Below we feature analysis for the month of March including up to date search data that can help us understand current price trends.
Here then is a small selection of the most visited properties, the types of properties selected, the most popular pages that are browsed as well as the origin of the users of the Great Estate Group website.
First, the hottest properties in March.
COUNTDOWN OF THE TOP 3 MOST VISITED PROPERTIES
A period Palazzo for sale in Piedmont located within one of the most beautiful districts of Turin. The historic and prestigious Giglio Palazzo was built in 1905. Covering four floors it has a total surface area of 1,064 metres as well as a courtyard area of 260 square metres including a two-car garage.
Period decor and finishes still adorn the building both externally and internally. Thanks to restoration work that was undertaken in the early 1990s, these are in perfect condition.
Currently used as a hotel there is an opportunity to convert it to commercial, office or residential use.
February’s top positioned property
This luxurious castle dates from the eleventh century and is located in the beautiful Monferrato hills. The castle is divided into the main property and continues to the entire property in a north-south direction divided into two separate spaces that constitute the park. The south part of the park has its origins from the Castle’s ancient parade ground finishing with the guard’s walkway. This has been protected from the original defensive wall with battlements with openings and slits and massive stone ramparts about 20 metres in height. There is an extraordinary view of the entire town and the Erro valley below.
The total area of the complex includes 6000sqm of park and 2,600sqm of building, distributed in a diverse range of buildings of different heights between 2 and 4 floors, including attics and basements.
The building dates back to the sixteenth century on the site of an earlier medieval fortified house. The central tower, which forms part of the main entrance, has arched and mullioned windows and a crown of suspended decorated brick arches. The castle has a particular and splendid location which would be ideal for a tourist accommodation business but also perfect as a beautiful residence, as an excellent example of its type.
Prestigious organic agricultural estate for sale in Tuscany – A unique investment opportunity for a prestigious multi purpose organic agricultural company consisting of 5,000 square metres of agricultural/agritourism buildings. There is also 487 hectares of land that is particularly suitable for the creation of a game reserve and wine production (DOC Morellino and Rosso di Sovana). The property has the latest generation of renewable energy systems including 2 photovoltaic plants with a total capacity of 2 megawatts plus a biomass cogeneration plant with a power output of 200 kWe.
CURRENT BUSINESS ACTIVITIES: tourist accommodation (80 beds), catering activity which is also open to the public (2 restaurants with a total of 150 covers), organization of ceremonies and events in covered areas (meeting room) and open areas, equestrian activities (stables and riding school), high productivity of renewable energy from the installed equipment as well as mixed agricultural /biological activities.
POTENTIAL BUSINESS ACTIVITIES: wine business, farming activities including cattle meat processing. There is also the exciting possibility of creating a 9 hole golf course and driving range. It would also be possible to extend the current tourist accommodation to create and additional 15 rooms as well as a rare opportunity to create a prestigious luxury spa resort with the inclusion of an additional 40 suites. With the business being located in an area of wild game, coupled with the fact that the land is entirely fenced, would lend itself perfectly for hunting activities.
The proposed investment is particularly appealing given the current levels of profitability that are guaranteed through the recent installation of efficient renewable energy systems. This makes the business acquisition sustainable in both the medium to longer term while offering the possibility of developing new business activities as well as the rare opportunity to create a new luxury spa and golf course in Tuscany.
The Russian market in February awarded this property Top of the Top
The 3 favourite properties (with the highest number of searches)
A restored farmhouse in the Marche hills only a 5 minute drive from the centre of Rapagnano. The beaches of the Adriatic Sea as well as the motorway are only 30 mins. away and the Ancona Falconara airport, only an hour. This is a farmhouse of 300 square metres that is on two floors with an attic that is currently used as a utility room, and was renovated about 20 years ago. The property includes about 3000 square metres of land, 23 olive trees, a vegetable garden and a beautiful vineyard.
Prestigious farmhouse for sale in Orvieto, Umbria – Podere Mulinaccio
This beautiful stone farmhouse has been recently and tastefully renovated. The renovation has preserved the authenticity and character of the original building while adding a touch of charm and elegance.
Outside there is a wonderful garden with beautiful ornamental plants, bushes and a small olive grove. There are also relaxation areas as well as a swimming pool.
The location is ideal as it is just a few kilometres from Orvieto, via the A1 motorway, with all its amenities yet surrounded by lovely countryside away from the noise and stress of everyday life!
In February this property was in second position
This farmhouse went on sale in January 2015 and has recently received an offer which is currently being negotiated.
A prestigious farmhouse used as tourist accommodation is for sale in Le Marche. The property has been completely and tastefully renovated in recent years.
The villa has been divided into 6 apartments which have been renovated in a modern and comfortable style and is surrounded by gardens with a guest cottage, a panoramic swimming pool, which enjoys a splendid view of the surrounding countryside and the sea, as well as a small pool house. The property also has an olive grove which is a designated camping area for 14 tents with water supply, gas and electricity. The camper’s facilities have been created on the ground floor of the cottage.
THE MOST POPULAR PAGE ON THE WEBSITE
THE TUSCAN COAST AND THE ARGENTARIO ARE IN TOP POSITION
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Edited by Valentina Fabbrizzi and translated by Tanya Pia Starrett