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Country retreat in the Appenine hills near Bologna

SuperhostSasso Marconi, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Private room in house hosted by Marcus
1 guest1 bedroom1 bed1 private bathroom
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My home feels quite remote and rural, even though it is only 18km from Bologna and 5km from the nearest towns of Sasso Marconi and Calderino. I have the ground floor of an old farmhouse, about 300 years old. It is very characteristic and well furnished, but with no frills. Large living room with fireplace. A little dark in fireplace corner, but cosy too. Direct access to land, parking right by entrance, lots of woods around us. My neighbours are two couples on two floors above me. One with kids.

The space
Single room, with ensuite bathroom. It is my home, and if I am there I sleep in the bedroom on the other side of the living room. In all cases, guests can use whole place. Kitchen can be used freely, as can living area

Guest access
Entire place, including outdoor area with hammock

Other things to note
Remember please, my dog is part of the family. He’s medium sized, lively and curious. Good with kids. Never aggressive. Actually very funny. But he is a dog, and he does sleep in the house
My home feels quite remote and rural, even though it is only 18km from Bologna and 5km from the nearest towns of Sasso Marconi and Calderino. I have the ground floor of an old farmhouse, about 300 years old. It is very characteristic and well furnished, but with no frills. Large living room with fireplace. A little dark in fireplace corner, but cosy too. Direct access to land, parking right by entrance, lots of woods… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 single bed

Amenities

Washing machine
Wifi
First aid kit
Kitchen
Essentials
Free parking on premises
Hair dryer
Iron
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Sasso Marconi, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

The countryside. It's a great place for walks with stunning views. In 'human' terms, all there is is a bar/trattoria. Not great on atmosphere, but pretty good food. And next to it, a posh restaurant, beyond my budget, but popular and highly rated. Apart from that, there are CAI paths for excellent walking trails.
The countryside. It's a great place for walks with stunning views. In 'human' terms, all there is is a bar/trattoria. Not great on atmosphere, but pretty good food. And next to it, a posh restaurant, beyond my…

Hosted by Marcus

Joined in November 2011
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I like good company, fine food, music of all kinds and times, reading and learning, intelligent or funny films and moving around when time allows. I'm busy - I have 3 kids who I don't live with but see a lot of, and I work for a publisher, occasionally still teach, write and even marry people! I also have a dog - a larger than life five year old hound called Rusty who is very friendly and a bit daft. He doesn't go into the guests' area, but his presence in the house is most certainly felt! 5 things I can't live without - love and friendship, my kids, a bottle of wine, my music, a good book on the go. As a host I'm sociable and welcoming. The set up in my house is decidedly informal, so if you like total privacy then maybe it is not the place for you. Obviously, the guest's room and bathroom are completely private, but I need the rest of the house to be shared space. I'll give you lots of advice about where to go, and I'll spend time with you if that's what we want, but I may not always be around. I don't have fixed times for going to bed or getting up - usually rise about 7 and go to bed about 11pm). I don't have a television - an evening in most likely involves cooking together, chatting over a drink with music in the background. There is a projector for watching films too. My home is the ground floor of an old casale. There are two sets of friendly neighbours, so not completely isolated. It is well furnished, pretty rustic, and with a fireplace. I like to keep it pretty clean, but not obsessively so. I have had mainly positive experiences with airbnb and have also hosted quite a few people on couch surfing and enjoyed it a lot. I don’t travel as much as I’d like to, so welcoming people from abroad is a good alternative! born in the UK but have lived more than half my life in Italy, in north, centre and south. Can give advice about places to visit in the area, about Bologna itself and things to do. My home is 10m drive from motorway exit, very convenient if you want to visit both Firenze and Bologna. You need a car to stay here. Parking is on property inside an electric gate. Happy to answer any more questions.
I like good company, fine food, music of all kinds and times, reading and learning, intelligent or funny films and moving around when time allows. I'm busy - I have 3 kids who I do…
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Happy to chat and or share a meal. But also respect guests’ need for privacy
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House rules
Check-in: Flexible
Check out: 16:00
Not suitable for children and infants
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Smoking is allowed
Long-term stays (28 days or more) are allowed
Health & safety
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Carbon monoxide alarm not reported Learn more
Smoke alarm not reported Learn more
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