ITALY, TUSCANY, GROSSETO, MONTE ARGENTARIO
Charming villa overlooking the crystal clear sea of Monte Argentario. Once an ancient watchtower, it was extended in later times to become an important villa which is well-integrated into the landscape of the promontory. Surrounding land guarantees the necessary privacy, while the swimming pool and various terraces allow you to fully experience the villa, especially during the summer months. The house you don’t expect, perfect for those who love nature and Argentario.
Argentario is a magical and unique place. One of the many small islands of the Tyrrhenian Sea, thanks to the sedimentation of the soil, over the years, it subsequently became joined to the mainland by a strip of land to which two others were subsequently added, thus creating the great lagoon of Orbetello. Since the 1970s it has been a holiday destination for business people from the capital and many from northern Italy, but also for the Queen of Holland who loved it so deeply that she went on holiday there for many years. Today, thanks to the thick Mediterranean scrub, it guarantees tranquility to residents and tourists who spend a period of relaxation there.
The property was built around a watchtower whose origins date back to the sixteenth century, built to defend the territory during the Spanish domination of the area. Subsequent additions to the tower led to the construction of the main villa of about 500 sqm on two levels, plus the tower.
On the first level there is the living area with a large living room, dining room and kitchen, with large windows overlooking the garden and beyond, the sea.
On the upper level there are 3 double bedrooms and 3 bathrooms plus another large room with windows overlooking the sea and direct access to one of terraces.
From the living room it is possible to access the adjacent tower which maintains its unaltered charm, with the external walls still in the old stone. Here there are 2 more double bedrooms arranged vertically, one on top of the other and 2 bathrooms, and on top of the tower the magnificent terrace from which you can enjoy a breathtaking 180 ° view of the blue of the sea and the sky.
The smaller villa is of a later period, more modern, and is located in a private position, nestled in the garden and enjoys independent access, has an area of about 164 sqm. This villa is also on two levels, on the lower level the living area with living room with the open kitchen and a bathroom, while on the upper level there are 3 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms. Outside a covered terrace overlooking the sea.
Finally, the caretaker’s house, a third independent building of about 106 sqm, consisting of kitchen and living room, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
The property underwent a major renovation about 20 years ago, respecting the style of the house and the original materials and is regularly maintained. Some modernisation works could make it even more current and up-to-date.
There are three different terraces for a total area of about 160 sqm, all overlooking the sea and the garden below. Each building has its own terrace and from all the terraces you can enjoy a breathtaking view towards the sea, towards the nearby pine forest, Giglio island in the distance and the mainland that offers a party of lights in the evening. Of particular note is the terrace at the top of the tower, which makes you feel like you are soaring towards the sea, with the call of the seagulls flying over the nearby cliffs to keep you company.
The property is surrounded by one hectare of land with typical Mediterranean scrub, with a small orchard, olive trees, maritime pines and tall cypresses. In a private area of the property, the irregularly shaped swimming pool where you can relax as if suspended between heaven and earth.
The part kept as a garden is on staggered levels, with flower bushes which smell and looks wonderful, protected by the coolness and shade of the tall maritime pines and paths covered with gravel that allow you to walk freely around the property.
If privacy is important, and a sea view is a must, then stop, you have found the right home. You cannot fail to be enchanted by the charm of the tower and by the breathtaking view towards the sea, by the sound of the waves breaking on the cliff below, by the rustle of the wind among the pine needles, by the enchanting sound of the breeze.