P274: Elegant Fully-Renovated Country Residence, Sold Fully Furnished, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, ca. 4.7 Ha of Land, Swimming Pool, Landscaped Garden, Horse Paddock, in a Beautiful and Tranquil LocationSee also a P274 Picture Gallery with 47 images
This elegant, gated estate is located in a romantic valley set among the rolling wine hills between the busy market town of Nizza Monferrato and the Roman spa town of Acqui Terme. Nizza, the nearest town, offers good shopping facilities, banks, restaurants, bars and enotecas: it can be reached by car in 10 minutes. The motorway/freeway/autostrada is about 20 minutes away, and the international airports of Milan, Turin and Genoa can be reached within an hour's drive.
The property is approached via two gated entrances - one of them remote-controlled - located on a quiet country lane in a very sunny and secluded location: a cobbled drive leads from the main gate through a spacious courtyard to the house.
The grounds including the house, courtyard, outbuildings, a landscaped garden, a paddock, arable fields and some woodland extend to about 4.7 Ha (11.75 acres) in total. The landscaped garden of about 5000 sq.m. is well-stocked with mature ornamental trees, and it features a 12 x 6m swimming pool with an outbuilding that accommodates a changing room and shower room.
A detached garage - for 3 cars - beside the house includes a portico that faces the garden: this portico houses an attractive barbeque and a summer kitchen with a pizza oven. Part of the garage could be converted into a stable if desired. The grounds nearest to the house, including the horse paddock, are fenced in.
The impressive early 18th century brick-built house was renovated in the 1990s and extended to the highest standards, maintaining its impressive character and many of its original features. Many rooms have the original vaulted brick ceilings, all rooms on the ground floor have high-quality terracotta floor tiles, and all of the bedrooms benefit from fine wooden parquet floors. Antique solid wooden beams and modern double-glazed windows can be found throughout. The floor space of the house is about 350 sq.m.
The house has been transformed into a very spacious family residence with all modern amenities. With interior design by Sergio Carbone of Studio Suzuki - a highly-reputed interior designer from Milan - the house is to be sold with all furniture, including soft furnishings.
Ground floor: A portico along the south side of the house provides a pleasant outdoor living area during the hot months of the year. The main entrance from the portico leads into an entrance hall. From here a door to the left leads to a large living room with a stunning antique marble fireplace, a vaulted brick ceiling and views over the courtyard and grounds. An arched doorway leads to a second sitting room, which could also be used as a formal dining room if desired, with access to the country-style kitchen / diner. A door from the kitchen opens onto a second portico at the back of the house, used as a shaded dining area during the long summer season.
Also on the ground floor, accessable from the entrance hall, are a guest bathroom / laundry room and a further reception room with an open fireplace, which could also be used as a family room.
First floor: Stairs lead from the ground floor entrance hall to the first floor and a corridor with access to 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.
Master Suite / Bedroom 1: This impressive, extremely spacious and south-facing room features a sitting area with a large window overlooking the grounds and the swimming pool. The ceiling has antique beams and clay pantiles (coppi) covered by a fully-insulated roof. The master suite has an ensuite bathroom with dual handbasins, bathtub / shower, WC and bidet.
Bedroom 2: This spacious double bedroom also comes with a private ensuite bathroom, and overlooks the garden.
Bedroom 3: This single bedroom, in crisp white and blue colours, features solid wooden beams.
Bedroom 4: This guest bedroom features solid wooden beams, a double four-poster bed and a beautiful antique wardrobe.
Family Bathroom: Located between the bedroom 3 and bedroom 4, the family bathroom has a shower, basin, WC and bidet.
Mains and well water, mains electricity, gas fired central heating, modern alarm system. Property maintenance is available if required.
There are a number of golf courses in Southern Piedmont. The nearest, Margara in Felizzano, can be reached by car in 25 minutes. Tennis courts can be found in the local towns, and horse riding is also very popular, with stables nearby. The excellent network of small, tarmac-surfaced country roads makes the area very popular with cyclists. The beaches of the Italian Riviera are a one hour drive away, and popular Italian ski resorts can be reached by motorway within 60 to 90 minutes.
Strictly by appointment with the sole agents, Piedmont Properties.
Our opinion: an exceptionally elegant country estate in a peaceful and secluded location. The property is currently used as a second home, but would make a fine year-round residence.
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For more information contact us quoting reference P274. Please note that all quoted measurements are approximate.
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