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15 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 - 5 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Dorato - O.P.

Sleeps 6. 3 Bedrooms. 3 Baths.

Bathing in the tranquility of the Monferrato region between the towns of Moncalvo and Asti sits this beautifully decorated home, gracing views of vineyards, villages, truffle forests and valleys. The property is set in the middle of a Unesco recognized zone, having officially become the 50th World Heritage site in Italy.

Situated at the centre of the most widely acclaimed wine and food regions in Italy, one can savour dishes made with fine truffles, visit and purchase from local famous wineries and discover the secrets of this gastronomic paradise.

Visit the local food markets in Moncalvo, Casale and Asti, where you can stock up on fresh produce; fish, fruit, vegetables and cheeses to name just a few !

Moncalvo, the closest village to the house has wonderful restaurants and also hosts throughout the year many cultural and gastronomic events, including the white truffle fair in Autumn and the “Blue Night Blues” in the Summer.

You can enjoy hiking in the hills of this enchanting landscape, go horseback riding and mountain biking. There are lovely walks directly from the house through the local fields, or up to the local village and café/restaurant for a very Italian experience.

The property has three bedrooms and three bathrooms, formal and informal dining areas, a breakfast room and two large fully equipped kitchens with stunning views from every room. The house is perfect for enjoying warm Italian summers with lots of outdoor areas for barbecues, al fresco dining or just relaxing under umbrellas on loungers and taking in the view. The house is very cosy in winter months with two large fireplaces, under floor heating and a cinema room to catch up on all the latest movies from the house’s library.


To Genova 120 kms, Turin 70 km, Serravalle Scrivia 80kms (Designer Discount Shopping Mall) Fiera di Milano di Rho, (Host of Expo 2015), 98kms and Milan 90kms

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Angela Wickstead
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
7 September, 2016

About Angela Wickstead

Nationality: New Zealander

Angela Wickstead purchased this villa in 2009

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you Angela for being such a gracious host in one of the most exquisite properties we've ever had the pleasure of staying in.

Not a detail was overlooked and the ambiance you have created both inside and out is extraordinary !

Thank you to Renato for intructing us not only to the house but also touring through Moncalvo

Grazie and ciao !
Oct 2015
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average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Great house!

  • 5 of 5

The house was well furnished and very comfortable. We used it as a base to explore different areas of the Piedmonte region.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful elegant house

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in this wonderful house. Quietly located in a garden area. This house is fullfilling every dream - cozy and very well maintained and perfectly clean. There is everything for a relaxing holiday - the kitchen is fully furnished. It was fun to cook our dinner there. The furnitures are so beautiful - I have never been in a house like this before. So lovely decorated. Bedrooms and bathrooms - so clean and so stylish. We loved that house so much. Shops and supermarkets nearby in Moncalvo. We brought our dog - who could move free. Nice view while you are sitting outside.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful and elegant countryside home

  • 5 of 5

We loved the superbly equipped house, with its high level of comfort and relaxed atmosphere. The spacious living areas, bath and shower rooms are excellent.

The house is well situated for visiting the great towns and small cities in reasonably close proximity.

A perfect holiday destination.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peace and pampering in beautiful Piemonte

  • 5 of 5

My family's stay at this beautiful converted Piemontese farmhouse was sublime. We've stayed in many wonderful Italian villas over the years, but O.P. is by far the most stylish and accommodating. The pictures on the website don't do it justice. From the amazing artwork to the blissful Egyptian cotton bedlinen, from beautifully chosen antique furniture in the bedrooms to the ultra-comfy modern sofas in the cinema room, each space is a study in interior design at its very best. The surrounding countryside is equally gorgeous: from every window there's a view of the Monferrato hills. Our trip was in springtime, so every shade of green was bursting on to the rolling landscape; we'd love to return to witness the region's famous autumn shades (as well as the truffles). The local town, Moncalvo, is well worth a visit: don't miss the antique market on the first Sunday of the month, or the food market every Thursday. The two cafés in the Piazza Garibaldi are great for cappuccinos, cocktails and people-watching, and, for a good-value but top-quality pizza, try Mirko's, on the main road to Asti. Asti itself good for mid-range shops and its Gothic cathedral, and foodies should book into Alba's three-Michelin-starred Piazza Duomo restaurant (which had a starring role in last year's MasterChef). Fashionistas shouldn't miss the Missoni outlet on Via Vittorio Emanuele, also in Alba. You can drive to Torino in an hour; Milano or the Ligurian coast in an hour and a half. On a clear day you can even see the Alps. A stay at O.P. guarantees la dolce vita in spades. So why not leave Tuscany to the tourists and revel in this gem of a farmhouse in Piemonte?

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A splendid holiday

  • 5 of 5

Dear Angela,

we spent a most wonderful week on your estate - your superb most tastefully equipped house and garden provided just the right frame for a thorough break and week of relaxation.A wonderful weather and a lush countryside inviting to fantastic panoramic walks just rounded the picture. Renato, has been a wonderful support throughout our stay - including a tour to the local winemaker.

So again thank you so much for providing a great week at your estate and being such a considerate host! We’ll definitely come again (together with friends).

C & C Berlin, Germany

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful house in beautiful countryside

  • 5 of 5

A very beautiful house. Amazing interior design.

Comfortable beds (although maybe a bit short for the nordic men) with lots of space for relaxing (a room with dvd player en enormous sofas to lounge), playing games, cooking space for more than one cook, dining in a splendid dining room.

Most of the time we spent in the big kitchen and lit a fire.

December is not the best time of year for the house because we could not heat it entirely to our wishes. But the large walkin shower had floor heating and we enjoyed that very much.

The country side is beautiful. Although again december is not the best time of year. We also had a bit of fog. But even so we had two lunches outside. Sometimes we had sun by the house while down the hill there was fog.

Nearby Moncalvo is a very authentic little town. With a great market (local foods) on thursday. The supermarket (only 10 minute ride away) offers everything you can wish for.

The great thing of visiting there in winter is that a 90 minute drive away you can ski in Val d’Aosta. Also last but not least it is possible to visit Turino and Milano. But a not so touristic gem is Genoa. What a wonderful city. Great fish restaurants near the harbour. And the old town centre is worth a visit. All in all for our family (4 grown up children and us parents) it was a wonderful holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
odalengo piccolo
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Casale Monferrato
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Dorato, Piedmont

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Dec 2016 - 31 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

EXIT CLEANING FEE: A cleaning fee of £100.00 is charged and due on date of departure for cleaning of the house.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Dorato in Piedmont

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 450 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , WITH HAND BASIN
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure , WITH HANDBASIN
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , WITH HANDBASIN
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Yard
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis

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