Superbly restored five bed farmhouse (350 sqm) in stone with 2,400 sqm (around half an acre) of land including an olive grove. Full of Tuscan character and with stunning views. The property is situated close to a picturesque town with amenities within walking distance. The property is accessed on good roads through a gated drive and there is ample private parking.
Entrance on the ground level with lovely dining room opening onto the garden with exposed stone walls and the old restored manger, two taverna rooms used as sitting rooms, spacious and well-fitted kitchen, two modern bathrooms and store rooms; upstairs can be accessed both by an internal and external staircase so it can be used as an independent guest house, or for rental, or it can be incorporated into the main house. This accommodation has a further living room with wood burning stove, dining room with old fireplace, built-in kitchen opening onto a portico with steps to the garden, larder, five bedrooms and two bathrooms; steps lead to a magnificent tower with a further room (study-library) with lovely views.
The property can be used as a single large home or as two self-contained units. Character accommodation with many original features including beamed ceilings, exposed stone wall, brick arches and terracotta floors. The property has central heating and wood burning stoves or fireplaces in all the main rooms.
The land surrounding the property extends to approx 2,400 sqm (around half an acre) and is planted with olive trees, fruit trees and there is a good parking area. Potential for a swimming pool (subject to planning). There are stunning views from the property over the surrounding countryside and hills.
Chianni, in the heart of Tuscany, 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 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.
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) nearby include Volterra, San Gimignano, Palaia and Florence and are all within easy reach.
Distances: Chianni on the doorstep, Lajatico (Teatro del Silenzio) 15 km, Pontedera (trains) 20 kms, Castelfalfi (golf) 25 kms, Volterra 30 kms, Beaches 35 kms, San Gimignano 40 kms, Pisa (airport) 40 km, Lucca 70 km, Florence 85 km.