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Bed & Breakfast in Piedmonte, Close to Barolo and Alba

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Last updated: 06/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Alba villa description

Villa Palmina, named after my husband's paternal Nonna, was built in the late 70's. Complete with its own vineyard of Dolcetto grapes, it was a must to buy when we toured Piemonte in 2005, searching for a property to be near our son and his wife who were already living near Torino. Not the tumledown stone building I had hoped for, but far more practical, and very soon became so much the home of our dreams that we wanted to share it with everyone. Thus began our foray into the bed and breakfast business. The villa has changed since 2005 when we signed and exchanged contracts. Alas the vineyard is no more, after producing wine for four years and fulfilling one of our dreams, this year we decided to grow lavender on a large scale, already this summer the scent was heavenly and the bees were delighted.Another project was the building of a swimming pool for our grandchildren. When we purchased the villa there were poultry houses and five old hens, who sometimes would lay eggs for us. The huts were quickly demolished and now form part of a rose garden and pond.On the groundfloor ofthe villa there is a wonderful tavernetta furnished with Welsh farmhouse antiques, brought with us when we came to Italy, where we entertain family and friends . There is also a utility room where guests can use the washing machine and ironing facilities.The first floor has its own entrance to a spacious lounge with TV etc, open fireplace, leather suite and chairs with ample comfortable seating.Double doors lead onto the terrace. Off the lounge is a corridor leading to the bathroom, complete with shower, washbasin and bidet.. Then there are two double bedrooms, fully furnished, one with doors onto the terrace, looking towards the mountains and the other with window onto the private gardens.All doors and window are fitted with fly screens.Off the corridor is also a door leading to a spiral staircase which takes one to a third large room,although not used as a bedroom this provides a wonderful play area during winter months or occasional wet spring time days.We have two family dogs and two cats, so anyone wishing to bring there pets would be more than welcome. The property is completely secured by fences. Children are also more than welcome and well catered for with various outdoor activities.

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 300 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Bed And Breakfast
  • Bed & Breakfast


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Included In Price

Onsite Services

      • Private Chef


      • Non Smoking Only
      • Low Allergen Environment
      • Children Welcome
      • Wheelchair Inaccessible
      • Pets Considered

      Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

      • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 twin/ single


      • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 1 twin/ single


      • The bedrooms have double beds and fitted wardrobes and chest of drawers, cots can be also put in the rooms for babies. On request we can swap the large double bed in one of the bedrooms for two single beds. We can offer two bedrooms for 2 guests in each with the possibility of an extra two beds....moreless

      Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

      Other Amenities

          • At additional cost:guided tours to vine yards .


          • DVD Player
          • Television
          • Satellite / Cable
          • VCR
          • Radio
          • Stereo
          • CD Player
          • Audio Tape Player
          • Books
          • Books For Adults
          • Books For Kids
          • Foosball
          • Game Room
          • Games
          • Games For Kids
          • Music Library
          • Toys
          • Video Library


          • Away From It All
          • Luxury


          • Theme Parks
          • Restaurants
          • Winery Tours

          Leisure Activities

          • Horseback Riding
          • Walking
          • Scenic Drives
          • Sight Seeing
          • Bird Watching
          • Eco Tourism

          local services and businesses

          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Laundromat
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services
          • ATM/Bank

          Location Type

              • Rural

              sports and adventure activities

              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Golf
              • Mountain Biking
              • Cycling
              • Fishing

              breakfast meal type

                  • Included In Price

                  catering options

                      • Catering Available


                      • Dining Area
                      • Child's Highchair
                      • Seating for 6 people


                      • Iron & Board
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Bottled Water
                      • Water Cooler
                      • Filtered Water
                      • Firewood
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Security System
                      • Shampoo
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Heating
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fireplace
                      • Parking
                      • Garage
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Wood Stove
                      • Internet
                      • Towels Provided


                      • Patio
                      • Porch / Veranda
                      • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Child's Swing
                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Terrace
                      • Balcony
                      • Barbecue
                      • Beach Towels
                      • Binoculars
                      • Fish Cleaning Table
                      • Gated Community

                      Pool / Spa

                          • Private Pool

                          property descriptor

                              • Detached


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                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Jul 5 - Aug 1, 2014
                              7 night min stay


                              Changeover Day: Saturday

                              Aug 2 - Aug 29, 2014
                              7 night min stay


                              Changeover Day: Saturday

                              Aug 30 - Sep 5, 2014
                              7 night min stay


                              Changeover Day: Saturday

                              Sep 6 - Oct 3, 2014
                              7 night min stay


                              Changeover Day: Saturday

                              Oct 4 - Oct 31, 2014
                              7 night min stay


                              Changeover Day: Saturday

                              Nov 1 - Nov 7, 2014
                              7 night min stay


                              Changeover Day: Saturday

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                              Last updated: 06/17/2014
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                              116 Kilometres
                              Nearest Airport
                              Milan Malpensa Airport 211km or Turin Airport
                              60 Kilometres
                              Nearest Ferry
                              35 Kilometres
                              Nearest Train
                              23 Kilometres
                              Nearest Motorway
                              A6 Torino-Savona
                              62 Kilometres
                              Nearest Beach
                              Vado Ligure
                              4 Kilometres
                              Nearest Barpub
                              Bar Truffa
                              60 Kilometres
                              Nearest Ski
                              Prato Nevoso
                              22 Kilometres
                              Nearest Golf
                              Cherasco Golf Club 30km or Barolo Golf Club
                              8 Kilometres
                              Nearest Restaurant
                              Osteria Dei Binelli

                              Car: Necessary

                              Villa Palmina enjoys the most enviable position in the Langhe Hills, being 700m above sea level the views are amazing. On clear days the Alps are clear from the Marittime Alps to Monte Rosa in the north.Peace and tranquility abound. The grounds of the villa offer a safe haven in which to relax and absorb the perfumes of the lavender field and rose gardens or for children to play in the adventure park area.The position of the villa allows guests to make numerous short trips into the neighbouring vineyards and visit medieval hilltop villages enjoy local wines and cheeses. Walking is a delight following ancient 'sentiero' paths used by the partisans, during World War 2. Sighting of rare birds and wild animals is not unusual. Further afield one can visit Turin and her many royal palaces or a day by the sea on the beautiful Italian Riviera. Evenings can be spent in many of the local Osterie or Ristorante serving Piemontese foods, now famous for Slow Food Cooking. Or if you wish to stay at the villa, you may use the outdoor pizza oven and barbecue area.

                              Karel & Filiberto are always on hand to offer suggestions for excursions and if you wish guided tours of the area and vineyards.


                              Manager info

                              Year Purchased: 2005

                              About: Retirement in Piedmonte, after many years in catering , was meant to be idyllic, but we missed the contact with people and pampering to their needs. Hence, was born the idea of ‘Villa Palmina’ as a bed & breakfast. What pleasure it is giving us….using our expert knowledge of the area and my husband’s many years experience working in top class hotels and restaurants in Europe, it has been an all round success for ourselves and guests who visit us from all over the world.

                              Why Alba:
                              The property was built in the late 1970s, and has all modern conveniences expected in the 21st century. The grounds are totally secure and have spectacular views over the Langhe Hills to the Alps and Monte Rosa towards Turin and south to the Alpi Marittime. Quiet and secluded but within easy access of shops, restaurants , wine bars, ice cream parlours and chocolate shop. Close to the sea and cities of Turin and Genoa it’s easy to have a very varied holiday for those not content to just visit local vineyards and sample their wines.

                              The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                              The very special grounds and lavender field offer various nooks and cranies to hide away and read, relax , listen to music or just admire the views. For guests with children there is the security of knowing they are in a safe place with adventure playground and hosts who have time to welcome them. Likewise guests arriving with dogs will also be more than welcome.

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                              Speaks: english, french, italian



                              • The Villa

                                The Villa

                              • Wood burning Pizza Oven

                                Wood burning Pizza Oven

                              • In The Pool

                                In The Pool

                              • 2nd in command

                                2nd in command

                              • Filiberto @ the BBQ

                                Filiberto @ the BBQ

                              • The Kitchen

                                The Kitchen

                              • Garden View

                                Garden View

                              • Guests Main Entrance

                                Guests Main Entrance

                              • Local Village Festival

                                Local Village Festival

                              • By The Pool

                                By The Pool

                              • 1st in command

                                1st in command

                              • Next door neighbour

                                Next door neighbour

                              • Karel in the neighbour's vineyard

                                Karel in the neighbour's vineyard

                              • The Kitchen

                                The Kitchen

                              • Garden View

                                Garden View

                              • Our Garden

                                Our Garden

                              • The local pumpkin festival

                                The local pumpkin festival

                              €850 - €1,200 per week (EUR)

                              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 6

                              View calendar: Updated 06/17/14
                              Minimum stay: 7 nights
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