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Characteristic Medieval Village House



Updated: 19-Jul-2016
Village House in Pigna, Imperia, Liguria, Italy - Stunning Location, 40 Mins from Monte Carlo

Characteristic medieval old town house. The house is south facing with a delightful balcony, overlooking the valley. The house is on four levels and split into two properties. On the ground floor there is a large utility/cellar containing a new washing machine and ironing facilities. On the first level there is one double bedroom with fitted wardrobes and a spacious bathroom with bidet. On the second level is a very large and light lounge/diner which has a large settee which turns into a king size bed. Also on this level is a very spacious newly fitted kitchen. On the third level there are a further three bedrooms - one double which is ensuite, plus a single and double which share a bathroom. The house has vaulted ceilings and has a lot of character as well as being very comfortable. The house also has gas central heating so it can be used all year round as Limone is only a couple of hours away for skiing.

  • Sleeps 9
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pets considered
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

My family originate from Pigna and we love the village and the area , my children which are now grown up love going to Pigna, I have lots of friends and family in the village

Speaks English, Italian

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From the Owner

the property was my grandmothers , and we like to let it out when we are not there

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Nice at 40 Miles Nearest Train : Ventimiglia at 18 Miles Nearest Motorway : ventimiglia at 18 Miles Nearest Beach : ventimilglia at 18 Miles Car: recommended


It takes about 20 minutes by car to reach the beautiful beaches of the Italian and French Riviera, such as Ventimiglia, Sanremo, and Menton and then onto Monte Carlo.


Nearest airport is Nice - 50 minutes by car (but longer on a Friday as there is a market in Ventimiglia). Genoa is about 1.5 hours away. We highly recommend car hire as there are so many beauty spots to visit in the area. There is also a good public transport service but this is limited in the evenings.


It takes about 40 mins from Pigna to Monte Carlo which hosts the Formula 1 Grand Prix in May. It also boasts plenty of art galleries and museums and not forgetting the wonderful harbour and palace. You also have the lovely village of Grasse, the home of perfume, which is an hour away. There are numerous villages to explore such as Dolce Aqua and Bussana Vecchia, Bussana being about 40 mins away.

Further Details:

Pigna has a bank, chemist, pizzaria, 3 grocery shops, 3 bars and trattoria which sells traditional home cooked food. There is also a spa and beauty therapy, 5 star hotel which also has a healing sulphur swimming pool. As you travel down the valley you pass through several villages which host an abundance of restaurant and eating houses. There are several natural water pools around the village which are ideal for swimming and sunbathing. These are mainly used by the locals and can make a nice change from the beach. Through the summer months the village is a hive of activity hosting many festivals which can involve eating drinking and dancing. Pigna is child friendly with its playgrounds, tennis court and football pitch. There are several mule tracks which are fantastic for hiking and also for the enthusiastic mushroom picker. There are plenty of places to find them as you will be surrounded by forest. Pigna has a wealth of art and history. The church of San Michelle which dominates the village is home to the famous Polyptict painted by Giovanni Canevesio in 1500. 10 minutes from the village is a camp site which has a swimming pool and bar, non residents are always welcome and if you feel like it you can take a picnic. A baby sitting service is available details on request. Pick up and return to Nice Airport can be arranged at an additional fee.


Rental rates

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Peak Time
1 Apr 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Off Peak
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
50% deposit with full balance payable 8 weeks before rental period.

Changeover Day:
Arrival time 2 pm - 7pm. Departure 10 am.

Notes on prices:
The prices quoted are for up to 4 persons. Each additional person will be charged an extra £50 per week. Prices for the property are in sterling. Additional charge on arrival for cleaning towels and bed linen in 50 euros for a party of 4 and 10 euros a head for any additional person. Short stay minimum 3 nights £85 per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 19-Jul-2016
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Property Type

  • house


  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite shower room to bedroom 2. Bathroom 1 with a bath with a hand held shower, bidet, wash basin and WC. bathroom 2 with a shower, bidet , handbasin and WC


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot, Fitted wardrobes
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, En suite shower room
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 9 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed Bedroom 2 with twin beds Bedroom 3 with double bed bedroom 4 with single bed


  • Balcony
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The house has central heating and is children and pet friendly. We don't object to smokers but we hope you would respect the property. Outside: There is a balcony which overlooks the valley. Utility Room: washing machine, sink and drainer, iron and ironing table. There is also a storage area and this is where the boiler is kept for the heating and hot water. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Additional fee payable locally for cleaning. Linen and towels included. We respectfully ask that the house be left tidy and all rubbish be removed from the property. Other: All the beds are new and are very comfortable with continental quilts which are suitable for adults and children alike. There is also a travel cot if needed.

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