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The Professor's Home: old farmhouse on the hilltop

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    The house
    The house
    The stove in the kitchen
    The books
    The upright piano
    The main bedroom
    Property description
    Rental Home – 
    4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 11
    The Professor's Home is located just outside Roatto d'Asti, a little village in the heart of Lower Monferrato, Piedmont, Italy. It was our family house for over a century; now we rent it out as temporary residence to guests looking for a viable and cheap alternative to hotels and B&B.;
    We can accommodate up to eleven people in 2100 sq ft, and we rent for one to four weeks.
  • Amenities & details
    • Alarm Clock
    • Books
    • Central Heating
    • DVD Player
    • Fireplace
    • Freezer
    • Garden or Yard
    • Grill
    • Internet Access
    • Linens Provided
    • Local Guides/Maps
    • Mountain Views
    • Outdoor Dining Area
    • Parking
    • Refrigerator
    • Satellite TV
    • Stereo System
    • Stove
    • Swingset
    • Telephone
    • Toaster
    • Towels Provided
    • VCR
    • Washer
    • Wheelchair Access:
    • Elder Access:
    • Pets Allowed:
    • Smoking Allowed:
    • Suitable for Children:
    Listing #FK271211 by: FlipKey
  • Rates

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      Begins Ends Min stay Per night Per week
    Default - - 6 nights
    low season Sep 28, 2014 Nov 29, 2014 6 nights
    Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to U.S. Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Property location
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    The Professor's Home was built on top of a hill by our great grandfather between 1890 and 1920; it is a traditional Piedmontese farmhouse, which was refurbished and modernized over the years without overlooking the distinctive traits of country life: the hayloft, the big shed for the tools at the back, the large pavement for agricoltural work at the front. The house is surrounded by a partially fenced 2.4 acres private property.

    The thick brick walls keep the house cool even in the hottest summers, making air conditioning unnecessary; during the winter we use central heating and two fireplaces, one in the kitchen and one in the living room, finally you can use the wood-burning stove for heating as well as for cooking.

    The house rests on a large cellar, that hosts our tiny wine production; many rooms are large, each of them measuring about 300 sq ft, with vintage furniture and windows screens.

    Downstairs there is the living room, whose floor dates from the early twentieth cent...
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    Milan Villas (820)
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English first
Portland, Oregon
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013 for a stay in October 2012
person found this review helpful

We stayed 5 nights in this historic, beautifully maintained home. Our host Angelo was welcoming and helpful guiding us to local restaurants, wineries and sightseeing locations. The price was extremely reasonable and altho Roatto is tiny (just a corner store) the grocery is a close drive and we found a market in nearby cities nearly everyday. The grounds were gorgeous... more

15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012 for a stay in September 2012
people found this review helpful

My husband and 11 year old son stayed in the Professor's Home for 10 nights in late September 2012. The house was amazing - fully of family heritage and mementos, whilst still being very practically fitted out and comfortably furnished. The kitchen is really well set up and reflects the fact that the family still use the house for holidays... more

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Boston USA
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012 for a stay in August 2012
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Angelo Porta
Speaks English, French, Italian
Listed since : Feb 2011
Calendar Updated: 331 days ago
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