PIEDMONT BAROLO 17TH C. VILLA, POOL, WIFI, COOKING CLASSES, WINE TOURS

Clay and Tamar McLachlan

Speaks french, italian
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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Clay and Tamar McLachlan

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PIEDMONT BAROLO 17TH C. VILLA, POOL, WIFI, COOKING CLASSES, WINE TOURS

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Villa, up to 6 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, up to 7 Baths, (Sleeps 12-15)

One hour from Torino, escape into the bucolic hills of Piemonte. This beautiful 17th Century stone villa sits on three-point-six hectares (nine acres) at an altitude of 550 meters (1900 feet) near the small village of Bonvicino and four miles from Dogliani, in the heart of Piemonte, Italia. Sit on the balcony, sipping your morning coffee or enjoying a glass of wine at sunset while gazing out at the rugged and lush green mountain landscape. On clear days, enjoy spectacular views of the Alps. Villa San Lorenzo di Bonvicino provides a perfect base for exploring the Piemonte region. Enjoy walking through Italian hill towns and vineyards, visit the well-known towns of Monforte D’Alba and Barolo (nine and 12 miles away).

The property was completely renovated between 2008 and 2013, including new bathrooms, new gourmet teaching kitchen, beds, linens, antique furnishings, satellite TV, high-speed internet, plumbing, electrical. Modern conveniences are combined with the antiquity of this centuries old farmhouse. Furnishings combine comfort in keeping with the style of the region and preservation of the house. There are Four bedrooms (Four Queen Size Beds, or the possibility for Two rooms Twin Beds), Four modern bathrooms with bath/shower, a spacious living room with a balcony overlooking the Piemonte hills, and a fully-equipped kitchen. The property offers privacy, spectacular views in a beautiful peaceful setting. Perfect for a family, or two to six couples, or a group of friends. Wood fired traditional brick pizza oven added Autumn 2007. Swimming pool and outdoor patio added Spring 2008.

Enjoy cooking in your peaceful apartment, dining al fresco, or choose from one of the region's many delicious restaurants. Local cuisine offers fresh regional dishes based on seasonal ingredients. The property is completely private, nestled in the Alta Langa hills. Just minutes from town (cafes, restaurants, shopping, cinema), you will feel peacefully secluded on this spacious property. Pick fresh figs, apples, cherries, and blackberries just outside your front door.

Walk directly from the house to view hawks, warblers, finches, sparrows, rabbits, deer, fox, coyotes, or drive to one of the many walks nearby. Local wineries abound, featuring the internationally acclaimed Barolo and Barbaresco wines. The nearby town of Alba is known as the home of the famous white truffle. Bra prides itself on being the heart of the Slow Food movement. Nearby Cherasco is known for its famous chocolate, as well as offering a cultural museum and film retrospectives. Horseback riding and swimming are just minutes away.

Dogliani offers a choice of cafes where you can sample homemade Gelati, enjoy a cappuccino or stay for lunch or dinner. Shop at the local farmer's market on Tuesday or Saturday and visit the local pannetteria and pasticeria for your bread and dessert. Take a walk or drive to Bossolasco to sample their famous chocolates (including a variety of hot chocolate beverages) and views stretching over the entire region.

You may want to take a trip to the seaside near Savona on the Ligurian Coast or to the Alps for skiing or hiking, both about an hour's drive away. Cinque Terre, Nice, and Milan are approximately two hours away.

All linens provided. Daily or weekly cleaning available at additional cost.

Keywords: Villa,Piedmont,Italy,Barolo,Wine,Swimming Pool,Pool,Dogliani,Langhe,Alta Langhe,Alta Langa,Langa,Italian,Holiday,Luxury,Private,Bathrooms,Slow Food

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • limited accessibility

Clay and Tamar McLachlan

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We are avid food and wine lovers who have traveled to every major wine region in the world. Piemonte offers exquisite wines, incredible prepared traditional Italian cuisine which as times is elevated to an art form, and absolutely breathtaking scenery with steep vineyards, Italian Alps, and quaint hillside towns. We are in the Food, Wine, and Travel photography field and we have never visited a region anywhere in the world that delivers the trifecta of Food, Wine, and Views! Our two daughters ages 3 and 6 love Italy!

Clay and Tamar McLachlan purchased this villa in 2005

The Villa is situated in a stunningly beautiful location with views of the surrounding mountains, lush green hillsides, and nearby villages, while offering peace, tranquility, and lots of outdoor space. The access to absolutely incredible restaurants and wineries is what initially drew us to the region as I am a professional food and wine photographer. Piedmont is by far one of the most breathtaking wine regions in the world and the people who live in Piedmont welcome you with open arms and big smiles.

The private swimming pool, al fresco dining with stunning views, incredible peace and tranquility with the sounds of nature while sleeping in supreme comfort, and great walks right from the Villa make it a piece of heaven. Morning visits to the Chocolate shop with incredible coffee, pastries, and gelato or hot chocolate depending on the season followed by a lazy afternoon at our favorite Osteria with incredible homemade food and delicious wines is the perfect Sunday.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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4.8
based on 51 traveler reviews

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Piedmont Barolo 17th C. Villa, Pool, WiFi, Cooking Classes, Wine Tours
average rating of 4.8039217 based on 51 reviews
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Alba Cuneo
Los Angeles, CA
5

BEAUTIFUL, SCENIC, HISTORIC

  • 5 of 5
Our trip to Northern Italy was spectacular. Of course there is so much to do and see, but be sure to just enjoy your time at Villa San Lorenzo as well. It is a wonderful villa with views and areas to relax, read and enjoy the Italian air. The villa manager, John Pinca, is a treasure. He goes above and beyond to make your vacation special and memorable. John knows the area, the little known spots, and will tell you as much as you want to know. We truly believe that he alone put this trip on our "to do" list again!
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Alba Cuneo
Baltimore, MD, USA
5

LOVED IT!!

  • 5 of 5
This is an absolutely wonderful place. The house is as nice if not better than pictured. John, who you deal with for daily interactions provided great local recommendations. The property itself is truly special. I look forward to coming back and hated leaving
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. We have worked very hard to make Villa San Lorenzo a truly special place and we love nothing more than to share it with others. We are lucky to work with a truly committed team. We very much appreciate your time in giving us feedback. Our aim is to cater to our guests' individual needs.
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Alba Cuneo
Sonoma, CA
5

FOOD, WINE, CULTURE AND AN AMAZING GLIMPSE INTO A SIMPLY WONDERFUL LIFESTYLE.

  • 5 of 5
Meals with great friends, visits to some of the most incredible wine producers in the world, learning the ropes from amazing locals, and TRUFFLE SEASON, who could ask for anything more? When I arrived at Villa Bonvicino I was amazed at how breathtaking the property looked. An old farmhouse and a second building that has been transformed into Italian villa feel, with all the modern amenities you could ever need. Spacious rooms to relax in, the property is beautiful and has many places to walk around. Then there is the kitchen. I cam e with a group of food and wine people and we couldn’t have asked for a better place to be. There is a massive kitchen with a wood-burning rotisserie in it that we cooked a lamb in with plenty of room for 5 people to prep and cook the rest of the food. There was also a beautiful wood-burning pizza oven that we were able to make an abundance of classic pizza’s…with truffles.
The property manager is much, much more than someone to tend to your needs. John is a true local and the ability to have intimate tasting visits with the best winemakers and proprietors in Barolo and Barbaresco is amazing. The owner of the property and John are known in the area with top chefs, restaurateurs, and winery owners, so if you are into a true immersion of what Piemonte has to offer there is none better. There is also the look into culture. John can show you lots of small towns nearby that focus on chocolates, hazelnuts, truffles, special cattle in the area, and the most amazing eggs you will ever have in your life. This place is a getaway or a glimpse into an amazing lifestyle…Have Fun, I did!!!
  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Alba Cuneo
5

FÉÉRIE

  • 5 of 5
Nous sommes arrivés à la nuit tombée et le givre étincelait sur la route jusqu'à la villa! Une véritable féerie qui ne s'est pas démentie au cours des dix jours que nous y avons passés: notre chambre était non seulement confortable et agréablement meublée, mais aussi très spacieuse et ouvrait sur une terrasse ensoleillée , la pente des collines, les sommets enneigés au loin. La villa est comme un petit hameau perché, resserré autour d'une piscine merveilleusement placée pour jouir du paysage environnant (nous n'avons pas pu en profiter en ce mois de décembre, mais elle doit être délicieuse à la belle saison) d'une grande salle à manger extérieure et de nombreux petits coins où l'on peut s'isoler pour lire ou méditer tout en gardant l'oeil sur la vie qui bourdonne.
A l'intérieur, une autre grande salle à manger a accueilli quelques dîners mémorables préparés par notre hôte mais tout le monde peut mettre la main à la pâte dans la cuisine aux proportions et à l'équipement généreux. Clay nous a même concocté une soirée pizzas fabriquées et cuite de ses mains dans le four extérieur. Un régal! Nous l'avons religieusement écouté quand il nous conseillait un restaurant, une dégustation ou la visite d'une cave et nous ne l'avons pas regretté! Tous ceux que nous avons rencontrés au cours de ces explorations se sont révélés des gens merveilleux et passionnés.
  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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Alba Cuneo
Chappaqua, NY
5

CLASSIC NEBBIOLO, WITH A VIEW!

  • 5 of 5
Fantastic. Beautiful. Food and wine off the charts. Great villa. Perfect views
  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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Alba Cuneo
Connecticut?
5

A GREAT FIND IN PIEDMONT

  • 5 of 5
Dear Clay,
We had a wonderful week at your villa, August 31- September 6. The villa exceeded our expectations in every way. The property was beautiful and the villa was very inviting and so comfortable. The weather was spectacular and we enjoyed relaxing and swimming in the pool. John was very helpful and recommended the beach at Noli which we loved and went to twice.
We trust that we left the villa in satisfactory condition. Please either tear up our security deposit check or return it.
Sincerely,
Karen & Jim Scialabba
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Dear Karen and Jim,
We so enjoyed having you stay at VSL and we are thrilled that you had a wonderful time. We have torn up your security deposit check as you requested. We look forward to seeing you again!
Cheers,
Tamar and Clay
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Map

Nearest Airport
116 Kilometres
Torino Caselle
Nearest Ferry
41 Kilometres
Savona
Nearest Train
21 Kilometres
Alba
Nearest Motorway
17 Kilometres
A33
Nearest Beach
41 Kilometres
Savona
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Bossolasco
Nearest Ski
59 Kilometres
Prato Nevoso
Nearest Golf
17 Kilometres
Monforte d'Alba
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Dogliani and Bossolasco
Car: necessary

Many wonderful restaurants and wineries nearby, Barolo, Monforte D'Alba, Dogliani, Alba, Ligurian Coast one hour away, two hours from Nice, one hour to the Italian Alps.

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Availability & Rates

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Alba Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Base Rate
7 night minimum stay
€3,990
 
Discounts: 8 nights or more: €570 Nightly; 14 nights or more: €570 Nightly
 
Winter 2013 - 2014
Dec 1 - Mar 31
4 night minimum stay
€700
€3,990
 
Discounts: 8 nights or more: €570 Nightly

Additional information about rental rates

Fees And Taxes Final Cleaning is included in rate. 10% IVA is included in all rates.
50% due upon booking, 50% due 60 days prior to arrival.
Notes Rates are based on a 4 bedroom - 4 bathroom rental which includes Suites 1, 2, 3, 4 and Main Level Kitchen/Dining/Living. There are an additional 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, and Grand Salon. 4 bed/grand salon is 5.00 EURO. The ENTIRE private villa is 7.000 EURO for 7 nights.

SAN LORENZO DI MCLACHLAN CLAY BRIAN
LOC SAN LORENZO 29
BONVICINO (CN) 12060
CF: MCLCYB71R04Z401Q
P.IVA: 03460390044
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Amenities

Alba Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 510 m²
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Claw foot tub and Marble shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , Claw foot tub and Marble shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower , Claw foot tub and Marble shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , tub , shower , Claw foot tub and Marble shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , In Grand Salon
  • Six of the seven bathrooms are new construction during the past 5 years.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Suite 1 - Main Level - 1 queen , Claw Foot Bathtub and Separate Marble Shower, Baby Bed Avail
    Suite 5 - Upper Level - 1 king
    Suite 3 - Lower Level Exterior Entrance - 1 queen , Claw Foot Bathtub and Separate Marble Shower, EXT ENTRANCE
    Suite 4 - Main Level Exterior Entrance - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , QUEEN or 2 TWIN BED, Claw Foot Bathtub/Marble Shower
    Suite 2 - Main Level - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , QUEEN or TWIN BED OPTION, Shower/Bathtub COMBO
    Suite 6 - Upper Level - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , One Queen Bed OR Two Twin Beds
  • King size beds (1) King Bed is 170cm, Queen size Beds (2-5) Queen Beds are 160cm, Twin or Single Beds (6) Each single bed is 80cm wide, Child Beds (2) pak n play available for your use.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Stereo ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Boat ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • winery tours
  • museums
  • health/beauty spa
  • recreation center
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • horseback riding
  • sledding
  • shopping
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • skiing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • hot air ballooning
  • fishing
  • cross country skiing
  • snowboarding
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • whitewater rafting
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • rock climbing
  • ice skating
  • tennis
Notes:
Three-point-six Hectares (nine acres), Fruit Trees, Stays Cool and Comfortable during the Summer, Brand New Heating during Winter keeps the house warm! New teaching kitchen for Gourmet Cooking Classes where you can learn traditional piemontese recipes and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Wine tours to top wineries, tour of Turin, tour to Liguria, tour to the Italian Alps.
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