Experience endless vineyard views from this wonderful home set in a Barolo producing wine estate in the glorious Langhe hills of Piedmont.
Named after one of Piedmont’s famous red grape varieties, Villa Barbera offers old-fashioned romance and true character in spectacular surroundings. It can be found at the far end of a picturesque borgo featuring three other houses and a heated swimming pool, backing on to the handsome vines.
The owners have filled this abode with beautiful furnishings giving Villa Barbera an old-fashioned yet elegant vibe. There’s a great sense of charm with a fireplace in one of the two living areas, traditional wood beams and other pretty touches such as the antique mirror and roll-top bath in one of the bathrooms, not to mention the balconies and terraces that make the most of the far-reaching vistas. Of course, all four of the villas feature state-of-the-art appliances such as the...
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Outdoor Dining Area: Private
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Villa Barbera is part of a beautiful wine estate, one of four villas in a borgo set amongst vineyards in the heart of the Piedmont region, just 9km from the idyllic town of Alba. You can take walks through the estate’s Barolo producing vineyards and hazelnut groves, reaching an altitude of 300m where you can gaze at yet more glorious landscapes of the Langhe hills. It’s no surprise that this area has recently acquired UNESCO World Heritage status. This wine estate is one of four owned by the winery, which is around a 45-minute drive away and well worth a visit for wine connoisseurs. The nearest village with a small handful of restaurants and wineries is 2km away – if you don’t mind the hills you can walk there in under half an hour. Another village, around 5km by car, is home to further amenities such as a grocery store and pharmacy. Many of the local villages and towns also host wonderful Farmer’s markets, a great way to pick up fresh fruit and vegetables as well as regional cheeses and meats. Look out for markets in La Morra (6km), Gallo (6km), Alba (9km) and Bra (11km). Most of the visitors to the Piedmont are drawn to the many wine-tasting opportunities – this wine region produces the largest number of DOCG wines, the best quality you can get according to Italian law. The borgo’s concierge can help arrange vineyard and winery visits for you, especially as many of the traditional wineries require appointments (with plenty of advance notice at certain times of year such as October). As well as sampling the Barolo and Barbaresco labels of the Langhe hills, also look out for many excellent wine-makers in the Roero and Monferrato wine regions. Another great highlight of Piedmont is the food – this is where slow-cooking originated from so take your time over delicious meals whether dining in traditional osterie or upmarket Michelin starred restaurants. Some of the cuisine you are likely to see on the menu includes Piemontese beef, tajarin pasta, home-made agnolotti, hazelnut based desserts and the most famous speciality of all, white truffles from Alba. Indeed, Alba is known to be the centre of gastronomy in this area and truffle-hunting can be arranged in the autumnal months. When not making the most of the food and wine, take time to get to know this relaxed and beautiful area. Visit medieval villages, many with historic castles, cycle through the countryside, follow walking trails through the vineyards or spend rainy days visiting museums in local towns. For a complete change of scene, spend the day in Turin (69km), the first capital of Italy and nowadays a city that has been transformed in many ways since hosting the 2006 Winter Olympics. Admire its historic sights and riverfront setting or get a feel of its vibrant cultural scene, not to mention yet more opportunities for excellent food and wine.
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Payment and Cancellation - 90 Day Policy
- Guests may cancel for free provided that: (1) cancellation is within 48-hours of reservation request, and (2) reservation request was made at least 10 days before arrival.
- 90 days or less prior to arrival: Guests pay 100% at time of reservation.
- More than 90 days before arrival: Guests pay 50% at time of reservation (non-refundable), the remaining 50% will be charged 90 days prior to arrival.
- For guests paying with points: 100% of payment will be deducted at time of reservation, once booking is verified within 48 hours.
- 90 days or less prior to arrival: No refund issued, unless ‘Grace Period’ applies.
- More than 90 days before arrival: initial 50% payment is forfeited; the remaining 50% will not be charged.
- For guests paying with points more than 90 days before arrival: 50% of points taken are forfeited; the remaining 50% will be refunded within 5-10 business days.
- Security deposit : €1000 paid via bank transfer to the owner (or charged to client’s credit card by the owner) one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
- Arrival time : 4.00 p.m.
- Departure time : 10.00 a.m.
- Energy costs included? : Yes.
- Heating costs included? : Yes.
- Linen & towels included? : Yes.
- End of stay cleaning included? : Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
- Pool opening dates? : The pool is open approximately March to end-November. Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
- Pool heating charge? : No. The pool is due to be heated from March 2021. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
- Pool towels included? : Yes.
- Minimum stay : 3 nights.
- Changeover day : Flexible.
- Pets welcome? : Small well-behaved pets may be accepted on request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
- Smoking Allowed? : Outside only.
- Tax : Italian Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
- Other Ts and Cs : Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.
- Other Ts and Cs : A cot, high chair, baby bath and changing table are available upon request.
- Insurance : Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
- Internet access? : Wi-Fi internet access included.
- Other Ts and Cs : Villa Barbera sleeps up to 7 guests. Two extra guests may sleep on a sofa-bed, on request only and subject to a supplement.