Elegant castle for sale placed in the high part of the historic centre of a Medieval hamlet in Cuneo district, one of the most fascinating areas of the “noble” Piedmont.
Situated within a short distance from Turin and from the borders with Liguria region, dominates a valley rich of History. The vines decorating the territory, along with the charming buildings are witness of the renowned wine production.
Originally a Medieval building, it has been completed during the second half of the XV century and turned into a nobiliar residence. Around the end of 1990s the castle has been converted into a fine four star hotel.
A few steps away from the historical centre, on top of a hill, on a private and tranquil position with open views of the valley below.
Easily reachable through the A6 Torino-Savona highway, from the Turin Caselle international airport and from the main Piedmont railway stations.
23 km away from Cuneo, 83 from Turin and about 100 from Savona.
Description of the buildings
The property, for a total surface of 2500 square meters (or 26.910 square feet) is divided into two parts: The main one is characterized by towers (occupied by the staircases linking the various floors) and it is currently destinated to the Hotel common areas (hall, reception, kitchen, restaurant, meeting rooms) and bedrooms; the minor wing hosts, instead, suites on the first floor and medical offices on the ground floor. This area is acceded by a picturesque gallery.
The spa is situated on the basement, just below the hotel and the courtyard .
In both the wings floors area connected by lifts.
A small building, partially occupied by bedrooms, partially by a technical room and by storage, is situated at the entrance of the estate, within the fencing walls.
The Castle comprises:
-4 stars hotel : 25 bedrooms (1 single, 5 double, 1 triple, 14 matrimonial, 3 deluxe, 1 luxury suite).
All the bedrooms have bethroom with shower, air conditioning, independent heating system, satellite and digital TV, frigobar, safe, adsl connection and landline phone connection.
Restaurant: Composed of four elegant dining rooms for a total of 410 seats;
meeting center: Two spacious meeting rooms fully equipped with devices suitable to host conventions, seminars and business meetings;
-spa: Expands over a surface of over 300 square meters ( 3330 square feet) and comprises Jacuzzi rooms, massage rooms, aesthetical treatments area and a gym.
- medical centre: Group of four dependances, set outside the Castle walls, but included within the property,
State and finishings
Built around XIII century as a fortification, after having been turned into a nobiliar residence, has been transformed and restored throughout the years .
The latest renovations have been undertaken in late 1990s while the kitchen has been enlarged and renewed in 2000.
The Castle is characterized by towers and by a small tower set within the park (and dating back to XVIII century), by a Church, by arches and vaults.
The garden, perfectly landscaped and carefully maintained, is characterized by paths, secular trees, flowerbeds and ornamental plants.
Although still retaining original historic features such as frescoed ceilings and walls, the castle has, at the same time, all the modern equipment and technology such as professional kitchen, air conditioning, satellite tv, independent heating system .
An important fresco, attributed to the Flemish painter Hans Clemer (better knowed as Mestro d’Elva) is still within the most ancient part of the castle, dating back to XIII century . The painting, dating back to the end of XV century, represents the Virgin with child, Maria Maddalena supporting a pix and Saint Catherine.
Murano Chandeliers adornate the most important castle's rooms.
Prestigious masterpieces are shielded in the towers.
A winged gryphon dominates the whole estate from the guesthouse roof .
It has become the castle's symbol.
The property comprises 6000 square metres ( or 1.5 acre) of private park, completely fenced and characterized by numerous secular trees and Asiatic plants.
A crenellated tower, dating back to XVIII century is situated in the park's north-east corner.
The Swimming pool, the solarium and the lemon house are adjacent to the park.
The parking area expands over a surface of 1000 square meters, is set on two levels and hosts about 50 parking places.
The level underneath the parking is occupied by storages and technical rooms.
An architecturally interesting church, still to be restored, with triangular ground floor plan and pentagonal first floor plan, is placed within a short walk from the castle .
The property is completed by 2.5 hectares (or 6.17 acres) of wood.
Usages and potentials
This castle has a plenty of potentials.
It is currently running as a hotel, ideal location for holidays, business meetings and weddings.
Its strategical geographical position, along with the prestigious architecture and the many opportunities offered by Piedmont, would make the castle ideal as a company's representative office.
Thanks to the tranquil and reserved position and the already functioning spa the castle could become an important wellness centre.
The castle could be used also as a prestigious private residence.