VILLA IN ITALY WITH POOL, PIEMONTE

J Gould

Speaks english
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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VILLA IN ITALY WITH POOL, PIEMONTE

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Beautiful self-catering villa, four bedrooms, lovely pool, quiet, sunny location

La Casa Pietra is an old farmhouse in a quiet sunny location in the Bormida Valley, lovingly renovated with the original stone facades and vaulted ceilings restored and all services and fittings modernised, to create a stunning home that provides comfort and style in a tranquil setting.

The property can accommodate up to 8 adults and 6 children, with 4 double bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2 shower rooms, a large kitchen/dining room, comfortable living room and TV room/playroom/study. The floors are tiled throughout, all external windows and doors are double-glazed and have traditional wooden shutters. Two of the bedrooms have their own balconies and there is an ensuite bedroom which has French windows opening on to the courtyard. La Casa Pietra has an attractive garden, with shrubs, fruit trees, a covered terrace and two other outside eating areas. There is a lovely swimming pool 12m x 6m, built in 2011 and suitable for families with children, as well as a large trampoline and swings.

Wine Routes: The Province of Asti has several wine routes, through historic villages and vineyards. One of these routes - the Langa Astigiana - takes in Bubbio and circles the hills surrounding Casa Pietra, where you can see several castles and towers as well as farms specialising in goats cheese production, chestnuts, fruits and medicinal herbs. In the hilly terrain of the Langa Astigiana there are many nature trails and paths.

The local village, Bubbio is only 10-15 minutes walk away and is a charming village with some shops, cafes and a couple of restaurants. The village centre has a lovely green space with a little playground overlooked by the outside terrace of the local auberge. You can also find banks, a post office and bakery.

The nearest large supermarket is 15 minutes drive away in the historic town of Acqui Terme, which has a good fresh fish counter, plenty of meats and all the food you will need. It also has many household and garden goods, toys and even some clothes.

The historic and beautiful town of Acqui Terme, 15 minutes drive away, is very much worth a visit during your stay. Lovingly restored by the Italian government in recent years, the town originated in Roman times and was built around a natural hot spring, which you can see bubbling up in a beautiful square in the town centre. This is a lovely place to come and wander around the shops and twice-weekly market, have lunch in and see the fine architecture and peaceful squares.

Walking in the hills around Bubbio is another lovely way to spend some time. There are several local walking routes meandering between villages, showing you the local flora and fauna and beautiful views of the surrounding area.

Another local favourite is cycling. The house is in a flat part of the river valley, but with pleasant hills a short walk/ride away. If you or your children like mountain biking, our neighbour runs a small mountain biking school where you can hire bikes, go on a lesson or take a guided ride in the surrounding countryside.

Through our nearest neighbour we are also able to offer walking tours, wine tours, road cycling tours and other activities. If you would like to consider this, please email the owner and I can put you in touch. Alternatively go to www.outdoorlive.it.

A day at the beach is another option; about an hour's drive away is the coast between Genoa and Savona, with many beaches to choose from. Genoa also has some attractions, including a large sea life centre and restored ancient port.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
The house was beautiful and extremely well set up for a few families to stay. We thought the design of the bathrooms and living spaces was exceptional. The view across to Bubbio was also superb, and the way the outdoor living spaces were set up so that you could enjoy the view was also fantastic. It is also great to have everything you need there – dishwashing liquid, laundry detergent and the like. We did not have that everywhere we stayed and it was much appreciated.
May 2012
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J Gould

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2008
Speaks english

We are a family of five living in London. It was our dream to own a home in Italy where we could relax and enjoy holidays with friends in a comfortable home-from-home. The picture is our daughter Lola playing by the river.

J Gould purchased this villa in 2009

We bought our lovely house because of it's perfect location and traditional character. La Casa Pietra is very quiet and peaceful, in beautiful countryside, in walking distance of a working village, and far enough north to get to from the UK in our car!

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Villa in Italy with pool, Piemonte
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Villa in Italy with pool, Piemonte
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Asti Piedmont (Lake District)
5

DREAM ITALIAN RETREAT

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I joined a group of friends for the perfect Italian escape in this amazing villa. Located in a spectacular valley and surrounded by beautiful countryside, Casa Pietra still manages to be easily accessible to most of the region's most charming towns and villages. The villa itself is simply gorgeous and equipped with everything you could possibly need - far better than our own house in fact! I particularly appreciated having enough bathrooms for privacy - always tricky to find for a big group. The huge swimming pool was a hit with both adults and kids alike and nothing beat opening a cold bottle of delicious wine whilst sitting on the shady veranda. We're planning our next trip already...
  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Asti Piedmont (Lake District)
5

VERY PEACEFUL

  • 5 of 5
We stayed for just a few days in August. The villa is well-laid out, with a particularly conducive sheltered outdoor dining space which I am sure was specifically designed for long lazy lunches! Set amongst vineyards with views over fields and the town of Bubbio a short distance away, it is a very peaceful, gentle place to escape to. I would also recommend a visit to the ancient spa town of Aqui Thermi, 20 mins by car.
  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Asti Piedmont (Lake District)
5

WONDERFUL PLACE TO STAY

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at La Casa Pietra for a week in August 2012 and it is a beautiful place to stay.

The villa has everything that you could possible want and more! The interior is modern, spotlessly clean, well maintained and very comfortable. There is a lot of outside space with a fantastic pool, a lovely seating area, outside dinning space and large lawns. The surrounding area is simply beautiful, it's very peaceful and very private. It's a traditional, rural Italian location which made it ideal for a relaxing getaway.

We hired a car and took advantage of the surrounding region visiting many towns and villages in Piedmont such as Alba and Aqui de Terme which were both worth the visit. The region is stunning, very Italian and not over-crowded.

I would thoroughly recommend this villa to anyone considering taking a holiday there, you will not be disappointed.
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Asti Piedmont (Lake District)
5

VISIT TO LA CASA PIETRA

  • 5 of 5
I spent 10 days at La Casa Pietra and found it a perfect place for a holiday. It was immaculately clean with plenty of places to sit both in the sun and the shade.
It is in beautiful countryside but a car is a must.
There is a residential English caretaker who is unobtrusive but very knowledgeable about the local scene. The beds were comfortable and would be ideal for families
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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PERFECT IN EVERYWAY!!

  • 5 of 5
Im not in the habit of writing reviews but i have to say we were blown away with our summer hols in Bubbio. Genoa airport small and easy, so out the door in 15 mins. Hire car company friendly, 2 mins out of airport and your on the main rd. Drive up was easy the wonderful pool drew me in before bags were out of car.
Its very quiet and peaceful just on the outskirts of the village, with easy access to all we needed. The house feels more like someones holiday home rather than a rental. Super clean with a layout thats clearly had a lot of thought go into it. Attention to detail is an understatement, the kitchen is fully equipped and no one has to wait for a toilet or bathroom. Having all your creature comforts catered for made this a most relaxed and easy week. We managed to drag ourselves out for a couple of trips, check out lunch in the village restaurant, they really made a fuss of us. The local vineyard also worth a visit as they also looked after us very well indeed. There's a massive gas BBQ and we got some incedibly good quality steaks locally so if you like your food and wine the area is well stocked. Mosquitos were strangely scarce. The children had loads to do with good size pool, trampoline, and of course the large tv. As you can see i liked it. We're going back next year. Hamish Norwell
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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LA CASA PIETRA

  • 4 of 5
We had a wonderful week at la Casa Pietra, the house has been modernised to a very high standard. The bedrooms were spacious and beds comfortable. Lovely details like mosquito nets on the french doors so you could leave them ome at night to let the breeze in. Very well equipped kitchen and comfortable sitting room.

Outside the gardens and pool were great, lots of shady areas to escape and read a book. Excellent pool, which was used constantly by our children, also swings and a trampoline made this perfect for kids. The outside dinning area worked brilliantly, nicely shaded during the day and lovely cool at night for long dinners with friends.

The area is very interesting, away from the tourist crowds. There is lots to do, with excellent local restaurants, vineyards and walks in the surrounding area. We would definitely visit again.
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Map

Nearest Airport
173 Kilometres
Milan
Nearest Ferry
84 Kilometres
Genoa
Nearest Train
18 Kilometres
Acqui Terme
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
Asti Est
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
Noli
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Bubbio
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Frabosa Soprana
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Acqui Terme
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Bubbio
Car: necessary

The Bormida Valley is a quiet and sunny area, with gently sloping hills covered for the most part in vines and hazelnut groves. It is a beautiful and tranquil location and in easy reach of many places of interest, such as Asti, Aqui Terme, Canelli, Alba, Genoa and Turin.

The area is renowned for its excellent cuisine and wines in particularly Barbera, Dolcetto, Moscato and Brachetto. You can visit most vineyards to sample and purchase these excellent wines at reasonable rates, and there are many wonderful restaurants within easy reach serving local and Piemonte gastronomic specialities, such as truffles and Robbiola cheeses.

There are footpaths and tracks for walking and small quiet roads for cycling; Acqui Terme has a magnificent thermal baths centre and there are various markets at all the nearby villages and towns. The Italian Riviera and its many beaches is an hour's drive away and the Italian Alps just over an hour’s drive with the Ligurian mountains much closer.

Other Activities: Wellness Centre and Thermal Spa

Golf: For golf-lovers there are many options in the area; There is a nine hole course in Acqui Terme (15 mins drive), another 9 hole in Cassine (about 25 mins drive) and 18 hole courses within an hour or so. Check out www.worldgolf.com which has good information on the courses and their whereabouts.

Ski: There are many ski resorts with two hours drive of Bubbio in the Italian alps, including;

Rucas di Bagnolo

Frabosa Soprana

Lurisia

Paesana-Pian Mune

Garessio 2000

Please note that although Milan Malpensa is the nearest hub airport, there are many other airport options; Genoa (84km), Turin (128km), and Nice(221km).

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Availability & Rates

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Asti Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High
Jun 15 - Sep 7
7 night minimum stay
€2,849
 
 
Mid
Sep 8 - Oct 25
7 night minimum stay
€2,345
 
 
Low
Oct 26 - Dec 31
7 night minimum stay
€1,645
€4,290
 
 
Low
Jan 1 - May 3
7 night minimum stay
€1,645
 
 
Mid
May 4 - Jun 14
7 night minimum stay
€2,345
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
€1,645
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit €500
Pet Fee €100

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Asti Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 160 m²
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , + wash basin
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , + wash basin (downstairs)
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet , + wash basin
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , + wash basin
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , En-suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 3 child bed , (Bunk beds)
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 3 child bed , Child beds are bunk beds plus a single.
  • The bedrooms will accommodate 8 adults and up to 6 children. One bedroom is on the ground floor and has an ensuite shower and toilet. The other 3 bedrooms are upstairs, and share two bathrooms between the three.
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Toys
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Child's Swing
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 25 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • outlet shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • freshwater fishing
Notes:
There is a large (netted) trampoline outside for children, as well as two swings. Our local manager lives on site, which means that the property is very well maintained for guests. He is very discrete and will not disturb your holiday, but is available to help with local advice and anything requiring attention.
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