Our recently converted hayloft, located in the beautiful Alta Langhe region of Piedmont, provides a comfortable base from which to enjoy a peaceful break away from it all. The spacious terrace lets you enjoy the stunning views of luscious rolling hills with the spectacular Alps in the distance. The friendly village of Prunetto provides all essential amenities within walking distance and a selection of restaurants allow you to sample the tasty Piemontese cuisine. The area is enjoyed by keen walkers and cyclists though a car is essential to get the most from your visit to this beautiful area. Italy is well know of course not only for its food and wine but also for its passion for 'family'. Children will be welcomed wherever you go and there are a number of open-air pools nearby to allow them to 'let off steam' during the hot summer months. Also the Ligurian coast is less than an hour drive away for an enjoyable day at the beach. If it's a winter holiday you are looking for the house is centrally heated and equipped with a very efficient wood burner to give a real cosy feel. The Mondole Ski area is also within easy reach and has an excellent setup for all level of skiers.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Genoa 97 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Furniture||Super King Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Sofa Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1), Single Beds (1), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
Piedmont is renowned for its food and wine and is home to many historic towns such as Alba, Acqui Terme, Asti and Barolo.
A car is essential in this area to get the most from your holiday but you can vary your days to the extreme.
Spend a day sunbathing at the beach, another skiing in the Alps, another shopping in the chic town of Alba - and enjoy the truffle fair if you come at the right time of year.
We are, of course, in the heart of the Piedmont wine district so a visit or two to some local vineyards is a must. If you are a lover of red wine, the drive to Barolo is well worth it.
The area as a whole provides a tranquil setting with stunning scenery in which to enjoy a break 'away from it all'.
Our house is located in a small, rural village which provides all the necessary shops and amenities within walking distance. A 5 minute drive takes you to Monesiglio, a slightly larger village with additional shops, restaurants a small supermarket and a weekly market.
There are many pretty villages to visit nearby, all very tranquil and friendly. Enjoy leisurely walks through hazelnut groves or relax and enjoy a long lunch with a fabulous selection of antipasti. Cortemilia itself is the global capital of the most renowned hazelnut - Tonda Gentile della Langa (or sweet round and refined of the Langhe) and contributes about 2 % of the world's hazelnuts!
During the summer months there are several open-air pools to choose from in the local area and I can recommend sunday lunch at the agriturismo just down the road from us, you can use their pool for the day and enjoy some delicious local food into the bargain!