This is an extremely rare offering to come to market as the house is beautifully positioned within the Val D'Orcia. The property has been restored and maintained to a very high standard. Almost every window has an incredible view of the Val D'Orcia; the mature fenced landscape garden is delightful with plenty of shaded areas, the perfect swimming pool, is private and not too far away from the main house and utilities.
This traditional 1868 Tuscan farmhouse really has 360° views of the surrounding countryside, as it nestles on a small hilltop overlooking Castello Banfi and other great Brunello wine estates. The river Orcia, set within the UNESCO World Heritage Site, can be seen from one side of the house and Monte Amiata from the other. This house is private but not isolated, being a few kilometres by car from the nearest shops and restaurants. Montalcino is 21km away and the famous Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco Golf course is 28km
The house has been meticulously restored using a combination of new and antique materials from handmade terracotta bricks to travertine and limestone flooring, all laid by craftsmen. The ground floor is a large open plan space flowing directly from the entrance hall to the study, living room, dining room and kitchen. The living room with its stunning vaulted ceiling connects directly onto a covered terrace overlooking the pool and extensive gardens. The dining room with a fireplace for cosy winter nights flows into the well-equipped kitchen. A double bedroom and spacious bathroom and good-sized utility room completes the ground floor.
The first floor, designed as two suites with a further bedroom with en-suite bathroom, has outstanding views from every window. The layout is: on the left of the stairs, there is a lounge/reading area and two large bedrooms and a bathroom. On the right of the stairs, there is a comfortable lounge area with working fireplace, mezzanine with storage area, two bedrooms and a bathroom. From one of the bedrooms you can step outside on to a private terrace with its own staircase leading to the gardens below.
Outside, the panoramic heated swimming pool is one of the focal points within the beautiful gardens, as well as the two outdoor terraces, ideal for dining al fresco. The olive grove, from which the current owners make their own olive oil, marks the end of the formal fenced-in gardens. Outside the fenced-off area, wild maquis tumbles down to the river, an ideal viewing spot for wildlife. The property includes over 20 hectares of land, mostly arable and rented to a local farmer.