In a beautiful rural setting close to the charming spa town of Acqui Terme, this easily-accessible, spacious property enjoys a beautiful hillside position with uninterrupted views to the south. The center of Acqui Terme, with its excellent shopping, hotels, bars, restaurants and markets, can be reached by car within 10 minutes. The nearest motorway junction in the direction of Alessandria is a 30 minute drive away, and the international airports of Milan, Turin and Genoa as well as the beaches of the Riviera can be reached in 60 to 90 minutes.
There is ample space for a swimming pool and a tennis court, and the 13 Ha of grounds around the house are also suitable for livestock. On an approximately 1 Ha (10,000 m²) plot behind the house, there exists a right - which will expire in 5 years if not exercised - to create a vineyard.
Less than 10 minutes from the property on foot there is a small river with crystal-clear freshwater pools, perfect for swimming during the hot summer months.
The large stone farmhouse was built in the 19th century and extensively renovated in 2011 - it now offers outstanding contemporary accommodation, with plenty of space to run a B&B. The outbuilding, a former barn and a portico are currently empty, but could be developed if extra space is required.
The ground floor includes a cozy country-style kitchen and the former wine cellar, which has been transformed into an impressive dining room. It also includes a further reception room, a guest WC, and a large bedroom with a private bathroom. All the ground floor rooms have patio doors with external access to the front of the house.
An elegant staircase leads from the ground floor to the first floor: this has a very bright, large triple-aspect living room with access to a terrace, an office, and a large double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and access to another terrace at the other end of the house.
The staircase continues from the first floor to the second: here there are a single room and a twin-bedded room that share a bathroom, plus 2 further bedrooms each with a private bathroom.
Services: The house has mains water, mains electricity, central heating and an alarm system.
The buildings form a U-shape that encloses a large courtyard. The meadows on each side of the house provide ample space for a pool, a tennis court or a garden. The grounds would also make perfect paddocks for horses.
The 1 Ha plot with permission to plant a vineyard is located on a slope behind the house. The remaining grounds are mainly Mediterranean mixed forest, which can provide a plentiful supply of firewood.
Our personal opinion: A finely-restored property that is full of character - it can be used in many ways, but is ideally suited to the creation of stables or a B&B.
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