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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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Ready for play

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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.

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Winter

As the days get rapidly shorter and the mercury dips to zero here are a few suggestions of things to do in and around Acqui.

Acqui terme is a year round destination and whilst we do not have mountains there is more than enough fun to go round.

First up, cool down,  we have a real ice rink in Piazza Italia this year, so if skating around it is your thing, come along. Equipment is available for hire.

Next, warm up, there is nothing quite like warming yourself from the inside out with a spa visit, remember we have the boiling sulphur waters right here so you can enjoy a percorso or a soothing mud treament in either resort, Lago del Sorgente or Hotel terme.

Eat well, unlike many other regions Piemonte cuisine is at its absolute best during the winter, dishes featuring mushrooms, wild game, matured cheeses and comfort food.Not to forget the adored white truffle pictured above at Acqui annual Sapori festival.

Drink well, the wine is red, rich, deep and welcoming, need I say more?

Whilst winter is not always said to be the best season with a dusting of snow or frost this valley really is a winter wonderland.

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Take time to feel

It is a brilliant November day here in Acqui Terme Piemonte and after a horrendous few days of storms it looks fabulous, the air, the sky, the water drops sparkling in the trees. Just makes you glad to live on such a precious planet. So I wanted to share some nature shots from literally a step outside the doors of Verdmont. Right outside The Room at Verdmont.

Towards the end of the month we have a wonderful fair in Acqui featuring the famous white truffle but more than that there are a wide variety of local foods, cheese, honey, snacks , pastas preserves and wines to try and to buy. I usually take alot home to give as Christmas gifts or for the Christmas table.

The event is Mostra di Tartufo Acqui Sapori, very catchy title but it is on 25 November 2018 so save the date!

Happy truffle or Porcini hunting, the weather is a perfect combination of damp and mild conditions. Perfect for autumn risotto!