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Piemonte - Asti - FONTANILE


RECEPTIVE STRUCTURE (CIR CODE: 00505400006). Villa Contessa Chiara is located in Fontanile, in Piedmont, in the beautiful countryside of Monferrato, an area rich in old borghi and castles which, between one hill and another, dominate extensive vineyards where fine wines are produced, thanks to the nourishment of a generous land, also a treasure trove of highly-scented “diamonds”: truffles. The large, two-floor plastered villa of 700 sq m is embellished by the three patios where the elements of the brick columns, that support the beautiful sloping roofing with exposed tiles, stand out. In harmony with the warm colours of the terrain and landscape of the territory of Monferrato, the wood and terracotta characterise the interior furnishings of the villa where the prevailing classic-style accessories blend perfectly with the more modern elements of design, offering guests a high standard of aesthetics and comfort for a memorable vacation. From the large windows of the living rooms and bedrooms, the enchanting views of the hills, vineyards and the park itself refresh the spirit and complete the furnishings of the villa with the true artwork designed by Mother Nature. In the luxuriant 1-hectare park surrounding the villa is the Club House adjacent to the large swimming pool and the regulation-size, synthetic grass tennis court which can be transformed into a five-a-side football pitch. A real corner of paradise for those who dream of a holiday dedicated to games, sports and fun in the open air, with all facilities at their disposal, and then ending up the day's activities with a relaxing sauna before having a festive barbecue in the large patio of the Club House. Just a few minutes away, in Fontanile, Mombaruzzo and Nizza Monferrato, the latter recognised throughout the world as the "Capital of Barbera", all services and shops can be found to satisfy those who wish to spend their holidays in the enchanting environment of Tenuta Contessa Chiara.


The main entrance leads to a large living room, with fireplace, from the centre of which two steps lead to the dining room connected on one side to the kitchen and to the other side to the reading room. In the living room, near the fireplace, is a door leading to the sleeping area composed of a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with jacuzzi and two doubles sharing a bathroom with shower. A guest bathroom completes the sleeping area which, at the end of the corridor, has an independent entrance from the park. On either side of the living room, two staircases wind symmetrically up to the first floor with a large sitting room with fireplace and an area used as a study, beyond which you come to a twin bedroom with 2 joinable queen size beds, a walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi. Going back through the study and sitting room, a corridor with built-in wardrobes leads to the sleeping area with a single bederoom with en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi, a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with jacuzzi, a twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower, and finally a double bebdroom and a twin bedroom (with joinable beds) sharing a bathroom with shower. At the end of the corridor is an enchanting internal balcony, overlooking the large living room below, and from which one of the two identical and symmetrical staircases leads back down to the living room on the ground floor. Here, a laundry room and a guest bathroom are located near the stairs that descend to the large basement with a billiard table. In the park, near the swimming pool and tennis court, is the large, 250 sq m Club House with a big central patio, with brazier, tables and chairs, on one side of which is a fully-equipped kitchen with adjoining pantry and a room with table and chairs and, on the other side, a changing room, sauna, two showers and two toilets.


Once past the automatic gate, a paved driveway descends for about 60 metres between the first planted lawns of the park and leads to a large open area where cars can be parked. A stone walkway leads to the main door of the villa, in front of a large lawn. Trees and flowers colour this corner of the park which will enchant you while consuming breakfast or lunch in the shade of the patio. The park extends all around the villa, opening onto large green areas with lush trees offering welcome oases of shade. In particular, the south-facing part slopes gently down towards the regulation-size synthetic grass tennis court and the big 220 sq m) swimming pool, surrounded by a large solarium. This area of the park is dominated by the large Club House with a 50 sq m central patio, equipped with a brazier, table and chairs, which separates a large kitchen from the area with changing rooms, bathrooms and sauna. Please notice that photos are taken in spring, therefore flower blossoming, and the colours of the gardens' grass could be different at the moment of your arrival at the villa.

Swimming Pool:

Tiled and measuring 22 x 10 m with a depth between 1,30 and 3,50 m, the swimming pool of Villa Contessa Chiara allows you to swim properly rather than just bathing as in other traditional residential pools. Part of the pool is shallow to allow safe bathing for children and less experienced swimmers. On the large tiled area around the pool, between one dip and another, you can relax on comfortable sunbeds and deck chairs, under shady umbrellas, and in the adjacent Club House, with its large kitchen and fully-equipped patio, with the changing rooms, sauna and outdoor shower, you can make use of any service throughout the day. The pool is available from the last Saturday of May to the first Saturday of October.


The tennis court, located in a parallel position to the swimming pool which is about 25 m away from it and adjacent to the changing rooms of the Club House, is made of green synthetic material, has regular size with corridors for doubles matches, fenced off, unlit. The availability of two doors can make it a soccer field.

Pets: Yes, small size. € 50,00 per animal per week
Handicap: Uncertified structure
Fenced-in property: No
Amenities and Features
  • air conditioning
  • satellite TV
  • internet Wi-fi connection
  • bluetooth speaker
  • dishwasher
  • microwave
  • kettle
  • american coffee machine
  • moka italian coffee machine
  • espresso coffee machine
  • toaster
  • washing machine
  • ironing and iron board
  • baby cot
  • high chair
  • hairdryer
  • biliard
  • ping pong table
  • barbecue
  • tennis court
  • sauna

Location and distances

Villa Contessa Chiara, set in a panoramic and tranquil position among the vineyards of the Monferrato hills, can be easily reached by car via the A26 motorway from the Alessandria Sud exit (21 km), by train from the Mombaruzzo station (1.5 km ) or by bus from the stop in the village of Fontanile (2.5 km). Fontanile is only 15 minutes away and can be reached with a pleasant walk along the crest of a hill from where you can admire an extraordinary panorama of the entire north-western Alpine Arc, with the peaks of Monviso, Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn and Monte Rosa. Mombaruzzo (3.5 km), has a railway station and is famous for its "amaretti", a confectionery speciality whose recipe has been handed down for centuries. In Nizza Monferrato (11 km), recognised throughout the world as the "Capital of Barbera", you will find all main services: hospital, supermarkets, shops and restaurants and, every third Sunday of the month, the Antique Market which, with its 350 exhibitors, takes place in the main square. Acqui Terme (15 km) is a charming spa resort already renowned in Roman times for its steaming waters. Asti (35 km), with its towers scattered among the districts and borghi, its Baroque churches and buildings, its imposing 19th century porticoes and various glimpses of beautiful Art Nouveau style. Here, on the first Sunday of September, the traditional Palio di Asti takes place, with the first certain historical records dating back to 1275. In the vicinity of the villa are numerous cooperative wineries and agricultural estates where you can get to know, taste and buy the fine local wines: from Barbera to Ruchè, Grignolino, Freisa, Bracchetto, Moscato and Asti Spumante.

Airport: Genova 94 Km, Torino 127 Km, Linate 134, Malpensa 148 Km
Train station: Mombaruzzo 1,6 km
Highways: Comeing from Milano and from Genova: highway A26 exit Alessandria Sud 21 Km; Comeing from Torino: highway A33 exit SP 456 del Turchino 35 Km
Shops and services: Fontanile 900 m
Beaches: Ligurian Sea 125 km
Parking: Inside the property
Access roads: Paved up to the entrance gate
Attractions within 100 km: Nizza Monferrato 10 Km, Acqui Terme 15 Km, Castello di Belangero 30 Km, Asti 35 Km, Alba 50 km, Torino 97 Km, Genova 100 Km
Altitude: 230 slm


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From to
1/7/2023 4/29/2023 2,835.00
4/29/2023 5/27/2023 3,465.00
5/27/2023 7/1/2023 4,655.00
7/1/2023 7/15/2023 6,955.00
7/15/2023 8/19/2023 8,550.00
8/19/2023 8/26/2023 6,955.00
8/26/2023 9/30/2023 4,655.00
9/30/2023 12/16/2023 2,835.00
12/16/2023 1/6/2024 4,655.00
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1/6/2024 4/27/2024 4,500.00
4/27/2024 5/25/2024 5,500.00
5/25/2024 6/29/2024 7,000.00
6/29/2024 7/13/2024 8,400.00
7/13/2024 8/17/2024 9,500.00
8/17/2024 8/31/2024 8,400.00
8/31/2024 9/28/2024 7,000.00
9/28/2024 12/21/2024 4,500.00
12/21/2024 1/4/2025 7,000.00

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The price does not include:

  • electricity (€ 150,00/week in low season and May - € 250,00/week in medium season - € 350,00/week in high and peak season), mandatory extra cleaning when animals are present (€ 50,00 per animal per week), tourism tax (where applicable).

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