Farmhouse in Vesime, nr. Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy - Wonderful Views, Private Location, 10 Minutes Drive From Shops And Restaurants
About Penel Meredith
We have owned this wonderful house since 2012, having stayed often with a friend who has a house in the next village. We have four children and live outside London near Heathrow. We come regularly for long weekends, and for a longer period in the summer. The house was upgraded and rebuilt about 10 years ago by the Italian businessman we bought if from. He had restored it as a weekend house from Milan. It is very well appointed, with a well-equipped kitchen and wonderful fireplaces and floors. Most of all it is an excellent family house with room for 10 adults. We have enjoyed coming here with friends, and putting them up in the Guest House which is great. In the summer the courtyard and the pool area give the family hugh amounts of space to enjoy the sunshine.
Penel Meredith purchased this Farmhouse in 2012
Why Penel Meredith chose Vesime
We bought the farmhouse in 2012 having visited the area on a number of occasions in recent years, staying with a English family who are old friends and live in the neighbouring village. It is a great part of the world to come to from London, with almost guaranteed good weather in the summer months. The area is lovely, with endless views from the house, and wonderful medieval villages to be discovered. Alba is the main town for us with lots to do. We are about five minutes drive from Vesime, which provides most things, and the supermarkets are about 20 minutes away. The wine of Piemont and the restaurants are excellent value and quality. The nearby vineyards and village bistros are easy to access. There is horseriding, golf and canoeing all within 15 minutes drive.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
The house is a well-converted stone farmhouse, in two buildings. The main building has the kitchen, dining room and living room, with the master bedroom and two further ensuite bathrooms. The guesthouse is only 5 yards away, and has two further ensuite bedrooms. The huge advantage of this is that two families can feel sufficiently independent, whilst both using the same wonderful kitchen and dining room. The main terrace between the two houses is a perfect place for BBQ's and outdoor dining. The grounds are terraced with the swimming pool on a lower level, keeping it slightly away from the house, and having the same wonderful views over the valley and vineyards. There is easy parking, and a church about 200 years away. It is private without being isolated.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
This is a "jewel of a property"! From the first moment I saw this listing I knew it was the right one to celebrate our 70th birthday and 50th anniversary with friends and family. The home was more than enough for 8 adults and 2 children (10&6). Charlotte, who manages the home, was very helpful and made our stay very enjoyable. The location is perfect for exploring the Piemonte countryside and is exciting to get to with all the twisty turny roads that makes Italy famous. The entire house was comfortable and modern and I am sure it has a number of great stories within "it's bones". One of the best parts of the home is the pool/barbecue area. What a great way to unwind after a day of pasta making, wine tasting or exploring hill top towns. The owners were delightful to deal with and very accomodating. Our stay at this location will bring back many great memories for my wife and I
We are so delighted that you had such a wonderful holiday and loved our home as much as we do. You were certainly a hit with our neighbours too!
With very best wishes
Penel and Richard
a fantastic Italian holiday
A lovely farmhouse, great kitchen, incredible views across the Langhe area, beautiful gardens and the swimming pool which was kept very clean on a weekly basis. We enjoyed the nearby villages and towns finding a friendly bar in San Stephano Belbo and a great ice cream cafe in Canelli. Alba is a lovely place to explore with pedestrianised streets in the centre - nice to sit there in the early evening to watch the 'passigiata'! Asti is equally interesting and has good train connections to Turin and Milan. If you love wine and Italian food this is the area for you.
The farm house, accommodation, location, views and friendly, hospitable people left us speechless. It is a beautiful place to stay and a short drive can get you to shops, quaint villages, beaches, mountains... and stunning views of the immediate area and of the magnificent Alps ... the Matterhorn included.
It is great for exploring out or for staying put and enjoying the atmosphere of the house,garden.pool and... hammock!
Fantastisk hus med den vildeste udsigt over Piedmont’s smukke natur.
Vi har haft en fantastisk ferie i dette dejlige hus! Sikke en udsigt, natur og italiensk autencitet på alle måder!
Rene badeværelser, senge og linned ligeså.
Naturen er sublim og udsigten fåes ikke bedre! Køkkenet har ALT og inspirerer til at lave lækre gastronomiske retter.
Pool området er skønt, rent og et kæmpe plus med poolbar, køl og fryseskab samt glas m.m nede ved poolen.
Vi havde en super god oplevelse med pasta kurset hos Carmen, klart at anbefale! Huset er ideelt til at være 2-3 familier/par og rummer plads til alle med mulighed for privatliv.
Alt i alt en luksus oplevelse i særklasse! Alle pengene værd.
Vi kommer tilbage!
Ferienhaus für 10 Personen mit schönem Außenbereich (Pool) und spektakulärem Blick
Die Anfahrtsbeschreibung war leider nicht sehr gut.
Die Räumlichkeiten sind für 10 Personen gut geeignet.
Die Sauberkeit in Küche! und auch in den Zimmern und Bädern (Toiletten, Siphons der Waschbecken) ließ sehr zu wünschen übrig, sodass wir alles, was gebraucht wurde, reinigen bzw. putzen mussten. Die Vermieterin hat dies sehr bedauert und uns dafür finanziell entschädigt. Betten und Bettwäsche waren sauber.
Tischtennisplatte ist nicht vorhanden.
Durchweg positiv zu bewerten ist der gepflegte Außenbereich, der schöne Pool und die traumhafte Aussicht.
We were very sorry to read this review.
In 6 years of renting out our home for holidays we have always done our very best to provide all the comforts of a family home in a rural setting.
Over the years we have received countless lovely messages from people who have had wonderful holidays and have enjoyed our home and community as much as we do. We have never before had any complaints.
As mentioned in the review, we were very distressed to learn that you felt that the kitchen was not clean enough and immediately offered to re clean it. We also provided financial compensation by way of goodwill.
Going forward we will continue to do our best to provide a comfortable and well equipped home and hope that our visitors enjoy their stay.
Special interest holidays:
There is excellent walking from the house. There are a number of cookery and wine expert courses nearby. The Alba Truffle Festival in October attracts many visitors. The Carnival in Asti in September is a wonderful occasion.
The Ligurian coast is about 1.2 hour away with lovely beaches and harbours. There is a lovely beach at Celle Ligure about 60 kms away. The centre of the Italian Riviera, Portofino is about 1.5 hours drive. In France, Nice is around 2 hours drive.
The area is well served with airports with two airports in Milan (Linate, Malpensa) and airports in Turin and Genoa. Nice Airport is 2.5 hours away. The ski slopes are about 1.5 hours away in the winter months.
Vesime is 5 minutes drive and Cossano Belbo 10 minutes drive. Both provide weekly markets, bars, banks and local shops. There are several good restaurants in Cossano. Alba is 40 minutes drive with excellent shopping, a Saturday market and wonderful restaurants. There are great supermarkets and shopping in Aqui Terme and Canelli which are 20 minutes drive. There are numerous vineyards selling wine in the local area.
At least 4 great and simple local restaurants around 10 minutes drive, with wonderful high class restaurants about 25 mins drive. A wonderful place for eating!