Bedroom 1, Bathroom 1, Occupancy 4
The Owner/Property Manager
About The Owner/Property Manager
Journalist and publisher with a long-standing love of Italy. I've been going to this house for 40 years and enjoyed it for all that time!
The Owner/Property Manager purchased this Farmhouse in 1980
Why The Owner/Property Manager chose Dolcedo
These properties were abandoned when young people went to work in the towns and cities, but they were carefully built with stone and are cool in the summer and warm in winter.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
Fantastic location in the a countryside of great beauty.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Plenty of room to smoke outside!
We expect guests to observe the normal rules, such as keeping the house in good order and reporting any breakages or problems. We ask guests to keep noise to a minimum when going to the swimming pool, and to ensure that children remain under control and behave safely and responsibly.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
THE SURROUNDING AREA
Restaurants in the Dolcedo area are the best for an evening out, as they're not too far, but if you're down at the coast and want to stay down there for a drink and a meal, there is of course a much wider choice.
After a short walk up at hill at Dolcedo you'll find Casa della Rocca and Da Lalla, both of which have good ratings if the look them up, the former rather better. In the town there you can get a good pizza at La Fontanella or La Macine or at Tunù a simple meal on their terrace by the river. A little further - drive over the river and turn left - a really good restaurant is Val Prino at Molini which is not too expensive and serves traditional Italian food. It's about two kms up the hill, following the river and you'll need to book (0039 0183 282230)
THE PORT AREA, RESTAURANTS, SUPERMARKETS
There are some excellent beaches, fishing ports, yacht marinas and seaside restaurants, all within about 35 minutes of the house. The closest is Porto Maurizio, a coastal town of Roman origins, which has a very good sandy beach, an attractive port and in particular, two cafes worth a visit. On the port by the big yachts is Capo Horn, near the beach, and Il Moletto Beach Bar is out on the mole, with its own tiny beach and wonderful views. A good place to have a swim and a light lunch, but there are other beach cafes which are immediately on the main beach.
The most exclusive restaurant on the port is the Lanterna Blu, frequented by the yacht owners and very good indeed, at a price. However, a more economical option is La Ruota at Prino, half a km along the coast and by the sea as well, which has excellent fish. In the vicinity of La Ruota there are other good restaurants. There's an attractive sea walk along to this area – ask the way!
In the Via Cascione, up in the town, there is the the bar Pepito, a typical Italian bar where you can a drink, coffee, eat good bar food or whatever you want. The street itself is full of good shops, but currently the lovely old vegetable market is being renovated and the stalls have moved to a tent around the corner! While there, you can also take a visit up the hill to Parasio, the old part of the town with fabulous views.
If you've done the vegetable shopping - always a treat because it's so fresh and inexpensive - you may be heading back towards Dolcedo and home. On the way you'll find the BIG supermarket called Conad. It's pretty good, and you can get just about everything there. There's also a mobile phone shop and hardware supermarket on the site. Go past the market tent to get out of town and you'll find it on the way.