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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, italian

Hilltop countryhouse , great view, large garden good for kids

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Parma Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Cosy home, rooms with great view,8 beds, 2 bathrooms, large living room, garden

The house is stonemade, ' a rock that sings' 'good stones make strong walls 'told this village elders. Handmade cotto pavements, local stone indoor stairways and Provencal ceramics let a natural line from 'outside' to 'inside', in harmony.

In Summer a constant breeze refreshes and makes the stay pleasant and relaxing. The kitchen offers four burners and cookery working plans, oven, freezer, bread toaster, pans and plenty of cooking tools .

In the living room country style table and furniture, some sofas provide real relaxing times. Here also a sofa/bed near the fireplace.

At first floor the bathroom is green like outside landscape . Shower here is roaring and the water is real pure .

Two bedrooms are at second floor. First with a double bed in carved wood, a bunk bed and a decorated guardrobe . This room views are to North on Mount Carameto woods and to the East to cultivated gardens, a show of harmony that nourishes heart with the Earth energy.

In second room there are a romantic brass double bed and one more bunk bed. for two . Two windows of this room view far: a turquoise energy lights this space and up there, starring on its rocca, you can see the Bardi castle , imponent fortress of Red Jasper.

The bathroom here is blue and there is a sparkling bath for relaxing moments.

Fire, Water, Earth and Air , pure natural elements to enjoy pleasent times

Bed linen and towels, are included. Television in the living room. In Summer a constant breeze refreshes and makes the stay sweet and relaxing.

Outdoors armchairs and sdraios to live the garden in comfort, safe and fun places for children to play , fresh shadowed corners to read and enjoy the magic glimpses of this Italian country side experience.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Fascilla (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, italian


based on 12 traveler reviews

Hilltop countryhouse , great view, large garden good for kids
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews

Superb holiday, fantastic hosts

  • 5 of 5

Four of us (all adults) spent a week at the home of Sondra and Diego in Rugarlo during May 2016. From the moment we booked, our hosts were extremely accommodating and remained easy to contact throughout.

Upon arriving we were greeted by a freshly cooked homemade lunch and wine (which was very welcome after an early start that morning!). Sondra and Diego’s house has a lot of charm. Once there, it feels like you are staying in the home of an old family friend rather than a typical vacation rental (which can often lack character).

The house has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The combined kitchen and sitting area (with small, satellite, TV) is very well equipped. The view from every window is outstanding.

The location of the house is rural, but this is part of its appeal. The beautiful nearby town of Bardi has several café/bars and restaurants (Il Pelicano and Due Spade) as well as a number of small (but excellent) shops.

Thank you Sondra and Diego for making our stay so special. It is a shame we had to leave!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear hosts from UK , it sounds so pretty what y said about us and our home! Thanks so much. When meeting such nice people like y are it is easy that things go naturally right . We are happy you spent a pleasant stay in our house and it was joyful knowing you on yr arrival day . We deeply love Valceno and your enthusiastic words about the beauties of our place warmed our hearts. Yr kindness and yr bright respect for everything here around has been really appreciated. New Italian green style good events are waiting for you here again , we really hope to see you soon, you will be very welcome!
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Wonderfull holiday

  • 4 of 5

We spent a lovely two weeks in the nice, characteristic house of Sondra and Diego in Rugarlo. The house is well-equipped: good kitchen, good bathrooms and good beds. There are a lot of beds but only two bedrooms so we sleept in the livingroom but that was no problem because the bed was good. Sondra and Diego are very coöperative, they agreed with a tent in the garden for extra guests for a few days. It is a very quiet place with a beautifull view over the mountains. We were very glad with the swimmingopportunity in the Ceno and the village Bardi very near. We can recommend this house for sure.

Annelies & Berend, Nederland

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello! It was great to have you as our welcome guests, thank y so much for yr kind words about yr stay in our house. It makes us happy to know y enjoyed yr holiday so much. We also love everything in the valley and specially the fresh and clear waters of Ceno in Summertime. It could be great fun to meet y in different seasons there too! The magic of Autumn and Winter is amazin on these hills and to sit side the fireplace storytelling of the daily walks in the sleepy but crispy Nature a pure delight . Hope to see y soon ! Arrivederci!
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  • 5 of 5

Dear Sondra and Diego

Thank you ever so much for a most friendly welcome to your beautiful house! (The cake and wine were delicious).

We enjoyed every minute of our vacation in the quiet and idyllic surroundings of Rugarlo; hope to go there again some day. Spectacular views from every window and every spot outside! We shall be recommending the place as an absolutely perfect holiday home for every member of any normal family. And the Thursday market in Bardi is second to none. Happy and smiling people all over the place.

Affectionately yours

Gunvor, Agnese & Erik Egholm


  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really thank y for yr visit in our house on the hills. It was exhiting for us getting in touch with such a genuine love for the Nature that we could real breath knowing y. It is the same love that we can feel for our places here. Nature is the Queen of these lands and we think y got the pure Genius Loci of the valley and of our house here. Hope to have the precious chance to meet y again one day! Thank y for yr wonderful words shiny people ! Grazie mille e speriamo a presto!
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warm, familiar, welcoming, reliable

  • 5 of 5

i was there with my husband and three children. we bathed every day in the river ceno ( in varsi), we ate at Le vigne and Tosca excellent local tortelli and we hosted friends for barbecue or by the fireplace (the house has 10 real beds). incredible view on the mountains, exposure south east, a discreet Bambi and a fox paid us a visit in the garden. perfect, would suggest to anyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank y so much for yr words , it's magic knowing how y could feel our place real essence! Natural beauties around the house and all the pleasures that Valceno can offer seem not to be a secret to yr splendid family and to you ! Really hope to meet y again there, y'll be very welcome!
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  • 5 of 5

It was a wonderful stay at this lovely house with its fantastic view and the wonderful garden. My Girlfriend and me enjoyed it very much, as theres a lot to do and see in the surrounding area. If You want you can drive to the Seaside or go hiking in the hills or go to Parma or just stay at home and relax and enjoy the view. Its also nice that it doesnt get too hot there in the summer. Perfect holidays. Hopefully we can come back sometime.



  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Georg! We are delighted to know how lovely was yr stay in our house. It's great to hear that y enjoyed all the chances to live yr holiday there at the best. The valley is really in a strategic position to visit the centre of Italy. Yr respectful and kind visit in our place was a very good chance to us! thank y so much to yr girlfriend , yr doggy and to y of course . Really hope to meet y again!
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Un séjour reposant dans les appenins

  • 5 of 5

Le gîte était situé dans un endroit très agréable avec une belle vue.sur la vallée du Val Ceno

La maison a de grandes pièces et présente un certain charme.

Les villages aux alentours méritent le détour et les villes d'Emilie Romagne comme Parme ou Bologne sont à 1 ou 2 heures de route (l'autoroute se rejoint en 40 minutes),

Nous remercions les propriétaires pour leur accueil et leur gentillesse.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nous sommes très heureux que notre maison et les environs, vous apprécié. Ayant rencontré des gens très gentil et intéressés par l'art que vous êtes, est venu à nous comme le désir de découvrir tous les trésors de l'art italien, des plus petites jusqu'au les plus immenses, que, malheureusement, nous, ici en Italie, nous oublions souvent de visiter ou de nous prenons trop de choses pour acquises. Merci chers visiteurs!
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Parma airport 30 km
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
150 Kilometres
Livorno-Tuscany to reach Sardegna e Isola d'elba
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Fornovo 30 km
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Fornovo highway
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
70 Kilometres
Sestri Levante In Liguria 70 km
Car: necessary

The house is in a little village on the hill and enjoys sun and special breezes from the sea ( not too far from here it's about 80 km).It is far few kilometres from Bardi and Varsi. The summer in Valceno is a pleasant symphony: ,brightly days of sciented views and nights of singing crickets . You can start the day with a genuine breakfast in the garden, y can have yr lunch in the tree shade and if y wish your dinner at light candles under a romantic moon as the weather is mild in Summer . The clear river Ceno there down the hill , offers lots of fun and baths in its safe waters, small waterfalls and pools great for kids and adults. All around it's nature, on the other side of the valley, opposite the house raises mount Barigazzo with grazing animals and a mystery : Città d'Umbria of Celtic origins. To the North up there, y see the mountain Carameto full of strawberries and flowers , there you can see wild horses living there all the season. The Bardigiano horse is beautiful ! shy but confident , handsome in his bay coat and long wild mane. To the west of the house y see the fortress of Bardi with its ghost Moroello .The area is in the Duchy of Parma and Piacenza tourist route that counts dozen of castles and forts which you can all visit. Very close is the famous Via Francigena that,coming from France, brought pilgrims to Rome in ancient times.

This valley inhabitants are smiling and generous, they are Emiliani doc with international accent. In the restaurants that we call "Trattorie" you have homemade italian dishes every day.Tagliatelle, ravioli with wild herbs, Erbazzone , Potato pies . genuine meat and gamemeats , Porcini , our wood mushrooms , Prosciutto crudo and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese are always in menù.

Valceno is magic, in beeches and pines forests, covering all the around mountains, are plenty of deers, foxes, wild boars, hares and in last years somebody also see the Italian wolf tracks. The Apennines offer clear sunshining days and hills around lots of fun for kids and pleasant walks for adult. In this area a mild breeze comes from the sea and refreshes and makes pleasant the climate to enjoy the Summer time. What can you do here? Fantastic festivals and dances in country villages and historical castles are always up in Summer and Spring . Guided visits to cheese Parmigiano Reggiano factories/dairies . Parma is a place of art and culture exhibitions all the year long. Busseto is Giuseppe Verdi birthplace and his historical home is open to visitors. Medieval center of Castellarquato is rich in ancient towers and museums. Visits are greatly recomended to Compiano, Varano de' Melegari , Torrechiara castles. All to discover farmhouses and delightful charmy places all around . Expert local guides in Bardi organize exhiting trekkings to reach natural valleys and mountains.

Soon are the public swimming pools and Thermal resorts in Salsomaggiore , Sant'Andrea and Tabiano thermal centres . Not too far also the sea and the beaches of Liguria and Versilia in Tuscany ( 1h 45 min ) More other famous art localities Bologna,Ravenna, Pisa , Florence, Siena.

Valceno in Emilia Romagna is the right point for starting visit Italy .


Rates & Availability

Parma Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
soft high season
Jul 2 2016 - Jul 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
high season
Jul 30 2016 - Aug 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $222

Cauzione di 200 euro all'arrivo da restituire alla partenza.Alla prenotazione l'acconto/caparra è del 50% sul totale del soggiorno. Il pagamento dell'acconto con bonifico bancario ,il saldo sarà all'arrivo.
Nella stagione invernale il costo del riscaldamento a radiatori NON é incluso nell'affitto ma é A CONSUMO e viene calcolato sull'effettivo consumo durante il soggiorno - Vengono annotati insieme all'ospite i dati del contatore il giorno di arrivo e il giorno dell partenza avviene il calcolo effettivo del consumo del gas/riscaldamento. La legna da ardere nella stufa e nel camino é INCLUSA e a disposizione

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Parma Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bagno 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Turquoise bathroom at second floor,relax in bathtube - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Camera da letto 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , letti singoli a castello
    Camera da letto 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , divano letto matrimoniale in soggiorno
  • Each room is comfortable , two English style windows for each room grant wonderful views all around. . One bathroom is at first and one other bathroom is at second floor. We have the pleasure to let to each of our guests bed linen and bath towels for their stay here.
  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 3 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

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