On the hills of Tuscany, a short distance from Caprese Michelangelo and with a beautiful view over Lake Montedoglio, we find this 660 sqm manor house with 10 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. The property, currently a boutique accommodation business, boasts 5,000 sqm of private garden with a 12 × 5 m swimming pool and several annexes.
Services are all available in the nearby town of Caprese Michelangelo (3km; 5’) and other cities of Tuscany can be reached in less than two hours (Anghiari, Montepulciano, Florence, Siena, Montalcino, San Gimignano…). The closest airport is Perugia (84km; 1h 10’) but for intercontinental flights we suggest the terminals in Florence, Pisa, Bologna and Rome.
DESCRIPTION OF THE BUILDINGS
The manor house (7 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and 2 toilets) dates back to the 15th century and has been then rebuilt and expanded in the second half of the 19th century. The building still exhibits its original charm with stone walls, wooden beams, terracotta floors and original fireplaces.
- Ground floor: ample entrance hall, family rooms, dining room, living room with fireplace and portico, kitchen, bathroom and boiler room;
- First floor: landing, master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, three double bedrooms and two independent bathrooms.
The owner’s apartment can be accessed directly from outside via a stone staircase and is made up of an ample entrance room with cloakroom, kitchen, living room with dining area, studio (potentially a bedroom or usablet o expand the kitchen), three double bedrooms and two bathrooms. Right above the apartment there are a few lofts, currently unused, which could be partially converted into further living quarters.
The guesthouse (3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms), right next to the manor house and fully restored in 2006, boasts more modern finishes and is very welcoming:
- First floor: living room with fireplace, modern kitchen with dining area and to bathrooms;
- Second floor: three bedrooms.
The outdoor loggia, covered in creeping roses, could easily accommodate up to 6 people and is ideal to relax in the pleasant summer climate.
The garden houses an old chapel (which could be converted into a cozy studio), the old drying barn (nowadays a warehouse), a laundry room and a garage.
An old warehouse (currently split into four rooms) is already certified to be converted into another residential unit with two bedrooms. The building was restored in 2007 (with a total remake of the insulation) but boasts no systems.
STATE AND FINISHES
The buildings are in excellent structural condition and still boasts many of the original and charming features. The manor house, in particular, boasts beautiful living halls with terracotta floors, coffered ceilings with wooden beams and stone fireplaces.
The house boasts a private 5,000-sqm garden dotted with fruit trees (apples, pears, figs and hazelnuts). A short distance from the house there is a 12 × 5 m swimming pool with terracotta solarium.
The property features a beautiful panoramic view over the countryside surrounding Caprese Michelangelo and Lake Montedoglio.
USE AND POTENTIAL USES
In the past, the villa was particularly appreciated by foreign families (often for multiple generations) as a holiday retreat to spend summer vacations.
The property was running as a full-fledged accommodation business in the past: nowadays, the owners decided to exploit it only in selected parts of the year. The new owners could always get back to renting the house regularly, by advertising the business online and creating his own client portfolio.