Luxury farmhouse with organic wine olive estate
A recently restored (2012) Luxury Villa within 5km of the historic town of San Gimignano (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). The main house was originally built in the 16th century but most of the current structure dates to the 18th century. The elegant restoration has been completed to a very high standard with no expense spared. The main house is of 400 sqm and comprises 4 large bedrooms and 4 bathrooms on the upper floor plus large kitchen, dining room and living room, entrance hall, study, laundry room and service bathroom on the lower level. The interiors are stunning featuring barrel vaulted ceilings, slaked lime coloured plaster, exposed beams, magnificent fireplaces and hand made cotto floors as well as air conditioning throughout, a beautiful fully equipped kitchen and spacious bathrooms. There is a separate annex with a small self-contained flat (one bedroom, one bathroom, a living area plus the old wine cantina below). Just below the main complex, there is a barn used to store the agricultural equipment but that could be restored to create an additional unit. The house is surrounded by a beautiful garden with a large and panoramic infinity pool. The property is being sold as is with all furniture and equipment and could be used as either a turn-key solution with annual rental income of approximately 150,000 euro, a luxury second home with land maintenance provided by the current farmer or a luxury residence with its own wine and oil production.
Famous all over the world for its medieval towers, ancient traditions and delightful wine and food San Gimignano is one of the most sought after areas of Tuscany. Between Siena and Florence, other major attractions of Tuscany are within easy reach including Poggibonsi, Monteriggioni, Volterra and the Chianti region. The farm is located less than 4km from the centre of San Gimignano at the end of a good gravel road, in the centre of its 13.5 hectares of land, hidden from the neighbouring properties and thereby providing the residents with a level of privacy which is hard to beat while remaining really close to shops, banks and restaurants. The ‘to die for’ views from the property are completely unspoiled. The property includes 13.5 hectares of land, with approximately 4.5 hectares of certified organic vineyards, 1.9 hectares of olive groves with 350 mature trees with the remaining land being forest. The cantina has not been used for the last 3 years, the owners having decided to lease out the vineyards to a local producer but all equipment is present should the new owner want to start their own wine production. The vineyards and olive groves are very well maintained. This situation provides a great amount of flexibility as the current lease could be maintained or the buyer can re-take-over the maintenance and harvest.