Renovated farmhouse in the Unesco World Heritage Monferrato wine country, with typical stone and brick walls and vaulted ceilings, offering 6 bedrooms (4 double and 2 single) and 4 bathrooms (2 with shower and 3 with bathtub), well appointed kitchen, double living room, library, study, cinema room, laundry room and painter’s atelier. Enjoying the superb rolling-hills scenery is a very relaxing endeavor at Cascina Lavandara, either from the house or the 10 ha park, with the benefit of various outside facilities : pizza oven and barbecue under the traditional porch for al fresco dining, 30 sq.m first floor deck and 6mx12m pool where one catches the very last rays of sun. Children are enthralled by the place : for them it's an adventure, since the property is quite large and they can roam free without crossing roads or facing dangers. Then the swimming pool is a runaway success with all. Raised bed organic herbs and vegetable garden as well as fruit orchard offer their own seasonal delights. Easy walks within the property, along the lavender fields and olive trees can be supplemented by good local walks overlooking beautiful Piedmont. The house is located 1,5 km from the village and is an ideal spot for family vacation, immersed in quiet and greenery, either to enjoy a peaceful stay or to be used as a base to explore the famed Barbera-Barolo region, visit its wine cellars, picturesque villages and sample the regional cuisine in the many local restaurants. Also in a 100km radius are Milan, Turin and Genoa, great day trip opportunities.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Feb 11, 2019
About Véronique Bazille
Ours was a serendipitous decision. We bought this typical Piedmont farmhouse because we loved the area and looked for a place for our family to call home during the weekends, for my husband to paint and for me to revel in the joy of tending trees and more recently experimenting with lavender farming in the 10ha property, for which it has incidentally been renamed. Home away from home : it has been just that, and very successfully so, with everybody growing particularly fond of the pool and the atmospheres that form around the outdoor oven-bbq over dinner or on the deck during aperitivo.
Véronique Bazille purchased this Chateau / Country House in 1998
Why Véronique Bazille chose Montabone
However the children are now abroad busy with their studies and we are looking forward to having guests experience this beautiful area without them sacrificing privacy and total relaxation. Cascina Lavandara is therefore ideal for groups of friends or families with children or young adults (the later always appreciative of the extended wifi and white screen movie projections).
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Amazing Italian Villa
Our stay in this home was just perfect. We were two families with three children each (ranging between two and eleven years old) and the villa had everything we needed and more. The home is very spacious and well appointed. The kitchen was the heart of the home for us, and we were easily able to cook and prepare food for the meals we did not eat out. One highlight was using the brick pizza oven outdoors - memories of a lifetime with the kids! The pool was a huge hit with kids and parents alike, a wonderful oasis with beautiful views and plenty of chairs and umbrellas at poolside to just relax. The home also had plenty of toys, legos, games inside and fields of adventures around the house for kids to explore. Veronique was amazing the entire time, quickly answering our questions before our stay and ensuring we had everything we needed the entire time. Home is well situated near many wineries and we enjoyed the local Barbera and Moscato d'Asti and nearby Barolo and Barbaresco region. We can't wait to come back!
This is a family vacation home where children grew to be young adults and adults had time to relax and enjoy the company of friends, all of which is reflected in the layout and equipment of the house. I wish that all our guests make the most of their stay, and enjoy the house as much as we do. To that end I try to anticipate their needs and be responsive to whatever issue may come up during their stay. I feel it very rewarding to see that Renee and her family had such a great experience.
Beautiful place, very quiet, great views
We enjoyed our stay very much. Véronique Bazille has been a wonderful host and has always been very supportive.
It is very important to me that guests feel they can rely on me, and contact me at anytime. It simply makes for a more relaxed experience of this gorgeous countryside.
magnifique parc et maison très agréable
maison de charme avec beaucoup d espace et de confort, une vue dont on ne se lasse pas, une grande piscine, un grand domaine avec un tres beau parc ainsi qu un verger et un potager en libre accès. peu de visites culturelles a proximité mais la beauté et le confort de l endroit compensaient, avec de belles balades dans les environs. ce fut un séjour très reposant et les enfants de tous âges étaient ravis.
Montabone est au coeur de la zone classée au Patrimoine Mondial de l'Unesco, ses vallons de vignes et de noisetiers offrent des panoramas merveilleux et des occasions de découvertes gustatives à ne pas manquer !
MAGNIGIQUE MAISON AVEC VUE
Nous avons apprécié nos vacances dans cette maison idéale, décorée avec goût et bien équipée. La vue est extraordinaire , beaucoup de promenade agréable à pied, une grande piscine parfaite du matin au soir. Beaucoup d'espaces pour se réunir et s'isoler.
Seul bémol, l'absence d'un accompagnement sur place pour faire face aux dysfonctionnements, coupure d'internet, entretien de la piscine.
Christine, Isabelle, Martine and co.
Je suis ravie que le charme de la maison et l'enchantement du Monferrato aient fait leur effet. Pour les dysfonctionnements, les suites d'un orage à la veille du 15 aout sont effetivement difficiles à gérer en Italie, car les techniciens sont tous en vacances pour le pont de l'Assomption et les pièces à remplacer n'arrivent pas. Celà étant je crois avoir été très disponible pour organiser rapidement les interventions nécessaires. Une personne sur place n'aurait pas fait plus vite. Quant à la piscine, elle ne requiert aucun entretien particulier, dans la mesure où les règlages sont automatisés et où elle se ferme la nuit.
Cascina Lavandara is also situated in a strategic location which allows easy access to all the most interesting destinations in the area, a Unesco World Heritage that sits an hour away from the Italian Riviera. Hills dotted with vineyards, hazelnut groves, picturesque landscapes, castles and ancient villages rich in history and traditions are the scenery where grow such great wines as Barolo, Barbera, Barbaresco o Moscato d’Asti. Nearby Acqui Terme has magnificent thermal baths. There are variously themed markets in the surrounding towns and villages. It is particularly worthy of note that bicycling is most popular among sports fans, in the very demanding version that one can expect from a hilly environment. And for the fashion victims the largest european Designer Outlet is 1 hour away !