ITALY, TUSCANY, PISA, VOLTERRA
Majestic 17th century property 4km from a village, 20 minutes from the Castelfalfi Golf Club, and 30 minutes from the sea. It takes less than an hour to each Pisa International Airport.
The property covers approximately 1,000 square metres of floor area and includes the prestigious main villa of 700 sqm, the housekeeper’s house of 100 sqm and the barn of 120 sqm.
The main villa has ancient and original furniture and frescoes.
There 8 bedrooms on the first floor and on the ground floor there is a big frescoed living room, 2 smaller living rooms with vaults, a huge sitting room, 2 wardrobes, a covered terrace, and 3 bathrooms.
Outside there is a wonderful breathtaking swimming pool in a strategic position with a unique panoramic view of the surroundings.
The property includes 11 hectares (approx 25 acres) of land, 6 hectares of which have fruit and olive trees.
The property’s size and location offer lots of potential as it can be used as a prestigious home, as it has great privacy, or as a holiday home.
The villa was originally owned by the Church and was the resident of the bishop, who ordered the building up of a small chapel. In the 1950s the property was bought by a noble family and it has also been home to famous film directors.
The main villa is on three storeys and has amazing frescos and original furniture. It consists of 8 ensuite bedrooms; a fabulous frescoed living room, two stunning living rooms with vaulted ceilings, a large dining room, 2 storerooms a covered terrace, a playroom with bathroom and additional 2 bathrooms.
In the basement is the large kitchen with fireplace, cross-vaulted ceilings; the cellars, garage and bathroom.
An internal staircase leads to the mezzanine floor which comprises a study and double bedroom with en suite bathroom. Next to the villa is the housekeeper’s house. The housekeeper maintains the whole property continually. The hay barn needs to be completely renovated.
The villa is set in a huge 11 hectare park with swimming pool and two lovely and characteristic tree-lined paths. From the swimming pool there is a stunning panoramic view across the rolling Tuscan hills. The land consists of olive grove, arable land and fruit trees. The property is easily accessible from the main road, but at the same time is immersed in the heart of unspoiled countryside.
The furniture is not included.
Restoration is needed as nothing major has been done for many years. Roof repairs, new systems (electrics/plumbing/heating) and new bathrooms are advised.