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Country House, romantic, Appenines( Bologna-Ravenna-Florence) 2-3 guests

Bedrooms 1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


chateau / country house
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, private garden, scultures

La Casetta is an old barn carefully renovated in 2007. Our holiday home can host 2 or 3 persons. Ideal for couples.

The apartment consists of a living room with a well-equipped open kitchen, a bathroom with a shower and a double bedroom in the loft. It includes satellite television, free internet wifi and washing machine. Besides, at your arrival you will find some basic food in the kitchen like olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper, sugar, coffee and tea and, of course, pasta. You can also pick up fresh herbs from our small herbal garden. Linen and towels are supplied by us.

Art and yoga: if you wish, you can paint or sculpture with Cornelis assistance (search for Cornelis Rijken on the web!) or you can have free yoga lessons from Gabriela.We also provide you maps and booklets of the area and the main towns.

Animals: Also animals are welcomed. We have a friendly border collie and three cats.

Art and yoga: if you wish you can try sculpturing or painting with Cornelis. He is a professional artist (search for Cornelis Rijken on the web). You can also practise Yoga with Gabriela.

In summertime we set up a refreshing plunge pool (3 meters diameter).

LAST MINUTE DISCOUNT: 10% for reservations between 10 and 2 days before arrival.

10% DISCOUNT for a 2-week vacation and more.

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Gabriela

We are a Dutch-Italian couple. Cornelis is a professional sculptor and I am a communication consultant.

Our passion for nature and old stone houses took us in 2006 to Porcaticcio di Sopra, a big mansion abandoned for many years. We fell in love with the place right away and we decided to start our project of restoration. Giving new life to Porcaticcio is a great satisfaction and now we like to share our paradise with our guests.

Gabriela purchased this chateau / country house in 2006


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Country House, romantic, Appenines( Bologna-Ravenna-Florence) 2-3 guests
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews


  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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"The beautiful surroundin...

  • 5 of 5

"The beautiful surroundings and the kindness of the owners made this stay very relaxed and warm. With some lively towns not too far away from the rented house, we could combine in this trip pleasant cultural events with laidback rural life."

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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"The house is a beautiful...

  • 5 of 5

"The house is a beautiful bijoux cottage with all modern comforts. The driveway is steep but perfectly manageable. Cornelis and Gabriella are delightful and very helpful and knowledgeable. The area has a lot to offer but for higher climbing you need to go towards San Bernadino in Alpe. Beware of the restaurant La Betulla although it is VERY good it is not as close to the road as you think and there is a 15 minute drive up some steep road to eventually get there. A wonderful house for a relaxing holiday"

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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"Impeccably clean.Very pe...

  • 5 of 5

"Impeccably clean.Very peaceful(in the country). Delightful surroundings - woodland, farmland and vineyards in a mountainous setting. Charming views. Facilities in the property are of the highest standard. Access was our only problem (apart from some unseasonal weather)but we understand that the drive up from the road has been given a good surface since we left."

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Calme, repos, gite charmant et gentillesse des propriétaires

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons adoré notre séjour dans le joli gite de Gabriela et Cornélius. Calme, sérénité et fraicheur (très appréciable au mois d'août !). Le gite est charmant, idéal pour un couple. A notre disposition, une petite terrasse privative où nous pouvions prendre nos repas et même un joli jardin sur le côté. Qui plus est, le jardin et l'intérieur du gite sont agrémentés de tableaux et des belles sculptures de Cornélius. C'est un environnement idéal pour ceux qui sont sensibles à l'art. Gabriela est une personne vraiment très accueillante. Elle nous a donné de bons conseils et s'est toujours montré très disponible. Si ce n'était pas si loin, on y retournerait volontiers !

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chère Fabienne, merci beaucoup pour votre réponse rapide et si positive. Nous sommes vraiment heureux que vous avez eu un bon séjour à Porcaticcio di Sopra . Nous vous souhaitons encore un bon été ! Meilleurs salutations - Tanti saluti! Gabriela et Cornelis
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Sehr gepflegtes Feriendomiil

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben die Woche in Gabriels und Cornelis Ferienhaus sehr genossen und uns hier sehr wohl gefühlt. 2

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank!
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Riolo Terme
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Da Maz
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Tariffe scontate in relazione alla durata, Tariffe in funzione del numero di persone, Consegna delle chiavi da parte del Proprietario.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Casola Valsenio Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Courtyard
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • museums
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • hydrotherapy
  • thalassotherapy
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • tennis

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