Villa Dolcetto

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Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

Wedding Venue Recommended Pool Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite Romantic

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A paradise for both wine connoisseurs and food-lovers alike, experience the very best of this captivating region at this gorgeous holiday home surrounded by the spectacular scenery of rolling hills and Langhe vineyards.  

Set in a beautiful borgo alongside three other houses, at Villa Dolcetto you feel like you are in the heart of the action, perfectly positioned behind the heated swimming pool and therefore making the most of the UNESCO classified landscapes.
 
Step inside and be wowed by the elegantly designed interiors and fine attention to detail with the professionally equipped kitchen featuring a temperature controlled wine cabinet, snug living areas and a welcoming dining room with its roaring fire. Across all three master bedrooms find antique furnishings alongside high quality linen and luxurious en suite bathrooms.

The pretty garden terrace and al-fresco dining area look out past the olive tree to the shared swimming pool and beyond where you can marvel at the views as you sip Barolo wine from the estate’s own vineyard.

Hire a chef to serve meals al-fresco using some of the region’s amazing ingredients such as rich tajarin pasta, Piemontese beef and the famous white truffles of Alba, matched alongside some of Italy’s most prestigious DOCG wines. Other superb services here range from cookery lessons and truffle hunting expeditions to vespa rental and, it goes without saying, visits to some of the brilliant wineries of the Langhe and beyond.

Wander through the estate’s own vast vineyards and hazelnut groves to admire the panoramic vistas around you or walk to an authentic restaurant serving delicious regional cuisine. Visit nearby hilltop villages and towns for local wineries and atmospheric Farmer’s markets including Alba, the gastronomic capital of the region and just 9km away.  

Whether sampling the new wines of the spring, picnicking in the vineyards, hunting autumnal truffles or cosying up by the winter fire, staying at Villa Dolcetto allows you to enjoy Piedmont across all its wonderful seasons.

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What you should know…

  • Villa Dolcetto is part of a beautiful borgo with four villas sharing a swimming pool - the other three homes are Villa Nebbiolo, Villa Barbaresco and Villa Barbera.
  • For larger groups or weddings, all four villas can be booked together - see  Borgo Barolo.
  • Up to four 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 All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Bicycles Provided Table Tennis Working Fireplace Heating

Villa Interiors (235m2, 6 guests)

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

Main Floor

-    Living room
-    Dining room with fireplace and dining table (for up to 12 guests)
-    Kitchen, professionally-equipped including dishwasher, gas range stove, grill, oven, mixer, kettle, toaster, coffee makers and breakfast table (for up to 8 guests)
-    Bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite bathroom
-    Laundry room

First Floor

-    Living area with TV and sofa-bed
-    2 x master bedrooms with king-size double bed, sofa-bed and en-suite 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 Dolcetto
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 Dolcetto is part of a borgo set in a Piedmont vineyard that is well-known for its excellent wines, specialising in the Barolo variety, just 9km from Alba.

You can walk through the vineyards, which reach an altitude of 300m, and enjoy the spectacular views all around you – the landscapes of the Piedmont wine region have recently acquired UNESCO World Heritage status. Hazelnuts and lavender are also grown across the beautiful estate. You can also visit the owner’s winery which is around a 45-minute drive away near Nizza Monferrato.

If you don’t mind the hills then it’s possible to walk to the local village in around 20-30 minutes or it’s just a five-minute drive. Dine in an authentic trattoria or osteria and visit a local winery. There are more restaurants to be found in other local villages and a grocery store around 5km away. Visit some of the atmospheric Farmer’s markets in La Morra (6km), Gallo (6km), Alba (9km) and Bra (11km) to pick up plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables as well as regional cheeses, meat and fish.

One of the major draws of this area is of course the wine-tasting. The villa concierge can help you book vineyard visits - it is best to request appointments rather than just turn up, especially for smaller producers and also in the busier autumn months. Try some of the Barolo and Barbaresco labels of the Langhe but also look out for lesser known but equally excellent wine-makers around Roero and Monferrato. The Piedmont region produces the highest number of DOCG wines in Italy.

This is also a region known for its wonderful gastronomy – when dining in authentic restaurants you are sure to try home-made pastas such as agnolotti and tajarin, high-quality veal and Piemontese beef. The nearby town of Alba (9km) is well-known for its exquisite white truffles and they are celebrated annually at the popular International White Truffle Fair. You will also notice a number of Michelin starred establishments in and around Alba and its surrounding villages.

There is a slow-pace of life across Piedmont – shops tend to close early afternoon to allow you to enjoy picnics in the vineyards or bike rides to local villages and historic castles. There are so many picturesque walks through the countryside as well as museums to visit and towns to explore.

You may even want to venture as far as the city of Turin, the first capital of Italy, to discover how its been transformed since the 2006 Winter Olympics. It’s not only loved due to its proximity to the Alps for winter sports, but also for its historic palaces and museums as well as its riverside setting and vibrant cultural and gastronomic scene.

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)

Kids

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

The Langhe countryside allows families plenty of opportunities for walking, cycling and horse-riding through the beautiful landscapes of rolling hills, vineyards and pretty villages.

There are some wonderful castles across the region, the nearest being a partially restored castello just under 3km away (which can sometimes be visited at weekends). Some of the local towns also have interesting museums to appeal to younger guests such as the magical museum, Museo della Magia, in Cherasco and the Italian toy museum, Museo del Giocattolo, in Bra, both around a 15-minute drive away.

Alba is also a lovely place to spend some time – cycle or walk along the riverfront and then enjoy a gelato in the picturesque historic centre. It’s especially well known for its International White Truffle Fair in October which starts off with a famous donkey race, Il Palio degli Asini.

A little further afield, spend warm summer days at the Cupole Lido waterpark with its swimming pool and slides.

Alternatively, drive as far as the great city of Turin with its historic sights and beautiful parks. Football fans will love the guided tours at Juventus FC’s Allianz Stadium or drive south of the city to Zoom, a zoo and amusement park that will appeal to a variety of ages.  

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 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 Dolcetto sleeps up to 6 guests. Up to four extra guests may sleep on the sofa-beds, on request only and subject to a supplement.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 28th 2021 - Dec 20th 2021 £4,080 £4,564 £5,048 £5,828
* Christmas New Year - - - £6,606
May 1st 2022 - Jul 1st 2022 £4,420 £4,944 £5,468 £6,314
Jul 1st 2022 - Sep 1st 2022 - - - £6,606
Sep 1st 2022 - Nov 1st 2022 £4,420 £4,944 £5,468 £6,314
Nov 1st 2022 - Dec 17th 2022 £4,080 £4,564 £5,048 £5,828
Christmas & New Year - - - £6,606
Apr 30th 2023 - Jun 1st 2023 £4,420 £4,944 £5,468 £6,314

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 28th 2021 - Dec 20th 2021 €4,515 €4,999 €5,483 €6,450
* Christmas New Year - - - €7,310
May 1st 2022 - Jul 1st 2022 €4,892 €5,416 €5,940 €6,988
Jul 1st 2022 - Sep 1st 2022 - - - €7,310
Sep 1st 2022 - Nov 1st 2022 €4,892 €5,416 €5,940 €6,988
Nov 1st 2022 - Dec 17th 2022 €4,515 €4,999 €5,483 €6,450
Christmas & New Year - - - €7,310
Apr 30th 2023 - Jun 1st 2023 €4,892 €5,416 €5,940 €6,988

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 28th 2021 - Dec 20th 2021 $5,111 $5,595 $6,079 $7,302
* Christmas New Year - - - $8,275
May 1st 2022 - Jul 1st 2022 $5,537 $6,061 $6,586 $7,910
Jul 1st 2022 - Sep 1st 2022 - - - $8,275
Sep 1st 2022 - Nov 1st 2022 $5,537 $6,061 $6,586 $7,910
Nov 1st 2022 - Dec 17th 2022 $5,111 $5,595 $6,079 $7,302
Christmas & New Year - - - $8,275
Apr 30th 2023 - Jun 1st 2023 $5,537 $6,061 $6,586 $7,910

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

  • We truly enjoyed our stay

    Created on 11/11/2020

    We truly enjoyed our stay here. The space surpassed any (already high) expectations we might have had. The villa itself was amazing and well stocked. We loved having the SONOS system, fire pits and the full-professional kitchen! In fact, I think we were all surprised that we decided to stay in our villa for dinner every evening! Your help (and the rest of the staff) was great and only helped to make our stay even better! Thanks for all the special help to make this a great birthday for me! We all had a terrific and relaxing time.

    And with your wonderful assistance, we LOVED all of our adventures that we booked through you. The E-bikes, cooking school and chef on-site!

    Overall, we cannot recommend your villas any more…and we hope to be back sometime in the future! Thanks!

  • 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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