Antique Country House P481
Near Montemagno
euro 280,000
+3.66% Commission (inc. VAT)
Reference: P481

~ 0.4 Ha
~ 400

This exceptional property is located in the heart of the Alto Monferrato, the vast hilly landscape that stretches between the cities of Asti, Alessandria and Casale. The surrounding scenery is a patch-work of farms, vineyards and small villages with their castles and unspoilt, historic centres.

Surrounded by meadows, vineyards and hazel groves, this hilltop property enjoys a completely unobstructed view, with a beautiful vista of the nearby village. Having no immediate neighbours, it also boasts a perfectly secluded location - without being isolated. However, the nearby village offers all the necessary daily amenities, while Moncalvo, the nearest larger town, is less than a 20 minute drive away.

Beautiful panoramic routes connect historic places in the vicinity - including Montemagno, Altavilla Monferrato, Casorzo, Vignale Monferrato, Cuccaro Monferrato, Lu and Fubine - that are waiting to be discovered. In recent years, the area has become a vibrant center for culinary tourism. The area is also attractive for sports enthusiasts: the network of many small roads and paths is highly suited for both cycling and hiking. The well-known 18-hole golf course Magara is only 10 km away.


Built at the beginning of the 20th century as a country house, the south-facing building has been rebuilt and extended several times. During one refurbishment some of the windows were bricked up for energy saving reasons: they could easily be reopened to restore the beautiful view over the unspoilt landscape.

In the early 1990s, the house was renovated to its current standard: the roof was insulated and renewed, the floors were tiled, and both a heating system and double-glazed windows were installed. The house maintains many of its original building elements, while its very high rooms and large windows give it a light and spacious ambience. However, some areas remain unrestored - including the large hayloft, which could be integrated into the main accommodation. The house is currently habitable, and offers sufficient space for a variety of possible uses.

Accessible via a large gate, the property is located on a small country lane that is maintained by the local municipality.


Ground Floor

The ground floor includes a large country kitchen, three more large rooms, a storage room and a bathroom. Each room on the ground floor measures approx. 25 m²: one room already has access to the south-facing terrace, but other rooms could also be opened to the garden in a similar way.

First Floor

A staircase leads to the second floor, which includes two more rooms and a bathroom.

Wine Cellar

Stairs lead down from outside the house to a large, antique wine cellar - featuring a magnificent brick vaulted ceiling - underneath the house.

Services: mains water, mains electricity, central heating

From the wrought-iron gate in front of the house, a gravelled driveway leads up to a courtyard with parking spaces for several vehicles. From the courtyard a pathway leads around the west side of house to the south-facing garden, which is currently neglected and in need of love and care. There is ample space for a swimming pool. The remaining grounds belonging to the property are occupied by Mediterranean woodland.

Our personal opinion: isolated, but not lonely, the location id ideal, while the house is immediately habitable - it also offers great expansion potential, having ample space that could be utilised in a myriad of ways.