Villa Hedera is a period villa with swimming pool, for sale in Piedmont in the historic centre of a small village on a hilly outcrop, which rises around 10 metres above the surrounding plain. It is situated just 8 km from Novara, less than an hour from Northern ItalyÃ¢a‚¬a„¢s famous lakes and from Milan (60 km). The nearest airport is Milan Malpensa which is 40 minutesÃ¢a‚¬a„¢ drive away, (38 km) while Bergamo Orio al Serio (102 km) and Turin Caselle (116km) are just over an hour away. Description of buildings The property comprises a historic home with courtyard, which probably dates from the 15th century. The accommodation comprises two adjacent buildings, separated into four apartments with their own entrance, for a total surface area of 751 sq.m, plus three garages measuring 18 sq.m each and an unfinished attic (maximum height 2.40 m and minimum 1.20 m) measuring 158 sq.m in total. Main building The main building has three floors, with just one apartment on the ground floor and the stairway which provides access to the house. The first floor comprises a large living room, the kitchen with good-sized pantry, a bathroom, a balcony and a terrace with view of the pool. On the floor above there is a studio, a walk-in wardrobe, four bedrooms and a bathroom. Second building The second building has two floors, plus an unfinished attic, and is divided into three apartments and a cellar: - One independent apartment, on the ground floor, with living room, kitchenette, bedroom and bathroom; - One independent apartment, on the ground floor, with living room, dining kitchen, bedroom and bathroom; - A cellar, on the ground floor, with its own entrance from outside; - One apartment with two floors, with living room and kitchenette on the ground floor, and two bedrooms, a studio, a large utility area with laundry room, a bathroom and a balcony with view of the pool on the second floor. In the courtyard there is another building, which is divided into 3 garages and houses the utility area for the pool. State and finishing The property has been restored several times since 1997 and on the whole is in good condition. The floors are tiled or wood and in some areas there are also wooden ceilings. The property has three fireplaces, one in the main building and two in the guest apartments. All the access doors are secure or have iron security grating. All of the windows have mosquito screens. The entrance gate and the garage doors are solid chestnut wood and are automatic (only one garage door is manual). External areas Villa Hedera benefits from around 650 sq.m of private outdoor space with a swimming pool, plus two balconies measuring 9.5 and 11 sq.m and a terrace of around 13 sq.m in total.