Fortress in Beautiful Position
Fully restored 1,000yr old hilltop fortress
Beautiful property fully restored to an extremely high standard, in a beautiful, calm position with views over the Alps and rolling hills dominated by castles and ancient villas, but in a location within easy reach of the vibrant surrounding world that is the Langhe, Monferrato and Roero - all of which are on its doorstep.
The property dates back to 1000 AD. Originally a fortress, then rebuilt in 1200 and used as a convent, then as a private dwelling.
This is pure wine country, hundreds of passionate producers can be found in the area as well as the finest foods and wonderful scenery that no one can tire of - and I know, because I have lived in this area for more than seven years.
The restoration was done with exceptional passion and little consideration to cost. The villa retains outstanding features, mostly from the 17th century. This includes the finest details such as doors, their handles and locks, the beautiful cotta floors, the frescoes that look as if they were painted yesterday and incredible brick vaulted cellars that are truly vast.
All the services have been fully updated with special care to blend in with the ancient features such as the heating, electrical and plumbing systems.
The villa includes 12 bedrooms, long halls, a chapel, two kitchens, dining areas, caretaker's apartment, 10 bathrooms, original interior doors and new windows. There are a total of 45 rooms.
The private gardens feature a lake which is fed from a 200m deep well providing irrigation so the grass is even green and golf-course standard in the hot summer months. The covered swimming pool measures 14x7m - the pool water is heated as well as the air and under the floor. Beyond this is a tennis court of 800sqm. The garden is completely walled in by a 600m wall that has been fully restored.
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Within 15 minutes is the buzzing city of Asti and just 20 minutes to Alba and Barolo, famous for its festivals, chocolate, wine and fashion. Consider this too: the autostrada is just 10 minutes drive putting it in easy reach of airports and the larger cities such as Milan and Turin - something that should never be left out of your consideration when buying a property here in Piemonte.
- Fully restored
- Swimming pool
- Tennis court
- Stunning views
- Convenient location
- BAROLO WINE AREA - 20 mins
- ALBA - 15 mins
- NEAREST GROCERY SHOP - 5 mins
- NEAREST RESTAURANT - 5 mins walk
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