Centuries old farmhouse, San Marzano Oliveto
Property Ref: HIP135
Located in the UNESCO world heritage zone and in a secluded area of San Marzano Oliveto this farmhouse is built more than 200 years ago and is set in one of the most beautiful areas. Surrounded by vineyards and with commanding 270 degrees views towards Calosso and Agliano Terme the village of San Marzano is within walking distance and there are only a few minutes’ drive to Nizza Monferrato and Canelli.
From this quiet area it is easy to walk to the elevated village of San Marzano Oliveto with its cosy local café / wine bar and rich history dating well back to medieval times. From the panoramic position near the small town square and the Roman church, some 300 metres above sea level, the snow-capped mountains provides a stunning backdrop to an endless number of vineyards and what was once an important area for the cultivation of olives even though the olives have largely been replaced with numerous vine fields and apple orchards – a group of local growers have even formed a consortium to promote this local apple.
The property itself is certainly more than 200 years old and while it requires total renovation there are many features and materials that can be restored and integrated in the future building. The land is app. 4,000 sq.mt. which is enough for multiple terraces and an impressive swimming pool.
In its current form the building consists of a number of large rooms, stables and cantinas on the ground, first and second floor. Other parts of the house which were originally used at hayloft and storage for agricultural equipment and materials and can easily be converted to living space. Once renovated the property will have daylight streaming in from all sides of the house and the potential for a first floor covered terrace with simply endless views over the vineyards and the snowcapped mountains.
Of special interest are the huge wooden ceiling beams with terracotta tiles used as ceiling tiles, the wooden construction supporting the roof as well as several vaulted ceilings, tiles and fireplaces. Under the staircase you will even find the original “fridge” – a small cave in which generations past used to place ice carved in the winter months to use for cooling meat and fish in the summer months – a unique feature you will surely want to retain and restore in some way. As you can understand this house has an abundance of wonderful materials which could and should be used in the renovation.
Once this property is renovated it will be a unique home with a large kitchen / dining room, a charming living room with fireplace, 3 – 6 ensuite bedrooms all with amazing views or private first floor terraces and a very large cantina in which you will have space not only for storage of your wine but also space for a tasting area with tables and chairs. In addition you will of course also have all the necessary space for storage and technical installations required for a property of this size.
The property is located near a small communal road with absolutely no traffic. Communal water and electricity is already available on the property and internet connection is easily installed. Wastewater is as always with these old farmhouses will be via a septic tank.
San Marzano Oliveto 1 km / 2 minutes
Nizza Monferrato 7 km / 10 minutes
Canelli 6 km / 10 minutes
Milan Airports 160 km / 105 minutes
Torino 105 km / 90 minutes
Genova 100 km / 90 minutes
Nizza Monferrato 7 km / 9 minutes
Closest Ski Slopes:
Limone Piemonte 120 km / 140 minutes
Savona 80 km / 90 minutes
Vicki is Maltese and a certified estate agent in Italy, registered at the Chamber of Commerce in Asti.
Speaks: English, Italian and Danish.