Wonderful, detached, two bed house with an extraordinary panoramic garden, facing the west side of the Valdera hills, in a pretty and welcoming hamlet. The house is in a private and elevated position with superb views over the open countryside, and the house offers bright and spacious accommodation. The west facing garden is perfect for al fresco dining and enjoying aperitivo with the sunset.
The house is entered up a few steps to the loggia, and in to an entrance hall. There is a large living area and kitchen, two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Downstairs there is an integrated garage and plenty of storage space. The garden extends to 1,200 sqm, and is mainly laid to lawn, with some lovely seating areas. Private parking. The property is connected to main services with central heating and wi-fi. The house is set in a hamlet just 5 km from a small town with shops, restaurants, banks, cafes, etc.
The hamlet has an extremely friendly and welcoming community, as it is the typical Italian “borgo” where you feel like part of a large family. In the hamlet there is an astronomical observatory with one of the biggest telescopes in Italy that is open to the public on some days (evening) of stellar significance.
The area is scattered with historical towns and medieval villages, castles and country churches and a landscape with golden meadows of wheat dancing in the breeze, vineyards, olive groves and fields of sunflowers. Meandering through the countryside of Valdera you feel the vestiges of the mysterious Etruscan civilization. Here Andrea Bocelli was born and bred and it is in the heart of Valdera in Lajatico that the famous Teatro del Silenzio (the Theatre of Silence) where natural landscape creates a breathtaking setting and in the summer months some of the biggest names in opera come for a special performance. Casciana Terme 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 all within easy reach making this a perfect base from which to explore Tuscany.
Distances : Pontedera (station and motorway) 15 km, Castelfalfi (Golf and Spa resort) 15 km, Volterra 25 km, San Gimignano 35 km, Pisa (airport) 45 km, Lucca 45 km, Cecina (beaches) 50 km, Florence 60 km, Siena 80 km.