About the home
During the restoration of this historic building the owners of Casa Parrocchia paid careful attention to the original features and details to create this fine home. There are original wall paintings which were found in the restoration which have been preserved, in part a traditional stone sink and the original arches of the corridor lead you up the stone staircase to the first and second floors.
The downstairs area consists of a large handmade country kitchen (very well equiped with oven, fridge, freezer, blender, toaster, ice machine, nespresso coffee machine (pods needed for this), dishwasher, 4 ring stove, cooking utensils, hob) with a French door leading out to the garden and a balcony door from where you can access the long balcony alongside the house to enjoy the sunset and the beautiful views to the valley and mountains.
The living room has an open plan dinning area and is fitted with every comfort. The open fireplace invites you to enjoy cosy evenings in the winter months. There is also a reading area with an extensive library, where you will find books and magazines about the area and its history. There is also an extensive DVD collection for family entainment.
Downstairs is also the first bathroom with shower and the first bedroom. Following the arches upstairs, there are two more bathrooms, one with a large walk in shower and the other one is fitted with a bathtub. 5 remaining bedrooms, two with two single beds and 3 with double beds offer enough space for a large family or group of friends.
There are also two large formal dinning rooms with open fireplaces. These rooms are mainly used for playing games to have a relaxed discussion next to the fire.
Casa Parrocchia has a beautiful cosy garden where you can sunbath and relax. There are a lot of flowers and plants typical of this area. In the late autumn you can pick some fresh figs from the fig tree which is growing next to the Pergola. A beautiful handmade wooden table invites you to enjoy outside dinners and barbecues with the whole family. For the summer, we also offer an inflatable pool (2 m x 76 cm) for the children and everybody who wants to enjoy some cool water.
The views from the garden follow the sloping valley of the Alta Langa towards the Italian and French Alps. There is also a little gravelled area where you can find peace and quite to enjoy a good book or just the views.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Savona, 50km|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for over 5s only|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, CD player, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||6 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 family bathrooms|
|Furniture:||Double beds (6), Dining seating for 12, Lounge seating for 12|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
The villa has been recently restored and offers a very nice private garden, overlooking the village and the gentle hills up to the mountains. The big kitchen is well equipped with a large gas oven, fridge with ice maker, 2 sinks, dishwasher and all the neccesary cooking utensils. From the kitchen there are 2 doors to the terrace and garden and a third leads into the dinning / living room area.
The spacious dinning and living room area with the open fireplace offer a cosy and comfortable atmosphere. On the wall are still old wall paintings which ave been preserved during the restoration of the building. There is also a small reading section with lots of books and magazines about the area. The living room has also two doors which lead onto the balcony which runs along the side of the house.
All bedrooms have a double bed or twin beds and bedside cabinets. Some of the bedrooms have a wardrobe the other bedrooms provide enough space to hang up the clothing. All Bedrooms have fantastic views over the Langa hills!
In total there are three bathrooms, two with a shower and one with a bath tube.
Our prices are based for large groups up to 12 people.
Please Note: The owner of this property accepts payment in the original currency specified (Euro), before use of conversion tool. The conversion tool is provided for your convenience only.
Additional information about rental rates:
Security deposit is 400 Euro. This needs to be paid to the manager in cash on arrival. The manager will return the deposit on departure less any damage.
10% amenity charge per week. (incl. linen, towels, garden, electricity, water and gas costs).
Minimum stay 3 nights in low season, 4 nights in high season.
The North West Italy / Piedmont/Lake Maggiore region
This region of the Alta Langa could be described as the hidden frontier. It comprises 43 small villages. Perched on the tops of hills they were once fortified but nowadays each has barely 100 inhabitants. It is off the beaten track, and the region rewards the curious visitor with its natural wonders and cultural delights.
In early spring the area represents the border between the seasons. A hill can be capped with snow yet on its lower slopes the broom is in flower and the fruit trees are blossoming.
The cultivation of vines so widespread in the lower regions is made difficult here due to the high altitude. Instead, agriculture is based on sheep farming, the planting of hay and cereal crops and the production of hazelnuts (the Tonda Gentile of the Langhe).
Not to be missed the DOP cheeses of raschera and tuma from Murazzano and Bra.
The famous Langhe (Langa in its Italian spelling) wine growing region of Piedmont lies to the south of its capital Alba. It is characterized by rolling hills, vineyards and winding roads which deliver breath taking scenery around every corner. Barolo known throughout the world for its wine is 15 Km's from Alba. Both Barolo and nearby Grinzane Cavour host regional wine cellars. To the east of Alba along the right bank of the River Tanaro one finds Barbaresco, home to Barbaresco wine again made from the Nebbiolo grape. This area includes the two towns of Treiso and Neive which are known as the towns of four wines: Barbaresco, Dolcetto, Barbera and Moscato.
The high season for all food lovers is the late autumn. The reason for that is the mushroom and truffle harvest in the region. You will discover that the restaurants offer a wide range of exquisite piedmonts food with locally produced products. The Langa is also home to truffle festivals held in Alba and Ceva during October. Each year for about a six weeks Alba is transformed and becomes the world market for truffles, Piazza Bianca hosts up to forty different stands all trading in this sought after commodity.
Piedmont in general has two different gastronomic traditions: the one coming from the Savoy court, rich and solemn (chocolate, zabaione – mixture of egg yolks, sugar and wine beaten over a gentle heat, bollito misto – mixed boiled meats – and fritto misto alla Piemontese - mixed fried food Piedmontese style) and the one coming from the countryside, poor and rustic, which had to make nourishing and tasty dishes using cheap and easily available raw materials (finanziera – dish made from chicken and veal poor parts – and bagna cauda - oil, anchovy and garlic sauce into which raw vegetables are dipped). Both traditions created strong and very tasty dishes, which marry beautifully with the strong local wines.
The Sale San Giovanni area
Sale San Giovanni is a lovely small village with not more than 190 inhabitants about 80 Km south of Turin and 50 Km from the seaside in Savona. Its historic town centre is famous for the Castello di Sale San Giovanni and the Herb Festival which takes place on the last weekend of June.
The village was first mentioned around the year 900 and its old stone walls with the Castle sitting high above the valley are also witnesses of the time where Napoleon made his way through the Alta Langa.
It is the perfect place for someone who wants to enjoy and discover the Alta Langa, one of the Piedmonts famous regions for wine, food and life style.
From Sale San Giovanni the seaside is just under an hour away and the mountains are reachable in approx. 45 minutes. Also Cities like Abla, Turin or even France are close by and can easily be visited in a day trip.
How to get there
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Nearest Airport : Genoa, Turin at 80 Kilometres, Nizza at 150 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry : Savona at 50 Kilometres
Nearest Train : Ceva at 5 Kilometres
Activities near Sale San Giovanni
Ski resort location
Tennis in town
Rural / countryside retreats
A winter sun break
20 Jul 2012
A beautiful historic house at the top of this hill village, its vantage point shared only with the church and castle.It overlooks the Alps whose long profile is admired from the west facing balcony, accessed from a well equipped 2 sink kitchen and the long long (30') living room through French windows.We liked the cool airy high ceiling bedrooms all with mountain views. Interior is cool and white with striking period details like the barrel vault arches on the stairs.A good garden offers its patio for breakfast and bbq through a second door from the kitchen.Our stay was a beautiful experience in this well appointed house with good opportunities for visits to Barolo and Noli on the coast
17 Jul 2012
This is our second visit to Casa Parrocchia, a beautiful house with splendid views towards the alps, it is very well appointed and has been renovated to an incredibly high spec. There is easily enough room for 2 large families and friends! Our first holiday was during the winter, the house has an efficient heating system and welcoming fire place to cosy up to. In less than an hour you can be on the ski slopes, equally in the summer we were on the beach swimming in less than an hour. There is lots to do in the area, we were there for the annual herb festival, there are superb restaurants, beautiful walks, cycling, wine tasting... however we prefered to put our feet up and enjoy the house and garden. Bellinis on the balcony for sundowners was a favorite moment!
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 12|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Mid season||1 Oct 12||16 Dec 12||£ 1900||-||£ 350||3 Nights|
|High season||16 Dec 12||5 Jan 13||£ 2100||-||£ 380||4 Nights|
|Low season||5 Jan 13||22 Apr 13||£ 1500||-||£ 300||3 Nights|
|Mid season||22 Apr 13||10 Jun 13||£ 1900||-||£ 350||3 Nights|
|High season||10 Jun 13||10 Sep 13||£ 2100||-||£ 380||4 Nights|
|Mid season||10 Sep 13||16 Dec 13||£ 1900||-||£ 350||3 Nights|
|High season||16 Dec 13||5 Jan 14||£ 2100||-||£ 380||4 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.
Security deposit is 400 Euro. This needs to be paid to the property manager in cash on arrival. The property manager will return the deposit on departure less any damage.
10% amenity charge per week (incl. linen, towels, garden, electricity, water and gas costs).
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