About the home
The country house is built in Piedmont style, situated next to a picturesque 18th Century Roman church, which is rarely used - only for very special occasions. On arrival you will be astonished by the beautiful landscapes and complete silence. If you are interested in the finest Piedmont wines and cuisine, there is a lot to discover. Moncalvo (5 minutes drive) Asti (20'), Alba (45'), Bra and many other villages offer top restaurants serving local specialties.
The house has two living rooms. The dining part of the living room wraps up two mini lounge areas and a large handmade Piedmont dining table. In the full lounge part there are a big, super comfy Italian sofa and a Barcelona chair, 3D-T.V., radio, CD/DVD-player. The kitchen has a dishwasher and a good espresso-machine, and another dining table. 3 (double) bedrooms on the 1st floor (of which 2 have access to a shared balcony) with a spectacular view. In the early morning you overlook the clouds in the valleys. In the garden is a new private swimming pool with lounge beds, umbrella's and shower.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Ligurian Coast|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 3km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||4 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 family bathrooms|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (2), Dining seating for 10, Lounge seating for 10|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
80 years old house, traditionally built in Piedmont brick style, vaulted brick ceilings. Fully restored. Isolated windows, wooden blinds, muscito blinds. Central heating. Comfortable new, modern and restored vintage furniture. Fully equipped audio&video. Fully equipped kitchen.
Further details outdoors:
Newly built private swimming pool (10x5 m, depth max. 1.80m) with sun beds and umbrellas.
Large garden table with 4 lounge chairs and 2 benches.
2 lawns, 4 teak chairs and a large table, barbecues.
Through the living room in the house there is access to a separate apartment. This apartment will be available-at an extra charge of 400 EUROS a week- when the villa is rented by more than 6 people.
The apartment has its own entrance, and can be rented separately if the villa is not used.
The apartment has a living room with sofa and a double (new and very comfy) sofa bed, double bedroom, new kitchen with a view of the valley, and a bathroom with a bath, shower, toilet, bidet and washstand.
You have access to the garden and the private swimming pool when the villa is not used.
LAST MINUTE RATE
in MAY and JUNE
Full linen and towel set included
cleaning 100 EUR
deposit 400 EUR
Preferred Changeover day: Saturday
Arrive around 15
Depart before 10
The North West Italy / Piedmont/Lake Maggiore region
The beautiful region of Piedmont is situated in the triangle Milan, Turin and Genoa. Known for its landscapes, slow food, great wines and truffles. A charming hilly area, that comprises the winelands of Langhe and Monferrato. Historic cities Moncalvo (5 minutes) Asti (25 min), Alba (45 min), Bra and the vineyards&wineries of Barolo, Barbera, Nebbiolo, Roero are nearby. These cities offer splendid restaurants with great wines and local Piedmont cuisine. The climate is warm but more comfortable compared to Mid and South Italy. The Piedmont is a land of Course: more than 15 clubs with 18 holes, some of which are among the best in Italy. Driving ranges, golf schools and pitch and putt are nearby. In Asti: Circolo Golf Città d'Asti (www.golfcittadiasti.it) and Golf Feudo d'Asti (www.astigolf.it). Other activities are for instance horse riding, (bike) trekking, mountain biking, climbing, cycling, and swimming. Ippovia del Monferrato allows for horseback riding in the splendid landscape of the Asti hills. This is a 230 km itinerary and the route has been divided into 13 stages, with rest stops ready to receive horses and riders. In addition, there are eight inner roads extending the entire selection of practicable trails for another 150 km. Even in autumn there are many celebrations and events, such as Palio d'Asti, truffle markets, wine-, and Piedmont food festivals.
The Moncalvo / Penango area
Moncalvo - 'the smallest city in Italy' - is 3 km away. The centre has a nice piazza, a weekly market on Thursday and monthly antique market on every first Sunday. There are really good restaurants with local specialties and pizzerias, as well as delis and supermarkets. On the city piazza you can have a lovely cappuccino for only 1.30 euro and a pizza for 5 euro. It is said, that Piedmont can be compared with Tuscany 30 years ago. Just as beautiful, pristine, well preserved. The famous Palio d'Asti 9 (spectacular horse race) is held every 3rd Sunday of September.
How to get there
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You can easily fly to Turin.
That's an 1 hour drive to the house.
You can fly to Milan Malpensa Airport(1,5 hrs drive)
with Easyjet, Transavia etc.
Cheap flights available from Easyjet.co.uk to Milan Malpensa airport.
www.ryanair.com/.../cheap-flights/london-stanste...From London Stansted to Milan Bergamo
Car hire available from www.rentalcars.com
Activities near Moncalvo
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
29 Aug 2012
Perched on the top of a Piemonte hill, next to a stunning chapel and just one other holiday home. Villa Cioccaro has a stunning location, surrounded by rolling hills topped with beautiful villas, towers, towns, villages, and vineyards. We arrived during a heatwave, which made for some very warm nights. However, the pool was a godsend. The housekeeper, Patrizia, and Claudio her husband, who looks after the pool, and their wonderful daughter, Federica were helpful, welcoming and very friendly. The villa's interior has been appointed to a very high standard with some lovely touches such as the iPod dock, fantastic coffee machine, DVDs and lovely fluffy towels. The kitchen is incredibly well-equipped. The satellite TV was dominated by Dutch channels, not surprisingly as the owners are Dutch, but it's a very minor point as we spent a lot of time in the pool, eating on the terrace, or relaxing watching DVDs. It's about a 10min drive to a good local supermarket. We would love to return.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: Euros €||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|2 Mar 13||23 Mar 13||€ 1200||-||-||1 Week|
|23 Mar 13||4 May 13||€ 1600||-||-||1 Week|
|Last minute rate||25 May 13||22 Jun 13||€ 1600||-||-||1 Week|
|30 Jun 13||1 Sep 13||€ 1950||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Sep 13||29 Sep 13||€ 1750||€ 250||€ 350||1 Week|
|29 Sep 13||1 Dec 13||€ 1600||€ 230||€ 275||1 Week|
|Prices for group size 10|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|2 Mar 13||23 Mar 13||€ 1600||€ 230||€ 300||1 Week|
|23 Mar 13||4 May 13||€ 2000||-||-||1 Week|
|Last minute rate||25 May 13||22 Jun 13||€ 2000||-||-||1 Week|
|30 Jun 13||1 Sep 13||€ 2350||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Sep 13||29 Sep 13||€ 2150||€ 350||€ 500||1 Week|
|29 Sep 13||1 Dec 13||€ 2000||€ 300||€ 350||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
full linen and towel set included
cleaning house 100 EUR
cleaning apartment 40 EUR
Deposit house 400 EUR
Deposit apartment 200 EURBook
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