Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 3
The perfect hideaway for a couple who appreciate the peace and quiet of the countryside but want easy access to nearby towns and interesting villages with all facilities. Access is from a shared courtyard at the front but has large rear private garden with pool, summerhouse and olive terraces.Great views to the sea and on a clear day both the islands of Corsica and Elba are visible.
Casa Stella consists of a kitchen/ diner and a living area with sofas, wood stove upstairs and spiral staircase to the lower floor where there are two interconnecting bedrooms - one double, with wood stove and one single and a bathroom with shower only. Please note that the bedrooms are interconnecting and only separated by a curtain not a solid door.
We can accommodate an extra child or a folding bed in single bedroom but it is not spacious - fine for just sleeping. Ideal for those who like living in a typical Ligurian village atmosphere surrounded by olive groves and chestnut woods.
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Imperia 10 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||10 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Nice or Genoa, Nearest railway: Imperia 10 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
Living area has CD player with radio and cassette player.
Bedrooms are separated only by a curtain not a door and have mosquito screens on windows
Courtyard with table,chairs, garden umbrella and BBQ.
Garden with table chairs, summerhouse seating, sunbeds and umbrellas.
Access to house unsuitable for the infirm, disabled or those with walking difficulties due to steep steps and unfenced pool and terraces.
Young children under 7, toddlers and pets not accepted.
|Further details outdoors|
Cars must be parked in the village centre 2/3 minutes walk away although it is possible to park ner the house for loading or unloading luggage .
The garden, pool and olive groves are terraced and unfenced
The pool is 6m x 2.5m and of a constant depth of 1.50 - great for cooling off not Olympic swimming. No shallow end to pool. The pool is only shared with the owners when in residence and we will give our guests as much privacy as possible.
Ample garden furniture for dining or sunbathing.
Pool is private unless we happen to be in residence (our yellow house is next door) in which case we will try not intrude and allow guests the maximum of privacy.
We cannot accept children under 7 years of age.
Smoking not allowed in the house but fine outside.
The North West Italy region
The Riviera dei Fiore, or the coast of flowers, is situated between Genoa and the French border and has been an important olive and flower growing area for many centuries. The land rises steeply from the coast via miles of terraced olive grove to the Ligurian Alps - a paradise for hill walkers, mountain bikers and skiers alike.
The main towns of Imperia, San Remo and Ventimiglia were all important ports and trading posts in the past but are now cosmopolitan, full of a wide range of shops, markets and restaurants. The inland villages all have great character, beauty and individuality from the witches museum at Triora, the Roman bridge at Dolceaqua and the ancient spa of Pigna.
Most local villages have street festivals during the summer with food, wine, singing and dancing - they are great fun and give a real sense of the people and culture of the area. Day trips to Genoa, Nice, Monaco or Menton are all easy either by car or train from Imperia.
Genoa once rivalled Venice for wealth and importance and was European city of Culture a few years ago - it has totally revamped the old port area and has a world famous aquarium.
Nice has an extensive range of galleries and museums. The old town is fascinating with a wide selection of shops and restaurants and a daily vegetable and flower market.
As well as old churches and palaces the port area has been extensively modernised and contains one of the biggest aquariums in the world. The exclusive village of Portofino is nearby.
The surrounding valleys are important olive growing area with high quality oils said to be the sweetest in Italy. We harvest our own from our 50 trees.There is a wonderful free museum, with shop attached, in Imperia which explains everything you could ever want to know about the history of olives and olive oil production which is the major export of this area and has been for centuries.
Monaco has sophisticated shopping and dining, as well as a casino and port full of luxury yachts.
Closer to home you will find a mountain biking centre, horse riding, scuba diving, whale watching, boat trips and famous gardens to visit. In Imperia there are beaches, bars, shops and weekly and daily markets.
Pantasina has a general shop that sells all basics but not meat or fish. Extensive supermarkets in Imperia that sell everything plus large selection of wines. Daily markets in Imperia plus larger weekly markets. Great selection of specialist shops selling local foodstuffs, olive oil and wine.
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15 Aug 2011
"WOW,this villa,area and views are amazing!!"
We have just returned from a 12 night break in this beautiful villa.The owners are very welcoming and helpful with anything you need to know about the area.The cupboards were very well stocked with all your basic foods.The whole place was very well equipped.It is an easy drive from Nice airport along the motorway,and then a 20 min drive up the mountains to the lovely little village.There are lots of little quaint hamlets in the valley,and lots of larger towns and beaches to visit within an hours drive.There are no English speaking locals apart from the owner that lives next door.But everyone was so friendly and we always got by.The pool and views from the villa were amazing.
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