7 bedroom, 5 bathroom villa with private pool, fantastic views and games room
We are Irish/Scottish family with 2 children. Our home is in Ireland.
Linda purchased this Farmhouse in 2009
Why Linda chose Costigliole d'Asti
We fell in love with the area when we came on holiday and when we saw this house decided that It would be ideal to bring our friends and families together when we were not working overseas. It really works for us, we have many happy memories of holidays here.
Minimum age of primary renter:23
Max guests:16 (sleeps up to 13 adults)
Should I be able to re let the property for the cancelled period only 15% cancellation fee, plus any discounts offered for the replacement will apply
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Fine location with good sevice
We‘re a group of 13 gentlemen and enjoyed every minute! We appreciated the warm welcome and the help and assistance provided by housekeeper Flavio and his lovely wife Veronica! They celebrated a wonderful pizza evening with us !
A survey in our group resulted in the desire to get back to this lovely spot on earth one day.
This a lovely tranquil place in which all generations can relax and unwind
A very well appointed property with plenty of space to accommodate a large family group , with everyone able to find his/her own space
Really good use of outside space both for dining , play and relaxing
The villa far exceeded our expectations and we had a wonderful weeks holiday there.
The villa is set in an amazing setting with stunning views of the local vineyards. Very peaceful and relaxing, an ideal place to unwind. The villa was really well set up with everything you could need for your holiday. Linda liaised with us beforehand to ensure we had all we needed and arranged beds to our requirements, including two travel cots and two high chairs for our twin grandchildren. If needed the rooms can be arranged to comfortably sleep 6 adult couples and 2 single adults or children. Each of the bedrooms were lovely even the double sofa bed was wonderfully comfortable. There are two luxurious bathrooms, one of which was ensuite, and another three shower rooms, one of which was ensuite. So plenty of room for all. The pool was great, and we had this heated as the weather can be changeable in May /June. We were very lucky and had great weather and needed to turn the water temperature down. We spent a lot of time at the villa as we had such lovely weather and made use of the outside portico dining area, barbecue and pizza oven (had to give the barbecue and pizza oven a good clean to use but probably because it was early in the season). Small tip - use lots of wood for the pizza oven and get it really hot first but be warned it also seemed to heat up the master bedroom. Indoors the lounge room was an ideal place for the children to relax for an hour and escape the heat. There really was everything we needed and we all felt very comfortable and at home. We walked to a local wine tasting called Boeri, and were treated to cheeses and salamis and bread. We bought several bottles at a very good price. There are very few places within walking distance so you do need a car. We had a real mix of ages in our group and we all had a really lovely holiday and could happily have stayed longer. Thank you very much to Linda and team, for making our stay so enjoyable. We hope to return.
Unforgettable views of the Asti counryside
This property is hard to beat. The views are breathtaking. Everybody loved the pool. The patio for outdoor dining was ideal. The pool table and the table tennis facilities provided an option to while away a family hour in the evening, and the sauna is lovely. The master bedroom is huge with luxury en-suite and all of the other rooms in the house are a very good size.
The kitchen was very well equipped. A special thank you to the team who look after the house ad it's guests. Their English was excellent and they provided answers to all the questions we had about the surrounding area.
We've been return visitors a few times now and are looking forward to our next visit. It really is a great place to just relax and unwind.
Thank you very much for such lovely feedback. We hope you will return in the future.
What an amazing place!
This property and area is perfect for holidays for both children, parents and grandparents. It is clean, newly renovated, very practical and robust with is especially important traveling with children. The owner and the locals running the place is very easy to converse with and they provide you with lot of useful information before you arrive.
The house is large and is very well equipment, and is perfect for larger groups of people. You can easily find a peaceful spot and there are several activities and areas to be together. Our favorites were the very nice pool, the outdoor area with pizza own (we had the best pizzas of our lives), the large game room and the fantastic view surrounding the property.
The house is situated in the very heart of Piemonte, a short travel to both Asti and Alba for those who like shopping and all the famous vine producers in this area. Just remember to book time at your favourite in advance! The lunch they served in the local village near by was absolutely fantastic!
Although there are so may nice places to visit in Piemonte, we spent a lot of time on the property, just because we enjoyed the place so much. I can easily recommend this place to my friends and family and we all hope to return one day.
A gem in the Piedmont hills
This farmhouse is fantastic. Originally we wanted to stay closer to Alba, but we were having trouble finding a large enough villa to accommodate our group. So we took a chance on Casa Balau and could not be any happier. The house is beautifully renovated. Clean and modern, with all the amenities you could want - a beautiful pool (rare for Piedmont), washer/dryer, game room, dry sauna, fully loaded kitchen, outdoor dining area, wood fired over, fast, free Wi-Fi, etc. And the views are breathtaking. The bedrooms are comfortable. There are two bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms (the large master and a large bedroom at the opposite end of the hall). The other four bedrooms share three bathrooms; two of the bedrooms are “adult” the other two are best for kids. There is also a WC on the main floor near the game room. The house location is good, though it is a little tricky to find at first. Use GPS, or pay careful attention to the signage. Costigliole d’Asti is a short drive, but nothing is really walkable, so a car is a must. We had mapped out our own activities, but the local care takers are responsive and friendly (and English speaking), so if you need any help or advice, they are more than happy to assist. The owner is easy to work with, both at booking and during the follow-up. I highly recommend this farmhouse for your next trip to Piedmont!
Thank you Kimberly, there are 7 bedrooms though, 5 suitable for adult couples the other 2 rooms with twin or children's beds.Linda
Beautiful renovated farmhouse, sleeps 16 with 7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms plus 2 additional WCs in fantastic location offering panoramic views, a private swimming pool, securely fenced for the safety of children, with hydro massage corner, large outside eating area with pizza oven and BBQ and easy access to the drinks fridge and ice machine.The house which has been recently refurbished (2010) provides a fully equipped kitchen, quality bedding, towels and pool towels also offers a games room with full size pool table and table tennis table. The house is ideal for a group of families holidaying together. Ideally located within an immaculately managed vineyard. 5 minutes of numerous bars, restaurants and shopping in Costigliole D'Asti. 15 minutes from the historical City of Asti and 25 minutes from the beautiful city of Alba. Ideal base for golfing or cycling holiday.
Perfect for wine or gastro tours.
Other Activities: Five Golf Courses within 30 minutes drive.
Golf: Ideally located for touring the wineries if Piedmont, only a few minutes drive from Barollo and Barbaresco, the house is surrounded by Barbera vines , Gavi is also an easy drive just over an hour away.
5 golf courses within 15 - 40 minutes from house.