The Villa Constance is a historic villa located on the outskirts of Florence with panoramic views over the hills of the Chianti. Located just 2km from the charming town of Pelago, ten minutes from the A1 motorway and 25 minutes from central Florence.
Prominent stone gates give access to the villa and one arrives into a welcoming entrance hall at the end of which leads one to the grandiose staircase that winds up three floors, creating the central axis of the villa. One is immediately struck by the classic typically Italian decor which gives a sense of architectural grandeur and very civil living. Dating back to the late 17th century the villa was originally the Manor House of a much larger estate.
The ground floor comprises a spacious drawing room (lounge) which enjoys high ceilings and day-long natural light thanks to the south facing windows and doors providing direct access onto the garden & pool area. Also on the ground floor we find a formal dining room with frescoed ceilings, as well as two kitchens (one historic with original stone features), a double bedroom with bathroom (more frescoes) and a wine cellar. The ground floor also offers a staff quarters consisting of bedroom and bathroom.
Arriving to the first floor via the pietra serena hand crafted stairway with windows featuring stained glass detailing, we find the master suite entered through a beautiful double doorway. The master suite provides further living areas for a family up to six which may be used separately or together with the villa. There are no structural divisions within the villa but the second kitchen makes private living possible. The suite comprises three double bedrooms, two bathrooms, spacious kitchen, lounge and a balcony overlooking the valley. All the rooms on this floor have high ceilings giving a feeling of elegance and space.
On the second/top floor are four further bedrooms with a shared bathroom and a library (study) with charming antique cotto flooring and stone Tuscan fireplace.
The Gardens & Grounds
The grounds, covering approx. 5 hectare, four of which are low maintenance pine forest with the remaining one hectare being fully fenced with two separate entrances, and parking. The owners have installed a mid-size football pitch which could be converted into tennis courts or open lawn (prato). In addition there is a swimming pool, and various seating areas to enjoy the sunshine and views at different times of day.
This property for sale near Florence enjoys a peaceful location in the Tuscan countryside, surrounded by historic castles and prestigious wine estates. The photos illustrate that the property enjoys a truly Tuscan view, overlooking olive-groves and rolling hills, however they unfortunately do not do justice to the beauty of the panorama which really must be seen in person. Although set amongst olive-groves, vineyards and forests, the house is only a short drive or bike ride to the local village. There is a train station nearby (15mins) & that offers hourly trains right into central Florence historic centre, or alternatively you can take the car which would take approximately 25min.
There is a restaurant within walking distance. Village & Services 2 km | Florence centre 23 km or 14miles | Train station 6 km | Florence airport 32 km | Pisa Airport 112 km | Restaurant & Hotel 2 mins.