The property for sale is situated near central Florence, but in a countryside setting with a high level of privacy.
The Villa Campanile is a truly unique opportunity to acquire a traditional Tuscan property surrounded by olive groves within just a few minutes of the centre of Florence. Approached from the road running between Florence and Fiesole, one enters by private drive with security gates and is immediately struck by the tranquility of the setting, nestled into a sweeping hillside, with attractive views through the valley.
The exterior of the house is that of the Tuscan countryside with charming features such as the original bell tower and cloistered entrance courtyard. Originally a monastery, added to in the 18th Century and then fully restored in the 1960s by one of the leading architects of Florence, Berardi.
In total there are 1052 m2 of floor area spread over three floors. The rooms on the garden floor are particularly impressive, centred around the main reception room with mezzanine level, 114 m2 of floor area, high ceilings and floor to ceiling windows leading onto panoramic terraces.
4 bedrooms each with en-suite bathroom, dining room, sitting room, library, kitchen, laundry room, guest bathroom, office.
Guest apartment (2 bedroom), garage, office, cellars, laundry room, billiard room.
First Floor :
Master suite composed of lounge area, dressing room/wardrobe, bathroom, guest bedroom with en-suite bathroom.
The layout provides large flowing reception rooms and well distributed bedrooms and guest accommodation. In addition there are extensive cellars and service quarters as well as the potential to create further accommodation/reception rooms. The quality of the materials and finishes is of the highest standard and maintained in immaculate condition. In keeping with houses and villas across Tuscany, it boasts traditional features such as pietra serena stairs, terracotta floors from Impruneta, chestnut beams and doors and exposed brick vaulted ceilings. Inside and out the property has been maintained in immaculate condition.
In addition to the bedrooms in the main body of the house there is a separate guest apartment with entrance hall, sitting room, kitchen, two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The lower level has a large study room and office area as well as extensive cellars, garage and service apartment.
The Grounds & Garden
The grounds surrounding the property for sale cover almost 2 hectares (18,000 m2) and include a tennis court, a "limonaia" and two small storerooms. Should one wish, there would be no problem adding a swimming pool. For outside living and dining during the summer months one can choose from the pergola leading off the kitchen, terracing leading off the principal reception rooms on the garden level and a terrace leading off the lower ground floor. There are also two parking areas suitable for several cars.
The location of the property is truly unique, just 5 minutes from Fiesole centre and 10 minutes from the centre of the Florence. Though positioned on a hillside famous for its villas one enjoys the utmost privacy with no neighbouring properties overlooking the grounds or house itself.
Florence Centre 10 mins | Florence Airport 25 mins | Restaurants & Shops 5 mins | A1 Motorway 10 mins