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Farmhouse barn between Parma and Reggio Emilia

Bedrooms 1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Persons suite on a 70 hectare wine growing farm

On the ground floor of our old 'Barchessa', extension of typicall local farm-house in which we live in, surrounded by a 'Lambrusco' wine growing estate of 70 hectars, a 60 square meter flat has been recently renovated. Entrance from the cotto paved threshing-floor, living room with dining and cooking areas, one big queen size bedroom with complete shower room.

In the hart of the busiest Italy this estate is a sort of enclosure. Private grounds all around, The 'Barchessa' has its own garden, outdoor tables and chairs, umbrella, garden shower and shares the house's small swimming pool.

Stefano & Margherita have two dogs (Mysty the Labrador and Nénè the Manchester terrier) and four cats (Cipolla, Celestino, Siviglia and Palletta di Pelo) living with them.

More Details

Property Manager
Stefano & Margherita Lazzari
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2017


Quattro Castella Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Farm Holidays
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • A complete functional bathroom with shower enclosure (no bathtub).
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • A completely well furnished bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
Kitchen electric tools include: kettle, coffee brewer, toaster.


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Farmhouse barn between Parma and Reggio Emilia
average rating of 4.909091 based on 33 reviews

A charming and comfortable "home" on the road!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our recent stay at La Barchessa. From the moment we arrived, Stefano and Margherita were very accommodating hosts. The cottage, charming and spotless, was a very welcome retreat each day after visiting area castles, churches and nearby cities. We enjoyed the pool and sitting in the different areas around the beautiful and spacious property. The kitchen was generously equipped and made cooking enjoyable. Stefano was easily available to answer questions and give suggestions, in addition to their vast amount of information located in the cottage. We were so glad that we chose La Barchessa to be our "home" while in the Reggio-Emilia area.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Sue, thanks for your kind words. We are very happy to have guests and glad when we can help them out . Thank you also for appreciating the informations . We hope to see you back at for your next anniversary at the Renovated Barn between Parma and Reggio Emilia. All our best to you and Bill. Have a good time Stefano & Margherita.
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Beautiful farmhouse nestled in the countryside

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED our stay at the cottage. Comfortable, cozy and fully equipped with everything you need for a great experience! Our hosts, Stefano and Margherita were wonderful. We made several trips to shop, sightsee and eat in nearby Parma, Modena and Reggio nell' Emilia. Would definitely recommend this property to everyone!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Repeat visit

  • 5 of 5

We have now stayed with Stefano and Margureta on two occasions,as have our son and daughter in law.

On each occasion we have all had a very good time.The cottage is beautifully situated in lovely rural surroundings with a tranquil ambiance.

The cottage is well equipped and our hosts could not have been more helpful or friendly

Parma and Reggio are easily reached and the region has abundant excellent restaurants.

Altogether a wonderfull vacation experience.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Friendly welcoming hosts and a delightful property in an excellent location.

  • 5 of 5

Stefano & Margherita - and other members of their family - were the friendliest hosts we have met in 30 years of taking holiday properties in France & Italy. Margherita speaks very good English and Stefano is positively fluent. The property is easy to find and to access - not always the case in rural Italy. The quarter-converted farm building offers very good quality accommodation on a large estate, surrounded by Lambrusco vines, and comes equipped with all the little extras that help a holiday along - including Sky HD TV, which was appreciated during Euro 2016. Located in the flatlands, road access to major centres like Parma and Modena is as easy as it will ever be, while the hills to the south allow instant escape into a quieter, more varied Italian landscape.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful retreat in an enchanted countryside

  • 5 of 5

The accommodation was everything we needed and decorated with reminders of Italy's fascinating history. Stefano and Margherita were extremely approachable and knowledgeable of the area. The guides they provided made everything easier. The estate offers solitude, wonderful walks and privacy set in a beautiful garden. An Italian experience par excellence.

Heleen and Campbell, Vancouver, Canada

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An oasis of calm

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week at La Barchessa. The property is very well equipped for self catering and was lovely and cool despite the temperatures outside being over 30 degrees. We used the pool and private garden and charming belvedere but not the bikes! Stefano and Margherita are excellent hosts and gave us lots of good advice on where to eat and where to visit. The amount of background information which they have left in the barn is the best that I can recall being provided. One week in Emilia Romagna is not enough.

I thoroughly recommend staying at this charming property.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
37 Kilometres
Parma 'Giuseppe Verdi'
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Matilde di Canossa
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Terre Matildiche, Poviglio on the A1
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
La Villetta
Nearest Beach
150 Kilometres
Car: necessary

30 minutes from Parma, Fontanellato, Colorno. 20 minutes from Reggio Emilia, Correggio. 40 minutes to Modena and Sabbioneta. 60 minutes to Mantua and Bologna. Many things to sight-see in the padan plain. A forgotten by tourists Italy. Where mythology wants Apollo's son crashing into the Eridano river (now Pò) and the sisters turned into poplar trees. Here Dante and Petrarca came to meditate on the stone of Bismantova. Here renaissance moved its first steps at the courts of the Gonzaga and of the Este. Here are landscapes painted by Correggio, Mantegna, Parmigianino. From here great painting collections mooved to Hampton Court with Charles Ist, or to Dresda with Albert the strong leaving empy the palaces of Mantua and Modena. Here where the first Mediaeval known artist (Antelami) brought up his cathedrals in Parma, Modena and Fidenza. Here where you can have a real taste of Parmisan, culatello or prosciutto di Parma, drink fizzy Lambrusco and eat real tortellini. You should be here.


Rates & Availability

Quattro Castella Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $54.47
Refundable damage deposit $163.42

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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