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Farmhouse barn between Parma and Reggio Emilia

28 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday barn in Quattro Castella - La Barchessa

2 Persons suite on a 70 hectare wine growing farm

On the ground floor of our old 'Barchessa', extension of typicall local farm-house in which we live in, surrounded by a 'Lambrusco' wine growing estate of 70 hectars, a 60 square meter flat has been recently renovated. Entrance from the cotto paved threshing-floor, living room with dining and cooking areas, one big queen size bedroom with complete shower room.

In the hart of the busiest Italy this estate is a sort of enclosure. Private grounds all around, The 'Barchessa' has its own garden, outdoor tables and chairs, umbrella, garden shower and shares the house's small swimming pool.

Stefano & Margherita have two dogs (Mysty the Labrador and Nénè the Manchester terrier) and four cats (Cipolla, Celestino, Siviglia and Palletta di Pelo) living with them.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Stefano & Margherita Lazzari
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
13 September, 2016
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based on 28 holidaymaker reviews

Farmhouse barn between Parma and Reggio Emilia
average rating of 4.892857 based on 28 reviews

Friendly welcoming hosts and a delightful property in an excellent location.

  • 5 of 5

Stefano & Margherita - and other members of their family - were the friendliest hosts we have met in 30 years of taking holiday properties in France & Italy. Margherita speaks very good English and Stefano is positively fluent. The property is easy to find and to access - not always the case in rural Italy. The quarter-converted farm building offers very good quality accommodation on a large estate, surrounded by Lambrusco vines, and comes equipped with all the little extras that help a holiday along - including Sky HD TV, which was appreciated during Euro 2016. Located in the flatlands, road access to major centres like Parma and Modena is as easy as it will ever be, while the hills to the south allow instant escape into a quieter, more varied Italian landscape.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful retreat in an enchanted countryside

  • 5 of 5

The accommodation was everything we needed and decorated with reminders of Italy's fascinating history. Stefano and Margherita were extremely approachable and knowledgeable of the area. The guides they provided made everything easier. The estate offers solitude, wonderful walks and privacy set in a beautiful garden. An Italian experience par excellence.

Heleen and Campbell, Vancouver, Canada

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An oasis of calm

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week at La Barchessa. The property is very well equipped for self catering and was lovely and cool despite the temperatures outside being over 30 degrees. We used the pool and private garden and charming belvedere but not the bikes! Stefano and Margherita are excellent hosts and gave us lots of good advice on where to eat and where to visit. The amount of background information which they have left in the barn is the best that I can recall being provided. One week in Emilia Romagna is not enough.

I thoroughly recommend staying at this charming property.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived at La Barchessa, Stephano and Margherita made us extremely welcome. Despite the unpromising small light industrial area on the edge of Bibbiano, the property is very secluded, sitting amongst fields and vineyards with views to the south towards Quattro Castella (just down the road) at the foot of the eastern edge of the Appenine hills. It is within easy reach of Parma, Piacenza, Reggio and Modena with their wonderful centro storicos and more museums, churches and art than one could hope to cover in two weeks. (Remember that all churches close at midday for at least three hours and double-check opening times of all museums you plan to visit).

La Barchessa is peaceful, spacious, comfortable and very well-equipped with many lovely old prints and pictures on the walls. The small above-ground pool was a godsend at the end of a hot day's sightseeing and it was a delight to drink and eat outside in the secluded paved area. Stephano and Margherita were absolutely charming hosts who provided a fantastically comprehensive guide to the local shops and restaurants plus the main sites in Emilia Romagna (as well as a G&T and Lemoncello on a couple of evenings!) and their description of La Barchessa was spot on.

The local Conad supermarket is only a few minutes' drive away and it also offers cheap fuel. If you're a car fan, ensure you visit the Ferrari museum in Maranello. We only tried a couple of places to eat but we especially liked the pizzeria in Via Roma in Quattro Castella.

All in all, a great stay. Thankyou, Stephano and Margherita for making it so enjoyable for us. We'll definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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beautiful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

what a lovely place to stay if you want peace and tranquillity then this is for you. If you want cities then they are not far away if you like the countryside with tiny villages then they are even closer. we wanted the later and to take it easy which you can do here, the bed is so comfy I have not slept so well for a long time, the kitchen has everything you require but as there was a heat wave while we were there it was salads on an evening. Our hosts were brilliant giving advise on the best places to visit along with directions. A must if you are a foody is Acetaia Picca where balsamic vinegar is produced and can be purchased. Once again thank you for a wonderful stay in your beautifully converted barn.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Kultur, Ruhe und Erholung

  • 5 of 5

Die Internetpräsentation des Appartements war deckungsgleich mit der Realität und sehr ruhig gelegen. Es war sehr sauber und die Einrichtung recht ansprechend. Margharita und Stefano, die nebenan wohnenden sehr diskreten und äußerst freundlichen Besitzer, waren immer auf unser Wohlbefinden bedacht und waren uns mit sehr guten Tipps behilflich. Manch abendliches Gespräch bei einem Glas Wein half uns Land, Leute, Kultur, Geschichte und Politik des Landstriches noch besser zu verstehen. Die von Ihnen schriftlich zusammengestellten Hinweise bezüglich guter Restaurants, Geschäfte usw. waren alle sehr nützlich.

Kulinarisch, landschaftlich und kulturell hat die Emilia Romagna eine derartige Fülle zu bieten, dass man in zwei Wochen keine Langeweile bekommt. Den bei uns so verschmähten Lambrusco sollte man als „Lambrusco secco“ verkosten. Es lohnt sich.

Das Appartement können wir vorbehaltlos weiterempfehlen.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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Nearest Airport
37 Kilometres
Parma 'Giuseppe Verdi'
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Matilde di Canossa
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Terre Matildiche, Poviglio on the A1
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
La Villetta
Nearest Beach
150 Kilometres
Car: necessary

30 minutes from Parma, Fontanellato, Colorno. 20 minutes from Reggio Emilia, Correggio. 40 minutes to Modena and Sabbioneta. 60 minutes to Mantua and Bologna. Many things to sight-see in the padan plain. A forgotten by tourists Italy. Where mythology wants Apollo's son crashing into the Eridano river (now Pò) and the sisters turned into poplar trees. Here Dante and Petrarca came to meditate on the stone of Bismantova. Here renaissance moved its first steps at the courts of the Gonzaga and of the Este. Here are landscapes painted by Correggio, Mantegna, Parmigianino. From here great painting collections mooved to Hampton Court with Charles Ist, or to Dresda with Albert the strong leaving empy the palaces of Mantua and Modena. Here where the first Mediaeval known artist (Antelami) brought up his cathedrals in Parma, Modena and Fidenza. Here where you can have a real taste of Parmisan, culatello or prosciutto di Parma, drink fizzy Lambrusco and eat real tortellini. You should be here.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in Quattro Castella, Emilia Romagna

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
End Summer
24 Sep 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas & new Year
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Jan 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
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22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
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27 May 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
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17 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
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30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
28 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
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16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £45
Refundable Damage Deposit £134

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Quattro Castella in Emilia Romagna

Property Type:
  • barn (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Farm Holidays
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • A complete functional bathroom with shower enclosure (no bathtub).
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • A completely well furnished bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
Kitchen electric tools include: kettle, coffee brewer, toaster.

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