‘Casa Bella’ Liguria, pvt garden, pool, sea 20''
Spacious apartment in the medieval hamlet of Muzio. Sleeps 8 - 2 bdrms on 1st flr, 1 bdrm on groundfloor, & sofa bed. Lots of pvt outdoor space – terrace, patio, pool areas. Walking/ cycling nearby -
Recently renovated, full of quirky features, and gorgeous rugs and furniture. The Kitchen is brand new and fully equipped and the bathroom has a large shower with a big hot water tank for lots of showers.
This is a spacious apartment which gets the sun all day. It has 3 double bedrooms & sofa bed – sleeps 8. The pool, patio and large garden are private. It is in a rural location so you need a car - only 3 minutes drive to the local town Pieve di Teco.
Quirky features reflecting the history of the building as a convent. All rooms are spacious and fully equipped; & a very large 1st flr covered balcony is perfect for dining, sunbathing and chilling out. Two large ground floor cellar rooms are cool and lead to a large private patio; stone steps underneath the shady willow tree lead into a large garden and onto the large pool area which has its own patio area with loungers, chairs/table and suspended ‘egg chair’.
The master bedroom has a beautiful vaulted ceiling, with double doors leading onto a juliet balcony looking out onto the street (not over-looked); it has an oak framed super kingsize bed, a large chest of drawers and a large 'reclaimed wood' wardrobe. There's ample space to pull out a spare single mattress from under the bed for someone else to sleep on. We have a travel cot in this room as well, if required. The tiled floor is covered in a huge persian rug. Our family of 4 (5 and 3 yr old) all sleep in this room when we stay.
The second bedroom has double doors to a small balcony, large enough to fit 2 chairs to enjoy the fantastic view for that early morning coffee or 'dust buster beer' at the end of the day. A large rug, metal framed double bed, chest of draws and chair, give plenty of comfort and storage for 2 people. Leave the shutters open and you have a great view to wake to!
The third double bedroom is on the groundfloor, and is wonderfully cool. It has a desk and chairs, bedside tables and lamps which emphasise the vaulted ceiling and history of the building.
Bedding and Towels are all provided. All mattresses have protective covers for additional comfort.
The Kitchen is brand new, with dishwasher, convection hob, standard grill and oven and a large dining table; a separate larder also houses a new washing machine/fridge freezer. Plenty of pots and pans, glasses, crockery and cutlery, a set of sharp knives, chopping boards, grater, colander and most importantly a corkscrew!
The Lounge is really special, with the same quirky vaulted ceilings as some of the other rooms and a window with shutters. A large corner sofa bed, takes seconds to put up or down and is really comfortable either as full time bed (sleeps 2), for an afternoon snooze or to lie out and chill with family and friends in the evening to watch a movie. There are two other funky yellow armchairs, a tall boy for storage, an old vintage mirror with fairy lights and a quirky cupboard in the wall full of books, games and pictures. The floor is tiled. There is a 32 inch television and DVD player so do bring your movies.
The bathroom has a big shower, sink with lit mirror above it, a toilet and plenty of storage space. Beach towels/small towels (6 each) are provided. The electrically heated hot water tank is huge and has plenty of steaming hot water for lots of showers.
You reach the groundfloor double bedroom via a stairway. The second groundfloor room houses a vintage olive press, a fridge so you have drinks accessible easily downstairs, and double doors which open out onto a large private patio, the garden and pool. The same large willow tree provides generous shade and stone steps lead out onto the large garden.
The private pool is 8m * 3.5m is decked and gated. It has plenty of patio area inside and outside of the gated area, with 5 comfy loungers, 4 chairs and a table with parasol and a fantastic ‘egg chair’ – the view is stunning as you swim down the pool.
Garden - There's lots of space to spread out and enjoy the sounds of the Italian countryside from our neighbours working dogs echoing across the hills to water running in the idyllic stream, which is a few minutes walk away and amazing to paddle in. There's various bits of garden furniture, including loungers. We also have a large inflatable pool to cool down in. There's a plum tree, cherry trees, and a Bay tree (great for cooking with) in the garden. There are fantastic views down the valley and hillside opposite and a fence and beautiful Olliander bushes separate our garden from our friendly neighbours on one side. To the other side of the garden is an impressive abandoned old stone villa which adds to the atmosphere of the whole place.
The place is yours and yours alone. You can park in the garden by driving through the village, past our front door, and turning right onto land which we own (there's a sign which says 'cash bella' - it's old terraced land and if you follow it round you'll reach our garden where you can park and get into house through the groundfloor rooms. The garden adjoins our friendly next door neighbours and you will see and hear them in the garden from time to time.