A beautifully restored Tuscan farmhouse with modern interiors, plentiful space and natural light and a large swimming pool within c. 1 hectare of garden; the property enjoys superb far-reaching panoramic views of countryside and medieval hill-top towns including Volterra on the horizon.
Previously two semi-detached ruined farmhouses, abandoned in the 1950s, the property has since been completely renovated and restored by the current owners over a number of years using the original river stones. The two buildings and an outhouse have been joined together creating inter-connecting accommodation set around a delightful and enclosed, sheltered courtyard; resulting in a wonderful space for entertaining whilst surrounded by jasmine, a herb garden and a travertine ornamental pool.
This fabulous 4 bedroom, 5 bathroom property sits approximately 5.5 kms due south of Volterra; less than one and a half hours drive west of Siena and around 1 hour 45 minutes drive southwest of Florence.
The main house is around 370 sqm. The ground floor comprises the main hallway, an open plan living/dining room, open plan lounge area with a fireplace, office and guest bathroom. Custom built stone stairs lead to the first floor where there are 2 spacious master suites with en suite bathrooms, fireplaces and access to balconies plus a laundry room. The house, which is in immaculate condition, has underfloor heating, resin floors, wood burning fireplaces, ADSL internet, gas and electricity.
The guest house is approximately 100 sqm and includes a lounge, bedroom with en suite, bathroom and gym. The gym could be a second bedroom which would turn this property into a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom home.
The magnificent salt-water infinity pool, measuring 15 x 5 metres, finished in resin with travertine and marble surrounds, offers spectacular views south, below which is a large, two car, underground garage. There is a lovely lawn, numerous terraces and patios, manicured flower beds, a herb garden and around 100 olive trees.
A recently acquired parcel of land could accommodate a tennis court.
Energy classification: class E and performance index: 129,457 kWh/m2 anno.
The property is approached via a white road of approximately 3 kms which is flat and in good condition. This wonderful farmhouse is situated just 20 minutes from Volterra and 50 minutes from the medieval UNESCO world heritage town of San Gimignano. Two international airports, Pisa to the northwest and Florence to the northeast, lie within one and one and a half hours drive respectively.
Tuscany is eternally popular. It is filled with handsome art filled historic towns including Florence, Pisa, Siena, Lucca and Arezzo. There is more than enough to see, do, eat and drink in all of them.
Then there are the smaller hilltop towns like San Gimignano, Cortona and Volterra. Not forgetting the vineyards of Chianti and Montalcino, the Carrara marble quarries north of Lucca, or the wild Maremma coast.
Volterra lies across the hills about twelve miles from San Gimignano. People have lived on Volterra's steep hill since Neolithic times, but the city as we know it has Etruscan origins. It offers a rich and small number of ruins, art works and architecture from different historical periods. Its pristine streets and spacious squares are relatively deserted, and it has a good choice of hotels and restaurants. It is a favourite Tuscan hill town for many.
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