A charming natural stone country house with generous south facing terrace and sea view, located in the historic village of Villalunga.
Situated some 350m above sea level, this property enjoys wide panoramic views over the surrounding hills, the lusciously green valley and the sea shimmering on the horizon. The village of Villalunga is part of Stellanello in the Merula Valley, some 10 km away from the coastal resort of Andora, which is also the nearest motorway exit. From Stellanello (which boasts two restaurants) a well-constructed mountain road connects with Villalunga, which is only 3 km away.
This very peaceful and idyllically located village, has 3 short access routes to the sea and beaches: Albenga, Alassio and Andora. Garlenda, the nearest larger town some 15 km away, has a regional airport, a well-known golf course and a horseracing course. During the summer months, the area has a number of cultural events to offer and the summer concerts outside the church of the coastal village of Cervo, feature internationally known artists of the classical music scene.
This natural stone house is situated in the historic village center. The current owners are both artists and have lovingly renovated the house with much attention to detail. Exposed oak beams in the living area, built-in wardrobes in almost all rooms and beautiful terra cotta and slate flooring are just some of the features worth mentioning. The house can be accessed by car through a small cul de sac and a garage and off street parking are available in front of the house. Planning permission to create two further parking spaces on the grounds has already been granted.
The house offers 220 sq.m. living and circulation space, split over 3 floor levels. The 85 sq.m. ground floor currently accommodates the 2 car garage, a storage room and utility room, but could be converted into further living space. A beautiful slate staircase connects the three floor levels with the living area being on the first floor. A small hallway leads into the L-shaped living room with dining area, lounge and open fireplace. Adjacent are the country house kitchen and a study.
Both the living room and the kitchen open out to the large terrace with built-in barbeque/garden fireplace, facing the sea. Also on this floor level are a wardrobe behind which is a spacious bathroom / guest WC. On the second floor are a hall, a large bathroom, bedroom, guest room and a generously proportioned walk-in wardrobe with built in cupboards. This room is large enough to be converted into an additional bedroom. One further bedroom is accessible directly from the staircase.
The house is fitted with gas central heating, internet and telephone. Given the layout, this property could also be converted into three independent flats. If so desired, all furnishings and fittings can be purchased together with the house.
A 443 sq.m. fenced-in garden lies opposite the garage, planted with 10 mature olive trees and has a 30 sq.m. greenhouse, currently used as a workshop. There is also an old well, which is still in working order.
For further information, or to arrange an appointment to view this property, please contact Peggy Peters and her team in TERRA ITALIA on +39 0184 206 925, or send them an email on info [at] terra-italia.com
Price: €630,000 – Ref: AL 470
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