ITALY, TUSCANY, FLORENCE
Former Monastery near Florence For Sale
Former Monastery near Florence For Sale. Set in a secluded but non-isolated position just 10 km from Florence, this stunning former monastery has been dominating the valley for 4 centuries.
Offering 1,189 sqm of living space on 3 storeys, the villa has 11 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms and large impressive living areas and halls, a chapel (25 sqm), a crypt (27 sqm), cellars (132 sqm) and attics. Constructed around a historic courtyard, the house features a wonderful cloister with an Italianate landscaped garden. The sale also includes 9 hectares of land with an olive grove.
The first historical traces of this estate can be found in land registry sources dating back to 1534, in which there is talk of a “manor house and another for the workers, along with lands with vineyards, olive groves and woods”. In 1609, the property was donated to Dominican Monks, who transformed the buildings into a larger, richer dwelling. In the early 19th century, during French domination, the monastery was taken from the Dominicans and it then went back to being a private residence.
Restored with taste and care using authentic materials, the property boasts a wealth of stunning original features including frescoes, the impressive stone fireplace in the large living room and the monastic structure of the ground floor with its bread-baking oven and large sandstone washing-tubs, which are still perfectly preserved.
The strategic location of the villa and its extensive accommodation makes it ideal as an accommodation business as well as a luxury private dwelling.
1,189 sqm on 3 storeys following the gentle slope of the hill.
Basement: Large kitchen, den, several utility rooms and 2 bathrooms.
Ground floor: Kitchen, dining room, large reception room, 2 bedrooms, 3 studies, sitting room, cloakroom, lounge, music room, billiard room, library, chapel and 2 bathrooms. Also on this floor, there is a separate apartment with a kitchen/living-room, 3 bedrooms and a bathroom.
First floor: Kitchen, living room, 3 bedrooms, bathroom, an area used completely as the living quarters for the custodians, with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, several attic rooms and a dovecote.
The villa also has a crypt.
Beautiful cloister with first floor terrace above centred on an Italian style garden.
9 hectares of woodland and olive groves.
Energy efficiency rating: G. EPi: 138
Nearest village 3.4 Km, Florence 10 Km, Prato 21 Km, Lucca 76 Km, Siena 93 Km, Livorno 97 Km, Tyrrhenian Sea 94 Km, Lake Massaciùccoli 95 Km, Florence Airport 9 Km, Pisa Airport 87 Km, Motorway 13 Km.
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