Cascina Bricchetto is a lovely house on a hill top in a beautiful, rural part of Italy. The house overlooks vineyards and the views are magnificent. On a clear day you can see the Alps in the distance. The spacious house is practically brand new with hard wood floors, modern appliances, a fireplace, comfortable furniture and good lighting for reading. The location is ideal for those who want easy access to attractions in the area, particularly wine-- related attractions, such as various wine museums and the towns of Barolo and Barbaresco, but who don't want to stay in a city. There are numerous excellent restaurants with well priced local wines within a short drive from the Cascina. The charming, gracious proprietor Giovanna is very helpful in providing advice about places to visit and is very knowledgeable about restaurants in the area and is always available to make reservations at restaurants and wineries.
It would be difficult to overstate the unspoiled beauty of this part of Italy and amazingly there were few tourists in the area which made our visit that much more enjoyable. (We were there at the end of April.) In contrast, other places we visited, such as Lucca in Tuscany and Bellagio on Lake Como, while very charming were already packed with tourists.
One caveat: The splendid isolation of and spectacular views from the Cascina Bricchetto don't just magically appear; you have to get up there which involves navigating a fairly steep, narrow, winding road to the top of the hill. The drive was a bit daunting at first but we quickly got used to it and in a week's stay there we never encountered another car on that road.
Very highly recommended!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cascina Bricchetto Langhe is in a strategic position at the heart of the Langhe allows in a few miles to reach all the most famous and the most romantic ones, and even the wildest (there are lots of them), enjoying a spectacular view!In the evening the Sun ignites the Monviso and flooding the brightly-colored Alps, you can "soak up" the situation outside sitting comfortably in an armchair or eating ... such as the product of the barbecue, it is equally possible from within the case thanks to the large and numerous windows.The houses, different from one another both structurally and for furniture, offer a luxurious stay and amenities offered have nothing to envy to luxury hotels (5 stars), with the difference that cost the guests much but much less.The Cascina Bricchetto stone built of Langa, is perhaps the oldest in the country, is located at the top of a hill, elevation 600 m, about 10 km from Alba "capitale delle Langhe" and 3 miles from Barbaresco. The renovation that was completed in 2006 has retained the original structures such as "voltini" in brick, were also used natural materials and typical.The houses are in the main building of the farm, completely autonomous and spread over two floors, offer all comforts, from dishwasher to minipimer. The great attention to detail during the renovation, the furniture made from antique furniture to modern pieces by both family, have produced two charming houses that we propose below with pride.The quality certification obtained since 2008 by "Italian hospitality" is the best guarantee for you.Cà der Forn (House of the bread oven): Large living room with fireplace, very well equipped kitchen, two large bedrooms, one shower room, one bathroom, balcony, garden.Cà dra Topia three large double rooms – two of which it is possible to place an additional bed – structured and furnished each differently, three bathrooms, a large living room with fireplace and fully equipped American kitchen and a long balcony await.Our breakfast is rich, offers local products made according to old recipes, appreciated also by Slow Food that we put into the Guide "Locande d’Italia".At guests ' disposal: wireless internet access inside and outside homes, garage, terrace, solarium, barbecue, playground for children, equipped with the agreement of our fruits and vegetables production. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cascina Bricchetto Langhe Italy/Trezzo Tinella