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Elegant and tastefully restored free-standing farmhouse in Piemonte with pool

Bedrooms 6
Space 6,135 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

6 Bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, sleeps 11; pool 11x5 meters


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.

More Details

Gregory Wright
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, Italian
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Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
11 April, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Now I have time to say thank you very much for our beautiful vacation in your house. The villa lived up to my expectation.

Our holiday was excellent. Many thanks.
Jan 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Odalengo Piccolo in Province of Alessandria

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 6135 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Pets are not allowed on sofas or beds. Use Perspex panel behind cooking facility to avoid marking the wall. Use the lights sensibly to avoid waste.
  • Remove rubbish daily. Housekeeper has access to the pantry for administrative duties and daily watering of the garden.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , closed if occupancy is 7 or less
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , closed if occupancy is 7 or less
  • All bathrooms are en suite and and have been recently tastefully decorated. All showers have large 'rain shower' heads and modern fittings. Bathroom 1 has a central bath where you can lie and admire the beautiful countryside.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • All bedrooms have wardrobes, tables, chairs and reading lamps. They also have underfloor heating (as has the entire house), making them extremely comfortable in autumn and winter. Most bedrooms have one or two balconies and stunning uninterrupted views. Each room has its own stylish character and privacy.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 20 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Dogs allowed, no cats. Most things can be arranged upon request


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Elegant and tastefully restored free-standing farmhouse in Piemonte with pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Amazing country house with large garden

  • 5 of 5

What can you say about a vacation home that is almost too perfect to be true? Let me give it a try: Our group of 10 felt like kings and queens! The house has a large backyard providing beautiful views over the surrounding hills. It is not only beautifully furnished but very comfortable due to its generous layout with a very spacious kitchen, a beautiful dining room, library, living room, music room (with a grand piano!), and 6 upstairs bedrooms each with its own bathroom. There is so much space in the house that it never felt crowded even with 10 people staying in it. Want to have your private yoga session? No problem. Want to practice your dormant piano skills? Not a problem either. Love to cook like a chef? We prepared the most elaborate meals in the well equipped kitchen and even made our own jams and tarts with the sweetest plums from the fruit trees on the property. In order to make it even more perfect, there was a well tended vegetable patch with ripe tomatoes, lettuce and herbs for us to enjoy. Adding to the perfect outdoor setting were the large pool with non-chlorinated water, the barbecue and different seating areas with parasols. Mauro and Paola, a super friendly couple who take care of the house, came by several times during our stay with perfect peaches from their orchard, an additional highlight for all the foodies in our group.

The owner of this house is most generous with his tenants. Thank you, Andrew, for letting us stay in your Piedmont treasure!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cascina Dorato is a beautiful and peaceful villa

  • 5 of 5

Ten of us had a wonderful time at this villa in June. The gardens and pool exceeded our expectations and the villa was beautiful. We found that this was a very spacious house with a number of sitting areas and both shady and sunny spots in the gardens, which were very well maintained.

We were able to do some lovely walks from the door of the villa into the hills around with great views. We enjoyed trips to local restaurants and the near-by town of Moncalvo has a market on Thursdays and some good shops for meat and fish etc.

We would recommend this house to other large groups looking for a touch of luxury and plenty of space.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic villa for the whole family.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here from 27-07 for a week with a family of 12 to celebrate our parents 50th anniversary. Great house, everything you could possibly want is there. Great pool, very large kitchen and 6 bedrooms all with their own bathroom. The very friendly housekeeper Mauro and his wife passed by every day to look after the pool and garden.

Last day we enjoyed a lunch at Fabio's restaurant Tuais, just a couple of km's from the house. Really great!!

I would very much recommend this house.

We had a wonderful stay.

Only negative one can think of is the mosquito's which prevented us from staying outside all evening.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautifully Restored Villa Charms Us All.

  • 5 of 5

Cascina Dorato was the perfect place to celebrate a 70th birthday with 9 classy ladies. The views and amenities were a joy to experience as well as the charming and helpful care takers, Mauro and Paola. This large jewel of a home is hidden from the street creating quite a bucolic surprise when you discover the rolling hills, vineyards, colorful gardens and pool on its shuttered backside. The grounds were beautifully maintained as well as the interior. We really appreciated the fully stocked large kitchen complete with modern appliances, giant rustic farm table and even spices. We shopped at the local Penny Market and prepared most of our meals at the villa. The floor plan was ideal with all 6 bedrooms upstairs each with its own bathroom. We took advantage of every amenity including dining under the pergola, wifi, laundry facility, library and games by the pool.

During our stay we did day trips to Lake Como and Alba. We also took a train from Asti to Cinque Terra and visited the villages by boat, foot and train. We spent one afternoon lunching and shopping in the local town of Moncalvo. Out last night we enjoyed a personalized dinner made by chef Fabio in his charming Tuais Restaurant a few miles away. .......Highly recommend this villa and the stunning countryside for a rural escape into Italian paradise.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Piemonte heaven

  • 5 of 5

Our time in Odelango Piccolo was just perfect...The villa was spotless, and had everything needed to be on holiday...the kitchen was wonderfully equipped and the bedrooms and bathrooms were furnished impeccably. Mauro, the caretaker, was a wonder!....We all had such a lovely time, and look forward to a return trip....Piemonte is a perfect place to see the Belissima Italia....without all the crowds!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2011
  • Date of Stay: June 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Asti or Vercelli
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Casale Monferrato
Car: necessary

Odalengo Piccolo is a village in the Monferrato region of Italy near the medieval town of Moncalvo, located in the lush foothills of the Alps which rise from the rice fields of the Po valley. It is surrounded by vineyards, truffle forests, hilltop villages and Castles steeped in history. It is in walking distance from a local family run trattoria and a short drive to several excellent Piemontese restaurants. Close to the house lies the property of one of the largest wine producers of the area where an excellent Barbera and Grignolino can be purchased amongst other wines. The house is well located for daily visits to Milan, Turin, Asti and Genova all of which offer a wide range of cultural opportunities. Turin for example has one of the finest Egyptology Museums in the world. The 'Venaria', the ex Summer Palace of the Royal Family, hosts International Exhibitions throughout the year.

The area is perfect for walking and cycling. During the winter season, Sestriere is a popular destination for skiing and the Aosta Valley is approximately an hour and fifteen minutes away offering a wide range of resorts.

There are many village festivals taking place during the summer which offer an insight into the local culture and traditions.

For those who are keen concert - goers, there is a very popular weekly Chamber Concert series held in various local venues during the summer months up to November.

An Information Booklet about the house and all types of activities, restaurants, museums, concerts etc will be available on arrival to assist in the planning of your stay in Cascina Dorato. Please remember that we are only a telephone call away


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Odalengo Piccolo, Piedmont

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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £348.59

Please note that there is a charge to guests of Euros 250 for cleaning at the end of each week. This is subsidised by the owners and is payable on arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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