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Il Cielo is set in a hilltop village with spectacular views across the valley to the Apennines. The apartment and furniture has all been restored by the owners and retains the feel of the old borgo. There is small private garden, and wood-fired heating for the cooler seasons. Upstairs where you enter there is the living room with a well-equipped kitchen corner and a fireplace in the corner.
A steep traditional staircase leads down to the spacious bedroom. The bathroom is through an archway.
The views from the house and the garden are really magnificent.
The house is in the middle of the borgo, with no cars in its stepped or cobbled streets. You park outside and walk in, as is common in these old hill towns. The owner can meet guests at the entrance by arrangement to carry their luggage on a trolley.
Outside the front door,two steps away, is a gate into the private garden area - lawn with a gazebo, table and chairs, and sunbeds.
Down in another part of the garden will be a small above ground pool this year.
Cattognano is surrounded by spectacular walking country and the owner, who is a member of the Club Alpina Italiana, is an enthusiastic walker who knows all the local paths. He leaves maps of these in the apartment for the guest use.
It is about 30 minutes' walk to Tavernelle, across the river to shops and restaurants, and about an hour's walk to Prota, a village with a bar, shop and wonderful restaurant. You can drive of course as well, about 10 minutes in each case. Crespiano, only 5 minutes away down by the river, has a post office, a bar and another superb, economical restaurant.There is a gentle walk to a deep swimming area in the Taverone river, to cool down on a hot summer's day.
The owner has 2 mountain bikes which can be hired by guests.
Sterling price per week - only £495 all seasons
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