3 bedroom 2 bathroom with panoramic mountain views
- english, french, german, italian, dutch
About Andre Minnaar
We are Dutch. We started Cabraldi in 2009. We aim to provide comfortable accommodation to those who enjoy peace & quiet, nature, culture and Italian cuisine.
Andre Minnaar purchased this House in 2008
Why Andre Minnaar chose Sarsina
Why we bought Cabraldi? We loved the area and particularly the beauty of Cabraldi's immediate surroundings. We wished to live in Central Italy in the vicinity of countless cultural treasures, picturesque towns and cities, yet remote from the crowds.
What makes this House unique
Many of our guests praise the tranquility and some are astonished to "hear" the silence of nature. Not even the remotest urban or traffic "buzz" is audible.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Pretty special ....
We have been to Italy many times and love it dearly but this time we felt we had found one of the most beautiful and peaceful places we had ever been. Not only was the location very special but there was also so many things about the accommodation we loved.... our little walk down to the hidden bench with views across the valley will remain in our hearts and minds for a long time. Am i being too romantic? I don't think so. We hope to return some day, hopefully with family and friends so they too will experience Cabraldi. Thank you Andre and Carla who have obviously worked so hard to make the place so special.
A fantastic property
We had a lovely 1 week break here in early June. The weather was unseasonably cool but we still enjoyed this stunning property and the hospitality of the owners Andre and Carla. The house and apartments sit on a high promontory which provides almost 360 degree views of the surrounding valleys and mountains. The gardens are stunning and superbly kept. The quality of the accommodation is first class and represents great value for money we thought.
This is an excellent holiday home. Spacious, clean and with very good facilities. You have terrasses on all sides of the house, each with a great view. The views at the swimming pool are also spectacular. The location is beautiful and quiet, in the middle of nature. The owners are very friendly and helpful. For example: they made fresh bread for us each morning. The site is 20 minutes driving from a nice village, Sarsina, where you can find the necessary shops and some good restaurants. We can strongly recommend this holiday home.
We are a Danish family of sixwith our youngest child being 13 years old, and we spent ten days in Cabraldi this summer. The place proved perfect for a relaxing holiday for all of us.
Cabraldi is beautifully situated on a hilltop with a wonderful view of the mountains and valleys of the Appenines.
The buildings are extremely well kept and carefully restored by the host couple. Andre and Carla themselves are living on site and are very attentive - washing, baking, and able to help with their great knowledge about the local culture and attractions.
A number of nice, shadowy corners of the flourishing garden – like the side of the pool - are perfect places to relax while watching the fireflys.
Sarsina is a charming little village with an ancient historical heritage, a handful of restaurants and an adequate range of different shops. Cities like Ravenna, Rimini and Cesena can easily be reached within a one day trip.
Fantastic holiday home from home
Cabraldi is a wonderful small apartment complex set in a beautiful location. If you want to get away from it all and unwind then Cabraldi is the place for you.
The apartments are well finished with good quality, comfortable furnishings and are spotlessly clean. Andre & Carla are attentive and charming hosts who are ready to help with directions and suggestions. Cabraldi is set in stunning countryside and sitting beside the good size pool with a drink is totally relaxing.
Sarsina is about 20 minutes’ drive (taking it very easily) down the mountain and is a typical Italian town with all the local amenities as well as a good range of restaurants
Sarsina is just off the E45 which is a toll free dual carriageway which means that you can move easily to places like Ravenna & Rimini and down to Umbria & Tuscany. We found a lot to see and do within easy reach so a combination of sightseeing, good food, the excellent local San Giovese wine and plenty of relaxation made for a wonderful break.
Cannot recommend highly enough!
We were a family of 5 (youngest 18) and really enjoyed our time here. The accommodation is top quality (think your own home rather than a rental) both inside and out with virtually nothing left to chance (includes a hammock; a barbeque and a choice of 3 outdoor seating areas). The views are routinely spectactular, with that from the pool really memorable. The local town is really nice - a real local community with practically everything to hand in the main square - two supermarkets, bakery (on holiday when we were there), butchers, banks, church, restaurants etc. The atmosphere is really vibrant and the people are very engaging and happy....but don't expect much if anything in the way of English speakers. However this adds significantly to the character of the place and, in our case, represented a very happy side effect.
The on-site owners Andre and Carla are extremely helpful and, to save trips to the town, can be relied on for their fantastic home baked bread, bottled water and wine (all excellent value).
If there has to be a downside, I would have to say it is the distance to town, allied to the nature of the roads (switchbacks galore with 10% gradients) involved in getting there and which also has a knock-on impact on sightseeing trips. However, you must accept a small price for the tranquility and peace of this mountain-top haven.
If you want to get away from it all and relax in "real" Italy then this is definitely the place to go.
Closest beach at 45 minutes drive.
At 50 kilometers Forli is the nearest airport. International airports Bologna (110km), Rimini (85km), Treviso and Verona are within reasonable distance. Please check the internet or a tour operator for cheap flights and car rentals.
The distance to nearest town, Sarsina, is 10 kilometers.