La Casa Colonica

La Casa Colonica was originally the miller’s house and accommodation for the farm workers and has been now been converted and restored to a large house set in the heart of the Gordana Valley which is perfectly suited for a walking holiday in the Italian countryside. In the 1940s, there was an “osteria” or inn, in the area now used as a kitchen, with tables and chairs for the customers under the covered porticato.

The front of the house overlooks the meadow, orchard and historic stone bridge over the Torrente Gordana. The entrance is through the garden, with cypress trees, lavender, roses and palm trees.

La Casa Colonica has a stylish living room with a balcony window overlooking the meadow. The room is high with a chestnut timber beamed ceiling, and a contemporary feel, and comes with a home cinema and selection of DVDs. A staircase leads up to the kitchen, dining room, and a double bedroom and down to the other bedrooms and bathrooms. Double doors open out onto a large terrace, which has comfortable outdoor sofas and chairs.

La Casa Colonica

The kitchen is well equipped with dishwasher, fridge/freezer marble worktops, gas hob, stainless steel sink, and a dining table and chairs. The kitchen door opens onto the porticato where there are tables and chairs for outdoor eating, and overlooks the garden with vines, roses and cypress trees. There are two bathrooms, fully tiled with grey Carrara marble, one with a bathtub and one with a shower.

There are four bedrooms: a large double bedroom, with double bed on the upper level, and two double/twin bedrooms on the lower floor. All the double bedrooms in the farmhouse overlook the meadow and orchard, and there is a small single bedroom with vaulted ceiling, which looks into the old garden. The house is ideal for 6 or 7 people and adjoins Mulino with a large shared terrace. It is located within easy reach of Stretti di Giaredo, and Pontremoli, and other areas of interest including the cities of Parma and Pisa or more typical Italian villages such as Bagnone, and the busy market town of Sarzana.