across the valley, and the swimming pool add to the comfort and amenities of this well modernised old stone village house. Highly recommended
'We spent a wonderful week at this villa. It is a truly authentic Italian experience, located in a medieval village in a beautiful part of Italy. Inside it has been updated to include all 21st century necessities, Wifi, plasma tv, British channels, computer, and a great games room - my boys particularly loved the space invaders table! The pool is fantastic, with a beautiful view over the olive terraced hills down to the Med. We sampled 3 of the restaurants in the village and were very happy with all of them. We loved the bike ride along the coastal cycle path (it goes all the way to San Remo although we didn't get that far with kids in tow. Would recommend going first thing as car park at the hire place gets busy later). There are lots of day trips, Monte Carlo, Nice, Genoa, and beaches are close by, but we found it difficult to leave the pool and the view! A week wasn't enough and we hope to return. '
Very very well maintained and appointed property up in the hills behind Imperia. An easy drive from Nice.
Nothing at all missing from the house (its a real home) and all needs have been catered for including novel iphone/pad chargers hanging from the TV room walls, wifi and a working Imac.
The TV, Apple TV facility, vintage arcade machine (galaxians top score remains 5400) and pool table are very useful if it rains and for early evening fun.
With 61 steps up from front door to pool you need to be fit, but if you can carry your beer this far then its a good choice for a quiet get away.
The property is located in a small rural village called Dolcedo, with views of the Mediterranean Sea through green & silver olive tree lined valleys. There are a selection of excellent local restaurants, a bank and shops. The beach and Imperia town are 10 minutes drive. San remo 20 mins, Montecarlo 45 mins. The nearest airports are Nice and Genoa each are just over an hours drive away. Turin airport is just over 2 hours. There are beautiful mountain walks and drives and the area is very popular with skiers, cyclists and golfers. The food and wine of the region are superb - second to none. Tranquiliy, luxury and perfection with all the required facilities at hand.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Peak Season 2017
Jul 22 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$867|
Bookings only accepted in weekly multiples, beginning and ending on SATURDAY. Other requests considered, please contact the owner before booking.