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Top renovated apt in authentic italian village with breathtaking views & nature



Updated: 16-Oct-2016
Spacious apt with beautiful view & big balcony, 4 bedrooms, living room & dining

Think of long lazy summer days, spent in a haze of late breakfasts at the village coffee bar just next door, cappuccino, freshly squeezed orange juice and mouth watering pastries or a lovely piece of fresh focaccia stuffed with ham and cheese to start your day.

Take some home cooked vegetable pie and filled foccaccia to the beach with you or to the local water holes for bathing, within walking distance. Then when you come home take a long cool drink or a glass of wine onto the balcony with you and watch the beautiful surroundings and locals going about their business, meander down to the pizzeria for an alfresco dinner and take in one of the local dances. Collect the kids from the sports field where they have been having fun with the local children in a wonderfully safe atmosphere. The apartment is big enough for two families of 4 to be comfortable if you fancy a holiday with friends or family.

The apartment is south facing and very large, all on one floor on the second floor of a three floor building in the heart of the village but on the road leading to he piazza so great for people watching on the long balcony.

The kitchen is large and well equipped for an easy holiday.

Master bedroom with an en suite WC & wardrobe, one bedroom with double bed & shelves, one bedroom with bunk beds & cupboard, and one bedroom with twin beds & shelves - in total 8 sleeping spaces. There is a big bathroom with bath and shower, wc, bidet and sink.

Large living room with a bed sofa and a chaise-long, TV & TV table with DVD/CD player, opening onto the balcony overlooking the village. Separate dining room with table and 6 chairs with balcony door / entrance to the big terrace and beautiful views of the village for beautiful dinners at home with your family and friends.

All linen and towels are supplied, plus beach towels.

The apartment overlooks a small children's park and the village and is south facing. The apartment was refurbished and redecorated totally at the beginning of this year.

There are deck chairs and two small tables and 4 chairs on the balcony to enjoy the views and a glass of wine after a lazy day in the sun.

About the village Pigna: Pigna is a small friendly village with inhabitants of around 800, hosting more people in the summer with families that have holiday homes. We have a big sports field and new tennis courts, a 5 aside football pitch and a lovely new playground for children only 5 min walk from the apt. We have a really good pizzeria and restaurant where they have live music on the weekends, we have an ice cream parlour and two other restaurants. We have a bank and a post office, a hairdresser, a doctors surgery, a bank, a petrol station in fact anything you may need for a relaxing holiday. You can walk to the mountain streams & water holes to keep cool in the summer or you can go to the beach which is 17 minutes away and enjoy a lovely glass of wine on the balcony at the end of the day, and getting ready for a relaxing evenin out in the village maybe at one of the local dances.

Pigna is a great base for a walking holiday or for sightseeing, we have trekking paths for the amateur and for the seasoned walker, something for everyone. Around Pigna you have many beautiful natural mountain streams to dip into during hot summer days, and astonishing nature with fruits like kiwi and lemons growing on wild trees. Pigna also inhabits many local Italians which means food, coffee and wine is offered to great quality - but also low prices.

Children: The apartment is ideal for children as it is all on one floor, no stairs, so they are safe to run around and play without getting in anyone's way.

There is a small playground within view of the apartment and a really large playing fields and childrens playground so they can run around to their hearts content.

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Pigna has 3 small grocery shops selling everything plus local produce. We have a great pizzeria, a wine bar, an ice cream parlour and a teashop making fresh pastries and cakes, a bank, a post office, a petrol station, a famous family run restaurant where the food just keeps coming and a 4 star Spa Hotel all within walking distance of the apartment.

There is also a local bar that opens at 5 until whenever for the younger members of the family, so if you have teenagers that are being almost dragged along on the family holiday, this is where they will have the greatest time.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I am born and brought up in Pigna and married to my English wife, both my children went to school in the village and the University in the UK, so the best of both worlds.

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Speaks English, French, Italian, Swedish

Guestbook comments from the manager

What a great venue, we decided to have a big family holiday and Pigna was the perfect place so friendly and the food and wine!! You have to try the ice cream and pizza best ever.
Aug 2010
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12 Reviews

based on 12 holidaymaker reviews


Great stay

  • 5 of 5

A very enjoyable stay in a lovely traditional village house with lots of character. The apartment is very spacious, cozy, clean and tidy with all facilities. The owner is friendly and very helpful with a good knowledge of the area.

Pigna is the biggest of the villages in the Alta Val Nervia and is very charming with superb views and several good walks locally.We recommend visiting the San Bernardino’s Cappella with the Affreschi of the Canavesio, really stunning medieval paintings, together with the famous Politico in the main church of San Michele.

The Gelateria has amazing gelati and cappuccinos, whilst we had great aperitivi at the bar il Cavagno with the owner Roberto.

We would certainly recommend this property.

James and family

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice Place

  • 5 of 5

Photos are accurate and this apartment is spacious, lovely, and comfortable. We had a wonderful 6 weeks stay here and heartily recommend this property. The owners are super attentive and helpful and insure that their tenants are well served. Grazie Sandro per le tantissime gentilezze nei nostri riguardi, ed affettuosi auguri per il futuro. Speriamo di rivederci.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property and Host

  • 5 of 5

We would like to thank Sandro and his family for letting us stay at his beautiful apartment in Pigna. It is a very spacious flat, fully renovated but it still maintains its historic charm. It is fully equipped and has all the needed amnesties near by, parking, food store, and a bar where we had a typical Italian breakfast every morning with a gorgeous cappuccino.

The balcony that runs through the full front of the building is great to relax and enjoy a lovely glass of wine whilst absorbing and observing the gentle village life go by.

We look forward to coming back to the beautiful and peaceful part of the world.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious apartment

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I had the pleasure of staying in Pigna at Sandro’s beautiful and comfortable apartment last month. This apartment is spacious, well appointed, full of Italian charm and well maintained. We were in the heart of the village, close to a food store and a bar. Sandro was a wonderful host, and I can't wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Family Location

  • 5 of 5

We rented la Casa Dolce Vita for our family of 6, my husband and myself and our 4 children. The Apartment was perfect fro our needs as we were so many and every child had his space to stay and run around. It is also all on one floor which made our live easy! The Apartment is as described on the website, it is clean spacious and well equipped. We appreciated the little en-suite in the master bedroom. The area is fantastic for a family, the people of the village are so friendly and helpful. We had loads of walks in the area and also enjoyed the rock pools where our three girls played all day long and our boy went fishing with his Dad. No day was complete without ending it at the local gelateria where we had the nicest ice cream and cappuccino’s ever. Since we have been home the kids keep asking when we go back to Pigna, so we have already booked for this summer! Thank you Sandro for all your help and great tips!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Stunning, absolutely huge apartment with beautiful views. The apartment has everything you could need including a welcoming bottle of the local wine, along with coffee and milk. The apartment would comfortably sleep 8 and is the sort of flat you would love to live in. Beds were comfortable and clean. The apartment has the feel of a grand bygone era with beautiful french doors and tiled floors. You can happily sit on the balcony for hours enjoying the beautiful view. There are wonderful swimming holes only a short walk from the apartment and the town of Pigna is a charming, lively place in August.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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From the Owner

It is such a lovely and relaxing apartment, it is so big you can get lost, it is perfect for children as they have plenty of space to play whilst the adults are getting ready to take them out. We welcome children and pets and just want you to have a great time in the sun.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Nice at 70 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Pigna at 100 Metres Nearest Ferry : Genova at 160 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Sanremo at 40 Kilometres Nearest Train : Ventimiglia at 17 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Ventimiglia at 17 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Pigna at 100 Metres Nearest Ski : Limone at 100 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Ventimiglia at 17 Kilometres Car: recommended

Pigna is a 12th century village just 45mins from Nice airport. The village can be found along the Nervia valley nestling in the hills and greenery in a stress free easy location. This ideal location for a get away from it all family holiday, instead of the hustle and bustle of the beach, you can spend quality time at the playing fields, on the tennis courts, hiking, swimming and cooling off in the local water holes supplied by the river Nervia that flows through the village.

However we are just 15 mins from the beaches of Ventimiglia and Bordighera and just 45mins from the famous Jet-Set location of Monte Carlo with casino's and Grand Prix, Yacht Show and lots of other interesting venues. We are one hour from Cannes and the croisette with the famous film festival. Menton, the pearl of France is a 30 minute drive.

Ski: We are just 1 hour by car or 1.5 hour by train from Limone Piemonte where the skiing is fantastic.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
October 2016
1 Oct 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
March-May 2017
4 Mar 2017 - 27 May 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
June 2017
28 May 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July-August 2017
2 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £89
Pet Fee £0

Your rental includes all linen and towels, including beach towels which are changed for a 2 week stay. Electricity and gas is included and you will find washing up liquid, sugar, salt, pepper, oil, coffee and some wc paper to get you started all included.

We can provide shopping for your arrival just send us a list, payable on arrival.
You can drink the local water.

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From the Owner

Size, closeness to all amenities everything you need for a stressfree holiday is in the apartment and if it isn't we will get it.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities


  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 150 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • The bathroom is very large with a big window.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed, Bunk beds
  • Bedroom 1 (master bedroom) - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot, En suite toilet, walk-in closet, 2 cots available
  • There is also a sofa bed in the living room for emergencies or unexpected guests or extra children. Each bedroom has a lovely big window making it bright and airy with a beautiful waterfall right outside.


  • Balcony ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering


  • There is a 4 star spa hotel in Pigna with in and outdoor pools and all the treatments imaginable. The hotel is ' Terme di Pigna' If required a chef can be supplied, a housekeeper, a babysitter service, a masseur can come to the apartment from the local hotels at very good rates, We can arrange guided tours and day trips. Cookery classes can be arranged and also art classes as we have a popular Canadian artist who is resident in Pigna. There is a trendy coffee shop 2 mins walk from the apartment where you can get your fix of capuccino, latte's, expresso, freshly squeezed orange juice and lovely pastries for breakfast. There is a great pizzeria/restaurant with alfresco dining open early till late and they have live music during the weekend. We have an ice-cream parlour and a trendy evening bar for the teenagers amongst us with loud music and lots of fun, this is 10 minute walk from the apartment.

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