|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
A luxuriously refurbished old farmhouse, built on the crest of a hill, in the midst of vineyards and woods. It is in Piemonte, in the earth of the wonderful wine region recently listed among Unesco World Heritage sites.
It is a quiet but cheerful place; the surroundings abound in charming landscapes, cultural attractions, the possibility to enjoy numerous outdoor sports, excellent food and wine.
Inside the house, on the ground floor, you can enjoy a comfortable sitting room and a welcoming dining room with direct access to the garden, connected through an arch to a fully equipped kitchen. Just five steps from the kitchen, is a roofed terrace/patio, the best place for sharing meals and rest in summertime.
The swimming pool, set in a panoramic position overlooking the vineyards, measures 3,5 x 20 meters, has a constant depth of 160 centimeters and is perfect for both relaxing and for swimming. The garden has plenty of space for sunbathing or relaxing in the shades.
On the upper floors you can enjoy 4 spacious bedrooms with private bathrooms, distinctively furnished with family pieces. Fabrics, curtains and finishings have all been chosen to match the furnishings. Bathrooms are characterized by personalized design and have been realized with high quality tiles and materials, not normally seen in rental house.
We are Alessandro and Monica Barattieri di San Pietro and we come from the city of Torino where Alessandro worked as a database designer and Monica was an architect. After living our first 45 years of life in a city, we felt that we needed to improve the quality of our life, and in 2008 we moved to this wonderful countryside and we love it.
Alessandro & Monica purchased this farmhouse in 2001
We had the habit of resting and ‘recharging our batteries’ by escaping from city daily life and visiting quiet areas, where we preferred to find hospitality in private homes, rather than in large hotels.
This choice allowed us to really enjoy our surroundings and break away from everyday life.
Over the years the Monferrato area has become the most frequent and favourite destination for our excursions: the rolling hills, the changing colours and the wonderful cultural heritage, still little known. In these places we found dear friends who have helped us to understand the culture and the traditions of these places, which made us appreciate them even more.
riginal internal decoration and attention to details, family ancient forniture from 19th and early 20th century, the garden, the pool with a view...
The place, on a hill ridge between vineyards, hazelnut orchards and thick woods was great. The vicinity to a lovely tiny village and 4km from a town bustling with commerce. The very traditional feel and style of the building, that we preserved by designing and realising a careful renovation.
We very much enjoyed our stay in late July/early August in Valgio Serra, with our 3 children and one set of grandparents.
The house nestles in the hills just a few kilometres north of the market town of Nizza Monferrato. It is beautifully presented
throughout, with a lovely terrance on the east side. The bedrooms, each with en-suite bathrooms are quite stunning, like a boutique
hotel. Both the adults and children loved the salt water pool is which is fabulous, for swimming rather than just being an overgrown paddling pool and also enjoyed playing pétanque in the garden.
Out hosts, Alessandro and Monica occupy separate apartments in opposite side of the property and were absolutely lovely temporary neighbours. They were both friendly and helpful but at the same time completely unobtrusive.
The property was clean, in good condition and was cleaned twice during our two week vacation. Our only minor criticisms would be that the if you are planning on doing much cooking, that kitchen is fairly basic.
We would not hesitate to recommend the villa and are already contemplating a return visit in a couple of years.
Nous venons de passer un merveilleux séjour en famille à Casa Isabella. La maison est un havre de paix et de fraicheur, décorée avec beaucoup de gout , ouverte grâce à la terrasse sur un superbe jardin plein de fleurs, d'arbres fruitiers et d'herbes aromatiques.
La piscine surplombant les vignobles est idéale pour nager et se rafraichir.
Le plus est definitivement l'accueil d'Alessandro et de Monica qui nous ont accueillis avec beaucoup de gentillesse et de bonne humeur et nous ont fait découvrir la délicieuse cuisine piémontaise.
Nous recommandons chaudement cette adresse.
- nice walks just from outside the door
- visits to wineries of the world reputed Piemonte wine hills
- enjoy the UNESCO World Heritage landscape of Langhe an Monferrato
- visit Acqui Terme, Asti, Alba, Alessandria; Torino and Genova are just little more than an hour away
- experience the food tradition in traditional restaurants or by cooking yourself after shopping at local markets
|Refundable damage deposit||$534|
Arrival on Saturday from 4pm.
Departure on Sunday by 10am.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.