In a pretty, rural location, and only 400 metres off the paved road, Casa Castiglione was originally a fortified watch-tower and has now been transformed into a five bedroom property that can be used as a single family home, three separate units for rentals, or as a B&B. The property has all of the wonderful original features that one would expect to see in a building of this type; exposed wooden beams, terracotta floor and ceiling tiles and, in the oldest part of the house on the ground floor, an exposed stone ceiling that is both arched and vaulted.
The first floor, the main section of the house, is accessed by means of traditional external steps that lead to a large covered portico on which there is more than ample space for dining. The front door leads to an entrance hall to the right off from which there is a lovely large kitchen and dining room that is absolutely perfect for socialising with family and friends. On this same level is a sitting room with fireplace (Monte Grappa closed fire system), a large study, a bedroom and a separate bathroom that also serves another adorable bedroom located in the tower on the floor above.
Stairs from the entrance hall lead down to the ground floor where there are three additional bedrooms and bathrooms as well as two small kitchens that render this area adjustable with the possibility to let it as one unit or two smaller ones. Each of the bedrooms has an easily accessible and private outside space. Also on the ground floor is a large, useful utility/storage room with a bathroom. The surrounding 9,000 square metres of fenced gardens are well designed and planted out and, like the property, immaculately maintained with a number of shady spots in which to sit, including a large terrace with a barbeque, pergola and a small olive grove.
An additional 1,000 square metres of land, with fig and cherry trees, is not fenced and sits below the house. There is enough space to install a pool and the tobacco tower could be renovated and used as a pool house or for further accommodation if required. All utilities are connected, including electricity and telephone, with broadband internet service. As well as mains water there is a rainwater storage tank for irrigation purposes and the GPL gas tank is underground in the garden.
A meticulously maintained and conveniently located property with scope for further development.