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Holiday Home in Asti, Piedmont

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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Refrancore House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedroom restored house in the historic centre of a typical Italian village

Casa Regina is a newly renovated house in the “centro storico” (historic centre) of Refrancore, a small village 12 kilometres from Asti and 1 kilometre from our B&B, Cascina Valgranocchio.

The house is on the 'strada di vino', the tourist road map for visiting the wine area's of Piedmonte.

The house is very old, and has 4 floors, starting with the underground cantina (fully stocked with local wines), which has lovely old domed brick ceilings, and brick walls. The ground floor is a open plan kitchen, dining area and lounge with a wood burning fire. The first floor has a large double bedroom with a private bathroom. A corridor leading to the next floor, which has a large double bedroom and private bathroom. Perfect for 1 or 2 couples or a family.

It is fully furnished with period pieces, with all kitchen appliances, sheets, towels etc, all you will need to bring is your clothes and personal effects. There is private parking in the courtyard at the rear of the house.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

David McLeod
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, italian
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear david & Coleen, Thanks for all your guidence in seeing the most beautiful places sourounding Casa Regina. What a beautiful place so lovingly restored. Not enough time to see everything so we must return, looking forward to that!
Sep 2009
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Holiday Home in Asti, Piedmont
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Fine house in a lovely village

  • 5 of 5

Casa Regina is a wonderful place to stay. It is right in the heart of the delightful village of Refrancore, about 16 km from Asti. The owners, Colleen and David, are ex-pat Australians and they couldn't have been more helpful and friendly throughout the lead up and during our actual stay.

The house has been lovingly renovated and tastefully decorated and it suits two couples perfectly. The bedrooms, on the top two floors, have individual on-suites and very comfortable beds and they are airy and light and have fine village views.

The lounge/kitchen area on level one is well equipped and easy to feel comfortable in. There is also a cool, cellar area beneath the house, which is perfect for hot days, and we needed it! WiFi is also available.

Everyone in the village was welcoming and friendly and they were very tolerant of our halting Italian :-)

The whole experience was great and we would highly recommend staying with Colleen and David at Casa Regina.

Thanks, again.

Peter & Judy; Peter & Christine

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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washington dc

Delightful house and a lively village in a beautiful wine region of Italy

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with the house, which was very comfortable to live in, cool on the hot summer days, and well finished with attractive details. It was well stocked with all the essentials, and we have memories of many pleasant family dinners, supplied from the local stores and weekly market.

The village of Refrancore was always lively & friendly. Community members seem to all know each other & get on well together. All the stores very welcoming to the few visitors like us - despite our limited Italian. We enjoyed taking time to walk the village at some time every day, and getting to know its rhythms.

The region is beautiful wine country with attractive old villages, busy agriculture, and pretty, vine-covered hills. We enjoyed wonderful wines & regional food, great cafes & restaurants.

Our favourite villages were Barolo, Barbaresco, and Old Neive, all in Cuneo to the south. We also enjoyed two trips north to Orta San Giulio on Lake Orta, and Stresa / Isola Bella on Lake Maggiore.

Our hosts, David & Colleen have made the village and the region their home. They were very welcoming, have good recommendations, and have lots of stories to tell.

A great place to visit and explore.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to see you had a good time in Piedmont, and we look forward to seeing you back here some day, David & Coleen
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Saratoga, CA USA

Amazing Find.......

  • 5 of 5

Do you want a great place to rent in a wonderful, small Italian town, located in an ideal area next to Asti? Then CASA REGINA is the place for you. The owners, David and Coleen, are amazing. When we first arrived, David met us and invited us to their cascina for wine and snacks, from the region. They are extremely friendly, and helpful. Coleen took us ladies on a shopping trip to Asti, while David took the men to some local wineries. They arranged dinners for us, as well as suggesting day-trips for us to take and delicious restaurants to try. The Piedmont region is absolutely beautiful.....Montemagno, Barolo, La Morra, Neive, Barbaresco, Alba......and trips north, as well, to Moncalvo and Sacro Monte di Crea. Casa Regina, itself, was a great place to stay........neat, clean, tidy and comfortable. The bedrooms were large and well decorated - by Coleen, herself. Fresh croissants every morning were just 5 minutes away.....we could walk to everything necessary. The coffee/bar/pizza restaurant; the local winery (a must see - the wine maker is charming); the grocery store; Cascina Madonna (a must - 13-course dinner with wines). Everyone so friendly and helpful. Refrancore was a true find! Would absolutely love to go back some day.......

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words! We love introducing people to Piedmont, a truly still undiscovered part of the real Italy. Look forward to seeing you hear again. David & Coleen
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Lorne ,Victoria ,Ausralia

Charming ,lots of character ,great location

  • 5 of 5

Our hosts David and Coleen were charming and very very helpful ,nothing is too much trouble ..

The cleanliness couldn't be faulted with lovely beds and linen and two bathrooms ,so much charm and care taken with appearances ,including artwork and furniture ..

The apartment is great,so much character lots of room ( we were two couples) plus everything you could ever need is their

Including some of our hosts wine at a bargain price..A dinner down in the cellar is not to be overlooked,some local produce and David's wine ,we highly recommend doing it .

Refrancore is a quaint smaller village surrounded by lovely Italian countryside ,bikes are provided which we also highly recommend trying ..

We have no hesitation in recommending this accommodation and we will certainly be staying here again in the future ,if we are lucky enough to be able to return to Piedmonte the food bowl of Italy !!!

Ciao Jill and Ian ..

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words! Our aim is to have all our guests enjoy themselves, and learn about the beautiful area of Piedmont. Look forward to your return, David and Coleen.
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Cloverdale CA USA

Fabulous Time!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time here. David and Coleen were so gracious and helped make our stay unforgettable. The house was beautiful and it had everything we needed to make us comfortable. We would love to come back again!

Joyce and Gary

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
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Beaverton, OR

Small Village Rental

  • 5 of 5

Great place as advertised. Basement really isn't usuable for much. You definitely need a car unless you just want to stay in town. I would recommend this place to anyone needing space for four or five people.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
many and various
Nearest Ski
70 Kilometres
Turin Olympis Ski Fields
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The house is right in the heart of Refrancore. Refrancore is small, about 1200 people, but is what I call a”live” village, it is not like many of the nearly deserted villages in the area. It has 2 bars, a chemist shop, greengrocer, paper shop, bank, 2 hairdressers, hardware store, supermarket, butcher, delicatessen, pastry shop, and a few others. It also has 3 restaurants in the village, and many others in the area.

We are 12 K from Asti, about a 100 K from Milano, and 50 K from Torino, and 100 K from Genova, all with international airports.

The house is within easy day trips to the Cinque Terre, Lago (Lake) Maggiore, Lago d’Orta, the Italian Riveria, Portofino, San Remo, Lago Como, and the famous wine area's of Barolo, Barbaresco, etc.

In 2006, Torino hosted the Winter Olympics, we are less than hour away from where many of the events were held, and within easy reach of the ski fields.

We also organise wine tasting tours, and tours of the local villages.


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Price is quoted for 2 people. There is a surcharge of €5 per persom per night
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Refrancore House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tiled Stove
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , King Size Antique Wooden Bed
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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