Real estate for sale - Country houses
Traditional Piedmontese stone farmhouse L-shaped south facing with pool and annexes
The organic certified estate for sale, surrounded by meadows and woods, is located in the municipality of Niella Belbo in the Alta Langa area of Piedmont, not far from the vineyards of Barolo and the truffle town of Alba. The Riviera is about 45 kilometres away. The house and the pool offer a fantastic panoramic view of the rolling hills of the surrounding area and of the Ligurian Alps, at the foot of which the Riviera opens with the towns of Alassio and Noli. The property is quiet and surrounded by its own terraced garden. From there you can see a large field belonging to the property, where the lupines sway in the wind. The house itself has two large terraces, a covered one with an open fireplace for the hot summer days in the shade or the cooler autumn days protected by the warming fire, on the other one you can enjoy breakfast in the morning sun. From here we descend a few steps into the spacious garden where zucchini, tomatoes, peppers, aubergines and strawberries grow; in the 4 x 2.50 m greenhouse with automatic window openers fresh crunchy salad grows even in winter. The garden and outdoor facilities are supplied with rainwater by underground tanks with a capacity of approx. 15,000 litres. The main south facing house is L-shaped in the style of the Piedmontese stone farmhouses and has two floors. The double-glazed wooden windows and doors newly installed in 2018 lend the house a noble, friendly and modern charm. The property has been continuously restored to the highest standards and offers modern comfort in addition to its original character. From each room you can enter either one of the terraces or the balcony connecting the rooms on the upper floor through French windows. The entrance leads into an inviting living/dining room with fireplace and high open wooden ceiling, which is adjoined by a large kitchen. This room offers a large floor-to-ceiling window over its entire length with views and access to the terrace. The ground floor also includes three bedrooms, one of which has a bathroom, a small pantry and a utility room. The entire ground floor is furnished with antique cotto tiles from an old Tuscan church; the underfloor heating provides a cosy warmth. Below the kitchen is the Cantina, which offers an ideal climate for wine throughout the year. An open wooden staircase leads from the living/dining room to the upper floor and into the spacious stylish living room with fireplace and large windows overlooking the beautiful hilly landscape. From here you can reach the open bedroom and the spacious bathroom with tub, walk-in shower and two washbasins. The upper floor was laid with oak wood flooring in 2018. In front of the house there is a stone cistern, which collects rainwater. The ivory coloured 9 x 4 m saltwater pool is solar heated and can be used for a long time. The Finnish sauna adjoins the pool, you can cool down under the outdoor shower and rest on the small covered terrace between the sauna sessions. Adjacent is the original baking house with a wood oven, which currently houses the pool technology. The heating is located on the upper floor of the portico and centrally supplies the entire main house with heat and hot water. It can be operated either with wood chips or pellets, the control system is state-of-the-art. Power supply and hot water are provided by the 8.5 kW photovoltaic system (combined with heating). In 2018 the house electrics were renewed with 3 phases, Internet and WiFi were installed on the entire property as well as satellite TV. The basement of the Portico is currently used as a workshop and garage, behind which there is a cistern with a round stone ceiling that was once used as a water reservoir. Next to it there is a garage of about 50 m². The property includes a 50 m² stable with water pipe and electricity as well as a barn with large gates, also with electricity and water (rainwater tank). A very beautiful property, spacious and harmonious, which is suitable both as a main residence and as a generous holiday home. Also an agricultural use is possible, for example with beekeeping and animal husbandry.