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Charming house with garden and beautiful views

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
Villa
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 ...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.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
2 Full baths
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About the Owner
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Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2013
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Reviewed October 18, 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, due to Covid and being out of season so we had...More

Date of stay: October 2020
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Reviewed August 7, 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 Italian Riviera if you feel the need...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Cruiser134622
Management response:Responded August 26, 2018

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

Reviewed June 19, 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 small shop by the Church and in the...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Jennifer D
Management response:Responded June 20, 2018

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...More

A FlipKey verified reviewer
Preston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 17, 2017 via mobile

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Date of stay: July 2017
Management response:Responded July 17, 2017

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Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

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 appreciated. The locals were welcoming ,helpful and...More

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank 78saraht
Management response:Responded July 10, 2017

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...More

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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Oswaldtwistle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 20, 2017

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Date of stay: June 2017
Management response:Responded June 25, 2017

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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 16, 2016

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Date of stay: August 2016
ian1NorthEastEngland, VR Owner at Charming house with garden and beautiful views, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2016

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Reviewed June 19, 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 and gorgeous flowers with a ton of seating to fully enjoy...More

Date of stay: May 2016
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ian1NorthEastEngland, VR Owner at Charming house with garden and beautiful views, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2016

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

Reviewed June 7, 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 with plenty sunny and shaded areas. We made...More

Date of stay: June 2016
Thank David M
ian1NorthEastEngland, VR Owner at Charming house with garden and beautiful views, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2016

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

Reviewed July 27, 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 uninterrupted .view from the apartment across the valley to Castel Vittoria is stunning. Lots...More

Date of stay: July 2015
Thank dinard
ian1NorthEastEngland, VR Owner at Charming house with garden and beautiful views, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2015

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

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Books
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Mountain Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Patio
Private Garden
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Water Park Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
House Swap
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
Pigna is an Italian medieval village just over the border from the France. Pigna is 1 hour drive 45km from Nice airport in the south of France. A hire car is recommended although airport pick up can be arranged and public transport, bus and trains are available. The public transport system is very good - trains link the coast making a hassle free trip to Monaco,Nice or San Remo a great adventure for the day. Pigna is in the nervia valley surrounded by mountains making it a special place with a combination of relaxing countryside, mountains, busy coastline and major tourist areas. Cycling and mountain sports are very popular, the area is a designated area of natural beauty and is criss-crossed by well marked walking routes.
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.
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