- Updated On:
- August 16, 2022
- 2 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathrooms
- 70 m2
This property is situated on a sheltered south-west facing hillside with stunning views over the valley and the Monte Toraggio rising from the Val Nervia to a majestic 1,971 m. The 3,590 qm grounds are evenly laid out in wide natural stone terraces. The olive trees are being organically cultivated producing the excellent Taggiasca olive oil and the kitchen garden provides organically grown fruits and vegetables.
The sustainable natural stone house was renovated in 2017 replacing an old rustico. The 70 qm living space are split over two floor levels and connected by an open wooden staircase. On the upper floor are two bedrooms yet with little effort the room layout can easily be altered.
Located on the ground floor are the living room with open plan kitchen and a shower room. From the living room, generously proportioned French windows open out to the adjacent terrace and sitting area sheltered by some olive trees. There are plenty more romantic sitting areas dotted around the grounds.
All building materials used on the house are sustainable; (foundation made of bamboo; windows, all doors and suspended ceiling made of wood; natural stones). Electricity is provided by a photovoltaics system yet connecting to communal electricity mains would be an option. The house is connected to communal water mains with a cistern collecting some 6,000 l water; a wood fired oven adds to the overall comfort.
A separate 20 qm shed with a cellar room offers plenty of additional storage room.
A private access road suitable for any salon car connects with the house and the nearest villages Apricale and Isolabona are some 5 resp. 15 minutes away.
Apricale is a romantic mountain village in a quiet setting, surrounded by olive groves and woodland. The village has a selection of restaurants offering excellent Ligurian cuisine, a few bars, a food shop, pharmacy and a post office. Throughout the year Apricale plays host to various cultural events, culminating in the August theatre festival. Despite its rural setting, the lively coastal towns Bordighera and Ventimiglia are only 25 minutes down the road. Sanremo and the French towns of Menton, Nice and Monte Carlo are roughly one hour away.
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