Villa Barbera

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Sleeps: 7 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

Wedding Venue Recommended Pool Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
Walk to Village Romantic

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 grand temperature-controlled wine fridge, a Sonos music system and a superbly equipped professional kitchen.

Sense the aromas of rosemary and thyme in the little garden as you relax with a glass of the estate’s award-winning wine before dining al-fresco on the gorgeous terrace, perhaps lit by candlelight on warm summer evenings. A chef can be arranged to serve you delectable cuisine to savour such as tajarin pasta, white truffles and Piemontese beef, of course paired with excellent wines.

As well as swimming in the heated shared pool or sunbathing on the poolside terraces, you can wander through the estate’s vines and hazelnut groves to marvel at yet more stunning scenery. The borgo’s concierge can organise a wealth of tailor-made activities such as personalised winery visits, cookery classes, truffle-hunting expeditions or hikes through the region’s vineyards with the most delicious picnic.

Dine in some of the lovely restaurants close by whether it’s a traditional osteria within walking distance or a Michelin starred establishment near Alba, a gastronomic paradise and just 9km away. Take time to visit Farmer’s markets in local medieval villages and towns and admire hilltop castelli, all with the backdrop of the rolling Langhe hills.

More than anything, go along with the slow pace of life and relaxed ambience whilst enjoying some of the country’s finest wines and authentic cuisine in this lesser known yet totally captivating part of northern Italy.

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What you should know…

  • Villa Barbera is part of a beautiful borgo with four villas sharing a swimming pool - the other three homes are Villa Nebbiolo, Villa Barbaresco and Villa Dolcetto.
  • For larger groups or weddings, all four villas can be booked together - see  Borgo Barolo.
  • Two extra guests may sleep on a sofa-bed, on request and subject to a possible supplement.
  • The swimming pool is due to be heated from March 2021.
  • If visiting in October or November, make sure you book any truffle-hunting activities or vineyard visits well in advance.

Property Features

Heated Pool Shared Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Hairdryer Satellite TV Bicycles Provided Table Tennis Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating

Villa Interiors (200m2, 7 guests)

Two extra guests may sleep on a sofa-bed, on request and subject to a possible supplement.

Main Floor (via steps from garden)

-    Living room with fireplace and dining area with table (for up to 14 guests)
-    Kitchen, professionally-equipped including dishwasher, gas range stove, grill, oven, mixer, kettle, toaster, coffee makers and breakfast table (for up to 8 guests)
-    Master bedroom with king-size double bed and en suite bathroom
-    Bedroom with single bed
-    WC
-    Laundry room

First Floor

-    Living area with sofa-bed
-    2 x bedrooms with king-size double bed
-    2 x bathrooms

Lower Floor

-    Garage
-    Cellar and storage area

Villa's Outside Grounds


-    Terrace with al-fresco dining table
-    Outdoor kitchen and grill
-    Herb garden

Outside Grounds (for use by all villas)

-    Shared swimming pool (16x8m, depth: 1.2-2m). Open approximately March to end-November. Heated from March 2021
-    Ping-pong table
-    Electric bikes
-    Access to electric car charging station
-    Parking

Facilities (in the villa)

-    Wi-Fi
-    Fireplace
-    Sonos sound system
-    Temperature controlled wine cabinet
-    Security system
-    Washing machine and iron

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Barbera
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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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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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Turin Airport

(90km)

Nearest Airport 2 Genoa Airport

(145km)

Nearest Airport 3 Milan Malpensa

(185km)

Nearest Train Station Alba

(9km)

Nearest Village

(2km)

Nearest Restaurant In the local village

(2km)

Nearest Bar/Pub In the local village

(2km)

Nearest Supermarket Grocery store

(5km)

Nearest Town Alba

(9km)

Nearest City Turin

(69km)

Nearest Beach Savona

(113km)

Nearest Tennis Tennis Club Alba

(12km)

Nearest Golf Golf Club Cherasco

(12km)

Region

The Piedmont region, nestled in the northwestern part of Italy, is a captivating destination that seamlessly combines natural beauty, historical charm, and culinary excellence. With its picturesque landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and diverse range of activities, Piedmont is a must-visit region that leaves an indelible impression on all who venture here.

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Make the most of this beautiful region by enjoying family walks following trails through vineyards and countryside, cycling to medieval villages and towns or horse-riding through the spectacular scenery.

There are also historic castles dotted around to admire – the nearest castello, currently being restored, is just 3km away and sometimes offers guided tours at the weekend. Two local towns, each around 12km away, are home to a couple of child-friendly museums – Museo della Magia in Cherasco and Museo del Giocattolo, all about old Italian toys, in Bra.

You will also find yourself spending time in the lovely town of Alba, known as the gastronomic capital of the region – enjoy lunch out followed by gelato after walking or cycling by the riverfront. The town is especially famous for it’s International White Truffle Fair which hosts Il Palio degli Asini, a donkey race, at the beginning of the popular event.

If you feel like heading to a waterpark, Cupole Lido has swimming pools and slides and is around a 30-minute drive away.

Even further afield, families will love Turin with its vibrant atmosphere, historic sights and museums as well as glorious parks and playgrounds. Football lovers should book a guided tour at the home of Juventus FC whilst animal enthusiasts can visit Zoom, south of the city, a zoo and amusement park.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Baby bath
  • Changing mat
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Heated Pool
  • Bicycles Provided
  • Table Tennis

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Cooking Classes Available
  • Wine-Tasting Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Welcome Pack Included
  • Concierge Service Included

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting / childcare services

Extras included at this property:

- Welcome pack on arrival
- Concierge service

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Private chef
- Cooking courses
- Wine-tastings and vineyard visits
- Truffle hunting
- Transfers / private driver
- Vespa rental
- Cheese or chocolate tastings
- Hot air balloon rides
- Guided hikes
- Guided excursions and tours

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Event information

Please see Borgo Barolo for full details on celebrating your wedding or special event here when booking the property for exclusive use. 

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.
 
All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

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 2 nights. Bookings for 1 night may be possible on request - please enquire.
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.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 7 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
May 28th 2024 - Jan 30th 2025 £2,360 £3,343 £4,327 £5,310 £6,195
Jan 30th 2025 - Mar 31st 2025 £1,967 £2,852 £3,737 £4,622 £5,506
Mar 31st 2025 - Nov 29th 2025 £2,360 £3,343 £4,327 £5,310 £6,195

Prices based on an occupancy of 7 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
May 28th 2024 - Jan 30th 2025 €2,580 €3,655 €4,730 €5,805 €6,773
Jan 30th 2025 - Mar 31st 2025 €2,150 €3,118 €4,085 €5,053 €6,020
Mar 31st 2025 - Nov 29th 2025 €2,580 €3,655 €4,730 €5,805 €6,773

Prices based on an occupancy of 7 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
May 28th 2024 - Jan 30th 2025 $2,791 $3,954 $5,117 $6,280 $7,327
Jan 30th 2025 - Mar 31st 2025 $2,326 $3,373 $4,419 $5,466 $6,513
Mar 31st 2025 - Nov 29th 2025 $2,791 $3,954 $5,117 $6,280 $7,327

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • The most magical experience

    Created on 11/11/2020

    Where do we even begin. The borgo hosted our wedding 2 weeks ago, and it was the most magical experience we could have ever imagined. We had 45 people come and 34 of which stayed at the villas, it housed 34 extremely comfortably and could have probably hosted another 2-3 couple without issue. The villas are stunning, each with its own character and distinction.

    In addition to the beauty of the villas, the staff is out of this world. They catered to our every need and delivered on the easiest, most organized wedding we could have ever hoped for.

    I need to give a special shoutout to Katariina, she is absolutely the best. She was around 24/7 during the event and during the months leading up to the event. She went above and beyond and we will never forget it. We can’t wait to go back and see her and the villas again!!

  • A magical place

    Created on 11/11/2020

    A magical place to spend time with good friends during the truffle and wine festival in Alba! The villas are modern, spacious, beautifully appointed and the chefs kitchen is fantastic! The truffle hunt on the property was so much fun with Gianni! Our cooking class with Chef was a master class in making pasta and seafood risotto!
    Our Concierge, Katariina, is first rate and was always there for us. Every attention to detail was delivered and then some! She arranged for all of our activities for the festival as well as the private guide and tours to several amazing wineries! And her selection of superb restaurants that she made reservations for (and changed multiple times) to accommodate us were outstanding!!! Piedmonte region of Italy must be on your “bucket list”!

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