Restored Medieval Watchtower with Annex + Pool
Imagine waking up embraced by the Tuscan sun and sounds of the countryside. Imagine living in a historic home that’s been renovated with all the comforts and country-chic finishes. Imagine living in a small town where life has a calm atmosphere. The farmer at the market knows you personally and puts aside your preferred produce. The town’s local cafe prepares the cappuccino you like for your arrival and the neighbouring farmer brings you fresh eggs. You can enjoy all the country’s comforts while still living within 40 minutes by car or train from one of the most beautiful cities in the world: Florence.
Dating back to the Medieval ages as an original historic watchtower, this impressive villa has been renovated to include all modern comforts and technology such as air conditioning, an automatic entrance gate and solar panels while still maintaining the traditional Tuscan features including large brick archways, exposed stone walls, terracotta floors, and traditional fireplaces.
The property is located in the countryside on top of a small hill with pleasant views of the valley. Its location is very convenient as it is just 1km away from a small village that has a variety of local shops, restaurants, and all the necessary services. Within about 30 minutes by car, you can reach various villages in Chianti, Florence, and Arezzo.
Furthermore, the restored watchtower is set on 1.2 hectares of land on top of a small hill offering gorgeous views of the countryside. The garden surrounding the villa has 2,130 sqm of a forest, 1,210 sqm of lawn, 7,475 sqm of orchard with various fruit trees, and 1,140 sqm of an olive grove with about 80 olive trees that produce Tuscan olive oil annually.
There is also a swimming pool of 8m x 5m in the garden just off the veranda as well as a BBQ area.
The main villa measures 375 sqm and is arranged on 4 floors:
The main villa is entered via a lovely traditional loggia with an old pizza oven.
Large living room of 85 m2
Spacious dining room
The living room, kitchen and dining room all have large arched windows providing lovely views of the well-curated garden and the surrounding countryside. The kitchen has two ovens and has been renovated to be a professional kitchen. The warm and inviting living room is characterised by the traditional Tuscan fireplace, terracotta flooring, exposed stone walls, and brick archways. There is also a basement with a wine cellar connected to ground floor kitchen.
Living room with a fireplace
5 bedrooms, 2 with en-suite bathrooms
All bedrooms have air conditioning and views of the Tuscan hills.
The second floor of the villa is situated in the historic tower and has just one bedroom with windows all three sides of the room offering a full 360-degree panoramic view of the countryside.
There is also a converted barn, measuring 70 sqm with its own private garden.
Small courtyard with a veranda
This charming villa has regularly been rented out for tourist rentals which generates a good income from April to October. The renovated barn is a perfect accommodation for the owners or for the management of the villa’s rental during the tourist season.
Utilities: air conditioning | solar panels | 160m well | mains water
Cities: Florence 45km | Arezzo 40km | Greve in Chianti 30km | Siena 65km
Beaches and Lakes: Lake Trasimeno 80km | Viareggio 145km | Forte dei Marmi 160km | Livorno 140km
Airports: Florence 64km | Pisa 130km
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* BBQ area
* character property
* converted barn
* Exposed stone walls
* Historic tower
* large brick archways
* olive grove
* original features
* pizza oven
* professional kitchen
* Solar Panels
* Swimming Pool
* terracotta floors
* traditional fireplaces
* wine cellar
Property last updated: 2023-01-25