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!
Castino is a charming Italian village and the villa of Suzanne has everything you need for a perfect stay. A wonderful pool, an endless view on the surrounding hills, different locations to sit, eat and relax in the huge garden area and the housekeeper Mary cares for everything you need. We had a wonderful family holiday in the villa (with 4 kids who especially enjoyed the pool and the garden). The villa is very well equipped with several TV, Wlan, Lavazza coffee machine etc. and has a kitchen with everything you need to prepare your own italian dishes. Hiking between grapes and hazelnut on the famous hills of Piedmont, italian beaches near Savona and eating in several of the agriturismo were things we did during our stay. We definitely recommend the villa for small and bigger groups of people and are already planning our stay for the next year. Thank you very much Suzanne for the wonderful stay in Castino ! Daniel and Nadine, Switzerland