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Private Villa With Swimming Pool And Stunning Views. Perfect For Families

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Dozza, Bologna, Emilia Romagna, Italy - Quiet And Peaceful With Easy Access To Florence, Bologna And Ravenna

Beautiful barn conversion in the secluded hills bordering Tuscany and Emilia Romanga with easy access to the beautiful surrounding country side and villages, as well as Bologna, Florence, Imola and Ravenna. The house has a large open plan downstairs area with a fully fitted modern kitchen. There are two large double bedrooms upstairs, the huge master bedroom has a integrated sitting area and incredible views of the valley below. There is also a large communal children's dormitory area with 2 double bunk beds and 2 further beds. There are cots and folding beds available as well as a self contained, stationary caravan at the other side of the grounds (available on request). We have a swimming pool for use during the summer months and several acres of grounds to play in. This property is well kitted out for and perfect for families of any age. This is the very heart of Italy and the atmosphere and area are very Italian with particular emphasis on local wine and cuisine and particularly relaxed in nature. The views from the house are spectacular and it is surrounded by fields full of grape vines, peach trees and apricots. The Villa is only 2 miles from the historical art village of Dozza where there is a fabulous bakery and well stocked shop as well as a castle housing the wine cellar of the province with examples of wines from all over Emilia Romanga and several restaurants. 2 water parks are within 30 minutes easy driving and the beaches of Marina Ravenna, Riccone and Rimini on the Adriatic coast are about a 1 hour drive. It is easily accessible and only 30 minutes drive from Bologna airport.

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anne-marie garner
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
13 June, 2018

About anne-marie garner

We are a large family with a wide range of ages between us. In a past life, this property was our home and we have many happy memories of days spent here. These are memories we would love for you to experience too!

anne-marie garner purchased this villa in 1996

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Beautiful Barn conversion in a truly fabulous location - We stayed here as a family if 5 during our October break . The barn conversion is tastefully done , with a great big sitting area and modern kitchen .The master bedroom has amazing views , a very comfy bed , and great shower. We went for lots of lovely walks , and the kids loved playing in the garden. We're definitely going back next year."
Mar 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Dozza in Metropolitan City of Bologna

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • All bathrooms are modern and recently fitted out. There is 1 family bathroom with large shower. 1 en suite bathroom with shower and bath and 1 bathroom down stairs with a shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 3 - 4 Child Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , This room is open plan and does not much privacy
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Huge master bedroom. This has an incredible view of the surrounding hills and 4 sets of French doors opening onto Juliet balconies in each one. 1 other large double bedroom with hill view. Large children's bedroom with 2 sets of bunk beds and 2 singles
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Outside: The villa is surrounded by lovely gardens and a large extended garden containing the private swimming pool in the summer months and plenty of room for children play. There is a large terrace with a dining table, loungers and umbrella for shade when eating. A large brick barbecue is beside the garage half way between the terrace and the pool. The garden is next to fields of grapevines, peach and apricot trees and walking round the surrounding hills is a joy. Utility Room: Washing machine, sink, toilet and bidet, shower. The hot water/ central heating boiler is also situated here. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen provided and cleaned. Weekly maid service. House keeper available next door. Other: Master bedroom, also has a sitting area to enjoy the surrounding views.


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Private Villa With Swimming Pool And Stunning Views. Perfect For Families
average rating of 3.75 based on 5 reviews

Peaceful and large property which is well run by the owner

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If you like rural Italy this is a good choice. The property as large and has all the facilities you would expect with the added bonus of a helpful neighbour to meet and greet and deal with the pool. The owner provides lots of information and is very responsive. The views are spectacular and Dozza is a short drive away and is well worth a visit. Off road parking is fine. There are lots of books to choose from and a few toys and games. It comfortably sleeps 4 adults and 4 children. Overall I would recommend this property to those seeking a simple and quiet retreat away from it all.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely, peaceful getaway. Second stay here and enjoy the house, pool and garden.

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful property. Lots of space and everything you need. Really good find!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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not as advertised

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we arrived at on Saturday as agreed with the owner and had to wait around for 10 minutes before the keyholder turned up who then informed us he had not been told anyone was staying for t coming week so we had to hang around for another hour while the property was made ready for our stay.Then on entering we found that the 3 bedroom property we had booked in fact only had 2 bedrooms,the so called 3rd bedroom was just just a large open space at the top of the stairs which affords no privacy to anyone sleeping there.This was a complete shock to us as it meant our friend,a single lady in her sixties would be expected to sleep in the bed that had been made up for her there.We tried to contact the owner to complain but were unable to get any reception on our phones and as it was now 4.30 we felt we had no choice but to make the best of it but we were all very upset about the situation we had been put in especially as the owner knew the make up of our party when we made the booking and must have known we would be expecting 3 bedrooms.On our return I contacted the owner but despite several conversations she has refused to take any responsibility for wrongly advertising the property as having 3 bedrooms and felt the fault lay with us for not contacting her when we first arrived.To summarise if anyone is thinking of booking this property you should be aware it only has 2 bedrooms and also no television which is also listed in the description and if you have any problems do not expect a sympathetic response from the .owner and definitely not the offer of a refund which we feel we were definitely entitled to in view of what happened.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect family location

  • 5 of 5

The property is in a great location in the hills, just half an hour from Bologna. It feels remote and quiet when you're there, but has great shops, restaurants and other amenities within 15 minutes drive.

The property is fresh and clean with loads of space for family's to live in. We travelled with 2 families which was 4 adults and 4 kids (all 6 and under). The kids loved it and the pool was a massive hit!

The nearest water park is amazing (Acquapark della Salute Più, about 30 minutes away) and it's easy to get a train from Imola (the nearest big town) to Bologna for a day trip.

You'll definitely need to a hire car - we used Locauto, who has a desk in Bologna airport terminal and they were good.

We highly recommend this property and will be looking to go again soon!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive review - we're so glad that you enjoyed your holiday. We'd love you to come again and are very happy to offer a discount on next year's prices to repeat visitors! Anne-Marie and Nick Garner
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Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

There are painting, wine and cookery classes available locally in Dozza.

The area is much used by cyclists.

Horse riding is available within 1 mile.


The beach at Ravenna is within a 1 hour drive.


The property is within a 30 minute drive of Bologna airport and within 1 hour of Fiorli and Parma. It is recommended to hire a car although there is also a good train service to Florence, Rome and Bologna from Imola (10 minutes drive away).


Dozza - 2 miles (beautiful hilltop village with a history of painting)

Imola - 8 miles (a great place to stay if you are here to see the San Marino Grand Prix)

Bologna - 20 miles

Ravenna - 50 miles

Florence - 70 miles

Venice - 70 miles

Rome - 4 hours by train

Further Details:

All amenities of convenience are available within 5 minute drive. There are supermarkets, local shops selling local produce. Cafes with WiFi. Lovely local restaurants with local food. Full details of these are available from within the villa when you arrive.

There is tennis and golf available locally and cycling and walking in the hills are local past times.

There are 2 waterparks within a 30 minute drive which make a great day out.

This is a wonderful base if you are going to the San Marino Grand Prix in Imola.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Dozza, Emilia Romagna

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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We are flexible about booking days and days for arrival and departure. We do not increase our rates in the school holidays as we feel this is unfair on families.

A deposit of 20% is required to secure a booking.

Changeover Day:

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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