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Molino Desana
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#49 🏅51%   €48k • typical • village • 560m² mini-hub • Good value village mill
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northern Italy — near Vercelli, Alessandria, (Milan, Turin)
☃️0–6–12° 🏖30–34° ☀️13 days 🌧7 days
BAD  🔨 effort
GOOD  🚌 transport
GOOD  ✈️ access
OKAY  🛒 shops
OKAY  🏙 towns
DODGY  🧗 activities
DODGY  ☀️ climate
DODGY  ⛰️ nature
OKAY  🌷 garden
OKAY  🏠 building
OKAY  🏘 hood
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Environment ✧ flat and agricultural but many tracks, 3 rivers close for longer trails but few kayak/SUP operators so would need own; coast 1h30; woods 15mins drive

Services ✧ basics; town 10mins drive, 20mins bike; busses on doorstep

Access ✧ 15mins station; 1h Turin/Milan airport, Asti, Alessandria; 1h15 Milan; 1h30 Genoa

Notes ✧ cold 3-month ~8° winter but very good sun and low cloud cover makes up for it, 2-month shoulder ~13° with ~20° highs
✦ private sale
✦ is appealing pretty much only because it could have a working water wheel all year, which would open from a 130m2 south-facing courtyard through the south building across the walkway/wier/wheels to the north building on the otherside of the canal
✦ could aquire either or both the 900m2 strip of land or part of the field, thus gaining a great garden, otherwise garden score only represents the combo of courtyard and canal
✦ the north-east building is the last and thus has view north onto fields but blocked by some agricultural sheds, and would need new lintels
✦ the courtyard currently is covered and has random structures
✦ 160m2*2 north-east building
✦ 90*2 south-west building
✦ 30m2*2 gate building (plausibly 2 studios)
✦ despite it's small footprint, could fit about 14 mezzanine rooms on the top floor leaving all the rest for common spaces
✦ fibre is available 5km away at the industrial zone, should arrive at some point; WiMAX is available but at longer range; dubious DSL
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