Charming 500 year old townhouse on 4 levels. Perfect for a winter or summer retreat!The property is south facing and gets the sun all year round, yet in the summer the thick walls keep it lovely and cool after a day in the sun. On the ground floor is the kitchen/dining-room with beautiful vaulted ceiling. A bedroom with 3 beds and a bathroom with shower is on the second floor. On the third floor is the master bedroom with stunning views. On the top floor is the bright, sunny living room where the views get even better!
One can gaze out at night and see the village of Castelvittorio seemingly suspended in the air. The living room has a large comfortable sofa which turns into a double bed. It has a cathedral ceiling and french doors leading onto two small balconies.
The house is very quaint but has all the mod cons for your comfort. The property has rare vehicle access close to the front door for unloading and there is parking 100m away. We have central heating making the house lovely and cosy for those winter nights
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Ventimiglia 18 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Nice airport 70 km, Nearest railway: Ventimiglia 18 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Safe, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 7, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details outdoors|
Two balconies on the top floor , south facing, overlooking the mountains and the village of Castel Vittorio. An absolutely stunning view. Listen to the bells of San Michelle pealing in the distance - you'll know you are in Italy! The piazza just around the corner with parking and a bar with tables and chairs set out during the summer months. The market is held here on Saturdays. Delicious cooked chickens are sold amongst other things!
Liguria is the smallest region in Italy stretching from the South of France to the border of Tuscany. It is an extremely diverse region incorporating the glitz and glamour of the Riviera and the authenticity of past times in the mountain villages.
It is famous for it's production of olive oil and pesto and has many culinary delicacies which are particular to the region.
Pigna has a bank, two pizzeria, a trattoria which sells traditional home-cooked Italian food, a highly-regarded Ligurian restaurant (the latter two are both mentioned in the Guardian article by Joshua Stein) and a four star spa hotel with a restaurant, swimming pool and beauty treatments. There are many more restaurants in the vicinity. It has 3 grocery shops and a chemist. There are beautiful natural swimming holes dotted around the village if you want a change from the beach. A nearby campsite has a swimming pool which can be used for a small fee - they even allow you to take your own food and drink.
In the Summer the village is host to numerous dances and cultural events. The village is very child-friendly with a playground, football pitch and a tennis court. For the more active guests there are lots of designated walks around Pigna. The house is less than a minutes walk to the Piazza where everyone sits and enjoys a drink and watches the world go by! On Saturdays the market is held in the piazza and you can buy delicious cooked chickens perfect for a light lunch! Italians from cities such as Milan and Venice come to Pigna to escape from the hustle and bustle and relax and enjoy the simple life.
Pigna has a wealth of art, monuments and history. The church of San Michelle, which dominates the village, is home to the famous 'Polyptych' painted by Giovanni Canevesio in 1500 whilst in the chapel of St Bernado you can admire the frescoes depicting 'The Last Judgement', also by Canavesio. The house is a good base from which to visit the Grand Prix in Monaco. The house is available for long winter lets at a heavily discounted price. Please enquire