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OLD MILL - UNIQUE HAVEN IN PARADISE WITH NATURAL SWIMMING POOL

Allavena

Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english, french, italian, swedish
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Allavena

Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, italian, swedish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 26, 2015
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OLD MILL - UNIQUE HAVEN IN PARADISE WITH NATURAL SWIMMING POOL

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Pigna Villa Rental Photos and Description

2 large double bedrooms, living room, kitchen, bathroom, garden, swimming pool,

You will never experience anything like our mill anywhere else, steeped in the country side but just 1 hour from Nice airport, on the river, totally private, just get back to nature and shed the weight of work, ill health, stress, problems just seem so far away in our corner of heaven. Listen to the birds, paddle in the brooke that forms in the garden on its way down to the river, swim in the pool and just chill.

Children just love it, teenagers love it and parents love it, bonding with the whole family is just natural

Imagine long, lazy summer days lounging by the pool, splashing in the river, sitting under the shade of the weeping willow keeping cool with your feet in the babbling brook that flows through the garden reading your favourite book, sipping a glass of local red wine or an ice cold prosecco. The children running free searching for frogs, fishing for little river fish and seeing who is the first in the pool every day. Finish the day with a bbq and a walk into the village for an ice-cream or to listen to the local band playing or even join the locals at the village dance. You will not experience anything like it anywhere else. The old mill can be found a few hundred metres along a country lane, steeped in the countryside yet 15 minute walk from the village or 5 minutes by car. Silent and peaceful set in its own gardens surrounded by trees and the sound of the brook gently babbling by providing the mill with it's own private rock pools big enough for bathing. The river also feed the swimming pool at the mill free flowing in and out, no products are used in our natural pool.

You can buy an internet key for your laptop if you need to keep in touch.

There is a large private garden.

We have a proper pizza oven and gas BBQ.

The mill has various terraces with seating arrangements for quiet reading or an alfresco aperitif overlooking the river before lunch or dinner in the garden or by the river or even around the pool, the choice is yours.

There are loungers around the pool and also by the river for a change of venue if necessary.

The living room has a huge open fire for autumn or winter evenings and

the living room has a comfortable sofa bed for extra guest

Perfect wedding venue.

Local produce cookery lessons: Including visiting the local produce markets to source fresh produce to cook and serve,

Trips can be arranged: With a guide to Monte Carlo, whale watching, Cinque Terre, Ventimiglia market or wherever you would like to go.

Although we have had many guests with babies and infants, we do advise that the most suitable age for this type of property is from the age of 6 years.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Allavena (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2010
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, french, italian, swedish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 26, 2015

About Allavena

I am 31 years old and the Communications and Marketing Manager for HEAD. I was brought up in Pigna, my father is from the village and my mother is British. I love the area and the life.

Allavena purchased this villa in 2008

Why Allavena chose Pigna

It is magical

What makes this villa unique

Just the peace and the feeling of being in a different world.

Guestbook comments from the manager

What a great Easter break, the weather was glorious and the scenery so peaceful, we walked and walked and even had a dip in the pool. Well done Sandro for creating a piece of heaven
Apr 2011
  • 1 of 3
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.8
based on 24 traveler reviews

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OLD MILL - UNIQUE haven in paradise with natural swimming pool
average rating of 4.7916665 based on 27 reviews
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OLD MILL - UNIQUE haven in paradise with natural swimming pool
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5

It is as close to paradise as you can get!

  • 5 of 5
Peaceful.
Beautifully designed rooms.
Gorgeous landscape.
Great food.
Good wine.
... and most importantl: very, very nice people.
  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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OLD MILL - UNIQUE haven in paradise with natural swimming pool
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5

We really enjoyed it

  • 5 of 5
Everything is thought to make you feel at ease right away at the Old Mill. Sandro is anticipating your needs without intruding in your holidays. Services we could enjoy are really high quality, everything at your disposal ... for no extra charge, and that does make a difference with many places where you have a minimum at booking, and have to pay extra charges for any special service offered! The surroundings are peaceful, inviting to relaxation and "carpe diem" enjoyment. Although the property is really strategic in its location, as described in the ad, you are only 30 minutes from the top of the Maritime Alps and 30 minutes aways from a sandy beach, you really need a car for this location. A bus service is available and only 200 meters from the Mill, but the buses are fare and it takes quite some time to get down to the sea. We are so in love with this place and you only dream of one thing : go back!!
  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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OLD MILL - UNIQUE haven in paradise with natural swimming pool
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Pigna Imperia
5

Wonderful retreat from the World

  • 5 of 5
We had the pleasure of staying at Sandro’s charming old Mill for three weeks, we had already been there the year before for a week and decided, after a very stressful year that we needed to switch off from the world and we new the exactly the place to do that, Pigna and the Old Mill!! Sandro is always very kind and helpful. We love the idea that there is no internet and nobody can disturb you, all you hear are the beautiful sounds of nature which we have completely forgotten about in our “artificial world”. If you need connection then there are two internet cafes in the village, our favourite is the Gelateria where they serve amazingly huge cappuccinos and wonderful ice cream.

We also loved the local dances, where all generations collide and have fun, its just as if time stopped.

Jane, Sandro’s wife was very kind to organise a pasta lesson with this wonderful local old lady, she taught me how to make local ravioli, and we eat them later at dinner with all the family, really to die for.
I am a little reluctant to be putting a review as I would like to keep this place a secret but it would not be fair for the rest of the world.

Thank you so much for the great time and place, needless to say we will see you next year.

Dallorto family
  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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OLD MILL - UNIQUE haven in paradise with natural swimming pool
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5

Simply an amazing place

  • 5 of 5
Dear Sandro,

wanted to thank you so much for letting us stay at your beautiful Mill! This was, by far, the most beautiful vacation we have ever had with all the family. From the moment we entered the Old Mill till the last swim in the natural pools, we felt like we had abandoned earth and entered in paradise!!! We were so relaxed, immersed in the most beautiful nature, all we could hear whilst sipping a cold glass of rose’ next to the pool, was the gentle sounds of the waterfall and the birds signing.

We barely saw the kids during the day, as they were so busy discovery the natural surroundings. Although we would have never left the Old Mill during the our two week stay, we decided to visit the amazing maritime alps, just half an hour away and then we hiked up to mount Toragio and on the top we signed the booked and gazed at the view of all the valleys which plunge into the Mediterranean sea, breath taking! We also decided to go to the beach for the day, we went to the beautiful sandy beach of le Calandre, on Sandro’s recommendation, really beautiful, but be ready to walk for about 10 minutes to get there and it can get hot! Once you are there you don't really want to leave, and there is a nice kiosk and toilettes so all you need.

The listing is accurate, the property and facilities are pristine and I strongly recommend this lovely villa to anyone who enjoys the finer things in life. I look forward, eagerly, to Sept. 2015!
  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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OLD MILL - UNIQUE haven in paradise with natural swimming pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p489440
+39 -3488218908
Pigna Imperia
5

Paradise on earth

  • 5 of 5
Dear Sandro,

wanted to thank you so much for letting us stay at your beautiful Mill! This was, by far, the most beautiful vacation we have ever had with all the family. From the moment we entered the Old Mill till the last swim in the natural pools, we felt like we had abandoned earth and entered in paradise!!! We were so relaxed, immersed in the most beautiful nature, all we could hear whilst sipping a cold glass of rose’ next to the pool, was the gentle sounds of the waterfall and the birds signing.

We barely saw the kids during the day, as they were so busy discovery the natural surroundings. Although we would have never left the Old Mill during the our two week stay, we decided to visit the amazing maritime alps, just half an hour away and then we hiked up to mount Toragio and on the top we signed the booked and gazed at the view of all the valleys which plunge into the Mediterranean sea, breath taking! We also decided to go to the beach for the day, we went to the beautiful sandy beach of le Calandre, on Sandro’s recommendation, really beautiful, but be ready to walk for about 10 minutes to get there and it can get hot! Once you are there you don't really want to leave, and there is a nice kiosk and toilettes so all you need.

The listing is accurate, the property and facilities are pristine and I strongly recommend this lovely villa to anyone who enjoys the finer things in life. I look forward, eagerly, to Sept. 2015!
  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful piece of heaven

  • 4 of 5
This is a rustic getaway in the woods, and you must have a car. There is a bus system with stops up towards CastelVittorio and down near Pigna, but it is quite slow, so budget 45 minutes to hour to get to Ventimiglia. House is located down dirt road, above a large creek. Beautiful house and creek and area is gorgeous. Kids played in stream every day. Sandro was extremely kind and helpful. There is one bathroom with small shower and a washing machine but no dryer. Make some coffee with the little percolator and sit on one if the three balconies and be relaxed. Gelateria in Pigna makes fantastic "hot chocolates" (more like thin pudding with thick whip cream on top) and has free wifi if you ask. We will be saving our money to come back again. Loved every minute and I cried just a little when time to leave.
  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nice, France
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Pigna
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Sanremo
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Ventimiglia
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Ventimiglia
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Pigna
Nearest Ski
70 Kilometres
Limone
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Ventimiglia
Car: recommended

Pigna is a medieval village steeped in countryside with small rivers and rock pools, hiking tracks and trekking trails, cycle paths and some of the most beautiful nature trails changing with the seasons. Pigna is strategically placed 1 hour from Nice international airport, 1 hour from Monte Carlo and 3 hours from Milan.

The famous Italian Riviera is just 20 minutes away and you can choose between the stony beaches of Bordighera and Ventimiglia or the sandy beaches of Sanremo and Ospedaletti.

Pigna boasts the famous church of St Michele, full of the paintings of Canavesio from the 15th century including the priceless politico which hangs behind the alter.

The chapel of San Bernado's frescos depicting biblical scenes by Canavesio, have been painstakingly restored over a 10 year period.

The mountain of Torraggion dominated the village and can be reached by a 5 hour hike from the 'refugio Allavena' in the Melosa area just 20 mins from the village by car or 2 hours by foot

Other Activities: MONACO GRAND PRIX just 1 hour away

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Availability & Rates

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Pigna Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
April - May
Mar 28 2015 - Apr 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
€900
 
 
June
May 31 2015 - Jun 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,350
 
 
July
Jun 28 2015 - Aug 1 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,500
 
 
August
Aug 2 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,750
 
 
September
Sep 5 2015 - Oct 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,350
 
 
October - November
Oct 4 2015 - Nov 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
€900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit €200
Final cleaning €100

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

Amenities

Pigna Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 140 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower
  • The outdoor shower is for the pool and soap cannot be used here.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , in living room
  • The master bedroom with a double bed is a very large bedroom. The living room has a brand new double sofa bed. An extra bed can be added in the twin bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The old mill has a wood fired pizza oven. We have a new Weber gas BBQ

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