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Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • No pets allowed
  • Car essential
  • Nearest beach 250km

Terra Alpina is a former farmhouse that was completely rebuilt and converted to six luxurious holiday apartments in 2007/2008. It sits 300 metres above the road to the St. Bernard tunnel and is half-way between the centre of Aosta and the Swiss border (15 minutes in either direction). It is very convenient for the ski resorts of the Aosta Valley.

Even by the standards of the Alps, the views are spectacular. From north to south there is a 30 km panorama across the Aosta Valley surrounded by dramatic Alpine peaks. It sits at an altitude of 1,300 metres, so the environment is extremely lush in summer and relatively mild in winter.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Genoa 250 km
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Turin 125 km, Nearest railway: Aosta 13 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The apartment is equipped to a very high standard. The kitchen is equipped as a full domestic kitchen, not a holiday rental unit. The bathroom is very stylish with a high quality bath and shower. The upstairs bedroom is part of a mezzanine with a very comfortable double bed, large wardrobe and views across the valley. The downstairs living area includes an extending dining table, a very large double sofa-bed and a full-length balcony also overlooking the valley.

Please note: the staircase to the mezzanine is steep, so care needs to be taken with small children.

Further details outdoors

There is a private parking area for all flats next to the front entrance. There is also 1.5 acres (6000m2) of shared garden which includes meadows and a wood. There is a path through the wood that leads down to a charming picnic spot (still within the grounds of Terra Alpina).

Further details

The apartment includes a welcome pack which has essentials such as tea, coffee, milk etc. There is an English-speaking manager who lives 10 minutes away and can handle any problems.

The North West Italy region

The Aosta Valley is equally attractive in winter and summer.

In winter, it is one of the great skiing areas of Italy, with international resorts such as Courmayeur and Cervinia plus a host of medium-sized resorts such as Pila, La Thuile and Monterosa. Two ski resorts are within 20 minutes of Terra Alpina and there are eight ski resorts within an hour's drive.

In summer, it is even more popular as Italians come here to escape the humidity of the plains. It has a huge number of sporting activities in the summer, including hiking, mountain biking, horse riding and white-water rafting.

The city of Aosta itself has more Roman ruins than any city in Europe outside Rome itself, and has a superb museum under the Roman walls. As the capital of one of Italy's most prosperous regions, it also has excellent shops and restaurants and has a beautiful pedestrianised town centre.

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In the summer, sports include horse-riding, golf (there is a nine hole course within walking distance of the house), white water rafting, hiking, mountain biking - in fact virtually any sport that can be done in the Alps. All year round, there are the thermal spas, a brand-new swimming pool and wellness centre less than 10 minutes drive from the house, plus the historic city of Aosta.

It was built by the Romans and has been the gateway to the Alps for 2000 years. With so much trade passing through, it has always been very prosperous and the local architecture (and shops!) reflect that heritage.

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Review 1-5 of 5

15 Jul 2013

5/5

"Great flat, even greater views."

The house is just as shown in the pictures: perfect. The views are stunning. The owners lived in the house but they were not intrusive. The only bad thing about the flat is the stair: easy to go upsta… More

12 Apr 2013

5/5

"If I could give 10 stars I would..............."

Terra Alpina is an amazing place to stay; warm, cosy, comfortable and perfectly situated to ski in Italy, Switzerland and France. The scenery from my balacony changed from minute to minute. One momen… More

24 Mar 2013

5/5

"Exceptional value, approachable knowledgeable hosts - we'll be back!"

So it's a bit out of the way but that's part of the charm. And it's a whole lot cheaper than staying in a ski resort. We rented two flats (2 and 6) for a group of 7 - 3 couples and one … More

19 Feb 2012

5/5

"WOW"

Excellent apartment - outstanding beautiful views of the Aosta Valley - mezzanine level lovely, but the stairs are most certainly unsuitable for children - take some getting used to - but we did.Bed s… More

12 Jan 2012

4/5

"Quality apartment in a beautiful setting"

Flat 2 is part of a high quality restoration and re-build of an old stone Italian farmhouse perched on a hill overlooking the Aosta Valley. The views of the valley and surrounding mountains are incomp… More

Review 1-5 of 5

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