A warm and welcoming house, beautifully restored and maintaining all of the Tuscan charm, colour and character set in a picturesque village. From the village square with parking, a short walk (50m) along a narrow panoramic pedestrian street leads to Il P
A warm and welcoming house, beautifully restored and maintaining all of the Tuscan charm, colour and character set in a picturesque village.
From the village square with parking, a short walk (50m) along a narrow panoramic pedestrian street leads to Il Pittore.
A few steps up from the level of the lane is the entrance to the fully equipped rustic kitchen with fireplace, stone sink, original terracotta floors and exposed wooden beams; a hallway leads to the under stair storage, a cloak room with a character stone sink, and a room currently used as a TV /reading room (possible further bedroom) with ample book shelves and beautiful views of the hills;
The wooden stairs lead up to the first floor comprising a large master bedroom with two windows, terracotta floors and exposed wooden beams, a hallway, a bathroom with bath, a large studio room with fireplace and spectacular views over the rooftops of the village, large double bedroom.
There is also a large storage / laundry / utility room with shower and sink.
On the top level of the property, with its own independent entrance, is a character guest apartment with open-plan living area and kitchen with fireplace and staircase leading to the master bedroom with bathroom. Off this level is a private covered terrace offering shade on the hot summer days and with a pizza oven.
On the ground level there are 3 rooms of which the end one has been dug out of rock and offers a cool wine cellar to store for the Tuscan wine on offer in the region.
The house has been completely renovated by the current owners. The electrical, plumbing and heating systems are in excellent condition. The heating system is connected to the very economical local geothermal system which charges a (low) set annual amount allowing for the heating to be left on even when the property is not used. This is the perfect family home with the opportunity of an extra income by letting out the guest house for holiday lets ; but it is also an excellent home to enjoy holidays and weekends, thanks to the beautiful and interesting surroundings, its proximity to the sea, the art cities, the proximity of the airport and easy access to the main roads. A very special house, with original architectural details, with a marked personality indicated by the warmth of the colors of terracotta, wood and stone.
Set in a lovely hilltop village surrounded by olive groves between Siena and Volterra, with easy access to Pisa airport. The surrounding countryside is beautiful.
When Dr. Philipp Bonhoeffer, a pediatric cardiac surgeon, among the most popular in Europe, as well as great music lover since childhood, arrived to Montecastelli, he felt an immediate strong bond with the community of Montecastelli, so much so that he decided to create a concert hall, a workshop of violins and to restore various historical architectural building located in the village. He converted the former Church into a concert hall which is called ‘the 99 chairs room”. This is because there are 99 different chairs, very different from the monotony of the chairs present in the majority of concert halls. They were gifted from those who loved and supported the project. Many came from the villagers of Montecastelli, others from the rest of the world: France, America, Austria, Germany, England.
You can walk to the panoramic restaurant/bar in the village, with tables both indoors and on the large, sunny terrace.
Distances. Pisa 100 km, Volterra 40 km, Siena 55 km, Coast 53 km.
(please note, this may not be the properties exact location due to security reasons)