Accommodation and Dining

Accommodation and Dining

Bedrooms

Casa Villatalla has 5 bedrooms for guests (Quercia, Timo, Ginestra, Corbezzolo and Rosmarino, which are all names of native plants that grow in our grounds), each with its own ensuite shower room (with hairdryer), tea and coffee-making facilities (a choice of teas is offered), and direct access to a balcony or terrace.

All bedrooms are comfortably furnished, and in the cooler months benefit from modern central heating with individual thermostat control. Windows are double-glazed, and fitted with shutters. All guest bedrooms can be made either as double-bedded or twin-bedded rooms.

Sitting-room

The sitting-room contains comfortable armchairs and sofas where guests can chat, read or relax, or in winter simply enjoy the warmth of the open log fire. There is a library of books, and lots of information about local events and nearby places to visit.

Dining-room

Breakfast – this can be taken at any time between 08.30 and 10.00, and consists of a full Continental buffet of fruit juices, yoghurts, cereals, cheese, fresh fruit according to the season, fresh brioches (pastries) and local bread, toast, and locally produced honey and home-made jams, all accompanied by Italian coffee or cappuccino, hot chocolate, or a choice of teas.

Lunch – we can provide a two course lunch if ordered the day before (€15 excluding wine, or €20 including it), or a packed lunch (€8 including fruit and a bottle of water) if preferred.

Dinner – if pre-ordered, Marina can cook dinner for our guests (tables d’hotes style), usually, though, not more than 3 times a week. She is an experienced cook, and is passionate about Mediterranean cuisine. She uses fresh local produce according to the season, and her dishes will include some Ligurian specialities. Dinner can be wholly vegetarian if required. Candlelit dinner with at least 3 courses, inclusive of house wine, mineral water, coffee and digestifs, is offered at €30 a head.

Bar – we maintain a cellar containing both our house wine (red and white) and a selection of other quality wines if guests prefer those. All the main spirits are available, whether for aperitifs or digestifs, as well as cold beers and soft drinks.

Restaurants – there are also many excellent restaurants in the area, which we would be happy to recommend.

Swimming Pool

Our swimming pool (approx. 12m x 6m) is open from mid-May to mid-October. Guests are very welcome to use it at any time during daylight hours. There are also sunbeds and umbrellas at their disposal.

Grounds

There are terraces all around the house, and shady spots in the garden, where our guests are welcome to sit and relax. We have a number of indigenous plants such as rock rose, juniper, wild orchids, rosemary and thyme, mimosa, pine trees and shrub heather, and in addition there are oak trees, cypresses, lemon trees, wisteria, oleanders and limes, plus mulberry, pepper, eucalyptus, grevillea, camphor, albizia and carob trees, olive trees and fig trees, quince, persimmon, and a wide variety of roses (we now have over 90 rose plants).

We hope you will find it perfect for reading or contemplation, or just absorbing the natural beauty of the landscape.

Boules

We also have a professionally made boules track for the enjoyment of our guests!

PLEASE NOTE:

Smoking

Villatalla is an entirely NO SMOKING establishment. We therefore ask smokers only to smoke outside the building; of course you are welcome to use your own balcony or terrace, provided the connecting door to your room is closed!

Arrival/Departure

Check-in time can be any time after 15.00, and if it is likely to be after 19.00 please let us know a little in advance.

Guests are requested to vacate their rooms by 11.00 on the day of departure.