This charming estate occupies a majestic spot in the rolling hills surrounding Apricale and is a perfect place for those in pursuit of nature and tranquility. And yet, the lively coastal town Sanremo is only a 30 minutes drive down the road. Thanks to the South-Westerly orientation the house enjoys plenty of sunshine and panoramic views across the valley and the Maritime Alps.
The property consists of two conventional natural stone houses, which have been extensively renovated in 2011 when contemporary design was cleverly combined with traditional materials such natural stone, iron and wood.
The main house measures some 95 qm living space split over two floor levels. On the ground floor a stunning 33 qm room with vaulted ceiling and revealed brickwork accommodates the open plan kitchen with dining area and open fire place. A natural stone staircase connects to the first floor with living room, a fireplace lounge (or second bedroom) and en-suite bedroom. Glass sheet partitions give this floor level an airy atmosphere.
Generously proportioned terraces sheltered on two aspects by a pergola provide ample space where to enjoy sunbathing or simply relax. The 12 m infinity pool is embedded in the terraces and a traditional stone oven invites to share freshly baked pizza with friends whilst the sun is setting on the horizon.
A 12 qm room located on the lower ground floor provides convenient storage space.
A natural stone path lined with mature lavender connects the main house with the guesthouse. Reflecting the contemporary design of the main house, the guesthouse offers 65 qm living space split over two floor levels. On the ground floor is a bedroom with shower room and separate entrance and an eat-in kitchen with open fireplace. From here, a staircase connects with the first floor, offering a further two bedrooms and two bathrooms, one of which is en-suite. Two generously proportioned outside terraces invite to enjoy the peace and quiet surrounding the house.
Both houses are fitted with insulated cast iron windows and wooden shutters. The open fireplaces and electric radiators keep the house pleasantly warm and electric boilers provide the hot water.
The houses are surrounded by 5,560 qm natural garden planted with scented Macchia, lavender, rosemary and thyme and the sound of crickets providing the backdrop for that special Mediterranean life style. The villa is connected to communal water mains and has its own well supplying a cistern with a 40,000 liter capacity.
A well-constructed mountain road connects with Apricale in some 15-20 minutes. This romantic mountain village has a number of good restaurants and small bars where to enjoy your morning cappuccino or an Aperitif in the evening sun. The village also has shops to cover your daily needs. The coast with Sanremo is 18 km away and the international airport Nice can be reached within 90 minutes.
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