Casa Francese

Montegrazie, Liguria, Italy
An Ancient Townhouse Reborn in the Ligurian Hinterlands

Surrounded by olive groves and countryside in the Ligurian Alps, this villa for rent in Italy is idyllically situated in the quiet mountain village of Montegrazie in the hinterlands of Imperia with views out to sea. 

Discovered abandoned and in ruins by German-based art director Sandra Tuchscherer and architect Simon Filler, they breathed new life into its graceful stone walls, restoring its spirit and authenticity. The approach was to reduce the house down to its essentials to maintain its original charm while integrating subtle modern comforts.

Warm earth tones and cool natural style harmonize together with a pared down modern aesthetic in this enclave of rural simplicity. 

Read an interview with the owners in our Journal here.

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The picturesque medieval mountain village of Montegrazie overlooks the ancient landscapes of the Ligurian Alps region a few miles inland from the sea. The town's jumble of homes and ancient church are huddled together with this villa for rent perched above the rooftops.

The ground floor's ancient vaulted interiors are composed of stone and polished concrete and include a well-equipped kitchen and a large, open dining area that invites convivial meals overlooking the views and direct access to the Mediterranean gardens. 

The free-standing staircase leads to the the modern living room with vaulted ceilings, and two light-flooded double bedrooms with enchanting sea views.

Towards the back is another double bedroom and a single room, which can also be used as a study. From both rooms you can step directly onto the sun roof terrace and a shaded loggia - the perfect place to enjoy a meal or aperitif in the sun.

Through the back exit of the house is a small piazza that immediately immerses you into village life.

 

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Wifi throughout, kitchen and bath amenities, laundry facilities. The house is located in the middle of the village and therefore cannot be reached directly with a car. The footpath from the parking lot to the car is about 100m and is uphill.

 

AROUND

Located in the Liguria region along the Mediterranean, the small village of Montegrazie is a quiet town of just a few hundred where the narrow streets and local shops are surrounded by olive groves and mountains. Just an eight-minute drive to the coast and San Lorenzo beach, there are numerous nearby hiking trails that lead throughout the Ligurian Alps.

The beautiful Imperia beaches of Porto Maurizio, Prino and Spiaggia D'oro and within a short drive. The Italian Riviera resort of San Remo is just a half hour’s drive and the French Rivieran towns of Nice and Monaco are just over an hour away. The interior regions of Piedmont and Turin are a two hour drive as are the winter playground of Alpes Maritime.

 

LOCATION

Montegrazie, Italy. Nearest Airport: Nice Côte d'Azur Airport (95 km)

 

BEST TIME TO VISIT: Year round with mild winter temperatures

 
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Montegrazie, Liguria, Italy
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Casa Francese, Montegrazie Imperia, Ligura, Italy | villas for rent, villas to rent
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Casa Francese, Montegrazie Imperia, Ligura, Italy | villas for rent, villas to rent
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Casa Francese
Montegrazie, Liguria, Italy
An Ancient Townhouse Reborn

Surrounded by olive groves and countryside in the Ligurian Alps, this villa for rent in Italy is idyllically situated in the quiet mountain village of Montegrazie in the hinterlands of Imperia with views out to sea. Discovered abandoned and in ruins by German-based art director Sandra Tuchscherer and architect Simon Filler, they breathed new life into its graceful stone walls, restoring its spirit and authenticity. The approach was to reduce the house down to its essentials to maintain its original charm while integrating subtle modern comforts.

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The Villa 3 Br 2 Ba Sleeps 6 Min 7 nights
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Overview Fully Equipped
Kitchen Fully equipped
Internet Wifi throughout
Bedrooms 3
Bed Type 1 King, 2 Queen
Kitchen Fully equipped
Bathrooms 2
Accommodates 6
Kid-Friendly
Pets-Friendly
Pets Allowed
Family/Kid Friendly
Min. Stay 7 nights
Check-In 4pm
Check-Out 10am
Cleaning €150
Tax €2.00 per person/per day
Sec. Deposit €500
Sec. Deposit Due Deposit required at check-in with cash
Cancellation Policy Firm
Guest will receive a full refund if booking is cancelled at least 60 days before the time of check-in. If the guest cancels 30-60 days before the start of the stay, they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 30 days of the start of the stay, no refund will be given. BoutiqueHomes Service Fee is non refundable.
Notes The €500 security deposit must be paid on arrival to the landlord VIA PayPal or bank transfer. At the end of the stay the deposit will be refunded. If the house is in good condition, the deposit will be refunded in full. If any visible defects or damages are found, a corresponding amount will be retained. 
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