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Vineyard villa, stay at a traditional cascina on a tranquil hillside

Bedrooms 3
Space 150 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

self catering or catered villa, in the heart of the famous wine producing region

The vineyard villa, a traditional cascina, is located on a quiet hillside with stunning views, only 2 kms from the town of Canelli.

Self contained, it has it's own entrance with automatic gates.The owner's home adjoins and they will be in residence during your stay, to assist or cook for you if you wish. Find out more about us by visiting our Facebook Page -

On the ground floor, there is a fully fitted kitchen, a lounge with open fire and dining area, and a store room. Upstairs there are 3 double bedrooms(2 with balconies), a playroom, a bathroom and separate shower room (each has a WC).

Outside you have your own private terrace for relaxing and al fresco dining while enjoying the fabulous view. Also your own pop-up pool for cooling off in the summer, a barbeque and table tennis table.

A self catering or catered holiday. We can cook for you, either eat with us or have a home cooked meal in your house, ready to reheat. and enjoy with our own wine, made on site. Sample menu available.

Area Festivals: Throughout the Summer and Autumn there are many festivals and sagri ( specialist food festivals eg salami,peppers,hazelnuts, cherries ) in the surrounding towns and villages. Most involve markets, eating,drinking,dancing and generally making merry for the whole family.

Canelli has a market on Tuesdays and Fridays but every town has one, so it is possible to visit every day of the week.

The fourth weekend in September, Canelli hosts other wine cities of Italy, for the Citta di Vino celebrations, two days of food and wine tasting, and special events.

Every weekend in October, visit the International Alba Truffle festival or sample the world renowned white truffle at many of our local restaurants.

Hill walking: We can offer guided walks in the hills and vineyards around the cascina.

Tourist Attractions: Visit the major cities of Turin,Genoa and Milan, all approx 1.5 hrs drive fron Canelli.

From May until October 2015, Milan will host The World Expo.

The historic towns of Asti, Acqui Terme, Alba and Alessandria are only 30 minutes away.

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Dianne Hillman
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2017


Canelli House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , walk -in shower
  • Please note that both the bathroom and shower room are upstairs and adjacent to the master bedroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom Master - 1 king , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
  • Bedrooms 1 and 2 both have balconies, Bedroom 3 has either a large double or 2 singles as required. Mothercare cot and mattress also available on request. There are 2 children beds in the playroom. Each bedroom has a hairdryer for guest use.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Children are welcome but because the house has balconies and the garden, a pond, a well, steps and decking built out from the hillside, very young children do need a high degree of supervision to assure their safety. The bathroom and shower room are on the first floor, so it is essential that any guest can manage stairs. We ask that smokers only do so outside, either on the balcony or the terrace. The playroom on the first floor, has two extra children's beds in it, but you do have to go through this room to reach one of the double bedrooms and both the bathroom and shower room. It is also equiped with books, toys, games and puzzles for young children. Each bedroom and the downstairs lounge also have adult books and games. Outside there is an above ground, pool for exclusive use by guests to cool off in during the summer months and a full sized table tennis table. There is off road parking for 2 guest vehicles. The owners access is at the rear of the house.


Exceptional! 4.9/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Vineyard villa, stay at a traditional cascina on a tranquil hillside
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The description of this villa does not do it justice. We have thoroughly enjoyed several peaceful holidays there. The villa has beautiful views overlooking the valley with the Alps in the distance. It is situated in an ideal location for touring around Italy's best wine producting regions. The owners are charming hosts and provide beautifully cooked evening meals with their own wine on request.

If you want to recharge your batteries I thoroughly recommend this villa and region.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2008
  • Stayed: May 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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A pleasant stay in Canelli

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the reception we got from the host and found the apartment and furnishings completely satisfactory. Dianne gave us a tour of the grape harvest and shared their own product wine. We ordered a case to be shipped home.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peace and Quiet in the Countryside

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned home from our tenth visit to Cascina Cavolpi. This most recent visit happened in May, which is the earliest that we have been to Canelli, having previously been there in every month up to late October.

On arrival, we were given the usual warm welcome by our hosts, Di and Brian, followed by an aperitif and one of Di's delicious dinners which, of course, included wines from their own vineyard.

Following our usual custom, we spent two weeks relaxing by reading and looking at the scenery from the elevated garden, with occasional forays on foot, or by car, into the Piedmontese countryside, as well as a few shopping trips to nearby Canelli. The backdrop of the Alps, with the peaks well dressed in winter snow, were majestic in all their splendour.

In order not to spoil the rural tranquillity, we had advised our friends that we would be out of reach by mobile 'phone. Not true - but it afforded us the luxury of perfect peace.

All too soon it was time to return home, but we had enjoyed yet another restful break in the company of our very amenable hosts.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Return Visit to Cascina Cavolpi !

  • 5 of 5

We returned to Cascina Cavolpi after a five year absence and enjoyed our stay just as much the second time around.

The villa is clean, spacious [ample room for six] and well equipped. We welcomed the addition of a dishwasher since our first visit!

It is situated high up on a hillside with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside and the Alps visible on a clear day. It is very peaceful. There are lovely little towns and markets to visit and many cantinas for wine tasting!

Diane and Brian make this place.They are kind and helpful without ever being intrusive. Diane is a splendid cook and Brian's wines made the meals fantastic. Their suggestions for a morning of Italian cooking lessons and a visit to a local polenta festival were surprisingly interesting and fun. A big" thank you" to both of them.

Last but not least you can't beat the price! We would be back more often if we lived closer.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5 good reasons to stay here......

  • 5 of 5

1. The Area : Surprisingly dramatic with a really active rural lifestyle

2. The Towns : Especially Acqui & Alba with interesting shops & markets

3. The Food & Wine : High quality restaurants. Not expensive. (see 5)

4. The House : Everything you will need is provided. Wake up to that view.

5. Di & Brian : Saved the best till last. Di's food is so delicious and Brian's wine is not only made with love and skill but it doesn't give you a hangover ! (no preservatives we're told).

  • Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rural Tranquility

  • 5 of 5

As a couple, we have enjoyed five holidays, at different times of the year, at restful Cascina Cavolpi.

Our first, in June, was to travel by air and join up with friends who were regular visitors. Although we live in rural England, we were immediately struck by the peace and quiet, and the beauty, of the Piedmontese countryside although, at that time of year, the weather was a little hot for us.

Three further visits have been made at the end of the Summer, when it suited us better - hot enough in the day but still warm enough in the evening to eat out on the Terrace. Our other visit was made in mid October and although it was warm enough during the day, we ate indoors in the evening, with the wood burner murmuring away in the background.

All the rooms are spacious, the bedrooms particularly so, and the property is very clean, well equipped for six people and has a nice rural feel to it, with magnificent views from its elevated position.

On many occasions we have taken the opportunity to eat with our excellent hosts, Di and Brian, and at other times we have availed ourselves of Di's superb pre-cooked meals accompanied by Brian's excellent wine. For other eating requirements, there are a large number of supermarkets in Canelli, as well as the twice weekly local market and, for eating out, a good selection of nearby restaurants.

All in all, it is a very relaxing place to spend a week or two and is really suited to anyone who wants to recharge their batteries.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Canelli House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Easter 2017
Apr 13 2017 - Apr 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Apr 23 2017 - Apr 23 2017
4 night minimum stay
Easter 2017
Apr 24 2017 - May 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
May 11 2017 - Jul 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 3 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Autumn 2017
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 21 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Sep 22 2017 - Sep 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
Autumn 2017
Sep 23 2017 - Nov 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rental rate includes electricity, all linens and final cleaning. Meals are not included.
A £50 deposit secures any date, the balance being due 2 weeks before the start of your holiday, by bank transfer.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Genoa or Turin or Milan
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Aqui Terme
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nizza Monferrato
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Asti Est. A21, or Alessandria Sud A26
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
110 Kilometres
Turin Area
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
Ligurian coast
Car: necessary

Canelli, an Italian wine capital has many local wineries offering wine tasting, try Barbera, Dolcetto or sparkling Moscato. The town's historic cellars are World Heritage sites.

Barolo and Barbaresco, the famous wine towns are only 30 minutes away.

Every week, markets and festivals make Canelli and surrounding area a vibrant and friendly place to visit, though as yet largely undiscovered by tourists.

The larger medieval towns of Asti,and Alba,and Art Noveau Spa town of Acqui Terme, all within half hours drive are a 'must' for both sightseeing and shopping.

Also within easy reach -Turin, Milan, the Lakes, Genoa and the Ligurian coast.

There are many excellent resturants offering famous Piedmont cusine. Come in October to sample the areas world renowned white truffle. The Alba festival is open every weekend, along with many smaller local ones throughout the month. Many restaurants feature special truffle menus.

The national parks and many other rural areas are ideal for walkers.

Other Activities: Wine tasting, World Heritage site - Medieval wine cellars, Visit towns of historical interest, 23rd/24th Sept - Citta Di Vino (City of Wine Festival)


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