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Piedmont Barolo 17th C. Villa, Pool, Wifi, Cooking Classes, Wine Tours

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Last updated: 06/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Alba villa description

One hour from Torino, escape into the bucolic hills of Piemonte. This beautiful 17th Century stone villa sits on three-point-six hectares (nine acres) at an altitude of 550 meters (1900 feet) near the small village of Bonvicino and four miles from Dogliani, in the heart of Piemonte, Italia. Sit on the balcony, sipping your morning coffee or enjoying a glass of wine at sunset while gazing out at the rugged and lush green mountain landscape. On clear days, enjoy spectacular views of the Alps. Villa San Lorenzo di Bonvicino provides a perfect base for exploring the Piemonte region. Enjoy walking through Italian hill towns and vineyards, visit the well-known towns of Monforte D’Alba and Barolo (nine and 12 miles away).

The property was completely renovated between 2008 and 2013, including new bathrooms, new gourmet teaching kitchen, beds, linens, antique furnishings, satellite TV, high-speed internet, plumbing, electrical. Modern conveniences are combined with the antiquity of this centuries old farmhouse. Furnishings combine comfort in keeping with the style of the region and preservation of the house. There are Four bedrooms (Four Queen Size Beds, or the possibility for Two rooms Twin Beds), Four modern bathrooms with bath/shower, a spacious living room with a balcony overlooking the Piemonte hills, and a fully-equipped kitchen. The property offers privacy, spectacular views in a beautiful peaceful setting. Perfect for a family, or two to six couples, or a group of friends. Wood fired traditional brick pizza oven added Autumn 2007. Swimming pool and outdoor patio added Spring 2008.

Enjoy cooking in your peaceful apartment, dining al fresco, or choose from one of the region's many delicious restaurants. Local cuisine offers fresh regional dishes based on seasonal ingredients. The property is completely private, nestled in the Alta Langa hills. Just minutes from town (cafes, restaurants, shopping, cinema), you will feel peacefully secluded on this spacious property. Pick fresh figs, apples, cherries, and blackberries just outside your front door.

Walk directly from the house to view hawks, warblers, finches, sparrows, rabbits, deer, fox, coyotes, or drive to one of the many walks nearby. Local wineries abound, featuring the internationally acclaimed Barolo and Barbaresco wines. The nearby town of Alba is known as the home of the famous white truffle. Bra prides itself on being the heart of the Slow Food movement. Nearby Cherasco is known for its famous chocolate, as well as offering a cultural museum and film retrospectives. Horseback riding and swimming are just minutes away.

Dogliani offers a choice of cafes where you can sample homemade Gelati, enjoy a cappuccino or stay for lunch or dinner. Shop at the local farmer's market on Tuesday or Saturday and visit the local pannetteria and pasticeria for your bread and dessert. Take a walk or drive to Bossolasco to sample their famous chocolates (including a variety of hot chocolate beverages) and views stretching over the entire region.

You may want to take a trip to the seaside near Savona on the Ligurian Coast or to the Alps for skiing or hiking, both about an hour's drive away. Cinque Terre, Nice, and Milan are approximately two hours away.

All linens provided. Daily or weekly cleaning available at additional cost.

Keywords: Villa,Piedmont,Italy,Barolo,Wine,Swimming Pool,Pool,Dogliani,Langhe,Alta Langhe,Alta Langa,Langa,Italian,Holiday,Luxury,Private,Bathrooms,Slow Food

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • Villa
  • 510 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

      • Catering Available
      • Breakfast - Booking Possible
      • Lunch - Booking Possible
      • Dinner - Booking Possible

      Onsite Services

      • Housekeeper Optional
      • Chauffeur
      • Concierge
      • Massage
      • Private Chef

      Suitability

      • Non Smoking Only:

        Smoking is never allowed in or on the property....moreless

      • Pets Not Allowed:

        Pets are not allowed on the property....moreless

      • Children Welcome:

        NO fence around the pool....moreless

      • Events Allowed
      • Limited Accessibility

      Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

      • Suite 1 - Main Level: 1 queen

        Claw Foot Bathtub and Separate Marble Shower, Baby Bed Avail...moreless

      • Suite 5 - Upper Level: 1 king

        ...moreless

      • Suite 3 - Lower Level Exterior Entrance: 1 queen

        Claw Foot Bathtub and Separate Marble Shower, EXT ENTRANCE...moreless

      • Suite 4 - Main Level Exterior Entrance: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

        QUEEN or 2 TWIN BED, Claw Foot Bathtub/Marble Shower...moreless

      • Suite 2 - Main Level: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

        QUEEN or TWIN BED OPTION, Shower/Bathtub COMBO...moreless

      • Suite 6 - Upper Level: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

        One Queen Bed OR Two Twin Beds...moreless

      • King size beds (1) King Bed is 170cm, Queen size Beds (2-5) Queen Beds are 160cm, Twin or Single Beds (6) Each single bed is 80cm wide, Child Beds (2) pak n play available for your use....moreless

      Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms

      • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

        Claw foot tub and Marble shower...moreless

      • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

        ...moreless

      • Bathroom 3: toilet, tub, shower

        Claw foot tub and Marble shower...moreless

      • Bathroom 4: toilet, tub, shower

        Claw foot tub and Marble shower...moreless

      • Bathroom 5: toilet, tub, shower

        Claw foot tub and Marble shower...moreless

      • Bathroom 6: toilet, combination tub/shower

        ...moreless

      • Bathroom 7: toilet

        In Grand Salon...moreless

      • Six of the seven bathrooms are new construction during the past 5 years....moreless

      Kitchen & Dining

      • Catering Available:

        Traditional Italian meals can be prepared and served at the Villa. Gourmet cooking classes available in our new Teaching Kitchen located in the Grand Salon....moreless

      • Dishes & Utensils:

        8 - 16 sets of all dishes located in each kitchen including red and white wine glasses and decanters....moreless

      • Kitchen:

        Main Level, Upper Level, Grand Salon. Three inside dining areas, One al fresco dining area....moreless

      • Dining:

        Main Level dining seats 8. Grand Salon dining seats 12. Upper Level dining seats 6....moreless

      • Oven:

        3 Ovens. 1 wood fired brick pizza oven. 1 wood fired brick fireplace for cooking....moreless

      • Coffee Maker:

        American style coffee maker and traditional italian style stovetop espresso makers....moreless

      • Cooking Utensils:

        Lots of Pots and Pans, All cooking utensils, traditional pasta machine, knives....moreless

      • Stove:

        Two (2) 4 burner gas stoves, One (1) 6 burner gas stove....moreless

      • Dishwasher:

        (3) One dishwasher located in each kitchen....moreless

      • Refrigerator:

        (3) 3 Full size refrigerators....moreless

      • Pantry Items:

        Salt, Pepper, Olive Oil....moreless

      • Dining Area Seats:

        12...moreless

      • Child's Highchair
      • Toaster
      • Microwave
      • Seating for 12 people

      Amenities

      • Air Conditioning:

        One bedroom/bathroom Suite has air conditioning if needed; the rest of the Villa is never too warm as there are 1 meter (3 feet) thick stone walls that keep the indoor temperatures perfect on warm summer days....moreless

      • Wood Stove:

        Traditional brick and stone pizza oven, 1.2 meter diameter, next to Al fresco dining table and between the Villa and Swimming Pool. Rotisserie and grill fireplace in Grand Salon teaching kitchen....moreless

      • Linens Provided:

        Sheets, Pillow Cases, Bath and Pool Towels, all professionally laundered and ironed each week....moreless

      • Heating:

        NEW heating throughout entire villa with hot water and radiant heat in Grand Salon....moreless

      • Living Room:

        Grand Salon giant living room. Main Level living area, Upper Level living area....moreless

      • Fireplace:

        Fireplace on Main Level, cooking fireplace/rotisserie in teaching kitchen....moreless

      • Wood Fireplace:

        Wonderful Wood Fireplace for use during Winter on Main Level....moreless

      • Towels Provided:

        Bathroom and Swimming pool towels provided....moreless

      • Parking Off Street:

        Paved parking area for 5 cars....moreless

      • Washing Machine:

        Laundry Room and Upper Level....moreless

      • Clothes Dryer:

        Laundry Room and Upper Level....moreless

      • Parking:

        Parking for 5 Cars....moreless

      • Babysitter
      • Hair Dryer
      • Iron & Board

      Other Amenities

          • Three-point-six Hectares (nine acres), Fruit Trees, Stays Cool and Comfortable during the Summer, Brand New Heating during Winter keeps the house warm! New teaching kitchen for Gourmet Cooking Classes where you can learn traditional piemontese recipes and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Wine tours to top wineries, tour of Turin, tour to Liguria, tour to the Italian Alps....moreless

          Entertainment

          • Stereo:

            Main Level living, iPod compatible Upper Level, Grand Salon stereo system....moreless

          • Television:

            (4) 4 LCD TV's, Main Level living, Suite 3, Suite 4, Upper level living....moreless

          • Satellite / Cable:

            Main Level living area, Suite 3, Suite 4, Upper Level living area....moreless

          • Books:

            Fiction, non-fiction, and photo books....moreless

          • Music Library:

            CD's available in the Grand Salon....moreless

          • DVD Player:

            4 dvd players, Euro Zone 2 DVD's....moreless

          Communications

          • Internet:

            WiFi located throughout entire villa and in ALL bedrooms....moreless

          • Wireless Internet:

            FREE WiFi throughout entire villa....moreless

          • Telephone:

            Please bring your own telephone....moreless

          • Broadband Access

          Pool & Spa

              • Private Pool:

                Pool is 5m x 11m at a depth of 1.1m - 1.8m with stairs to enter the pool and a small bench in the pool to relax and enjoy the view. 12 poolside lounge chairs. Pool is surrounded by lavender and rosemary and is made of a beautiful hand laid stone....moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                Large stone table with 12 chairs directly across from traditional wood fired pizza oven (pizza oven takes 3-4 hours to get hot enough to cook pizza so it's an all day activity!)....moreless

              • Balcony:

                A balcony off of each living area on the Main and Upper Levels of the Villa with a small table, two chairs and two reclining lounges....moreless

              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                Al fresco stone dining table for 12 across from the Pizza oven and between the Villa and the swimming pool....moreless

              • Boat:

                One hour from Mediterranean and 90 minutes from Lake Region....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Lawn in the central courtyard....moreless

              • Ski & Snowboard:

                One hour from Villa...moreless

              Theme

              • Historic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Location & View

              • Mountain View:

                Views of verdant green hillsides and the Italian Alps including the stunning Monviso....moreless

              • Rural

              Activities

              • Cinemas
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • Skiing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Swimming
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • ATM/Bank
              • Fishing
              • Snowboarding
              • Cycling
              • Mountain Biking
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Whitewater Rafting
              • Rafting
              • Sailing
              • Rock Climbing
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Ice Skating
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Antiquing
              • Restaurants
              • Zoo
              • Churches
              • Library
              • Playground
              • Winery Tours
              • Museums
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Recreation Center
              • Ruins
              • Sight Seeing
              • Synagogues
              • Live Theater
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • Beachcombing
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Horseback Riding
              • Sledding
              • Shopping
              • Water Parks
              • Tennis
               

              Reviews

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Base Rate
              7 night min stay

              €3,990

              Discounts: 8 nights or more: €570 Nightly; 14 nights or more: €570 Nightly

              Winter 2013 - 2014
              Dec 1 - Mar 31
              4 night min stay
              €700
              €3,990

              Discounts: 8 nights or more: €570 Nightly


              Additional information about rental rates

              Additional Fees and Taxes:

              Final Cleaning is included in rate. 10% IVA is included in all rates.


              Notes:

              Rates are based on a 4 bedroom - 4 bathroom rental which includes Suites 1, 2, 3, 4 and Main Level Kitchen/Dining/Living. There are an additional 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, and Grand Salon. 4 bed/grand salon is 5.00 EURO. The ENTIRE private villa is 7.000 EURO for 7 nights.

              SAN LORENZO DI MCLACHLAN CLAY BRIAN

              LOC SAN LORENZO 29

              BONVICINO (CN) 12060

              CF: MCLCYB71R04Z401Q

              P.IVA: 03460390044

              50% due upon booking, 50% due 60 days prior to arrival.


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              Last updated: 06/24/2014
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              Location

              116 Kilometres
              Nearest Airport
              Torino Caselle
              41 Kilometres
              Nearest Ferry
              Savona
              21 Kilometres
              Nearest Train
              Alba
              17 Kilometres
              Nearest Motorway
              A33
              41 Kilometres
              Nearest Beach
              Savona
              5 Kilometres
              Nearest Barpub
              Bossolasco
              59 Kilometres
              Nearest Ski
              Prato Nevoso
              17 Kilometres
              Nearest Golf
              Monforte d'Alba
              5 Kilometres
              Nearest Restaurant
              Dogliani and Bossolasco

              Car: Necessary

              Many wonderful restaurants and wineries nearby, Barolo, Monforte D'Alba, Dogliani, Alba, Ligurian Coast one hour away, two hours from Nice, one hour to the Italian Alps.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2005

              About the owner: We are avid food and wine lovers who have traveled to every major wine region in the world. Piemonte offers exquisite wines, incredible prepared traditional Italian cuisine which as times is elevated to an art form, and absolutely breathtaking scenery with steep vineyards, Italian Alps, and quaint hillside towns. We are in the Food, Wine, and Travel photography field and we have never visited a region anywhere in the world that delivers the trifecta of Food, Wine, and Views! Our two daughters ages 3 and 6 love Italy!

              Why the Owner Chose Alba:
              The Villa is situated in a stunningly beautiful location with views of the surrounding mountains, lush green hillsides, and nearby villages, while offering peace, tranquility, and lots of outdoor space. The access to absolutely incredible restaurants and wineries is what initially drew us to the region as I am a professional food and wine photographer. Piedmont is by far one of the most breathtaking wine regions in the world and the people who live in Piedmont welcome you with open arms and big smiles.

              The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
              The private swimming pool, al fresco dining with stunning views, incredible peace and tranquility with the sounds of nature while sleeping in supreme comfort, and great walks right from the Villa make it a piece of heaven. Morning visits to the Chocolate shop with incredible coffee, pastries, and gelato or hot chocolate depending on the season followed by a lazy afternoon at our favorite Osteria with incredible homemade food and delicious wines is the perfect Sunday.


              Contact us

              Speaks: french, italian

              Links to more information:

               

              Photos

              • View of Villa San Lorenzo at Sunset

                View of Villa San Lorenzo at Sunset

              • Suite 1 bathroom including claw foot bathtub and separate shower

                Suite 1 bathroom including claw foot bathtub and separate shower

              • Villa San Lorenzo with Grand Salon at right

                Villa San Lorenzo with Grand Salon at right

              • Dining and Living area on the Main Level connected to Suites 1 and 2

                Dining and Living area on the Main Level connected to Suites 1 and 2

              • Cooking classes at Villa San Lorenzo in the Grand Salon

                Cooking classes at Villa San Lorenzo in the Grand Salon

              • The upstairs level of the Grand Salon

                The upstairs level of the Grand Salon

              • Villa San Lorenzo at dusk

                Villa San Lorenzo at dusk

              • The upstairs kitchen / dining / living area with Suites 5 and 6, satellite TV.

                The upstairs kitchen / dining / living area with Suites 5 and 6, satellite TV.

              • Suite 6 with two levels.

                Suite 6 with two levels.

              • Suite 5 Bathroom

                Suite 5 Bathroom

              • Making pasta by hand in the professional chef's kitchen at Villa San Lorenzo

                Making pasta by hand in the professional chef's kitchen at Villa San Lorenzo

              • Villa San Lorenzo in Springtime

                Villa San Lorenzo in Springtime

              • Main Level Kitchen connected to Suites 1 and 2

                Main Level Kitchen connected to Suites 1 and 2

              • Suite 3

                Suite 3

              • Suite 1

                Suite 1

              • Suite 4 with bedroom upstairs and bathroom downstairs

                Suite 4 with bedroom upstairs and bathroom downstairs

              • Suite 3

                Suite 3

              • Dining Room in the Grand Salon

                Dining Room in the Grand Salon

              • Dining room in the Grand Salon

                Dining room in the Grand Salon

              • The swimming pool at dusk

                The swimming pool at dusk

              • Suite 5 bedroom

                Suite 5 bedroom

              • Winter at Villa San Lorenzo

                Winter at Villa San Lorenzo

              • Main Level with Suite 2 at right and the Kitchen/Living at left

                Main Level with Suite 2 at right and the Kitchen/Living at left

              VRBO #93138

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              Date last modified - Wednesday, June 18, 2014

              €570 - €700 per night (EUR)
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              6 Bedroom / 6 Bathroom
              Sleeps 12

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