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Charming house with garden and beautiful views – Home 359904 Villa

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

Charming house with garden and beautiful views – Home 359904

  • Villa
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 mi
  • Child Friendly
  • Car advised
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Our charming traditional village house set within the walls of Pigna's historic village centre is the perfect place to relax, experience a slower pace of life and simply enjoy time living in the moment in the peaceful garden surrounded by breathtaking mountain views.

Stepping up from the narrow street the house has a fully fitted dining kitchen opening up to the vaulted ceiling lounge (with double sofa bed) and downstairs bathroom with shower. Directly outside the kitchen you can dine at the family size outdoor dining area with shade and BBQ and the garden extends with some additional seating and herbs and vines. On the upper level of the house (accessed via an outdoor staircase) are two large bedrooms, one with a large double bed and the other with a triple sleeper, double on the bottom and single on top bunk style bed. There is another shower room and toilet also on the upper level. Outside from the upper level there is a cute balcony directly off the double bedroom where you can enjoy the night sky from as well as the large upper terrace equip with sunbeds and shade.

The house sleeps 6 comfortably and is very charming and unique. It is unusual to have such a lovely private garden within the historic part of Pigna village.

The house is full of character with original tiled floors, stone vaulted ceilings and a large open fire, as well a large areas of private outside space and gardens. Children can play safely between the lower and upper garden's as the villa's garden's are totally secure.

It is situated just within the medieval walls of the old center but with good access to nearby parking.

A fantastic 1 in 2 of our guests book a return visit or recommend a friend!

Pigna is an Italian medieval village just over the border from the French Riviera. It is located within the foothills below the mountains and set in breathtaking countryside. It is only a 20 minute drive from the coastline of both the French and Italian Rivieras, including Monte Carlo / Monaco, San Remo, Bordegheria and is surrounded by many more beautiful and interesting medieval villages.

It's a special place where time seems to have stood still and you can enjoy a real Italian holiday but is so close to the charms of the Italian and French coast.

Within the village of Pigna there are many amenities including local grocery shops (one of which is a hundred metres from the house), 4 restaurants including a local wood fired oven bar/pizzeria and a brilliant family run traditional restaurant, a few local bars, tennis court, children's play park and Pharmacy.

Take a stroll when you wake to the local cafe, order a cappuccino and delight at the homemade cakes & pastries; a perfect way to start your day the Italian way!

There are local places of interest in the village such as historic churches and the town square which has it's own local produce market every Saturday morning. The medieval heart of the village is very impressive, almost castle like and of course has no cars. There are many medieval buildings and places to explore, including the original bread ovens, town square etc. In addition there are fantastic walking and climbing trails throughout the mountain's accessed from many locally sign posted paths from the village where you can explore historic sites and churches, hidden streams and rock pools with river swimming pools very close by.

The area has many attractions and is a beautiful combination of mountains and sea.

Italy is a food lovers paradise and the food in this region is typically homemade and rustic. Small village family run restaurants often without menus, just the food of the day, as well as fantastic wood fired oven pizza's, seafood specialties at the coast and Michelin fine dining. The 4 restaurants in the village are great examples and are within walking distance of the house. This area really is a food lovers paradise and has many unique dishes from this beautiful part of Italy.

In addition we can advise on any questions you have...things to do etc, as well as help to arrange weddings, special occasions etc.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Ask about pets

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Full bed
    Bedroom 2: Bunk bed Twin bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa beds
  • 2 Full baths

Amenities

  • Wireless Internet
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

A car is recommended although public transport is available. The train line runs all the way along the coast from France through into Italy and along into San Remo. The local train station to Pigna is Ventimiglia then there are regular buses available up the mountains into Pigna itself and beyond. We can also arrange pick up from the airport and return for approx 100 euro per journey.

Interaction with guest

We are available any time on email or phone. Our friend Georgia also lives on the same street as the villa. She will welcome you on arrival, help with directions to the house and parking the car in the village as well as showing you around the house when you arrive. She is also available throughout your stay for advice and help from medical support to booking a restaurant or giving you recommendations, our previous guests find her very useful.

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Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property

Cancellations

Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

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About the owner

Ian S.
Calendar last updated:
20 May 2024
Years listed:
11
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Languages spoken: English

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Reviews

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“Beautiful retreat”

Reviewed 18 Oct 2020

Pigna is the m most gorgeous Italian village. The views are spectacular and there are so many great walks. It was sunny, even in October. Only problem most restaurants were closed during the week, … More

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“Charming villa in beautiful medieval village surroundings”

Reviewed 7 Aug 2018

Looking for the perfect location for a relaxing holiday, this villa is for you Close to Nice Airport with a short journey to Pigna which has lots to offer Also handy for days out on the French or Ital… More

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Response from the owner Thanks for the kind words so glad you enjoyed your stay we'd love to welcome you back anytime. Best wishes, Ian

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“A Special Place”

Reviewed 19 Jun 2018

We loved everything about Pigna. The village has real character, and even though we were there for only six nights (at the end of a longer touring holiday) we were made to feel most welcome in the sma… More

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Response from the owner Delighted to hear how you enjoyed Pigna, the house and its surroundings and how the village charmed you in the same way it has done for us over the years. Will pass on your thanks to Georgia, she is a fantastic help to guests and a great friend. We would love to welcome you back to stay in the future. Kind regards, Ian

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“Idyllic location - another way of life”

Reviewed 17 Jul 2017

If you want something different then this is it - a two storey rental with two storeys of outdoor space, a posse of visiting but incredibly shy cats and kittens who watch you from a distance as you en… More

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Response from the owner Thank you so much Janet for your kind compliments about our house and the village, we are really pleased you had a lovely and relaxing time. It is as you say the perfect place to unwind whilst being well located for both the Italian and French Riviera. We have updated the BBQ following your feedback and we were unfortunately experiencing some issues with our internet provider in Italy during your stay which is now resolved. We would love to welcome you back any time, we do hope you choose to stay again. Keep in touch. Kind regards, Ian & Sue

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“Villa in Pigna”

Reviewed 6 Jul 2017

We had a great week in Pigna and the surrounding area. It's very rustic and to us part of the real Italy. The villa was fab and all the tips for places to visit were invaluable and really appreci… More

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Response from the owner Thank you Sarah, we are really pleased you and your family enjoyed your stay. Glad you found the guide useful and we will pass on your comments to Georgia. Thank you for the lovely review and your recommendation, you are most welcome back to stay any time. Best wishes, Ian & Sue

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“A fantastic holiday”

Reviewed 20 Jun 2017

Pigna is a charming village with really friendly locals. As long as you make an effort to say good morning they seemed very happy to have us in their town. We swam in rock pools, visited nearby villages of Apricale, Dolceaqua and Castel Vittoria which were beautiful. We went for leisurely walks and enjoyed good wine and food. What's not to like??? The house was lovely - very clean and welcoming with a bottle of red waiting for us when we arrived! We went with our 2 adult daughters who were equally charmed by the house and the locality. I would definitely go again.

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Response from the owner Thank you Amanda. You were the perfect guests and we would love to welcome you back to our house in Pigna anytime. Keep in touch, Best wishes, Ian & Sue

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“Ottimo! The only downside was having to leave.”

Reviewed 16 Aug 2016

I had booked our holiday almost a year in advance having seen Pigna featured on a Place in the Sun. Ian and Sue's house seemed perfect as it offered lots of indoor and outdoor space for me,my husband and two children aged 13 and 10 and was situated in the old winding streets so was central to the cafe's and restaurants but gave a real sense of going back in time as well as feeling like you lived there ( wishful thinking ! ). I was looking forward to the holiday so much I was worried it might not live up to our expectations - In fact it surpassed them and I loved everything about Pigna and the house and whilst I usually like to visit different places the only question is when we will be re booking. The information supplied by Ian and Sue beforehand and in the Villa was so helpful - my family joked with me that I was forever reading the " bible". There was so much to do and whilst we managed to visit Rock Pools ( stunning ), the beach at Menton and San Remo, Monaco and Monte Carlo and many of the picturesque neighbouring villages, experienced a festival in Pigna which my husband loved dancing at ! I feel I have to return as there is so much more to do/ see. We enjoyed the food, wine and fantastic variety of restaurants., we found the prices unbelievably reasonable unless you went to the more touristy places which is only to be expected, The local cafe Des el Roy did the most amazing pastries, cakes and coffee and Ice creams and again we couldn't believe the prices. Our children loved the holiday we all agreed it was our best yet and as I said we are already arguing about when to go back. Before booking Ian warned about booking car hire outside of the airport terminal, I stupidly booked a car with Touché based at the Park Inn hotel opposite terminal 1, our flight was 2 hours late but even so we arrived before 9pm and the desk was closed so just a warning to avoid this company, there are plenty of others at the airport. So it's just left to say a massive thank you to Ian Sue and Penny for introducing us to this lovely unspolt place and your gorgeous holiday home which offers so much more than just a holiday rental. Wine on arrival, comfy beds even medical supplies, great selection of books and DVDS if you wanted them. Thanks also to Georgia who met us and provided lots of helpful advise, she is English maintains a Birmingham accent but lives in Pigna so am very envious. I loved getting up in the morning opening the bedroom door onto the balcony and looking up at the village Castel Vittoria on the hill opposite and seeing the Sun light it up. My mornings back in Ramsbottom just don't have the same effect !!

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Response from the owner WOW!! Thank you Sam and family for the 'Ottimo' review!! So glad you had a great holiday and we'd love to welcome you back to our house in Pigna anytime. Just drop us an email if you want to re-book, we always get busy in the summer holidays but we're happy to offer families who've stayed before priority if we can. Hope you're not too sad to be home although understand how you miss the place, we do too!! Best wishes, Ian & Sue

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“Gorgeous villa in a gorgeous mountain town--”

Reviewed 19 Jun 2016

Staying at this villa was incredible and is one of the most memorable travel experiences we have ever had. The villa itself was gorgeous, the patios were filled with fragrant herbs, an orange tree an… More

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Response from the owner Thanks for the review Matt, glad you enjoyed Pigna! All the best, Ian & Sue

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“A deliciously slow vacation.”

Reviewed 7 Jun 2016

This is a get away from it all retreat in the foothills of the Italian alps. The views are spectacular and the light is stunning. The house is large and comfortable and the outside space is delightful… More

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Response from the owner Thank you David for the fabulous comments. We are so pleased you and your family enjoyed your stay and you'd be most welcome to return any time for another relaxing vacation! Best wishes, Ian & Sue

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“Unforgettable view”

Reviewed 27 Jul 2015

The apartment is terrific with everything you need The two terraces providsd plenty of outdoor space. Pigna itself is a beautiful old village with an endless warren of fascinating alleyways. The unint… More

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Response from the owner Thanks for the fantastic review Roy. Glad you enjoyed Pigna and the view :) We would love to welcome you back for another holiday anytime. Best wishes, Ian & Sue

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