Cascina del Noce
Eleanor Pyke and Glyn Dale-Jones
- english, french, german, spanish, italian
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A Great Stay in Castiglione Tinella
I was on the fence coming here only because it meant doing a crazy business trip through the Netherlands the following week. In the end it was well worth the extra effort and cost. Our hosts Ellie and Glyn are first rate hosts. You can see the love they've put into Cascina del Noce their property. I give them full marks for making this villa a great getaway to a part of Italy that in my view and experience is better than Tuscany which is overrun with tourists and overpriced. We stayed in the Canelli apartment which is more basic than their upstairs apartment which has the WOW factor but don't get me wrong the downstairs unit is still VERY comfortable and clean. I brought my road bike and was thrilled with the great riding that can be found in the area - Ellie and Glyn were only too happy to make room in their garage for our bikes. Another great discovery was all the wonderful wineries some have been around for 100 years. We spent a few hours at a winery literally down the street from our place where we sampled Barolo and Barbaresco wines. I wish I could have stayed longer but for me that's the sign of a great trip. Thank you Ellie and Glyn for creating a very special place in a gorgeous part of Italy.
Fantastic owners, lovely apartment and great stay
It's third time we went to Cascina del Noce and it's always fantastic. The apartment is super clear, the pool is great. The owners are really nice and friendly, we love them.
So, we will also be back the coming years at Cascina del Noce!
The accommodation was perfect for our needs. Peaceful, relaxing and with plenty to do around you from small villages to towns like Asti that provide that city feel and buzz if you want it. The facilities were outstanding with every thing you could possibly want for self catering or even home comforts. The bedroom with it's air conditioning ensured a good nights sleep assisted by the extremely comfortable bed and pillows. The lounge and kitchen area very comfortable and homely and extremely good quality satellite TV, DVD provision if needed. The grounds, stunning views, pool and surrounding countryside created a very relaxing environment. We had the pleasure of meeting the owners who were very welcoming and pleasurable to spend time with. There is plenty to do in the region and even with the extremely hot weather we were able to explore and visit some of the beautiful villages, towns and winery's then return and relax in and by the pool with a cool glass of wine or beer! The owners welcome pack, guide and recommendations on where to eat and visit sent to you before you arrive, is extremely comprehensive and means you can just arrive, relax and explore. We drove down from the UK and it can be done with one overnight stop and the journey was easy as AutoRoute almost all the way with stunning views through the Alps. of course you can fly to nearby airports and hire a car if you choose otherwise.
We had a lovely 5 nights at Cascina del Noce. The garden and pools are fantastic -- we swam everyday. We enjoyed the walks in the neighborhood. It is very peaceful here and the church bells are off in the distance. The hosts provide a remarkable book of recommendations (restaurants, drives, towns, markets, wineries) and this information helped us to immediately connect to wonderful adventures in the region -- super helpful! Good kitchen set up. Our Canelli apartment was well equipped although lacking in charm. Air conditioning (bedroom only) works very well.
Great place with fantastic views
Well maintained and clean property. The Canelli apartment is great for two people, the kitchen has everything you need to cook a decent meal. There is a nice little outside space in conjunction with the apartment and a lovely shared pool. There is the best information pack ever in the apartment with everything you need to know from restaurants and wineries to supermarkets etc. Hopefully we'll be back soon!
Dejlig lejlighed i landlige omgivelser
Vi har aldrig haft en bedre udstyret ferielejlighed end denne. der mangler bare ikke noget. Den er smukt beliggende midt i vinmarkerne i fredelige omgivelser. Der er en dejlig pool få meter fra terrassen. I lejligheden findes oplysninger om alt hvad man kan være i tvivl om. vi vil meget gerne give vores bedste anbefalinger.
Outside the summer season, there are many local festivals to provide a focal point for a long weekend or longer holiday in the area. Notably there is the huge Cheese festival held bi-annually in Bra in September, with entries from all around the world, the Alba Truffle Fair each weekend in October and November, the Palio of Asti horse race (older than that of Sienna) in September, and the festival in June each year celebrating the Siege of Canelli. In addition there are many local wine and food festivals held in the smaller local villages, such as the festa della barbera in Castagnole della Lanze held at the beginning of May, and the Rapule of Calosso in September. More information regarding festivals can be provided on request.