Wine estate and working farm situated in the countryside surrounding the city of Florence. This historical country estate sits in a sought after location neighbouring one of Italy’s most famous vineyards. An area where one may enjoy both a country lifestyle as well as good access to the hub of metropolitan culture that is Florence.
The estate comprises a traditional style Leopoldina Manor House, a 4 bedroom villa, a castle style farmhouse with 6 apartments, a wine cellar and small restaurant. This 30 hectare property is of a size that makes it feasibly for both private or commercial interest.
The Manor House
Built in 1779, the estates principle property is described architecturally as a ‘Leopoldina’, which is a rare and sought after style considered by many to be the quintessential Tuscan property. The symmetrical arches, open loggia and central tower give the property masses of character and an ‘old world’ charm. The house offer approximately 900 m2 of floorspace spread over three floors. The first and second floors are currently divided into two habitable areas with multiple access points. The first main area which incorporates the tower offers 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, lounge and kitchen whilst the secondary area offers a further 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The secondary area is in need of refurbishment. Both areas could be easily connected to create one large living space.
The ground and lower floors also offer habitable space and a 2 bedroom/2 bathroom apt has been partially restored. Planning permission pending. There is also a small cantina/wine cellar under the property.
Despite the impressive crenelations giving the appearance of a castle, this property situated at the edge of the estate is actually a farmhouse. Currently comprising of 7 apartments and used as an ‘agriturismo’ ( farmhouse holidays) in conjunction with the restaurant.
The villa sits in a private and secluded area of the estate and offers potential as a guesthouse or rental property. Offering approximately 300 m2 of space comprising 4 bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen, lounge, dining area, and billiard room. Surrounded by a large panoramic terrace which may be accessed from most of the ground floor rooms.
Wine Cellar and Restaurant
The restaurant is not large enough in our opinion to appeal to independent commercial interest, but it is definitely an appealing service to offer to guests of the estate. Currently used only for private events and cooking classes.
The Wine cellar is sufficiently equipped to deal with the yield of the estate.
The Grounds & Estate
Spanning a total of 30Ha which comprises 5ha of vineyard ( 1.5 working, 3.5 ha right to plant ), and approximately 15ha of oil producing olive groves. The remainder of the land is forest.
The estate is located approximately 25mins from the city of Florence in the hills East of the city.