Great project with best possible location – Castelnuovo Calcea
Property Ref: HIP0110
This property has it all – hilltop location, uninterrupted views, space for a pool and walking distance to a village. It’s almost impossible to find these types of property anymore – but here is one!
Located at the very top of one of the rolling hills between Castelnuovo Calcea and Mombercelli the 270 degree views from this property is nothing short of amazing. I don’t want to blame the photographer, but the pictures do not give full justice to the views. The property has east, south and west facing views, meaning that you have sun from morning and until the sun sets in a fireball behind the snow-capped mountains in the distance.
Mombercelli Alto is a lively little village with a couple of café’s, a small grocer, a pharmacy, a good old fashioned DIY shop with the most helpful owner you can imagine, plus a number of small charming shops including a small privately owned bookshop. Monday is market day and when the village really springs to live as the many traders fill the square with their fresh fruit, vegetable, fish and local cheese stalls. It’s Italian village life in a nutshell!
In its current form this 60’s looking house does not have much charm or originality but as it is in a good structural state and with a relatively new roof – it certainly has the basics in place for what would be a very exciting renovation project. We know of trustworthy and reliable architects and geometra’s who would love to help you create a house with more classic features and a cosy feeling of country style living.
In our view there is a relatively simple way of bringing the property up to the standards of modern living – while of course taking full advantage of the light and the views. Keep the current outer walls of the building, remove internal walls, create a central staircase connecting the lower and the upper level while adding extra space for kitchen / living areas with direct access to a pool area on the ground floor.
This would give you a spacious kitchen / living area with a bathroom, a technical room as well as a wine cellar on the ground floor while you would be able to create 3 to 4 bedrooms with necessary bathrooms on the first floor – potentially with a large first floor terrace – ideal for sipping a glass of wine while enjoying the view over your swimming pool, the mountains and the sunsets.
Included in the price is app. 6000 sq.mt. of land gently sloping southwards. At the moment circa half of this is planted with hazelnuts while the remainder is grass. Here you will have plenty of space for a swimming pool, a large terrace with outdoor kitchen and enough space to design a really nice garden with pathways and small private areas. The already existing Bocca pitch just need a bit of maintenance and you are ready for your first game.
The house is serviced by communal water, electricity and gas (The gas supply is available but not connected). Wastewater is – as always with these remote farmhouses – via septic tank. Internet connections can easily be made available.
Personally, we think this is a true gem of a house and one of the most exciting renovations projects we have seen in a long time. Please get it touch – this is a great project!
Mombercelli (Alto) 2.5 km / 5 minutes
Nizza Monferrato 13 km / 16 minutes
Asti 19 km / 24 minutes
Milan Airports 155 km / 105 minutes
Torino 110 km / 80 minutes
Genova 100 km / 90 minutes
Mombercelli (Basso) 5 km / 8 minutes
Closest Ski Slopes:
Limone Piemonte 135 km / 110 minutes
Savona 90 km / 100 minutes
Vicki is Maltese and a certified estate agent in Italy, registered at the Chamber of Commerce in Asti.
Speaks: English, Italian and Danish.