Mike & Pat Smith
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- 18. Jän. 2019
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A view to die for
Our second visit to this beautiful property and it did not disappoint. This fully equipped holiday rental will delight any holiday maker and once you get to the balcony you will not want to leave. Triora residents are so lucky to live in this wonderful location. We will be back ☺
This cottage is every bit as good as it looks - comfortable, well-appointed, clean, in a simply stunning position, lovely in every way. We were told it had "the best view in the world" and I concur! I could have cried when we left. Everything worked. As we were on a music course and the group had evening meals in the restaurant/pizzeria we did not cook or use the TV. The village shops sold everything we needed and the bus(16) seemed to be reliable. Whenever we got the chance we just sat on the balcony watching the birds flying below us and watching the light changing on the surrounding mountains and villages. We wished we had travelled lighter as the walk from the bus/car parking is steep and cobbled, no fun with a trolley bag. it seems to be the only house with balconies! You need a head for heights, strong legs, sensible shoes and patience with the door locks. Clara who looks after the property is helpful and welcoming as was everyone we met in the village although we don't speak Italian. The owners were very helpful and answered all my questions promptly and courteously. Thank you!! I would certainly recommend this property.
Stunning views from a well-stocked, lovely house
This is simply a wonderful house in a small mountain village that comes complete with everything you will ever need, don't worry about bringing tin openers or extra coat hangers...this house everything and more.
The real winner about this superb accommodation is of course the magnificent views from the 2 balconies, I promise you will never stay anywhere ever again with a view like this.
The panorama comes at a price though as the 45 minute drive up the mountain takes some adjusting to and will test your driving skills! However, you DO get used to it ( I went up and down 5 times during our week-long stay). The village is served by only one restaurant plus a further 2 small bars which also serves lighter meals, plus a 3rd at the entrance to the village. The restaurant has a limited menu (written only on a blackboard) but they will make subtle changes on request. Triora is worth exploring on foot as it is mostly pedestrianised and we enjoyed the steep climb up to the elevated cemetery from where you can actually LOOK DOWN on your holiday house and enjoy spectacular views. Explore too all the narrow, cobbled streets and try to spot the old bread ovens built into the walls. A 15 minute drive down the mountain to the next village, Molini di Triora, and you can relax by a lake with its cobbled stream. Take a picnic.
From our base in Triora, we took day trips to some lovely places in our hired car. We recommend day excursions to Dolceaqua and Apricale, two fabulous medieval villages close to each other but be mindful places of interest may not open (after siesta) until 3pm. Pieve di Teco is also worth a visit and a motorway drive to Monaco is a must. Allow an hour and a half to get anywhere though, its the price you pay for that mountain view!
The house owners, Mike and Pat were holidaying in Triora while we were there and it was fabulous chatting and picking their brains on local knowledge. We are so glad we chose this home (especially after the dated, rather unclean accommodation we were to stay in the following week, what a come down!),
In summary, I could quite happily live in this house. The town is quaint and welcoming and your holiday is one where you can either do little or run around a lot, like us, taking everything in. There is a small shop here which serves your basic needs, but for a larger shop you will need to drive down the mountain where we found a Lidl's. Overall, we loved it here and thoroughly recommend it. 5/5 rating.
A taste of Italy
This is our favourite place to stay in such a charming property with every detail thought through. Where else can you step onto a balcony and feel as if you are stepping into the mountains , the views are unbeatable.
Having an expresso at Nina's listening to the church bells & taking a pastry back for later , eating at L'erba gatta and drinking at Bruno's each has its own delightful character.
We rarely leave Triora all week just because we can relax and enjoy the friendliness of everyone. We sleep so well here.
Fantastic place to stay
We had a great holiday staying in this unique village. The house was very clean and had everything you could want. The views from the balcony are absolutely beautiful and we loved our evening walks around the village. The helicopter delivering roof timbers to a neighbouring house on our last morning was an unusual and exciting experience. Overall we would recommend this house and Triora to anyone. Thanks very much.
Characterful, well equipped, comfortable.
This property was an excellent base for exploring the Maritime alps and also the western Italian riviera. The house was comfortable, clean and very well equipped for cooking. Lots of home comforts, cosy lamps, books, games etc. The local walking guide was especially useful. The views from the balcony were stunning but need a head for heights. Carla was very welcoming and helpful on arrival. We loved our stay in Triora and enjoyed the walking, the beaches on the coast and visiting the mountain villages and trying the traditional food such as pasta made from chestnut flour, cheeses and bread. It was like going back in time. We would love to come back sometime and explore more of this beautiful region. Thank you to Mike and Pat for sharing this lovely property.
Booking notes;A deposit of 25% is required to confirm the booking. Full payment is required 8 weeks prior to departure. A breakage deposit of 200 euros is required upon arrival, cash only, returned on the last day of hire less a cleaning charge of 50 euros . Extras:- Travel cot - £20 per rental period.