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Villa With Private Pool And Splendid Mountain Views.

Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in Monteorsello di Guiglia, Modena, Emilia Romagna, Italy - Peaceful Location In A Tranquil Setting.

Casa del Sole is a converted stable house set in abundant fruit groves in the beautiful region of Emilia Romagna. Just 50 minutes from the centre of Bologna and Modena. This location offers the perfect base to enjoy your holiday in Italy as it is situated in the centre of many important cities of Art. The house is characteristic, with its vaulted ceilings of the antique stable and offers breathtaking views over the valleys and mountains of the Apennines. The house sleeps up to 12 people comfortably as it is offers 5 double bedrooms, plus a further open-plan space with 2 single beds, 3 bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a spacious living room, with open fireplace, an outside covered seating area, which sits up to twenty people as well as a barbeque and spacious swimming pool. There is also a tree-house in the garden for the children. The village of Guiglia, with restaurants, shops, swimming pools and tennis courts is within walking distance. Whereas the pretty towns of Vignola and Zocca are a 15 minute drive away.

Miriam Greaves
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Miriam Greaves

I was born in 1964 in England and came to Italy as a textile designer for a large fashion house at the end of my studies. Twenty years, a husband and three children later and I am still here! I moved to this house in 2007 and travel to Bologna from this base daily.

Miriam Greaves purchased this villa in 2007

Why Miriam Greaves chose Guiglia

We chose a property in this location as it mid-way between Bologna and Modena where both me and my husband work. The attraction of living in the hills is that in the stifling hot Italian summers, here in the hills the temperature remains fresh and the absence of mosquitos makes evenings spent outside pleasant. we are situated on the borders of a Regional Park "Sassi di Roccamalatina" and the views are breath-taking. There are many well-organised walks around the park and the house itself lies on one of these routes. The house itself is an ex-stable, with its original vaulted ceilings and a splendid kitchen, offering views of the valley as well as the pool and garden. Incidently the house was restored by the same architect used by Pavarotti!

What makes this villa unique

Despite being on the borders of a Regional Park, the town of Vignola, which is famous for its cherries is only a 15 minute drive away. Vignola has many supermarkets, a cinema, a castle worth visiting and a bowling alley. The house is situated within the small and tranquil village of Monteorsello and offers peace and tranquillity but has a happy closeness to the corner shop and village bar which is situated just at the end of the drive and is a life-saver as it is open every day except Thursdays and sells just about everything! The nearby town of Guiglia has a public pool and a castle as well as a village square offering splendid views of Vignola. The house is a treasure trove for children who can sleep up in the eaves, as well as playing on the tree-house outside.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just finished packing the car after 2 magnificent weeks in Monteorsello. Endless days of sunshine allowed us to enjoy the fantasic facilities in the garden.. the pool in particular was a huge hit with the children- and the "big" children. Thankyou for opening your house to us. We really had a super time.

The Campbell family, Edinburgh

Ciao Miriam & Antonello!late night before departure tomorrow morning-we all want to stay here & never go home! We've had a lovely time in your beautiful home, the children loved the pool. We've enjoyed cooking in your brill kitchen & seeing all around this area. Trips to Bologna, Padova, Venice and the Maranello museum. This is a beautiful part of Italy-we'll be back! PS. You have a great selection of books!

Grazie Mille! Maggie, Phil, Eve, Ollie, Tom, Pat, Doug, Bonnie, Isabelle, Mark, John & Ursula (& we all fitted in!) Ireland

We loved our week in your lovely home, the pool, the quiet (except for the kids!)

Asnicar family Australia
Jan 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Guiglia in Province of Modena

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath, wc on first floor Bathroom on ground floor with bidet/wc Bathroom on first floor with shower/wc/bidet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, double bed and adjoining bathroom on first floor Bedroom 2, double bed on first floor Bedroom 3, double bed on first floor Bedroom 4, 2 single beds on second floor Bedroom 5, double bed on second floor Bedroom 6, 2 single beds on second
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 5 bicycles
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Cot and highchair for children free of charge. Outside: Outside there is a 5 x 11 metre pool with diving board, a large pergola which seats up to 20 people, as well as a small seating area near the kitchen which seats up to 5. there is a tree-house in the garden with mosquito nets and electricity points, offering added fun for children and a badminton net as well as a table football, a table-tennis table and a basket-ball hoop. There is also a zip wire in the garden for the more adventurous! There are 3 comfortable chairs for reclining in the garden as well as 6 poolside loungers. Visitors are welcome to use the 5 person tent and the 3 bicycles. Utility Room: washing machine Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The house will be cleaned at the beginning and end of every stay. Bathroom towels, bed linens and kitchen towels are provided, they are changed at the beginning and end of every stay. Extra cleaning service available at the expense of the renter at €40 . Other: There is a small storage room adjacent to the kitchen with sink and is perfect for any eventual pets. There is a double garage with gym equipment, a table tennis table and table football. there is a small cellar.


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Villa With Private Pool And Splendid Mountain Views.
average rating of 4.5 based on 7 reviews

Excellent family house in beautiful Modena

  • 4 of 5

We've very much enjoyed our stay in this beautiful family house! The kids (aged 3-11) liked the pool and the garden a lot and we also loved to swim and sit next to the pool and relax. The Modena region is not very well known and really beautiful. The good thing is that it's not overthrown with tourists, the backside is that some attractions are a bit difficult to find..But hey, it's holiday so who cares driving up another hill! The Italian food was the best. In Giuglia and the many small villages nearby plenty nice restaurants and pizza/pasta take aways to eat in the garden. The only minor point for us was that the bedrooms at the 2nd floor are a bit uncomfortable for adults because of the low ceiling, and noisy for the floor below.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great house in a lovely part of Italy

  • 5 of 5

We had a really lovely holiday just outside Guiglia, in the heart of this small village.

We were 3 families holidaying together, 6 adults and 6 children between the age of 10 and 18. The space was perfect for our group, the garden and pool absolutely amazing. All our meals were taken under the fantastic pergola, and we could all comfortably stretch along the large table.

The house itself is lovely, with a very homely feel to it. This is someone's house - not a neutral rented accommodation. We loved it.

The only bit in the description that didn't hold true was about the mosquitoes: we were all bitten and I would come prepared for this (as we were) - but the opposite would be unusual in most of Europe in August, so don't believe anyone telling you there won't be mosquitoes in France, Italy or Spain!

We spent a day in Bologna which was really beautiful and interesting, and another afternoon in Maranello (Ferrari museum) and Modena - both very nice too. Otherwise we mostly stayed in the village and enjoyed the house, the pool, the garden, played cards, and had great local food - either self-prepared or at local restaurants.

Everyone told us before going that this part of Italy is the best for food - it is true.

We would definitely go back.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for that lovely review but I'm so sorry about the mosquitoes! we don't usually have them but this year was exceptionally hot (apparently the hottest year in history) so they managed to fly up high into the hills too! Miriam
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Fantastic family property with excellent facilitie

  • 5 of 5

After 2 days in Bologna we headed to the hills to spend a fantastic week at Miriam's lovely family home. The facilities were fantastic and the pool was perfect for what was a very hot week. Miriam was always on the end of the phone for tips and advice but never intrusive. We managed to find some lovely local restaurants which offered great value and also a great opportunity for our kids to enjoy real, Italian cuisine. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Anonymous for those very kind words and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Tranquil Italy

  • 5 of 5

Having booked Casa Del Sole on the basis that it sounded so nice, we were not disappointed.

The house was clean, well equipped and nicely furnished, and we felt at home straight away.

The pool and garden were wonderful places to relax after a day’s sightseeing .

Bologna is a beautiful city, but Modena is just as interesting and much less crowded.

Rocca di Vignola was well worth a visit – it is a very imposing building and great fun to explore.

We did not sample any of the local restaurants as there was no shortage of delicious local produce to prepare and enjoy eating in the garden with a glass or two of wine.

The owners , Miriam & Antonello were very welcoming and extremely helpful (coming out to fix the house alarm in the early hours of the morning being an example).

This is a great house in a lovely unspoilt area which we thoroughly enjoyed visiting and would definitely like to make a return visit.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words...and all this after being 2 days with no suitcases or phone chargers! I'll never forget the sight of you all at 3 in the morning all wearing your emergency T-shirts! I hope you'll come back to visit & have a less dramatic stay next time! Miriam
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Property ID IT6587

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful home in the Italian countryside. Perfect for an adventurous, active family.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Feb-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review, hope you'll come back and visit again. Miriam
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Ein erholsamer Urlaub

  • 4 of 5

Wir haben unseren Urlaub in diesem unvergleichlichen Haus sehr genossen. Die Vermieterin war sehr freundlich und wir erhielten etliche Tipps, wo wir z.B. gut Essen gehen können (Rocco Malatina), welche Veranstaltungen gerade durchgeführt wurden...Wir haben dort eine wunderschöne Woche zu neunt verbracht.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Bar del Sole
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Marina Romea
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Modena Sud
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
La Braglia
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Lama di Mocugno
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Marina Romea
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Bologna, Modena, Florence, Parma, Ravenna, Verona, Ferrara, Maranello, Rimini are recommended day-trips. There is wine-tasting in the area as well as visits to Parmesan cheese, balsamic vinegar and Parma ham factories which are followed by a tasting. cooking classes are also available to sample and experiment with the local cuisine, these are in Italian but a translator is available.


Marina Romea (nearest beach 1.30 driving) small family lidos plus free beach

Rimini: 2h00 driving. Larger organizes resort with private lidos


Nearest airport is Bologna (50 minuti driving).

Forli is 1h40 driving.

Firenze 1s 1h50 driving.

The use of car is essential.


Nearest village: Guiglia 15 minutes walking.

Zocca: 15 minutes driving.

Vignola: 15 minutes driving.

Maranello: 40 minutes driving.

Bologna: 50 minuti driving.

Modena: 50 minuti driving.

Reggio Emilia: 1h20 minutes driving.

Parma: 1h30 minutes driving.

Ravenna: 1h45 minutes driving.

Faenza: 1h30 minutes driving.

Ferrara: 1h25 minutes driving.

Mantova: 1h30 minutes driving.

Rimini: 2h00 driving.

Florence: 1h45 minutes driving.

Pisa: 2h00 driving.

Venice: 3 hours driving.

Further Details:

Local shops (butcher, bakery, groceries, pharmacy, tabacchi, ice cream shop) opening hours:

Monday thru Sunday 8.30-12.30 and 1630-1930

Thursday all day closed.

Bank and post office mon-sat 8.30-13.00

Weekly market in Guiglia Thursday 7.00-13.00,Zocca: Tuesday 7.00-13.00, Vignola Thursday 7.00-13.00

SUPERMARKETS in Vignola: CONAD is situated in marano sul Panaro, COOP is in the centre of Vignola.


1. SBRIGATI on the right after passing under the archway into Guiglia, wonderful panoramic views, very good hand made pastas and grilled meat for a reasonable price.

2. BELVEDERE :on the right after passing under the archway into Guiglia, very good hand made pastas and grilled meat for a reasonable price.

3. MICHELANGELO: local pizzerria but also offers restaurant food.

4. IL CACCIATORE, found on the road leading to Castello di Serravalle, famous in the area for its local cuisine.

5.ARCOBALENO pizzeria will deliver.

6. IL CHIOSCO QUIETE found in the centre of the regional park, offers tastings of the local prosciuttos in an enchanting setting.

7. OSTERIA DEL SOLE in Zocca for regional dishes.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
1) Reservation procedure: by email or telephone to check availability. 2) Payment policy: 40% of the rental as booking deposit through bank transfer, or private cheque. 60% balance 1 week before arrival. 3) Cancellation refunds:
up to 8 weeks - no charge. 8-5 weeks - 50% of booking deposit refunded. 5-3 weeks - 25% of booking deposit refunded. Less than 3 weeks no refund. Delayed arrival : the whole week rent will be due.250 Euro for any eventual damage, refundable on departure.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day Saturday. Check in time: between 15:00 and 19:00. Check out time: 10:00.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.