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Villa | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 12
This villa is in a tranquil position in the hills of Monferrato, set in its own private five acre forest and garden, yet it is easily assessable to the beach, mountains, the three main cities in the northwest of Italy, Genoa, Turin and Milan and of course, Lakes Orta and Maggiore. The property offers outstanding views over the montferrato hills, valleys and hilltop villages.
On a clear day the Alps are clearly visible from the villa.The original house has been standing for more than 250 years. Originally both a dwelling and large hayloft and barn where farm animals were kept, the house has now been transformed to modern accomodation that has a commanding position at the top of a hill, 1 km away from the main road.
The resoration of this fabulous property took over 2 years to complete and all the materials used have been sourced locally and the work carried out by local craftsmen, who took great pride in brining the house back to life.
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|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Alessandria|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 4 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (6)|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|Further details indoors|
The kitchen is fully equipped with all modern appliances including side by side fridge freezer, dishwasher, large gas hob and double oven and granite work surfaces. Double glazed doors open on to the patio area for outside dining.The external dining table seats 10 guests comfortably. This is convenient for the kitchen / dining room through a set of double doors. Internally, there is a hand made oak dining table which again seats 10 guests.The main lounge is furnished with two 3 seat leather sofas and one four seat leather sofa and casual armchairs. There is an enclosed fireplace for cooler evenings, ample shelving and bookcases, I-Pod dock and CD player. The main doors from the lounge lead onto the exterior patio and large swimming pool.Granite spiral staircases lead up to the first floor at each side of the villa.
On the first floor of the west wing there is also a pool table area and steps lead up to a second floor double bedroom.The main bathroom has a sunken bath, double hand basins and an open (wet room) shower. There is under floor heating to the master bedroom and shower room and steps lead down to the balcony overlooking the swimming pool.
Master Bedroom: The huge master bedroom has spectacular double height oak windows overlooking the swimming pool and courtyard area. The views from the bedroom to Vignale and San Lorenzo are spectacular.
Other Bedrooms: On the first floor of the east wing there are four double bedrooms and three en suite bathrooms. There is tiled ceramic flooring throughout and central heating.The bedrooms are fully fitted with ample wardrobe and hanging space. There are exposed walls in all the rooms showing the classical mix of intertwined Piedmontese stone and brickwork.There are four en suite bathrooms and a shower room (wet room) on the ground floor.
- Sleeping 12 people in 6 double bedrooms
- Spectacular master bedroom with double arched windows overlooking swimming pool
- 5 bathrooms, 4 of which are ensuite
- 13m x 8.5m swimming pool
- Large living room with leather sofas and enclosed fireplace
- Fully equipped modern kitchen
- Music system throughout ground floor and over swimming pool
- Underfloor heating
- Fully programmable alarm system
- 5 mins drive to the exclusive.
About this location
The Piedmont region
For those seeking the very best in shopping, the main cities of Turin, Milan and Genoa can be reached easily by car, or by train from Alessandria, all in approximately 1 hour), so you can indulge in the world of famous Italian designer brands.
For great cuisine, Piemonte has all the ingredients - corn and rice grow in the fertile plains of the lower Po valley; apricots, peaches, figs and kiwi abound in Cuneo while the Lange is noted for its hazelnuts and of course the Monferrato hills are world famous for their magnificent wines.
In Piemonte, everyone, it seems, has a favourite restaurant, knows an excellent butcher, baker and cheese producer, visits food markets regularly, collects wild herbs and mushrooms, hunts for truffles, and knows “the” best wine–makers.
The local cuisine is sophisticated, French influenced and always freshly prepared. A typical Piemontese meal consists of at least six courses. The Piemontese take their time over meals and love to spend hours with family and friends around the dining table. Wine is always part of the meal and is enjoyed reverently.
Interestingly, the 'slow food' movement, the Old World's response to the fast food revolution was founded in Piemonte in 1986. This doesn't mean that the pizza, an import form the south, is unpopular – the towns in the region boast some excellent pizzerias.
Pasta – traditionally the Piemontese make their own and cut it by hand. With twenty eggs per kilogram of flour and the lightest olive oil, it has very little in common with the pasta on our supermarket shelves! Try it with freshly grated truffles; it is simply a delight.
Regional dishes include local game such as rabbit and boiled meat dishes of veal and Ox tail. Local desserts include zabaglione, a decadent concoction of egg yolks, sugar and wine. Piemonte is also the birthplace of “grissini” a crispy breadstick that is popular in Italian restaurants throughout the world.
Piemonte produces some world famous wines in the chalk hills of Monferrato and further south in the Langhe. Of Italy's 20 regions, Piemonte leads the field with the number of wines that meet today's exacting DOC standards.
Piemonte sits in the extreme north west of Italy; it borders France to the west and Switzerland and Valle D'Aosta to the north and the Ligurian coastline to the south. The name of the region translates as the “foot of the mountains”.
Piemonte has long been regarded as Italy's little secret, where Italians go on holiday – a region that they like to keep as their own. The region is renowned for its cuisine and wine production; the hills of Monferrato and the Langhe are home to the best Italian wines. Justly and widely regarded throughout Italy as its “food capital' food lovers from all over the world visit the area to sample its unique truffles.
The real beauty of Piemonte is its accessibility to the mountains, beaches and the Italian Lakes. The Alps provide spectacular settings for its ski resorts such as Sauze d'Oulx, Sestriere, Courmayeur and Pila to the north, and Limone Piemonte to the southwest in the province of Cuneo. Its proximity to France and Switzerland makes skiing a real possibility in world famous resorts just over its borders.
No trip to Piemonte would be fully worthwhile without exploring the beautiful Italian lakes. Lake Maggiore (below) and the smaller Lake Orta are on the west side of the region and will be on most visitors' agendas soon after they arrive.
Piemonte boasts some of Europe's most breathtaking landscapes with its rolling hills and valleys making it ideal for those who enjoy sporting activities such as trekking, horse riding, cycling and golf, all of which are on your doorstep.
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