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Luxury apartments in a beautiful mountain chalet with superb views - Flat 3



Updated: 25-Aug-2016
2 bedroom apartments, sleeping six,in the mountains above the city of Aosta

Terra Alpina is a 19th century farmhouse that was completely rebuilt in 2007-2008 and converted into six luxury apartments. The apartments are between 66 and 100 m2 each and all feature excellent bathrooms (many with en-suite) and kitchens. All apartments overlook the valley and have either a balcony or a small private garden, together with shared access to a communal garden of 1.5 acres. Even by the standards of the Alps, the views are spectacular. Terra Alpina is located above the village of Gignod, 15 minutes drive from the city of Aosta in the direction of Switzerland. In winter, it is convenient for the major ski resorts of Pila (20 minutes), Courmayeur and La Thuile (45 minutes) and Cervina, Monte Rosa and Verbier (all under one hour). In summer, it is surrounded by beautiful walking country (the major hiking route from western Italy to Switzerland passes 300 metres from Terra Alpina), it is two kilometres from a nine hole golf club and many other outdoor activities are close by.

Local attractions: Aosta is an extremely historic city, with more Roman remains than any city outside Rome itself, including much of its original city walls. Aosta has always been the principal gateway between Italy and France, so there are numerous beautiful castles, such as Forte di Bard.

In the city centre, the pedestrianised main street, has endless shops and cafes and also links many of the Roman ruins with the main square, Piazza Chanoux.

During the summer holidays, there are performances, sound and light exhibitions and concerts in the Roman ruins (five minutes walk from Piazza Chanoux). There are also concerts in the many castles in the Aosta Valley, and frequent festivals of local arts and crafts including some beautiful wood carvings.

There are also carnivals that go back hundreds of years, food and wine festivals which demonstrate the cuisine of the Aosta Valley and organised adventures, such as winter hiking (complete with snow shoes).

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Details for holiday apartment Flat 3, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, 1 Bathroom

Flat 3 benefits from a spectacular, south-facing conservatory which provides fabulous views of the mountains - it is even possible to see right over the valley to the resort of Pila. It also has one double-bedroom and two large sofabeds in the combined lounge/dining area. As well as the conservatory, it has a balcony overlooking the valley.

The lounge/conservatory gives a huge open-plan living space which is larger than the entire ground area of many entire holiday apartments. The south-facing conservatory also opens directly on to the garden, while the east-facing lounge opens up on to a first-floor balcony.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Absolutely brilliant accommodation in an amazing location

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous place! Beautifully appointed and in a wonderful setting above the charming village of Gignod. The apartment was very well equipped with dishwasher, electric cooker and hob, communal washing machine, and with a great selection of cooking implements. Furnishings were comfortable and impeccably clean. Lashings of hot water and a fantastic shower. We loved sitting on the balcony watching the sun go down with a glass of wine! The hiking in the area is excellent with lots of waymarked routes. Nearby is the city of Aosta - well worth a visit with its Roman remains and traffic free old town. We cannot praise this accommodation enough. It was paradise!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Turin at 125 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : at 2 Kilometres Nearest Golf : There is a very pretty 9 hole golf course nearby at 2 Kilometres Nearest Train : Aosta at 13 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Aosta is on the A5 motorway to Turin and Milan at 16 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : There is an excellent new restaurant on our road at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Pila is the closest large resort at 13 Kilometres Car: necessary

Gignod is 15 minutes from the city of Aosta. Aosta has more Roman ruins than any city in Europe outside Rome, and has been the gateway to the Alps for 2000 years. It is full of historic buildings as well as great shops and restaurants.

Gignod itself is on the main road to Switzerland, the St. Bernard Pass. Terra Alpina is surrounded by spectacular mountain peaks and has plenty of amenities for summer holidays. There is great walking, mountain biking, a local golf course plus white water rafting close to Aosta.

In winter, the closest major ski resort is Pila, 20 minutes away, but there are five other international resorts within one hour, from Verbier to Courmayeur. There are also small local resorts such as Crevacol, within 20 minutes drive, that give you the chance to sample the charms of skiing way from the crowds. It is also possible to ski from Switzerland (Super St. Bernard) back into Italy - a spectacular and little-known run.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Off Peak
10 Sep 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
24 Dec 2016 - 30 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Year
31 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0

Rates are for two people per apartment and are inclusive of all charges (cleaning electricity etc.). Additional guests are charged at 30 euros per person. The only additional cost is a returnable damage deposit of 150 euros which we return when we have checked the apartment at the end of the stay.

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Updated: 25-Aug-2016
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From the Owner

When we started the rebuild of Terra Alpina, our intention was to create interiors that would do justice to the outside of the building and the setting. We used local craftsmen who worked to an extremely high standard. We wanted to provide accommodation that had all the benefits of a traditional chalet (wood burning stoves, great views, a warm atmosphere), but with a modern twist. The interiors are light and airy - we did not want the pine cladding and the dark woods of so many Alpine places. We were also determined that each room should be a decent size. Anyone who has stayed in a purpose-built French ski resort will know what we mean. We could have squeezed in a lot more bedrooms, but we wanted apartments that we would be delighted to stay in. Obviously, we love skiing in the winter, but it is also a fantastic location in the summer - something we had not originally anticipated. It is high enough to avoid the humidity of Milan or Turin, but still warm - on sunny days, the temperature is normally in the high twenties (or high seventies in old money). The mountains around are groaning with fruit trees: you can pick as many cherries as you can carry from the local paths, and there are plenty of strawberries, raspberries growing wild all around. We used to go hiking in Switzerland in the summer, but the Aosta Valley is every bit as beautiful and the paths are a lot quieter.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities


  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 74 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • The bathroom is luxuriously appointed with a large bath and a very high-quality shower.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • The main bedroom has a double bed and a built-in wardrobe along the length of one wall. It has a south-facing window and is conveniently positioned next to the bathroom. The lounge/conservatory area has two large double sofabeds which are very comfortable four up to four people. There is also a very attractive wood-burning stove in addition to the central heating.


  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

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  • Flat 3 has a large kitchen/dining area which has access to the large balcony. It also links to the conservatory which has two large sofabeds and opens out directly into the garden. Please note: the prices quoted are based on two people. There is an additional charge of 30 euros per person per booking to cover additional cleaning and laundry.

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