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Luxurious Holiday home in tranquil vineyard location in UNESCO Monferrato hills - Self-Catering Cottage (sleeps 4+)

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking



Self-Catering Cottage (sleeps 4+)

At the heart of the Cascina the fully equipped, two-storey apartment /cottage retains much of the original 300 year old structure and has been sympathetically refurbished around original features. Designed for four people, it has two spacious double bedrooms, one includes a large four-poster bed and the other has two single sleigh beds. There is also a bathroom with bath, separate shower cubicle, bidet, sink and WC. The first floor balcony is accessed from the central landing.

On the ground floor there is a sitting room with TV/satellite channels and DVD player, cloakroom. Fully appointed kitchen/diner with built-in oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine, toaster & kettle. Extensive range of cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery provided.

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About the property

La Granica

Expressly designed to provide you with a stylish, tranquil and natural space to enjoy. La Granica is intimate and unique. Amidst the beautiful Piedmontese countryside La Granica nestles into the hillside of a secluded valley, immersed in the peaceful and inspiring surroundings of its own vineyards, woods and meadows. It is the perfect retreat in which to unwind, relax and enjoy or a base to discover everything that Piedmont has to offer. This accommodation is principally designed in a contemporary style using natural materials providing a luxurious modern environment with oodles of space, designer features and modern facilities. La Granica offers accommodation for both large and smaller groups offered on a self-catering basis.

Property Manager
Mark Langley
Member since: 2004
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Guest testimonial June 2005

My wife and I spent a fabulous week with our daughter at 'La Granica'. The cottage is beautifully furnished and set in beautiful surroundings. It was spotlessly clean and provided all the amenities necessary for a great and very comfortable holiday. We particularly enjoyed using the pool everyday (helped by the 80 degree water temperature), it was noticeably well maintained and was complemented by the poolside furniture, a perfect place for relaxing. We were also extremely impressed by the warm welcome we were given by Mark & Karen and their enthusiastic and helpful manner. They were, at all times, very approachable and friendly and offered some great ideas for places to visit and things to do. We have already been recommending 'La Granica' to our friends and family and would not hesitate to recommend 'La Granica' to anyone else seeking a holiday in the Piedmont area. We will definitely be going back!
Feb 2004
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Booking Notes:
Use the Booking form on this website or call direct.
Deposit: 30% within 5 days of the booking confirmation
Balance: Paid on Check-Out
We can accept credit/debit card payments (Mastercard & Visa), Bank Transfer or with Cash for balance payments

No set Changeover Day:
Min Stay 3 nights.
Check-in after 15:00, Departure by 11:00 although flexible by prior agreement.

Notes on prices:
Min stay 3 nights in the Cottage.
More discounts available for longer stays.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Fontanile in Province of Asti

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , On first floor
    Toilet 1 - Toilet , Ground floor
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Traditional 4 Poster
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Sleigh Beds
  • Both bedrooms on the first floor, with wardrobe space
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: The cottage is serviced prior to arrival and every 7 days during longer stays. The Cottage has independant central heating control. Children are welcome. For very small children Cots and High Chairs are available. Smoking is not permitted inside or in the grounds. Sorry, no pets. Outside: We have a beautiful rectangular 12m x 5.5m pool, which is private to the Cascina.(depths 100cm step to 200cm) There are 7 hectares of our own vineyards, woods and meadows surrounding the property of what is still a working farm.


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average rating of 4.0 based on 2 reviews

Nice Property, Great Service

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From the initial welcome from Mark to the departure farewell, we really enjoyed our time in La Granica. Quiet, clean and with well-functioning appliances. We appreciated that Mark had purchased basic necessities for us prior to our arrival (including local wine) as we came in late when all stores were closed. mosquito nets at the top floor windows were a nice touch given the steamy July weather in Italy. The pool was nice, although the wasps could be bothersome at times. There is not much in Fontanile but Nizza and Acqui are close enough to get all needed things quickly. We recommend the property.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Genova, Milan-Malpensa & Turin
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
In Piazza of Fontanile
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Nizza Monferrato
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Entrance at Alessandria Sud A21
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Italian Milky Way, west of Turin
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Just over an hours drive to the Ligurian coast at Genoa where you can travel East or West along the Italian Riviera to Portofino or Savona.


Genoa Airport, approx 75km, 1 hours drive

Turin Airport, approx 75km, 1 hours drive

Milan Malpensa, approx 120km, 1 hour 40 minutes drive

Calais Ports, approx 1100km, 10-12 hours driving

A car is essential, firstly to travel from the airports and then to explore this rural region.


The local village is Fontanile 10 minutes walk from the cascina.

The local market town is Nizza Monferrato 5km away.

Historic Roman Spa town of Acqui Terme 15km

Historic towns of Asti and Alba 25-30km.

Wineries everywhere.

Further Details:

Our nearest town Nizza Monferrato contains the full range of shops, banks and cafes/restaurants. Frequent markets in the large Piazza. A train station with a line to Asti and Alessandria.

The owners reside on-site and maintain the property.