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Roatto: The Professor's Home

People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
chateau / country house
People
10
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday chateau / country house in Simonetti

Nice large house plenty of our family memorabilia, 4 bedrooms, garden

The Professor’s House was built on a hilltop by our great grandfather in various steps between 1890 and 1920. It is a traditional Piedmontese farmhouse, which was refurbished and modernized over the decades without overlooking the distinctive traits of country life: the hayloft, the big shed for the tools at the back, the large pavement for agricoltural work at the front. The thick brick walls keep the house cool even in the hottest summers, making air conditioning unnecessary; during the winter central heating is provided by a methane boiler; there are also two fireplaces, one in the kitchen and one in the living room, and the wood-burning stove can be used for heating as well as for cooking.The house rests on a large cellar, that hosts our tiny wine production. The rooms are large, each of them measuring about 30 square metres. An ADSL WiFi router covers all rooms, and a PC is dedicated to you, like the Petrof upright piano yearly tuned on 440Hz. In the house you will find hundreds of books in Italian, English, French, Latin and Greek. Two television set are available, one is connected to a satellite dish for free-to-air TV channels, as for a classical stereo turntable with vinile and a CD reader.

Those wishing to take a deeper plunge into real country life can take part in the seasonal activities, such as fruit picking, grape and hazelnut harvest, wine-making, or help tend to the vegetable garden. Kids, too, can have a wonderful time at the house: they can play inside (see the “Puppet Show Room” in the photo gallery section) and outside, and have fun in the sandbox, the twin swing and the above-ground swimming pool we set up during the good season. 

We live in Asti and are always at hand to provide tips and advice to help our guests make the most of their stay! 

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Angelo Porta
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 April, 2016

About Angelo Porta

Computer Engineer, WW company employee, often working abroad.

Angelo Porta purchased this chateau / country house in 1900

Why Angelo Porta chose Asti

This was our family home for over a century, our parents put in the house all the money they had; now we rent it out as temporary residence to selected guests looking for a viable alternative to hotels and B&B because we want to kep the house and surroundings in the best possible way.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

The Professor’s House was built on top of a hill by our great grandfather in various steps between 1890 and 1920. It is a traditional Piedmontese farmhouse, which was refurbished and modernized over the decades without overlooking the distinctive traits of country life: the hayloft, the big shed for the tools at the back, the large pavement for agricoltural work at the front.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

Roatto: The Professor's Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
5

Everything we expected!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house and location and very helpful owner. Antique furnishings and old world atmosphere but with all modern conveniences. Just as we like it.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The location was prefect ...

  • 5 of 5

The location was prefect for wine touring and getting to know the Piedmonte region. Angelo was welcoming and accomodating helping us find dinner our first night - no easy task due to our late arrival - at a wonderful place with reasonable prices and excellent food. The house was fully equipped, a historical treasure trove that we were thrilled to get stay in and our stay was truly a vacation. Angelo shared his family history and the history of the area making us feel at home. He directed us to services, local markets and sightseeing of interest. We could ask no more of a host.

Our only request would be newer beds but I think as rather soft Americans we may expect too much! The rooms were beautifully furnished and we were thrilled to have a computer and wi-fi access to touch base with our families at home. The supply of reading material was endless and varied - a bonus for us book lovers. We would highly recommendation the accomodations and the area!

We saw so much of the region without having to venture very many miles any direction.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

"The house was beautiful,...

  • 5 of 5

"The house was beautiful, surounding was amazing.

the kids liked the swimming pool very much.

Beacause the house was on the top of the hill, you realy have a beautiful view of the landscape.

Further on the owner Angelo P. speaks very good english, and we got a lot of information about the neighbourhood. When you are traveling with a big family or 2 families, I realy recommend this house"

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

"My family and I had grea...

  • 5 of 5

"My family and I had great time in the Professor's house in Roatto, near Asti. The house and garden are wonderful for kids; ours loved exploring the many rooms and playing in the garden. The owner, Angelo, went out of his way to be hospitable and helpful with tips for restaurants and sightseeing in the area. The local alimentari has great cold cuts and wine, while the nearest agriturismo (Crotin) has wonderful Piedmontese food.

We would love to go back."

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

"A lot of effort has been...

  • 5 of 5

"A lot of effort has been taken to keep and restore the house and furniture thus giving it a lot of character. A huge collection of books. Mr. A. speaks excellent english and guided us keenly and welcomed us with a huge italian food hamper! Thanks for that. We had a great stay.

Mamta"

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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ligney, belgique
5

magnifique séjour en famille!

  • 5 of 5

Magnifique maison de famille avec toutes les commodités! Convient parfaitement pour familles nombreuses avec enfants en bas âge. Cette maison est un véritable musée et nous transporte à une autre époque. Elle est remplie de souvenirs. Il en émane une atmosphère très sereine et conviviale. Immense terrain qui regorge d'arbres fruitiers, vignes, potager, arbres en fleurs... le seul petit bémol fut les moustiques en grand nombre cette année et les guêpes attirées par la piscine. Très belles villes à visiter Torino, Milano, Genova, Asti, Alba, Lago d'Orta.... Propriétaire très disponible. Petite épicerie très sympa en bas de la rue. Bref, de merveilleuses vacances! :) Grazie Angelo!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Un grand merci pour l'appréciation de la "Casa del Professore"; ceci nous aide à continuer à ouvrir la maison pour tous les touristes qui aiment la campagne et l'atmosphère ancienne. Cette année il y a beaucoup de moustiques dans la région en raison de la météo défavorable, ce qui explique pourquoi nous avons aussi des moustiquaires à toutes les fenêtres de la maison; nous avons éliminé le nid de guêpes près de la piscine. Un grand merci également par les propriétaires de la petite épicerie. Nous espérons vous revoir bientôt!
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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Turin Caselle International Airport
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Roatto main square
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Villafranca-Cantarana
Nearest Motorway
18 Kilometres
Asti or Villanova
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Pro-loco di Roatto
Car: necessary

Roatto is a small village near Alba and Asti; you will find around many interesting places, restaurants and churces (we can advise, if you like). The house is surrounded by our hazelnut trees, green fields, a wineyard and a vegetable garden. A very good butcher's and grocer's shop is at walking distance, and all services (supermarket, railway station, two banks and so on) are only 3 miles from the house.

Some trip suggestion from the house:

- Mombarone (near Asti) old underground houses photo tour

- Valleandona (near Asti) Pliocene marine fossil outcrop and a fossil sanctuary

- Birth house of St. John Bosco at 10KM from the house

- Cisterna d'Asti: old rural civilization museum

- more than 20 Romanic churches or chapels around Roatto

- Asti (18KM): medium-age town, many towers and churces

- Alba (30KM): Nice town, famous for truffles and Ferrero Nutella production; many villages around Alba are now inside a Unesco World Heritage site.

- spectacular landscapes from the hills going to Alba

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Simonetti, Piedmont

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£405
for 7 nights
£405
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Tariffe scontate in relazione alla durata, Tariffe in funzione del numero di persone, Richiesto supplemento per il riscaldamento in base alla stagione, Consegna delle chiavi da parte del Proprietario non presente in loco,

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Simonetti in Piedmont

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Vintage room, facing north - 1 Double Bed , Double bed and furnitures dated 1955. Wool mattress
    Puppet theater room, facing south - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , A double bed and two single beds, spring mattress
    Master bedroom, facing south - 2 Single Bed , Twin beds dated 1950; furniture dates 1930; wool mattress
    The Old room, facing north - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1900 french double bed, single bed, swing cot. Wool mattress
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis

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