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Donnas: Bed & Breakfast in historic residence sec. XVIII

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About the property

period home sex XVIII elegantly restaurara

In the hills, in the tranquility of the Aosta Valley, an ancient house of the late '700 will welcome you with rural simplicity of an old country house. Centenarian times stone, bricks of ancient workmanship tell a story of solid serenity, warmth and livability. In 2005 we decided to restore an old family home following only the feelings and deepest emotions to be able to create a place that can transmit the host that strong 'sense of home'. The difficulty of the restoration was nice to be able to immerse themselves in the times, in the customs, in the head and in the hands of the farmer, builder, craftsman who made centuries ago, these wonders where every stone has a story to tell. As well as the floors of the rooms in larch recovered, brushed, treated and rested, the floors in terracotta tiles made by hand, one by one, irregular, rugged, yet incredibly warm, or even the old fireplaces, stone walls and stone vaults in the old stables ... strong presences, primitive, by themselves, convey emotions. And so on up to massive load-bearing walls, crooked and size 'awkward' they do lose a lot of space, but it will pay off with their imposing presence softened only by the colors of which are soaked in lime plaster that surround them. Here is the 'skin' of the house, these plasters lime as it was used once, lying deliberately without ruler with small trowel and those soft and rounded corners that create atmospheres particularly striking.

Stone, wood, brick, iron, lime, natural colors, elements preserved and new measures, all designed to create a light atmosphere of relaxation and hospitality where everyone can find space to establish a personal relationship with things, sounds and silences, the simple and humble nature of a place where the earth was the center of a whole system of life that it took and she wore in every form, in every circumstance.

Guests are six rooms, all furnished maintaining the style of old country houses, with private bathroom with shower, wooden floors, larch, large sunny terraces and central heating, some decorated with family furniture and tools tradition peasant. The furniture, different in each room, is the work of local artisans, heirs of the traditional art of wood and iron. Much care has been taken in the choice and in the combination of colors. Constraints historical artistic, as well as respect for the environment, did not allow the installation of the air conditioning system. The premises with thick stone walls are still cool even during the summer. The rooms have suggestive names, suggested by the age-old tradition of winemakers in the family. Each room is named after the grape varieties grown in the Lower Aosta Valley, some of which, of great interest in terms of wine, are strongly risking extinction and survive in a few units.

The heart of the house beats to the heat of the table spread, between the clink of cutlery, the smell of coffee and freshly baked cakes. Breakfast consists mainly of typical Aosta Valley: the melted butter mountain, honey and jams, apple juice, rye bread as well as cured meats and cheeses are an energetic charge healthy start to the day.

Breakfast is served in the space at the beginning of '900 was the primary school of the village. The brick archways in perfect condition have allowed the creation of a very particular with very few decorative elements. Start your day off in the room where a rich breakfast typically local will greet you and in the winter months you will let yourself in the warmth and kidnap by the magic and the smell of crackling wood.

In the warmer months, you will be awakened by the soft singing of the birds, the titmice from joyful chirping of the swallows, by the sounds of nature. We will serve you breakfast in the pergola and to keep you company will be the bright green grass, the rose garden and the scent of herbs. The kitchen will satisfy even the most discerning palates, we will taste sweet wholesome home-cooked on old family recipes.

More Details

lea costabloz
Member since: 2004
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
3 March, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday hotel in Donnas in Aosta Valley

Property Type:
  • hotel
Building Type:
  • chateau / country house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 20 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 20
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Historic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath (no shower)
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Canoe
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Garden ...
  • Parasol
  • Terrace
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Hydrotherapy
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

Donnas: Bed & Breakfast in historic residence sec. XVIII
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Warmth and personal touch

  • 5 of 5

We only stayed one night as we traveled from Milan to Chamonix, but this was a wonderful place to rest. The rooms were decent sizes (we had two triple rooms), but the decor and breakfast are what make this B&B special. Lea feeds you breakfast like you are friends rather than guests. Homemade nutella, jams, bread and butter to start the day. No hot food, but quite an assortment of cheeses, breads and meats to fill you up. The village is worth walking around - see the hydro plant powered by the gorgeous, clear river. Listen to the children playing outside your B&B. Not touristy at all. Good for an overnight visit definitely!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much. Lea
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"Un séjour magnifique dan...

  • 5 of 5

"Un séjour magnifique dans un endroit charmant, au calme. Nous garderons un très bon souvenir de ces vacances Italiennes. Merci aux propriétaires pour leur accueil et leur gentillesse.

A bientôt,"

  • Review Submitted: Jan 14, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2009
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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"A Wonderful house rebuil...

  • 5 of 5

"A Wonderful house rebuilt by Lea and family with authentic raw material. Each room has been decorated with test and patient it is a small museum with a very nice atmosphere."

  • Review Submitted: Dec 21, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2008
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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"Pour notre 1ier voyage e...

  • 5 of 5

"Pour notre 1ier voyage en Italie nous dormons chez Léa.Quel bonheur!Nous sommes conquis par son accueil et le charme de sa belle maison restaurée avec amour et respect des ancêtres .Tout est fait de détails merveilleux.

Nous repartons pour la Toscane,notre 1iere halte sera chez Léa."

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2008
  • Date of Stay: May 2008
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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"Molto comodo per l'autos...

  • 5 of 5

"Molto comodo per l'autostrada; accoglienza e disponibilità eccezionali; camere nuovissime e bellissime; colazione ottima!"

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2008
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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"Tout était parfait : un ...

  • 5 of 5

"Tout était parfait : un très bel endroit, entièrement rénové récemment, donc très bien équipé.

Et la très grande gentillesse de Lea et sa famille font chaud au coeur."

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2008
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday hotel in Donnas, Italy

Rental Basis:
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1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £37 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £9
Stay tax €1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 10 years.

Tassa di soggiorno compresa nel prezzo : no, 0€ base giornaliera per persona
Tariffe scontate in relazione alla durata del soggiorno : no
Acconto alla prenotazione : 30%
Pagamento con: : Carta di Credito, Bonifico bancario

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
la nuit
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
a5 torino aosta
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
200 Kilometres
Car: recommended

At 5 minutes from the exit of Pont Saint Martin (4 km) - Highway turin - Aosta A5 exit pont saint martin. Turn left. Drive about 400 m and at the roundabout turn left towards Aosta. Take the straight for about 2 km, (just after the restaurant Les Caves that you find to your right) where there is a crossing to the left that takes you to the villages beyond the river Dora baltea (Clapey, Outrefer, Montey, Grand Vert and Pramotton). Take the underpass, around the dora baltea and at the mini roundabout turn left towards Grand Vert. After 300 turn left, walk about 1 km, where you can see on the right vs. the small church. Immediately after the intersection for the church, take the ramp on the right, walk about 600 mt: finally you arrived for your convenience and is available to a private car park.

Make day trips:

http: // www. region. vda. en / tourism / lesrandonne1_i. asp?pg = newvisualizza_i. asp & fk_categoria = 82

Do multi-day trek:

http: // www. region. vda. en / tourism / starttrekking_i. asp?pg = newvisualizza_i. asp & fk_categoria = 79

To stretch just a little 'legs ... ..

Donnas: the village and the Roman gate (third Sunday of January: fair wood sant'orso - October grape festival and chestnut festival)

http: // www. region. vda. en / tourism / newvisualizza_i. asp?pk = 382 & ts = locality

Bard: the village and the Fort (Christmas Eve: living nativity scene - mid-October: the marchè au fort)

http: // www. region. vda. en / tourism / newvisualizza_i. asp?pk = 368 & ts = locality

Pramotton Tower: a medieval tower that dominates, from the top of a relief, the plain of Pont-Saint-Martin and the entrance to the Gressoney Valley.

http: // www. region. vda. en / tourism / lesrandonne3_i. asp?pk = 2194 & AIAT = 41 & ts = paths

Torrente outrefer - ro Cignas: great place to swim in the cool water of the river and transparent.

If you like mountain climbing, rafting, air sports, horse riding, climbing golf, fishing, skiing, mountain biking and many other sports ... ..

http: // www. region. vda. en / tourism / sportete_i. asp

If you enjoy the relaxation and well-being of the spa ....

Baths of Pre 'St. Didier: warm waters, waters that flow from the heart of the mountain: http: // www. termedipre. en /

Baths of Saint Vincent: hydroponic care http: // www. saintvincentvda. en / standard. asp?l i = & id = 8

If you enjoy the culture ....

http: // www. region. vda. en / tourism / culture_i. asp

If you pi


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