Myself and my family were lucky enough to stay at this wonderful home. It was a week stay of a three and half week trip through France, Italy and Switzerland.
As anywhere when you arrive there can be a few minor hiccups, especially when holiday homes are rented outed through-out the summer months. But what was great and really made our stay, was on arrival we contacted the owners, they took our call immediate, Steve was first class, he addressed the issues straight away, which were only small things anyway, but it meant we could rest and enjoy our holiday from the start, and with 4 young children it was very much needed!!! In terms of the area, what could you say, what a beautiful quite and relaxing location - one side of the valley is full of hazelnut trees, which I understand are for the Nutella factory and the other side of the valley are vineyards for Barolo wine.... Chocolate and Wine what more could one ask for...A little further a field maybe 1hr 30mins is Turin, Genoa, and the beaches in Liguria, so for us as a family a perfect location - there was plenty to do. The house itself worked well, we would definitely go back! Although next time I think we will go back with a 2nd family as the house is perfect to have one family at one end of the house and another/or grandparents at the other....The garden and pool area were nice, very relaxing, it is enclosed, very private and safe for the children to play in. There is an orchard at the back with many different fruits which the children had great fun picking - but their favorite was the fire pit sitting round roasting marsh mellows at night after burgers on the barbecue. all in all a great place - So thank you Steve for a great stayand your help! If I was being picky, only as we had a long wheel base VW van the drive for the house was a little steep, but there was plenty of flat parking adjacent to the house and that we arrived in a truck!!! We will definitely be back! ps the oldest pizza house in Alba is well worth a visit, went twice, mine was the Diavalo!
On arrival,the house is very impressive,the layout really works with sleeping downstairs and kitchen and lounge upstairs, so you take in the breathtaking views. the beds were very comfortable and all the rooms were very well laidout and roomy.
The outside space was amazing great outside eating area and what with a swimming pool, sunken trampoline and a outdoor table tennis table the kids loved it. Would definitely recommend.
We stayed with in this gorgeous house with another family and the layout (two bedrooms at each end) made it feel like two villas for the price of one! I will really miss drinking my morning coffee surrounded by endless views and an evening glass of wine under the stars with only sound of owls. Very comfortable house - decorated to a high standard, in fact it must have been redone recently. We planned lots of visits to the local area but the kids (and the grown ups) couldn't be dragged away from the pool. We did have some fun dinners out though, and it felt like we'd discovered the "real" Italy - we've all put on a few pounds but it was worth every delicious mouthful.
Thank you for a wonderful holiday - we'll be back!
We had a great holiday here. The house is beautiful and spacious, large entertaining areas which was great. The rooms are all a good size and the outside area, where we spent most of our time was perfect. The kids loved the pool and the garden. There are some great walks to if you like that sort of thing and we had a few good adventures. You need a hire car to get here but the roads are great to drive on and very easy to find your way to local shops in the near by towns. Would definitely recommend and I will definitely be coming back! Xxxx
We stayed at Cascina Ciresa for 2 weeks in the summer.
The house and surrounding area is beautiful.
We had a fabulous time, the pool and waterside were a huge hit with the kids and adults alike.
As 2 families we found there to be plenty of room for all. There are lots of areas to relax.The alfresco area was a great place to eat and we had some wonderful meals.
i would recommend this beautiful house and its facilities for all to enjoy.