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

Overview

Property

Updated: 15-Nov-2016
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.

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

Top Traveller Review

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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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2 Reviews

3
based on 2 holidaymaker reviews

1

not as advertised

  • 1 of 5

we arrived at 3.pm 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: Nov 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

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: Sep 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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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Location

Activity and Interests

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.

Coast/Beach:

The beach at Ravenna is within a 1 hour drive.

Travel:

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).

Distances:

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.

Availability

Rental rates

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7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 

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:
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Facilities

Property Type

  • villa

General

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair

Entertainment

  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village

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.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • 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

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Notes:

  • 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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