Displaying posts labeled "Castle/Manor"

Castello La Camilluccia

Posted on Sun, 28 May 2023 by KiM

Castle “La Camilluccia”, dating from the end of 1700 and later expanded with a restoration work by the surveyor Ettore Bobbio, is located in the hilly area of Novara, about ten minutes from Borgomanero and Lake Orta, near big cities like Milan and Novara and Malpensa airport. Inside the Castle there is an ancient frescoed hall characterised by a stairwell that leads to the bedroom upstairs. The Castle welcomes its guests in the living rooms with fireplaces and frescoes on the walls on the ground floor, where there is also a guest bathroom, kitchen, dining room and studio located in the base of the tower and a terrace overlooking the garden. The sleeping area on the first floor hosts the master bedroom with private sitting room, a second double bedroom and two other bedrooms and a bathroom. The second floor has been completely renovated and has now become a unique apartment including entrance hall, living room, small study in the tower, kitchen, double bedroom, twin bedroom and bathroom. The finishes are mostly made of wood and frescoes as the principal elements that remind to the typical colours of the lands of Piedmont, the exposed brick and wrought iron that frames the stairwells.
This castle is a little over the top, but if you were in the position to buy a castle in Italy, shouldn’t it be? For sale via Italy Sotheby’s International Realty. Exterior photo via PrimeLocation.

A 700+ year old castle for sale in Italy

Posted on Sun, 21 May 2023 by KiM

Evocative castle on the heights of the Novara area, dating back to 1260. The dwelling is rich in well-preserved details of the time, the terracotta and wooden floors, the coffered ceilings and the splendid frescoes that highlight the historicity of the splendid castle. Every detail has been well preserved thanks to the splendid conservation work, in fact the property doesn’t require major renovations. The kitchen is enriched by a wood-burning oven, the lounges are welcoming and impressive, enriched by majestic fireplaces. The rooms are bright and spacious, overlooking the valley and the grassy expanse of the Novara area, with terraces from which you can enjoy the suggestive landscape. Each room is also equipped with services to ensure extreme comfort. An outbuilding completes the property. 
What a dream castle this is, inside and out. That covered courtyard! Those views! Absolutely gorgeous. For sale via Italy Sotheby’s International Realty for €3,000,000.

A 14th century castle in Piozzo, Italy

Posted on Sun, 14 May 2023 by KiM

The 14th century Castle stands in the small and delightful village of Piozzo, surrounded by the hills of the Langhe. Beautifully preserved and in a dominant position with splendid views over the famous hills that produce the most Italian wines. Over the centuries it underwent various interventions that transformed it into a luxurious home. The noble building is spread over two floors and a basement for a total of 1280 square meters divided into 15 rooms (9 bedrooms) and 3 bathrooms. A magnificent and monumental staircase connects the floors of the building. Close to the Castle there is a farmhouse of 315 square meters. It is on two levels and consists of an apartment with 3 bedrooms, a bathroom, a rumpus room, a parking space, a porch and a barn. The Castle is surrounded by 53400 square meters of land, partly planted with vineyards and partly wooded.
The architecture of this home is like something out of a movie. LOVE IT! For sale for €2,100,000, via James Edition. This one goes out to my mom who is from northern Italy (a little town called Borgo Val di Taro).

This fairytale castle for sale in Cantal, France, was built in the 15th century, is 5 stories on over 5 ha, with 12 bedrooms, a formal French garden, tennis courts, swimming pool, parkland, fruit orchard, and is one of the prettiest châteaus I have ever seen. I am DYING over this one. For sale via Patrice Besse for 850 000 €.


This 15th century château in Lot-et-Garonne, France has 860 m2 of living space, and sits on 8 ha of land which includes woods, meadows and a pond. Built in a U shape around a central courtyard, it has everything you could want in a château  – two swimming pools, workshop, guest house, tennis court, stables, carport, gym, sauna, equestrian quarry and a professional landscaping. WOW!!! What a dream home. For sale via Patrice Besse for €2,200,000.