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Renovated Farmhouse With Private Pool, Set In Large Grounds Bounded by Stream



Updated: 09-Dec-2016
Farmhouse in Sassello, Savona, Liguria, Italy - Set Amidst the Protected Landscape Of The Beigua Mountain Park

Beautifully restored farmhouse set in the small hamlet of Badani, located within the breath-taking mountain landscape of Liguria. The house has a distinct Italian character with all necessary comforts for a relaxing holiday. It is minutes from footpaths into the Beigua National Park, popular for walking, mountain biking and road biking. Within a beautiful rural setting, it is also minutes away from the village of Sassello. This village was the first winner of the Italian seal of tourism and environmental quality, and has numerous and excellent restaurants, bars and shops.

The house is one hour from Genoa airport, and half an hour from the beach at Varrazze on the famous Riviera coastline. The beautiful spa town of Acqui Termi is some 25 minutes north, reached through the spectacular mountain scenery of Piemonte. Some of Italy's finest wines hale from the rich slopes of this area. Wine tasting in the cool cellars of the many family-run vineries in the area offers a relaxing escape from the summer sun.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are a family of five, including three teenage children. We’ve travelled a lot, but have found in recent years the pleasures in really getting to know a place. Our kids are quite active, so road biking and mountain biking are great for all of us, and the walking is spectacular. We enjoy the wildlife of the area and the general rural life on offer. Food is important to us, and the local fare is rich and varied: pesto, funghi (mushrooms) and amaretti are the more famous local favourites, but there is much on offer. The vineyards of Piedmont 40 minutes to the north offer great drinking. We have only a small garden in the UK, so we love the outdoor space, and the river at the bottom of the garden in particular.

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Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a splendid week here. From our first meeting with Tomaso and family, they felt like friends. The house is immensely comfortable from the children's lights to the superb loft room. The river is simply spectacular - much easier to access than anticipated - and provided an entire day's enjoyment and adventure. We really enjoyed getting to know the local shops, provisions and wines, and have become the delightful owners of Sassello hand crafted shoes. All our expectations were exceeded. Thank you for welcoming us and sharing your lovely home with us. Thank you for the wonderful memories.
Jul 2016
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5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


private location lovely poo

  • 5 of 5

Lovely villa enjoyed our stay. Swimming pool well used. All rooms specious with comfortable beds.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely house in really nice setting well furnished

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed the holiday the house was lovely we eat outside all the time

Pool excellent

Didn't want to go home

Probably go back next year

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Family Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Where do I start? A well equipped converted farmhouse in an idyllic rural mountain setting, but only 30 minutes drive to the Med. This provided spacious accommodation for our group of 7 (4 adults, 3 children) topped off with a superb family room in the converted loft, great for chilling out after a long day. Then there are the grounds, a typical Italian shaded outdoor eating and sitting area, so relaxing that all our meals were taken in this area. Just a short distance away our own superb swimming pool where we all spent many enjoyable hours in the water and enjoying the sunshine. If this was not enough at the bottom of the meadow a path leads down to a river with a waterfall. An area for adventure the children could not have hoped for in their wildest dreams. There are no adjacent occupied properties, so you have this paradise all to yourselves.

The local village shop, although small, has a great selection of local cheeses, meats and wines as well as most essentials. Sassello, a short drive away, a lovely Italian mountain town has plenty of places to eat and shop to fulfil any other needs.

To make the holiday complete there was Tommaso and his family who met us and introduced us to the property. They were a fount of local knowledge and were always on hand if needed.

I do hope we can create an opportunity to return in the future

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely peaceful country house

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay at the house in Sassello. The house is situated just outside the lovely town of Sassello, a quiet and relaxing low-key (and very pretty) town with enough shops/bars/restaurants to keep you happy for a week or two. The house is very well appointed, with a fab kitchen containing everything you need. Beds are comfy. And everything was spotlessly clean. The upstairs kids play area/lounge with TV and log fire is really useful and relaxing. There's also great oudoor areas, with a patio and tables outside for alfresco meals, a fab heated pool, shaded areas and sunbathing areas around the pool. Then there's also the "wilder" meadow leading down to a river with waterfall and natural swimming pools.

Dawn the ownder communicated well throughout and whilst in Italy the house manager was as welcoming and helpful as you can get! Being shown around the town by a local was brilliant. Nothing semed too much trouble.

Would recommend to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you had such a wonderful time and enjoyed Sassello, the Badanii Farmhouse and the hospitality of the local community, especially Tommaso, our house mananger who in his true fashion, made you feel so very welcome. Thanks for visiting, Dawn
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Wonderful, Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

I spent a wonderful, relaxing and very enjoyable week in this splendid property with my 2 children. It lived up to all expectations. Every possible little homely touch was in place and additionally, the stunning grounds, complete with pool, as the Easy walk into Sassello itself to sample the delicious local food, made our short stay a very happy and memorable one!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you had a wonderful holiday and enjoyed the house, pool and garden as well as nearby Sassello with its wonderful shops and restaurants.
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From the Owner

After several years of visiting the area, we bought Badani Farmhouse in 2014. At the heart of Beguia National Park, Sassello’s hills and forests offer stunning walks and cycle routes. But equally, the relaxed Ligurian way of life encourages us to totally switch off when we want. Sassello village, 5 minutes from the house, provides all the facilities we need. And the people are so welcoming. The house is more than we need for our family, with large grounds and, best of all, the river at the bottom. Wildlife abounds, with deer and boar frequent visitors to the meadows that surround. This area is away from the more familiar English haunts of Tuscany and Lombardy, but equally is easy to get to, with Genoa only an hour away and beaches just half an hour.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Genoa at 65 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Genoa at 65 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Varazze at 23 Kilometres Car: necessary


Varraze Beach is 30 minutes away. It is a resort with both sand and pebble beaches, and (typically for Italy) a mixture of private and public use. There are loads of activities along the front. This is the famous Italian Riviera, which extends east to beautiful towns such as Porto Fino, and the incredible rocky coastline of the Cinque Terra, beloved of Keats and Shelley; and to the west up to the French border and Monte Carlo beyond.


You can travel by air or by car. Cristophe Colombus airport at Genoa is an hour's drive from the house. You will need a car if you want to explore the area, and car hire from the airport is straight forwards. But equally, once at the house, you may want to stay put. And Sassello is only 10 minutes walk away and has much to enjoy. We also often drive from the UK to Sassello, which is a fairly leisurely two day trip, with a stopover in France.


Nearest shop is 5 minutes walk in Badani. Nearest big village is Sassello, which is 5 minutes drive. Numerous local villages in the area. Nearest big town is Acqui Termi, 30 minutes north, or Albisola on the coast, which is 30 minutes south. Genoa is 1 hour's drive away.

Further Details:

Italian lessons can be arranged at the premises on request - beginners to advanced

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
1 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £251

Booking & Payment Notes:

Please Note: The owner of this property accepts payment in the original currency specified (Euro), before use of conversion tool. The conversion tool is provided for your convenience only. The owner may accept other currencies if specifically agreed in advance.

Payment via HomeAway secured booking system

A security deposit of € 300 is fully refundable subject to damage and breakage only

Wood is provided during the coolers periods and this is included in the price, and the heating is set on a timer and metered and in the out of season period will be charged separately. Additional wood can be purchased separately.

There is not unlimited internet access because it is a satellite system however more capacity can be bought for an additional charge and this can be arranged quickly.

Please contact the owner directly for details and availability for booking during the Off-Season period. The house can be rented during the winter months but there is a surcharge on heating, please contact owner for details

Changeover Day: Saturday

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

The house is large and well equipped and so offers all we need during our stay. Equally, there is everything we need within the immediate area by way of shops, bars and restaurants, great walking and cycling. Nearby towns satisfy more exacting demands (spas, swimming pools, vineries). And it is easy for people to visit us from the UK as Genoa is so close. Genoa, of course has all the facilities of a big city, as well as Europe’s finest aquarium.

Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...


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


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


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village


  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet, Hand held shower with low wall mount
  • Upstairs bathroom with bath/shower over, toilet, bidet, large basin and additional 'anti-bagni' with basin upstairs. Downstairs bathroom with separate shower, large basin, toilet & bidet.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Romantic master-bedroom with king-sized bed and wood-burner & stunning views. Stylish Bedroom No 2 with twin beds (can double up) and Bedroom 3 with 2 sets of bunks. All with Italian tiled floors and great views. Also 1 high quality foldaway bed for the odd unexpected guest, plus a proper cot for babies.


  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...


  • Self-catering


  • Outside: With nearly 2 acres of garden, the garden project with private heated pool was completed in the Summer 2015. There is a newly build patio with shaded eating area (large table to seat up to 12) and pergola. Plants provide shade and interest and comfortable furniture will promise a relaxing and inviting place to settle. The wall and steps to the pool, designed to reflect the rural setting and using local stones, has in-built lights providing outside lighting and interest. Utility Room: Cloakroom/boot room includes hanging space for coats and storage for shoes etc. Ground floor cellar includes washing machine, iron, ironing board Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are provided. The property will be cleaned before your arrival and cleaning can be arranged during your stay if you require. Other: Central staircase with 'floating' tiled landings is a key feature of the house.

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