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LUXURY FARMHOUSE IN PIEDMONT

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Space 4,843 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Sleeps 6. 3 Bedrooms. 3 Baths.

Bathing in the tranquility of the Monferrato region between the towns of Moncalvo and Asti sits this beautifully decorated home, gracing views of vineyards, villages, truffle forests and valleys. The property is set in the middle of a Unesco recognized zone, having officially become the 50th World Heritage site in Italy.

Situated at the centre of the most widely acclaimed wine and food regions in Italy, one can savour dishes made with fine truffles, visit and purchase from local famous wineries and discover the secrets of this gastronomic paradise.

Visit the local food markets in Moncalvo, Casale and Asti, where you can stock up on fresh produce; fish, fruit, vegetables and cheeses to name just a few !

Moncalvo, the closest village to the house has wonderful restaurants and also hosts throughout the year many cultural and gastronomic events, including the white truffle fair in Autumn and the “Blue Night Blues” in the Summer.

You can enjoy hiking in the hills of this enchanting landscape, go horseback riding and mountain biking. There are lovely walks directly from the house through the local fields, or up to the local village and café/restaurant for a very Italian experience.

The property has three bedrooms and three bathrooms, formal and informal dining areas, a breakfast room and two large fully equipped kitchens with stunning views from every room. The house is perfect for enjoying warm Italian summers with lots of outdoor areas for barbecues, al fresco dining or just relaxing under umbrellas on loungers and taking in the view. The house is very cosy in winter months with two large fireplaces, under floor heating and a cinema room to catch up on all the latest movies from the house’s library.

Distances:

To Genova 120 kms, Turin 70 km, Serravalle Scrivia 80kms (Designer Discount Shopping Mall) Fiera di Milano di Rho, (Host of Expo 2015), 98kms and Milan 90kms

More Details

Owner
Angela Wickstead
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
11 October, 2017

About Angela Wickstead

Nationality: New Zealander

Angela Wickstead purchased this villa in 2009

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you Angela for being such a gracious host in one of the most exquisite properties we've ever had the pleasure of staying in.

Not a detail was overlooked and the ambiance you have created both inside and out is extraordinary !

Thank you to Renato for intructing us not only to the house but also touring through Moncalvo

Grazie and ciao !
Oct 2015
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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Turin
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
odalengo piccolo
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Asti
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Casale Monferrato
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
moncalvo
Car: necessary

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Odalengo Piccolo in Province of Alessandria

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4843 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , WITH HAND BASIN
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure , WITH HANDBASIN
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , WITH HANDBASIN
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.8421054 based on 20 reviews
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Gorgeous house but not the most practical one

  • 3 of 5

Angela's house is absolutely gorgeous, that goes without saying. Exactly as shown in the pictures, stylish and luxurious. We were two families with two 2-year-old kids travelling, and the points presented below are merely observations made by a family travelling with kids, not necessarily negative ones from the perspective of all types of travellers:

1) There is no A/C in the house, which made our stay almost unbearable (at the end of June). There are fans in the bedrooms but they did not manage to do the trick in the heat of the summer when the temperatures didn't cool down even at night.

2) The downside of being a super stylish place is certain impracticality. For example, all the kitchenware, while undeniably beautiful, was really thin and fragile, which was difficult not only for the kids but for us adults as well. We had to take extra care when handling any of the dishes, and still managed to break a couple of wineglasses.

3) There is no microwave oven (which would have been very handy with the kids) nor a traditional coffeemaker, and as keen coffee drinkers we experienced the use of the moka pots too laborious (the amount of coffee that one pan produces is tiny and it took forever on the gas stove) and ended up drinking instant coffee instead (there is no electric kettle either, by the way).

4) Please note that there is a cleaning fee of 130 GBP (around 150 EUR) charged in addition to the rental fee, which came as a surprise to us (although apparently, at least now, stated on the website, but it had slipped our eyes). We also had to pay to bank transfer fees worth of more than 50 EUR for having our security deposit back, which I thought was shocking as we were not given any other option of having our money back (we also live in an EU country and paying the deposit on Angela's account did not incur any costs for us, while her returning it to us cost us 50 euros).

4) Contrary to the impression given on the website, the house is situated at the end of a residential street and there are immediate neighbours. They did not bother us at all, but I just wanted to point this out in case someone is looking for a country house in the middle of vineyards and fields - this is not the place.

5) The services (and especially their opening hours) in the nearby village of Moncalvo are very limited.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: In response to the review I would just like to add, I do not charge a bank fee for the refund of the security deposit. I pay these bank fees. The bank fees this guest and every guest incurs is to the holiday website when paying for their booking. I do not pay these bank fees (as noted on the booking contract) and therefore deduct them when I am refunding the deposit. A copy of this document is available to the guest.
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lovely family stay in a romantic surrounding

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed a great stay in this fantastic house! Lovely decorated and furnished.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful getaway and beautiful authentic place

  • 5 of 5

Angela's house is a very beautiful villa with great details and amenities. The house is an older typical Italian farm house carefully renovated with a fantastic eye for detail! The pictures online show only half of the beauty what one finds when you are there!

The house is spacious and has higher end furniture which need to be treated with respect and care! Angela has nice cutlery, dishes and glasses and nice cookware!

The grounds are in perfect shape and allows you to be private and enjoy great views and invite to relax!

Renato who welcomed us is a wonderful gentleman who is very helpful and super friendly. It helps if one speaks Italian or French!

Angela, we enjoyed our stay very much and we are happy to come back! Thomas

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A memorable experience.

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful house had stunning views of the verdant countryside from just about every room. Watching the sun set behind the hills from our bedroom balcony was a memorable experience that my wife and I will always cherish, along with strolls through the vineyard laden hills and valleys that were accessible from our front door. The interior had all necessary creature comforts as well being pragmatically well equipped. My wife commented that great effort went into the interior design of each room. Whereas we enjoyed taking day trips to some of the local towns and villages, we also enjoyed a couple of days where we never left the premises of our rental. For seven days we "lived" here and will always savor the memories.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great house!

  • 5 of 5

The house was well furnished and very comfortable. We used it as a base to explore different areas of the Piedmonte region.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Germany
5

Beautiful elegant house

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in this wonderful house. Quietly located in a garden area. This house is fullfilling every dream - cozy and very well maintained and perfectly clean. There is everything for a relaxing holiday - the kitchen is fully furnished. It was fun to cook our dinner there. The furnitures are so beautiful - I have never been in a house like this before. So lovely decorated. Bedrooms and bathrooms - so clean and so stylish. We loved that house so much. Shops and supermarkets nearby in Moncalvo. We brought our dog - who could move free. Nice view while you are sitting outside.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Odalengo Piccolo, Piedmont

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
WINTER RATES
1 Dec 2017 - 31 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,450
for 5 nights
From
£290
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£1,150
for 5 nights
From
£230
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £500
Pet Fee £100

EXIT CLEANING FEE IS INCLUSIVE IN THE RENTAL RATE.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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