FAMILY HOME with AVAILABILITY UPON REQUEST
An elegant tastefully restored farmhouse with pool and splendid uninterrupted views situated on the outskirts of Odalengo Piccolo, Piemonte. Elegant, comfortable, and charmingly Italian, Cascina Dorato welcomes you all year round to discover the secrets of this wine and gastronomic paradise. Cascina Dorato is in the heart of truffle woods of the Monferrato, surrounded by vineyards and within easy reach of Moncalvo, Asti and Casale Monferrato, the historic capital of the area. Cascina Dorato is a place for all seasons. Each of them have a particular character and charm with colours of the surrounding countryside evolving like a kaleidoscope. The Cascina always feels comfortable and welcoming, cool in the summer and snug in the winter. Whether you sit under the wisteria on one of the outside terraces during a hot spell or in front of a log fire in the winter you will certainly leave having had a rich, fulfilling Italian experience. An underfloor heating system throughout the house makes Cascina Dorato a very comfortable place to be during the colder months of the year when brisk outdoor activities may be the norm for guests. For those relaxing moments there is also a music room with grand piano and a beautiful and well stocked library with an extensive DVD and CD collection as well as International recipe books. A spacious first floor living area, also with a grand piano, provides guests with another quiet area away from the main entertaining rooms.
The Cascina is spacious and comfortably hosts families and friends. There are six bedrooms including two master bedrooms with double shower facilities, three double rooms, one of which has a double bed, and one single bedroom. All bedrooms have en-suite facilities
There is ample parking space.
A 'Barbeque with a View' is a very attractive and useful feature of the Cascina during the summer months.
Rather than list every object or utensil in the house, it is fair to say that Cascina Dorato is fully equipped and that anything, within reason, can be supplied upon request.
From this rental period and, until further notice, we have decided to leave the 'Pantry' open for guests to use bearing in mind that the contents are both useful to guests and personal at the same time to the owners. It will give another dimension to those who enjoy cooking and entertaining. The dining room can seat twelve comfortably but more intimate dinners usually take place in the kitchen where eight guests is the maximum.
During the summer months the terrace area outside the library is ideal for lunches, covered in shady wisteria and with a breeze that regularly arrives around three o'clock!
Another two seating areas are located in front of the house and the dining table by the pool has seating for 12. Pool towels and a sunbed cover will be provided for each guest along with all bathroom towels and bed linen for the week.
It is important to note that at the end of each week there is a charge for cleaning the house even during a rental period that extends beyond one week. The fee for this is Euros 250 to guests and is subsidised by the owners and payable on arrival. There is a cautionary deposit of Euros 400.
Bedrooms can be changed at anytime guests would like to refresh their accommodation at the additional charge of 30 euros for the double rooms and 15 euros for single rooms. Contact the Housekeeper should you require this service.
To make your stay as pleasant and effortless as possible, we will be only too pleased to help you organise any extras that are not included in the rental fee (we have the contacts and will happily put you in touch with them).
There is an Information Booklet available to you on your arrival about the Cascina and the local attractions, restaurants, cultural events etc - this is updated regularly.
'Check in' is listed in the Rules and Policies section of the site as 4.00 pm simply to ensure that, in the case of guests leaving on the same day as others arrive, our Housekeeping Team have time to prepare the Cascina to the high standard that we expect for our guests. There is no problem if you arrive earlier but please be aware that in some cases you may have to wait for access to the Cascina. You may use the pool area and toilet facilities will be provided. Drinks etc will be served.
IMPORTANT NOTE : USE OF POOL: Please note that the use of the pool is at the rentees' own risk and that the owners accept no responsibility or liability of whatever kind.