Cascina La Galeisa farmhouse villa Piedmont,Italy
|Price:||4,100 AUD p/w|
On the doorstep of the historic village of Castiglione Tinella, equidistant between Alba and Asti, Cascina La Galeisa, is a lovingly restored farmhouse villa in Piedmont sleeping up to 12 people.
From the moment you step through the wrought iron gates of the courtyard you can feel Galeisa is a peaceful place to stay. Rescued from ruins, this beautiful farmhouse was all but abandoned until the new owners found and purchased it in 2013 and now its rooms echo with fun, food, wine and life once again.
Enter into the gourmet kitchen with large island bench, ascot double oven, huge double door fridge and freezer, dishwasher, and all essential kitchen appliances. The adjacent dining room is dominated by an antique 12 seat dining table, 18th century French sideboard and a stunning open fireplace for cosy winter evenings. The original cantina abutts the dining room; partitioned by an impressive glass panelled wall.
The ground floor also comprises the living room and library, both with french door access to the terrace, with views across the Moscato vineyards to the historical town of Nieve and the Barbaresco tower. On a clear day you can see all the way to the Italian alps.
Ascending the original stunning staircase the lower mezzanine level bedroom includes a queen size bed, beautiful Victoria & Albert bath and a gorgeous shower ensuite.
The upper mezzanine level bedroom contains a king size bed, ensuite shower bathroom and commanding views of the rolling Langhe hills and vineyards.
The top floor of the farmhouse consists of four bedrooms, one with two single beds and the remaining rooms with king size beds. All bedrooms have shower ensuites, with one bathroom including a Victoria & Albert claw-foot bath. The magnificient exposed oak beam ceilings highlight the spaciousness and character of this fine home.
TV’s are located in the living room and one of the top floor bedrooms, Wi-Fi throughout, DVD and stereo, washing machine, dryer, timber floors in all six bedrooms, traditional cotto tiles and stylish small ceramic tiles on the ground floor, sumptious couches and antique furniture combine to make this a truly special place to stay. Galeisa offers peace and privacy with all modern comforts.
Weekly rental Saturday to Saturday. Linen provided.
- 6 bedrooms, sleeping 12 guests
- 6 bathrooms (all ensuite)
- Sumptious couches and antique furniture
- Dining room and setting to seat 12
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Laundry facilities
- Parking on-site
- All linen and towels
- Free Wi-Fi
- Weekly clean (at extra cost) can be arranged for bookings in excess of one week
(all rates quoted in AUD)
- Winter 2016 (until 2 April 2016) – A$4,100
- Spring 2016 (3 April – 24 June 2016) – A$5,700
- Summer 2016 (25 June – 9 September 2016) – A$7,000
- Autumn/Winter 2016 (10 September – 30 December 2016) – A$6,000
- Winter 2017 (31 December 2016 – 31 March 2017) – A$4,100
- Spring 2017 (1 April – 30 June 2017) – A$5,700
- Saturday, week to week bookings only
- Payment arrangements
- 30% non-refundable deposit payable at time of booking
- 70% final payment payable 30 days prior to commencement of booking
- EFT payments to AUD bank account
- Refundable EUR 1,000 security deposit payable at time of arrival
- Discounts on stays of more than one week
Think Michelin star restaurants, Barolo and Barbaresco, white truffles, local osteria’s, walking trails and cycling amidst Unesco heritage landscape.
- 90 minutes from Milan Malpensa Airport
- 60 minutes Turin
- 20 minutes Alba & Asti
Cascina La Galeisa, a 19th century restored farmhouse villa is situated a five minute drive or a 30 minute walk for the more adventurous, from the beautiful village of Castiglione Tinella in the midst of Moscato d’Asti vineyards. Castiglione Tinella has shopping available for bread, cheese, deli, bar, as well as the wonderful Osteria Verderame.
Alba and Asti are only a short drive away (20mins) which means that all the famous Barolo and Barbaresco vineyards are at your doorstep. Both towns have full amenities including supermarkets, weekly food markets, excellent shopping and medical services.
In the province of Cuneo there are 13 Michelin star restaurants such as Piazza Duomo and Guido’s, all within an easy drive from the farmhouse. For longer day trips there are a myriad of options available including shopping and sightseeing in Turin and Milan, or jaunts to the Italian Alps, the Lakes, Genoa and Cinque Terre.
There are many activities to undertake around Cascina La Galeisa. A UNESCO world heritage walking trail goes right past the kitchen door at Galeisa and transverses through the Moscato vines, woodlands and hazelnut groves. The surrounding hilltop towns and villages have fantastic historical monuments, churches and places of significance dating from Roman times. Cycling is a popular past-time and there are many professional tour operators in the area.
The Langhe is a world renowned gastronomic region with numerous cooking schools catering to all levels of ability. In Autumn white truffle hunting expeditions can be arranged to search for this elusive tuber which is sought after by chefs around the world. There is an abundance of wildlife living in the surrounds of Cascina La Galeisa including deer, wild boar, badgers, squirrels and hawks.
- Ensuite bathroom
- Family friendly
- Satellite TV with English speaking channels
- Village based/outside village
- Washing machine/laundry facilities