On the hills around Montepulciano, this 17th-century stone farmhouse with bright modern interiors, pool, garden and two outbuildings is a real gem for sale. The farmhouse, which is laid out on two levels and expands over a surface of 198 sqm, has three bedrooms and four bathrooms. The one-of-a-kind position and all its facilities make the property perfect both as a holiday retreat and as a permanent home. GEOGRAPHIC POSITION Nestled in the Tuscan hills of the Val d’Orcia, amidst vineyards and sheep meadows close to the historic town of Montepulciano, uniquely restored 17th-century stone farmhouse with bright modern interiors, pool, garden and two outbuildings for sale. The farmhouse, which enjoys an excellent sun exposure, sits on a hillside and offers 360 degree views of the surrounding hills, vineyards, Monte Amiata and the town of Montepulciano. In order to preserve the landscape, all electric lines have been buried underground. The Val d’Orcia is a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the most charming areas in Italy. It lies in southern Tuscany, in the province of Siena and is characterized by wonderful rolling hills and magnificent views. The property is located a few km from the historic centre of Montepulciano, a beautiful town known worldwide for the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG, one of the best Italian wines. The farmhouse is accessible through a vineyard-lined road, which has been newly built and is therefore in excellent condition. DESCRIPTION OF THE BUILDINGS The farmhouse (198 sqm – 2,130 sqft) is laid out on two levels. The ground floor includes a small entry hall with half bath and staircase to upper floor. From the entry hall one turns left to a gourmet kitchen with central island, fireplace, and small pantry or through an arched opening to the dining room. From the kitchen, through another arched opening, you reach the dining room with vaulted ceilings. From the dining room, through a third arched opening, you have access to the large living room with a fireplace and floor to ceiling windows and bookcases with storage cabinets. Going up the staircase from the entry hall you reach the first floor and you enter a large and bright double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower and hydro massage tub, while on the right of the staircase there is another large room, currently used as a study and relaxation area. This room can be also entered from outside through a stone staircase. It is equipped with a bathroom with shower and is also used as a bedroom thanks to a sliding door that isolates it from the small corridor leading to the master bedroom. This bedroom, in addition to a bathroom with shower and double sink, boasts a walk-in closet with built-in drawers, shelves and clothing racks. The annex (42 sqm – 452 sqft) is made up of a multipurpose room with toilet, which lends itself to multiple destinations. The shelter is covered with photo voltaic panels and is currently used as three car shelter, wood shed and storage. It is worth noting that it would be possible to expand the main building for 20% of its current surface (roughly 40 sqm – 430 sqft). STATE AND FINISHES The property dates back to the 17th century and has been restored with luxury materials and great attention to details, preserving its original look. It has been lovingly restored in recent years, who have considered it as main residence and wanted to combine modern interior design within an old building. This refined combination of modern and old elements makes the property unique. All the rooms have white walls and, thanks to the numerous windows, they are very bright. Moreover, since all the arches are aligned, one can see the light passing through the house. Every window is a picture of the Val d’Orcia, UNESCO World Heritage Site. The farmhouse features external stone walls, two fireplaces, ceilings with white wooden beams and terracotta tiles, vaulted ceilings, arches, Carrara marble bathrooms, an external stone staircase and old roof tiles. The floors are tiled in “stone” porcelain, a highly-resistant and easy-to-wash material. The rooms on the first floor are equipped with individually controlled air conditioning. The farmhouse features, in addition to the brightness of the rooms, a mix of old architectural elements and the best technologies such as, for example, new triple glazed tilt pivot Internorm doors and windows and state-of-the-art insulation (A3 energy class). The property has been restored with attention to energy conservation and environmental protection and is equipped with triple glazed windows and doors, wall insulation, high energy efficiency fixtures and under-floor heating. All windows and doors are equipped with sliding screens. The solar panels on the shelter are not seen from the farmhouse and the energy produced is being sold, earning on average 4.000 – 5.000 € a year. The new owner will keep earning this income since the contract will expire in 2030. EXTERNAL AREA The farmhouse, equipped with an outdoor lighting system and exterior gas barbeque, has 3 stone and terracotta terraces adjacent to the kitchen and the living room, and is ideal for alfresco dining. The property boasts a perfectly maintained terraced garden with stone walls and is fully planted with Mediterranean flowering plants and olive trees that don’t require any watering during the summer months. The 3.5 x 11.5 m swimming pool (recently renovated) has comfortable steps for entry/exit and has a maximum depth of 1.5 m. It is situated above the villa, in a very panoramic position and is fitted with a beautiful pergola supported by stone columns which could be used for al fresco dinners in the pleasant summer climate. Right next to the pool, parallel to the basin, a bocce court has been built on the garden. USE AND POTENTIAL USES The property has been successfully rented for two months in the summer the last four years and has been designed with special storage features which make rentals easy to manage. The one-of-a-kind position and all its facilities make the property perfect both as a holiday retreat and as a permanent home. The property is the ideal solution for those who wish to live in the countryside, but in close proximity to all amenities and services, in an old farmhouse with all up-to-date facilities.