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Hilltop family villa in beautiful countryside near Turin

Bedrooms 6
Separate WC's1
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Six bedrooms, four bathrooms (three with shower), sleeps 9.

Villa Madonnina is a large sunny south facing villa, part of a farm hamlet of three buildings which includes a little church (hence the name Madonnina) dating from the 17th century but recently restored with breathtaking views of the Piedmont hills and the Alps, lying just 12 km from the centre of beautiful Turin. It is an ideal family base for one or two families to relax in with six bedrooms, kitchen, four wcs (two with shower, one with bath), living room and games room and great facilities for the kids including its own football pitch in the woods, trampoline, tree house, ping pong, courtyard suitable for roller skating or kids bikes and a small refreshing kid safe swimming pool set in three acres of land. Accommodation is simple but comfortable and there is a barbeque for the guests and a choice of terraces to eat out on.

The house forms part of an old farm complex complete with church and outbuildings and is surrounded by fruit trees, vineyards and woodland in a veritable garden of Eden! Although Villa Madonnina is one of three buildings that make up this little hamlet on top of the hill there is total privacy and seclusion and the possibility to make as much noise and have as much fun as you wish.

More Details

Rupert Raison
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 April, 2018

About Rupert Raison

I am an Englishman resident in Italy since 1984 married to an Italian woman. I fell in love with Villa Madonnina at first sight but now live in Turin for work reasons although I still spend as much time at the villa as I can. I write for Children's Televison and Theatre. I have two older kids finishing education now from a previous marriage and I have started anew with a child born in 2011! As a result the house is very family friendly.

Rupert Raison purchased this villa in 1996

Why Rupert Raison chose Castiglione Torinese

It is in the most stunning countryside and it is the perfect place to relax after the hustle and bustle of the city. It is also very spacious and ideal for parties and kids. Guests are most impressed when they see the master bedroom!

What makes this villa unique

Close to the city but immersed in beautiful countryside. You can see wonderful sunrises and sunsets from the house as it is South facing on the top of a hill.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Castiglione Torinese in Metropolitan City of Turin

Property Type:
  • villa (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Baby Gate
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • PC
  • Parking ...
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
  • Four bathrooms, three with shower, one ensuite. Simply furnished but convenient for family groups.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Bathroom ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Child Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , Shower in room
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Large room with Balcony
  • The two master bedrooms are large with balconies. The other bedrooms are small, simply furnished but comfortable. Guests are always impressed by the amount of space there is.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Yard
  • 16 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Groups
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
For animal lovers there is the chance to see red squirrels, buzzards, wild boars and fireflies as well as waterfalls , natural springs and a dazzling amount of fruit trees and plants.


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Hilltop family villa in beautiful countryside near Turin
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Perfect base for exploring the region

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful location and villa! The host was welcoming and had even made us lunch knowing we’d had a long journey, and provided guidance and ideas to get the most from our holiday. The house is well equipped and was a family home, so feels homely and comfortable. Everything in the house worked properly. The whole property is very large and roomy, with several spaces inside and outside to relax or undertake activities.

The garden was wonderful, and great for adults and children alike, and members of our group dispersed into different corners or the terrace when they wanted time to themselves. We didn’t want for anything during our stay, and could just relax and enjoy our holiday.

The location is excellent, with the local village / town having very good restaurants (the local pizza take out where you can eat in was also good – ignore trip advisor), great shops (find the shop that fills empty bottles with wine – a bargain!) and good supermarkets (bordello is exceptionally good with meat, bread, cheese & fish counters with superb local produce).

I love northern Italy and this region, and the property is perfectly position for Turin, Asti, Alba, and the surrounding regions.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Bielefeld, Germany

Very nice enjoyable place, great location, fantastic host!

  • 5 of 5

We spent two wonderful weeks at this spacious, quiet and absolutely family friendly place! Even with 9 people (6 adults and 3 children) there was plenty of room for everybody! The kids enjoyed playing ping pong, basketball and, of course, the nice big pool. The mornings and evenings we spent on the patio, either the one on the east side of the one on the west side. The kitchen was fully equipped so we could cook nice Italian meals. Also for barbequeing everything was set. The fact that there is wifi and a tv/dvd player available was convenient as well. The surrounding area is also very nice and is very interesting to explore. "Unfortunately", it was so hot that taking walks was only an option in the morning. Besides that, one also gets eaten up by the mosquitos like everywhere else in the Piemonte area. Last but not least: we had the best "host" one could imagine! Rupert, thank you so much for giving as such a nice place and taking such good care of us! We will gladly recommend your place and are looking forward to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review. Rupert
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very nice and comforable

  • 4 of 5

We were very happy there nice view nice neighboorhood. The owner helps us very much. Clean house, nice swimmingpool childeren. The onley thing the musqutoos from 4 am. till the night. Ruppert thanks for the hospitality we had a nice stay in your house. Gr, Koen, Teun, Jose, Frits

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2012
  • Date of Stay: July 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Italians eat out in the evenings with citronella candles. It is a hot climate!
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Vidunderlig ferie i et fantastisk skønt og rummeligt hus. Helt perfekt til tre generationer! Love it

  • 5 of 5

Vi var tre generationer afsted med tre raske drenge på 2, 4 og 6 år. Huset er stort, fantastisk godt indrettet og perfekt til en stor familie. Udlejer er super hjælpsom og meget imødekommende! Vejret og området meget smukt! Vi elskede hvert minut og vender hellere end gerne tilbage igen og igen😊👍🏻☀️ Mvh familien Alexandersen, Danmark

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ein tolles Haus für Familienferien!

  • 5 of 5

Das Haus bietet alles, was das Herz begehrt: Viel Platz, perfekte und grosszügige Einrichtung, gepflegter Zustand, phantastische Lage (Aussicht, Waldrand; tagsüber hört man den Kuckuck, nachts Käuzchen), viel Umschwung (grosser Garten, Trampolin, Swimming Pool, eigener Fussballplatz, Baumhütte) etc. etc. Alles da für grossartige Familienferien. Der Eigentümer ist überaus freundlich und hilfsbereit. Extras sind die Lage in einer völlig untouristischen Gegend und die wöchentliche Reinigung. Wir haben gleich wieder gebucht und würden das Haus ohne zu zögern jedermann empfehlen. TW, Schweiz

  • Review Submitted: 08-Feb-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review and I look forward to welcoming you and your family back for your second visit this Easter!
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Nearest Airport
24 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
28 Kilometres
La Mandria
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
14 Kilometres
Torino - Aosta
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Ristorante Aprà
Nearest Ski
110 Kilometres
Aosta (Pila)
Car: necessary

Villa Madonnina is ideally situated between Turin (just 30 minutes away). Villa Madonnina offers an ideal base for families or groups who want good value for money in a beautiful setting with excellent leisure facilities including table tennis, table football, trampoline, a tree house, football pitch, small swimming pool and equipment for small children. The house is in the Turin hills surrounded by beautiful countryside just 12km from the centre of Turin. In the last few years the area of Turin has become one of Italy’s top tourist destinations, encompassing a Royal city with a stunning city centre and top class museums, restaurants and shopping without the crowds of Florence or Venice. The area literally offers something for everyone and for those who like their food it is the home of Slow Food and superb restaurants for all budgets and most sports and leisure faciities are within easy reach, including a pony club at the bottom of the valley. Nearby the Savoy castles, some of Italy’s top vineyards around Alba and the mountains are all within an hour’s drive or less. Villa Madonnina is the ideal place to enjoy this still relatively undiscovered part of Italy. It is also superb cycling country for enthusiasts who can use the house as an ideal base for longer excursions in the hilly countryside and of course the walking nearby is superb right from the doorstep of the villa and there are some wonderful paths in the Turin woods passing by majestic monasteries and churches (including The Basilica di Superga and the Vezzolano Abbey) and there are great mountain walks nearby. The Sagra di San Michele the location for Umberto Eco's Name of the Rose is also only 45 minutes away. It is an exciting place to holiday where kids can let off steam and the adults can relax and enjoy the fabulous views whilst drinking fine wine on the terrace,


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Castiglione Torinese, Piedmont

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer 2018
14 Jul 2018 - 26 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

We ask for 400 euros (including 200 euros refundable deposit) on confirmation of the booking to be paid via bank transfer or Pay Pal and for the final balance to be paid in cash on the day of arrival or by Pay Pal/ bank transfer one week before the start of the rental period. Linen, towels and cleaning are included We ask only that the house is treated with respect as it is a family home.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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