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Charming Three-Bed Stone House With Mountain and River Views

Bedrooms 3
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Outstanding mountain and river views from this comfortable family home

'Casa Vigneto' is a traditional, rustic stone house that is ideal for families or groups of friends. It can be rented as a stand-alone property or in conjunction with L'Antico Palazzo, a large stone house that sleeps up to 10, and/or 'La Stalla', a barn conversion that sleeps two people, both of which are situated just a couple of minutes' walk away. A shared outdoor swimming pool is located next to 'La Stalla', a 1-2 min walk from 'Casa Vigneto', across a small vineyard and up some steps.

'Casa Vigneto' has truly magnificent views of the Appennini mountains and the river Dolo, and is situated in Villa Bonicelli, a picturesque and peaceful hamlet in the beautiful Emilia-Romagnan countryside. It sleeps up to seven people (there are three bedrooms, plus a day bed with comfortable single mattress in the upstairs sitting room). The house is set back from the road, with a garden, shared with one other property, to the front. Guests have use of an outdoor table with chairs, sun loungers and a barbecue.

The property is furnished with many antique one-off pieces, making it a quirky and original holiday home in which to base yourselves while exploring this stunning and little-known area of Italy. On the ground floor is a large open-plan kitchen/diner with wood-burning stove, exposed stonework and an unusual vaulted ceiling. The dining table seats six, and there is also a comfortable seating area with TV and DVD library. Also on the ground floor is a double bedroom (again with vaulted ceiling) and shower room (loo, basin, shower cubicle).

Upstairs, taking full advantage of the beautiful views, there is a large sitting room that opens onto a spacious south-facing covered balcony overlooking a small orchard, a vineyard and the Appennini mountains – a wonderful setting for your al fresco meals! The sitting room itself has an attractive original terracotta floor and a small wood-burning stove and is stylishly furnished. Also on the first floor is a second shower room and two further bedrooms: a comfortable twin room and a double room with doors opening onto a second, east-facing balcony. All three bedrooms have windows with a view of the river Dolo and the mountains.

More Details

Property Manager
Polly Fox, Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

We spent a fantastic week in Casa Vigneto. The house is in a small hamlet a few miles from Quara right in the heart of Emilia Romagna but within reach of the main cities e.g Bologna is about a 90 minute drive. It's very comfortable and extremely quiet. There are a number of local neighbours all of whom are very friendly - we got a delivery of cakes and gnocchi fritto one afternoon - which adds to the atmosphere. The kitchen may look a little primitive at first but is actually very well equipped to a standard I've rarely found - it has everything you'd need to cook a family meal easily. The local shops in Quara and Toano are small by English standards but sufficient. Prior to our arrival we received a great information pack from the owner who also arranged a cookery lesson for us at one of the local restaurants (Al Ciocco) which was a real highlight. The welcome basket of some local produce on day one was also a bonus. It was a fantastic first week to our holiday and we'd definitely return.
Aug 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bonzeto in Emilia Romagna

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , This shower room is on the ground floor.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , This shower room is on the first floor.
  • The first-floor bathroom also has a washing machine.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , This bedroom is on the ground floor.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , This first-floor bedroom has an east-facing balcony.
  • The first double bedroom is located on the ground floor and has an attractive vaulted ceiling. There is also a shower room on the ground floor. Upstairs, there are two further bedrooms: a twin room and a double room with west-facing balcony. All three bedrooms have views of the river Dolo and the mountains. It is possible to accommodate an extra person on the comfortable day bed that is situated in the first-floor sitting room.
  • Books ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Our property manager will be there to welcome you on your arrival and to answer any questions you might have about the house and the area. You will also be provided with a comprehensive guide to the area before you arrive, so that you can plan any day trips etc you might wish to make. If you would like any help putting together a customised itinerary that will make the most of your stay, don't hesitate to contact us.


4.8/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)


Beautiful Rural Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in Casa Vigneto! The house contained everything we needed and the pool area was ideal. Although it is in quite a rural location, there is loads to do nearby. Polly has also but together an excellent guide book in the house containing lots of suggestions of where to go! This was brilliant:)

Hikes in the area are lovely and there are plenty of nice restaurants. The highlight of our stay was the cooking course with Gabriella (Polly can organise this for you). We learnt LOADS and could not have squeezed in another bite. She also gave us plenty of local wines and Lambrusco to try out.

All in all, a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Delightful Rural Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay in this well equipped property. In contrast to other areas of Italy, we were the only tourists in the area!

We found the house very clean and as it had been described on the website. The property manager was extremely helpful in answering all our questions and in booking a 1 day cooking class for us with Gabriella at the nearby Al Ciocco. Gabriella is an incredibly friendly and generous host who, after spending most of the day cooking with us, took us to a nearby parmesan maker after we expressed interest in learning about the cheese making process.

The swimming pool is a short walk through the vines and was well used during our stay, particularly by the children The neighbouring residents, when we saw them, were extremely friendly and welcoming.

Within day trip access to Bologna, Modena & Parma.

Highly recommend for a rural foodie Italian holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful rustic home ideal for a peaceful holiday

  • 5 of 5

Even though it is very rural, the instructions were clear on how to get there - a pretty easy drive from Bologna.

The property was very clean and a great welcome basket with basic provisions was available on arrival. Had great service throughout my stay and would definitely recommend.

If you are looking for a quiet holiday in a part of Italy which is not full of tourists, this is the place for you. Everyone in the local restaurants and villages were incredibly friendly and we enjoyed kicking about the property sunbathing, reading, walking in the surrounding area or visiting local villages.

Oh and the food was amazing too. We did a half day cookery course which was a highlight for me. We also went to Modena for the day which was lovely but just make sure you don't arrive during the lunch period as nowhere will be open!

If I were you, I'd go before others discover this charming part of Italy...

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Italienisches Landleben

  • 4 of 5

sehr ländlich gelegene Ferienwohnung in wunderschöner Landschaft

Unterkunft großräumig und sauber

Wer ruhige, italienische Tagen fernab von Touristenpfaden verbringen will, ist hier bestens aufgehoben. Es empfiehlt sich, die kleinen Ortschaften zu besuchen, dort einzukaufen und in regionalen, von Italiener besuchte Osterias Essen zu gehen.

Da die Vermieter alle Unterlagen in Englisch erstellt haben, empfehlen wir über Englischkenntnisse zu verfügen.

Thanks for the great week. Best regards :)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017
9 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

We request a fully refundable damage deposit of €300, to be paid in cash on arrival at the property. Bookings during peak season are usually Sat-Sat but other arrival dates will be accommodated where possible.
Our property manager will be there to welcome you on your arrival to help you get the most out of your stay. There is also a comprehensive guide to the area at www.cool-retreats.com.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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