Wonderful countryhouse where you feel at home, apart from you're in the nature
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About Ornella Recalcati
I arrived at Cascina Gastaldi many years ago, when my colleague and friend, owner of what has now become "The Enchanted House", invited me to spend a weekend here. Immediately I fell in love with this corner of paradise, surrounded by nature, where a Milanese like me, with the dream of having a green space for herself, could feel really free to express herself. When, later, I met my husband Giorgio, I was really happy to see that he appreciated this unique place as well, the open spaces on the smooth hills, the changing seasons, always surprising (especially for those who live in a city!) and the unexpected "encounters" with wildlife. Of course we didn’t imagine that one day we would have become owners of a large part of Cascina Gastaldi. At the beginning the old barn, which allowed us to share our joy with our friends and relatives who, after spending a weekend together, always leave us almost envying us for what everyone calls "our little paradise". And then we bought the Enchanted House that will be a great pleasure to share with those who want to be our guest.
Ornella Recalcati purchased this Farmhouse in 2017
Why Ornella Recalcati chose Montaldeo
More than "having chosen" I like to think of "having been chosen" from this enchanted corner. In fact, everything happened in an unpredictable way, with the complicity of destiny ... For my husband and I, the only certain thing was that, if we had to choose a country house, we would have to find something like this and it should have had the same characteristics ... practically impossible, unless it was just this country house! and here we are !! making jams with the fruit of the black cherries and wild plums that we have already found in our land. Cultivating our vegetable garden which let us discover a beauty that we didn’t know, made of manual labor, fatigue, flowers (vegetables, before eating them, are flowers!) and gives us fresh vegetables! Venting my gardner’s instinct, for too long suppressed, by adding flowers wherever possible. Travelling the countryside far and wide on foot or by mountain bike, breathing deeply the scents that are generous in every season!
What makes this Farmhouse unique
The Enchanted House is made unique by the love that have been poured by the previous owners, our dear friends, and the positive energy left by people who have passed through the years, enjoying the delightful garden, always plenty of flowers, the shadow offered from the pergola and the porch, so pleasant during the hot summer and the coolness preserved by the ancient walls of the cozy house. The new pool makes this country house even more enchanting and even more difficult to go around to discover the surroundings ... But it will be worth it, because Cascina Gastaldi is located in an area where there is certainly no lack of delicacies for the palate and for the eyes! For example, you’ll meet the vineyards as soon as you leave the white road that leads to the farmhouse and we will be happy to show you the several producers to taste and buy the red and white wines typical of the area. Or in the immediate proximity you will find producers of honey, milk and cheese. Some excellent restaurants are just a few minutes away by car, where you can enjoy the typical cuisine of this part of Italy. Our country house is located in a strategic position, not far from big cities (Milan, Genoa, Turin), from the sea (Ligurian Sea: Camogli, Portofino, “5 Terre” ...), from small towns rich in history (Acqui Terme , Ovada) and delights (Gavi, with its doc and docg wines). There is also a specialized shopping center (Serravalle Designer Outlet, McArthurGlen). And finally you have only to look around to see the many castles built on the surrounding hills, one for each village. All this, and more, makes Cascina Gastaldi – The Enchanted House a truly unique country house!
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Een klein paradijs in de Piemonte, Montaldeo
Wij hebben hier met twee gezinnen genoten! Het huisje, het zwembad en de omgeving zijn geweldig. Ver weg van alle drukte, maar genoeg mooie stadjes met restaurants, gelateria’s en winkeltjes in de buurt om te ontdekken. De gastvrouw en gastheer zijn zeer vriendelijk en helpen je met wat je maar wilt op weg. Het enige minpuntje, maar kan ook een pluspunt zijn (je hebt verder geen last van ander verkeer) is de weg naar het huisje toe, is een ongeveer 1 km lange hobbelige gravel road.
Thank you very much Suzan. Has been a pleasure to have you all as our guest and we hope to see you again in the future :-)
Ornella & Giorgio
Een fijn vakantiehuis
It takes some searching, but once you have found it, you will arrive at a wonderful house with all mod cons and an excellent working WIFI.
You have a beautiful garden overlooking the town of Montaldeo.
There is a very nice, clean private swimming pool with sufficient seating areas and with fantastic views.
Ornella and Griorgo are wonderful people, who do everything to make you feel at home without being intrusive.
The silence is overwhelming, no traffic, only natural sounds, a great place to spend your holidays!
Ferie i naturen med stilhed
Det fortryllede feriehus, var en dejlig oplevelse. Vi oplevede den dejlige natur i området, med gå ture langs vinmarkerne.
Stilheden er fantastisk, kun afbrudt af kirkeklokkerne der søvnig minder én om at tiden går.
Huset er dejligt indrettet i naturlige stil. Vi nød at sidde i de bløde møbler på terrassen. Internettet fungerede perfekt til børnene.
Poolen ligger dejligt på bakken, med fantastisk udsigt. Den blev af vores familie kåret som den bedste vi har besøgt. Tilpas temperatur, behagelige stole, dejligt rent vand.
Vi havde en super familieferie.
The owners live in the house next to Cascina Gastaldi so if there is a problem or need info they can be there to help you very quickly.
In addition they are glad to give any suggestion about must-see places or must-do activities in this area such as restaurant, wineries, walking path, mountain bike trails....
Nearby there are all kinds of services needed: pharmacy, supermarket, ATM