Piedmont Barolo 17th C. Villa, Pool, Wifi, Cooking Classes, Wine Tours
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- Minimum stay:4-7 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
One hour from Torino, escape into the bucolic hills of Piedmont. This beautiful 17th Century stone villa sits on 5.6 hectares (fourteen acres) at an altitude of 600 meters (2000 feet) near the small village of Bonvicino and four miles from Dogliani, in the heart of Piedmont, Italy.
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). 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.
We purchased and renovated Villa San Lorenzo because we wanted to provide a beautiful oasis for vacationers seeking delicious food and wine, lovely hikes, untouristed villages and enjoy a slower pace. The villa’s renovation was completed between 2008 and 2013, including new bathrooms, gourmet chef’s kitche, beds, linens, antique furnishings, British 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 seven bedrooms (Five rooms with Queen Size Beds, 2 rooms with the choice of 2 single beds or one queen bed). Six modern bathrooms with bath/shower, one bathroom with large glass shower, and one WC off of the chef’s kitchen.
The villa includes a large chef’s kitchen with 6 gas burner stove, as well as a smaller fully equipped kitchen, two living spaces and one large dining/living space with floor to ceiling windows. The property offers privacy, spectacular views in a beautiful peaceful setting. Perfect for a family or a group of friends.
Clay loves to bake bread and pizza so we added a wood-fired traditional brick oven for pizza and bread in 2007. Swim in the 11 meter swimming pool with a view of Murazzano. Dine at the stone table overlooking the hills of the Alta Langa. Enjoy cooking in the gorgeous chef’s kitchen, 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.
Visit the farmer’s market in a different local town each day of the week. 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 Italian Riviera 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.
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- 510 m²
- Vacation Rental
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Booking Possible
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Housekeeper Included
- Private Chef
Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16
Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- 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
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- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 16 people
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
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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
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Summer Autumn 2015
Jun 14 - Nov 28, 2015
7 night min stay
Nov 29 - Apr 2, 2016
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $1,065.21
- Taxes Not included
Rates are based on a 4 bedroom - 4.5 bathroom rental which includes Suites 1, 2, 3, 4 and Main Level Kitchen/Dining/Living, Grand Salon and Master Chef's Kitchen. There are an additional 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms at an additional 3.000 EUR. The ENTIRE private villa is 8.000 EURO for 7 nights.
SAN LORENZO DI MCLACHLAN CLAY BRIAN
LOC SAN LORENZO 29
BONVICINO (CN) 12060
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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.
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 6 and 9 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.
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View of Villa San Lorenzo at Sunset
Suite 1 bathroom including claw foot bathtub and separate shower
Villa San Lorenzo with Grand Salon at right
Dining and Living area on the Main Level connected to Suites 1 and 2
Cooking classes at Villa San Lorenzo in the Grand Salon
The upstairs level of the Grand Salon
Villa San Lorenzo at dusk
The upstairs kitchen / dining / living area with Suites 5 and 6, satellite TV.
Suite 6 with two levels.
Suite 5 Bathroom
Making pasta by hand in the professional chef's kitchen at Villa San Lorenzo
Villa San Lorenzo in Springtime
Main Level Kitchen connected to Suites 1 and 2
Suite 4 with bedroom upstairs and bathroom downstairs
Dining Room in the Grand Salon
Dining room in the Grand Salon
The swimming pool at dusk
Suite 5 bedroom
Winter at Villa San Lorenzo
Main Level with Suite 2 at right and the Kitchen/Living at left
This listing was first published here in 2006.
Date last modified - Sunday, November 22, 2015
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