VILLA LA ROMANTICA 14

Piemonte - Alessandria - GROGNARDO

Description:

PRIVATE STRUCTURE (lease only - CIR CODE: 00608400001; 00608400002; 00608400003). Villa La Romantica is located among the splendid hills of Monferrato, in the heart of the little town of Grognardo. It consists of three independent units: the main building or "Villa del Vescovo", an elegant residence built around 1630, with extensions that over the course of the centuries have led to the current surface area of approximately 900 sq m, and the two structures built in 1820, not far from the main building, used at the time as stables and staff quarters and from which the two annexes have today been created, maintaining their original plain character. The recent preservative restoration interventions, carried out in the large bedrooms and halls of the 17th century residence, have restored splendour to the old floors, vaulted ceilings and frescoes which today coexist in harmony with the decoration and rooms specifically created for ascetic and meditative practices. The large cellar in the basement, with its beautiful arches and exposed-stone walls and currently used as a characteristic dining room with adjoining tasting bar, was used until 1980 as a cellar for the production of wine for the town of Grognardo. The garden, which covers an area of approximately 2,300 sq m, is protected by a continuous, 3,5 m high wall and by lush vegetation which give the property privacy and tranquillity so that guests can freely enjoy the beautiful swimming pool, the solarium and the various relaxation areas.

Interior:

The complex consists of the main body and three annexes with independent entrance. MAIN VILLA: Once past the door, the entrance hall leads, clockwise, to a double bedroom with en-suite french bathroom with shower, to the staircase up to the first floor, to the laundry room and to the living room. The living room leads to both the kitchen and the dining room, all communicating with each other. Following is a hallway from where you can go down to the large cellars or, continuing on, to a further hallway with a double bedroom with en-suite french bathroom with shower. The staircase, which from the entrance goes up to the first floor, leads to the Yoga room and to a suite composed of double bedroom, sitting room and french bathroom with shower. ANNEX 1: Situated next to the villa, it consists of a double bedroom with en-suite french bathroom with shower. ANNEX 2: On two floors, it has two entrances, an external one from Via Visone 1 and one from the garden of the property. This last entrance, on the ground floor, leads to a living room communicating with a small dining room, to a hallway corresponding to the entrance from Via Visone and to a french bathroom with shower. On the first floor, two double bedrooms share a french bathroom with shower. ANNEX 3: Also on two floors and with two entrances, an external one from Via Visone 3 and one from the garden of the property. This last entrance, on the ground floor, leads to the living room and to a bathroom with shower and bidet. Upstairs is a double bedroom and a guest bathroom.

Park:

Once past the entrance gate, a 70 metre-long, tree-lined drive that crosses the large, totally-fenced and mainly-flat, 2,300 sq m garden leads to the entrance of the villa, near which is a large parking area. On the right, white sails create a haven of shade before the beautiful 90 sq m rectangular swimming pool and the large furnished solarium and living areas. Near the villa, a lovely pergola stands out in the large area set up with tables and chairs for outdoor meals. On the opposite side are the entrances to the two annexes and the veranda with table and chairs next to the outdoor kitchen. Then, a lovely little knoll where a harmonious arrangement of plants, flowers, low walls, paths and flower beds confer on this corner of the garden a shape similar to a large natural raised stage. Picturesque old barrels, demijohns and cellar tools scattered around the garden recall the centuries-old wine-growing vocation of the area, creating, together with the beautiful lanterns and the various relaxation corners set between the paths and flower beds, an atmosphere of times past that tempts the Guest to indulge in long relaxing and meditative breaks. At the end of the drive is the beautiful main façade of the 17th century villa with a providential canopy to shelter the peaceful refuge with brazier, table and chairs where guests can dine outdoors while enjoying the alluring view over the entire large garden. 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:

The swimming pool of Villa La Romantica is located on the west side of the property and is protected by a tall hedge between a haven of shade created by beautiful white sails and a living area with solarium, furnished with outdoor sofas, sunbeds, chairs and tables. Surrounded by beautiful stone paving, the rectangular pool measures 90 sq m (15 x 6 m) with a depth of 130 cm. Lined in light-blue PVC, with chlorine purification, the pool can be illuminated to create an alluring nocturnal atmosphere. The pool is available from the last Saturday in April to the first Saturday in October.

Pets: Si. € 50,00 per week or part of week each animal.
Handicap: Uncertified structure
Fenced-in property: Yes
Amenities and Features
  • Air conditioning in the bedrooms
  • Smart TV
  • Internet Wi-fi connection
  • Bluetooth speaker
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave oven
  • Kettle
  • American coffee maker
  • Moka (Italian coffee maker)
  • Espresso coffee machine
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Baby cot
  • Highchair
  • Hair dryer
  • Barbecue
TO DO

Location and distances


Villa La Romantica is located at the entrance to Grognardo, a small town in Monferrato which can be easily reached by car via the A26 motorway from the Ovada exit (22 km) and by train and then bus from Visone station (4,4 km) . In the vicinity of the villa are countless cooperative wineries and farm estates where you can learn about, taste and buy the fine wines of the area, primarily Dolcetto and Bracchetto. Only 9 km away is Acqui Terme, a fascinating spa resort already renowned in Roman times and still today a popular destination for its hyperthermal (75°C and 50°C) and sulphurous-salsobromomoidic sources which have powerful therapeutic effects in a wide range of pathologies. In Acqui Terme can be found all main services: hospital, supermarkets, shops and restaurants. A little further away is Nizza Monferrato (27 km), recognised throughout the world as the "Capital of Barbera", also with all main services and where, every third Sunday of the month, the Antiques Market, with its 350 exhibitors, is held in the main square. Another interesting destination is Asti (52 km), with its towers scattered among districts and borghi, the Baroque of churches and palaces, the imposing 19th century porticoes and beautiful glimpses of Art Nouveau style. Here, on the first Sunday of September, the traditional "Palio di Asti" takes place, the first definite historical records of which date back to the year 1275. But it is definitely Genoa, the Superb, the ancient Maritime Republic which dominated the Mediterranean Sea, reaching its maximum splendour in the 16th century, which is the unmissable destination (70 km) for visitors who love history, art and culture or who simply want to see the colours and breathe in the scents of the caruggi (alleyways) of its historic centre close to the old port or to take the children to the Genoa Aquarium, one of the largest in the world.

Airport: Genova 65 km, Milano Linate 146 km, Torino 159 km, Milano Malpensa 162 km
Train station: Visone 5 km, Acqui Terme 9 km
Highways: Highway A26 exit Ovada 22 km
Shops and services: Visone 5 km, Acqui Terme 9 km
Beaches: Tyrrhenian sea 50 km
Parking: Inside the property
Access roads: Paved up till the entrance gate
Attractions within 100 km: Acqui Terme 9 km, Nizza Monferrato 26 km, Asti 50 km, Alba 65 km, Genova 73 km, Camogli 94 km
Altitude: 210 slm

Reviews

9.1 / 10

Rating based on received reviews

Average rating

10
Overall rating
9
General cleanliness
9
Quality of pool and park cleanliness
8.5
Quality of furnishing and amenities

Reviews

by Marie Lazzaro
United States (Washington) 5/8/2024
What do you think of the quality of the property?
10/10
Has the property matched your expectations?
It was perfect! Truly incredible.
How do you value the property accessories and furniture?
8/10
What value would you give for the cleanliness of the pool and park?
9/10
What do you think of the overall cleaner of the property?
10/10
How would you rate the price-quality relationship?
Excellent!
Would you return to this property/or recommend it to your friends?
10/10
What suggestions do you have to improve the property?
Nothing, everything was great!
What is your overall opinion of your vacation?
10/10
What rate would you give for the customer service (including check in/out)?
Excellent!
What factors made you decide to book with Emma Villas?
Clear and informative website and excellent reviews.
What suggestions do you have to better the service provided by Emma Villas?
Nothing.

by Nirpal Kulair
United States 7/30/2023
What do you think of the quality of the property?
9/10
Has the property matched your expectations?
Yes
How do you value the property accessories and furniture?
9/10
What value would you give for the cleanliness of the pool and park?
9/10
What do you think of the overall cleaner of the property?
8/10
How would you rate the price-quality relationship?
Good value for money
Would you return to this property/or recommend it to your friends?
8/10
What is your overall opinion of your vacation?
9/10
What rate would you give for the customer service (including check in/out)?
Martina was excellent 10/10
What factors made you decide to book with Emma Villas?
Nice choice of villas at a reasonable price

Minimum Stays

Period (from/to) Minimum stay Check-in and check-out
6/29/2024 - 8/31/2024 5 Nights Everyday
8/31/2024 - 1/4/2025 4 Nights Everyday
Period (from/to) Minimum stay Check-in and check-out
1/4/2025 - 6/28/2025 5 Nights Everyday
6/28/2025 - 8/30/2025 7 Nights Only Sat
8/30/2025 - 1/3/2026 5 Nights Everyday

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STAY CANCELLATION INSURANCE POLICY - by EuropAssistance (Included in the price)
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  • a terrorist attack that has struck the place of stay (new)

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HEALTH ASSISTANCE INSURANCE POLICY - by EuropAssistance (Optional) +1,5% of the rental price Not only cancellation policies, but also protection during your stay. You can choose to purchase this policy in the event you should, for the duration of your stay, want coverage for:
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ZER0DEP COVER - by EuropAssistance (Mandatory) 49€ each reservation The new "Zer0Dep" guarantee protects you and allows you to have a tranquil holiday. Zer0Dep stands for "Zero deposit"; it is an insurance coverage developed in partnership with EuropAssistance which replaces the security deposit and which is therefore mandatory. The benefits of this guarantee are: you do not pay the security deposit on arrival: neither in cash nor by immobilising a substantial amount on your credit card limit;
  • you are protected in the case of eventual damage to the property caused accidentally during your stay (up to the maximum limit of 1500 euro);
  • you avoid any dispute on the responsibility of the damage and its quantification during check-out;
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The following extra services are available to be purchased during the booking process.
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Food Delivery - Glamours Aperitif
Food Delivery - Glamours Aperitif

DELIVERY ONLY ON TUESDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - The regional pairing of central Italy. A blend of traditions and interpretations of the raw materials from these incredible territories. The opportunity to taste the traditional combination of aged beef and pork with beans.
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€ 173.00

Food Delivery - Romantic Aperitif
Food Delivery - Romantic Aperitif

DELIVERY ONLY ON TUESDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - A selection of three prestigious caviars, directly from Siberia,
to be enjoyed with 'pane carasau' bread, salted butter made from 100% Piedmontese milk, hand-rolled breadsticks and Prosecco.
A magical combination with the 'del Mago drinks' Vodka selection by Chef Marcello Trentini.
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€ 148.00

Food Delivery - Poolside Brunch
Food Delivery - Poolside Brunch

DELIVERY ONLY ON TUESDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - An international classic that combines the relaxation of breakfast with the flavours of lunch: a brunch featuring top-quality ingredients.
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€ 110.00

Food Delivery - Picnic on the Lawn
Food Delivery - Picnic on the Lawn

DELIVERY ONLY ON TUESDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - To start, tantalizing nachos with guacamole, followed by our selection of cured meats and cheeses served with hand-stretched breadsticks and chocolate brownies to finish.
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€ 129.00

Food Delivery - Dining in the Great Outdoors
Food Delivery - Dining in the Great Outdoors

DELIVERY ONLY ON TUESDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - In company around a BBQ of excellent raw materials: tasty arrosticini and hamburgers of our Angus from the Italian supply chain, black pork sausages from the Sicilian Nebrodi mountains and Leonessa potatoes baked in foil. To accompany the burgers, the unfailing pane cafone, cheddar and sweet San Marzano tomato sauce. To accompany, our Amatrice spelt beer and the ever-present iced tea for the little ones.
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€ 170.00

Food Delivery - Vegan experience in villa
Food Delivery - Vegan experience in villa

DELIVERY ONLY ON TUESDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - Discover all the taste of our vegetable products. A rich starter with tofu cheese, our sott'oli and pane cafone. First course with fusilloni from Gragnano accompanied by a yellow date sauce. To finish, tasty vegetable nuggets accompanied by lioness potatoes.
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€ 101.00