Set on an idyllic mountain with beautiful views of valley and sea, small stone rustico with a wood burning stove, roof window for watching stars, 1 double bed on platform I single day bed below, outdoor kitchen and covered roof terrace, solar phone/tablet charger and solar fridge. shower, compost loo with great views
Enjoy total relaxation, getting back in tune with nature, staying in this basic but comfortable, quirky eco dwelling, which has been personally developed with this in mind. The rustico sleeps 2 to 3 , and there's a lovely tee-pee dome tent with real mattresses for 2 to 3 additional guests, the tent is big and roomy, this is all set in the owners tranquil olive grove in the Ligurian mountains.
From the dwelling there are spectacular views of the valley and the ocean beyond and a roof window that let's in natural light during the day and the night sky with a miriad of stars after sunset. There's an outdoor kitchen to make the most of the glorious weather (although indoor facilities are available) there is a wood burning stove and availability of hot showers, solar fridge for ice cold drinks, solar charger for phones and devices and free WiFi there is however no electricity, candle light being preferred which adds to the magical night time ambience of this special place. There is a secluded compost toilet with amazing views.... giving a whole new meaning to the word contemplating.
Although secluded and peaceful it's just a 30/40 min walk down a lovely walking track to the town of Ceriana, which is like stepping back to an Italy in time with it's 12th century architecture, maze of alleyways and piazzas, yet enough shops, bars and eateries to meet all requirements. A natural swimming pool too with a delightful view to town.
It is also a great hiking area, with the Mediterranean sea being just 6 miles away and at the top of the atmospheric valley is the beautiful old druid village of Baiardo, where the alpine views are such they take the breath away.
The owner lives on the land in a strawbale/cob roundhouse and is a quirky pleasant gentleman who gave up his life in Industry a few years ago to follow a more sustaining and sustainable way of living. He found here such a place of beautiful and natural surroundings it's almost hard to believe, and he loves to share this place with others.
Full access to land.
Other things to note
We have a little white dog who is deaf and very friendly, but if your allergic or don't like dogs he'll keep his distance :)
This year is the biannual Ceriana art and music festival from 22h July to 1st August which is stunning, so a good time to visit.
And during the summer at weekends there always eclectic music festivals and theatre shows in the piazza.
If you want to come and there are more than 3 people, a tent is available at no extra charge, sleeps 3 on real mattresses with duvets, and is located next to the rustico.
This is a quiet olive grove on the side of a mountain respect for nature is requested, there are often musician friends who stay and if a song round an open fire appeals to you it may happen or if your a musician feel free to play. Smoking is permitted outside.
We live on the land in a strawbale/cob roundhouse and are always available for information, help and conversation, but I won't disturb your privacy either.
Hi I sacked my job as manager for a plastics company 10 years ago and spent 6 years traveling through France in my boat, two years ago I found paradise here and have built an eco strawbale cob round house on the land, I have two grown up kids and love to cycletour too.