|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
We have had a very good stay in this villa. Lot's of space, enough for a big family (6 people). Very friendly house owners (Dianne and Brian). Excellent view and beautiful surroundings.
Extraordinary value for the price. Too good to be true but it is. If we return to the region (hopefully we will) this will be our first choice.
Joao & Carla
Artur & Luisa
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)
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Sep 2 2016 - Oct 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
Spring / Easter
Apr 13 2017 - May 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|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.