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Beautifully restored villa built by the Medici family in 15th century, sits in wonderful panoramic position overlooking the rolling hills of Tuscany, approached down a cypress tree lined drive and 5 minutes from a hilltop village. The estate spans 60ha, and comprises circa 10 hectares of vines, 25 hectares of olive groves and extensive woodland ensuring a high level of privacy. A swimming pool with pool house sit alongside the villa.
The estate currently produces three separate sources of income ; The chatea relais Villa, the agriturismo rooms and apartments and the wine / olive oil.
The principal villa has 700 sqm of floor area with adjoining chapel. The structure dates back over several centuries with a form that is typical of villas in the 1500s with its two facades and U shaped symmetrical layout. The majestic stucco frontal façade dominates over the surrounding countryside whilst the rear has a charming cloister and courtyard through which one enters the villa and also provides a shaded environment for summer dining.
On entering the villa one is immediately struck by the impressive room dimensions. The high coffered ceilings, large pietra serena windows and fireplace of the salone immediately give one a sense of the history and grandeur of this residence. The salone gives access to the front external stairway leading to the panoramic terrace. To either side of the central salone one finds a second sitting room and a dining room which adjoins the kitchen. The kitchen also leads into the courtyard providing a convenient layout for dining indoors and outdoors according to the season.
To the ground floor one also finds a bedroom with ensuite bathroom.
To the first floor one finds three bedroom suites, one of which has two bedrooms and therefore ideal for families. A separate two bedroom apartment to the rear of the first floor could be used for guest, staff or indeed adolescent children. In total therefore the villa provides seven bedrooms and six bathrooms.
Features & Amenities
The property has been maintained in good condition whilst also offering the possibility to improve some of the facilities such as the kitchen. The swimming pool has an adjoining pool house.
Gardens & Grounds
The estate as a whole covers 60 hectares of which 9 hectares of vines maintained to a high standard. At present wine production is not managed on the estate but the winery is still in place and therefore production could be brought back on site should one wish. In addition to the vines there are 25 hectares of olive groves producing annually n excellent olive oil. The remaining land is laid to woodland which ensures a high level of privacy and security whilst also the possibility to enjoy countryside walks and porcini mushroom and truffle foraging.
The estate has in total 3,600 sqm of floor area spread across the main villa, two separate stone buildings, both set away from the main villa, and the original winery building to the rear of the main villa. These additional structures have been restored and apartments created providing one the possibility to immediately generate rental income, bring wine production back on site and provide accommodation for staff.
The hilltop location provides the most breathtaking of views which can be enjoyed from the villa and pool area. Despite the tranquillity of the location, a village with a range of services and restaurants is just 5 minutes from the property and central Florence can also be reached in under 30 minutes. Florence Peretola airport is 40 minutes away and Pisa under 1 hour.