|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Our architect-designed stunning villa with swimming pool with beautiful mountain and olive grove views is set in 3000 m2 of land. We are in Toirano, a small charming XVI century village, near Alassio, in the seaside region of Liguria, on the Italian Riviera, bordering the South of France. Nearest westward airport Nice, 1h 15 mins drive or eastwards Genoa, less than 1h drive. The villa is within a 10 minute drive to the nearest sandy beach (5 km) in Ceriale or Loano and others in Alassio, Varigotti, Noli and Bergeggi. Monaco/Menton approx 1h drive. The villa is within 500 metres of good local restaurants (Michelin starred), supermarket, shops and cafés.
The villa has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, wonderful countryside views and it is truly a haven of peace and tranquillity. There is a modern fully equipped kitchen/diner with stone arches and French windows that lead onto the lawn and pool. The large sitting room is decorated with travertine marble and equipped with two three-seater sofas, flat screen TV, DVD/CD player. From the sitting room French windows lead onto the pool, garden and a large charcoal/wood BBQ with all cooking materials provided.
The en-suite master bedroom has a king-size bed, two sets of French-windows onto the garden, walk-in closet and bathroom with a jacuzzi power-shower. The second double bedroom has a king-size bed, French windows onto the garden, walk-in closet. The third bedroom has a single bed and cot, French windows onto the garden. There is a second family bathroom with jacuzzi bathtub and shower. Utility room with sink, washing machine, air-drying facilities, iron and ironing board. Secure parking for two cars/bike storage. Car swap possible. Wifi.
Large outdoor swimming pool with decked area, steps access, seating area with jacuzzi, waterfall, sun loungers, large parasol, outdoor heated shower and changing rooms. A wonderful verandah runs along the villa. Outdoor dining table for 6 (extendable to 12) for al fresco dining with wonderful views of the olive groves, relaxation area with three piece seating area and coffee table, breakfast table. Small secluded patio and terraced lawns with fruit trees and greenhouse.
Travel cot, high chair, playpen, safety gate, changing table, bottle warmer and plenty of indoor & outdoor games available. Playgrounds in Toirano and nearby Loano on the beach year-round.
Lots of good restaurants and cafes in Toirano. Head to Loano or Alassio for great nightlife, trendy bars, live music, open-air seafood restaurants by the beach and a long alley of designer shops and boutiques. Recommended sightseeing trips to exclusive Alassio (e.g. Villa Della Pergola gardens), Finalborgo, beautiful Borgio Verezzi with rooftop restaurants with amazing views of the bay of Loano, Noli with its castle and the charming fishing village of Varigotti with stunning beaches such as Baia dei Saraceni.
The largest caves in Europe are only 0.5 km away from the villa (1h tour, ticket also valid for Toirano museum of local arts and crafts, well worth a visit).
Marine nature reserve at the fantastic island of Bergeggi, superb beaches and hidden alcoves, swimming/snorkelling and diving opportunities.
Nearest 18 hole golf course 10km away in Garlenda.
Indoor/outdoor tennis courts only 500 metres away.
Great climbing near the caves in Toirano or in Finale Ligure.
The area is perfect for walking, cycling, watersports such as sailing, windsurfing, snorkelling/diving and whale watching (summer outings from Loano yacht marina). We are both divers and would be happy to arrange a dive for you to the nearby island of Gallinara or to local shipwrecks.
Waterpark Le Caravelle only 4 km away open in the summer, great for children/teenagers, spa area for adults.
Daily year round open air local farmers market and general market in Loano (5km) on a Friday.
Local Ligurian specialities: trofie al pesto with parmesan made with locally grown fresh basil and pine nuts, calamari, salted or marinated anchovies, focaccia with local extra-virgin olive oil (we produce our own), wheat or chickpea farinata, grilled or roasted orata (gilthead) and branzino (sea bass). The property is also ideally located to visit Savona (cruise terminal for Med cruises and Corsica ferries) and Genova. the less-known but equally beautiful Ligurian hills and mountains, only half hour drive from altitudes of over 2000 feet in protected wilderness areas with chestnut trees and oaks, perfect for autumn walks, mushroom and chestnut picking. Autumn local specialities are tagliatelle ai funghi porcini (cep mushrooms) or roasted wild boar to be tasted in country restaurants in Murialdo, Bardineto or Calizzano or at the lively seasonal food festivals in the area. Lake Osiglia up in the mountains (approx. 50 min drive.) is worth a visit, canoe hire, walking path all around the lake.
In the Know
Pizzeria/restaurant Rosa dei Venti, Pizzeria/restaurant Il Portico, Michelin-starred Il Cappello di Guguzza, Il Ravanello Incoronato with garden
Vittorino in Loano, cool & trendy, perfect for watching the world go by, live music at weekends
Tasso in Toirano
Long historical alley lined with shops & boutiques both in Loano and Alassio, local Friday market with leather goods and textiles on Fridays in Loano
Bit of culture
Museums on local arts and crafts in Toirano, entrance free if you visit the Grotte di Toirano, largest caves in Europe, 1h15 mins visit, sturdy shoes recommended, 16 degrees Celsius constant temperature
Walks in the park
Lots of great walks, tracks for cyclists and excellent climbing near caves and in Finale
Spot of exercise
A good run on the promenade in Loano from the Yacht Marina to the Castle in Borghetto Santo Spirito
Island of Bergeggi and marine reserve, breathtaking beach and swimming around island, great diving or snorkeling spot, we are keen divers can arrange a dive for you.
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
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