CÀ DRA TOPIA (THE GRAPE PERGOLA HOUSE)

Giovanna

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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CÀ DRA TOPIA (THE GRAPE PERGOLA HOUSE)

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Overview

Alba Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

The Grape Pergola House:7 rooms.The Bread Oven House: 5 rooms.

Cascina Bricchetto Langhe, a hamlet of traditional Le Langhe stone farmhouses, can be found at Trezzo Tinella (Cn) about 10 Km from Alba and 3 km Barbaresco.

The views are extraordinary; a sequence of hills overlooked by Monviso and the Monte Rosa massif.

The farmhouse, possibily the oldest in the area, is situated at an altitude of 550m at the top of a peaceful remote hill surrounded by vineyards and hazelnut groves as far as the eye can see. Two of the houses have recently been renovated to a very high luxury standard maintaining many original features and using natural and local materials. They are furnished with both antique and modern furniture and have the advantage that being built in stone which are warm in the winter and cool in the summer. They are completely independent of one another.

Since 2008 the accommodation has held a prestigious certificate of quality given by Ospitalita Italiana.

Internet access within and outside the houses.

Your host also lives in the hamlet and on request will supply in your accommodation a delicious breakfast consisting of homemade cakes and jams prepared using old and genuine recipes.

In the grounds of Cascina Bricchetto you will find a covered area for eating al fresco, a covered parking area and various toys for the children e.g. swings, sandpit, rocking horse, skittles. From the house you can take many quiet country walks along the small country lanes.

Only a few kilometers away you can discover the historical towns of Asti (renowned for the September Palio), Alba ( a medieval town full of towers and arcades, famous for the truffle fairs in October), Bra ( home to the Slow Food movement) and Cherasco; not forgetting the various wine castles of Barolo, Grinzane Cavour, Magliano Alfieri, Govone etc.

The beautiful city of Turin, which is full of museums, ancient buildings and historic cafes, is located about 70 km away and can be reached by train from the railway station of Asti.

The sea and the coast of Liguria are about 100 km.

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Details for Cà dra Topia (The Grape Pergola House) 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 3 Bathrooms

On the ground floor there is a small entrance hall leading to an open plan kitchen/ living room /dining room with comfortable sofas and the chimney. The kitchen is very well equipped for the amateur or gourmet chef. There is also one double bedroom and bathroom with a shower. On the first floor reached by a beautiful solid wooden spiral staircase, a real work of art, there are two further wooden floored double bedrooms, both with ensuite shower rooms. Each bedroom has a balcony with a splendid view of the surrounding hills and the Alps dominated by Monviso. Your host also lives in the hamlet and request will supply in your accommodation a delicious breakfast consisting of homemade cakes and jams prepared using old and genuine recipes. In the grounds of Cascina Bricchetto you will find a covered area for eating al fresco, a covered parking area and various toys for the children.
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Giovanna (Owner)
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About Giovanna

I have two dogs who share my days , and the female is called Peppa is a Pyrenean Shepherd 6 years old , the male is called Pippo and is a small mestizo 3 years.

In my life I have experienced so many things and met so many people , I have worked in both private and public companies and the last period of this phase I lived as a freelancer in many regions of Italy, while on vacation days ran to work and learn from technical experts and farmers the techniques of cultivation of the vineyards that surround the farm and I planted many trees , I finally decided to devote myself exclusively to the agricultural activities of Cascina Bricchetto Langhe and to proceed in the renovation of the ancient stone structure and obtain guest houses.

Giovanna purchased this chateau / country house in 1995

Why Giovanna chose Alba

I bought “Cascina Bricchetto Langhe” the year 1995, and some years ago I left my consultancy business and settled here to manage the farm operations. When I open the shutters in the morning, I often think: “how beautiful Monviso is in the sunshine, or how wonderful the clouds are in the sky , or how magical is the misty landscape, or, even how fairy-like the snowfall is!” Then when I close them in the evening, I see the lights of the small villages in the hills opposite (Diano d’Alba, La Morra) and of the houses scattered among the hills and I thank heartily my lucky stars what led me here, where you are surrounded by such beauty. It was during one of those moments that I thought I would like to share this marvel with other people as well and so I started renovating to create two completely autonomous accommodations to be used for farm holidays.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Our homes offer the opportunity to personally experience the 'charm of the old Piedmont' inserted in a modern comfortable environment.

Living in an old stone farmhouse means of keeping cool in the summer and warmth in winter, the beauty and warmth of a wood fire that heats the radiators perhaps supplemented by a few hours of gas heating.

Experience the silence broken only by birds and some agricultural vehicle, rediscover the joy of the voices of children playing.

Enjoy the beauty of the ancient (vaulted brick ceilings, antique furniture in precious woods) joined to the efficiency of household appliances, enjoy the pleasure of a hot bath or shower at the right point and fragrant, live in the landscape that comes from the numerous and large windows to enjoy colorful sunsets on the balconies or terraces covered by drinking a glass of our beautiful wines.

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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

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Cà dra Topia (The Grape Pergola House)
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Alba Cuneo
5

The Best of the Piedmont

  • 5 of 5
I was looking for a special place to stay in the Langhe. I was escorting family and I wanted someplace to "WOW" them. Someplace with views, a romantic setting, clean, well appointed and an authentic Italian experience. Cascina Bricchetto fits the bill to a T! When we arrived at the top of the ridge where the cascina is located, we were almost giddy. The views reach to the martime and norther alps, there were still snow capped peaks to the north, It was simply stunning.
The owner, Signora Giovanna works hard to make sure her property is well stocked, immaculately clean, and in perfect working order. She is warm and genuinely interested in helping you enjoy her region.

For wine lovers, there were three types of wine glasses; for whites, nebbiolo based wines and big tannic wines. No detail was overlooked.
Ours was a very pleasant visit immersed in the Italian culture, wines and food. I'll visit again.
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Alba Cuneo
5

Unforgettable Piemonte holiday experience

  • 5 of 5
Situated on a Piemonte hilltop with great views on the Alps, and surrounded by moscato vineyards, this place is truly a gem. The house is absolutely great. Its spacious, tastefully decorated, clean and caters for absolutely everything one needs when traveling with a family. The pictures on the web are simply not doing justice to the sheer beauty of the house and its surroundings. Our kids had a great time as well. They had great fun on the swing, playing football and a game of bowls in the garden, and of course with the lovely dogs; Pipo and Peppa. The greatest asset of all is Giovanna herself. What a great hostess. She is entertaining, loves kids, provides tons of good suggestions (from tasting wine to eating out in child-friendly restaurants in the area). Besides, she taught us how to make a proper frittata di Liguria. Her 'orto' is full of delicious fruits, vegetables and herbs. We never tasted any better figs than those from her garden. All in all, we had a great holiday, and would definitely recommend Ca der Forn to other people. Love to return. Ci vediamo Edwin and Inez
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5
My two adult children, my husband and I stayed at Cascina Bricchetto. What a wonderful stay! The accommodations, hospitality, and arrangements made for us at wineries and restaurants were of the highest quality. The area was named to the World Heritage Sites and it is well deserved. Even the little things such as a hazelnut coffee cake waiting for us on the dining table or suggestions for a butcher, or sharing a new herb from her garden made us feel like family. All of these things plus appointments to visit wineries where we felt like friends (and sampled of the outstanding Piamontese wines from the nebeola grapes) made this trip exceptional! The quiet serenity of the surrounding vineyards with a distant church bell, the graciousness of our hostess, the beauty of the people, and the fantastic wines will stay with us forever. We would recommend this accommodation to our friends and family without hesitation!
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Owner's Response: Thanks so much, I'm very happy for the emotions that you have brought with you, and that are described so well. Your presence was pleasant, it was a pleasure to make you discover our good things from cheese to Luisa grass to put in scrambled eggs. If you come back there will be new discoveries to be made and I am committed to provide the information.
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5

Far above expectations!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in the Ca der Forn house in June 2014, along with our son and his wife. Four wonderful days! The house has everything you could possibly need: immaculately clean; modern bathrooms and bedrooms; kitchen perfectly stocked with dishes, flatware, glasses, spices and staples for those who want to cook. The house sits on a ridge with sweeping views both North and south over slopeps covered with vineyards with villages and mountains in the distance.
Giovanna is a wonderful host! Prior to our visit she asked us what we wanted to do in the region, then suggested places and offered to make reservations. I was a bit skeptical at first since we like to discover places on our own, but accepted her offer. Her suggestions were perfect! We sampled local restaurants of all levels, from simple local trattorias to an elegant formal restaurant. She arranged visits to small wineries, some less than 500 cases per year, where we tasted the wines with the winemakers. Based on our descriptions of what we wanted to see, she helped us know which villages to visit, and even what days they had their local markets. There would have been no way that we could have been so immersed in this wonderful region without her help.
We ordered breakfast for the first day of our visit and the food lasted us for three mornings! It included homemade bread, pastries and preserves as well as local cheeses, coffee, tea, etc.
Giovanna knows the perfect balance between being available when needed, and staying away to let her guests explore and enjoy.
I don't have enough superlatives to do this visit justice. This was clearly the highlight of our vacation which included Germany, Cinque Terre, Piemonte and the Rhone valley. If you visit the Langhe region and want to stay in the country rather than in a town, you cannot do better than to stay with Giovanna.
  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Owner's Response: Many thanks dear guests, thank you for writing what you experienced, it's a nice reward for my efforts and for our area!
Sometimes I realize that my offers organizational support to the future living are viewed with suspicion but my commitment has one goal: to help guests to experience a special holiday, meaning "to experience the beauty of the Langhe" in several respects: landscapes, typical architectural and cultural production of wines and meeting with those who produce them, culinary traditions and delicious food ...
It will be a pleasure to see you and help you (if you wish) to discover many other things, I'll be waiting.
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Alba Cuneo
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Four adults and two kids in Piemonte

  • 5 of 5
I can definitely recommend Cascina Brischetto, just out of the town of Nieve in Piemonte. Having travelled through this region several times before, we were very happy with this location, easy drive to towns of Nieve and Barbaresco and the promoted 360 degree views were certainly fantastic. We found Giovanna to be helpful and friendly, and the house to be spacious, very clean and generously fitted out with everything we needed (even proper sized wine glasses, which are very rare in holiday accommodation!). Our 3 year old and 6 year old were very happy with the swings, grassed area and basic sandpit, equipt with toys and we found the accommodation very child friendly. A typical switchback road up to the villa made us feel like we were truly in the Italian countryside, and the generous fruit and vegetables available (including heavily laden fig tree, yum!) allowed us to indulge in the local produce. No complaints, would definitely visit again, both this region and Giovanna's great house. Thanks!
  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Alba Cuneo
5

Great apartment, stunning setting, helpful hostess

  • 5 of 5
We were two couples and spent five nights here at the end of May. The description of the property was accurate, the photos don't do the apartment and the scenery justice (it's even better), and it was spotless.

The apartment itself was spacious, very comfortable and well appointed. It was a fine place to relax in the morning and before and after dinner. The panoramic views of the Alps and countryside were stunning.

Giovanna was a wonderful hostess. She had suggestions for dinners and made reservations for us - she knew almost all the restaurants within a reasonable drive. We were looking for places serving local fare with good wine lists, and we were quite pleased with her choices. She also set up tastings for us at a winery in Barolo and one in Barbaresco, and based on our experiences there, I wouldn't hesitate to have her set one up for every day.

Her recommendations for scenic towns and castles were also spot on. One thing about the Langhe region is that often there are not a lot of east-west roads, so to get from one place to another requires traveling north or south a ways, through beautiful countryside, darn - bring your cameras! We came upon some of the most beautiful views when we got temporarily lost.

The home is a great place to get away and let the everyday stresses slip away. I highly recommend it, would stay there again, and hope to return.

John Minock
Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks John, great that in less than a week after your return you have written the review!
Very interesting what you write about in our ways, and turned it into a suggestion for guests wishing to discover the beauty and a touch of adventure.
It 'been a pleasure to read what you wrote, my goal is to get to know a little of the authentic essence of this land and its people, to make sure that each of our guests have the unique experiences and personal to bring to home ... but to achieve the goal it is essential to the availability and the curiosity of those who arrive.
I wait for you and help you to make new experiences.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Torino-Caselle
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Trezzo Tinella
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Asti - Cherasco
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Neive
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Asti-Cuneo exit Castagnito
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Kilometres
S. Donato
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Limone Piemonte
Nearest Beach
110 Kilometres
Albisola Mare (SV)
Car: necessary

Only a few kilometers away you can discover the historical towns of Asti (renowned for the September Palio), Alba ( a medieval town full of towers and arcades, famous for the truffle fairs in October), Bra ( home to the Slow Food movement) and Cherasco; not forgetting the various wine castles of Barolo, Grinzane Cavour, Magliano Alfieri, Govone etc.

The beautiful city of Turin, which is full of museums, ancient buildings and historic cafes, is located about 70 km away and can be reached by train from the railway station of Asti.

The sea and the coast of Liguria are about 100 km.

The area is excellent for activities such as hiking, horse riding, tennis, golf, swimming, visits to museums and concerts. In the summer the area is alive with local festivals based on food and wine. The area is renowned for its food – specialties include truffles, chocolate, hazelnuts. Visits to local wineries or to small producers of cheese, salami or sweet delicacies can be arranged on request.

Cellars: The nearest 3 km and the farthest to 25.

I always tell our guests: 'if you want to understand a little of this territory and its people have to visit some cellar', talking with producers and tasting their products (we are talking about Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera, Dolcetto, Moscato d'Asti , Arneis, Freisa ...) you do something special to take with you ...

Obviously need to make an appointment.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From €250 Per night

Alba Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Alta stagione
Oct 1 2014 - Nov 16 2014
3 night minimum stay
€360
From
€360
Fri,Sat,Sun
€1,450
 
 
Media stagione
Nov 17 2014 - Dec 18 2014
3 night minimum stay
€290
€1,300
 
 
Alta stagione
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
€370
€1,500
 
 
Bassa stagione
Jan 8 2015 - Mar 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
€250
€1,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit €500
Pulizia finale €160
Stay tax €1.5 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 10 years.
Notes I prezzi della tabella sono riferiti a 6 persone.
Letto aggiuntivo( max 2) costerà 35 euro per notte ciascuno in qualsiasi periodo.
Sistemazione 4 persone: living, due camere doppie ciascuna con bagno privato, balcone, costo settimanale € 850/1100.
I prezzi non comprendono: il gas & riscaldamento, lettino,seggiolone, bagnetto, set pappa.
Cash, trasferimento bancario, paypal.
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Amenities

Amenities

Alba Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 140 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Green bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet , On the first floor
    Orange bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet , On the first floor
    Pink bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet , On the ground floor
  • Equipment: hair dryer, soaps, shampoo, headphones, toilet paper, sponge mats, washcloths, towels.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 'Roses and camellias' - 1 queen , On the ground floor
    Bedroom 'Look at the stars' - 1 queen , 3 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , On the first floor. Can be set up with 3 single beds
    Bedroom 'Look at the moon' - 1 queen , 3 twin/ single , On the first floor. Can be set up with 3 single beds.
  • Panoramic views, absolute quiet, spacious, furnished with family furniture and extra comfortable beds. Quality linen.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Sand Box
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The area is excellent for activities such as hiking, horse riding, tennis, golf, swimming, visits to museums and concerts. In the summer the area is alive with local festivals based on food and wine. The area is renowned for its food – specialties include truffles, chocolate, hazelnuts. Visits to local wineries or to small producers of cheese, salami or sweet delicacies can be arranged on request.
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