Country House Montessino

Ottiglio, Alessandria
Bed & Breakfast


Tranquil countryside retreat with a wellness area and swimming pool; book a yoga session, visit vineyards and local food producers

Bedroom

6 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

Claudia and Alessandro’s cluster of farmhouses have uninterrupted views of the surrounding countryside, and they’ve converted the stables into a wellness area with a gym, sauna, massage room and yoga studio. Watch the sun rise and set from the ‘zen island’ – a beautiful spot in the middle of one of their fields.Breakfast is in the garden: cereal, local honey, hazelnut cream, homemade spelt bread and eggs from a neighbour. Claudia will also rustle up salads and charcuterie by request, accompanied by a bottle of local wine – out by the saltwater pool and Jacuzzi, or cosy in the salon on rainy days.The nearest town for restaurants is Olivola, a five-minute drive away, or head to medieval Vignale Monferrato, a ten-minute drive, for shops and more eateries. Your hosts are a mine of information about local food and wine tours, or hiking, biking, horse-riding and truffle hunting.

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We think you'll love

  • The stunning views of hills, farmland and small towns
  • The welcoming and warm owners
  • The beautiful pool and wellness centre in the former stables
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You should know

  • You share the pool and grounds with another small self-catering property
  • Children over 12 only
  • You’ll want a car to get around

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 2-8pm
Check out
11am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Restaurants 3.5km.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €130
1 Double
From €140
5 Twin/doubles
From €130

Reviews

What a beautiful place! I fell in love with the view and keep thinking about it ... do take a minute to go to the zen island and just admire what's around you.

Paola, Sawday's inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

As the property is on a hilltop there are stunning views of the surrounding hills, farmland and small towns. The area, Monferrato, is famous for its excellent wines, and certain vineyards have been designated UNESCO World Heritage sites along with the 19th-century underground cellars that were once used to store the wine. The capital, Casale Monferrato, a 20-minute drive away, has baroque palazzos, a cathedral and a 15th-century moated fortress; Asti is 30 minutes by car.

Local points of interest from Claudia Brombin

  • We are in the core zone of Monferrato's Infernot, since 2014 Unesco world heritage. Visit all charming villages and their Infernot as well as the many castles in area.
  • The area invites culinary connoisseurs to discover the many diners, taverns, and wineries in the countless medieval villages where time seems to have stood still.
  • Wine Tasting with small wine producers, yearly tuffle fair in Moncalvo (end October/beginning November).
  • Visit one of the antiques market in the area and discover historic furniture, plates, silver cutlery, chandeliers...
  • Sacro Monte di Crea is a Roman Catholic Santurary. The 13 chapels dedicated to the Mysteries of the Rosary are positioned around the one-thousand-year-old Marian sanctuary on the highest of the hills of Basso Monferrato.
  • Yearly International Dance Festival (mid June-mid July) with different dance styles, however, mainly contemporary in Vignale Monferrato (main acts), Casale Monferrato and Moncalvo

Introducing

Claudia Brombin

Claudia is Swiss and her husband Alessandro is an artist from the Turin area (his paintings decorate every room of the house). They lived in Switzerland for 25 years, and made their dreams come true when they found this property and completely restored it. They are very welcoming, and have thought about and designed every little detail of the property with great care.