Inside the Montagnola Senese National Park and surrounded by 250 hectares of land, this unique and exceptional property is a true 19th-century hamlet that represents a small paradise.
Historical sources place the birth of the main building of the estate around the year 1039 d. C. as a military tower. The structure was later converted into a villa during the 16th century. The property has belonged for nearly 500 years to the Tolomei, an ancient and illustrious family of Siena, and has been rebuilt by current owners in a prestigious residence.
The property is located in a quiet and panoramic position, in a reserved but not secluded area. Cerbaia is about 20 minutes drive from Siena, the provincial capital. All the necessary services can be found in the town of Sovicille, about 5Km far, the Golf Club Bagnaia is only 20Km. Places of interest such as the Terme di Petriolo and the famous Abbey of San Galgano can be reached in about 35Km. Florence airport is only 80Km away.
The estate, consisting of a large plot and 11 buildings erected in different periods, that has remained intact in its original structure. The buildings have a consolidated stone and brick structure, and the interiors feature wood-beamed ceilings, Tuscan warm terracotta floors and are surrounded by verdant meadows, oaks, and beech and olive groves. The property is divided into the following buildings.
The Villa Padronale was born as a military garrison and transformed first into a castle and then into a manor house, this beautiful building is built on three levels plus an attic. The property has a characteristic courtyard overlooking rooms and corridors and has a charming atmosphere. The suggestion of the structure is accentuated by the many period frescoes that decorate the rooms of the noble floor and the other floors. The villa is internally divided into two apartments, connected but separated; The staff apartment is composed of the ground floor kitchen with dining area, living room and a separate compartment used as a storage room. On the first floor there are 3 double bedrooms, 2 smaller bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The master apartment starts from the first floor and consists of a kitchen with fireplace and access to the garden and dining room with access to the garden and brick oven. On the second floor there is a large living room with two antique fireplaces, a sitting room, a study, 5 bedrooms and a large bathroom with bathtub.
The Tinaio is located in front of the villa, this building was partly used for grain and partly as a cellar, while the first floor was used as a home and warehouse. Its total surface area is 527 square meters.
The Dario house was used as a carpenters' home, and is now used as a home and warehouse.
The Farmers' House was formerly used as a farmer's home, this building is built on two levels and is completed by a large terrace with a rainwater tank.
La Casetta is on two floors. This annex is made up of a living room and some accessory rooms used as stock.
The Well House is a large building made up of two bodies connected by a central unit formerly inhabited by the nuns. The structure is surrounded by a beautiful closed court where, in addition to a suggestive well and oven, there are numerous venues including a small workshop. The first floor features two independent apartments.
The Pig House and Workshop are made up of 2 adjacent rooms, originally used as a workshop and big stable.
The Lighthouse was originally used as a powerhouse to distribute electricity to the estate. This building was re-converted into a charming annex located in front of the pool.
The sheep House is an ancient natural stone building used as a sheep stable and located in a panoramic position (75 sqm).
The chapel. The estate's garden also houses a charming little church of about 80 square meters.
State and finishes
The property, while keeping the original features and materials intact, requires a complete restoration work both from an architectural point of view and from a law standards point of view.
Once the restoration is completed, the property, being of particular prestige and historical importance, lends itself perfectly to be transformed into a high-quality and charming accommodation facility.