ITALY, TUSCANY, SIENA, SAN GIMIGNANO
Luxury Hotel 2km from San Gimignano
Luxury Hotel. This upmarket hotel is in a hilly location with a panoramic view of the rolling Tuscan hills and the famous city of San Gimignano, just 2 km away. San Gimignano is one of Tuscany’s best-known and most picturesque villages, a Unesco World Heritage site due to its architecture and its 14 medieval towers which give it its unique skyline.The property is easy to get to in 45 minutes by car from Siena and Florence, each around 50 km away. The nearest airport is Florence, 64 km away.
The property comprises a historic country house, now a luxury hotel, with a main building, guesthouse, storehouse and various storage spaces in the basement. The hotel has 20 rooms with private bathroom, restaurant and breakfast room and large communal areas. It is surrounded by 2.5 hectares of grounds with a pool, Italianate gardens and guest parking.
The house was built at the end of the 1500’s as a Capuchin monastery, before becoming the summer residence of a Florentine nobleman and today an elegant luxury hotel. The whole building is extremely opulent and is in excellent condition. Original and refurbished materials were used for the majority of the restoration and important architectural features such as window frames, door jambs, columns, shelves and string courses have been preserved. The former chapel and the sacristy have been converted into restaurant rooms, maintaining their original features. Other typical elements include the tower, currently used as a suite on the two top floors, comprising a bedroom and bathroom on one level and a relaxation area on the top floor, with hydro massage pool and 360° view of the towers of San Gimignano and the surrounding countryside and villages.
The complex comprises the main building (measuring around 1820 sqm in total), the guesthouse (measuring around 188 sqm in total), the breakfast room (measuring around 66 sqm in total) a storehouse (measuring around 685 sqm in total), and various storage spaces in the basement (measuring around 419 sqm altogether).
A picturesque, tree-lined lane leads right to the parking area that takes you to the main building, which is a hotel with part of the building used as a restaurant.
The hotel has 16 bedrooms with bathrooms (one of which is a suite), communal rooms, a bar, the manager’s office, two further bathrooms, three cellars and various storage spaces, storerooms and utility areas.
The restaurant area has three rooms, the kitchen, three bathrooms and utility areas.
In the centre of the building there is a cloistered quadrangle with a portico which runs the length of the perimeter. Under the cloister, a room once containing an old well has been converted into a unique wine cellar.
There are another four bedrooms with bathrooms in the guesthouse.
Underneath this, connected with the main building, there are basement areas used for storage and utilities, with changing rooms and guest bathrooms, storerooms for goods and a large operation area for vehicles to go in and out.
The hotel is surrounded by beautiful grounds measuring around 2.5 hectares, bounded by an old perimeter wall. The garden was designed by an acclaimed landscaper who was a student of Porcinai, one of Italy’s premier landscapers during the 1900s.
Within the grounds there is an Italianate garden, a pool with lawn area beside it, a woodland with tall Tuscan cypress (rarely found in wooded areas), holm oak and ancient oak trees, and an old tabernacle.
There is also a large parking area for guests.
Its panoramic, convenient and central location in relation to Florence and Siena and its architectural features make this property the perfect place for a tourist accommodation business. However, it would be possible (having obtained the proper urban planning permissions) to convert the building back into a highly impressive private residence.
San Gimignano 2 Km, Volterra 28 Km, Siena 48 Km, Florence 53 Km, Tyrrhenian Sea 70 Km, Lake Trasimeno 114 Km, Florence Airport 64 Km, Dual carriageway 17 Km.
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