Outstanding, private, detached villa in the Tuscan hills, surrounded by greenery and close to the center of pretty Lari, in a panoramic position. With four bedrooms, three bathrooms and ample living areas and a great connection between indoors and out, steeped in nature. Presented in immaculate condition throughout.
This elegant villa, with a refined, classic style is newly built, and perfectly finished with quality materials. There are new generation energy-saving systems and the furniture has been curated by an interior designer, who is well known in the area and who has lovingly created a warm, welcoming, and particularly Tuscan atmosphere.
The villa is currently divided into two real estate units (one on the ground floor and another on the first floor) which offers great flexibility, or it would be straightforward to transform it into a single family home. It has a very good flow with spacious and bright living areas, ideal for family and friends, or perfect for two families. Equally ideal for holidays or as a main residence.
On the ground floor is the living room with two large french windows to access the garden; the dining room also with direct access to the garden, the exquisite kitchen which opens onto a tiled area, where it is possible to create a pergola, perfect as an outdoor living room or for ‘al fresco’ dining. On this level there are also two bedrooms, one of which has access to the garden, a bathroom with shower, laundry/utility room and technical room. There are also two closets with entrance from outside and a loggia also accessed externally.
Up the external stairs, to arrive on a balcony landing to access a large entrance used as a sitting room with a rectangular window that extends over the entire wall and with a fireplace. From here you can pass through to the living room that opens onto the kitchen area with peninsula and dining area. The dining area leads out onto the terrace, so again, perfect to eat outside on the warm summer evenings. On this floor there is a bathroom with shower, a study with two large handcrafted and designed built-in wardrobes, two bedrooms and another bathroom with bath.
In the basement there is a large area of 80 square meters, ideal as a garage for two cars. Plentiful private, gated parking. The villa can be reached on an easily accessible and well-maintained road. The electronic gate is a perfect approach and the house is surrounded by a completely enclosed, fenced garden and parkland of about 15,000 square meters (close to four acres).
All services are fully functional and the heating works with the pellet/LPG boiler. There are solar panels, automatic irrigation system, double glazing, water softener. The construction of a swimming pool is subject to planning permission, which we believe is likely to be granted. The villa is surrounded by a beautifully planted garden with lawn and trees, one of which is host to sweet tree house. The park like gardens are planted with lime trees, cypresses, pine trees, poplars and acias. There are four cherry trees and also the quintessential olive trees. In all, around three and a half to four acres.
The surrounding area is beautiful and a perfect base from which to explore Tuscany. The villa is close to pretty Lari, with castle and the beautiful town of Casciana Terme, famous for its thermal waters and with a newly renovated spa which is a perfect place to spend a day relaxing, with indoor and outdoor pools. Casciana is dominated by a castle, with a beautiful central piazza and since Roman times it has been famous for the curative warm thermal waters. Today it is a bustling town with a busy weekly market and great shops and restaurant and a famous theatre. It is halfway between the famous hilltop village of Volterra and Pisa. There are so many great places within easy reach – it really is a great spot from which to explore the whole of Tuscany.
The coastal cities of Castiglioncello and Cecina on the coast, the golf courses of Pisa and Castelfalfi, and the historic towns of Volterra and San Gimignano are all close by, and each make a wonderful day out. The old town of Livorno is close too, from where it is possible to hop of the ferry to the magnificent island of Elba, just off the coast.The town is located in Valdera in Central Tuscany between Pisa and Florence. This colourful landscape of rolling hills is dotted with medieval villages, castles and lanes flanked with tall dark green cypress trees, all of which epitomizes the Tuscan landscape. The nearby città d’arte (cities of art) include Volterra, San Gimignano, Palaia and Florence, each offering splendid art and architecture to admire. In Lajatico, Andrea Bocelli, the famous tenor, was born and it is in the heart of Valdera that his Teatro del Silenzio (the Theatre of Silence) draws some of the biggest names in opera, when he hosts a summer festival each year in July.
Distances: Lari on the doorstep, Casciana Terme 10 km, Pontedera (trains, supermarkets) 20 km, Castelfalfi (Golf and Spa Resort) 30 km, Pisa (airport) 35 km, Beaches 30 km, Volterra 40 km, San Gimignano 50 km, Lucca 70 km, Florence 80 km.