Built in local stones the villa has an extraordinary external and internal charm, which accords very well with the local environment whilst representing a spacious accommodation with all modern facilities in a user-friendly design with an ambience of comfort and cosiness.
The size is 120m2, which holds:
= Kitchen / dining area and lounge (ground floor)
= 3 double bedrooms (1 on the ground floor and 2 on the 1st floor)
= Spacious bathroom with toilet, bidet and shower (1st floor)
= Small laundry room with washing machine (1st floor)
= Bathroom with toilet and shower (pool area)
The interior is furnished in Scandinavian style mixed with selected antiques. The kitchen is well equipped with quality tableware including plates and cutlery for 12 persons, a large refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher, gas stove and an electric oven. Casa Vecchia is always stocked with local virgin olive oil, and if you are interested in buying local virgin olive oil, we recommend Giorgia who is the owner of Bar la Posta in Pigna: They make and sell a very well tasting local olive oil produced from the Taggiasca species.
During the meticulous and lengthy renovation of the original 18th century edifice the owner decided for a thorough insulation of the villa. Hence the off-season get-away or long weekends are highly popular as the villa is equipped with central heating (gas) and a nice wood-burning stove on the ground floor with free access to firewood.
The large south facing and furnished terrace just outside the kitchen offers plenty of opportunity to stay outdoors for many months of the year. The garden layout is informal with lawns, olive trees, a variety of fruit trees and you are cordially invited to enjoy the fruits.
The private swimming pool located next to the villa measures 5 x 14 meters with the depth varying from 1,20 to 2,20 meters, it is equipped with an automatic salt water chlorination system thereby avoiding chlorine fumes. Around the pool is a sizeable terrace (100m2) with deck chairs etc.
Lounging around the private pool is of course a favourite pastime, but another well-liked outdoor activity is a game of petanque / boccia. So equip yourself with the inevitable glass of pastis with a dash of cold water, and get on with this hugely popular local “sport”. The area offers several nice strolls or hikes (written guide or map available in the villa).
The neighbourhood is very safe with a minimum of noise and light pollution making any stay a very tranquil and serene experience. Even so most guests have a need to be online from time to time and there is free wifi (3G/4G hence not suited for gaming and movie downloads etc.). Network name and password labelled on the back of the door to the cupboard above the fridge. Loud speakers to be connected to a computer are also available.
The property is gated and there is ample of free parking spaces just next to the villa.
With proper advance notice it is possible to organise a local lady (Italian speaking only) to come up from Pigna and do a cooking session. The concept is that she will bring up all the ingredients/food plus a few of her own cooking utensils and then she will cook with you as audience and/or participant! She is a well skilled chef and will introduce you to the simplicity of very tasty local and Italian food.
You can find more on the house on http://casa.essendo.net/.