VINEYARD VILLA, STAY AT A TRADITIONAL CASCINA ON A TRANQUIL HILLSIDE

Dianne Hillman

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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VINEYARD VILLA, STAY AT A TRADITIONAL CASCINA ON A TRANQUIL HILLSIDE

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self catering or catered villa, in the heart of the famous wine producing region

The vineyard villa, a traditional cascina, is located on a quiet hillside with stunning views, only 2 kms from the town of Canelli.

Self contained, it has it's own entrance with automatic gates.The owner's home adjoins and they will be in residence during your stay, to assist or cook for you if you wish. Find out more about us by visiting our Facebook Page -

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cascina-Cavolpi/432175566871863?ref=hl

On the ground floor, there is a fully fitted kitchen, a lounge with open fire and dining area, and a store room. Upstairs there are 3 double bedrooms(2 with balconies), a playroom, a bathroom and separate shower room (each has a WC).

Outside you have your own private terrace for relaxing and al fresco dining while enjoying the fabulous view. Also your own above ground pool for cooling off in the summer, a barbeque and table tennis table.

A self catering or catered holiday. We can cook for you, either eat with us or have a home cooked meal in your house, ready to reheat. and enjoy with our own wine, made on site. Sample menu available.

Area Festivals: Throughout the Summer and Autumn there are many festivals and sagri ( specialist food festivals eg salami,peppers,hazelnuts, cherries ) in the surrounding towns and villages. Most involve markets, eating,drinking,dancing and generally making merry for all ages and the whole family.

Canelli has a market on Tuesdays and Fridays but every town has one, so it is possible to visit every day of the week.

The fourth weekend in September, Canelli hosts other wine cities of Italy, for the Citta di Vino celebrations, two days of food and wine tasting, and special events.

Every weekend in October, visit the International Alba Truffle festival or sample the world renowned white truffle at many of our local restaurants.

Hill walking: We can offer guided walks in the hills and vineyards around the cascina.

Tourist Attractions: Visit the major cities of Turin,Genoa and Milan, all approx 1.5 hrs drive fron Canelli. The historic towns of Asti, Acqui Terme, Alba and Alessandria are only 30 minutes away.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Dianne Hillman

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Speaks english, italian
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

5
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Vineyard villa, stay at a traditional cascina on a tranquil hillside
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Asti Piedmont (Lake District)
Chester-le-Street
5

VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

  • 5 of 5
The description of this villa does not do it justice. We have thoroughly enjoyed several peaceful holidays there. The villa has beautiful views overlooking the valley with the Alps in the distance. It is situated in an ideal location for touring around Italy's best wine producting regions. The owners are charming hosts and provide beautifully cooked evening meals with their own wine on request.

If you want to recharge your batteries I thoroughly recommend this villa and region.
  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2008
  • Stayed: Jun 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Vineyard villa, stay at a traditional cascina on a tranquil hillside
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p19378
+44 (0) 7808141353
Asti Piedmont (Lake District)
5

RETURN VISIT TO CASCINA CAVOLPI !

  • 5 of 5
We returned to Cascina Cavolpi after a five year absence and enjoyed our stay just as much the second time around.

The villa is clean, spacious [ample room for six] and well equipped. We welcomed the addition of a dishwasher since our first visit!

It is situated high up on a hillside with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside and the Alps visible on a clear day. It is very peaceful. There are lovely little towns and markets to visit and many cantinas for wine tasting!

Diane and Brian make this place.They are kind and helpful without ever being intrusive. Diane is a splendid cook and Brian's wines made the meals fantastic. Their suggestions for a morning of Italian cooking lessons and a visit to a local polenta festival were surprisingly interesting and fun. A big" thank you" to both of them.

Last but not least you can't beat the price! We would be back more often if we lived closer.
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vineyard villa, stay at a traditional cascina on a tranquil hillside
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p19378
+44 (0) 7808141353
Asti Piedmont (Lake District)
5

5 GOOD REASONS TO STAY HERE......

  • 5 of 5
1. The Area : Surprisingly dramatic with a really active rural lifestyle
2. The Towns : Especially Acqui & Alba with interesting shops & markets
3. The Food & Wine : High quality restaurants. Not expensive. (see 5)
4. The House : Everything you will need is provided. Wake up to that view.
5. Di & Brian : Saved the best till last. Di's food is so delicious and Brian's wine is not only made with love and skill but it doesn't give you a hangover ! (no preservatives we're told).
  • Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Vineyard villa, stay at a traditional cascina on a tranquil hillside
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p19378
+44 (0) 7808141353
Asti Piedmont (Lake District)
Somerset
5

RURAL TRANQUILITY

  • 5 of 5
As a couple, we have enjoyed five holidays, at different times of the year, at restful Cascina Cavolpi.
Our first, in June, was to travel by air and join up with friends who were regular visitors. Although we live in rural England, we were immediately struck by the peace and quiet, and the beauty, of the Piedmontese countryside although, at that time of year, the weather was a little hot for us.
Three further visits have been made at the end of the Summer, when it suited us better - hot enough in the day but still warm enough in the evening to eat out on the Terrace. Our other visit was made in mid October and although it was warm enough during the day, we ate indoors in the evening, with the wood burner murmuring away in the background.
All the rooms are spacious, the bedrooms particularly so, and the property is very clean, well equipped for six people and has a nice rural feel to it, with magnificent views from its elevated position.
On many occasions we have taken the opportunity to eat with our excellent hosts, Di and Brian, and at other times we have availed ourselves of Di's superb pre-cooked meals accompanied by Brian's excellent wine. For other eating requirements, there are a large number of supermarkets in Canelli, as well as the twice weekly local market and, for eating out, a good selection of nearby restaurants.
All in all, it is a very relaxing place to spend a week or two and is really suited to anyone who wants to recharge their batteries.
  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+
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Vineyard villa, stay at a traditional cascina on a tranquil hillside
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p19378
+44 (0) 7808141353
Asti Piedmont (Lake District)
5

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

  • 5 of 5
We have had a very good stay in this villa. Lot's of space, enough for a big family (6 people). Very friendly house owners (Dianne and Brian). Excellent view and beautiful surroundings.

Extraordinary value for the price. Too good to be true but it is. If we return to the region (hopefully we will) this will be our first choice.

Thank you,
Joao & Carla
Artur & Luisa
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Vineyard villa, stay at a traditional cascina on a tranquil hillside
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p19378
+44 (0) 7808141353
Asti Piedmont (Lake District)
5

BEAUTIFUL LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
This cascina was clean, spacious and everything the pictures showed. It is on a hill some distance from the nearest town and requires a car. The views from your patio are fantastic with the Alps in the background and the hills and valleys before you. The location is great for exploring the great wine areas nearby. Wifi is in town and there is no TV to distract you. The best thing about this property are the hosts Brian and Diane. They truly have set the bar high for providing guests with wonderful hospitality. Not only are they willing to share their wine but also their great food. They were always ready to provide us with advice for the day. We hope to return some day.
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Genoa or Turin or Milan
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Genoa
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Canelli
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Asti Est
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
Ligurian coast
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Canelli
Nearest Ski
110 Kilometres
Turin Area
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Aqui Terme
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Canelli
Car: necessary

Canelli, an Italian wine capital has many local wineries offering wine tasting, try Barbera, Dolcetto or sparkling Moscato. The town's historic cellars are World Heritage sites.

Barolo and Barbaresco, the famous wine towns are only 30 minutes away.

Every week, markets and festivals make Canelli and surrounding area a vibrant and friendly place to visit, though as yet largely undiscovered by tourists.

The larger medieval towns of Asti,and Alba,and Art Noveau Spa town of Acqui Terme, all within half hours drive are a 'must' for both sightseeing and shopping.

Also within easy reach -Turin, Milan, the Lakes, Genoa and the Ligurian coast.

There are many excellent resturants offering famous Piedmont cusine. Come in October to sample the areas world renowned white truffle. The Alba festival is open every weekend, along with many smaller local ones throughout the month. Many restaurants feature special truffle menus.

The national parks and many other rural areas are ideal for walkers.

Other Activities: Wine tasting, World Heritage site - Medieval wine cellars, Visit towns of historical interest, 23rd/24th Sept - Citta Di Vino (City of Wine Festival)

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 26 2014 - Aug 27 2014
7 night minimum stay
£650
 
 
Autumn
Aug 28 2014 - Oct 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
£550
 

Notes

  • Rental rate includes electricity, all linens and final cleaning. Meals are not included.
    A £50 deposit secures any date, the balance being due 4 weeks before the start of your holiday, by bank transfer.

Amenities

Asti House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Backpack
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Firewood
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Hair Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Garage
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Grill
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , walk -in shower
  • Please note that both the bathroom and shower room are upstairs and adjacent to the master bedroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom Master - 1 king , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
  • Bedrooms 1 and 2 both have balconies, Bedroom 3 has either a large double or 2 singles as required. Mothercare cot and mattress also available on request. There are 2 children beds in the playroom. Each bedroom has a hairdryer for guest use.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Toys
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Beach Towels
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Children are welcome but because the house has balconies and the garden, a pond, a well, steps and decking built out from the hillside, very young children do need a high degree of supervision to assure their safety. The bathroom and shower room are on the first floor, so it is essential that any guest can manage stairs. We ask that smokers only do so outside, either on the balcony or the terrace. The playroom on the first floor, has two extra children's beds in it, but you do have to go through this room to reach one of the double bedrooms and both the bathroom and shower room. It is also equiped with books, toys, games and puzzles for young children. Each bedroom and the downstairs lounge also have adult books and games. Outside there is an above ground, pool for exclusive use by guests to cool off in during the summer months and a full sized table tennis table. There is off road parking for 2 guest vehicles. The owners access is at the rear of the house.

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