ITALY, TUSCANY, FLORENCE
Estate near Florence for Sale
Estate near Florence for Sale. In a hamlet on one of the loveliest hills of Tuscany, just 6 km (3.5 miles) from the city centre of Florence, this exclusive estate boasts views of the city and valley with open vistas towards the hills of Fiesole and Monte Morello.
The 13 bedroom property comprises a stunning 15th century country Villa covering approximately 830 sqm constructed round a 14th century tower house. In addition, the sale includes 2 recently restored farmhouses of 232 sqm and 243 sqm as well as several outbuildings / cellars and a chapel. Surrounded by 12.5 hectares of fenced land, the property also has 10 hectares of producing olive groves, 1.9 hectares of producing vineyards, a large garden with a swimming pool and a tennis court.
Set in a landscape of cypress, lemon and olive trees, the residence has been wonderfully restored and great attention has been paid to every detail. It has maintained the original period features, such as the pietra serena stone lintels, locally made terracotta tiled floors and stunning antique coffered wooden ceilings combining them with all modern comforts and conveniences. The prestigious antique furniture and carpets are included in the sale. Ideal as a luxurious private dwelling, the property could also be used as a boutique hotel.
830 sqm on 2 storeys excluding the turret. It is possible to install a lift.
With south-west exposure, the house features a bright interior with a stunning reception room with exquisite stone fireplace and beautiful period coffered wood ceilings of 6 m (20 ft.) heights.
232 sqm and 243 sqm + characteristic loggias, both 2 storeys and recently restored with private access and gardens.
Staff or guest quarters adjoining the main villa, spread over 223 sqm, with a private entrance and a 40 sqm terrace.
A limonaia (lemon house) together with another stone outbuilding, used for storage or as a double garage.
144 sqm agricultural outbuilding in addition to the cellars, complete with ancient oak barrels and terracotta urns that are fully functional.
The main villa is surrounded by 12.5 hectares of fenced land, including 10 hectares of olive groves, 1.9 hectares of vineyards and the remaining 0.6 hectares arable land, woodland and garden.
Paths from the main villa and the two farmhouses lead to a recently built 6 x 12 m swimming pool and a tennis court, both set amidst verdant olive groves and come with changing facilities and bathroom.
The production from the vines is circa 50 quintals (5 tons), not currently registered with the ‘Consorzio dei Colli Fiorentini’ as this is currently just a family production, but this could easily be reinstated if so desired.
The olive groves produce circa 20/30 quintals from circa 1400 trees. The olives are taken to a nearby oil mill for production and it is therefore certified, producing a fine quality olive oil.
Burglar alarm, two water supplies (one from the artesian well and the other from mains water), natural gas heating, satellite, irrigation system, external night lighting.
Access to the villa is via a short characteristic driveway, adjacent to the picturesque main road and with its convenient position, one can easily and quickly reach all the major access roads including the A1 Milan-Rome motorway and the Firenze-Livorno and the Firenze-Siena dual carriageways.
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