P258: Superb 14 Ha (35 acre) Estate with Large 15th Century Stone Farmhouse comprising 3 Independent Units, Swimming Pool, Recreation Pavilion, Landscaped Gardens, Stables
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South of Barolo
Surrounded by lush, undisturbed nature and enjoying beautiful views over the Langhe hills, this prestigious development comprises a very substantial 15th century Stone Farmhouse that has been superbly restored and developed by the current owner into 3 independent units, each of them comprising spacious accommodation of about 130 sq.m (1,300 sq.ft). There is space to create 2 further units, for which building permission has been granted.
Surrounded by 14 Ha (35 acres) of land, some of it formerly vineyard, the property enjoys a very secluded and peaceful location south of Alba and in easy reach of Barolo, Dogliani and Monforte d'Alba. The property is also in easy reach of the motorway/freeway/autostrada between Turin and Savona: Turin's international airport is about an hour's drive away, and the beaches of the Riviera near Savona can be reached in little over half an hour.
The Main Buildings
The main buildings are constructed with solid natural stone mixed with antique bricks, and enclose an inner courtyard that has been turned into a romantic outdoor sitting area. The 2003/2004 renovation was conducted under the direction of a local architect to a high specification and modern standards, taking care to preserve the vintage feel and architectural beauty of the buildings.
Many original features can be found throughout, giving the place a unique character. The renovation also included the construction of a substantial new recreation pavilion and swimming pool.
Unit 1 (click here for pictures) is a detached house with an area of 130 sq.m (1300 sq.ft) spread over 2 floors. It sleeps up to 5 people.
Ground floor: A door opens from the courtyard to a small hall with a door leading on the right to the fully-furnished kitchen with dishwasher, fridge freezer, cooking hob and oven. A door on the left leads to a spacious living-dining room with an open fireplace and doors opening onto a paved patio.
First Floor: Stairs lead up from the entrance hall to a first floor landing and to 2 spacious double bedrooms and a bathroom.Unit 2 (click here for pictures) on the first floor has an area of 135 sq.m (1350 sq.ft). It sleeps up to 7 people.
Layout: The front door leads from a spacious 25 sq.m terrace to a living room which is connected by an arched passage to a second reception room. To the left of the living room is a spacious, modern designer kitchen with dining area - this includes a dishwasher, fridge freezer, cooking hob and oven. An inner hall way leads to the spacious master bedroom with ensuite bathroom. There are a further 2 double bedrooms that share a second bathroom, and a guest cloak room.Unit 3 (click here for pictures) on the second floor also has an area of 135 sq.m (1350 sq. ft). It sleeps up to 7 people, and is accessible to wheelchair users.
Layout: the front door opens into a spacious open-plan kitchen/living/dining room of stylish modern design, with a dishwasher, fridge freezer, cooking hob and oven. There is access from here to a balcony that offers beautiful views. Accessed from the living room, an inner hall has doors to 2 spacious double bedrooms, one with a balcony, and to 2 bathrooms. From the living room a further door leads to an additional bedroom, sleeping 3, that has an ensuite bathroom and a balcony.
The Recreation Pavilion and Swimming Pool
The recreation pavilion and swimming pool (click here for pictures) at the back of the main building enjoy a southerly aspect: the 130 sq.m pavilion has a pyramid-shaped glass roof, ISDN access and seating for up to 16 people.
The pavilion includes a kitchen, a shower/WC/changing room, a sauna and a shaded outdoor terrace.
The solar-heated swimming pool is located between the main buildings and the pavilion: the 10 x 4 m pool includes a current generator, a hydro massage facility and a pool cover, and is surrounded by a spacious, sunny 200 sq.m terrace.
A gate leads from the small access road into the driveway of the property. The driveway ends at a large courtyard situated in front of the buildings, and at a separate parking area with pedestrian access to the buildings. The buildings are enclosed within attractive landscaped grounds: the remaining area is mediterranean woodland.
Mains water, gas, electricity, gas-fired central heating.
There are a number of golf courses in Southern Piedmont. Three of them - Cherasco, Cuneo/Boves and the Golf Club delle Langhe/Monforte - can be reached by car within 30 minutes. South Piedmont is perfect for bike riding: there are numerous small, scenic roads - mostly tarmac-surfaced - connecting the hills and villages. Horse riding is also very popular, and there are good riding facilities in the area. The nearest ski resort is less than 45 minutes away.
Strictly by appointment with the sole agents, Piedmont Properties
Our opinion: a fully-developed property, renovated to a high standard and in a prestigious location - a magnificent investment opportunity.
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For more information contact us quoting reference P258. Please note that all quoted measurements are approximate.
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