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Villa With Large Private Pool In Castino, Nr. Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy

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Property

Updated: 25-Oct-2016
House in Castino, Nr. Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy - Peaceful Location, 3 Minute Drive To Village, Wonderful Views

Set in the heart of the beautiful Langhe Hills of Piedmont, Casa Annunziata has been extensively refurbished to become our cherished second home. 5 x double bedrooms, 3 x bathrooms, large family room, vaulted drawing room, dining room, modern kitchen, large garden, terraces, loggia, beautiful 11m x 7m swimming pool. The house is only a 10 minute stroll to the village of Castino which boasts a fresh pasta shop, small supermarket, delicatessant, trattoria, pizzeria and bar.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are a British family and live in Winchester, Hampshire. Both my Wife and I work in London. We have three daughters aged 16, 14 and 10. We have traveled through most of Europe and further afield but fell in love with Piedmont, Italy in 2007. We bought the house not for property income but as our second home. We spend as much time as we can there throughout the glorious four seasons of Piedmont. We have restored and furnished the house with all of the luxuries that one would hope and expect for in a home. We rent the house on a restricted basis and hope that you will share our love of Piedmont and Casa Annunziata.

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9 Reviews

5
based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

5

A hidden oasis

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with family and friends in June 2016. The house is exactly as pictured. This was my first time using Owners Direct and I was a little hesitant about using a new site, but I'm so glad I did because this was a wonderful place away from the crowds - perfectly relaxing. We stayed for 4 nights but wished we had a week here. The house has wonderful furniture with many places to sit and rest and enjoy the serenity. We thoroughly enjoyed a lovely meal cooked by Ann and Joseph (an absolute must and one of the highlites of the entire trip!). They are wonderful hosts, generous in spirit and talented chefs who absolutely paid tribute to the local ingredients. We are big food lovers and we thoroughly enjoyed the long lunch provided. We also participated in a bike riding adventure with some contacts provided by Richard and that was a lovely excursion also (a word of warning - the area is quite hilly so I would recommend the electric bikes unless you have a high level of fitness). The electric bikes meant everyone could participate and we had a lovely day riding amongst the stunning hills. This was also my first time in piedmonte but hopefully not the last - the drive around this town was stunning in every direction. The patchwork vinyards are a real treat for the eyes. The small pasta shop in town looked amazing however we had stocked up with ample supplies from another supermarket approx. 50 minutes away and so we cooked up feasts every night and did not eat out through our time here. The kitchen had every utensil needed to create a feast. I would suggest if you wish to cook - to buy most things from a larger supermarket as the supermarket in town is a little small with basic products only and not much in the way of fresh meat (other than deli meats). The overall experience at casa anunziata was an absolute pleasure and we would definitely return if timing permitted. What an absolute joy - sipping a cup of tea on the deck chairs looking out into the hills - such a pleasant relaxing stay. Do yourself a favour and book this place for some much needed r and r! Although I hope its not too popular next time I try to make a booking as I don't want to miss out on another opportunity to stay at this wonderful place!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect Piedmont!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most fantastic week at Casa Annunziata. Booking and liaising was easy and hassle free. We were sent so much information about local markets, places to eat, shop, visit etc. It's the most gorgeous area - very peaceful and the villa setting is super. The pool is a definite highlight, perfect for a dip after baking in the sun. The villa itself is pretty big with plenty of space for everyone, rooms are lovely, kitchen was gorgeous too and lots of outside spaces for eating, sitting and sunbathing. We would definitely recommend this property to friends and family. It's perfectly situated quite high up in the hills, and near to the small village of Castino, only 8 kilometres from Alba so there's plenty of options for shopping. We also visited lots of smaller towns and villages nearby and would recommend doing a tour of Ca' del bail Winery nearby. All in all a great holiday. My final top tip is to have Ann and Joseph come round and cook you a Piedmontese feast!! It was fabulous, we vacated the kitchen at 11.30am and at 1pm we were served a delicious and seemingly endless feast of tradition Piedmontese fare. Was scrumptious and we didn't have to clear up at all, the kitchen was left spotless! Anna and Joseph look after the property and were charming. Thank you for having us!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfekte Villa

  • 5 of 5

Wunderschönes, gepflegtes Haus mit hochwertiger Ausstattung. Für KInder, auch wegen der abgeschiedenen Lage, ein Paradies. Anders als in vielen Ferienhäusern in Italien, gibt es eine sehr geräumige, perfekt ausgestattete und gemütliche Küche. Zwei geschmackvolle Wohnzimmer mit Kaminöfen laden auch zum Drinnensitzen ein. Sehr sauber und gepflegt. Sehr freundlicher Kontakt und viele Tipps im Vorfeld runden das Ganze ab. Vielen Dank Richard!

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfekte Villa

  • 5 of 5

Wunderschönes, gepflegtes Haus mit hochwertiger Ausstattung. Für KInder, auch wegen der abgeschiedenen Lage, ein Paradies. Anders als in vielen Ferienhäusern in Italien, gibt es eine sehr geräumige, perfekt ausgestattete und gemütliche Küche. Zwei geschmackvolle Wohnzimmer mit Kaminöfen laden auch zum Drinnensitzen ein. Sehr sauber und gepflegt. Sehr freundlicher Kontakt und viele Tipps im Vorfeld runden das Ganze ab. Vielen Dank Richard!

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Unbelievable Beautiful House.

  • 5 of 5

Definitely One of the best holiday homes we have ever been!!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Just Stunning in every aspect!

  • 5 of 5

What a delight. Set in a fantastic location with stunning views this was a wondersful place to relax and unwind. The rooms are spacious with the lounge giving a wonderful upstairs living feel. Outdoor eating is wonderful with the elevated position of this fab house giving a cooling breeze- just perfect with a glass of the excellent local wine. The pool is fabulous as is the garden. Local shops and restaurants in the nearby village really authentic and reasonable.

I think it was one of the most perfect holidays.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
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Location

From the Owner

Piedmont is referred to as Tuscany without the tourists. This is so true. Piedmont is relaxing, beautiful, it has four real seasons and some of the best produce, dining and wines in the World. The local people are friendly and embrace visitors (they appreciate any attempt made by foreigners to speak any Italian!).

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : at 1 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 1 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

By special request we can organise for you to experience a traditional Piedmontese meal at the house. We can also organise for a private wine expert to have wines ready for your arrival, arrange wine tours and tastings.

Coast/Beach:

The Ligurian coast is about 1.2 hours away with lovely beaches and harbours. The Italian Riviera, Portofino is about 1.5 hours drive. Nice is around 2 hours drive.

Travel:

Turin (airport)– 90 minutes

Milan (airport) – 120 minutes

Genoa (airport) – 90 minutes

Distances:

Castino village – 5 minutes

Cortemelia (town) – 10 minutes

Santa Stefano Belbo (town) – 15 minutes

Alba (City)– 25 minutes

Barolo – 30 minutes

Barbaresco – 30 minutes

Acqui Terme (City) – 40 minutes

Turin (City)– 90 minutes

Savona (coast) – 90 minutes

Milan (City) – 120 minutes

Lake Como – 120 minutes

Genoa (Coast/City) – 90 minutes

Further Details:

THINGS TO DO

Relax!

Eat and drink

Visit local villages and towns (most have market days with wonderful seasonal fresh produce)

Visit larger towns and Cities (Alba, Asti, Aqua Terme, Turin)

Wine tasting and cellar tours

Walking

Tours on Segways

Cookery courses

Historic tours

Mountain biking

Truffle hunting (Oct-Dec)

Availability

Rental rates

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High 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,860
for 7 nights
£2,860
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£2,049
for 7 nights
£2,049
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £256

Booking Notes:
Check in after 16.00. Departure by 10.00am.

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Facilities

From the Owner

We tend to just relax when we visit the house. We love to be there on our own as a family, and also to fill the house with friends (and have the occasional party!). There are literally hundreds of little restaurants, markets and villages to explore and the local Countryside is fantastic for walking, road biking and mountain biking. There are lots of vineyards, wine tastings, markets and festas. Being so close to a small village that has a restaurant, a tiny fresh pasta shop which supplies most of the restaurants in Cuneo, deli and small bar is difficult to find for small Italian villages.

Property Type

  • house

General

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • mountain biking

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 4 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with shower, WC and basin, Shower room outside bedrooms 2 and 3 with shower, WC and basin, Shower room outside bedrooms 4 and 5 with shower, WC and basin, additional ground floor WC and shower room

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and en suite, Bedroom 2 with double bed and terrace, Bedroom 3 with double bed, Bedroom 4 with Twin beds and double sofa bed, Bedroom 5 with Double bed and futon on mezzanine

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 2 bicycles

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Whilst our own three children have spent their childhood in the garden and house, there is a small set of stone steps without handrail and a first floor terrace which parents with small children should be aware of. Outside: There is a large terrace outside the kitchen which has a large marble dining table and barbecue area. A further terrace with loggia, dining table and fire pit is on the first garden terrace with wonderful views over the hillside and ideal for the perfect sunsets. There is a second upper grass terrace which leads up to the pool and terrace which is situated at the highest point of the garden. The 11m x 7m pool has steps leading down into the water, a hardware deck surround and a mix of gravel and stone terrace sunbathing areas. Utility Room: Cantina with washing machine Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Cleaning carried out prior to arrival. Towels and linen included. Additional cleaning by prior arrangement. Food and wine can be ordered for arrival. Personal dining and wine tasting by prior arrangement. Other: Vaulted first floor Drawing room leading out to terrace. Log burner and stereo.

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