The 11th century farming estate is for sale with ancient castle and watch tower, two country houses, outbuildings, two swimming pools, vineyard and olive grove in Certaldo, Florence. The castle dates back to the first half of the 13th century and was occupied by many noble families throughout history. Since its careful restoration returning it to its original splendour, the five level castle with cellars and adjacent country house divided into six apartments have been used as holiday lets. The old barn houses a garage and heated, indoor pool that connects directly to the outdoor, summer pool. A group of buildings on the estate are to be completely renovated and will provide additional space for accommodation. This beautiful property surrounded by the Chianti hills sits in 62 hectares / 153 acres of land and includes an olive grove and vineyard that successfully produces Chianti Colli Fiorentini wine. The property is located a few kilometres from both Siena and Florence, as well as from the beautiful villages of San Gimignano, Monteriggioni and Volterra.