Podere Cavana Sotto

  • POA
Cavana, Reggio Emilia, Emilia Romagna
  • Type
  • Farmhouse
  • Floor Area (m²)
  • 420
  • Land (m²)
  • 64,000
Podere Cavana Sotto
Cavana, Reggio Emilia, Emilia Romagna
  • POA


A rare opportunity to acquire a substantial property (in essence a smallholding or farm) for a minimum outlay. Consisting of a large 4 four bedroom house, an old stone-built barn/stables, a new brick barn/stables and various outbuildings the property would make an exceptional basis for a variety of ventures, from a wonderfully placed B&B to a peaceful and tranquil large family home.

The house, built in 1906, is typical of the type and character of properties of the area and era. There are three floors and the total floor space amounts to 317 sq.mtrs. All utilities are available, if not connected, then adjacent and nearby to the property.

The old barn/stables is separate from the house and at the front. Very attractive and fully stone-built, once renovated and the front is cleared of the overcrowding brush and trees offers a fabulous view, as far as the eye can see, of the whole valley below. On two levels, with the hay storage barn above and stables below, the total floor area available for conversion and use is around 120 sq.mtrs.

The new barn/stables, is of more recent construction and is made in the local red-bricks of the area. This large building was originally used as a barn for holding hay and as the main stables. This barn provides a further 260 sq. mtrs of total floor space, which could also be easily converted into extra living accommodation etc.

A stone outbuilding of 66 m2

With the property comes 40,000 sq.mtrs (approx.) of land, part meadow and part woodland which extends all the way down to the river Secchi, providing the facility for either swimming or fishing. Around the house and inclusive in the property are mature peach, plum, apple, pear and fig trees (most likely there are other types of fruit trees as well). There are also the usual walnut trees, hazelnut etc.

Set in an exceptional position, with wonderful views overlooking the River Secchia and the valley below the property is located near the township of Cavola di Toano (which is only 2.8km away), while entry onto the main Castelnovo di Monti to Reggio Emilia road (the SP90) is only a 3rd of a mile away. This makes the property both private, yet readily accessible for either the local towns (such as Castelnovo di Monti, which is approx. 10miles away or the bigger cities such Reggio nell’ Emilia, Modena or Parma, the farthest of which is 48 miles away).

Overall, this property would provide a superb basis for a B and B or guest house. It is convenient for the main road and near centres of interest, such as Carpineti Castle and the mountain trails and views of the Parco Giganti. The ski slopes at Febbio, Chivago and Apennini (there are another 3 ski slopes within half an hour to an hours drive away, including the premier ski resort of Abetone) are all convenient to hand. There is sufficient space to expand and provide at some point either extra accommodation, separate guest houses, swimming pool etc. The location and view is fabulous and make an extremely good draw for paying guests.

Restoration Proposal:
Plans have been discussed and drawn up to allow, on the ground floor, a large kitchen and equally large living room, plus a small bathroom/toilet, 2 bedrooms and large fitted bathroom on the first floor, plus a further 2 bedrooms and another large fitted bathroom on the second floor.


  • Property ID: IER4175
  • Price: POA
  • Floor Area: 420 m²
  • Land Area: 64000 m²
  • Type: Farmhouse
  • Condition: Restoration
  • Province Reggio Emilia
  • Region Emilia Romagna
  • Location Cavana

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