Historic house with a watchtower, beautiful loggia and panoramic views down to the sea
The position of this interesting house in the small hamlet of Cornarolo, a district of Pantasina in the hinterland of Imperia, offers peace and plenty of sunshine, as well as breathtaking views of mountains and valleys down to the coast, about 15 km away.
Here, in the heart of the village, is a spacious, five centuries-old village house for sale. It was once the oldest and highest building of the hamlet and belonged to the castle of Prelà Castello. Since the castle didn’t have sea-view, the loggia of this house was used as a watchtower and, if necessary, they blew the horns to alert (hence the name Cornarolo).
Even after its restoration, the ancient elements such as vaults, ceiling beams, niches, wall cupboards and open fireplaces have been preserved. A highlight is the columned loggia, from where you can let your gaze wander far across the landscape down to the sea.
A small garden, which belongs to the property, is an idyllic place to sit or to grow vegetables. In a few minutes you can walk to the village square of Pantasina, where there is also a grocery shop.
Facts & Figures
|Living space:||approx. 135 sqm net / 175 sqm gross.|
|Usable area:||Cellar of approx. 30 sqm|
|Outdoor settings:||garden of approx. 50 sqm, loggia of approx. 14 sqm|
|Number of rooms:||8, including 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms|
|State:||In need of some renovation|
|Heating:||Gas heating, wood stove, open fireplaces|
|View:||Panoramic views of mountains and valleys down to the sea|
|Access:||up to the car park about 50 m away|
|Facilities:||small grocery shop in Pantasina, shops in Dolcedo (approx. 6 km)|
The village house is detached on two sides and offers a net living area of approx. 135 sqm on two floors, as well as an open loggia of approx. 14 sqm and a cellar of approx. 30 sqm. Below the living area, due to the traditional construction, there is a part of the neighbour's house.
On the ground floor there is a large, central living-dining room with open kitchen area and skylights as well as a cozy salon with an open marble fireplace and beautiful views. On this level there are also three spacious bedrooms and a bathroom with a large bathtub.
A slate staircase leads to the first floor with a further bedroom, a shower room and the covered columned loggia with seating. From here you can enjoy breathtaking views all the way down to the Mediterranean!
Just past the front door, on the left, a door and stairs are leading down to the spacious basement. In addition to a large storage space, it can also be used as a wine cellar.
The small, easy-care garden plot of approx. 50 sqm is directly opposite the house entrance. Here you can create an idyllic sitting area or plant flowers and vegetables.
The property is situated in a panoramic position in the hamlet of Cornarolo above Pantasina and can be reached on a narrow, winding road. From the upper car park it is only a short walk through the alleys to the house.
Surrounded by evergreen olive groves, Pantasina is a quiet, still unspoilt village in the hinterland of Imperia with a grocery shop, bar and bus stop. Pantasina, which belongs to the municipality of Vasia, lies about 15 km away (about 20-30 minutes by car) from Imperia and the coast with its lively beaches. Imperia boasts the best climate in Italy - mild winters and temperate summers!
The airports of Nice and Genoa are about 120 km away.
Price: 245.000 euros + 3% agency commission (+ VAT).
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