Il Vallone B&B

Gattico, Novara
Bed & Breakfast

A charming family suite in a peaceful village B&B with Scottish-Italian hosts. A fantastic base for exploring the best of Piedmont


2 rooms


Rooms sleep 4


A peaceful B&B perfectly placed for exploring Lake Maggiore and Lake Orta. In fact the whole of Piedmont is at your feet – although you’ll need a car – and Milan, Turin and Switzerland are all an hour’s drive. Scottish owner, Gillian, runs a B&B in Milan and she knows just how to make guests feel at home: buffet breakfasts of pastries, homemade jams and fresh juices, served on a sunny patio; an abundant flower and tree-filled garden to wander; toys and a dressing up box for kids and plenty of books for grown-ups to borrow. Your family suite in this village farmhouse is light and spacious, with exposed stonewalls, beamed ceilings and practical pine furniture. Gillian has filled her home with interesting bits and pieces: local art, a telescope for star-gazing, ceramic wood-burners. There’s a sweet little twin room for children, a squeaky-clean bathroom and you can access your rooms up a flight of stone steps from the garden. Hike Mottarone and Monte Rosa, head to La Madonna del Sasso for breathtaking views over Lake Orta then back for a chilled glass of wine on the porch with the fire pit blazing. 


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Special offer: Come & enjoy a family holiday at Il Vallone just 40-minute away from Mottarone mountain with ski slopes for the kids to go wild! Don't forget you're few minutes away from Lake Orta & Lake Maggiore!

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights; 3 nights in high season. Parking on-site.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants 5-minute walk.


Nightly price
from €200
Extra double bed available €30 per person (children free of charge).
1 Family room for 4
From €200


Outstanding We very much enjoyed our three night stay at Gilians' B&B. All effort was made for a welcoming stay. Gilian hosted us graciously and was a lovely person to meet and speak to. She provided us lots of information about things to visit in the area. Gilian's breakfasts were scrumptious and very satisfying with homemade fruitsalade and various proposals every day. Our room was beautifully appointed, comfortable and very very tidy. The location provides easy access to all the nice places to visit around Lake Orta and Lake Maggiore.

Jan, Brussels

We had a wonderful stay at Il Vallone. It was a lovely peaceful and comfortable room and in a great location for visiting places including Lake Orta and Lake Maggiore. Milan is not far away either, including by train. Gillian was a wonderful host - she was very thoughtful and it was a delight to meet her. Her breakfasts were great too and really set us up well for the day. We hope to be able to return before long.

Mark, Letchworth garden city

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