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A Luxury large Ancient Rustic House with Infinity Pool, Sea Views

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps up to 9

A large rustic village house, dating from the 17th Century, renovated to the highest standard, with luxurious facilities and large private infinity swimming pool. The property boasts fantastic panoramic views over green olive valleys down to the sea.

Facilities include fast (30mb) WiFi broadband internet access, 2 Apple iMac computers, HD Satellite UK and European channels, home cinema system with Apple TV film library and film rental, washing machine, dish washer, alfresco dining area, full gamesroom with full size American Pool table, large screen HD Satellite TV, Wii games console, and classic pub video game table with Jukebox faciliy. A Private garage is available for guest use, luxury sunbeds, roof terrace with amazing views, and a full landscaped terraced garden.

The garden has a child safe gated lower terrace with Playground including playhouse, slide and climbing wall. A high chair, cot and stair gates provided.

NEW: All bedrooms have independent HD Satellite UK and European TV.

Four luxury bedrooms, 2 doubles and 2 twins sleeping up to 8 adults. 3 bathrooms including Jacuzzi plus poolside toilet/changing room & shower. There is an additional bed available on request for the larger twin room, ideal for children sharing the room. *** New *** All bedrooms have their own HD Satellite TV allowing independent viewing of UK and European television in each guest room.

The ancient village of Dolcedo is within walking distance with restaurants, shops, bank, chemist etc. The beach is 10 mins drive from Dolcedo, as is the town of Imperia and a large supermarket.

Airports: Nice is technically the nearest airport - just over an hours drive. Genoa (Genova) airport is also very close - 1.5 hours drive. Turin airport is also within easy reach at approximately 2.5 hours drive.

The swimming pool is a salt water pool (only a tenth as salty as the sea!) which generates its own chlorine as needed, hence having a much lower chlorine level than normal pools. On reacting with bacteria the chlorine turns back to salt. The pool is therefore ecologically friendly, and is far better in smell, taste and on the eyes than a normal chlorine pool. The pool is large (4.5m by 11.5m) - 1m deep in the shallow end and 1.8m in the deep end. A diving board enhances the pool. The pool is located on the top terrace to benefit from the panoramic views. Luxury sunbeds and and bar tables are also provided, and there is a toilet/changing room and outside shower, plus shade offered by olive trees.

The mid terrace is landscaped with fruit trees etc.

An alfresco dining area in shade of olive trees and BBQ area are located on the child friendly lower terrace (fenced/gates on exits) with Children's Playground and access to house.

Games Room and Comfortable Lounge: A luxury games room including a high quality full size American Pool table, Electronic Darts, 2 player cocktail style arcade game featuring around 100 favorite games including Space Invaders, Galaxians, Pacman etc. and a Jukebox facility, plus a Nintendo Wii games console with many games. In addition, there is comfortable seating, large screen HD satellite TV (European and UK), plus beer/wine fridge.

The light and airy main lounge includes large high definition (fullHD) screen, UK (FreeSat including BBC 1 HD, BBC 2 HD,BBC News HD, ITV HD and channel 4 HD services) and European satellite (Hotbird and Astra 2) with the possibility to record programmes for later viewing, home cinema system Apple TV system with a film and music library and the possibility to rent the latest films. The lounge also has board games, comfortable sofas, ambient lighting and access to the kitchen and dining room and garden. This level also contains 2 large screen iMac computers with high speed broadband internet access. The internet is also accessable via WiFi on all floors if guests wish to use their own laptops, iPhones etc.

Baby Sitting service can be arranged subject to availability.

More Details

Rob Dulstone
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

A splendid time was had by all......The accommodation was perfect, thank you very much......we had a wonderful holiday, your house is beautiful and well finished......The house was well equipped and indeed family friendly...the pictures on the website just don't do it justice....what a beautiful part of the world!...
Nov 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house around the Imperia around the Province of Imperia

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 9
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Family Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Bidet , Luxury Fittings
    Shower Room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Luxury Fittings
    Ensuite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Luxury Fittings
    Pool Shower/Toilet - Outdoor Shower , Located near Pool
  • All bathrooms have luxury fittings and appliances. The largest bathroom has double basins and a hairdryer, plus a double jacuzzi bath and a separate shower enclosure. Another bathroom shared by the twin rooms has views to the sea and contains a washing machine for guest use. The smallest bathroom is en-suite to one of the double bedrooms. All bathrooms have shower cubicles, basins and storage in addition to the other facilities. The fourth bathroom is outside, near to the pool and also doubles as a poolside changing room.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , walk in wardrobe
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , large
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , access to terrace
  • There are 2 large double bedrooms. The master bedroom has vaulted ceilings, widescreen UK and European Satellite TV and walk in wardrobe with plenty of storage, with views to the sea. The 2nd double room has vaulted ceilings, ensuite shower room, wardrobe and dresser. There are 2 twin bedrooms. The large first twin room benefits from plenty of storage and twin aspect windows, with views to both the garden and the sea. An additional bed can be added to cater for larger families. The second twin has (lockable) access to the roof terrace, dual aspect views to garden and sea and can be converted to a reading room for parties of 6 people or less.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 18 garden chairs
  • 9 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
New: HD Satellite TV available in all guest bedrooms as well as in Lounge and Gamesroom. New : Children's outdoor playground, with hut, slide, climbing wall, and rope climbing net. The property benefits from a full size American pool table, large screen high definition home cinema with film and music library and satellite TV (UK FreeSat and European), including BBC HD and ITV HD. Also provided are an arcade games machine (space invaders, galaxians, pacman etc.) with jukebox facility and a Wii games console with many games. A beautiful infinity edge swimming pool, sun bathing terraces with luxury sunbeds, BBQ and garage are included (private & sole use). Full Broadband Internet Access & Local Telephone - Computers Provided, but also WiFi on all floors for use with personal laptops, iPhone etc. Free phone for local calls - restaurant bookings, taxis, tourist info etc., and can receive international calls - fully included in rental cost - no additional charges


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Beautiful house in pretty little Italian town

  • 4 of 5

Overall we really enjoyed our stay here. The house is spacious, with lots of levels, and kitted out with everything you might need. The pool is gorgeous and we used it a lot to look out over the countryside to the sea.

Silvia, the housekeeper, met us and showed us around, and was available to answer any queries, always responding promptly.

The town is pretty and has many restaurants. It is worth a wander around the back streets to discover ancient buildings and bridges. The Da Lalla was busy, with very friendly staff and a good menu, but in the town square we visited a pizzeria for lunch only to be told pizza was not on that day! What we did eat was good though. The walk back up the hill is short, but strenuous in hot weather, especially for those not quite so fit.

We had a couple of issues while there. Firstly the retro games table in the games room was broken. Rob the owner took time out to try to fix it over the phone, but to no avail. One slightly disappointed teenage son there!

We also had a problem with algae in the pool which was dealt with within a few hours by Silvia and was clean and usable by the next morning.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and superbly well equipped house, four great bedrooms and good bathrooms, with three beautiful outdoor areas with Sun and shade. Pool outstanding. Gorgeous hilly area with lots of flora and fauna and walking, pretty village and plenty of things to do locally. Whale watching from Imperiain the cetacean sanctuary highly recommended - stunning!

  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely house. Brilliant location.

  • 4 of 5

We loved everything about this. The only negative was the mosquitoes....

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Great stay in a beautiful location. The swimming pool is fantastic and Silvia and Rob were very helpful. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

Had a glorious week at this lovely property, in a beautiful location. The house was really well equipped for our teenage children who loved the pool table and the space in the house. The pool was a big hit and with great views, the local town had some great restaurants all within an easy walk. We found it hard to leave the house much as it was so pleasant but went to a couple of good local beaches. Really good local information supplied. Thank you Rob. A week went by too quickly!

Nicky Connolly & family

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely stunning property

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a week at this property, we had an absolutely amazing time and didn't want to leave.

You couldn't ask for more in regards to the facilities. Our little boy who is 2 loved the play area and we all enjoyed use of the infinity swimming pool with beautiful views.

Rob was extremely helpful when we wanted to organise a surprise meal. He arrange for food to be delivered to the property and it was delicious.

We would highly recommend this property and will definitely be returning.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The property is located in a small rural village called Dolcedo, with views of the Mediterranean Sea through green & silver olive tree lined valleys. There are a selection of excellent local restaurants, a bank and shops. The beach and Imperia town are 10 minutes drive. San remo 20 mins, Montecarlo 45 mins. The nearest airports are Nice and Genoa each are just over an hours drive away. Turin airport is just over 2 hours. There are beautiful mountain walks and drives and the area is very popular with skiers, cyclists and golfers. The food and wine of the region are superb - second to none. Tranquiliy, luxury and perfection with all the required facilities at hand.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house around the Imperia,

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Peak Season 2019
20 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £700

Bookings only accepted in weekly multiples, beginning and ending on SATURDAY. Other requests considered, please contact the owner before booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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