Beautifull old farmhouse full of family memorabilia, huge rooms, garden
- english, french, spanish, italian
About Angelo Porta
Computer Engineer, WW company employee, often working abroad.
Angelo Porta purchased this Chateau / Country House in 1890
Why Angelo Porta chose Roatto
This was our family home for over a century, our parents put in the house all the money they had; now we rent it out as temporary residence to selected guests looking for a great alternative to hotels and B&B because we want to kep the house and surroundings in the best possible way.
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
Big house full of old memorabilia, huge 2.5 acres property with vegetable garden, twin swing, sandbox, above ground swimming pool for boys and girls. Central point for visiting Alba, Turin, Milan, Genoa.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Stunning property, gorgeous views and just perfect!
We stayed as our daughter had been invited to a wedding in Asti so decided to turn the opportunity into a week long family holiday. The farmhouse is huge! It has a real vintage feel everywhere and everything you need is available - a real 'home from home'. We stayed with our two grandsons and they loved the garden, the vines, the sunshine and shaded area to eat 'alfresco' whenever they wanted! The owner is amazing. Very friendly and helpful but not intrusive. Angelo booked us into the local restaurant in Roatto (they opened especially for us!) and we had a seven course meal with wine and mineral water for 20 euros each, this was fantastic value and the food was AMAZING and real Italian home cooking. I felt very safe in this area, the locals were so helpful and the scenery was just perfect. The local shop has beautiful hams, salami and local cheeses (and wine) which are well worth trying as they are delicious. All in all one of our best holidays. Thank you Angelo.
Thank you Mark for the kind words and the appreciations! we continuously work for keep the house and the property in the best possible way, and your description is what we need to continue our efforts. We will give your compliments to the local shop and the restaurant! We hope to host you again.
Everything we expected!
Lovely house and location and very helpful owner. Antique furnishings and old world atmosphere but with all modern conveniences. Just as we like it.
The location was prefect ...
The location was prefect for wine touring and getting to know the Piedmonte region. Angelo was welcoming and accomodating helping us find dinner our first night - no easy task due to our late arrival - at a wonderful place with reasonable prices and excellent food. The house was fully equipped, a historical treasure trove that we were thrilled to get stay in and our stay was truly a vacation. Angelo shared his family history and the history of the area making us feel at home. He directed us to services, local markets and sightseeing of interest. We could ask no more of a host.
Our only request would be newer beds but I think as rather soft Americans we may expect too much! The rooms were beautifully furnished and we were thrilled to have a computer and wi-fi access to touch base with our families at home. The supply of reading material was endless and varied - a bonus for us book lovers. We would highly recommendation the accomodations and the area!
We saw so much of the region without having to venture very many miles any direction.
"The house was beautiful,...
"The house was beautiful, surounding was amazing.
the kids liked the swimming pool very much.
Beacause the house was on the top of the hill, you realy have a beautiful view of the landscape.
Further on the owner Angelo P. speaks very good english, and we got a lot of information about the neighbourhood. When you are traveling with a big family or 2 families, I realy recommend this house"
"My family and I had grea...
"My family and I had great time in the Professor's house in Roatto, near Asti. The house and garden are wonderful for kids; ours loved exploring the many rooms and playing in the garden. The owner, Angelo, went out of his way to be hospitable and helpful with tips for restaurants and sightseeing in the area. The local alimentari has great cold cuts and wine, while the nearest agriturismo (Crotin) has wonderful Piedmontese food.
We would love to go back."
"A lot of effort has been...
"A lot of effort has been taken to keep and restore the house and furniture thus giving it a lot of character. A huge collection of books. Mr. A. speaks excellent english and guided us keenly and welcomed us with a huge italian food hamper! Thanks for that. We had a great stay.
Roatto is a little village near Alba and Asti on a hilltop surrounded by forests and other small villages; you will find around many interesting places, restaurants and XIII century churches (we can advise, if you like). The house is surrounded by our hazelnut trees, green fields, a vineyard and a vegetable garden. A very good butcher's and grocer's shop is at walking distance, and all services (supermarket, railway station, two banks and so on) are only 3 miles from the house.
Some trip suggestion from the house:
- Mombarone (near Asti) old underground houses photo tour
- Valleandona (near Asti) Pliocene marine fossil outcrop and a fossil sanctuary
- Birth house of St. John Bosco at 10KM from the house
- Cisterna d'Asti: old rural civilization museum
- more than 20 XIII century churches or chapels in the country around Roatto
- Asti (18KM): medium-age town, many towers and churches
- Alba (30KM): Nice town, famous for truffles and Ferrero Nutella production; many villages around Alba are now inside a UNESCO World Heritage site.
- spectacular landscapes from the hills going to Alba