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The Old Palace

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The shared pool is in a sheltered spot with a magnificent vista
L'Antico Palazzo has plenty of historic charm
This beautiful, mountainous area is very popular with walkers and cyclists
1 of 24The shared pool is in a sheltered spot with a magnificent vista
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Overview
5 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
12 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
L'Antico Palazzo is a deceptively large, rustic stone house situated in Villa Bonicelli, a picturesque and peaceful hamlet in the beautiful Emilia-Romagnan countryside. It sleeps 10-12 people comfortably, making it ideal for families or groups of friends. It can be rented as a stand-alone property or in conjunction with one or both of our other properties: La Stalla, a barn conversion located next door to L'Antico Palazzo and which sleeps two people; and Casa Vigneto, a three-bedroom house just a couple of minutes' walk away, across a small vineyard. An outdoor swimming pool (3m x 9m) with stunning mountain views is located behind L'Antico Palazzo and is shared between the three properties. L'Antico Palazzo is a historically interesting building, being part of the original 'casa padrona...L'Antico Palazzo is a deceptively large, rustic stone house situated in Villa Bonicelli, a picturesque and peaceful hamlet in the beautiful Emilia-Romagnan countryside. It sleeps 10-12 people comfortably, making it ideal for families or groups of friends. It can be rented as a stand-alone property or in conjunction with one or both of our other properties: La Stalla, a barn conversion located next door to L'Antico Palazzo and which sleeps two people; and Casa Vigneto, a three-bedroom house just a couple of minutes' walk away, across a small vineyard. An outdoor swimming pool (3m x 9m) with stunning mountain views is located behind L'Antico Palazzo and is shared between the three properties. L'Antico Palazzo is a historically interesting building, being part of the original 'casa padronale' (manor house) of the hamlet. It has been furnished partly with antiques and quirky one-off pieces that reflect its history. It really is an original holiday home from which to explore this beautiful and little-known area of Italy. The lovely arched doorway (clearly dated 1824, although the building itself dates back to the late 16th/early 17th century) opens onto a warren of rooms! First is a large and atmospheric sitting room that seats 6. This opens onto another large room, furnished as a 'day room' / living room. Off this are two separate double rooms with beautiful views of the valley, and a shower room. It is possible to make up a single bed in the 'day room', but please note that guests will have to pass through this room to get to the two double bedrooms. There is a second shower room at the foot of the stairs that lead up to the first floor. Here, a 'day room' (with single bed if required) leads into a double (with additional single bed) + en suite with over-bath shower. Please note that these two rooms are interconnecting. There is also another shower room, which is shared between two further bedrooms - a double and a twin. At the bottom of the house is a large kitchen, a separate dining room, and a downstairs shower room. There is also the owners' private wine cellar. This will be locked, but for an additional security deposit they are happy to provide access. The kitchen door opens onto a large terraced area for al fresco dining. Guests have use of a large outdoor table and chairs, sun loungers and a barbecue. On request we can arrange a cooking lesson at a local restaurant (15 min) with a chef who speaks excellent English. This can be customised but usually involves making a couple of types of fresh pasta, among other things - followed by a copious lunch! Please contact us if you would like more information on this service. Booking in advance is essential and depends on availability. Please note that there is free wifi access in some rooms of the house, in the courtyard area and by the pool. Because of the thick stone walls, we can't guarantee access throughout the house.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite), 4 Showers
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About the Owner
Property Manager J
Languages spoken:English, Italian
Response Rate:80%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2013
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Reviewed September 27, 2015

What an amazing location with stunning views, in the hills of the Appenine mountains! The old stone house is charming. Although there are three self contained bedrooms, the house can accommodate a number of people in more communal areas. There were only 5 of us....More

Date of stay: September 2015
Thank godfre
Reviewed August 18, 2015

We had a great time in the big house at Villa Bonicelli. Thank you. Everything was perfect. Everyone was extremely helpful and friendly and the house was in nearly every way much better than we'd expected. Often holiday houses are rather over-sold on the internet...More

Date of stay: August 2015
Thank 700philip77
Reviewed September 8, 2014

What a wonderful find! Tucked away in a little hamlet in the hills, our family group of 9 (ranging from 10 months to 70 years) had a lovely, relaxing week at L'Antico Palazzo. We took a bit of a gamble on the location as we...More

Date of stay: August 2014
Thank Brig118
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Books
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Mountain Views
Parking
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Cooker
Terrace
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
For those looking to take it easy, why not simply sit back with a glass of vino and take in the gorgeous views, relax by the pool or head out to one of the lovely local restaurants to be treated to some delicious Emilian cuisine? The river Dolo, which is in places deep enough to bathe, is just a few minutes' walk away and there are some spectacular walks that can be enjoyed directly from your front door. There's also a wealth of wildlife to observe – sharp-eyed guests might very well spot woodpeckers in the forest, deer in the fields and birds of prey circling over the mountains. The beautiful scenery also makes Villa Bonicelli an ideal location for painting holidays. The area has many restaurants and pizzerias that offer fantastic value for money, including one approx 10 mins' drive away...
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Frequently Asked Questions about L'Antico Palazzo

  • L'Antico Palazzo is able to accommodate up to 12 guests. See all property details.

  • L'Antico Palazzo has 5 bathrooms available. See all property details.

  • L'Antico Palazzo has 5 bedrooms available. See all property details.

  • Stays at L'Antico Palazzo must last at least 3 nights. See all property details.