ITALY, TUSCANY, PISTOIA, SERRAVALLE PISTOIESE
This impressive 20 room historic villa sits in 10 acres (4.5 hectares) of mature grounds including an olive grove with 400 olive trees, a beautiful swimming pool with great outside areas for relaxing under the Tuscan sun, and internal stone-flagged courtyard ideal for “al fresco” dining with family and friends, sitting in the shade of ancient oak trees.
The property is accessed via a private driveway lined by cypresses which leads to the front of the villa. The front door opens onto a magnificent reception room with original coffered ceilings with handmade cotto tiles, ancient cotto floors and original wooden doors.
The reception room leads out to the rear stone-flagged courtyard where the private chapel is located overlooking the “aia” (threshing floor).
On this level there is a bathroom in addition to various living rooms and sitting rooms with exquisite frescoes.
The ancient stone staircase connects the ground floor to the first and second levels, which have 7 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms.
The second level has been converted into a tasteful apartment with modern comforts, ideal for staff.
The property was restored during the 1990s by its current owner who carried out a careful renovation, maintaining most of the villa’s original features and character.
Energy class G. Energy Performance Index 191.56 kWh/m² p.a.
The villa is situated in the Tuscan countryside, surrounded by olive grove and vineyards, yet only 1 km away from the local village of Serravalle Pistoiese which has a good selection of shops, excellent restaurants and facilities including railway station.
Montecatini Terme, which is considered the most luxurious and exclusive spa town in Tuscany, is only 5 km away (10 minutes’ drive), and there you can benefit from its rich pure waters and special health and beauty treatments.
The property is very conveniently located for reaching the main Tuscan cities of art such as Lucca, Pisa and Florence – all within an hour’s drive – as well as the Tuscan Riviera with its clear blue sea. For those who love skiing and hiking in the mountains, the ski resort of Abetone is approximately 60 km away and is reachable in an hour and 30 minutes.