About this listing
The Villa is a country house, built in 1893 , situated on the hills surrounding San Salvatore , known as " port of Monferrato " because of its location in the note area of wine production.
The estate is situated in a park of about 7 hectares next to a large amount of valuable plants such as magnolia, sofora , holly, birch and tamarisk you can find a majestic centenary cedar of Lebanon, the historic symbol of the house.
The estate, which also has an orchard , a vegetable garden and a garden of herbs, is surrounded by a forest of wild cherry and acacia trees .
The owners of the estate, who live in a separate part of the house, offering a discreet , as it is in their way of life , truly genuine, which allows the enjoyment of nature, of biological products, animal husbandry and of berries , in a harmony found anywhere else.
APARTMENTS: The house is for guests is composed of two apartments : one with a small garden, the other with a large private terrace. Each apartment has a separate entrance , two double bedrooms , two bathrooms, living room with library and well-equipped kitchen . Vintage furniture , fireplace , independent heating , satellite tv and wireless network. The swimming pool ( mt.13x6 ) with sun terrace has an excellent exposure and magnificent views of the Ligurian Alps and Piedmont .
THE CELLAR : In the cellar , dug into the tuff and old barrels , there are different qualities and wine labels .
AROUND AND ACTIVITIES :
Nearby you can do :
- Horse riding (4 km)
- Tennis court ( 1 km)
- Golf ( 9 km)
- Biking in
- Guided tours and wine
- Visits to local wineries with tastings
Alexandria 14 km
Casale Monferrato 20 km
Turin 94 km
Milan 90 km
Genoa 89 km
CAR IS NEEDED
Exit motorway :
A 21 ALESSANDRIA OVEST direction Casale
A 26 CASALE SUD direction Alessandria
Rispetto per gli arredi e gli oggetti. Si prega di fumare all'esterno della casa.Trattandosi di una casa in affitto non è previsto il breakfast e il costo del riscaldamento non è incluso nel prezzo. Nella proprietà sono presenti dei gatti e per questo motivo non è possibile accettare animali,neanche di piccola taglia
Compared to the furnishings and objects. Please smoke outside the house. It's a rented house and so it is not meant for breakfast and the cost of heating is not included in the price. In the property there are cats and for this reason we can not accept animals, even of small size.
It's a great location, an hour or so from the Italian Riviera, Barollo wine region and the Lakes, set amongst beautiful rugged Italian countryside (great for walks and runs) and a beautiful garden. The two apartments are spacious, clean and accommodated six adults, two children and a baby easily (thank you for the cot, Mauro!). The bathrooms are lovely, recently renovated. The pool is especially nice - big, clean and with lots of sun and shade (it is shared with the couple renting the treehouse on site). Mauro generously gave us two bottles of wine from his cellar, and even escorted us to the supermarket for our first shop.
A few negatives included: a large number of cats (we counted at least 10) operated freely inside and outside the apartments - we had to work hard to keep them out of the apartments (with a baby) and to keep them away from the BBQ at meal times; for two families wanting to eat at home most nights, the kitchens were inconsistently stocked, with only basic and some missing equipment; there were lots of wasps and mosquitoes so don't forget your spray!
Dear Jayme, it's true that we love all animals but we chose to have no. 7 cats in our property (18,000 square meters fenced part) to keep out from familiar surroundings all kinds of small animals common in the countryside.
The house you booked is provided with mosquito nets on all windows, but if you leave the door open,the mosquitoes will get in and also... the cats, who are obviously free animals and you can't keep them on a leash!!! However, throughout Italy in July and August, there are mosquitoes. It's an annoyance of 2/3 hours during evenings, you can use some mosquito repellents for the skin or lemongrass candles.
For the couple of the treehouse is reserved an apart area of the solarium, away from the poolside (which is reserved for guests of the apartments) occupied entirely by you.
You've booked a house which, as you have written at the time of booking, responded to your needs because divided into 2 apartments, one for your family and one for your sister. Each apartment has an equipment for 4 people... and if you want to share your meals you can use both equipments. An apartment for 4 persons is not equipped with a pot for 8. Any way, you could have asked us for a bigger pot or pan, and we would have given it to you for sure, just as we did when you asked for a large salad bowl...
Unfortunately at check-in you did not give us the opportunity to show you the apartments or equipments and you left without checking-out and not giving us the possibility to talk about any incoming problem.
Hade stort tålamod med att vänta in oss från flyget, vi kom fram 01:30 istället för 23:30.
Mauro bjöd på en flaska vin som födelsedagspresent och var synnerligen tillmötesgående och hjälpsam med frågpr och guidning.
Huset var över förväntan och omgivningarna likaså, vi fick en fantastisk vecka!!
Mauro and his family are very helpfull and friendly. We were ere appreciated and very glad to spend this week in Mauro's house!!!
Beutifull views, house wine were gorgeos!
Огромное спасибо Мауро и его семье! Мы никогда не встречали такого доброжелательной встречи. Мы смогли себя почувствовать, как дома: уют, великолепный вид на многие километры!
Дом прекрасно подходит, как для семей с детьми, как и для больших компаний. Очень рекомендую!!!
This is a lovely accommodation and the hosts were exceptionally kind and provided all the information that we need. The 2 floors of this independent home has 4 spacious bedrooms and would accommodate 8 people comfortably. The bathrooms are modern and nicely decorated. This is perfectly located and is an hour's drive either way to the wine region or Lake Maggiore. If I really have to pick bones out from the egg, it would be the shower which is a bit too weak. All in all, an enjoyable stay. Many thanks to Piña, Mauro and their lovely daughter!
Con un gruppo di amici abbiamo trascorso le vacanze di Capodanno nella splendida villa Maison de (website hidden) cortese accoglienza dei padroni di casa e il meraviglioso panorama hanno fin da subito fatto in modo che non ci pentissimo della scelta.....successivamente confermata anche dal calore dell'atmosfera che abbiamo trovato in casa. Ambienti curati, caldi e confortevoli ci hanno fatto abimentare fin da subito facendoci sentire "a casa". Pur essendo in tanti, ad ogni coppia e ad ogni nucleo familiare è stata garantita la propria privacy grazie alla perfetta suddivisione delle stanze tra il piano terra e il primo piano...ognuna dotata di bagno.
Mi riprometto di tornarci presto, magari la prossima volta in primavere o estate in modo da poter godere a pieno dello splendido giardino e della piscina di cui la villa è dotata.
Grazie ancora per il piacevole soggiorno, Susanna
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About the Host, Mauro
Here we are, Pina and Mauro.
Our adventure began thirty years ago with the house on the hill, the refuge of the family: two daughters, a grandmother with a passion for the vegetable garden and lots of animals!
We offer a discreet hospitality, genuine lifestyle and enjoyment of uncontaminated nature.
There you will meet us collecting fruits or eggs from our chickens, while we dry herbs for infusions, or in the cellar to bottle the wine.