The mill has retained all of its authenticity and the machinery for making olive oil intact. The house is some 300 years old, full of authentic charm with dark beams and arched ceilings. The mill continued making olive oil throughout its history until the 1960's, by the 1990's it was abandoned and now needs complete restructuring. The Mill currently consists of 250 mq of residential space, it has a new approved project for its redevelopment to create a beautiful residential home of 400 mq, mostly by recuperation of old barn space . The new project conceives a stunning stone building, with its original wheel and a fantastic usage of all the old structures to create new terraces, a porched zone by the pool and the pool itself to be created as an above ground stone structure within the ancient walls of an old barn.
The approved project for the transformation foresees a 3 storey building with on the basement floor the porched living area and a large cantina for wine, on the ground floor a huge living room and kitchen making the most of the arched ceiling structures.On the first floor there is the the master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and above a further large bedroom with ensuite bathroom and two smaller bedrooms with bathrooms.
Expected renovation costs 1500 Euros per Sqm.
The mill has wash pools descending to the river and an ancient humpback bridge, its 2,000 mq of flat land is terraced with ancient stone walls. The mill itself looks over the river and to the west to the medieval village of Castel Vittorio. Below at 300 meters is the thermal spa of Pigna, now being restructured by a Russian Group to make a 5 star hotel. The village of Pigna has all commodities, restaurants, bars, pharmacy and and grocery stores, buses run to the coast, some 25 minutes distant, it is a high mountain location, renowned for its exceptional mountain trails on the old salt road and on the Via Alta leading from France to Genova through the Maritime Alps of Liguria. An area of great natural beauty within the National Park of the Maritime Alps, it is famous for hiking and mountain biking. There is also fabulous swimming on the river in the deep natural granite pools. The Airport of Nice is at a distance of circa one hour and a half. The French border 45 minutes. The fabulous beaches of Bordighera with the blue (super clean) European flag are a half an hour's drive.
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