ITALY, TUSCANY, SIENA, SAN GIMIGNANO
Beautiful Leopoldina farmhouse and haybarn near San Gimignano. Surrounded by a splendid park of 5,260 sqm with swimming pool.
Reached via a cypress-lined avenue, the property is in a dominant position on the top of a hill and the amazing views stretch over the surrounding countryside dotted with vineyards and olive groves.
The farmhouse measures approx 410 sqm and has a central tower used once as a dovecote.
On the ground floor, overlooking the garden, are two independent units each with three rooms and three bathrooms. This floor has splendid original vaulted ceilings.
On the first floor there is a large bright living room with fireplace, 4 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a kitchen with mezzanine which could be used as a bedroom. This floor has high ceilings with traditional beams and cotto tiles.
The tower is accessed from the central living room on the first floor, and has a lovely suite with a small bathroom.
The building could quite easily be one large unit again, with at least 6 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms.
The haybarn measures approx 200 sqm and inside has large bright open spaces. It consists of a spacious entrance hall, large living room, kitchen, double bedroom, single bedroom, two bathrooms and a mezzanine of about 50 sqm overlooking the living room below and used as an extension of the living area.
Finally there is a spacious room with separate entrance used to store equipment and tools and which houses the pellet boiler which provides heating to the haybarn in an economic way.
The barn also has beamed ceilings.
The romantic garden has a multitude of plants and flowers as well as large lawns, all maintained impeccably.
Both the farmhouse and the barn have private peaceful outside areas.
In a private position there is a 10 x 7 metre swimming pool, beyond which there is a small olive grove, with about 40 olive trees.
The property was completely renovated about 30 years ago and has been constantly maintained.
It has mains water as well as a spring with a large tank. There are water butts too.
Other facilities are ADSL and satellite TV.
The authenticity of the buildings, the care of the exterior and the location and views make this property rare if not unique. It would make a high earning rental property too, given its proximity to San Gimignano, Certaldo and other famous towns and villages.
San Gimignano, 7 km, Certaldo 3 km, Florence 50 km, Siena 50 km.
Pisa and Florence airports can both be reached within an hour.
Energy Class G