Luxury country villa with pool and olive grove in a private and privileged panoramic position just 20 km away from Florence.
The villa dates back to the 13th century and was originally built as a watchtower given its strategic position.
Elegantly renovated by the current owners in the 1990s it has been immaculately maintained since. The atmosphere is refined yet comfortable, luxurious and homely.
The house is surrounded by about 7 hectares of land with abundant fruit trees (cherry and fig) olive groves and panoramic, landscaped gardens designed by Pietro Porcinai. There is a salt-water swimming pool, a separate studio and several outbuildings.
The main house, arranged on three levels, comprises a 150 sqm terracotta patio with pizza oven leading to the main entrance and into the formal dining room, spacious living room with antique fireplace, floor-to-ceiling windows and glass door with access to the terrace/solarium, panoramic terrace/solarium (60 sqm) with uninterrupted views over the Tuscan countryside, a further dining room with glass door – to the back garden (via a stairway), service bathroom/powder room and a utility room, fully-equipped kitchen with log-burning stove and door leading out to the patio area.
From the ground floor, which features an original gothic stone archway, the stairway leads to the first floor and to a spacious landing. There is a double bedroom with wooden boiserie, (AC), a single bedroom, ensuite bathroom (with walk in shower), a master bedroom/suite, (AC) and ensuite bathroom (with Jacuzzi tub) a walk-in closet and a further double bedroom (AC). The 3 bathrooms are all finished with Portuguese rose marble and luxury fittings. On the top floor is a large dressing room.
All bedrooms have built-in storage.
Delightful studio below the upper terrace with private entrance, ideal for guests and/or staff with a bathroom, AC and a private patio.
Approx 7 hectares of fenced land consisting of landscaped gardens, patio areas, olive groves and fruit trees with breathtaking panoramic views.
Salt-water swimming pool (8,5 m x 14 m large, and 1,70 m to 3,40 m deep)
Private well, pellet and GPL heating.
Garage with automatic gate. Small glasshouse/winter garden. Agricultural building.
Separate heating room with new pellet heater and two boilers 300 L each and separate laundry/service room. The property is completely fenced and accessed via two cast iron automatic gates.
The location is private yet not isolated and is close to Florence and all major Tuscan attractions (Chianti, Siena, Montepulciano, Val d’Orcia and Pisa), and with easy access to all major routes and transport links. The furnishings can be negotiated separately.
Towns / Cities:
Florence 20 km, Rome 260 km, Arezzo 60 km, Coast 130 km