Five suites with a unique allure
An ancient farmhouse dating back to 1797, once used as a barn, stable, pantry and room for producing cheese. It was radically restored in 2016, with the Superintendence of Fine Arts of the region, scrupulously respecting the characteristic elements of the past: the external walls, for example, are still the original ones, only carefully restored. A concerted effort was made to maintain the echoes of past historical events and to retain the spell of the past pervading the rooms. The furnishings are also period pieces from the Aosta Valley. In the elegant bathrooms, Cogne stone has been used and the exquisite courtesy toiletries are from the Dottor Nicola line.
The suite is located on the ground floor and overlooks the characteristic central square of Cogne. It is built in the part of the cottage where daily life once took place: here is where the family cooked, slept, prayed and milked the cows. In fact, a low partition separated this room from the stable, so that the heat of the animals could warm the whole family. In the basement was the cellar, reachable through a trap door, the place where we now find the tavern and the corridor that connects the suites to the hotel.
The suite is located on the ground floor and overlooks the quiet internal garden. It is built in the part of the house where the oven for baking bread was located more than a hundred years ago. Milk was was processed here: in fact, in a large cauldron hung over the fireplace, and Fontina cheese, butter and other fresh or aged cheeses were produced. The entrance hall served as a hallway between the various rooms on the ground floor.
This intimate suite is located on the first floor and its highlight is the Devon & Devon Victorian-style freestanding bathtub at the foot of the double bed.
Until the beginning of the last century, this room was used as a pantry: there were racks for bread, chests for storing flour, rice, eggs, turnips and potatoes while the mocetta (typical Cogne salami) was hung from the ceiling to dry. Clothing and linen were stored in large trunks and chests.
This suite is one of the most unique: it develops in length, taking up the original steps entirely in Cogne stone. At the entrance, hanging from the high ceiling, are the cowbells of the family cows, including that of the clever Mendolla, the cow that ran away from the mountain pastures to return to the house of grandfather Cipriano. The suite - where hay was once stacked and wheat threshed - consists of a double bedroom and a double mezzanine with a mall double bed and an antique bed suitable for younger guests. The suite is complete with a sitting area with historical furnishings and large windows overlooking the lovely internal garden.
Like the 404, this suite had a previous use, as a hayloft; in fact two separate areas were needed for the first and second cuts of the hay. Located on the second floor, it has a large balcony overlooking the charming square of via Dottor Grappein with its traditional stone fountain. The Victorian-style freestanding bathtub invites you to linger for romantic moments of gentle well-being.