5 Bedroom, 7 bathroom Villa with Alpine views, easy access to the Barolo region
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About Clay McLachlan
I fell in love with Piemonte in 2002 on my visit to the region. In 2005 I took the leap and bought Villa San Lorenzo (property 93138 on VRBO) and lovingly restored that property. Clay is a world renowned food, wine, and travel photographer.
Clay McLachlan purchased this Villa in 2014
Why Clay McLachlan chose Bonvicino
After purchasing Villa San Lorenzo, I always kept my eye on other properties available in the region. I took the next step by purchasing Villa Bracchi in the Spring of 2014 with the intention of creating a second stunning property in our favourite hamlet of Bonvicino. I oversaw the entire renovation project day by day working with our talented set of artisan builders to bring new life back to this historic property.
What makes this Villa unique
At Villa Bracchi, I kept the beautiful structure of the Villa intact while taking the opportunity to create a 21st century home outfitted with all modern technology and utilising green technology for heating and building materials in order to make as small a footprint as humanly possible. I think you will love what I have created!
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Fantastic Family Vacation Farmhouse
We could not have been more pleased with the experience at Bonvicino. Communication was seamless. The property is stunning and the family especially enjoyed the big kitchen, bedrooms with attached baths and we all loved the pool. Older teens were relieved to have serviceable wifi while my wife and I loved the solitude and quiet.That being said, the property is close enough to town to get anything you need including lots of restaurant choices. Clay is a knowledgeable and gracious host and his insights and recommendations made the experience even better. Looking forward to returning.
I knew from viewing the property online that it would be lovely, but it is utterly magnificent and our stay was flawless in every way. Not only did the property exceed our expectations, Clay, our host, went out of his way to welcome us and offer guidance to the area, as well as make restaurant reservations and arrange for visits to exclusive wineries in the region. This property is simply a treasure.
One of the best vacations of my life
My stay at the Villa Bracchi di Bonvicino far surpassed my expectations, from the expert hands-on attention of Clay McLachlan -- who knows everything you need to know about wine (and wine making), regional cuisine, and the culture, history, and sights of Piemonte -- to the stunning mountain views, well-appointed kitchen, and luxurious (yet unpretentious) accommodations. We plan on returning next year for a longer stay. We loved it!
in the Langhe
So many great options in and around the Langhe. But one may just want rest quietly at Villa Bracchi and never leave this property. All one needs is there!
Great time at Villa Bracchi in Bonvicino! We absolutely will return!!
We just returned from our stay at Villa Bracchi in Bonvicino. The Villa was restored with incredible attention to detail and each room has been beautifully decorated. I love to cook and I found the kitchen stocked with the best quality knives, pots and pans, and beautiful handmade dishes. The stove is incredible. The swimming pool is large and the seating area is so relaxing I often didn’t want to leave. However; there are also many great restaurants within 10-20 minutes drive when I didn’t feel like cooking. We absolutely will return. Clay and Erica are incredible hosts and were always available to help with any last minute questions and suggestions and reservations for restaurants.
I cannot wait to come back and visit. We had such a wonderful time in Piedmont. Loved all the natural light flowing through the large windows in the kitchen and dining area. All the bedrooms having ensuite bathrooms - huge bonus! The pool was absolutely stunning! Thanks for being such a great host!
Villa Bracchi is located in a natural environment with lots of hiking and cycling options as well as visits to beautiful hilltop villages and castles.