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In La Mortola, a few kilometers from the border with France, portion of villa of great charm with private access to the sea in a unique context renowned for its magnificent gardens. The property consists of a 227 sqm multi-level apartment, an outbuilding of 87sqm and a large terrace overlooking the sea and with stunning view. The apartment is composed on the garden floor of an entrance, a large and bright living room with fireplace and with windows overlooking the garden and the sea, an eat in kitchen with dining area, a small guest bathroom and three bedrooms with en suite bathroom. Upstairs we find another bedroom with en suite bathroom; from here a spiral staircase leads to a lookout studio in the turret. The annex below the apartment and with independent access consists of a kitchen, a living room, a bedroom, a bathroom and a cellar. The large private terrace is partially covered by a pergola with barbecue area and it has a solarium area overlooking the sea. The property has a private parking space near the entrance gate.
The four hectares private terraced botanic garden by the sea makes the property exceptional and unique. Villa Boccanegra Arboretum, dating back to the mid-16th century, holds Mediterranean climate plant specimens from all over the world. First responders were some wealthy fond of plants English men who were very good friends and neighbors of the Hanbury. Between 1906 and 1923 Hellen Willmott, a rich heiress and landscaper from England, planned to build two water supply, she traced paths and walkways, she planted exotic species of any kind, date palms and eucalyptus. Different areas have been created, each of them with a different micro climate, from a Mediterranean holm-oak wood, cypress-trees and Aleppo pine-trees, to a dry arid brush, lavender, rosemary and scabiosa bushes, two olive groves, an orchard, a vegetable garden, and a continuing spontaneous flora stepping out onto the sea. Among the more valuable species there are: Agathis Robusta, Encephalartos sp, Peumus boldus, Quercus Ilex, Pinus halepensis, Pinus sabiniana, Pitosporum tobira, Chamaerops humilis, Cotoneaster pannosus, Pistacia lentiscus, Rhamnus alaternus. Among the vines there are: Jasminium heterophyllum, Senecio angulatus and Senecio deltoides, both from South Africa e Smilax aspera. Among the essences coming from dry climate: Aberia Craffa, Seneci, Polygala myrtifolia, mediterranean climate bulboses, a fifty aloe species collection, plenty of agave, Loxostylis alata, Eriocephalus africanus; lots of roses suitable for warm climate, Rosa banxia, Rosa laevigata, Chinese and Indian hybrids, the rare variety "SÃ©nateur Lafollette" cultivated in Cannes by Lord Brougham Busby gardener around 1910.