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Spacious villa with spectacular views

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Property

Updated: 18-Nov-2016
3 bedroom, 2 bathroom villa to sleep 6/7 close to medieval village

This impressive villa is set in its own grounds and is located at the end of a quiet private road in an elevated and tranquil position overlooking Baiardo and the beautiful surrounding countryside. The property is arranged over 2 floors.On the upper floor is a spacious entrance hallway with newly installed pellet stove. This leads to the spacious open plan lounge/dining room with seating for up to eight people and an impressive open fire. French doors open to the terrace for alfresco dining and relaxing whilst enjoying the stunning views.There is also a separate kitchen,2 bedrooms and a bathroom. The lower level has its own access from the garden and was recently been converted. This is appointed to a high standard and includes a large bedroom with en suite shower room and a utility room with a washing machine. To the outside of the property are terraced gardens of about 800sqm and a driveway with parking for one vehicle. Parking is also available on the road in front of the property. The village of Baiardo is a pleasant 800m walk away.

  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

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9 Reviews

4.7
based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

4

Very, Very lovely place to stay..........

  • 4 of 5

We found the property very easily after a drive through the Italian mountains (please note the hairpin bends) On arrival we were stunned by the view from the balcony - seeing really is believing. The village is a short walk from the villa where you can buy the basics. You can also grab a coffee and ice cream while watching the world go by and listening to the locals...you should visit the church on top of the hill. There are a few restaurants in the village, although we did not go, they looked very popular.

The property itself, is quaint and an absolutely lovely place to stay. The bedrooms are spacious and well appointed with plenty of storage and the whole of the property was kept very clean. The kitchen was a little on the small side but very well appointed and did us fine for the 6 days we were there. The 3rd bedroom is actually accessed from the first floor (or ground floor) while the main part of the property is accessed from the road as you arrive. The property has 2 bathrooms which would be great if you needed to use all the bedrooms - fantastic space to be in! We went in August 2016 and after the heat of Bologna and Venice the mountains were a welcome break - and there were no mosquitoes!!! My advice would be stock up before you arrive, sit on the balcony and enjoy the view.

I would love to stay here again and would recommend to family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous place great for peaceful getaway or outdoor activity

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely villa, comfortable and spacious with the most amazing views. Simona the housekeeper is really helpful and quickly sorted out a couple of problems we had.

Bajardo which is 20 mins walk away is a fantastic village to explore. The little shop has most essentials with daily fresh rolls, meat, veg and other local produce. There are a couple of nice little restaurants our favourite was La Pineta at the entrance to town where we got a wonderful meal along with local wine.

The Coast is about 40 mins away the SP 55 is the best road - lots of hairpins but ok. Ceriana Apricale and Dolceaqua nice places to visit with rock pools at Rochetta Nervina for a swim

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely mountain retreat

  • 5 of 5

Just back from a lovely stay at Villa Melosa.

The house is in a quiet location overlooking the mountains and village with neighbouring villas on the same road. The views from the veranda are spectacular and the house was very clean and well kept. We used the fire which was lovely on a couple of cooler nights and watched a great film from the extensive library.

Baiardo we found very friendly and the food and drink in the restaurants good quality and very reasonably priced. It was like going back in time.

Also had some great days out to Menton and San Remo. The cycle track along the coast in San Remo was great fun.

Overall a great value property that we would highly recommend for those who like to explore!

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Village

  • 3 of 5

Baiardo is a lovely, friendly village. 4 nice restaurants, (incl. great café at the dead-end looking down the main street. Food & drink cheap (especially the 'Pizza restaurant' - though at least 1 night per week they didn't do Pizza) but all good quality. There is a great tiny grocers selling most of what you need to survive + an even smaller butchers.

I'm a fairly confident driver but we'd not recommend this area for anyone who really doesn't like driving down narrow roads on the edge of hills and mountains; albeit those roads are pretty quiet. We found a less hair-raising way of getting to Baiardo (on SP55 via Ceriana). Lewis was very helpful in responding to questions but ideally there'd be more info given before-hand without needing to ask (e.g. the best way to get there) & at the house (the info folder was out of date in places and the house could really do with a Guest Book where ideas for walks etc could be written down for the benefit of others). I googled some walks before going & glad I did.

Nearby Apricale is worth a visit if you can cope with the road and we really liked Menton just over the border (90 mins drive by the time you are parked). San Remo was a little disappointing, feeling a bit bleak and faded.

We chilled out on the balcony most nights which was great (Absolute Balderdash and other games there). You can't really see the village from it as trees in the way but great view of mountains.

The Master bedroom futon type bed was extremely creaky for those who had hoped for a passionate time (if kids are in the bunk bed room next door)! Lounge lovely, kitchen fine, upstairs bathroom needs instructions on how to get a constant warm shower (we never worked it out).

The house did feel isolated which made us decide against our 16 year old sleeping in the downstairs 'annexe' (not internally connected to rest of house) so he slept in the bunk room with his sister instead. There were always a few lads hanging around on the road down to the village (a language school?). Seemed friendly but made my wife & daughter feel uncomfortable

Met cleaner as we arrived slightly early & she was lovely & very helpful. One great thing for us (to make you feel you are really abroad) is that (other than her) most don't speak much English and we used French to talk with locals if wanting a long conversations, as some spoke good French, being so close to the border

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great views, quiet location.

  • 5 of 5

The property is at a very quiet location, with superb views. It is a mountainous area, not a hilly area. A few curves up the road you can see the sea in the south and bare mountains in the North! Being above 1000m. the nights are nice and cool, while at only 40 min. you are at the beaches of San Remo, shopping malls etc. You can even go to Nice during the day and enjoy a quiet sunset in the evening on your terrace outside.

Outside is a parking place for 1 car. The house is well maintained and furnished with taste, clean and comfortable. Beds were good (although the main bed could do with some new mattresses). The separate room + shower/bathroom at the lower part of the house looked as if it was brand new. That room could only be reached from the outside with a separate door, which is good for grown-ups, but not for small children on their own.

It is good to reach by car via sometimes steep roads, as long as you take the SP55 from San Remo. You don't want to take the SP54 or SP63 with anything bigger than a Fiat Panda, as these roads are very narrow!

You can walk to the village in 20 min. if you are in good shape. It has a bakery and a small grocery. The village itself offers great views and one or two very small restaurants.

The communication with the owner was good, friendly and efficient via email. You receive a written contract and payment is upfront. Value for money is high.

Highly recommended and we certainly would rent it again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 17, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect retreat near the med

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at Villa Melosa and I can highly recommend it for anyone wanting a villa away from it all within driving distance of Monaco - Nice etc. The Villa is comfortable, clean and homely with great views of distant mountains. It takes a while to drive along the small roads from the motorway but the drive is well worth it. There is plenty of parking available in front or to the rear of the villa.

The owner is friendly, helpful and does not want a deposit like the French seem to.

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Nice at 75 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Baiardo at 800 Metres Nearest Ferry : Nice at 75 Kilometres Nearest Golf : San Remo at 25 Kilometres Nearest Train : San Remo at 25 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : at 20 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Baiardo at 800 Metres Nearest Ski : Limone Piemonte at 85 Kilometres Nearest Beach : San Remo at 25 Kilometres Car: necessary

Baiardo is a spectacular medieval village which affords beautiful 360 degree views of the surrounding mountains and coastline. The village is steeped in history and atmosphere and affords holidaymakers a friendly and traditional welcome. In the summer Baiardo is renowned for its festivals and cultural events. Amenities in the village include 4 restaurants, 1 grocery shop, butcher and 2 bars/cafes,a post office,a catholic church and a children's playground. In the immediate vicinity of the village are several walking and mountain bike trails and also great cycling. The surrounding area is a haven for walkers and cyclists alike, There is also a recently built cycle path along the coast from San Remo to Imperia which follows the old railway and offers superb sea views and is very child friendly. For nature lovers the local flora and fauna and wildlife are a delight.There are also numerous mountain villages in the vicinity such as Apricale and Triora which exude history and atmosphere.

The coast is accessible within a 30 minutes drive where all the delights of the Italian Riviera can be sampled including numerous sandy beaches and lively chic resorts such as San Remo. Further afield are the resorts of Monaco(1 hour) and Nice (1 hr 20mins) and the beautiful Cote d'Azur which make for perfect day trips.

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Rental rates

Additional pricing information

Final cleaning £70

SPECIAL OFFER: BOOKINGS BETWEEN 02.07.16 AND 22.07.16 REDUCED TO £420 PER WEEK INCLUDING ALL BILLS AND FINAL CLEANING

Rental rates:

The rent can also be paid in euro.
Rental rates include all bed linen,gas,electricity and a supply of logs for the open fire and wood burner.
For larger groups of more than four adults there is a weekly supplement of £50

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Facilities

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Historic

General

  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

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

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library ...

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village

Attractions

  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 120 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, This bedroom has single bunkbeds and leads onto the terrace
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Child Bed, 1 Cot

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

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