Beautifully restored farmhouse, located in a stunning position and enjoying excellent views of the surrounding countryside and the Alps, this large family home is also offered as a thriving and working B&B. As a highly successful business, this has a proven annual turnover in excess of 30,000 euros per annum, of which no tax is required to be paid on as it is below the tax threshold. This business is offered as a whole including goodwill, website (currently No.1 in the Google ranking of B&B businesses within the Piedmont region) and everything else needed to continue and expand the business (see http://www.cascinabellavista.com/).
Approached by a private gated entrance this old brick farmhouse oozes character and charm and has been carefully and lovingly restored to the highest standard, with the extensive restoration paying particular attention into preserving the many original features of this old traditional farmhouse, using only the highest quality local materials.
An exceptional property, this spectacular property provides spacious and versatile accommodation over four stepped levels, not including an enormous loft space. A split level ground floor area is used as the main living space plus an additional private accessed self-contained apartment. The main entrance to the property leads up to what is currently the bed and breakfast floor with three double rooms and three bathrooms en-suite with an additional room which could be used as a breakfast room. The following floor consists of master bedroom, family bathroom and balcony.
Kitchen /Dining area A mix of modern and traditional rustic country style kitchen with a unique central island perfect for dining and entertaining whilst cooking. Easy access to the courtyard and garden areas for Italian alfresco dining. The kitchen was ergonomically designed by a chef for easy use and cooking, it has integral white goods, fridge, freezer and dishwasher. It is tastefully built with traditional brick and oak and the surfaces and table are made of Piedmont Lusern stone, a great first impression for anyone who enters for the first time.
Lower ground floor
A few steps down from the kitchen is a beautiful characteristic living room, originally the wine cellar, this room is open plan to the kitchen but at a slightly lower level, (a little difficult to explain but creates a really special ambience). The centrepiece of the room is it’s large beautiful brick open fireplace and sizable rustic wooden mantel which gives a warm and welcoming feeling. It is a beautiful example of a traditional Piedmont room with exposed brick walls and brick vaulted ceilings. The room currently has a seating area near the fire and a dining area to the back which when dining gives a sense of eating in a castle. Additionally, as it was the old cellar it remains cool in summer and warm in winter.
Internal access to an independent apartment
Ground Floor Independent Apartment accessed independently with internal access into the main house if required via a common atrium. Comprising a spacious living area the apartment provides a large living/kitchen (and dining area), with patio doors leading out onto a private terrace area. This area provides a large open plan area, designed for cooking, dining and relaxing in the evenings with far-reaching views over the garden, valley and the mountains beyond. The apartment has a large en-suite bedroom, also with patio doors which lead onto the front garden and the terrace. The en-suite bathroom is equipped with a large double shower, sink, toilet and bidet. Plumbing for washing machine and dryer. Very comfortable for a couple to live or ideal as a rental for additional income.
Stairs lead to the first floor- Currently used as the bed and breakfast area and is closed off from the main house by a door and corridor.
There are 3 double bedrooms all with private bathrooms and a room which could be used as an additional 4th bedroom or a sitting/dining/breakfast area for guests.
1 Family Bedroom – A delightful spacious room, space for relaxation, this room enjoys beautiful views over the valley and towards the Alps.
Luxury bathroom Well-appointed room with shower, toilet and bidet.
Bedroom 2 Twin or triple room – Charming room, originally in the hayloft, overlooking the garden and the countryside beyond. This room is light and airy with ample space for three people to sleep and has a spacious en-suite bathroom with shower.
Bedroom 3 Double room -Charming room with window to the side of the property . It has vaulted ceilings and has traditional salami hooks on the ceiling where the previous owners used to hang and dry their salami. This room has an en-suite bathroom with shower.
Bedroom 4 – Charming room, spacious with beautiful views over the valley and the Alps, it could be used as a 4th bedroom or as a dining/sitting or breakfast room for bed and breakfast guests.
From the bed and breakfast floor stairs lead onto the second floor, where can be found a small south facing balcony, large master bedroom and bathroom
2nd floor – Currently used as a master bedroom. This room is very spacious with 3 windows giving the room a very light and airy feel. It has traditional vaulted ceilings with hooks which were used to smoke meat as in this room is an original fireplace. There is a large bathroom opposite with a double shower, toilet and plumbing for a washing machine.
Access to original balcony overlooking the gardens to the front of the property.
Stairs lead to the third floor and loft area.
Two rooms in the loft area are perfect for storage or a kids playroom, music room, office etc . Access to the main loft area which has potential for further development.
Courtyard area and Gardens
The property totals approximately 1,335 sq.mtrs of garden with a variety of mature plants, shrubs and trees including: giant hibiscus, jasmine, bamboo hedging, cypress and pine trees, beautiful purple magnolia and an impressive mature wisteria stretching across the entire length of the property. There is a separate orchard which has mature fruit trees, apples, plum, pears, cherry and persimmon. There is a raised area which is used as a vegetable plot. Additionally to the main building there is a rustico/garage with a roofed area above for storing wood or for sitting in the shade with beautiful views over the valley. The property enjoys many terraced areas perfect to enjoy or hide from the sun depending on the season. There’s ample space for a swimming pool and surrounding area if desired.
The attention to detail of this property follows through to the outside areas which are truly charming and meticulously maintained . The current owners have created a wonderful ambience of charm and relaxation.
This beautiful property is restored to the highest standards and full of local Piedmont character. It’s suitable for many uses (currently used as a successful Bed and Breakfast), a Luxury Home for one or more families or interesting for weekly vacation rental as the local area has a shortage of large properties for friends and families to rent for weekly vacations together.
Situated in a private tranquil position yet only a few minutes drive to the nearby village and facilities, including cafes and restaurants. The larger historic towns of Asti, Alba and large city of Turin are just a short drive away.
Property detailsRef. Code: CB304
Price: € 680,000
Type: Business, Detached House, Farmhouse with Buildings, Villa
Number of Buildings: 2
Number of Apartments: 2
Land Available: 1335 m2
Total Floor Area: 450 m2
Energy Efficiency Rating : Non indicata
EPI (Energy Performance Index): not defined
Property assetsPortico: 1
Living Room: 2