Villa in Loazzolo, Asti, Piemont, Italy
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About Gabrielle Montgomery
I live with my husband , son and our 2 dogs in England. We fell in love with Italy on our honeymoon and have spend many a holiday exploring and enjoying this wonderful country. But we lost our hearts in Piedmont when we met the most wonderfully piemontese people and ate there wonderful food whilst drinking there gorgeous wine either sparkling or my favourite the Barbarolo red. Piedmont is the unspoiled diamond of Italy green and unspoiled with the mountains on one side and the Italian Riviera on the other.
Gabrielle Montgomery purchased this Villa in 2013
Why Gabrielle Montgomery chose Loazzolo
We fell in love with Casa Dolcettto because of its location, beautiful views. The house is romantically set against the hill and offers plenty of space for old and young with beautiful stone curved ceilings in the kitchen, dining and sitting room. In winter it has the option of open fireplaces (in and outside) and underfloor heating through the whole house making it a perfect property for the whole year round. It is perfect for getting to the skiing slopes or spend a day at the beach whilst enjoying the delicious food and wine on offer.
What makes this Villa unique
The property being in its amazing location gives me the opportunity to unwind. Casa Dolcetto has splendid panoramic views towards the snowtopped Alps and is surrounded by vineyards, inlcuding its own vineyard of which the wine is produced by a local organic farm. A tasting of the wine can be arranged any time either during the day or a stargazed evening in there garden whilst tasting some local dishes.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 2:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Please contact owner when children are very small.
Rubbish to be taken away at the end of holiday. Any breakages to be reported to Alberto.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Very nice house on hilltop
The house, Casa Dolcetto, actually consists of two separate apartments with two bedrooms each, in addition to a third separate bedroom by itself on the side of the house. This was not so clear in the description. Only the main apartment has a kitchen. Some of the beds are on a loft, which is ok for children but maybe not adults. There is no AC, but fans in all bedrooms. All bedrooms have toilets which is good.
The house is situated beautifully on a hilltop in Loazzolo, with winding roads in all directions and several very good wineyard as neighbours. We recommend Isolabella and Forteta Della Luja, both within walking distance, and have fantastic wine tastings.
The house is nicely decorated as it is a proper holiday home that the owners also use. You get to use just about the whole house. The kitchen is very well equipped.
The beds were made when we arrived, and we were met by a local who showed us the house. The house is getting slightly dated, but has a nice Italian charm to it. Being on a hilltop it is a little cooler than further down.
The pool is a chlorine smallish size pool and you have to clean it yourself daily for insects. It is not the biggest of pools. The outside area is very nice with several seating areas. Bring midge spray.
The house is family friendly (but remember it is two separate apartments), there is good and fast internet, and the living room has board games. There are several living rooms.
We had very good dialogue with the owner Gabrielle. All in all a great experience and we would stay there again.
Perfect Place to Relax
Just returned from a fabulous week in Casa Dolcetto. The house was a great space for our two families and very well equipped. It was a treat to have such large comfy beds after our previous week Eurocamping and the views were just stunning. Gabrielle was very helpful before we arrived and Alberto was always around to help whilst we were there, even cooking us an amazing dinner on our final night.
Beautiful villa in perfect location
We have just returned from a wonderful week in Casa Dolcetto and are already planning a return trip for next year.
The house is beautiful and full of character, the views are stunning, and the grounds were the perfect setting for a fabulously relaxing holiday.
Gabrielle was really helpful in the lead up to our trip, and Alberto was very friendly on our arrival.
I would whole-heartedly recommend this property to anyone looking for a peaceful break. Shops or restaurants are a short drive away so it's not for anyone looking for a lively strip of bar and restaurants within walking distance, but for our purposes it was perfect.
We spent a week in this lovely typical italian house in the well known wine region Piemonte. The house is comfortable, clean en form every room you have and a lovely sight. the pool is perfect. We could chose for different places to sit in the lovely gardens with a view on the grapes. The fireplace was brilliant en nice sitting in the evenings. We made nice motortrips to Monaco ands Genua. The small villages in the area are picturesque. A well spent holiday at a lovely place.
A delightful place
We had a wonderful holiday at casa dolcetto. We were four families in this generous place. The experience corresponded to our expectations but we were nevertheless taken by the nice surroundings and the view from the house. The kids loved playing in the pool and the place offered plenty of room for activities for the little ones. Gabrielle was very helpful and responded quickly. We can really recommend the place for anyone who wants a private and quiet holiday in the middle of the beautiful landscape of Piedmont.
Oase der Ruhe und Erholung
Ein sehr großes, weitläufige Anwesen. Perfekt für eine große Gruppe. Wir waren 12 Personen, drei Generationen zwischen 9 Monaten und 75 Jahren.
Das Haus mit seiner traumhaften Lage ist sehr gut für Leute, die entweder eher Ruhe und Erholung am Pool und im Garten suchen, oder wie wir einen Großfamilienurlaub planen. In unmittelbarer sind keine Geschäfte, zum nächsten größeren Ort ( mit einem schönen Wochenmarkt 2x wöchentlich )fährt man 12 bis 15 Minuten.
Sehr gerne wieder!!
Nowhere in Italy compares with Piedmont for travellers looking for a combination of fine wines, gastronomy and beautiful countryside. The area to explore is just an hour's drive down the autostrada from Turin. From Bra, through Alba then Asti, and up to the Monferrato region takes you through a panoply of vineyards producing Italy's greatest red wines - Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera - and whites, from Asti Spumante, Moscato and the little-known Arneis. You can arrange for tours of the cantinas of really famous producers or the more local ones. There is the same choice when it comes to sampling the rich gourmet heritage of Piemont cuisine - remember this is the white-truffle capital of the world.
Furthermore Piemont's beautiful countryside offers you plenty to explore by bike or on foot stopping of for cheap food in one of the many small villages.
The coast and the Italian Rivera is a mere 45 mintues drive away and if further takes your fancy Monaco is 2½ drive away, just in time for lunch.
Either fly to Turin or Genoa which by car is 1 hour 15 min drive or Milan which is a 1.30 hour drive. Please note that due to the rural location of the property a car is recommended.
The town of Bubbio and Canelli (10 minutes drive) have markets on Tuesday and Friday and a variety of shops and restaurants and not to forget wine tasting places. canelli one of the most beautiful towns in Piedmont, encirlced by vineyards that produce the famous Asti Spumante and the wonderfully fruity Moscato dessert wine. In Canelli, explore an elaborate wine cellar known as an “underground cathedral. Furthermore the roman town of Aqua Terme, famous for its hot sulphur springs and Alba the place were Nutella is made, are worth a visit.
Spend time at a hazelnut farm and take a guided tour of the grove. Discover the regal city of Turin with a local guide. Your true taste of Northern Italy awaits!
Piedmont has many beautiful villages and castles and one of those castles worth visiting is The Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi on the outerskirts of Turin is definitely worth a visit either for a summer concert or to explore the museum. A UNESCO World Heritage site, this extravagant building is designed with a towering center with two immense wings that encircle an intricately manicured courtyard. The central reception room of the palace is its crowned jewel - with a 30-foot domed ceiling adorned with elaborate frescos and surrounded by grand windows. In 1919, this estate opened the Museum of Furniture which houses some of the estate’s original furnishings and masterpieces of cabinet making from the region and the House of Savoy.
The Palio de D'Asti, the oldest and most famous bare horse races which take place in September is definetely worth seeing.
Both Torino and Milan have outlet villages if shopping is what you fancy doing for a day. The old Fiat factory is now a shopping centre and where you can also visit the car test course on top of the roof as used in the Italian Job with amazing views of the Alps.