|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Midway between the quaint market town of Santo Stefano Belbo and the medieval town of Calosso, the farmhouse is set in an elevated position amongst the beautiful wine hills of the Langhe and Monferrato, with breathtaking views of surrounding countryside. It is at the centre of the most widely acclaimed wine and food region in Italy. The house is in the middle of a Unesco recognised zone, in the process of being listed for it's beauty and the unique coverage of the hills with small vineyards.
The beautiful farmhouse has recently been restored to the highest standard with cotto floors, stone benches and much locally made wooden furniture. Each bedroom has its own balcony (one a large terrazzo) and the whole house faces south to ensure plenty of light and sunshine.
A two story house with 4 bedrooms (3 facing south), a large but cosy lounge room with open fire, and an enormous kitchen/dining/living room.
The house includes a sheltered portico area for outdoor dining and barbecue.
The grounds comprise a paved area around the elevated house (approx 150 sq m) and some 2000 sq m of dolcetto vineyard below. The area surrounding the house is enclosed and ideal for outside eating under the awning and a safe play area for children.
Your morning walk on the narrow , barely used country roads, takes you past some of the most highly regarded vineyards and wineries in Piemonte. These roads wind through an exquisite landscape which extends as far as the eye can see.
Within an easy 10 minute drive of the property you will find charming local restaurants and several osteria which form an important part of the history of the worldwide slow food movement.
The towns of Alba (home of the prized white truffle) and Barolo (premier Italian wine) are within a short drive as well as Bra, the birth place of slow food.
Visits to wonderful local cantinas can be arranged with a phone call and delicious local food purchased at local markets several times a week.
There is a lovely public swimming pool 6 kms away at Costigliole d'Asti and a very large public swimming pool can be found in Acqui Terme (only 20 minutes by car).
Other activities include cycling, tennis (in local village) and boules and table tennis on the property.
Thanks for the opportunity to stay at your beautiful house.
On previous trips to Italy we have gone from hotel to hotel across the country, having lots of fun, but quite weary at the end from all the hotel changes. On this occasion we used your house as a base and made smaller trips out and about.
It worked really well. Calosso is in the centre of gorgeous area and we found ourselves easily within a day's travel of fantastic towns around about, at the sea and in the mountains. On the days we weren't travelling we were more than content walking around the nearby villages,visiting wineries and just chilling out in your garden.
We had the best time. Thanks once again.
Stunningly beautiful hills covered with a patchwork of small vineyards.
Suitable for mountain bike riding (available for hire in Santo Stefano) and perfect for walking. There is a tennis court within a kilometre of the property and a number of communal swimming pools within about 6 kilometres.
The area comes alive during the summer months with warm days and fresh breezes on most evenings. Particularly vibrant months are September and October when many wine and food festivals are held.
Other Activities: wine tasting
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Sep 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||€300|
There is a Euro 100 cleaning charge per week of rental.
This security deposit will be fully refunded when the final clean shows all to be in order with the house
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (EUR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.