Casale dell'Acero Rosso (House of the Red Maple) is an old farmhouse that has now become a dream residence thanks to fine contemporary renovation. This splendid property is set among the rolling, vineyard-covered hills above Canelli and enjoys absolute tranquillity with a 360 degree view over the surrounding countryside. The house has four suites, two on the ground floor and two on the first floor, as well as a studio apartment with a large terrace. All these solutions offer maximum privacy as each has its own fully-equipped kitchen. On the ground floor, the large open-plan area, divided into lounge with bar corner, dining room and a beautiful Italian-style kitchen, is able to comfortably accommodate guests for convivial moments and, finally, an unexpected gem: the large gym equipped for Pilates which can be used only if accompanied by a certified instructor, to be booked and paid for. The large level garden surrounding the house includes two pergolas, a large heated infinity pool, a poolside Jacuzzi tub and a solarium area equipped with deckchairs and sunbeds, and will give you the best moments of your holiday because all around are the rolling hills with rows of fine vines: Moscato, Barbera, Dolcetto, Freisa, Cortese and Chardonnay. The house is located just three kilometres from Canelli which has been, since 2014, part of the Unesco World Heritage Site of the vineyard landscapes of Piedmont: Langhe-Roero and Monferrato, an area that boasts exceptional landscapes and, above all, a wine production of extraordinary quality and renowned tradition.
The house has three floors connected via internal stone staircase. From the large private parking area you reach the main entrance on the ground floor which leads into the large open-plan area with bar corner, dining area and kitchen. This area has numerous direct exits to the garden and then the pool. On the ground floor are the first two residential units, composed of living/sitting room and kitchen, a double bedroom with divisible bed and a bathroom with shower. On the first floor are three residential units: two with living/sitting room and kitchen, a double bedroom with divisible bed and a bathroom with shower, while the last one is a studio apartment with kitchen/dining area with a single bed and an additional cupboard foldaway bed, a bathroom with shower and a large terrace for exclusive use. In the basement, in addition to a bike shelter and a laundry room, is the large gym specifically equipped for those who want to practise Pilates which can be used only if accompanied by a certified instructor.
The unfenced park extends for about 4,000 sq m around the house, partly woodland and partly lawn (about 2000 sq m), including tall trees like the beautiful row of cypresses, colourful hedges, oleanders and roses while the perimeter is planted with hedges. On the south side lies the heated swimming pool and between it and the house is a beautiful pergola organised as an outdoor living area, the ideal place to enjoy the sunset over the Piedmontese hills. Close to the house is a paved terrace furnished with table and chairs for excellent outdoor meals.
THE SWIMMING POOL
The rectangular swimming pool, easily reached across the garden, is about 15 m from the villa and measures 12 x 4 m with the depth varying from 1,10 to 1,40 cm. Built in cement and lined in vinyl,it is heated, it has salt purification, Roman steps and ladder for access to the water and lighting so that guests can swim during the splendid summer nights. There is a solar-heated, hot-water shower. The pool area is completed by a solarium equipped with sunbeds, deck chairs, umbrellas and a splendid Jacuzzi tub. The pool is available to guests from the last Saturday of April to the first Saturday of October. The temperature of the pool water is approximately 28° C.
Property accessibility: not suitable for disabled people
Fenced-in property: no