Surrounded by the green hills and vineyards of Monferrato (listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and just 45 km from the Ligurian Sea, the property consists of a main country house, a secondary country house/outbuilding for guests and a large basement with a garage and equipment rooms.
The area is particularly famous for its culinary and viniculture traditions and the country houses are situated in a convenient location that is not isolated: less than 1 km from the quaint village of Trisobbio, one of the most ancient in the area and a reference point for everyday purchases. It also hosts the annual Market Fair of the White Truffle and of Dolcetto d' Ovada wine.
From a tourism point of view, there are numerous attractions: Acqui Terme, a well-known, ancient spa resort with health spas and wellness centres, is located just 16 km away. The Villa Carolina Golf Club is situated 12 km away, has two 18-hole championship courses and is surrounded by a picturesque centuries-old park, while the San Marco Riding Club is located 8 km away and has a riding school and stables.
Ovada, in which there is also a railway station, is 8 km away. Alexandria (36 km) and Genoa (60 km) are just 10 km away and can be reached in less than an hour by car, thanks to the convenient link road to the A26 motorway (Ovada exit), while Milan (118 km) can be reached in just over an hour.
The nearest airport is that of Genoa (53 km), which is just three quarters of an hour away by car, while you can get to the airport of Milan Linate (135 km) and the airport of Turin (162 km) in about an hour and a half.
Description of buildings
The property consists of:
- The main country house, with a gross floor area of 342 sqm plus a porch of 16 sqm and a terrace of 7 sqm;
- The secondary country house, with a gross floor area of 170 sqm, plus 54 sqm of porches and a cellar of 28 sqm;
- A large basement of 245 sqm, with two garages and several equipment rooms.
The main country house
It has three floors and, based on the land register, it is divided into three separate apartments, which are currently joined to each other, making it possible to use the house as a single dwelling.
On the ground floor there is an entrance hall, a living room/dining room, a kitchen, two bedrooms/living rooms, a bathroom and a pantry/laundry room.
On the first floor, there is a living room to the left, which leads to a bedroom with bathroom on the same floor and to another attic bedroom on the upper floor, also with a bathroom; to the right, there is a living room, a bedroom and a bathroom.
From this floor, you can get to a 7 sqm terrace.
In the large basement, which measures a total 245 gross sqm and was built partially beneath the swimming pool, there are two garages for cars (one of over 100 gross sqm and the other of about 25 gross sqm), equipment rooms and a cellar.
The secondary country house/outbuilding for guests
Next to the main country house, there is another house, which also has three floors.
The ground floor is divided into a study, a kitchen/living room, a bathroom and two large porches outside.
Also on the ground floor, there is a large cellar with a separate entrance from outdoors.
On the upper floors, there is the sleeping area, with three bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor and another bedroom on the attic floor.
State and finishing
The country houses have been recently renovated and are in excellent condition.
The rooms are bright with high quality finishes and a warm, refined atmosphere. Some of the walls are in exposed stone or brick, with terracotta floors, large fireplaces and wooden ceilings.
The country houses are surrounded by over two hectares of land, partly kept as a garden with numerous trees, making the area more private, a 5.5 x 12.5 m heated swimming pool with an outdoor shower, an adjacent pergola and a barbecue area.
Use and potential uses
The property is in an area that is rich in tourist and cultural attractions and surrounded by fertile hills, in which you can live each day in contact with nature and engage in numerous activities linked to it, like walking, hiking, horse riding and mountain biking.
Just 16 km from Acqui Terme and half an hour from Novi Ligure (29 km) and Alexandria (36 km), it is perfect both as a main residence and also as a holiday home.
Thanks to the presence of the two country houses and the possibility of dividing the main house into three apartments (the two living rooms on the first floor are designed to accommodate the kitchens), it would also be an excellent solution for two or more families wanting to leave near each other or for anyone wishing to create a small accommodation business.