Cascina Bricchetto Langhe, a hamlet of traditional Le Langhe stone farmhouses, can be found at Trezzo Tinella (Cn) about 10 Km from Alba and 3 km Barbaresco. The farmhouse, possibly the oldest in the area, is situated at an altitude of 600m at the top of a peaceful remote hill surrounded by vineyards and hazelnut groves as far as the eye can see.The views are extraordinary; a sequence of hills overlooked by Monviso and the Monte Rosa massif.
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Ca der Forn ( House of the bread oven)
On the ground floor there is a small entrance hall leading to a very spacious open plan kitchen/ living room /dining room with comfortable sofas and a cosy split level area close to the working fireplace. The kitchen is very well equiped for the amateur or gourmet chef. There is also one bathroom with a shower.
On the first floor reached by a beautiful wooden staircase there are two further oak floored double bedrooms and a bathroom with a bath. Balcony with a splendid view of the surrounding hills and the Alps dominated by Monviso. The bathrooms are supplied with soap, shampoo and hairdryer.
Since 2008 the accommodation has held a prestigious certificate of quality given by Ospitalita Italiana.
However, if you need more room or this property is already booked please contact us about renting our larger house in the hamlet called Ca dra Topia (the Grape Pergola House).
The house have recently been renovated to a very high luxury standard maintaining many original features and using natural and local materials. It is furnished with both antique and modern furniture and have the advantage that being built in stone which are warm in the winter and cool in the summer. The house is completely independent.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Albisola - Ligurian sea 120 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Cuneo-Levaldigi 50 km, Nearest railway: Neive 5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool|
|General||Central heating, Fax machine, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Single beds (6), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
Your host also lives in the hamlet and on request will supply in your accommodation a delicious breakfast consisting of homemade cakes and jams prepared using old and genuine recipes.
|Further details outdoors|
In the grounds of Cascina Bricchetto you will find a covered area for eating outside, a covered parking area and various toys for the children e.g. swings, sandpit, rocking horse, skittles. From the house you can take many quiet country walks along the small country lanes.
The area is excellent for activities such as hiking, horse riding, tennis, golf, swimming, visits to museums and concerts. In the summer the area is alive with local festivals based on food and wine. The area is renowned for its food – specialities include truffles, chocolate, hazelnuts. Visits to local wineries or to small producers of cheese, salami or sweet delicacies can be arranged on request.
Only a few kilometres away you can discover the historical towns of Asti (renowned for the September Palio), Alba ( a medieval town full of towers and arcades, famous for the truffle fairs in October), Bra ( home to the Slow Food movement) and Cherasco; not forgetting the various wine castles of Barolo, Grinzane Cavour, Magliano Alfieri, Govone etc.
The beautiful city of Turin, which is full of museums, ancient buildings and historic cafes, is located about 70 km away and can be reached by train from the railway station of Asti.
Temperate climate, the ongoing climate change make it impossible to give more information. The moment you evaluate the opportunity to stay I'd be glad to provide information.
A walk or a drive of about 3 km will bring you to the village of Barbaresco. While Alba, a town with medieval towers, old arcades, and museums is about 10 Km far away. This town is regarded as the "capital of the Langhe" and hosts many famous events, such as:
“Vinum – presentation and tasting of the wines of the area, and of the most typical local products” (Spring);
“Market-exhibition of the white truffle of the Langhe and the Roero”, together with a sequence of events both cultural and gastronomic, that finishes at the Castle of Grinzane Cavour with the charitable Auction of the giant truffle, to which the most famous restaurateurs take part (Fall).