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Typical Ligurian country that combines the ancient to the modern and the sea to the mountains

Bedrooms 1
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

romantic house of 70 square meters overlooking the village open space loft and courtyard, parking

In the first hinterland, in a small country with 200 souls in the winter months Isolalunga, is the "FENE (R) A, which, translated into Italian by the Ligurian dialect, means BARN. THE Barn Once it was in effect a barn, a sort of warehouse where it was stored hay (dried grass) that farmers stored in warehouses in the summer for the winter supplies to feed the animals (cows, oxen, donkeys and mules ). These animals were once part of the community and of the economy of the country as they were used for working the land, for the transport of goods, in particular for the transport of the olives, and for the production of cheeses etc.

In this context we wanted to revive the old barn, obtaining a unique, intimate, warm, cozy, romantic, simple yet sophisticated, ancient almost magical.

The renovations were completed in August 2015.

To do this, we wanted to use all recycled ancient transmitting the experience, history. Were combined wood, iron and stone, strong materials, resistant, with a soul that changes and changes with time and the hand of man. Every single stone or piece of wood has been thoroughly tried and wanted, it took two years of hard work and passion, absolutely rewarded by the satisfaction in seeing a dream come true.

Entering through the old gate, which uses keys completely different from the traditional ones, you can see the large kitchen, with terracotta tiled floor and recovery from the deep red color, the kitchen is simple yet well equipped, with gas cooker five stove, convection oven, large marble sink, dishwasher, large pantry closet, refrigerator with freezer, coffee machine, coffee maker, toaster, microwave etc. A large livingroom with TV, stereo, armchair and antique iron bed and beaten by a half square that serves as a sofa bed and all occurrence. A bathroom with a shower made from a millstone for grain, ancient marble sink, toilet, hair dryer, towels, etc.

The sleeping area is upstairs. the loft is completely made of cedar wood (typical tree that grows in the woods of Liguria), warm floor, absolutely enjoy walking barefoot.

On the mezzanine just below a window with a view of the sky is a fabulous double bed, from which you can enjoy the beautiful views of the town and a glimpse of the sky. Sheets and towels included,

 Always on the mezzanine is located the second bathroom, with a sink antique iron, (on which a time was placed a basin and a jug with water to wash, now readjusted with a sink glass definitely the most practical of the basin.), A bathtub with legs in the style of Louis XVI for romantic and relaxing baths, a toilet, this room also has a large window with a view of the sky and land.

An old wood stove heated the house in the winter months, now replaced with a pellet stove very comfortable and warm.

Externally the property has a private courtyard (in ciappe slate Ligurian) of 60 square meters, completely fenced furnished with an iron table and slate, chairs, a marble sink, a shower crafts and flowers.

The BARN, to FENE (R) A is served by a private covered car park is located 20 meters from the house, those who have the bike you can instead park directly into the courtyard of the house in a special space dedicated protected by fence and gate .

A FENE (R) A is an ideal place for romantics, for those who want to enjoy the tranquility of village life, for those who like the old fireplace. But the barn, as well as warm and cozy nest, is also to be used as a strategic base for those who enjoy hiking in the mountains or by the fans of tanning and the sea because it is located near the sea and the mountains.

More Details

Ester Palazzo
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 9, 2017


Isolalunga House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • - toilet , shower
    - toilet , tub
  • There are two full bathrooms, one on the ground floor with shower, and one upstairs equipped with Louis XVI-style claw-foot bathtub. Both bathrooms have sinks old
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • - 1 queen
    - 1 double
  • The bedroom has a double bed and is located on the mezzanine open space
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • disco club
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Typical Ligurian country that combines the ancient to the modern and the sea to the mountains
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Ricercata e accogliente

  • 5 of 5

La casa è pienamente corrispondente alla descrizione dell'annuncio, forse anche migliore.

La proprietaria, Ester, è stata assolutamente cordiale e disponibile.

Le uniche due perplessità che abbiamo avuto riguardavano l'assenza dei bidet e la cauzione un po' elevata, tuttavia, visto l'immobile abbiamo compreso le preoccupazioni dei proprietari che comunque sono stati assolutamente corretti.

La consigliamo e potremmo tornarci.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gentili Signori, anzitutto grazie per aver scritto alcune righe riguardo la mia proprietà. Mi fa molto piacere che nel voler visitare i nostri bei luoghi, della riviera ligure di Ponente e dell ' entroterra Imperiese, abbiate scelto "la Fene(r)a", per soggiornare. Sono veramente lieta che la casa sia stata all' altezza delle Vostre aspettative, e che abbiate trascorso una vacanza da ricordare , perchè la soddisfazione dei miei ospiti è per me motivo di orgoglio e felicità. La porta è sempre aperta quando vorrete tornare a Dolcedo. Grazie ancora
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Bar Lùme
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Castellaro resort
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Porto Maurizio
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Imperia ovest
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Casa della rocca
Nearest Ski
35 Kilometres
Monesi, Limone Piemonte, Prato Navoso
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Borgo Marina
Car: recommended

In the heart of a small and ancient village whose name is Isolalunga, which counts 200 souls in the winter is "The Fene (r) to" that translated in Italian is "The Barn", a small house romantic and nostalgic rustic , ancient and simple

 but sought, that recovers and remembers the ancient tradition and context of this typical village of the Ligurian hinterland. Isolalunga is part of the countless small villages in which divided the main country that is only 800 meters, DOLCEDO.

Dolcedo is the beating heart of the Prino Valley .Here you can find everything you need: grocery stores, butcher, hairdresser, bank, post office, pharmacy, bars, pizzerias and restaurants, stables for horses, Etc.

The agriculture is the main activity in our hinterland

 The economy is based mainly on the production of extra virgin olive oil DOP, on the sale of pickled olives and cultivation of local products such as basil, zucchini etc trumpets and Trade of organic fruits and vegetables. Of course, thanks to the configuration of the land and climate, tourism is a key strength of the economy of Imperia.

Dolcedo is a medieval town rich in culture, finely frescoed churches, (mainly the baroque), typical "Carrugi Liguria" (typical narrow streets with paving and stone arches that cross countries) in which is held monthly market of antiques , old water mills built near the river "Prino" that comes from the mountains and across our country flows into the Ligurian Sea. . Thanks to the river that runs through it, our valley is called VALLEY PRINO.

THE FENE (R) A is then a 10 minute drive from the mountains and 5 minutes drive from the sea.

Mount Faudo which is just a few minutes, either by car or on foot or by mountain bike, for cyclists, has an altitude of 1149 meters and is popular with walkers and runners.

Our sea is plenty with the quantity and quality of fish that you can fish from the shore or on board vessels fishing in deep sea.

the province of Imperia boasts clean water and the ability to choose beaches with sand or stones. From May to September it is possible to hike to spot cetaceans (whales, dolphins) with daily departures from the tourist port of Imperia.

east is easy to reach Alassio and its "GUT" where shopping continuing to Bergeggi Noli and where there are beautiful beaches and romantic cliffs. A few kilometers further on you go to Genoa seafaring city par excellence co its old harbor, the aquarium to visit, "alleyways" to explore and boat trips to San Fruttuoso, Portofino and Rapallo. Until you get to the Cinque Terre, which has nothing to envy to the Amalfi Coast.

To the west of Isolalunga we are reached quickly Sanremo the city famous for the flowers and the Italian Song Festival, until you get to visit the gardens in Ventimiglia Hanbury or the large weekly market, Mentone, Monte Carlo with casino and nightlife, and Nice with its long Promenade.

For lovers of cycling is open all year the fabulous bike path from San Lorenzo al Mare to Ospedaletti arrives. Just this year 2015 Giro D Italy took off from San Lorenzo along the bike path dedicated to the great Eddy Mercks; Gimondi, Fausto Coppi. The bike path runs along the entire route to the sea. Also there are beautiful trails in our woods to go mountain biking.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

La casa è dotata per l inverno di una stufa a pellet . verrà fornito un sacco a giorno di pellet gratuito. per il consumo extra di pellet si dovrà pagare 5 euro al sacco.

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