The farmhouse Valle Ponci is situated in a particularly sought after part of the picturesque hinterland of Finale Ligure four kilometres form the best beaches of the area, the renowned Valle Ponci which means Valley of the bridges due to its ancient roman bridges, is one of the most prominent fossil valleys and has been therefore included in the ‘Nature 2000 Network’ and is ‘Site of Community importance’ (S I C) offering bikers and hikers alike, well kept, authentic, historic and archaeological treasures to discover along the ancient route of ‘Iulia Augusta’ with its 5 bridges, the ‘Ciappa del Sale’, the ‘Grotta delle Fate’ and the Roman caves.
This area is a huge tourist trap attracting visitors from home and abroad all year long in particular outdoor sporting enthusiasts choosing this extraordinary territory for hiking, climbing, mountain bike riding or simply strolling surrounded by stunning landscapes, If you have not visited this area before it is a great place to live as well as visit.
The farmhouse is accessed via the ancient Roman Route Via Julia Augusta, near the best preserved of the five roman bridges, it is the sole inhabited rural property of the are. The setting is superb lying nestled at the centre of the valley in some of the most attractive countryside in the country comprising a varied landscape dominated by the surrounding rocks made up of pinkie white limestone rich in fossils (named ‘the stone of Finale’ and used in construction) and enriched by a local vegetation with lush woods and fields formerly extensively cultivated and now partially recovered as orchards and vineyards by the farmhouse owners.
The property is set among its own plots orchards and vineyards.
The house was restored in 2000 from a disused building into a stunning holiday farmhouse preserving the character and features of the original structure, but with all the modern comforts.
This magnificent farmhouse is, at once, rustic and elegant with all modern facilities but which retains all of the charm expected of a rural building.
Since purchasing the property a lot of time and effort has been spent in developing and establishing the business and taking care of the surrounding areas, the present owners passionately planted a fabulous vineyard which now produces 15.000 bottles of high quality prized wines they also developed a well appreciated restaurant offering typical local dishes usual and new guests don’t hesitate driving here to sample the season culinary delights. Renowned for its food offerings and cozy atmosphere, the restaurantl uses only the best of locally sourced produce and quality self produced vegetables and fruit which ensures its guests return time after time.
The accommodation as arranged as follows:
for guests and the professional kitchen on the ground floor while on the second floor there is a large apartment fot the farmhouse guests with an independent entrance.
Situated adjacent to the farmhouse a completely restored outbuilding has been arranged to host four bedrooms for the guests, each room has its own independent entrance, private bathroom and self-provided heating system with pellets stove, two of the rooms feature a second level on a wood mezzanine, each room can enjoy of the porch outside and of the garden.