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Hilltop Villa Hideaway with Pool sleeps 10, Near Bologna and Florence

4 reviews
Entrance to the Villa - through an avenue of cypress trees
1 of 25Entrance to the Villa - through an avenue of cypress trees
Overview
5 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
10 guests
4 nights minimum
Rental Home
Our spacious terracotta villa is ideal for groups or families with a well-equipped kitchen diner, spacious sitting room with wood burning stove, 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Its pergola-covered terraces provide stunning views of the surrounding landscape and offer multiple places to relax, read a book, or enjoy al fresco dining. The large 12 x 6 metre swimming pool is an ideal spot for sunbathing with its comfy sun loungers and umbrellas. Inside, the large sitting room with its 42-inch satellite TV, iPod dock, books and board games, is certain to keep all entertained. The open plan kitchen provides a fantastic space for cooking a meal with loved ones with its wooden beams, large Range Cooker, microwave, Nespresso Inissia cafe machine, dishwasher, and dining area with french doors leading to...Our spacious terracotta villa is ideal for groups or families with a well-equipped kitchen diner, spacious sitting room with wood burning stove, 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Its pergola-covered terraces provide stunning views of the surrounding landscape and offer multiple places to relax, read a book, or enjoy al fresco dining. The large 12 x 6 metre swimming pool is an ideal spot for sunbathing with its comfy sun loungers and umbrellas. Inside, the large sitting room with its 42-inch satellite TV, iPod dock, books and board games, is certain to keep all entertained. The open plan kitchen provides a fantastic space for cooking a meal with loved ones with its wooden beams, large Range Cooker, microwave, Nespresso Inissia cafe machine, dishwasher, and dining area with french doors leading to a shaded terrace. There is also a large Weber barbecue for cooking outside during the warm evenings. Upstairs, the first floor offers 3 large bedrooms with king size or twin beds. All bathrooms, including one en-suite, are equipped with power showers, modern wash basins and bidets. The barn, located just 6 metres from the villa, provides separate accommodation, making it ideal if you are staying with another family or group and want your own private living space. Inside, the ground floor offers an open plan living area with sofas, satellite TV and wood-burning stove, a fully-equipped kitchen, dining area with table, and small terrace. Upstairs, there are two bedrooms, one with a king size bed and another with twin beds, and one bathroom with power shower, modern wash basin and bidet. Situated on a hill and surrounded entirely by nature, the setting offers stunning idyllic views and the opportunity to see wildlife such as wild hares, deers and porcupines, as well as plentiful opportunities for walking, playing and exploring. In the summer, you can enjoy horse riding, cycling, tennis, or canoeing, whilst in the winter there is skiing and hiking on the local ski slopes of Sestola and Corno alle Scale. In the heart of Italy's finest culinary region, Emilia-Romagna, you are best placed to sampleItaly's most delicious foods such as parmesan cheese and parma ham. The nearby town of Vergato offers an insight into authentic Italian life with its quaint piazza, shops, restaurants and Monday market selling everything from fresh cheeses to clothes. For art, culture or shopping, the villa is located just a 40-minute drive from Bologna where you can enjoy concerts, opera or art shows, or for those wishing to relax and be pampered the thermal baths at Porretta Terme and Pistoia are just a 30 minute drive away. Italy's other major destinations, such as Milan, Florence and Venice, are easily accessible. The villa is also just a 35-minute drive from Maranello where there is the testing track and museum for Ferrari Formula 1; ideal for motor sport fans! For Spring, Autumn and Winter lets - we provide free wood for the wood burners. For Summer stays, air conditioning is available throughout the Villa and Barn. We have a fair usage policy for energy (Gas and Electricity). As part of your booking, a credit of €150 per week is applied and guests are charged for any energy used above this sum. Full meter readings are provided. More
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
Paper Towels Provided
Private Yard
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
City Getaway
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Telephone
Stove
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Central Heating
Water Views
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Housekeeping Optional
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Fireplace
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Write a ReviewReviews (4)
Reviewed July 28, 2016

Stayed in this fab villa for a week with 8 other family members - so modern and spacious. Great location - ideal for relaxing and unwinding, away from the stresses of daily life! If you want to amuse yourself by the villa there's plenty of...More

1  Thank LouGoon
Management response:Responded July 29, 2016

Thank you so much for your great review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our villa in this stunning part of Italy.

Reviewed April 25, 2015

Booked for family holiday for 10 including 4 kids. The villa was 1 hour from the airport, spacious, clean and tidy and possibly the best equipped kitchen we have ever seen - great for a self catering holiday. The kids loved the pool and we...More

1  Thank ianthy
Management response:Responded April 27, 2015

Thank you for the super feedback, I am so pleased that you enjoyed you and your family enjoyed your stay. Hope to welcome you back to Ruspiano again in the future.

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Reviewed April 8, 2015

Obviously good at her business but disappointing holiday for us. She knew the key approach road had collapsed (landslide) long before our arrival ((the weeds growing on the remains were huge and well established when we arrived). But all we got was a last minute...More

1  Thank George B
Management response:Responded April 9, 2015

Thank you for posting your review nearly two years after your visit in 2013. Normally reviews are posted fairly promptly after a guest stay, so I am surprised that after nearly 2 years you have now posted a review. This leads me to wonder if...More

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 17, 2014

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Management response:Responded January 26, 2015

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About the Owner
Sandra H
Languages spoken:English, Italian
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2013
Availability
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About the neighborhood
This Bologna area is renowned for its fantastic food and wine and beautiful architecture. Carmignano, less than 30 mins from the house, is known for wines that marry Sangiovese and Cabernet grapes (as well as local olive oil and grappa) and wine tasting is available in lots of local vineyards. Not forgetting Bologna - just 35 mins away by car - with a host of places of interest and culinary delights. Because of the areas superb culinary traditions, there are a profusion of food festivals (sagre) all year round, ranging from chestnut sagre to the famous white truffle sagre. In the summer local sagre in near-by villages include polenta, wild boar, venison and ravioli. In our local town of Vergato there is also plenty of choice - with restaurants offering the famous truffles and tartuffo mus...
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