Choice countryside villa with idyllic views
- Name: Margherita
- Sleeps: 10
- Bedrooms: 5
- Bathrooms: 3
- Price: From €1880 - €3630/ Week
Relaxing and spacious countryside villa in food-country!
A classic countryside villa with space, views and comfort. The region is full of sights and opportunities to enjoy this rich region.
The views across the countryside from inside and outside this house invite you to explore the beautiful region.
There are three villas within a 5 minute drive, see Ambra and Pascolo nearby.
Guests are welcome in the nearby castle and the village where there is a hotel within the village homes converted to hotel accommodations. It is about a 5 minute drive from the villa. There is a fine restaurant located in the old dairy and Parmesan cheese factory that specializes in the dishes of Emilia with ingredients from its garden and local foods from the region. And, of course, this is a region that reigns in Italy for Parmesan cheese, prosciutto ham from Parma, tortellini and balsamic vinegar from Modena.
Guests are invited to the spa located in the village.
The castle dates from the 11th century and has fascinating formal rooms as well expansive cellars where Parmesan cheese was aged. Guests are invited to tour the castle.
Nearby is the fascinating town of Salsomaggiore Terme with restaurants, cafes and art. Its art deco main thermal baths and the pleasant boulevards with sidewalk cafes echo of the days in the last century when spa treatments were enjoyed for both their social and medical benefits. At one time Italian state medical insurance covered spa treatments. No longer, so you do see some spa towns like the closest little town of Tabiano Terme have very little going on.
Tennis courts in nearby village of Tabiano Terme and golf in Salsomaggiore.
Take a short drive to the Fidenza Village Outlet Mall, Italy's largest, with more than 100 fine stores and many restaurants. The Fico Eataly Food World just north of Bologna is a 1.5 hour's drive.
This area is recognized for food and music. This is the home of Parmesan cheese, Prosciuto di Parma, Felino Salami, Balsamic Vinegar. The famous Berceto Mushroom restaurant is an hour's drive. Nearby Parma is the home of Giuseppe Verdi.
Nearby are beautiful towns like Parma (Verdi's home), Cremona, Mantua, Modena, Bologna and Milan. Verona and Pisa are a 2 hour's drive as well as the Liguria sea. Emilia-Romagna's Motor Valley is here where you can see factories, museums and even drive a Lamborghini, Ducati, Pagani, Tazzari and Maserati.
Train access: reach the nearby town of Fidenza by train direct from Milano (1+ hour) and Bologna (1hr 45min). Or for more connections such as 1.5 hr trip from Florence use Parma a 40 minute drive and lovely city.
Enter the villa across the covered and furnished terrace and enjoy the view across the pool to a pond and castle in the distance.
From the front of the villa a wide hall way leads all the way through with access to the kitchen, 2 bedrooms and a bathroom.
The large living and dining room is on the 2nd floor so it receives wonderful light and offers great views. The dining table is a massive wooden antique. And beyond, the living room is has large sofas in a U-shaped configuration.
The kitchen is large and well equipped with stovetop, oven, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, grill, moka coffee maker, Nespresso coffee machine, toaster, pantry items, dishes and utensils. Outdoors there is a grill and a wood-fired pizza/bread oven.
The property can organize a cook for meals and also "Mamma's Cooking Class" of local specialties.
Ground floor: 2 bedrooms with "dual kings", i.e. two singles that can be made up separately or combined to form a king sized bed. The front bedroom is spacious and features a working fireplace.
Full bathroom with step-in shower.
Second floor (1st European designation): 2 bedrooms with dual kings and 1 bedroom with a queen-sized bed.
2 bathrooms, one with step-in shower and washing machine. The other with shower over tub.
Two portable air conditioners are available for bedrooms.
Property and area amenities
|Location||Close to the spa town of Salsomaggiore.|
|Bedrooms||Ground floor: 2 bedrooms with dual kings. Second floor: 3 bedrooms with dual kings and one with a queen. Air conditioning in the bedrooms. Screens in all windows.|
|Bathrooms||Ground floor: 1 full bathroom with step-in shower.. Second floor: 2 full bathrooms one with tub and the other with step-in shower.|
|Kitchen||Stovetop, oven, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, grill, moka coffee maker, Nespresso coffee machine, toaster, pantry items, dishes and utensils. Outdoors there is a grill.|
|Laundry||Washing machine, drying rack, iron and ironing board.|
|Air Conditioning||Air conditioning in the bedrooms. Screens in all windows.|
|Transport||Nearby train station in Fidenza (15 min drive) with direct service from Milan and Bologna.|
|Entertainment||Television with satellite reception. Foosball table and Ping Pong table.|
|Linens||Linens and towels provided.|
|Cleaning||Final cleaning included. Additional service available.|
|Cook||Services such as a chef, tour guide or driver can be organized for you. The property can organize a cook for meals and also "Mamma's Cooking Class" of local specialties.|
|Safety||CO and smoke detectors. First aid kit. Exterior lighting. Fire extinguisher. Deadbolt locks. Open according to weather but approximately mid May to mid-October.|
|Pool||16 x 4 meters, 52 x 13 feet|
|Available||Not Available||Reservation Pending||Changeover|
|Price in Euros||7 Nights|
|December 14 - January 6 2020||€2500|
|January 6 - March 28 2020||€1880|
|March 28 - May 23 2020||€2250|
|May 23 - June 20 2020||€2500|
|June 20 - Jun 27 2020||€3000|
|June 27 - August 22 2020||€3630|
|August 22 - August 29 2020||€3250|
|August 29 - October 3 2020||€2130|
|October 3 - December 19 2020||€1880|
|December 19 - January 9 2021||€2500|
Check in from 4:30pm and checkout by 10:30am.
Price includes linens, bath and pool towels, final cleaning and utilities.
Wonderful experience in a stone farmhouse converted to a vacation villa.
The countryside is beautiful.
Good, mid-range quality.
The nearby castle and village are a highlight. Great restaurant there.
Parma is a lovely city.
Accommodation within Multi-Unit Property
Map and Location
|Castello - 3K/2Mi - 5 min|
|Salsomaggiore Terme - 7K/4Mi - 14 min|
|Fidenza Town and nearby Village Outlet Mall - 16IK/9Mi - 20 min|
|Parma - 36K/22Mi - 45 min|
|Piacenza - 57K/35Mi - 55 min|
|Reggio Emilia - 68K/42Mi - 1 H|
|Berceto (mushrooms!) 60K/37Mi - 1H|
|Modena - 92K/57Mi - 1 H 11 min|
|Bologna - 127K/79Mi - 1 H 24 min|
|Milan - 116K/72Mi - 1 H 30 min|
|Genoa - 187K/116Mi - 1 H 30 min|
|Verona - 177K/110Mi - 1 H 50 min|
|5 Terre - 150K/93Mi - 2 H 10 min|
|Florence - 217K/135Mi - 2 H 24 min|