Villa Asya in Asti
This unique property is situated on a hillside in a SCI area, five minutes from the center of Asti, and in front of a WWF oasis. A truly beautiful natural park where at any time you can see the most diverse inhabitants: squirrels, woodpeckers, hedgehogs, hawks, hares, pheasants and other. A private entrance leads you up to this spectacular property which is located in the center of the park and is surrounded by 20,000 square meters of fully fenced grounds. It consists of two independent units, the main house and an annex, connected by a large porch. There is also a covered parking portico in exposed brick and stone which fits in perfectly with its surroundings. Adjacent to the main house, in a sunny and secluded area is a swimming pool with surrounding paving and brick work. The main house has two floors and is roughly 500 sq meters. The ground floor entrance opens into a large living room with fireplace; there is also a large kitchen - diner, a second reception room and various utility rooms (laundry, pantry, bathroom, storage closets). On the first floor is a master bedroom with en suite, walk in wardrobe and terrace. There are a further three rooms which could be used as either bedrooms or living rooms, a family bathroom and another bedroom with a private adjoining bathroom. There is also a small service accommodation with private access from the garden which contains a kitchen, pantry, bedroom and bathroom, living room with fireplace and is connected to a small private garden. The annex is about 200 square meters and has two floors. The ground floor consists of a stable, a woodshed and the entrance to the housing area which has an entrance hall, two bathrooms, a spacious closet and a small sink. A beautiful stone staircase leads upstairs to an open space with exposed wooden roof beams and wooden floor used as an entertainment room. This area could be easily converted to independent accommodation and is already fitted with all water, gas and sewer connections. The annex is equipped with its own central heating system and has separate meters.
Monferrato is part of the region of Piedmont in Northern Italy. It comprises roughly of the modern provinces of Alessandria and Asti. Montferrato is one of the most important wine districts of Italy. It also has a strong literary tradition, including the 18th century Asti-born poet and dramatist Vittorio Alfieri and the Alessandrian Umberto Eco. The territory is cut in two by the river Tanaro. The northern part (the Basso Monferrato), which lies between that river and the Po, is an area of rolling hills and plains. The southern part (the Alto Monferrato) rises from the banks of the Tanaro into the mountains of the Apennines and the water divide between Piedmont and Liguria.