4/6 sleeps Aparts,self catering-pool-BBQ-parking.Between Nice and 5 Terre
Surrounded by ancient olive groves the Agriturismo “ I Re Fenean” can be found on the sunny and picturesque hillside of Garlenda in the ancient hamlet of Praglione. The recently renovated building dates back to the XIX century offers 4 different choices of accommodation to its guests, all varying in size, tastefully decorated and with artistic touches added by the artist Manol Bozuffi. The Property is surrounded by the greens of the Garlenda Golf located in the valley of Lerrone river, one of the most picturesque valleys in the inland of Liguria.Wild mountains and alpine walks on Maritime Alps, untouched villages are outside your door. The area offers many kind of outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling and rock climbing. The sandy beaches, and night life of lively town of Alassio is only 4,5 miles far. There are several excellent restaurants within a short walk or drive. An excellent base to explore both the French and Italian Riviera's. Close to Monaco (1h), Nice(1h), Portofino.
I Re Fenean is a family run, lovingly restored ancient Italian farmhouse dwelling dating back to the fourteenth century which now houses six uniquely styled Agriturismo self catering apartments with modern and comfortable facilities as well as a private swimming pool. Our holiday rentals are situated amongst the olive groves and vineyards in the picturesque Apennine mountain terrain of Garlenda, in the ‘Riviera Dei Fiori’ province of Savona, Liguria, within a few miles of the famous Italian Riviera coastline and its popular beach resorts. Our charming apartments with panoramic scenic views, which can cater for two up to six guests each, have been stylized with care by mixing contemporary amenities with antique furnishings finished with personal artistic touches by Italian artist Manol Bozuffi.
Situated in the lush Ligurian countryside, in the ancient hamlet of Praglione adjacent to Garlenda Golf Club and the village of Garlenda, nestled between the sea and the hills in close proximity to the sandy beaches of the Italian Riviera ports of Alassio, Imperia & Sanremo and the medieval and Roman towns of Albenga and Villanova. The cities of San Remo, Ventimiglia and Nice, as well as the port of Genoa, are all within an hour’s drive with Milan’s ultra chic mode and designer fashions a two journey away, whilst the famous attractions of Portofino, Rapallo, Santa Margherita Ligure and Cinque Terre (Five Lands) are within a 90 minute drive.
Only 1 hour car drive there are 2 Internationl Airport :C. Colombo-Genoa-Italy ( Ryanair) and Cote D'Azur-Nice-France ( easyJet + Air Lingus) for low cost fly.
I Re Fenean is the perfect base for a multitude of outdoor tourist activities which includes golfing, sailing, horse riding, cycling and mountain biking, walking and trekking as well as a plethora of water sports which include yacht sailing, surfing, diving, horse racing etc etc.. (TBC). Avid shopaholics have a wealth of markets and designer city shopping to choose from on their doorstep here whist Italian art, history and culture enthusiasts will not be left disappointed.
Less active guests can enjoy the open peaceful and unspoilt scenic mountain and coastal landscapes, quaint traditional villas, and the friendly, welcoming people that this region is renowned for and immerse themselves in an atmosphere of complete tranquility.
Tuition and short courses in distemper, water colouring, oil and fabric painting are available with artist Manol Bozuffi.
Private language tuition and lessons & Italian Food and Cooking Courses can also be arranged on request.
Bike:After the Second World War champions like Fausto Coppi, Felice Gimondi, Vittorio Adorni and many others decided to take advantage of the mild climate, beautiful scenery and wonderful hospitality of the Riviera Ligure delle Palme and do their training here before the start of the racing season.
Following in the tracks of the professional cyclists, amateurs can also find an ideal setting for long rides on our roads, surrounded by the colors of the sea and the scents of the lush vegetation of the interior.
One annual event that definitely should not be missed is the Trofeo Laigueglia, which opens the international professional racing season.
Free Climbing:And it is no accident that the Riviera Ligure delle Palme, with its splendid scenery, should have become a major center for this emerging sport. The walls of white and porous limestone rising sheer above the sea, testifying to millions of years of geological history, draw climbers of international standing as well as complete neophytes: an influx of between a hundred and two hundred thousand people a year, distributed right along the coast and at all times of year, thanks to the numerous routes (around 2000) at different levels of difficulty.
All that it takes is a minimum of equipment – light shoes and short pants – along with a bit of experience gained on the simplest climbs and a taste for adventure in order to be able to enjoy fabulous views over a multicolored sea.
Riding:The hinterland of the Riviera Ligure delle Palme seems almost to have been made for those who love to go on excursions by horse, with its well-equipped trails covering the whole province.
The many riding centers dotted around the territory permit anyone to spend a pleasant day riding up from the coastal plains to the shady beech forests of the interior. Garlenda also offers the chance to attend genuine horse races at the racecourse in Villanova d’Albenga and to try your hand at show jumping at one of several centers of equitation.
Details for holiday farmhouse 6 Kings Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 1 Bathroom
6 Kings Apartment: for 4/6 persons; 65 sq m, situated on ground floor, large panoramic pergola, spacious double bedroom, bright bedroom with double bed, large living room with cooking area and comfortable sofa bed (double). Bathroom with shower.
All apartments are equipped with dishwasher, microwave, safe, colour Satellite TV, VCR/DVD, Air Conditioning, FREE Internet access possibility. L’agriturismo “I re Fenean” is an ideal place for a really relaxing holiday.
This house is perfect for those who love the sea as well as the peace and quiet of the countryside; just restored, has a large garden and is plenty of all the comforts such as swimming pool, bowling green and equipped barbecue area where is wonderful to dine.
The Agriturismo I Re Fenean is only 1 hour car drive from the Airport of: Nice/ France =(Easyjet & Air Lingus) & Genoa/ Italy=( Ryanair) low cost fly.
Top Traveller Review
A wonderful place
About the Owner
‘I Re Fenean’ is a quiet relaxing retreat privately owned and run by Laura and Giampiero and it is our pride and joy. We are both from area of Albenga and we have taken great care with a lot of attention to detail to restore this, our little ‘rustico’ nestled in the Ligurian countryside. We have trawled many an antique market in our area to unearth hidden furniture and fixture treasures, which we have then duly cleaned, fixed, restored and polished before placing them in each of our apartments so that each place has its own individual ambience and touch. We would describe our style is easy-going, and a little quirky with a nod towards the creative – all helped by our friend the artist Manol. Our love for the land results in the odd handful of fresh vegetables, herbs or olives for guests as our tillage garden and olive grove produces each year.
5 based on 17 holidaymaker reviews
A wonderful place
Perfect set up for families. The apartment was light and airy, simply furnished and fully functional. A small kitchen but had everything a family would need, just lacked an oven. Excellent cleanliness and the air conditioning worked well and was a welcome relief from the heat. The pool was amazing and the shared areas we re lovely, the garden was well maintained and plenty of space for the children to play. Laura and Giampiero were excellent hosts, nothing was to much trouble. They hosted an evening with outstanding home cooked food and wine for all the guests to mix and get to know each other. The shared laundry facilities were really useful for us with small children. All round a fantastic holiday, would highly recommend. One thing the site is on a slope so there were quite a lot of steps, but don't let that put you off.
Wir haben eine wunderschöne Woche bei Euch verbracht. Selten trifft man auf eine Unterkunft in der so vieles stimmt. Wir wurden freundlich empfangen, mit frisch gepflückten Tomaten im Körbchen und waren nach 12 Stunden Autofahrt einfach nur glücklich in die herrlichen Betten zu schlüpfen. Die Wohnung ist liebevoll und mit viel Geschmack eingerichtet und das Schönste: alles funktioniert und ist in einwandfreiem Zustand. Die Lage ist unbeschreiblich schön, mit Hängematten im Garten, viel Platz zum Seele baumeln lassen und einem großen Pool zum Abkühlen vom Nichtstun. Wir und eine befreundete Familie haben nichts gefunden, was uns nicht gefallen hätte, außer das eine Woche zu kurz war. Gerne kommen wir wieder. Vielen, vielen Dank, dass Ihr Eurer wunderschönes Anwesen für Gäste zugänglich gemacht habt.
Wunderbare Tage - gerne wieder
Wir haben hier im "6 Kings"-App. eine Woche mit 5 1/2 jährigen Zwillingen verbracht vom 17.6. bis 24.6.2011. Die Unterkunft und v.a. auch die Pergola ist großartig, der Blick über die Hügel entspannend. Der Duft nach Kräutern und das Zirpen der Grillen vervollständigen das Flair. Auf der Anlage mit seinem kleinen Pool lässt sich die Zeit selbst mit wilden Jungs wunderbar vertrödeln. Laura und ihr Mann sind sehr nett, unaufdringlich zuvorkommend und sehr hilfbereit. Bei Bedarf geben sie Insider-Tipps für Ausflüge und Restaurants - und helfen auch sonst.
Trotzdem ist ein Auto empfehlenswert. Das Meer mit netten Stränden ist mit dem Wagen nicht weit, in den nahegelegenden Ortschaften gibt es einfache und auch bessere Lokale, auch manche fußläufig über einen Feldweg erreichbar. Einfach alles prima für eine angenehme Zeit. Leider hatte ich eine Knöchelverletzung, aber ich glaube, es lässt sich hier auch toll wandern.
Wir möchten uns auf diesem Wege nochmals ganz herzlich bei Laura und Giampiero für wunderschöne und erholsame Flitterwochen bedanken.
Nicht nur an das gepflegte Anwesen mit den vielen Olivenbäumen und an das liebevoll eingerichtete Appartment, sondern vor allem auch an die Gastfreundlichkeit der beiden werden wir uns noch lange erinnern. Ihre vielen guten Tipps ermöglichten uns, viele Eindrücke aus der Region mitzunehmen und somit auch das Land, seine kulinarischen Spezialitäten und die Menschen dort näher kennenzulernen.
I re fenan ist der ideale Ort für alle, die Erholung und Ruhe suchen. Die Zeit scheint hier still zu stehen.
Wir hoffen auf ein baldiges Wiedersehen!
A Real Italian Beauty on the Riviera
We were looking for a family friendly property in Alassio. Instead we took a chance on I Re Fenian in Garlenda just 6km away and boy did we get lucky.Tucked away on a hill with gorgeous views to rival Tuscany,Laura and Giampiero have a gem that ticks all the boxes of a quality,relaxing holiday.Away from the bustle where you get the real Italian experience,assisted ably by Lauras friendly and enthusiastic guides to places of interest its ideal for couples or (as in our case) families.The pool is a deal breaker for us and our kids just loved the (air conditioned )spacious clean apartment .It has all you need and is a tastefully restored farmhouse fitted with all mod cons.We loved the rural location,just five minutes outside Alassio and its shops,restaurants and beach.Friends have already tried to book this year at short notice with no joy so book early.we did and will again.
Geniessen leicht gemacht
Das Geniessen wurde uns auf i re fenean (Könige des Nichts-Tuns) leicht gemacht! Zu Beginn wurden wir von Laura und Giampiero herzlich willkommen geheissen und durften während den beiden Ferienwochen ihre diskrete aber unvergleichlich herzliche Gastfreundschaft geniessen - das bleibt einzigartig! Die Gegend ist wunderbar... das Auge schweift auf die umliegenden Olivenhaine und wir kommen zur Ruhe. Die grosszügige Terrasse lädt zum Entspannen, Lesen, Spielen und Essen ein. Die Wohnung wurde mit Stil und Liebe eingerichtet! Der Kühlschrank war genügend gross und im Gefrierfach hat mehr als eine Packung Eis Platz! Der Pool war für unsere Kinder und uns der Hit: Er ist genügend gross, um herumzutollen, Ballspiele zu spielen oder ein paar Längen zu schwimmen. Wer Lust auf einen italienischen Markt hat oder einen Tag am Meer verbringen möchte, fährt mit dem Auto 5-10 Minuten bis zum nächsten Städtchen. Die Altstadt von Albenga ist wunderschön, während der Sandstrand von Alassio und Laiguelia ein Erlebnis sind! Genua liegt ca. eine Stunde entfernt und ist absolut sehenswert. Daneben gibt es noch vieles zu entdecken...für Tipps was wo zu sehen oder zu finden ist, helfen Laura und Giampiero immer gerne weiter. Toll war übrigens auch, dass wir die Waschmaschine benutzen durften, was bei zwei Wochen Ferien eine Super-Dienstleistung ist. Wir kommen wieder und freuen uns bereits jetzt darauf!!!
Pina, Nora, Urs, Corinne
From the Owner
“As we are both natives of the Alassio and Albenga region, we are very familiar with the area along with the memorable experiences and enjoyment it can offer to tourists. We are very happy to oblige guests with our local know-how and impart to them the area’s best kept secrets to ensure that their stay with us will bestow each with fond memories for long after their return home.”
Activity and Interests
There are several excellent restaurants within a short walk or drive. Garlenda and Villanova village, only five minutes away, has nice restaurant and pizzerias,butchers, groceries, and banks, as well as cafes. Five miles away is a big Co-op. Only 10 min to beaches of Albenga and Alassio. Long coastline of towns to visit including Portofino 1 hour 30 min. Following the Wine and Oil trail, will lead you to discover little villages full of charm and rich in local products. For sportsman, the Golf Club the Tennis Courts, hiking, horse-riding and horse-racing, parachuting and gliding lessons in the Aero Club are but some of the activities on offer. A few minutes drive takes you to a whole range of water sports. The traditional “ FIAT 500 Meeting” every year on July calls to Garlenda fans of the famous “ great little car”.The Agriturismo I Re Fenean is only 1 hour car drive from the Airport of: Nice/ France =(Easyjet & Air Lingus) & Genoa/ Italy=( Ryanair) low cost fly.
Other Activities: Climbing
Golf: Our Agriturismo ' I RE Fenean' is surrounded by the greens of the Garlenda Golf Club, located in the valley of Lerrone river, one of the most picturesque valleys in the inland of Liguria, and it is surrounded by ancient olive yards and pinewoods. The 18 holes golf course, which was opened in 1965, has been designed by architects Morrison and Herris, who wonderfully blended it in the local landscape without altering the environmental characteristics. The course covers 6085 mt., it is Par 72 and, from the Championship's Tee, it gives the most skillfull players a hard test and offers a pleasant challenge from the players from the normal tees. Splendid climate give the possibility of playing all year long, giving real pleasure to your game. It is open all the year round
Additional pricing information
Price includes: lighting, water, gas, heating, parking, swimming pool, bed linen, internet access.
Security deposit: € 150,00 deposit cash on arrival.It will be returned at check out, less the cost of any breakages or damages .Weekly price from Saturday 16.00 to Saturday 10.00
FOR DIFFERENT STAYS PLEASE CONTACT US.
Payment of the 40% of the amount is due immediately to secure a reservation. Balance cash on arrival. We do not make use of Credit Cards
In case of cancellation the down payment( less € 50,00) will be refunded only if notification is received by fax or e-mail 60 days prior the start of the holiday, after this time you will lose your deposit. - No refund for early departure
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“The I Re Fenean apartments are conveniently located for those who want to immerse themselves in the viniculture (vineyards and olives) of Liguria or for those who enjoy outdoor pursuits such as mountain biking, cycling, sailing, walking, mountain climbing and trekking. The hustle and bustle of the Riverian coastal towns is only ten minutes away as are many popular beach resorts and historical old towns. Our swimming pool enables guests to relax and enjoy themselves whilst overlooking a picturesque valley strewn with olive groves and winding walks. Each apartment has its own style of décor and a little terrace, which we find guests like to use to enjoy an evening dinner or aperitif ‘al fresco’ listening to the sounds of the countryside and Ligurian nature at its best.”
- Farm Holidays
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Air Conditioning
- Broadband Access
- ISDN Access
- Linens Provided
- Sofa Bed
- Towels Provided
- Wireless Internet
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Player
Pool / Spa
- Outdoor Pool
- Private Pool
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- near the sea
- botanical garden
- theme parks
- water parks
- winery tours
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
- whale watching
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- laundrette - serviced
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- equestrian events
- fly fishing
- freshwater fishing
- golf pass optional
- jet skiing
- mountain biking
- mountain climbing
- pier fishing
- roller blading
- bay fishing
- water skiing
- water tubing
- 65 m²
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
- living room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
- Bicycles ...
- 4 bicycles
- 6 garden chairs
- 6 deck chairs