Beautiful, authentic stone house (3/4 bedrooms) with a great private terrace, at the entrance to the pretty Tuscan village of Sasso Pisano. The house has been restored with quality and care, retaining the old stone walls and wooden beams which give it so much character now married with fittings with a more contemporary edge. The views to the hills from the terrace and the windows over the countryside are spectacular.
Ground Floor: Entrance into the large living room with fireplace with beautiful stone columns and beamed ceilings which flows to the well-equipped kitchen with marble topped island which is excellent. Utility room. The dining room leads out to the terrace, just perfect for alfresco dining. There is another room currently used as a study or reading room but which could easily be in the fourth bedroom. Dressing room and bathroom. Lower floor: Three bedrooms and two bathrooms with lovely fittings. Original stone character.
The beautiful renovation has been carried out with care and love by the current owners. Central heating. In immaculate condition throughout. Lovely old terracotta floors.There is easy car access with parking in the village piazza and a short walk (20m) to the house. The heating is powered directly by geothermal energy, with steam from underground, a perfect form of green energy with zero emission pollution.
Sasso Pisano is a beautiful, historical village in the region of Castelnuovo Val di Cecina, in the province of Pisa. In the past this castle and the ancient village have been an important part of Tuscan history, and it sits in a dominant position overlooking the valley. There is a restaurant and bar in the village and there are many village festivals such as the Prugnolo mushroom festival, the Sasserino olive oil festival and the festival of San Bartolomeo. A particular feature of the village is the fabulous bathing and health spa powered by the hot springs of the area which has now been restored to provide a centre for well being with hydromassage, swimming pool and there is even a ‘putizza’ with jets of hot water and mud treatments. There are also tennis courts and a campers area. (http://www.biolagosassopisano.it).
The area of Val Di Cecina has a great combination of history, culture and excellent cuisine. Castelnuovo Val di Cecina is a small medieval village close by, which has ancient origins dating back to the thirteenth century and the village is full of antique features. The hilltop village is known for being in the shape of a bunch of grapes, with a layout of a medieval town. It sits on a sandstone outcrop and is full of beautiful cobbled lanes and enchanting little piazzas. Coming away from the oldest part of Castelnuovo, the town streets are flanked with small shops and local coffee bars, bank, post office. Modern life and amenities are all within walking distance. The countryside extends from the mountains to the east, through the vineyards terraced on the low hills and down to the Mediterranean scrub with pine woods and brooms to the west. The golden hills are planted with orchards, vineyards and olive groves. Castelnuovo is the place to be for nature enthusiasts: from the town, there is a variety of different nature trails through enchanting historic sites, such as a bridge crossing the Pavone torrent or the scenic vista of the Val di Cornia and the Gulf of Piombino. Perfectly positioned to explore the beautiful Tuscan cities of Volterra, San Gimignano, Siena, Pisa, Lucca and Florence. It is all on your doorstep.
Distances: Sasso Pisano on the doorstep, Castelnuovo Val di Cecina 10 km, Follonica (beaches) 35 km, Volterra 45 km, San Gimignano 60 km, Grosseto 65 km, Pisa (airport) 100 km, Florence 110 km.