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€ 1 400 000
This exquisite estate is in the hills high above Canelli, a UNESCO wine town, and is only a 10-minute drive from the town center. Surrounded by unpolished nature and with spectacular views of the Monferrato vineyards, the property enjoys a particularly peaceful setting: the nearest neighbors are nearby but invisible, and the quiet lane on which the property is located sees little traffic. From the lane, a gate leads into the parking area in front of the house.
Canelli caters to every need, with a twice-weekly market, relaxing bars, first-class restaurants, and its famous wine cellars – the so-called underground cathedrals, where exquisite sparkling wines have been produced for 150 years – attracting wine enthusiasts from all over the world.
When the current owner bought the 200-year-old L-shaped building in 2007, it was in a state of disrepair. The house was extensively rebuilt over three years and transformed into a very spacious home. The typical Piedmont red vaulted brick ceilings have been raised and rebuilt using antique bricks, and the original stone walls have been exposed, giving the house a uniquely charming rustic character. The house now meets the most stringent technical requirements: it is well-insulated and has underfloor heating.
The ground floor is dominated by a stunning country kitchen, which serves as the house’s focal point. The cozy dining area with a glass-fronted fireplace is located next to the kitchen. Large glass doors from the kitchen lead to an outdoor dining area on the house’s terrace.
There are two double bedrooms and a bathroom on the ground floor, in a separate area: the larger bedroom has its own exit to the pool terrace, an open fireplace, and an additional private bathroom.
A spiral staircase housed in an imposing cylindrical tower leads to the large, impressive living area on the first floor, which features a large, glazed fireplace in the center and exposed roof trusses that give it a light and spacious feel.
The sleeping area is accessible via a door from the first-floor living room. This floor, like the ground floor, has two double bedrooms and a bathroom; the larger bedroom has an additional private bathroom as well as a private balcony.
The partially-fenced garden and outdoor area surrounding the house provide a variety of places to relax, with shady spots in the summer and sunset views in the cooler months. The south-facing 15m x 6m swimming pool is set in a large sun terrace next to the house, with a large, covered portico in between and an open fireplace. From here, you can gaze out over the wine hills all the way to the Swiss Alps.
From the pool, a small staircase and a short walk lead to the tennis court, which was recently installed and is very easy to maintain. The remainder of the property is Mediterranean woodland, rich in wildlife, and requires no further maintenance.
Between Canelli and Acqui Terme
€ 1 320 000
This lovingly restored, ancient stone homestead is situated high in the hills of the Valle Bormida, south of the UNESCO wine town of Canelli, surrounded by vineyards, meadows, and forests. Within 5 to 10 minutes, you can reach the nearby villages of Monastero Bormida, Bubbio, and Loazzolo. Canelli (12 km away) and Acqui Terme (17 km away) have excellent infrastructure, including schools, hospitals, supermarkets, cultural and sports facilities, spas, and other amenities. The southern part of Monferrato has a beautiful natural landscape, historical centers, cultivated gastronomy, and a sophisticated wine culture.
The courtyard, which is easily accessible via a country lane with little traffic, is surrounded by four independent natural stone buildings, three of which have been completely renovated and are habitable; the fourth, a small tower, could be developed if necessary.
The homestead, which was extensively renovated only a few years ago, has been transformed into a very well-kept holiday complex offering a total of 6 holiday apartments for summer rental – approximately 30 weeks are rented each year, from Easter to late November.
A large guest house with 5 well-equipped holiday apartments, a separate holiday house (with another guest apartment), a private apartment building, and a small tower building with a wine tasting room comprise the complex.
Each of the guest house’s 5 apartments sleeps 2 to 4 people, has its own kitchen with ceramic hob and oven, and its own outdoor seating area. The guest house also has a modern stainless steel gastro kitchen for cooking classes or group bookings, a large multi-purpose room with its own bathroom (for seminars, yoga, massages, etc.), a large dining room for up to 18 people, and a storage room. There is a large seating area as well as a pergola covered in kiwi trees on the south side of the building, accessible from the courtyard, with dining tables for general use. The entire guest house can also be rented to large groups. The separate holiday house (which houses the 6th guest apartment) has two floors of living space for three people, as well as a sunny private balcony for summer dining.
The private residential house, which is separate from the guest house, was renovated in 2013. It is built in stone and has two bedrooms, one with a private bathroom, a cozy kitchen, a living room, and a guest bathroom, as well as two terraces, two balconies, and a large storage cellar with a separate wine cellar.
Services include: mains water plus well water (new in 2017) with water storage tanks; electricity, central heating, solar system, water decalcification system, insect screens on all windows and doors; internet, satellite TV system, and lawn irrigation system.
Garden & Pool
The courtyard features several seating areas as well as a large pergola with tables and chairs. The lawn with palms, various shady trees, and flowering shrubs contribute to the inviting Mediterranean atmosphere.
The 4 x 12m swimming pool was built in 2013 in a raised location at the end of the garden; it has a large sun terrace, an outdoor shower, and a beautiful view. The pool has a salt water treatment system, a water heating system, and an electric-powered cover. The pool’s technical equipment is housed in a small outbuilding.
Grounds & Vineyard
The approximately 18,000 m2 plot includes a small vineyard of approximately 5000 m2. The vineyard, which was renovated between 2013 and 2018, produces approximately 4 tons of Dolcetto, Barbera, and Moscato grapes: it is operated by a cooperative, and the grapes are processed into house wines by a local winemaker.
The property includes a large orchard with approximately 100 different fruit trees, as well as a fenced chicken coop and a large parking lot for 8 vehicles.
€ 580 000
This well-kept property enjoys a fantastic panoramic location, close to the charming spa town of Acqui Terme. An access road leads from a seldom-used country lane past a neighboring courtyard to an electric gate and the forecourt, where several parking spaces are available. The property’s location is very private and completely undisturbed, but not isolated – Acqui Terme town center, with its first-rate shopping, hotels, restaurants, bars, markets, schools, and extensive sports, leisure, and health facilities, is only a 10-minute drive away. A small hilltop village with a bar, a post and community office, a grocery store, a butcher, and a pharmacy is also about 2 kilometers away.
Travel time to the international airports of Milan, Turin, and Genoa is approximately 60 to 90 minutes, and the Riviera with its beaches is approximately 45 minutes. Popular day trips from here include Portofino, San Remo, and Monte Carlo in France, as well as the ski resorts of Sestriere, Cervinia, and Courmayeur in northern Piedmont.
The Country Villa
The building, which was built in the Italian villa style around ten years ago, is earthquake-proof according to Swiss standards – quality and safety have been prioritized throughout. The house is situated so that the spectacular view can be appreciated from the main rooms, which are all on the same level and have large windows. It is habitable all year and can thus be used as either a vacation home or a year-round residence. The structure has a cellar and could be expanded if necessary.
The main entrance to the villa is located on the courtyard side. The structure has a large living-dining room with a wood stove and an open, modern kitchen area – it has a 4.40 m ceiling height and exposed roof beams that create a spacious and airy atmosphere. The room is well-lit thanks to the two large glass doors that lead outside.
To the back of the house are three double bedrooms, one of which has an ensuite bathroom, as well as another bathroom with a washing machine and dryer. Air conditioning is available in all three bedrooms.
A large covered terrace in front of the living area provides access to the garden and pool. This is ideal for al fresco dining during the summer.
The Garden, Swimming pool & Outbuildings
A low-maintenance garden surrounds the house, with lawns, flowering bushes, and a few fruit trees. A particular highlight is the 22m x 5m salt water swimming pool (22m x 5m), which is surrounded by a large pool terrace with a spectacular view.
A long outbuilding with a covered seating area and a tractor garage sits next to the pool. If necessary, this structure could be expanded.
On the slope behind the house, there is a 5000-square-meter vineyard. This vineyard is planted with approximately 3000 Barbera and Dolcetto vines and is managed by a neighbor who is also a wine producer. The neighbor pays the vineyard in kind rent in the form of 300 excellent bottles of wine per year.
€ 490 000
This property enjoys a perfect, quiet location with wonderful views, just a short distance from a small nearby village. Famous wine towns such as Barolo, La Morra, Sinio, and Serravalle Langhe are only 15 minutes away by car: the property is an ideal base from which to explore the famous wine-growing region of south Piedmont.
The nearest motorway junction is only 15 minutes away, and the international airports of Milan, Turin, and Genoa are all within two hours.
The current owners completely renovated the country villa and converted it into a guest house about ten years ago. The house is well-maintained and provides year-round flexibility. The building’s side is attached to another property, which is common in borgos, but there is no obvious loss of privacy.
The front door opens into a large living room with an open fireplace and a country kitchen with a brick pizza oven. A large room with an antique billiard table adjoins this, as does a storage room. A room that can be used as an office, a bathroom, and an attractive 40 m2 conservatory with a small kitchen and an outdoor terrace are also on the ground floor. Breakfast is served here, either outdoors or indoors, depending on the weather.
A staircase leads up to the first floor from the living area on the ground floor. A second living area with an open fireplace, a guest WC, a large suite with two bedrooms and an ensuite bathroom, a third guest bedroom with a private bathroom, and a third guest room – this has a bathroom next to it, but it could easily be connected directly – can be found here.
The second house, which was renovated after the main house, provides very flexible accommodation and is habitable all year round: it could be used as private owner accommodation.
The main entrance of the house is reached via a lovely covered outdoor portico. The ground floor, which was once a stable, is a lovely space that is now used as a storage room. A large portico adjacent to this room is currently used as a shelter for gardening equipment, and a garage for two vehicles is located to the rear of the building.
The residential area is on the first floor and consists of two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a small kitchen, and a living room. All of the rooms face south and have a beautiful view of the garden and the hills beyond.
Garden & Grounds
The garden is a sight to behold: lovingly designed and meticulously maintained, it features flowers and greenery all year. It connects the two buildings and provides various seating and resting areas with stunning views of the Langhe wine hills. There’s also a large vegetable garden and plenty of room for a pool.
The property also includes a large paved courtyard and a former vineyard, which is now mostly planted with hazelnut trees. The property is approximately 1.3 hectares in size.
€ 420 000
This well-kept property is only a few kilometers from the wine town of Canelli, in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage zone of the Vineyard Landscape of Piedmont, and has stunning views. Canelli is famous for its historic wine cellars, dubbed “underground cathedrals,” and wineries that have been producing exquisite sparkling wines for over 150 years. The town has excellent shopping facilities, excellent dining, and a variety of leisure activities.
The easily accessible property is located on a quiet lane that is only used by locals. The larger towns of Asti, Alba, and Acqui Terme are about 20 kilometers away, and the nearest motorway is about 10 kilometers away. The international airports of Milan, Turin, and Genoa can be reached in 60 to 90 minutes, and the Riviera beaches and ski resorts in the Western Alps in less than 2 hours.
The former vineyard farmhouse, which was extensively renovated and refurbished in 2015, now provides plenty of space for family and friends. Antique elements, such as typical Piedmontese vaulted brick ceilings, can be found in several rooms, lending the house a distinct personality. The south-facing brick house has thick walls that keep it cool in the summer and warm in the winter. The roof has been replaced and insulated, and all windows and glass doors are double-glazed.
The main entrance to the building is located on the south side of the house, beneath the portico. The large, cozy country kitchen has a pellet stove and a large breakfast table; the adjacent living room has an open fireplace, another dining area, and a glass door leading to the terrace and garden.
On the ground floor, there is also a large utility room with a lift and a WC; the passenger lift is large enough for wheelchair use. There is also a workshop/garage and a boiler room, both of which are only accessible from the garden.
From the entrance area to the first floor, a staircase leads. There are two large double bedrooms, one of which has an en-suite bathroom, as well as a smaller bedroom; a large, extended attic room with its own small bathroom, as well as a closet-sized bedroom and another bathroom. One of the two spacious bedrooms has access to the south-facing terrace above the portico.
The well-kept property is completely fenced, with a large wrought iron gate leading from the lane into a gravel courtyard area in front of and beside the house, with parking for several vehicles. The garden around the house is divided into sections, and the large lawn behind the house has plenty of room for a swimming pool.
The garden is simple to care for and well-equipped with a variety of trees that provide either fruit or shade.
Near Nizza Monferrato
€ 400 000
This former schoolhouse, located high above the wine town of Nizza Monferrato, is surrounded by vineyards and has a magnificent south-west aspect with views of the Alps to the west and north. The property is located in a quiet borgo at the end of a small access road: the borgo consists of a chapel and only two other private residences.
Just a few minutes away, Nizza Monferrato is located in the heart of the UNESCO ‘Vineyard Landscape of Piedmont’ World Heritage zone, and it has all of the daily necessities, such as supermarkets, banks, boutique shops, schools, and a hospital, as well as excellent restaurants and various wine bars.
The larger towns of Asti, Alba, and Acqui Terme are about 20 kilometers away, and the nearest motorway junction is less than half an hour away. The international airports of Milan, Turin, and Genoa, as well as the Riviera beaches and ski resorts in the Western Alps, are all within 60 to 90 minutes.
The elegant brick building, which was built around 1900 as a small, single-class country school, was completely refurbished by the current owner about 15 years ago and converted into a comfortable residential house. It has high, light-filled rooms and now provides spacious accommodation on three levels.
The front door opens into a spacious hallway with an antique brick vaulted ceiling: an open archway leads into the large living / dining room with an open brick fireplace.
The kitchen, which is adjacent to the dining area, overlooks the garden and has a door leading to the outdoor seating area in the covered terrace (portico) behind the house. A large bathroom with shower and WC is located on the ground floor, and an internal door leads to the double garage.
A charming curved stone staircase leads to the middle floor, which contains a bright double bedroom; from here, stairs lead up to the first floor.
On the first floor, there are two double bedrooms, one single bedroom, and two bathrooms. The larger double bedroom has an ensuite bathroom, while the single bedroom has access to a balcony.
A lawn and several mature trees can be found in the easily maintained garden behind the house. The double garage is accessible from the small paved courtyard in front of the house
Near Acqui Terme
€ 350 000
This lovely property is situated at the foot of a historic hilltop village, complete with a romantic castle that houses an exclusive hotel and restaurant. Vineyards, meadows, and truffle-filled forests dot the beautiful hilly landscape. Small, dreamy villages with historic town centers beckon exploration, and the historic spa town of Acqui Terme is only 15 minutes away.
The nearby village provides convenient shopping for daily needs, while Acqui Terme has supermarkets, hotels, restaurants, schools, hospitals, and cultural activities, as well as a golf course and other sporting opportunities. The motorway / autostrada is only 8 kilometers away, allowing for quick access to the property, particularly from the north.
The house is over 200 years old and was completely renovated in the 1990s by the current owner. The house’s original antique wooden beams, thick stone masonry, open fireplaces, and some antique terracotta floors give it a distinct personality and a lot of charm.
Because the house has central heating, it can be occupied all year. Various antiques and decorative items are currently stored in the house, as seen in the photos; however, it is to be sold unfurnished.
The front door opens into a heated conservatory with access to the house.
The ground floor features three large rooms: a living room with an open fireplace, a dining room, and an antique designer country kitchen. The two upper floors are accessible via a staircase at the end of the kitchen.
The first floor has two bedrooms, a bathroom, and a small kitchen, making it suitable for use as a self-contained holiday apartment.
The second floor features two large bedrooms, an anteroom, and a bathroom with full room height.
Garden & Swimming Pool
From a quiet lane, an electric gate leads into the gravelled courtyard and garage. The fenced plot surrounding the house, measuring approximately 3000 m2, is a well-kept and colorful garden, richly equipped with a variety of fruit trees.
The 12 x 5 meter swimming pool with a large pool terrace is the garden’s focal point. The pool was renovated three years ago and is open for approximately six months of the year. A large gazebo with a table and chairs, as well as a pizza oven, is located between the swimming pool and the house and is a popular spot for summer dining and relaxation.
Near Castelnuovo Don Bosco
€ 290 000
This charming country house is located just a few kilometers from Castelnuovo Don Bosco, on the outskirts of a small hilltop village known as the ‘Balcony of the Monferrato’ due to its spectacular panoramic location.
The village of Castelnuovo Don Bosco, birthplace of Don Giovanni Bosco, founder of the Salesian Order, is located in the province of Asti and has everything needed for daily living. The Alto Astigiano is a beautiful hilly landscape that stretches between Asti and Turin. It is a patchwork of vineyards, meadows, and forests that is known for its castles, monasteries, and picturesque hilltop villages. Excellent restaurants, a variety of cultural activities, and an intricate network of small roads and walking trails make this area especially popular with cyclists and hikers.
The country house, built to a high standard in 2003, is located in a small and quiet side street on the outskirts of the village. The building faces south, and all of its rooms have access to the outdoors, including a large sunny terrace on the ground floor and two spacious balconies on the first floor. The house appears to float above the landscape due to its unique orientation, which can be seen from nearly every room.
The entrance opens into a large, light-filled living/dining room with two glass doors leading to the large south-facing terrace. During the transitional seasons of the year, a cozy Swedish stove provides pleasant warmth.
A spacious kitchen with a large glass door that opens onto the south terrace, a guest WC, and stairs leading down to the basement are also on the ground floor.
The central staircase leads up to the first floor from the living room on the ground floor. There is a large double bedroom with access to a balcony, a bathroom, and another large room that is currently being used as a day room and has access to an additional balcony. This bright room could be divided into two separate bedrooms if necessary.
Another staircase from the ground floor leads down to the basement, where there is a guest room, a storage room, a shower room with a sauna, and the boiler room. A reinforced door connects the basement hallway to the garage, which has space for a vehicle as well as useful storage.
The house’s fenced garden plot has been designed to blend in with the surrounding hillside terraces. It is well-kept, with flowers, evergreen shrubs, and trees, and plenty of room for a vegetable garden.