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Moselle • Rhine • Eifel • Hunsrueck
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Rooms: 10
Living area: 237 m²
Plot: 1.370 m²
195000,00 EUR
ca. 212433
BasementVaulted wine cellar.
Ground floorLibrary and reception room with fireplace and open beams, hallway, utility room, store room with external door. Barrel store at the back of the ground floor, which is built into the hill.
First floorLarge hallway with original fireplace from 1600, lounge, dining room, kitchen, modern shower room, guest-wc.
Second floorHallway, shower, wc, 4 bedrooms with sinks
LoftStorage area, suitable for conversion.
Inside detailsGas central heating, single-glazed timber windows, plastered beamed ceiling in lounge upstairs, open oak beams on ground floor, original oak front door and staircase, floors partly tiled, partly wooden floorboards.
Outside detailsPlastered and painted natural stone facade with sandstone window- and door surrounds, sheltered patio, terrace, ornamental garden to the left of the house, sloping garden and vineyard behind the house with nice views towards the Mosel.

This detached character property was built around 1600 as a representative administration office for the Archbishop of Trier. It is a listed building and was featured as "The Mystery House" in the BBC "Escape to the Continent" episode for the Mosel valley. The condition of the roof and the walls is very sound. The interior offers high ceilings and many original features, like open oak beams on the ground floor, a plastered beamed ceiling in the lounge, the original sandstone fireplace and the wonderful oak spiral staircase with the central spindle made from 2 turned tree-trunks which end in a lion head at the bottom. Over the last year the house was sympathetically renovated and modernised, ground and first floor are in move-in condition. The bedrooms on the second floor are well-kept and were used as guest rooms for the winery. The second floor would have to be upgraded to turn it into rentable accommodation. There is further conversion space in the attic. An outhouse was used for winemaking and features remains of the Alf town wall. It requires renovations and could also be demolished to make room for a larger sun terrace. The size of the property makes it ideal for large families. The house is also suitable for letting part of it to holiday guests, or a combination of live and work, like artists, craftspeople, therapists, internet traders or similar.

The house sits in a quiet location at the church square in Alf, below the vineyards. Beside the house, there is a small ornamental garden, and behind the house the garden is sloping and bordering onto the vineyards. From here you have a fantastic view towards the river. In the village of Alf there are shops for daily supplies, as well as many restaurants and wine bars. In 6 km distance, Zell, which is one of the prettiest and most popular wine towns in the Mosel valley, offers an excellent infrastructure with shopping centres, doctors, hospital, schools, swimming pool, various sports facilities and tourist attractions. The area is ideal as a base for trips to the sights of the Mosel valley and for cycle and walking tours to the surrounding hills and valleys. The vicinity of Frankfurt-Hahn airport (25 km), the mainline train station at Bullay (3 km) and an excellent road network guarantee easy access from and to all parts of Europe.

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  • Living-room first floor
  • Living-room first floor
  • Kitchen first floor
  • Reception room ground floor