Villa | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming Pool
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
  • Car essential
  • Nearest beach 0.5km

*** last week available July-August 2014 - 4th to 12th July - special rate £500/week***

Looking for a secluded, off-the-beaten-track sanctuary in immaculate Italian countryside?

Do you enjoy nature and rustic living without compromising on comforts?

Are you looking for a summer or winter family holiday? Or a unique retreat to replenish your creative self? Do you enjoy skiing, hiking, water-skiing, tennis, golfing, shopping or sampling authentic italian food?

Well, you found the perfect spot!

THE HOUSE

2-bedroom detached house with private gate, garden and parking area extending on one floor and covering about 80 sq m.

It includes open plan kitchen and living area opening on covered patio with outdoor dining facilities. 2-double bedrooms with king size beds and mattresses opening on a common balcony.

Family shower room.

Antique, vintage, reclaimed and hand-made pieces throughout.

THE PROPERTY

The house is part of a vast estate extending over 3 hectares, including 2 houses and a cottage, a mature park with fabulous rare trees, a lovely pond and oak woods ideal for walks, yoga, meditation, or as an extended children playground!

Swimming pool (summer), tennis court and table tennis will keep you fit during your stay.

There might be guests, or myself and my family, staying at the other two buildings (main house and cottage) with whom you will share the park and all other common facilities. The Yellow Guest House has its own gate, garden and parking area and it is located around 300mt from the other buildings, hence totally private and independent.

We have an almost full-time housekeeper and a gardener/maintenance man looking after the property and who you may see working around the buildings keeping the place beautiful.

Please be aware:

THE POOL, PARK, UNFENCED POND and ALL COMMON AREAS ARE UNATTENDED. You must look after young children at all times.

EXTRAS & UNIQUE EXTRAS!

- Use of swimming pool (summer), tennis court, ping-pong table, park and pond (shared with other guests).

- Bed linen and towels, iron and ironing board, hairdryer.

PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN BEACH TOWELS for pool and sun beds.

- Basic foodstuffs and selection of my lovely blends of herbal teas in the kitchen.

- Gated parking place (parking is unattended, all vehicles are parked at the owners risk).

- Internet WIFI

- 2 Mountain Bikes (one with baby sit)

- Cot (with mattress & bed linen) and high chair available on request.

- 4 Sunbeds for the house's garden (in the shed next to the house), and 4 sunbeds by the pool.

- Wakeboard private club membership card

- Guidebook to the local area with a broad selection of restaurants, sightseeing highlights, sports and watersport activites. A folder with the house manual and the guidebook will be at your disposal during your stay. As soon as your booking is confirmed, I will email them to you so that you can start planning your visit!

CHILDREN SUMMER CAMP (7 to 16 years)

150mt from the house there's a wonderful children summer camp! Both residential and non-residential - Soggiorno Viverone Open from 10th of JUne to 10th of August

Sailing, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike, Swimming and much more! Have a look at the website!

THE LOCATION

The property is located in Piedmont, between Milan (60 minutes drive) and Turin (40 minutes drive), right at the foot of the Alps, by the pretty Viverone lake.

The closest skiing facilities (Champorcher & Gressoney) are 60 minutes drive.

The closest villages are Viverone (3 km), Roppolo (3.5 km) and Cavaglia (4 km).

The closest towns are Ivrea 17 km, 15-20 mins drive famous for the "Oranges Battle Carnival" and Biella, 22 km, 25 mins drive, well-known for its many outlets, it is an Ideal shopping destination.

In the immediate surroundings: wakeboard, water skiing, sailing, go-karting, horse-riding, hiking, walking, swimming, golfing, sightseeing, shopping.

Piedmonts culinary heritage is particularly rich and the restaurants in the area will keep your tastebuds busy.

TRANSPORT

Airports:

Milan malpensa 90 km 1 h drive

Milan linate 110 km 1 h 10 minutes drive

Turin Caselle 66 km 45 minutes drive

Train station:

Santhia railway station 12 km 15 minutes drive

By Car:

Motorway exit (Santhia) 8 km, 10 minutes drive

Pick up from all airports and train stations can be arranged. Please ask for fares.

CAR HIRE RECOMMENDED (closest supermarket and pharmacy are 2.8 km from the house).

THE HOST

I am a 40-year old Medical Herbalist and Ayurveda Therapist dividing my time between London and Italy.

CHECK IN & CHECK OUT

- Check in after 2pm (precise time should be agreed at least 2 weeks prior to your arrival), check out by 10am.

I need a copy of ALL GUESTS PASSPORTS before your arrival.

I live here when I am in Italy: please look after the place :-).

Giulia

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach The house is 5-10 minutes walk to Viverone Lake at 500 m
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Turin 60 km, Nearest railway: Santhia 15 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

General Central heating, Table tennis, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, Bicycles available
Access Parking

The North West Italy region

THE LOCATION

The property is located in Piedmont, between Milan (60 minutes drive) and Turin (40 minutes drive), right at the foot of the Alps, by the pretty Viverone lake.

The lake and its many cafes are 5-10 minutes walk.

Viverone village and its shops 30 minutes walk or 5 minutes driving (2.7 km).

The closest skying facilities are 1 hour drive.

The closest towns are Ivrea (15 minutes drive), famous for its "Oranges' Battle" Carnival, and Biella (20 minutes drive) well-known for its textiles and many outlets, it is an Ideal shopping destination.

Piedmonts culinary heritage is particularly rich and the restaurants in the area will keep your tastebuds busy.

Biella

In the immediate surroundings plenty of things to do such as cycling, walking, all water sports, horse riding, go-Karting, skiing, golfing.

Golf

Golf Club Le Betulle, 18-hole course 15 km (15-20 minutes drive)

Golf Club Cavaglia 9-hole course 5 km (5 minutes drive)

Horse riding

Ippica San Giorgio - 15-20 minutes drive

Go-Karting

Le Sirene Go-Kart - less than 5 minutes drive

Water sports & Water Park

Le ski Nautique, School of Wakeboard 10-15 minutes on foot or few minutes drive

Oasi Water park, 5-10-minute drive

And some culture to keep you busy!

Within 1 hour drive:

Santuario di Oropa (www.santuariodioropa.it), il

Monastero di Bose (www.monasterodibose.it),

Castello di Roppolo

Castello di Masino

Ricetto di Candelo

Or a bit further on (within 1 hour drive)

Reggia Reale di Venaria

Basilica di Superga

Varallo & Sacromonte

Valle d'Aosta

Torino and all its attractions

Natural Parks: Baraggia, Bessa, Burcina, Oasi Zegna, Gran Paradiso.