About the property
- Villa4843 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum StayNone
4 bedrooms, 1 of which an attic: Glicine,Ortensia,Mimosa and Rosa dei Venti
The Villa and the out buildings of "Mereta Castle” date back to 1400. They are surrounded by beautiful greenery, within a hectare of private olive grove, and are located on a beautiful hill overlooking a natural amphitheatre with views down to the sea. It is a place for exclusive holidays where the idyllic feel of the countryside, and the charm “Dolce Vita” are combined with the elegance of the "Master House" and the majesty of the adjacent "Tower".
The rustic interior comes with a precious and charming furniture at the same time.
The residential part of the Villa (400 square meters) consists of a spacious and cozy living room on the ground floor. There are 3 large double bedrooms on the first floor and two bathrooms. There is also an exclusive 50sqm terrace finished in local stone with stunning views of the Ligurian Sea.
On the top floor is an attic with a bedroom with a terrace and veranda overlooking the sea.
From the ground floor you can walk down to a tavern with exposed stone walls, majestic wooden beams, a corner Wine bar and an efficient rustic kitchen wood stove and fireplace.
The site is quiet and romantic, with remarkable panoramic views now towards the peninsula of Portofino and Sestri Levante, then towards the Val d'Aveto and Val di Vara, and on a clear day, looking towards the South, you can see the profile of Corsica's mountains.
The proximity to the sea is only 7 Km which allows a peaceful holiday in the countryside without giving up a daily beach life.
Just 25 km away is the Natural Park of Portofino and San Fruttuoso, and in just 40 min. drive you can reach the famous Natural Park of Cinque Terre.
The Mereta Castle is 180 KM away from Milan EXPO 2015.
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- within a few hours
- English, French, Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Excellence in a medieval castle
This is a special place. A medieval castle with 21st century amenities
Everyone was incredibly responsive, helpful and friendly. Even the cat was friendly. We cooked and enjoyed a well equipped kitchen. we slept in comfortable beds with beautiful bedspreads. Every effort was made so that your stay was wonderful. The views were spectacular with the terraces offering places to gather and enjoy a very unique place thank all of you for making this out favorite part of our vacation.
An amazing house!
We all had a fantastic week at Mereta. Two parents, three teenagers and two grandparents..... and there was plenty of room for us all. The owner was easy to communicate with before our arrival, as was Angelica, who looks after the house. She met us on arrival and gave us the grand tour of the historical building. She was very helpful during the week and answered any questions we had. The house is immaculately clean, the beds are incredibly comfortable and the views from the terrace are amazing. We all had fun using the traditional pizza oven one evening - the kitchen got very hot! The main road is about 10-15 minutes away by car and once you're there, there's plenty of places to visit should you wish. We would highly recommend this as a place to stay. Grazie mille!
Everything was as represented
If you ever wanted to stay in a real 15th century castle with a stone balcony overlooking a forested valley sloping down to theMediteranean, then this is your opportunity. Angelica was extremely friendly and helpful even though we only stayed for two nights. The castle itself was fully furnished iwith fascinating period pieces and many charming places to sit and admire your surroundings. The nearby restaurant Pepen was a unique culinary experience with multiple delicious courses at a very reasonable cost. I fully recommend the castle, but you need to know that you will be climbing a lot of stairs since the unique and charming kitchen is in the basement and the only bathrooms are on the second floor. However, the experience is worth the effort.
Thanks Adina for your review!
We're so happy that you was so delighted of staying with us. We were also honored to have you as our guest in the Mereta.
We are sorry for the stairs and we want to take the opportunity to inform you and the other guests reading that for the next season, guests will find a bathroom available also at the kitchen floor so you can enjoy even more the stay, without the need of clibing stairs to go to the bathroom when you are at the kitchen floor.
Thanks again for your nice comments, we hope to see you again very soon, now with the new bathroom at the kitchen floor!!!
The Mereta Castle exceeded our expectation in every way! Comfortable beds, gorgeous views, magnificent grounds. Thank you Angelica for your hospitality. The owners have a gem. We look forward to coming back. Lori and Dave
We very much enjoyed our stay. The castle offered many comforts and incredible views.
Amazing experience in the hills of Italy
This is a large home with a 15th century watch tower, beautiful gardens and many places to eat outside and enjoy the views. The kitchen is well stocked, so many wonderful things to look at inside the home. It was quite hot outside and there is no air conditioning, but it cools off nicely at night and there are screens on all the bedroom windows. The town church has beautiful bells that do ring often, but we did not notice them after the first day. It is a short drive to Chiavari train station and then 20-30 minute train to the western towns of Cinque Terre. There is a restaurant close to this home, but we did not have a chance to eat there. There are many beaches nearby and this home could be used as a base to visit many towns in the area. The town of Chiavari had plenty of shopping, restaurants, an arts and crafts area and a harbor. A very fun experience we will never forget. So very thankful to our hosts and their crew.
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La prenotazione si intende confermata e garantita solo al ricevimento di bonifico bancario pari al 50% del prezzo concordato. La suddetta caparra confirmatoria sarà restituita in caso di cancellazione totale del soggiorno a condizione che la stessa pervenga 60 giorni prima della data di arrivo in alta stagione e 30 giorni prima in bassa stagione. La prenotazione va effettuata a mezzo e-mail al seguente indirizzo : firstname.lastname@example.org Qualora la prenotazione pervenga a meno di quattro settimane dalla data di arrivo, il versamento dovrà essere pari all'intero importo relativo alla prenotazione Eventuali modifiche procedurali potranno essere comunicate in fase di prenotazione e/o richiesta di informazioni a discrezione della proprietà. Check – in/out La casa maestra de “Il Castello della Mereta” ed i relativi servizi sono disponibili a partire dalle ore 14.30 del giorno di arrivo fino alle ore 10.00 del giorno di partenza. Per consentire una migliore organizzazione e per particolari esigenze, Vi preghiamo di comunicarci l'orario di arrivo previsto e un recapito cellulare. Eventuali modifiche procedurali potranno essere comunicate in fase di prenotazione e/o richiesta di informazioni a discrezione della proprietà.