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- Charming Property
- Spectacular View
- Abundant Breakfast
- Very New
- The Design Of The Property
- Near The Station
Once upon a time an old man used to live here with his pet wild boar.
We first dreamt of such a place during our travels in Asia when we decided we wanted to live secluded in nature and share with our guests the experience of a rural, vegetarian lifestyle, in harmony with the environment.
This is a place where you can reconnect with nature, with yourself and where you can feel the easy simplicity of thr rythm of the seasons.
Five stars, or millions? Come and see for yourselves.
Casa Payer feels a little like an old ship; come sail with us through the woods.
The stone house sits in a glade in the woods where the Chiamogna stream flows; a hidden corner of the Pellice Valley where the natural vegetation has reconquisted the hills and wild animals flourish.
We renovated the house respecting its original characteristics and following the ethics of bio-construction. We thought about the houses in India, made of raw earth. We wanted to live in a magical place that was simple and welcoming. The ingredients we used were cocciopesto, chestnut and larch wood, natural materials fo insulation, wood and solar panels for heating and the collection of rainwater.
From 'Località Collettò, with or without the car, you follow a dirt track for about a kilometre through the woods. It's an especially enjoyable journey on foot.
We offer plentiful sweet and savoury vegetarian and vegan breakfasts - sour dough bread and pizza cooked in the wood burning oven, biscuits and cakes, freshly picked fruit, fruit juices, tisanes and jams made with our garden produce, or picked in the woods or from local producers. We buy fairtrade teas and coffees. A meat free future is both possible and auspicable.
There are three large indipendant rooms in the guest house, each with private bathroom and terrace. The large hayloft with a wonderful view is the ideal spot for reading, listening to or making music, chatting or for small group activities. Casa Payer is situated on one of a series of bike tracks which wind through the woods and connect with the rest of the area. The main centres of the the lower valley, public transport and sports centres are between 2 and 5 kilometres away. We can find you kayak instructors, guides for mountain biking, pony trekking and nordic walking. Here on the hillside there are walks for everybody but also more difficult hikes and treks to discover the mountains of the upper Val Pellice, the important sites of Waldensian history, crossings over cols into the Queyras, the Val Po and the other Waldensian valleys. You can follow the 'Strada Panoramica' (the panoramic road) straight from the house and along to Torre Pellice, enjoying the view from the sunny side of the road. There is an Observatory in Colletto hamlet which holds courses and visits for stargazers.
There are many places to explore, to be alone or in company, at Casa Payer: the herb garden, the courtyard, the field, the hammocks in the birch wood, the footpath by the stream, the covered terraces. This is a place where you can reconnect with nature, with yourself and where you can feel the easy simplicity of the rythm of the seasons. It's an ideal place for children to play and run freely. Have you got a bow and arrow? A field amongst the chestnuts awaits all archers.
On Saturdays we make bread. You can help us make sour dough bread and pizza and cook it in the wood fired oven.
If you're on a walking holiday we can give you a lift to your arrival/departure point.
Conditions for pets staying in this facility:
- Pets Allowed
- Romantic Atmosphere
- Hair dryer
- Fine Design
- Ideal for trekking
- Near cycle paths
- Pets allowed (previo accordo con i gestori)
- English speaker
- 19th century house
- Recently restored house
- Sharing areas available for guests
- Panoramic location
- Insured house
Air conditioning and heating systems of the house
- Certified systems
- Heating systems
- Room temperature controller
- Double glazing or solar panels
- Certified systems
- Emergency lights or fire exit directions
- Photovoltaic or other forms of renewable energy
Services of the house
- Garage / parking
Facilities and services
- Pets allowed
Location and surroundings
- Panoramic view
- Near (within 45 mins) train station / airport / port
Number of rooms
- Total number of rooms: 3
- Number of rooms with own bathroom inside the room (ensuite): 3
Size of rooms
- Over 30 sqm
- Bathrooms restored in the last 5 years
- Hair dryer
- Monodose products
- Children bed
- Terrace / balcony
- 2 windows / panoramic view
- Desk / table and chairs
- Sofa / armchairs
- Guides / maps / books available
- Local events calendar
- Shuttle service
Holiday themes - the place
Holiday themes - town size
- Small town - between 5000 and 25000 in.
Holiday themes - area features
- Near monuments
- Cultural events and arts exhibitions
- Located in country side or nature reserves
- Near sports facilities
- Gardens and landscapes
- Near ski facilities
Holiday themes - house features
- Fine design
- Romantic atmosphere
Casa Payer is in Luserna San Giovanni in Val Pellice, in Western Piemont. It is 15km from Pinerolo, 45km from Turin and 60km from Cuneo. Together with the Susa, Sangone, Chisone, Germanasca, Po, Varaita and Maira vallies the Val Pellice make up the central Cotian Alps. Monviso (the mountain which inspired the Paramount skyline) is the highest point of the range, always visible from the plains below. Val Pellice can be reached by car through Turin motorway (A55), from Milan (A4), from Piacenza (A21) and from Savona (A6). Follow directions for Pinerolo from the Mirafiori exit taking the motorway to Pinerolo and then the SP161 (Val Pellice) passing Bricherasio to Luserna. Railway connections from Turin (Porta Susa) via Pinerolo.
Coordinate GPS: Latitudine N 44 49. 882, Longitudine E 7 15. 768
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