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Viking Glamping

In our continuous efforts to expand our minimal impact ecological vacation choices we are extending the Glamping which can now host up to a family of 6, across two tents.

Made by hand to our design and buying materials as close to home as possible and disturbing the ground as little as possible we have built a second tent, just as comfy as the first so you can experience luxury camping with no guilt.

The land around the Glamping has been left intentionally wild to encourage biodiversity. You will see many wild animals like deer, boar, rabbits, coypu, squirrels, and bird like owls, buzzards, to name a few.

The water is heated with solar power.

Most of the lamps and phone chargers are solar powered.

And more importantly you are as close to nature as possible.

Please try not to disturb the wildlife and only observe, most are quite happy to remain close if you let them. We accept pets on the basis that they remain under control on leash at all times and are not permitted to hunt wild animals. Remember to a domestic animal it may be fun to chase but to a wild animal it is a threat to life, please be understanding and above all respect nature.

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Summer

As summer slowly unfurls in Acqui it is the flowers and not the weather we enjoy. It has been uncharacteristically wet cold and rainy. Today we have a thunderstorm but there are bright spots. The Acacia are blooming, honeysuckle and Peony the air is positively perfumed.

Soon there are some fun evenings to attend, Vernissage is Acqui 01/06/19 and a walk in the vines followed by wine tasting and dinner, hosted by Araldica wine in Gavi. There is much to enjoy evening if the rain continues!

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Felicity’s playhouse

We are a family business at Verdmont and we pride ourselves in catering to our smallest visitors. A play area with swings, a pool to visit with Mum and Dad, and the little playhouse named after our smallest, Felicity ‘s playhouse. It is a perfectly sheltered spot nestled in the Acacia trees far enough for prying adult eyes but close enough for the comfort of Mum and Dad.

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Family camping time

For a while I have been dreaming about creating a nice spot for families who want to enjoy the great outdoors, nature and fun but without the mountain of things you need to bring for camping especially with kids!!

Enter the Viking tent, inspired by vikings with a modern twist the construction is well underway, and hopefully within a few short weeks we will be able to offer a a large space for up to six people to explore the great outdoors.

This custom hand,ade tent will accomodate up to four and combine with the original bell tent to sleep a total of 6 set in you own 150 metre squared space.

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Sustainability

In the era of climate change we feel the need to inform our guest of what we have already done to help our planet.

At Verdmont we are committed to helping the planet; here is what we have already implemented.

Energy

Verdmont is fitted with a large rooftop solar array producing 30kw of energy throughout the day.

Verdmont is equipped with a solar thermal array meaning most hot water for eight months of the year is supplied by the sun.

Laundry is washed in hotter water but minimal detergents and sun dried (UV rays kills germs) reducing plastic waste and energy waste from dryers.

Verdmont has doubled insulation to enable passive heating and cooling.

Our off grid Glamping offerings are virtually zero environmental impact. Using solar rechargeable batteries.

Electric vehicles, the Verdmont taxi is a Tesla full electric car, we also allow EV car charging for our guests.

Water

We supply glass bottles for drinking tap water instead of using plastic bottles, please use them.

We use refillable bottles of soap reducing plastic waste.

Glass filters in the pool allow lower chemical use and lower water waste. Follow pool instructions to lower the need for chemical load.

We collect waste pool water for irrigation.

Plastic and pollution

We use steam to clean eliminating chemical use and the resulting waste plastic bottles.

We recycle as much as possible and encourage our guests to do so.

Biodiversity

80% of the property is left intentionally wild to encourage local flora and fauna. This includes large mammals like deer, wild boar, rabbits, foxes and moles. Birds such as Buzzards, eagles, the nightjar, pheasants, blue tits, owls, swallows and redstart but also insects honey bees, carpenter bees, butterflies , moths. Plants such as wild roses and rare flower species like the native Piemonte orchids.

Please walk our gardens and discover nature.

We reject fertilizers we reject pesticides .

Other

We offer vegetarian options and always buy local produce for our meals and wine reducing impact from shipping and agriculture.

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The beauty of winter

After a day of heavy snow the sun shines down and I am reminded of how important snow is to the vines around us. Currently everything is under a slowly melting white blanket and it is this precipitation that is perfect for wines. Slow release water. That aside it is utterly beautiful wouldn’t you agree? Wishing you all beautiful days from Verdmont.