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Detached Villa with Private Swimming Pool set in mature gardens with vineyard

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Spacious well equiped 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom with amazing views

The detached villa with private pool is located on the edge of Mombaldone, a small village in the heart of the Piedmont region.The four-bedroomed property comfortably accommodates eight people and is ideally suited to extended families or two families holidaying together. There's everything on site for a self-contained holiday, but the location of the villa means that guests are on the doorstep of the world-famous vineyards of the Piedmont region. The villa itself was fully renovated in 2010, with an emphasis on retaining the traditional qualities and comforts of the property, whilst being equipped with all modern conveniences. The well-proportioned rooms with marble floors and high ceilings emphasise the spacious interior and give a light, airy feel to the property. The large, fully enclosed private gardens have a luxurious 11 metre swimming pool in the front lawns, surrounded by fruit trees and vines, with numerous areas for relaxing and dining in the sun or shade.

Location: This property is located on the edge of the small village of Mombaldone, in the Piedmont region of North West Italy. The villa is easily accessible by road or rail, just half a kilometre from the main Acqui Terme –Savona Road and has a rail station in the village. Visitors can enjoy the countryside, lakes and coast and are in easy reach of the main cities of the region, i.e. Milan, Turin and Genoa. Although Piedmont is world renowned by food and wine connoisseurs it still remains relatively undiscovered by mainstream tourists.

The villa’s location, with the Italian Riviera one hour to the south, and skiing one hour to the west, provides a climate of contrasting seasons, with hot Mediterranean summers and snow filled alpine winters. Springtime brings mild days, when the blossoms and fruit trees burst into bloom, whilst autumn provides a blaze of colour and signals the picking of the grapes from the numerous vineyards across the region.

Mombaldone: Mombaldone itself is the only village in the Asti region that is still surrounded by its original walls. The entrance to the ancient village is through a Gothic-style entrance door to the shelter, which has been preserved in its original medieval form. The most important monuments converge on Piazza Umberto at the centre of the village and although the 13th century castle is now little more than a ruin ravaged by time, it is also well worth a visit.

In the village there is a post office, shop, rail station and local bar. The local shop is open every day and supplies all the essentials required for a self-catering holiday including freshly baked bread. The train is a useful and practical way to visit the beautiful, small villages along Italian Riviera; tickets can be purchased from the post office. A 5 minute drive or a 30 minute walk takes you to the village of Montechiaro D’Acqui, where there is a bank, ATM, chemist, butcher, baker, garage, bars, and a great pizza restaurant.

Local Attractions: Only 20 minutes’ drive from the villa is the spa town of Acqui Terme. It is steeped in history, yet has designer shops, boutiques, fabulous restaurants and great cafés as well as a hypermarket. The thermal water comes to the surface in Piazza Bollente, in the centre of town. People come from miles around to bottle the sulphuric scented water from the fountain, heated naturally to 75°C, due to its health giving properties.Acqui Terme also boasts one of the largest outdoor swimming pools in Europe consisting of 3 linked pools, with areas for the very young, and for those that are very brave with 10 metre diving boards!

The area is famed around the world for its selection of fine wines. These include Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera, Dolcetto and Moscato D'Asti. Many wine tours take place throughout the region.

Local cuisine is renown throughout Italy, the precious white truffles of this region are a special delicacy, with special truffle markets being held in Alba during Autumn.

More Details

Owner
Carole Thompson
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 23, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Safely back home again!

I wanted to thank you again for your personal approach and your swift reactions on our questions.

We had a lovely time in your villa in Mombaldone. Lots of relaxing, but also wine tasting in Barolo (Marco Brangero Diano d' Alba), visits to Turin, Savona, Genua, Milano and Acqui Terme. The fresh pasta shop in AT was fantastic, also the diner in Da Fausta...

We had a fantastic time and had long evening dinners with lots of fantastic Barolo 's, pastas and soft music. I 'm sure we will return.
Jul 2017
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Gelateria La Gelattica
"Fantastic ice cream with too many flavours to mention!"
Cascina Ca' Ca Bianca Agriturismo
"Walking distance from the villa. Excellent food using local products and wine. Very friendly..."
Municipio di Roccaverano
"Climb the tower and see the fantastic views of surrounding countryside!"
la vecchia fornace
"Home cooked food and pizzeria. Takeaway available"
L'aldila'
"Step back in time in this amazing historical family run restaurant! "
Aquarium of Genoa
"Jump on the train and enjoy a fantastic day out in one of Europes largest Aquarium"
Outdoor Live Cycling and Hiking in Piedmont
"Walking, hiking, mountain biking guided tours to suit all abilities. Bike hire delivered to ..."
IDRALEA Equestrian centre
"Horse riding lessons and walks in a professional school"
Golf Club Acqui Term
Parco Naturale Regionale di Piana Crixia
"Beatuful scenery fantastic walks "
Nearest Airport
78 Kilometres
Genoa
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Mombaldone
Nearest Ferry
78 Kilometres
Genoa
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Aqui Terme
Nearest Train
0.5 Kilometres
Mombaldone
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
A33 Alba
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Montechiaro d'Acqui
Nearest Ski
85 Kilometres
Artesina
Nearest Beach
45 Kilometres
Savona
Car: recommended

Piedmont is a geographically diverse region, relatively undiscovered and famous for producing some of the world's finest food and wines. It boasts some of Europe’s most stunning landscapes with a multitude of vineyards and rolling hills, interspersed by forests, meandering rivers and fast flowing streams. Less than an hours drive takes you to the Italian Riviera.

For the casual skier there are several nursery and snowboarding slopes within an easy drive of the property and to the West of Turin many internationally renown ski resorts within two hours drive. Turin is the regional capital and possesses many fine shops and museums of historical interest.

Near Milan is Serravalle Designer Outlet Europe’s largest designer outlet with 180 stores and showcases many Italian brands as well as other major international brands.

Lakes Como, Maggiore, Lugano and Orta are 2 hours drive North where one can relax and enjoy the views or partake in the water sports.

Other Activities: Vineyards

Amenities

Mombaldone Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , en-suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet , en-suite
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • 1 cot are provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 4 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes:
Smoking is permissible in the gardens.

Reviews

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Detached Villa with Private Swimming Pool set in mature gardens with vineyard
average rating of 4.857143 based on 32 reviews
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ten out of ten other than the pool

  • 4 of 5

welcome pack, location ,house facilities grounds,extras supplied ,bikes,all ten out of ten

holiday let down by lack of attention to pool told only cleaned and checked one a week (never known be for for example Majorca every day Spain three times a week Italy every other day France asked to drop a automatic machine into the pool each day and top up the chlorine

due to not checking the pool the failed filter pump was not noticed for two days and whilst replaced the next day we then had a green slim around the pool which we reported but had to clean with a mop and sponge we then noted there was no chlorine in the filters and was told it was not necessary???? how ever it was topped up the next morning

Result unable to use the pool for four days

Nb we do have photos of the green in pool

With moor attention to the pool this villa would be 6 star

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We understand your frustrations with the pool, although we felt we had managed the situation to your satisfaction. As discussed in previous correspondence with yourself, we do have the pool professionally maintained weekly and there has never been a problem previously in the six years it has been installed. As it's a private pool for the exclusive use of those staying at the villa this is more than adequate. Unfortunately we are unable to predict a failure of the pool pump, which caused the problems, although as you are aware this was repaired the day after you reported it. We are pleased that you enjoyed the other aspects of the villa, location, area and the welcome pack.
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5

A beautifull, well equiped villa

  • 5 of 5

The villa was a great hit. We enjoyed our two weeks stay enormously.

The kitchen was well equiped, the bedrooms comfortable and cool (even in this tropical heat), the bathrooms clean and functionable. The garden was well maintained with a great swimming pool and a nice patio for 'al fresco' dining.

The villa is well located with a lot of interesting villages and cities in easy reach. Next to the well known sites such as Astia and Alba, we can recommend a visit to Savona and to the seasiide resort of Noli.

We certainly will recommend this property to our friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed your stay! So pleased that you also enjoyed the area as much as we do. We look forward to welcoming back Autumn and Spring are also great time to visit. Carole
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Great villa in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six spend a wonderful week at the end of May in this great villa in Mombaldone. The weather was fantastic so the kids jumped into the pool right when we arrived after a spending the day on the road. We could have easily spend our entire week at the property as it is just perfect.

I have seen many holiday homes but none compares to this one: spacious rooms, beautifully decorated, clean; a fantastic garden with all the privacy you want and on top the house is equipped with many things you would put in your own home: e.g. plenty of towels, a good size TV with a nice selection of DVDs (we didn't watch any as there were too many other great things to do), bicylces etc. Could not ask for more. One last thing: a welcome package in the fridge with milk, pasta, butter, and even some wine. Equally generous and thoughtful. I can only say thank you, Carole and Alan.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed the Villa and the surrounding area as much as we do! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Carole
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Beautiful villa

  • 3 of 5

This is a beautiful villa in a lovely part of Piedmonte. It is well furnished and secure in a picturesque setting. Not far to drive to Acqui Terme and other small villages but Mombaldone and Roccaverona are definitely worth a visit.

Ordinarily I would have given it a 5 star rating but we were there during the end of April with very cool temperatures and the house does not have central heating. There are pellet stoves in the two hallways and in the living room to help with heating but they don't cover the bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen or dining room. Our advice would be to visit during the summer months.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review Marilyn. We were pleased you enjoyed the villa and surrounding area. It was so unfortunate that you experienced such an unseasonal drop of temperature during your stay especially as the weather had been so good just the week before. We have found leaving the doors open allows the heat from the 3 stuffas to radiate throughout the house. We do hope it didn't spoil your stay.
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Lovely home from home

  • 5 of 5

Myself and my boyfriends stay here was brilliant, the villa is in a beautiful location with amazing views! The villa was lovely, all the essentials were kindly there when we arrived which was a great help after travelling. The pool is great and has seats to relax around and enjoy the gorgeous garden. There are some brilliant restaurants nearby which are all in the really helpful book put together by Carole, which is full of nearby things to do and help with appliances etc around the house. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review Aimee Im so pleased you enjoyed your stay and you had such good weather too ! Hopefully we will see you again soon!
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5

A beautiful villa in stunning countryside

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay with our two sons and their girlfriends. The villa is a real home from home with everything you could wish for. The kitchen has every item you can think of and the welcome pack was very useful. My sons really enjoyed the selection of films and X Box and we all had great fun in the pool and the wonderful outside area. We would definitely recommend this villa for a peaceful and relaxing get away.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $236.29

* 10% DISCOUNT FOR 4 OR LESS GUESTS!

* 10% DISCOUNT FOR BOOKING 2 CONSECUTIVE WEEKS!

FUTON BED AVAILABLE 50 EURO PER WEEK

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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