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Detached 4 bedroom Villa with Private Swimming Pool and vineyard



Updated: 21-May-2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Private Villa with 11 metre pool set in 1 acre of mature gardens

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.

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About the Owner

Carole Thompson
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

First of all many thanks for offering us the opportunity to stay in Villa Mombaldone. The location, quietness, charm, the house itself (including the equipment which makes it an ideal place for teenagers) and swimming pool are some of the assets which makes it a place we never experienced before. The tip for contacting Giuseppe for bike rental was very adequate; he could offer exactly what I needed. We will rate Villa Mombaldone the maximum score of 5!
Jul 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

First of all many thanks for offering us the opportunity to stay in Villa Mombaldone. The location, quietness, charm, the house itself (including the equipment which makes it an ideal place for teenagers) and swimming pool are some of the assets which makes it a place we never experienced before. The tip for contacting Giuseppe for bike rental was very adequate; he could offer exactly what I needed. We will rate Villa Mombaldone the maximum score of 5!
Jul 2016
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)


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.

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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!

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 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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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.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Villa Mombaldone

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week at Villa Mombaldone, the villa is situated in a very quiet location & the gardens were very well kept.

The kids loved the pool (although it was a bit cold at times).

The villa itself was clean, had big airy rooms & we loved the welcome pack that you did us with all the essentials in.

You thought of everything & catered for everybody's needs.

We loved having the bbq's & sitting outside, especially at night when it was nice & cool.

Theres plenty of nice quality restaurants to visit & they serve fresh, authentic Italian menus.

The supermarkets were good & had everything you needed in them.

It was a home from home & we would love to have a return visit.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased that you enjoyed your stay.
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Everything we hoped for and more

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I originally booked the property due to its location in the vineyards of Northern Italy and its accessibility to tourist attractions and major airports. Win, win, right? What we were not anticipating was the picturesque surroundings that can be viewed from the house and the overall sense of relaxation we received from our visit. Upon arriving at the property, we were shocked at how big it is. We felt safe in that it is gated, with beautiful trees lining the perimeter. The location gave us an authentic feel and experience of the mountains of Italy. As an American, I’ve always been in awe of pictures of Northern Italy, and this stay was even more beautiful than I had anticipated. The house itself had all the facilities we required. It included a swimming pool, a fully working kitchen with everything needed for cooking, heaters around the property and comfortable beds. The entire property was very clean, from the massive yard to the bathrooms and bedrooms. There was a balcony on the second floor from which we ate our breakfast while enjoying the great views. There were also multiple dining tables and seating areas, both inside and outside. We didn’t even need to leave the property on some days, as the wifi and tv both worked great. There’s even a vineyard in the front yard, which I found to be quite beautiful. On the days when we did venture out, there were ample amounts of towns and tourist attractions nearby, including Lake Maggiore (which we’d certainly recommend others visit)! One day we took the train, which is in walking distance of the house, to Acqui Terme. With our rental car, we were able to drive around the vineyards and stop off at a couple for wine tasting. Let’s just say the wine tasting went great and we left with a few bottles, which were a lot cheaper than in the States. Overall, we’d recommend this property to others – 5 stars! Our only regrets were that we didn’t leave ourselves enough time to go exploring on the bikes and have a cookout one night on the grill. So much to do, not enough time.

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again soon. Carole
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Incredible villa set in breath taking surroundings

  • 5 of 5

Our second visit to Villa Mombledone and we weren't disappointed. With 4 adults and two toddlers the villa is of a size for a lovely family holiday without being on top of each other. The villa is so well equipped with a feeling of home from home and with views we could never tire of in this lifetime. On arrival the welcome pack of supplies was a wonderful touch which meant we could settle in and shop the next day.

Perfect for a relaxed holiday soaking up the sun by the pool but plenty to do out and about so a car a must. Can highly recommend Roccaverano just a short drive away. Climbing the tower for those of us less than happy with heights was made worth while by the views on offer from the top. Plus the gelato and coffee is not to be missed.

Won't be our last visit to this beautiful villa :)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really pleased you enjoyed your stay and are looking forward to welcome you back next time. Carole
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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"
"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 "

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Genoa at 78 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Mombaldone at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Genoa at 78 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Aqui Terme at 18 Kilometres Nearest Train : Mombaldone at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A33 Alba at 40 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Montechiaro d'Acqui at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Artesina at 85 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Savona at 45 Kilometres 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

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
27 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer High Season
24 Jun 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Wine Harvest
26 Aug 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Truffle Season
23 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £168.44




Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 21-May-2017


Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • 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 Area


  • Books
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • limited accessibility

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse 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

Floor Area

  • 250 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, en-suite
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, en-suite


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • 1 cot are provided.


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 4 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome


  • Smoking is permissible in the gardens.

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Portable wifi hotspot