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Rob Dulstone

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english

A Luxury large Ancient Rustic House with Infinity Pool, Sea Views

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Imperia City Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps up to 9

A large rustic village house, dating from the 17th Century, renovated to the highest standard, with luxurious facilities and large private infinity swimming pool. The property boasts fantastic panoramic views over green olive valleys down to the sea.

Facilities include fast (20mb) WiFi broadband internet access, 2 Apple iMac computers, HD Satellite UK and European channels, home cinema system with Apple TV film library and film rental, washing machine, dish washer, alfresco dining area, full gamesroom with full size American Pool table, large screen HD Satellite TV, Wii games console, and classic pub video game table with Jukebox faciliy. A Private garage is available for guest use, luxury sunbeds, roof terrace with amazing views, and a full landscaped terraced garden.

The garden has a child safe gated lower terrace with Playground including playhouse, slide and climbing wall. A high chair, cot and stair gates provided.

NEW: All bedrooms have independent HD Satellite UK and European TV.

Four luxury bedrooms, 2 doubles and 2 twins sleeping up to 8 adults. 3 bathrooms including Jacuzzi plus poolside toilet/changing room & shower. There is an additional bed available on request for the larger twin room, ideal for children sharing the room. *** New for 2015 *** All bedrooms have their own HD Satellite TV allowing independent viewing of UK and European television in each guest room.

The ancient village of Dolcedo is within walking distance with restaurants, shops, bank, chemist etc. The beach is 10 mins drive from Dolcedo, as is the town of Imperia and a large supermarket.

Airports: Nice is technically the nearest airport - just over an hours drive. Genoa (Genova) airport is also very close - 1.5 hours drive. Turin airport is also within easy reach at approximately 2.5 hours drive.

The swimming pool is a salt water pool (only a tenth as salty as the sea!) which generates its own chlorine as needed, hence having a much lower chlorine level than normal pools. On reacting with bacteria the chlorine turns back to salt. The pool is therefore ecologically friendly, and is far better in smell, taste and on the eyes than a normal chlorine pool. The pool is large (4.5m by 11.5m) - 1m deep in the shallow end and 1.8m in the deep end. A diving board enhances the pool. The pool is located on the top terrace to benefit from the panoramic views. Luxury sunbeds and and bar tables are also provided, and there is a toilet/changing room and outside shower, plus shade offered by olive trees.

The mid terrace is landscaped with fruit trees etc.

An alfresco dining area in shade of olive trees and BBQ area are located on the child friendly lower terrace (fenced/gates on exits) with Children's Playground and access to house.

Games Room and Comfortable Lounge: A luxury games room including a high quality full size American Pool table, Electronic Darts, 2 player cocktail style arcade game featuring around 100 favorite games including Space Invaders, Galaxians, Pacman etc. and a Jukebox facility, plus a Nintendo Wii games console with many games. In addition, there is comfortable seating, large screen HD satellite TV (European and UK), plus beer/wine fridge.

The light and airy main lounge includes large high definition (fullHD) screen, UK (FreeSat including BBC 1 HD, BBC 2 HD,BBC News HD, ITV HD and channel 4 HD services) and European satellite (Hotbird and Astra 2) with the possibility to record programmes for later viewing, home cinema system Apple TV system with a film and music library and the possibility to rent the latest films. The lounge also has board games, comfortable sofas, ambient lighting and access to the kitchen and dining room and garden. This level also contains 2 large screen iMac computers with high speed broadband internet access. The internet is also accessable via WiFi on all floors if guests wish to use their own laptops, iPhones etc.

Landline telephone is provided for guest use with freefor local calls. Restaurant bookings, tourist info etc., plus it can receive international calls.

Baby Sitting service can be arranged subject to availability.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Rob Dulstone (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

A splendid time was had by all......The accommodation was perfect, thank you very much......we had a wonderful holiday, your house is beautiful and well finished......The house was well equipped and indeed family friendly...the pictures on the website just don't do it justice....what a beautiful part of the world!...
Nov 2007
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based on 20 traveler reviews

A Luxury large Ancient Rustic House with Infinity Pool, Sea Views
average rating of 4.95 based on 21 reviews

Absolutely stunning property

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a week at this property, we had an absolutely amazing time and didn't want to leave.

You couldn't ask for more in regards to the facilities. Our little boy who is 2 loved the play area and we all enjoyed use of the infinity swimming pool with beautiful views.

Rob was extremely helpful when we wanted to organise a surprise meal. He arrange for food to be delivered to the property and it was delicious.

We would highly recommend this property and will definitely be returning.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Wonderful Holiday in a Beautiful Setting

  • 5 of 5

We choose Rob and Jane's property to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary with the family. The House is based in a small medieval village with fantastic views across the mountains and to the sea. The property is of the highest quality with an lovely infinity pool, children's play area, games room and packed full of technology. We were met by Silvia who made sure we had a full introduction to the House and all of the local facilities. Rob has also produced a very detailed instruction pack and his advice on best restaurants, bars and beaches is spot on. The village of Dolcedo is a short walk away and has many good restaurants and a lot of historical buildings. The beach at Imperia is just a 10 minute drive away and has some nice bars and sun bed areas. The House has 4 levels and I would suggest it is not really suitable for those with walking difficulties. Overall a fantastic venue for our celebrations for a family group aged between 2 an 62!!!. Highly recommended Mike & Sue Southgate

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Great location. Great walking in the hills

  • 5 of 5

A very good location for walks to the hill villages around Imperia and for a short drive to the coast. The terraces of the house, with great views across the valley, and the swimming pool add to the comfort and amenities of this well modernised old stone village house. Highly recommended

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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A wonderful week at this villa

  • 5 of 5

'We spent a wonderful week at this villa. It is a truly authentic Italian experience, located in a medieval village in a beautiful part of Italy. Inside it has been updated to include all 21st century necessities, Wifi, plasma tv, British channels, computer, and a great games room - my boys particularly loved the space invaders table! The pool is fantastic, with a beautiful view over the olive terraced hills down to the Med. We sampled 3 of the restaurants in the village and were very happy with all of them. We loved the bike ride along the coastal cycle path (it goes all the way to San Remo although we didn't get that far with kids in tow. Would recommend going first thing as car park at the hire place gets busy later). There are lots of day trips, Monte Carlo, Nice, Genoa, and beaches are close by, but we found it difficult to leave the pool and the view! A week wasn't enough and we hope to return. '

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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  • 5 of 5

Very very well maintained and appointed property up in the hills behind Imperia. An easy drive from Nice.

Nothing at all missing from the house (its a real home) and all needs have been catered for including novel iphone/pad chargers hanging from the TV room walls, wifi and a working Imac.

The TV, Apple TV facility, vintage arcade machine (galaxians top score remains 5400) and pool table are very useful if it rains and for early evening fun.

With 61 steps up from front door to pool you need to be fit, but if you can carry your beer this far then its a good choice for a quiet get away.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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A beautiful house in a fabulous location

  • 5 of 5

The description of the property was very accurate. It is gorgeous and beautifully equipped. The outside areas are wonderful - the pool was lovely and warm , the terrace for outside dining was wonderfully cool under the "sail shade". The village of Dolcedo was so pretty and much bigger than we were expecting and has several restaurants and bars within walking distance. The drive to the coast was easy and took about 15 minutes where there were many beautiful beaches. Rob the owner and Silvia the house manager couldn't have been more helpful and we would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The property is located in a small rural village called Dolcedo, with views of the Mediterranean Sea through green & silver olive tree lined valleys. There are a selection of excellent local restaurants, a bank and shops. The beach and Imperia town are 10 minutes drive. San remo 20 mins, Montecarlo 45 mins. The nearest airports are Nice and Genoa each are just over an hours drive away. Turin airport is just over 2 hours. There are beautiful mountain walks and drives and the area is very popular with skiers, cyclists and golfers. The food and wine of the region are superb - second to none. Tranquiliy, luxury and perfection with all the required facilities at hand.


Rates & Availability

Dolcedo Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Season 2016
May 7 2016 - Jul 22 2016
7 night minimum stay
Peak Seaon 2016
Jul 23 2016 - Sep 9 2016
7 night minimum stay
Late Season 2016
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 29 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 $1,016

Bookings only accepted in weekly multiples, beginning and ending on SATURDAY. Other requests considered, please contact the owner before booking.

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Imperia City Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Family Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , bidet , Luxury Fittings
    Shower Room - toilet , shower , bidet , Luxury Fittings
    Ensuite - toilet , shower , Luxury Fittings
    Pool Shower/Toilet - outdoor shower , Located near Pool
  • All bathrooms have luxury fittings and appliances. The largest bathroom has double basins and a hairdryer, plus a double jacuzzi bath and a separate shower enclosure. Another bathroom shared by the twin rooms has views to the sea and contains a washing machine for guest use. The smallest bathroom is en-suite to one of the double bedrooms. All bathrooms have shower cubicles, basins and storage in addition to the other facilities. The fourth bathroom is outside, near to the pool and also doubles as a poolside changing room.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , walk in wardrobe
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , large
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , access to terrace
  • There are 2 large double bedrooms. The master bedroom has vaulted ceilings, widescreen UK and European Satellite TV and walk in wardrobe with plenty of storage, with views to the sea. The 2nd double room has vaulted ceilings, ensuite shower room, wardrobe and dresser. There are 2 twin bedrooms. The large first twin room benefits from plenty of storage and twin aspect windows, with views to both the garden and the sea. An additional bed can be added to cater for larger families. The second twin has (lockable) access to the roof terrace, dual aspect views to garden and sea and can be converted to a reading room for parties of 6 people or less.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 18 garden chairs
  • 9 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
New: HD Satellite TV available in all guest bedrooms as well as in Lounge and Gamesroom. New : Children's outdoor playground, with hut, slide, climbing wall, and rope climbing net. The property benefits from a full size American pool table, large screen high definition home cinema with film and music library and satellite TV (UK FreeSat and European), including BBC HD and ITV HD. Also provided are an arcade games machine (space invaders, galaxians, pacman etc.) with jukebox facility and a Wii games console with many games. A beautiful infinity edge swimming pool, sun bathing terraces with luxury sunbeds, BBQ and garage are included (private & sole use). Full Broadband Internet Access & Local Telephone - Computers Provided, but also WiFi on all floors for use with personal laptops, iPhone etc. Free phone for local calls - restaurant bookings, taxis, tourist info etc., and can receive international calls - fully included in rental cost - no additional charges

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