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Casa Soprana House

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

House / 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Cot available

Description from owner

Description

This stunning stone village house has been completely and sympathetically restored over the last four years to breathe life back into what had been a shell. What had been uninhabited for over 80 years now combines the latest in eco technology with luxury.The original ciappe (large uncut slates) roof has been super-insulated and teamed with beautiful shutters and double glazed windows (both made by the 80-year old village joiner) to keep the house cool in summer. A state of the art heat storage system fed by a bank of solar panels provide plenty of piping hot water. Backed up by a biomass boiler burning wood chips and sanza (olive pitts) this system also powers the underfloor heating keeping the house snug and toasty during winter. Low energy light fittings are used where possible. A "Sheila Maid" air dryer hangs in the vaulted ceiling of the living area. An Italian kitchen and sleek Italian sanitaryware sit side by side with Grohe fittings. Up-cycled furniture and quirky accessories

This stunning stone village house has been completely and sympathetically restored over the last four years to breathe life back into what had been a shell. What had been uninhabited for over 80 years now combines the latest in eco technology with luxury.The original ciappe (large uncut slates) roof has been super-insulated and teamed with beautiful shutters and double glazed windows (both made by the 80-year old village joiner) to keep the house cool in summer. A state of the art heat storage system fed by a bank of solar panels provide plenty of piping hot water. Backed up by a biomass boiler burning wood chips and sanza (olive pitts) this system also powers the underfloor heating keeping the house snug and toasty during winter. Low energy light fittings are used where possible. A "Sheila Maid" air dryer hangs in the vaulted ceiling of the living area. An Italian kitchen and sleek Italian sanitaryware sit side by side with Grohe fittings. Up-cycled furniture and quirky accessories combine with plenty of crockery and most kitchen accessories known to man. White Company linen and towels and fully stocked bookshelves complete the picture.Our aim has been to create a stylish, characterful, home-from-home, not just another featureless holiday rental. The type of place that we like to stay in when travelling and hope you will too. After living in Rezzo full time for two years we now spend most school holidays in the adjoining property so we're onsite to help with tips and advice.

Further details

The cost includes:

- All heating / hot water throughout the year

- All linen (except cot linen), bath and beach towels - changed weekly if staying more than a week

- All cleaning. We ask that the house is left tidy with bins emptied but we take care of all cleaning. If you're staying more than a week our cleaners will come in during the stay as well.

Photography by Moose Azim - www.mooseazim.com

Further details indoors

Ground floor: - Entrance from the private terrace- Bedroom with double bed and built in wardrobe. Window looks across the valley.- Bedroom with zip twin beds - can be made up as two single beds or one king sized double - and built-in wardrobe. Window looks up the street.- Family bathroom with bath, shower over, sink, wc and bidet plus washing machine- Stairs toFirst floor:- Large open plan kitchen / dining / living area with vaulted ceiling. - Windows facing across and down the valley.- CD / DVD stereo system with iPod dock and USB port- Stairs toMezzanine level:- Bedroom overlooking living area with double bed- Windows looking down the valley- En-suite shower room with frameless glass enclosure, basin and wc

Further details outdoors

- Private terrace - not overlooked- Wood-fired pizza oven- Outdoor table and chairs under a vine covered pergola- Lounger chairs

Location description from owner

The Liguria region

Liguria, which borders Mediterranean France, is one of the smallest state in Italy but also one of the most beautiful. A region of mountains and sea, the area caters for all holiday tastes. From mountain biking, walking or trial-biking around the Alpi Liguri National Park to lazing amongst the chic sun worshippers of the Italian Riviera is a 30-minute drive.

Rezzo

Rezzo is a proper Italian village with a proper, Italian community made up of permanent, year round residents and families who visit at weekends and in the summer. It's most certainly not a tourist ghetto filled only with holiday homes. What's more the locals are truly welcoming to visitors. - FesteThe Rezzo "Pro-loco" association is one of the oldest of such institutions in Italy. Staffed entirely by local volunteers they stage between 6 - 8 festivals each year, mainly over the summer months. Many are dinner dances with fabulous food cooked and served in the Giardino Publico; others such as "Babacce" (Halloween) take the form of a trail around the village which is completely decorated, sampling food and drink along the way. They're hugely popular, with the dinner dances catering for 2-400 people and "Babacce 2012" had 1000 visitors in one evening! As well as the secular festivals they also organise they organise the annual, evening pilgrimage of the Madonna from the village church over 2km up the mountain to the Santuario di Madonna di Rezzo for a stunning candle lit service.- Santuario di Nostra Signora del Santo Sepolcro e di Maria Bambina2km above the village is the incredible 15th century Sanctuary. The locals built it in 50 years on the site of small chapel where miracles were reputed to occur. Over 40 metres long by 14 metres wide, the sets of frescoes that adorn the interior have been sensitively preserved over the past few years. - Formaggio di Santuario di RezzoAdjacent to the Sanctuary is one of the local succeses that embody the slow food movement: the goat herder Barbara Saltarini. Starting out in the crypt with just 15 goats she now has over 200 goats, a purpose made dairy, a shop and a thriving agriturismo restaurant. As well as the local "Brusso" (which is similar to Ricotta) Barbara makes and sells all types of goat's cheese and other yummy foods.- Geography & ClimateFacing south and at a height of 550m above sea level, the climate is hot without being stifling in the summer whilst the proximity of the coast keeps it mild in all but the deepest of winter months. For historical averages take a look at:www.worldweatheronline.com/Rezzo-weather-averages/Liguria/IT.aspx- Mountain Biking & Road CyclingThe trails around Rezzo are built for cycling if you are that way inclined. It's possible to ascend over 1000m up from Rezzo to the Alpi Liguri with only a couple of km on tarmac road. If that sounds like your idea of cycling hell and solid tarmac is more your style the roads are challenging but little trafficked. And for those whom cycling is a gentle method of transport the coastal cycle route along an old railway is not to be missed.- Food & DrinkLast - but must certainly not least in Italy - Rezzo and the area is well served for restaurants. The village has two small shops-cum-bars and a Locanda (bar / restaurant). A beautiful walk down the river brings you to Lavina - home of Lavinella. Run by the third generation of the family they serve a great set menu of up to 12 (small) courses including wine for 25 Euros - a great spot for Sunday lunch. Equally good is Barbara's agriturismo - a 15 minute walk from the house, but up the mountain instead. Further afield restaurants on the boardwalk in Alassio, & Laguilia are cosmopolitan and chic.- MarketsNo visit to Italy is complete without a visit to a market. There's one on most days of the week within an hour or sos drive including the famed Ventimiglia and San Remo markets.

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Bed & bathroom

  • 3 Double Beds, 2 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:15:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

David & Emma C
Response rate:
65%
Calendar updated:
28 Jun 2016
Years listed:
3
Skype name
emscullen
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English, French, Italian


This House has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 22 Nov 2012. Located in Province of Imperia, it has 14 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £500 to £1194.

The Owner has a response rate of 65% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 28 Jun 2016.

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