ITALY, TUSCANY, FLORENCE, GAMBASSI TERME
Rustic Tuscan Farmhouse with Beautiful Views
Rustic Tuscan Farmhouse. This enchanting rustic house is located above a hidden valley, backed by forest covered mountainsides in the centre of the Tuscan cultural triangle. Volterra and San Gimignano are a 25 minute drive away whilst Pisa, Florence and Siena can all be reached in an hour, as can the beaches of the Etruscan coast. There is a spa in the little town of Gambassi nearby, as well as at the prestigious Castelfalfi Golf Course. This property is in a charming position with long views over looking rolling hills to Volterra on the skyline.
Constructed 300 years ago on the site of a hermitage, where monks quarried travertine and built a little chapel, the property comprises a 4 bedroom, 2 storey, typical Tuscan house of 250 sqm. It is set in a garden of 6,835 sqm on which it would be possible to build a pool subject to planning. There is also the opportunity to buy additional neighbouring land of 2,611 sqm with a ruin of a stone farmhouse for an extra €200,000. The property is currently used as a B&B.
Combining contemporary comfort and style with historic features, the house boasts its original beamed and tiled ceilings a typical fireplace on the first floor. On the ground floor, the original animal stalls have been turned into a living room, keeping the magnificent vaulted tiled ceiling, whilst the mangers have been retained and integrated into a modern kitchen with all appliances.The thick stone walls and steps are made of local travertine quarried in the area by hermits who originally settled next to the natural spring which is now a pond in the garden. The restoration meets all modern housing standards with insulated roof, central heating and all floors relaid.
250 sqm on 2 storeys.
Ground floor: Large vaulted living room (originally animal stalls), vaulted dinning-room / kitchen with access to a shady terrace, large double bedroom, bathroom, 2 rooms used for storage.
First floor: Accessed via internal and external staircases, kitchen with fireplace, 3 bedrooms, sitting-room/study-room and 2 bathrooms (of which one is en-suite).
Pretty garden of approx 6,825 sqm meters with pond / spring. It would be possible to add a pool subject to planning permission.
Large covered terrace.
Access via 1.7 km gravel road.
LPG heating, wi-fi, water connection to the main network, natural spring.
Gambassi Terme/nearest town with services 14 Km, San Gimignano 18 Km, Pisa Airport 60Km, Siena 60Km, Florence 65km, Coast 60 Km, Castelfalfi Golf Course 20 Km.
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