Substantial, detached villa (280 sqm) set in a pretty lawned garden with an outstanding view over the Tuscan countryside. The property is currently arranged into two apartments (one upstairs and one downstairs) which provides a perfect opportunity for home and rental, or the levels could easily be connected to provide a comfortable family home in an outstanding setting.
On each level there are three bedrooms, a large kitchen/diner, living room and bathroom. The upper level is accessed with an external staircase which makes the two properties entirely independent. There is a lovely balcony, and an outside patio area, perfect for al fresco dining.
There is scope to create one, large family home. All mains services are connected and there is central heating. Easy car access and private parking. The views are magnificent.
Located in a small and quiet hamlet, just a couple of kilometers down the road is Chianni, in the heart of Tuscany, which is a pretty well-kept and perfectly Tuscan town, coated in pots of red geraniums and full of cobbled narrow lanes which open onto intimate with outstanding views. little piazzas: stunning churches are around every corner. The ancient little town rises above the rolling Tuscan hills, so there are open views in all directions. There are good services including shops, banks, restaurants, post office, friendly cafes and interesting events throughout the year. The most important of these are the olive oil festival and the wild boar festival. Pontedera, nearby, is an interesting town and has the main train station on the Pisa- Florence line. The villa is ideally located and transport links are good.
Chianni sits within the area of Valdera in central Tuscany between Pisa and Florence. This colourful landscape of rolling hills is dotted with medieval villages, castles and cobbled lanes which are flanked by tall dark green cypress trees. The area is scattered with historical towns and medieval villages and the landscape is made up of golden meadows of wheat, vineyards, olive groves and fields of sunflowers. Meandering through the countryside of Valdera you feel the vestiges of the mysterious Etruscan civilization. Here in Lajatico, Andrea Bocelli, the world renowned tenor, created the famous Teatro di Silenzio (the Theatre of Silence) where a natural amphitheatre creates a breathtaking setting perfect for musical events. In the summer months Bocelli performs a special concert each year alongside internationally famous musicians, which attracts a global audience.
Nearby is also Casciana Terme, which has thermal waters and spa facilities and is a pretty town with piazzas and cafès serving the local wine. The città d’arte (cities of art) include Volterra, San Gimignano, Palaia and Florence and are all within easy reach.
Distances: Chianni 2 km, Lajatico (Teatro del Silenzio) 15 km, Pontedera (trains) 20 kms, Castelfalfi (golf) 27 kms, Volterra 30 kms, Beaches 37 kms, San Gimignano 45 kms, Pisa (airport) 40 km, Lucca 72 km, Florence 86 km.