|Floor Area:||658 m²|
Above the historic spa town of Acqui Terme, in a beautiful, unspoilt and secluded location with sweeping views over the hills of Langa Astigiana, this well-maintained property is surrounded by vineyards, orchards and woodland - however, it is not isolated, and enjoys excellent access.
With its world-class infrastructure, golf course, schools, health facilities and vibrant cultural life, Acqui Terme is only a few kilometers away. The nearest motorway junction can be reached in 40 minutes, and the Ligurian coast in 30 minutes; the cities of Genoa, Turin and Milan are between 60 and 90 minutes away.
An impressive driveway leads upwards from the road in the valley through the grounds to a paved forecourt in front of the main house - a fully and expensively renovated Art Nouveau villa, built around 1900 - that offers spacious, contemporary living on three levels.
Accessed from the forecourt, the main entrance leads into a spacious open-plan living area comprising a living room with glass doors to the outside, a dining room, a well-equipped kitchen, and a guest bathroom.
The first floor includes the master suite with dressing room, a second bedroom, a very large, luxurious bathroom with Jacuzzi and double sinks, and a study.
Developed into a chic, self-contained loft apartment, the second floor comprises 2 bedrooms and a bathroom plus a living-dining and kitchen area. An unusual feature of the apartment is the cozy, wood-burning fireplace that rotates 360 degrees.
The villa features an attractive wine cellar that is used for wine tastings. Also in the basement are utility rooms for heating, washing and storage.
Opposite the villa, and sharing the same courtyard, the guest house - formerly the wine farmhouse - has also been completely renovated and converted into spacious additional accommodation. It has 4 double suites that are independent of each other, and are currently rented separately. The guest house features a lift.
The main entrance leads from the forecourt into a large living space with seating and dining areas, plus a bar that is equipped with a coffee machine and drink coolers. To the rear of the building is a fully-equipped professional kitchen, a guest bathroom, and storage space.
The 4 luxurious guest suites are each equipped with an elegant marble bathroom with Jacuzzi, shower and double sinks. Three suites have their own living area, and one suite is handicapped accessible. All suites are individually furnished and enjoy a beautiful view.
Services: Both houses have oil central heating, a private and public water supply, electricity, telephone and WELAN. A generator provides an independent electricity supply capability.
The area behind the Guest House includes a large terrace with sun loungers and parasols, a portico with a covered seating and dining area, and a spectacular swimming pool with a total area of 348 m² and an island with palm trees! There is also a snack bar and an outdoor shower. Around the pool and terrace is an area of manicured lawn and a rose garden.
An outbuilding provides garage space for 10 vehicles, and also houses machinery and equipment. Adjacent to the outbuilding, the large, heated greenhouse is used for the propagation and preservation of winter-sensitive plants.
Approximately 1.9 Ha of the grounds are cultivated vineyards, with 6711 m² Chardonnay, 3645 m² Barbera Monferrato, and 8560 m² Merlot and Syrah vines. High-quality wine is produced and bottled by a local winery, which also attaches proprietary labels and supplies the finished product back to the estate. Currently, the vineyards are managed by a local winegrower.
The remainder of the 12 Ha of grounds are natural meadow and woodland.
Our personal opinion: A superlative property that leaves nothing to be desired. The accommodation is very flexible - it can generate an income, but also comfortably accommodate 2 families.
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