OLD MILL - UNIQUE HAVEN IN PARADISE WITH NATURAL SWIMMING POOL

Allavena

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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OLD MILL - UNIQUE HAVEN IN PARADISE WITH NATURAL SWIMMING POOL

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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.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
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
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Allavena

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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

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

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 18 traveler reviews

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OLD MILL - UNIQUE haven in paradise with natural swimming pool
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5

fantastic!

  • 5 of 5
brilliant place, lovely helpful owners. we are going back next year, that is how good it is!
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Owner's Response: Dear Maria, thank you so much for your review. It was a pleasure to have such a wonderful family and we really look forward to having you back next year.

All the best,

Sandro
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Just fabulous

  • 5 of 5
The Old Mill is truly a place to completely relax and forget about the world. If we could have we would have never left. We are a family of 4 and we hardly ever saw our two sons, if they were not in the pool then they were trying to fish in the stream (with their own made rods) or hiking up the mountain, its was like wonderland for them. This gave us the opportunity to just relax next to the pool and read our books with just the lovely sound of the stream in the background. We were very lucky with the weather as apparently the week earlier there was a storm and it rained quite frequently. We hardly left the Old Mill, however we did have a couple of trips to the beach, we particularly like the sandy beach of le Calandri in Ventimiglia. We also played a lot of tennis, it is so cheap to rent the court, you can pick the key up at the gelateria in the village. With food you cant really go wrong in Italy, we enjoyed the Pizzeria sul Ponte in Pigna, but also I Gumbi in Dolceaqua where you have a set course of all local specialties, the starters, pasta, meat and desert, wine and coffee all in included in 30 euros, amazing! I must not forget to mention the Gelateria in Pigna, where Monica and Fabio make the best cappuccinos and ice creams we have tasted and there is free Wifi! We also would like to thank Sandro for being so helpful and always available for us, we loved his locally produced Olive Oil, every time we will cook at home we will have lovely memories! Hope to come back soon.

The Johnson Family
  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Owner's Response: Dear Mark, thank you very much for your wonderful review. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family and be able to facilitate your summer holiday. Hope to see you again. All the best Sandro
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OLD MILL - UNIQUE haven in paradise with natural swimming pool
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Pigna Imperia
5

Just fabulous

  • 5 of 5
The Old Mill is truly a place to completely relax and forget about the world. If we could have we would have never left. We are a family of 4 and we hardly ever saw our two sons, if they were not in the pool then they were trying to fish in the stream (with their own made rods) or hiking up the mountain, its was like wonderland for them. This gave us the opportunity to just relax next to the pool and read our books with just the lovely sound of the stream in the background. We were very lucky with the weather as apparently the week earlier there was a storm and it rained quite frequently. We hardly left the Old Mill, however we did have a couple of trips to the beach, we particularly like the sandy beach of le Calandri in Ventimiglia. We also played alot of tennis with the boys and it is really cheap, you can collect the key form the gelateria in the village of Pigna. With food you cant really go wrong in Italy, we enjoyed the Pizzeria sul Ponte in Pigna, but also I Gumbi in Dolceaqua where you have a set course of all local specialties, the starters, pasta, meat and desert, wine and coffee all in included in 30 euros, amazing! I must not forget to mention the Gelateria in Pigna, where Monica and Fabio make the best cappuccinos and ice creams we have tasted and there is free Wifi! We also would like to thank Sandro for being so helpful and always available for us, we loved his locally produced Olive Oil, every time we will cook at home we will have lovely memories! Hope to come back soon.

The Johnson Family
  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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OLD MILL - UNIQUE haven in paradise with natural swimming pool
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5

A glorious week!

  • 5 of 5
A glorious week, swimming every day in the pool, in the river or at the amazing pool “Madonnina” with the most crystal clear waters I have ever seen. Dragonflies, butterflies, birds, and fish, what a natural paradise. Excellent food at the Old Terme and also provided by Sandro one evening, local specialites well worth trying. The coast was beautiful but “Mill and Chill” was our motto! We also recommend the breath taking walks from Colle de Gouta past Colle de Muratone into Pigna. Saw masses of butterflies and a wild boar!
Pigna is an amazing place to discover day after day.
Thank you so much for the amazing time, we will be back for sure!
Patricia
  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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5

Thanks for sharing your piece of heaven with us!

  • 5 of 5
Thanks for sharing your piece of heaven with us. The Old Mill is amazing, so well converted, it took us a few days to find all the spots we could sit in the sun around the mill.
The local people are very friendly, we had (too) many good meals in restaurants in the local villages, lots to recommend the bar sul Ponte, the Terme, the pizzeria in Isolabona, the bar Cavagnu, the gelateria.
Day trips to Monaco, Hanbury Gardens (Latte - Ventimiglia), Bordighera Market on Thursdays, San Remo and Imperia (good free museum about the olive oil).
All in all a fantastic holiday in a great location with amazing surroundings. The Old Mill is truly a fantastic piece of history.
  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2013
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5

The best property we have stayed in ever!

  • 5 of 5
We go to a lot of self catering properties each year and I have to say that The Old Mill surpassed every single one we have stayed in. The property was exactly as described and very well looked after, it is really very special.

From the moment we arrived we just couldn't believe the location, it was so quiet. The property is situated up a small side road in a tiny valley, surrounded by wooded hills, with no other properties in sight. Together with the sound of the stream, we really felt that we had got away from our stressful lives back at home.

Jane and Sandro were so helpful, especially with a trip to the vet (our Italian is very limited!) and telling us about a brilliant part of the beach that allowed dogs. They couldn't do enough for us.

We loved swimming in the pools at the property and sitting on the balconies overlooking the steam. In fact there are so many nice places to sit and relax at this property you can't decide which you prefer!

It was a real struggle to leave the Mill and go sightseeing some days as we just wanted to stay there and enjoy it. Our stay went far too quickly.

Having always been to the South of France, this was our first visit to the area and Pigna is so beautiful, with wooded hills, mountains and small villages and not so touristy. And, if you like hiking, the signposted trails up the mountains further up the road from the Mill give some breathtaking views.

A 5 star, recommended property. We will be back!
  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you so much for your lovely reveiw and we look forward to seeing you and your dog again in September!!! All the best Sandro
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Map

Map

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

Amenities

Pigna Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 140 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Mountain
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
General:
  • Wood Stove
  • Living Room
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Backpack
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Heating
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Kitchen
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:
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
Outside:
  • Tennis ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • playground
  • pond
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • gambling casinos
  • beachcombing
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • fly fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
Notes:
The old mill has a wood fired pizza oven. We have a new Weber gas BBQ
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