Cascina Adami - Il Nido

Cuneo, Italy
Self-catering


Stock up on delicious, soft sheep's cheese nearby, return to a sweet house with salvaged finds and charm aplenty. A super bolthole for 2

Bedroom

1 bedroom

Sleeps

Sleeps 2

The
Experience

A short drive down a country lane, the 17th-century farmhouse is set into its hill with superb views over gentle hills patchworked with wheat fields and vineyards – leading the eye to snowy peaks beyond. This is the best wine-producing area of Italy, and opposite the lane is a dairy where you can stock up on the sheep’s cheese – soft, mild, delicious – Murazzano. Discreetly distant from the main house, down a steep unpaved track – watch your wheels! – is a four-square, two-storey stone structure, once a goats’ shed. Il Nido (the nest) is a delicious bolthole for two. Owner Paolo is a master at putting salvaged finds to unusual use with charming results, so expect pale new stone floors and chunky old rafters, a delicate wooden fretwork door, a stylish steel table and chairs, a charming kitchen tucked under a chunky white stone stair, a bedroom with a big cream bed and small blue shutters, driftwood and pebbles prettifying quiet corners. Outside is smart wooden furniture from which to gaze on the views and a huge linen parasol. Contemporary rusticity, ancient peace.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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

Nearby

  • Pub 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

Closed
October-April.
Meals
Restaurants 3km.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €110
Weekly price
from €770
Surcharges
€350 per weekend. Additional cleaning charge and city tax.
1 Cottage for 2
From €1101 bedroom

Reviews

Spent an idyllic 2 weeks here at the end of September 2017. Great place to 'get off of the grid' and 'decompress' from the stresses of everyday life. Facilities may be too paired back for some looking for a more luxurious holiday, but they suited us and are very clean and tidy. The walk to Il Nido is quite steep so not ideal for anyone with any issues with walking up and down hills and unless you have a large car or SUV you will need to leave the vehicle by the other property which contains the very pleasant shared pool. The owner (Paulo) is very friendly and helpful and speaks good english.

Kevin, Norwich

Paolo and Flavia were terrific hosts - on hand to help but giving us complete privacy too. Il Nido is exquisitely small and yet had everything we needed. The decor is stylish and full of personality. We loved the peace and beauty of Il Nido and the local area has many treats to discover from vineyards to markets. Wonderful!

Jennifer, London

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Paolo & Flavia Adami

  • Guests of Il Nido can enjoy shared use of the pool at the main house
  • A 4x4 car is advisable if you wish to park up by the cottage. Alternatively leave your car down the lane and walk the last 100m; Paolo will come and help with your bags!