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Luxury apartments in a beautiful mountain chalet with superb views - Flat 5

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 70 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Description

Flat 5

This is a ground-floor flat with direct access to a small private garden which overlooks the valley. The two sets of double full-height glass doors on to the garden give a huge amount of natural light and mean you can enjoy the view from anywhere in the open plan lounge/dining area. The lounge has a wood-burning stove in addition to the central heating.

There is a master double bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe and an en-suite bathroom, a twin bedroom and a large kitchen/lounge/dining area with a double sofabed. There is also a main bathroom.


About the property

Terra Alpina

Terra Alpina is a 19th century farmhouse that was completely rebuilt in 2007-2008 and converted into six luxury apartments. The apartments are between 66 and 100 m2 each and all feature excellent bathrooms (many with en-suite) and kitchens. All apartments overlook the valley and have either a balcony or a small private garden, together with shared access to a communal garden of 1.5 acres. Even by the standards of the Alps, the views are spectacular. Terra Alpina is located above the village of Gignod, 15 minutes drive from the city of Aosta in the direction of Switzerland. In winter, it is convenient for the major ski resorts of Pila (20 minutes), Courmayeur and La Thuile (45 minutes) and Cervina, Monte Rosa and Verbier (all under one hour). In summer, it is surrounded by beautiful walking country (the major hiking route from western Italy to Switzerland passes 300 metres from Terra Alpina), it is two kilometres from a nine hole golf club and many other outdoor activities are close by.

Local attractions: Aosta is an extremely historic city, with more Roman remains than any city outside Rome itself, including much of its original city walls. Aosta has always been the principal gateway between Italy and France, so there are numerous beautiful castles, such as Forte di Bard.

In the city centre, the pedestrianised main street, has endless shops and cafes and also links many of the Roman ruins with the main square, Piazza Chanoux.

During the summer holidays, there are performances, sound and light exhibitions and concerts in the Roman ruins (five minutes walk from Piazza Chanoux). There are also concerts in the many castles in the Aosta Valley, and frequent festivals of local arts and crafts including some beautiful wood carvings.

There are also carnivals that go back hundreds of years, food and wine festivals which demonstrate the cuisine of the Aosta Valley and organised adventures, such as winter hiking (complete with snow shoes).

More Details

Owner
Andrew Poirrette
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2017

What makes this apartment unique

When we started the rebuild of Terra Alpina, our intention was to create interiors that would do justice to the outside of the building and the setting. We used local craftsmen who worked to an extremely high standard.

We wanted to provide accommodation that had all the benefits of a traditional chalet (wood burning stoves, great views, a warm atmosphere), but with a modern twist. The interiors are light and airy - we did not want the pine cladding and the dark woods of so many Alpine places.

We were also determined that each room should be a decent size. Anyone who has stayed in a purpose-built French ski resort will know what we mean. We could have squeezed in a lot more bedrooms, but we wanted apartments that we would be delighted to stay in.

Obviously, we love skiing in the winter, but it is also a fantastic location in the summer - something we had not originally anticipated. It is high enough to avoid the humidity of Milan or Turin, but still warm - on sunny days, the temperature is normally in the high twenties (or high seventies in old money). The mountains around are groaning with fruit trees: you can pick as many cherries as you can carry from the local paths, and there are plenty of strawberries, raspberries growing wild all around. We used to go hiking in Switzerland in the summer, but the Aosta Valley is every bit as beautiful and the paths are a lot quieter.

Available Rentals

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Notes

Rates are for two people per apartment and are inclusive of all charges (cleaning electricity etc.). Additional guests are charged at 30 euros per person. The only additional cost is a returnable damage deposit of 150 euros which we return when we have checked the apartment at the end of the stay.


Amenities

Gignod Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Bathroom one is an en-suite bathroom for the master bedroom, while the second bathroom is separate.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • The master bedroom has both an en-suite bathroom (with bath and shower) and a walk-in wardrobe. The second bedroom has twin beds and a built-in wardrobe along one wall.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
As well as the small private garden, there is free access to the 6000 m2 communal garden. Please note: the prices quoted are based on two people. There is an additional charge of 30 euros per person per booking to cover additional cleaning and laundry.

Reviews

5/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

Flat 5
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Stuttgart
5

Wunderbar entspannend & Top Austattung

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren im Frühsommer für einige Tage dort zum Wandern, Landschaft erkunden, in Aosta rumbummeln und ab und zu noch aufs Rennrad steiegen. Bereits die Kommunikation im Vorfeld mit dem Vermieter war - trotz unserer chaotischen Urlaubsplanung - super nett, schnell und flexibel. Außerdem haben wir die Beiden noch vor Ort kennen gelernt, was auch sehr schön war! Das Haus und die Wohnungen bieten einen sehr hohen Komfort, mit einer Top-Ausstattung. Das haben wir in dieser Qualität selten erlebt. Die Lage ist sehr ruhig, jenseits vom Trubel Aostas. Man muss sich aber schon ins Auto setzen, um eine Bar oder ein Restaurant anzufahren. Das mag mancher als Nachteil empfinden, aber die atemberaubende Blick ins Aostatal entschädigt um ein Mehrfaches!

Wir haben dieses Domizil schon vielen Freunden weiter empfohlen und werden sicher auch wieder kommen!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
125 Kilometres
Turin
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
There is a very pretty 9 hole golf course nearby
Nearest Train
13 Kilometres
Aosta
Nearest Motorway
16 Kilometres
Aosta is on the A5 motorway to Turin and Milan
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
There is an excellent new restaurant on our road
Nearest Ski
13 Kilometres
Pila is the closest large resort
Car: necessary

Gignod is 15 minutes from the city of Aosta. Aosta has more Roman ruins than any city in Europe outside Rome, and has been the gateway to the Alps for 2000 years. It is full of historic buildings as well as great shops and restaurants.

Gignod itself is on the main road to Switzerland, the St. Bernard Pass. Terra Alpina is surrounded by spectacular mountain peaks and has plenty of amenities for summer holidays. There is great walking, mountain biking, a local golf course plus white water rafting close to Aosta.

In winter, the closest major ski resort is Pila, 20 minutes away, but there are five other international resorts within one hour, from Verbier to Courmayeur. There are also small local resorts such as Crevacol, within 20 minutes drive, that give you the chance to sample the charms of skiing way from the crowds. It is also possible to ski from Switzerland (Super St. Bernard) back into Italy - a spectacular and little-known run.

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