|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
Beautiful renovated farmhouse, sleeps 16 with 7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms plus 2 additional WCs in fantastic location offering panoramic views, a private swimming pool, securely fenced for the safety of children, with hydro massage corner, large outside eating area with pizza oven and BBQ, with easy access to drinks fridge and ice machine, Infra Red Sauna large enough for 6. The house which has been recently refurbished (2010) provides a fully equipped kitchen, quality bedding, towels and pool towels also offers a games room ( unheated) with full size pool table and table tennis table. The house is ideal for a group of families holidaying together. Suitable for winter with central heating throughout, 3 solid fuel stoves, underfloor heating to master suite and main bathroom. Ideally located within an immaculately managed vineyard. 5 minutes of numerous bars, restaurants and shopping in Costigliole D'Asti. 15 minutes from historical City of Asti and 25 minutes from the beautiful city of Alba.
More details on www.casabalau.com
The house is equipped with 2 ipod docking stations, 2 hair dryers, a baby stroller, high chair and 2 travel cots. No need to carry any of these items to the house.
The pool is open from May to September. There is an option to heat the pool at an additional Euro 250/week.
Heating is not normally required in July and August, however some guests prefer the extra comfort.
Suitable for winter with central heating throughout, 3 solid fuel stoves, underfloor heating to master suite and main bathroom
Whilst we are in a great location with many restaurants and cafes a short drive away, it is possible to arrange catering at the villa or have our 'pizza team' come to the villa to take all the work out of a pizza evening, leaving you to add your toppings, join in with the pizza baking or simply relax and enjoy.
Winery and food product tours can be arranged and we have a local interpreter that can accompany you on any tours if required.
For those in need of some pampering there is a lovely SPA in Agliano Terme, just a few minutesdrive from the house; www.termediagliano.it
We are Irish/Scottish family with 2 children. Our home is in Ireland but we are currently working in Expats Australia
Linda purchased this farmhouse in 2009
We fell in love with the area when we came on holiday and when we saw this house decided that It would be ideal to bring our friends and families together when we were not working overseas. It really works for us, we have many happy memories of holidays here.
This property is hard to beat. The views are breathtaking. Everybody loved the pool. The patio for outdoor dining was ideal. The pool table and the table tennis facilities provided an option to while away a family hour in the evening, and the sauna is lovely. The master bedroom is huge with luxury en-suite and all of the other rooms in the house are a very good size.
The kitchen was very well equipped. A special thank you to the team who look after the house ad it's guests. Their English was excellent and they provided answers to all the questions we had about the surrounding area.
We've been return visitors a few times now and are looking forward to our next visit. It really is a great place to just relax and unwind.
This property and area is perfect for holidays for both children, parents and grandparents. It is clean, newly renovated, very practical and robust with is especially important traveling with children. The owner and the locals running the place is very easy to converse with and they provide you with lot of useful information before you arrive.
The house is large and is very well equipment, and is perfect for larger groups of people. You can easily find a peaceful spot and there are several activities and areas to be together. Our favorites were the very nice pool, the outdoor area with pizza own (we had the best pizzas of our lives), the large game room and the fantastic view surrounding the property.
The house is situated in the very heart of Piemonte, a short travel to both Asti and Alba for those who like shopping and all the famous vine producers in this area. Just remember to book time at your favourite in advance! The lunch they served in the local village near by was absolutely fantastic!
Although there are so may nice places to visit in Piemonte, we spent a lot of time on the property, just because we enjoyed the place so much. I can easily recommend this place to my friends and family and we all hope to return one day.
This farmhouse is fantastic. Originally we wanted to stay closer to Alba, but we were having trouble finding a large enough villa to accommodate our group. So we took a chance on Casa Balau and could not be any happier. The house is beautifully renovated. Clean and modern, with all the amenities you could want - a beautiful pool (rare for Piedmont), washer/dryer, game room, dry sauna, fully loaded kitchen, outdoor dining area, wood fired over, fast, free Wi-Fi, etc. And the views are breathtaking. The bedrooms are comfortable. There are two bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms (the large master and a large bedroom at the opposite end of the hall). The other four bedrooms share three bathrooms; two of the bedrooms are “adult” the other two are best for kids. There is also a WC on the main floor near the game room. The house location is good, though it is a little tricky to find at first. Use GPS, or pay careful attention to the signage. Costigliole d’Asti is a short drive, but nothing is really walkable, so a car is a must. We had mapped out our own activities, but the local care takers are responsive and friendly (and English speaking), so if you need any help or advice, they are more than happy to assist. The owner is easy to work with, both at booking and during the follow-up. I highly recommend this farmhouse for your next trip to Piedmont!
Beautiful renovated farmhouse, sleeps 16 with 7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms plus 2 additional WCs in fantastic location offering panoramic views, a private swimming pool, securely fenced for the safety of children, with hydro massage corner, large outside eating area with pizza oven and BBQ and easy access to the drinks fridge and ice machine.The house which has been recently refurbished (2010) provides a fully equipped kitchen, quality bedding, towels and pool towels also offers a games room with full size pool table and table tennis table. The house is ideal for a group of families holidaying together. Ideally located within an immaculately managed vineyard. 5 minutes of numerous bars, restaurants and shopping in Costigliole D'Asti. 15 minutes from the historical City of Asti and 25 minutes from the beautiful city of Alba. Ideal base for golfing or cycling holiday.
Perfect for wine or gastro tours.
Other Activities: Five Golf Courses within 30 minutes drive.
Golf: Ideally located for touring the wineries if Piedmont, only a few minutes drive from Barollo and Barbaresco, the house is surrounded by Barbera vines , Gavi is also an easy drive just over an hour away.
5 golf courses within 15 - 40 minutes from house.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$322|
Rents and deposit to be paid net of any credit card,PayPal or bank transfer costs.
Cleaning and Linen are included.
Additional beds Euro 50 each
There is the option of heating the pool @ 250 Euros additional per week.
Security deposit - Euros 300.
Excess cleaning Euro 15/ hour. Rubbish/ glass removal 20 Euro/hour
After booking 10% rental
Less than 30 days before arrival 50% rental
Less than 14 days before arrival 80% rental
Should I, the landlord be able to re let the property for the cancelled period only 15% cancellation fee, plus any discounts offered for the replacement booking, will apply