If you wish to rent a beautiful holiday home to explore the beauty and atmosphere of the Gulf of the Poets and the Cinque Terre National Park, Blackberry Cottage is the perfect “agriturismo” location for visiting this corner of paradise between Tuscany and Liguria, arguably one of the most beautiful areas in Italy.
A holiday at the Blackberry Cottage will give you the opportunity to visit, by car, by train, by boat or on foot the wonderful Cinque Terre villages and the jewels enshrined in the Gulf of La Spezia: Portovenere, Le Grazie, Lerici, Tellaro and Fiascherino. Add in the surroundings, places of historical interest and local dishes, you have the ingredients for an unforgettable holiday.
Baba and Alberto Parenti invite you to visit the website, where you can find pictures of the house and the garden, a description of the interior, as well as some practical advices for making your holiday unforgettable.
Welcome to the Blackberry Cottage, your next Villa to rent!
If you want to rent a holiday home between the Cinque Terre and the Poets’ Gulf, the Blackberry Cottage is the perfect location. It is in a wonderful position on a hillside, about 300 meters above sea level, with an amazing view over the Gulf of La Spezia
Pisa, Lucca, Florence, Portofino and Genoa are all destinations easily reachable on a day trip by car, or by car and train.
Pisa international airport, a Ryanair destination, is within a hour from the house.
Have a look at the interactive map to understand better where you could spend a wonderful holiday.
Our family has been renting the Blackberry Cottage since 1985. Here some memories of our guests.
|Low season||1 April – 27 May||1100 euro|
|Middle season||27 May - 1 July||1300 euro|
|High season||1 July - 2 September||1600 euro|
|Middle season||2 September - 30 September||1300 euro|
|Low season||30 September - 4 November||1100 euro|
The Blackberry Cottage can be rented from April to October.
Booking is easy: everything can be done on-line. If you are interested, just send us an e-mail with your request or fill the contact form.
The Blackberry Cottage is at the end of 700 meters private road which climbs the hill facing the La Spezia Gulf. There is public transport but it is not very frequent (1 bus each hour on average) and the stop is some 500 meters away. You have to climb quite a lot of stairs to get to the Blackberry Cottage. Parking is easy: you can park up to 4 cars just next to the entrance of the Blackberry Cottage.
Once you have competed the reservation we will send you the directions to reach the Blackberry Cottage.
There is 1 bedroom on the main floor with a queen size bed, 1 bedroom downstairs with 2 single beds one next to the other and 2 rooms upstairs with 1 bunk bed each (so 2 persons in each room). There is 1 bathroom with toilet, bathtub and shower and another toilet upstairs. There is a second shower in the garden which can be used during the nice season. The Blackberry Cottage is perfect for 2 couples with maximum 4 kids. We do not recommend it for 8 adults unless they are very good friends.
Yes, Andrea will ask you 200 euro in cash as deposit for the valuable things you will find in the cottage. So please make sure you have 200 euro cash when you arrive. If you brake a glass or lose some cutlery there is no problem and no money will be detracted, just please inform Andrea at the end of your stay so that he can replace them.
The deposit will also be used to pay the heating in the low season if you use it. There is a consumption meter and 1 cubic meter of gas costs 6 euro. So if you use 10 cubic meters Andrea will return you 200 - 60 = 140 euro at the end of your stay.
There are plenty of very pleasant activities to do, from hiking to sailing, from sightseeing to swimming. There are several excellent restaurants and nice cultural events are regularly organised in the area. You will find some information on things to do in the cottage and I will send you some additional tips just before your arrival.
We inherited from our parents this jewel and the same passion for beauty and nature. We constantly try to improve the house and the garden to make the Blackberry Cottage a wonderful place for us and our guests. We have been renting it to foreign and Italian guests for more than 30 years and the hundreds of people who have stayed in the Blackberry Cottage have always left with nice memories.
Of Florentine origin, we both left our home town for love and adventure.
Baba, a history of art specialist, recently published a wonderful book on a XVII century manuscript on paintings. Most of the beautiful things you will see in the garden come from her passion and intuition.
Alberto, an environmental economist, has lived abroad for several years, but it seems that he has finally found his harbour in Brussels, where he works for the European Commission. Married with Radostina, he’s the happy father of Alexander and Niccolo’!
Do contact us if you are interested in Cinque Terre, we'll be happy to assist you.