Exceptional, detached, stone house, with magnificent views, a pretty garden with jacuzzi and an olive grove, offered in exceptional condition with quality materials throughout.
The entrance is into the living room which flows through to the beautiful kitchen with an antique marble sink and with a downstairs bathroom with shower and a dressing room. From the kitchen there is a beautiful terrace with an iron canopy, perfect for ‘alfresco’ dining, Wooden stairs lead up to the bedroom with walk-in wardrobes and bathroom with shower and there is a french door overlooking the garden. In the basement there is a room that is a technical and laundry room and in addition there is another room, not fully registered, which has been used as an occasional bedroom. The finishes are of high quality with reclaimed antique Trani marble floors, wooden parquet flooring reclaimed from Swiss mountain huts, and with beam and brick ceilings and an abundance of exposed stonework. Underfloor heating with a heat pump and a dehumidifier. There is a working fireplace and electricity with a solar panel for hot water.
The garden is a wonderful oasis to relax in and it features a jacuzzi pool, which is covered in pretty mosaic tiles. The private olive grove is of around 20 trees. There are two entrances with electronic gates and with private parking.
Just 5 km from the lovely town of Vinci (birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci) where there are shops, post office, bank, coffee bars, restaurant and a pizzeria. Today the beautiful rural area of Montalbano has developed small-scale ecological tourism in harmony with careful management of the traditional agriculture. Of prime importance is the production of wine and olive-oil but also honey, cheese and special local preserves are found in the area. The landscape is dominated by hills covered in rows of vines and with olive trees over the higher lands with chestnut trees at the summits. Between the 16th and 17th centuries approximately 10,000 acres of Montalbano were transformed by the Medici family into the Barco Reale Mediceo, a vast area used a nature reserve. Some short portions of the perimeter wall surrounding the area still exist today. The area of Montalbano is particularly suited for walks and excursions, thanks to an extensive network of trails which lead through the green countryside, past archeological sites, and into the ancient woods such as the oak woodlands of Pietramarina.
Distances: Vinci 5 km, Florence 35 km, Certaldo 35 km, San Gimignano 45 km, Beaches 50 km, Lucca 50 km, Pisa (airport) 55 km, Siena 80 km.