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House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Sympathetically restored and modernised farmhouse on edge of village. It is bathed in sunlight and is quiet & peaceful. Large size rooms. Extensive covered portico surrounds the house on three sides. There is one restaurant a short walk away and many truly excellent restaurants offering fantastic value for money in the villages and nearby spa town of Acqui Terme.
The house should appeal to wine and food lovers and those wanting to be off the beaten track yet go somewhere that is easily accessible to all amenities. The village is in the heart of the wine and truffle growing district of Piedmont. Vineyards abound and most local producers are willing to let you taste and buy directly from them.
The house is set in its own 4 hectares of land - garden fields and oak wood leading steeply down to the Bormida River through an oak wood along a largely unused footpath. There is evidence of truffles in the autumn.
The Ligurian coast and beaches are readily accessible in less than 1 hour.
Skiing near Cuneo is also about 1 hour away.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Ligurian coast 70 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Turin (110 kms), Milan (145kms), Genoa (70kms), Cu 110 km, Nearest railway: Acqui Terme (5kms) or Terzo (1km) 1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Each bedroom has its own en-suite toilet, bidet and shower.
In addition there is a separate toilet downstairs
There are 2 queen sized beds and two single beds which can be joined together to make a double bed.
There is covered parking for two cars.
A mobile BBQ is available for "al fresco" cooking outside.
i-Pod docking station, TV, DVD, radio and cassette players are also provided.
There are desk top fans for use in the summer.
Additional cleaning services can be requested, but the cost is for the guests' own account.
|Further details outdoors|
Numerous fruit trees in the large garden - cherry, fig, mulberry, pear, apple, walnut and sharon fruit (persimon or kaki).
Guests are welcome to help themselves to any fruit when in season.
25% of rental fee is due at the time of booking (non refundable).
Balance of rental fee is due 6 weeks before arrival and keys will be sent on receipt of balance.
A refundable breakages/damages deposit of £500 is required 6 weeks before arrival together with the balance of the rental. This is refundable within 2 weeks of departure (subject to satisfactory property inspection and less any utilities charges if applicable).
Utilities (gas and electricity) are charged at cost from October through to May inclusive.
Check in from 5pm on day of arrival; check out by 10 am on day of departure.
Payment from outside the UK can be made in GBP, USD or EUR by direct remittance or via Paypal.
If paypal is used there is a 2% supplement payable.
The North West Italy region
The area is easily accessible by car from the UK, or by plane via Milan, Turin, Genoa Cuneo or Nice.
The region is relatively undiscovered by tourists but offers fantastic food, wines and scenery. The whole area is a gastronomic and wine lovers' delight. Festivals celebrating truffles (Alba) and wines (Asti) are nearby.
Look at http://www.fieradeltartufo.org/en/ for details of the International White Truffle Fair of Alba from 9th October -14th November.
Skiing is possible in less than one hour's drive from the property in the Cuneo area.
The mountains and coast are accessible for day trips, as are ski resorts and the National Park of Gran Paradiso.
For lovers of history, architecture and culture visitors can easily get to La Certosa (Pavia), Stupinigi and La Venaria Reale (Turin) and in Milan for its Duomo and fashion.
The enormous McArthur Glen outlet centre of Serravalle Scrivia, with over 200 branded outlet stores, is less than one hour's drive away - see http://www.mcarthurglen.com/it/en/
Terzo is a small village 3 miles away from Acqui Terme. Acqui Terme is a delightful, genteel town with a beautiful Cathedral, lovely shops and restaurants and is at the heart of the Dolcetto, Barolo and Barbera wine producing region.
Acqui Terme is famous for its “Bollente” or natural hot spring in the city centre. There are several spa establishments which offer therapeutic water and massage treatments.
Terzo is only 3 miles from the Langhe region of Piemonte, equally famous for its food and wine.
There are many excellent restaurants in Acqui Terme and in nearby villages, offering superb food at fantastic value for money.
There are tennis courts 100 yards from the house, with golf, swimming and horse riding all within 3 miles.
The Ligurian coast is one hour away by car as is Cuneo for Skiing. Day trips for swimming in the Mediterranean and Skiing in Italy's top resorts near Cuneo or Turin are more than possible.
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9 Jul 2014
"Great house in beautiful area"
The house was spacious and convenient - ensuite bathrooms for all three bedrooms. It was very hot the first week but the house was always cool. Two great local restaurants in the village and an even b… More
23 Oct 2013
As three couples of adults, we stayed for a week in early October at La Cavellina in Terzo, just outside of the city of Acqui Terme. I would give this villa an excellent rating for its value for the m… More
4 Oct 2013
"Spectacular view and space and location"
everything was wonderful. the outdoor terrace was great for relaxing and having our cocktails after a long day of touring. the kitchen had all we needed to make some great meals like homemade pomodo… More
1 Sep 2013
Twee weken genieten in Italie. We hebben een prachtige vakantie gehad in deze villa. Grote kamers, prachtig uitzicht en een ruime tuin.De villa ligt 300 meter van het dorpje en 4 km van een leuk stad… More
19 Jul 2013
"SPEND TIME WITH THE FIREFLIES - Memorable, wonderful La Cavallina"
We spent 3 weeks in this lovely villa and it was wonderful. It has a magical quality to it and we were very sad to leave. The house is very spacious with very generous proportions and it is extremely … More
27 Apr 2012
"Do no pass this up...it is heaven!"
If you are looking for a warm atmosphere with spacious rooms, delightful views and a perfect setting, La Cavallina is for you. We visited in late March and were blessed with warm sunny days. Each day began with coffee and fresh bread on the terrace as we planned our daily outing. Leaving the terrace proved to be one of the most difficult decisions of the day! Our trips took us to vineyards, small mountain towns, Acqui Terme and Asti. One of our favorite adventures was simply to walk to Montebone (quite a walk) and visit the small grocery for cheese, fresh bread and wine. Then, we were off to the local restaurant for evening reservations. All of the restaurants that were recommended by Alistair were as described. They each offered their own definition of wonderful.
We took daily walks to Terzo and the surrounding area. We enjoyed the country atmosphere, the vineyards just beginning to show signs of life and the amazing views.
The house itself is a delight. Large and spacious with a generous living area complete with fireplace, a dining room with fireplace and 3 en-suite bedrooms. The kitchen was more than adequate-actually there are two kitchen areas and plenty of dishes, utensils and cutlery. There is a TV although we did not use it, lots of DVDs and an i-pod dock. We would turn on our i-pod, open the doors and sip wine looking at the hills. Peace and comfort abound while you are close enough to wonderful day trips to the mountains and the beaches.
Alistair offers a complete booklet of recommendations for trips, shopping, hiking and eating. In addition, there are good instructions for the home as well as people to call if you have problems (we didn't). We found this guide very helpful and followed many of the ideas for day trips.
My husband and I have rented many homes and apartments in Italy. La Cavallina is the by far the best. We will certainly return.
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