|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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Camillina is a spectacular property belonging to the Gancia family famous for 'Asti Spumante'. Carlo Gancia, the inventor of this sparkling wine, bought the best location in Canelli to build his magnificent and huge property. Its dominant position among vineyards has a 360° view of Canelli and Langhe hills, its quietness and its 30.000 sqm of secular park, garden, swimming pool and meditation paths make this wonderful property one of the best location to spend a relaxing holiday in theLanghe Area.Now the house belongs to another family that transformed it in an elegant, luxury self catering property. The huge house is 350 sm on two floors: the first floor has two big living rooms with the original fireplaces, a big dining room with a marble floor, a large kitchen, a big bathroom with two sinks and a mirror,one big wooden staircase that arrives upstairs where there are 14 bedrooms,9 bathrooms, two changing rooms with wardrobes (180sm). The house is completly furnished and fully equipped.Wooden floor. There is the possibility to reach 35 sleeps using a second house- Chalet- belonging to the property.
Outside the villa is surrounded by a secular park, with paths, benches, on the other side of the property just in front of the house in the southern exposal there is a fantastic swimming pool with a jacuzzi, a solar shower, a closed showers, changing rooms, a patio and a pool-house with a refreshment -room.
There is also the possibility to rent the villa for parties(2000,00 € up to 60 people)including a catering service (from 70,00 € to 140,00€), accomodation, secular park, music, car parking, swimming pool and fireworks.
Soccer +volleyball court and bocci
Our party of 20 (4 under 10s, 4 teenagers, 12 adults) had a fabulous week at this stunning property. Cristina and the owners were extremely helpful and reactive to the smallest problem - clearing a blocked sink, and providing a kettle and more tea towels very promptly, despite a bank holiday. Rubbish is collected (and recycled) every day, and the garden maintenance was very unobtrusive, arriving very early so plants etc were watered, often before we got up.
Cristina's sparkling Chardonnay wine is highly recommended, and the food she catered for us was delicious.
The building is perfect for large gorups - the smallest bedrooms have individual bathrooms, but otherwise 2 bedrooms share. There is also a bathroom downstairs, and the pool house is excellently equipped with shower, toilets, and changing rooms... and wifi.
Being in its own grounds makes the property very safe for small children, and the pool is also suitable for little ones, & well equipped with lilos. The property also has swings, a table tennis table, football area, boules pitch outdoors - and table football and some puzzles and games indoors. You can also walk or jog on a path round the property's grounds, partly through the woods and round the gardens. We lived at the pool house and in the kitchen - but there was plenty of space, even if we had had rain.
Only drawback was the mosquitos - especially in the kitchen. Do bring strong anti-mosquito stuff. Smidge worked for me - but we also had slowburning products under the tables by the pool, and sprayed curtains, bed clothes etc to try to discourage them at night.
For our party of fourteen oldies and five young adults Camillina Villa was the perfect place to stay. The sun shone, the pool was inviting and the food was delicious.
From the Villa there is a walk of 20 minutes or so into Canelli centre (ask for the key to the side gate to avoid a tedious stretch of road). Canelli has restaurants, bars and useful supermarkets. It’s not a big tourist town but has its share of old streets, churches and pleasant squares. Wider afield, there are interesting places to visit in the vine clad and wooded hills which are superb to walk or drive through. We also took trains into Turin (from Asti) and Genoa (from Acqui Terme). Piedmont is a big food area and eating in or out the wonderful taste of the local produce added greatly to the enjoyment of our holiday.
Camillina Villa itself is a big solid house, not perhaps the most attractive of buildings from outside, but the rooms are large and the interior has character. There were plenty of bathrooms but we would have liked more kitchen equipment. We spent most of our time in the area by the pool and the pool house. The latter has an in built barbeque and long veranda which gets shade from about noon onwards. It was perfect to sit here talking, reading or taking a beer or glass of wine during the extremely hot days that were a feature of our stay. The villa is very private, set in its own gated and large grounds. It is circled by a road, so there is some road noise although this only really bothered us at the weekends when cars were returning from a late night out in Canelli.
The high temperatures made sleeping sticky and brought out the mosquitoes. If you are coming in high summer, some good insect repellent and after-bite would be a wise thing to pack. The biting insects were less noticeable on the cooler days, so there is clearly a trade-off to be had. The Wi-fi was a bit hit and miss. We mentioned this to the owner but it may be a problem beyond their control.
The owners and Cristina, who translates for them in excellent English, were extremely pleasant and helpful. Cristina organised a wine-tasting and meal for us early in the holiday which got the fortnight off to a splendid start. If you have a large party and want to visit an interesting but less visited area of Italy, Camillina Villa might well be the place for you. If you enjoy your trip half as much as we have ours I doubt if you will be disappointed.
Ruime woning met voldoende comfort, prima zwembad met handig en gezellig pool-huis. Deel van het huis prima te huren met maximaal 12 personen. Loop afstand van Canelli. Verhuurster heel servicegericht en heeft ook eigen wijnbedrijf met mogelijkheid voor bezoek en kookcursus. Eigenaar van het pand is zeer zorgzaam en heeft te bezoeken delicatessen bedrijf. Als verwarming nodig is, is de energie ( ook vanwege de grote van het pand) duur. Waar voor je geld. Streek is uitstekend voor liefhebbers van Italiaans eten, wijn en slowfood.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
These prices are for maximum 8 people, from 9 to 26 people there will be an addition a day per person.
EASTER , CHRISTMAS AND THE NEW YEAR'S EVE must be considered HIGH season
Final cleaning is excluded from the rental price
A free bed for a 0/2 year-old child
the prices include all the services(electricity, gas, water, internet line, fresh linen, fresh towels)