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The house itself is very comfortable, but the outside is amazing: wonderful views down the extensive garden with its olive and fig trees, mountain views to either side and to the sea down below.
It is in a perfect position to enjoy the area, situated on the edge of the Monte Beigua national park and with the seaside town of Varazze just a 20 minute drive away. Our favourite day was a walk from the Pratorotundo car park to the summit of Monte Rama; it wasn't a difficult walk, but the scenery along the way was breathtakingly beautiful.
The owners, Marcel and Fabiola, were very welcoming and always helpful in answer to any questions we had. Our dog was also made very welcome and got on very well with their dog, Rocky, when he was there at the weekends.
We would wholeheartedly recommend staying here - it was flawless. It is our fourth year of renting holiday homes in Italy and while the others were lovely too, this one was far and away the best.
The farmhouse was beautifully converted to make a comfortable villa for 8 people. We especially liked the sitting room in the attic. But the grounds were superb with a pool, shady outdoor seating areas and best of all a wonderful, waterfall and natural swimming pool in the river at the bottom of the garden. The weather was brilliant and we hardly left the villa all week except to go to the lovely local town (Sassello for bread, fruit and veg in the little shops and pizza in the evening.)
The seaside at Savona was only 30 mins drive away but it was very hot on the day we went. However we did take the opportunity to do a big shop as this was the nearest large supermarket.
We would definitely recommend this holiday - I had no idea that this part of the Italian coast was so beautiful, the sea and the hills were breath-taking. When I saw the waterfall in the garden in the photos for the villa I was very excited but it totally exceeded our expectations!