On the hills of <b>Tuscany</b>, roughly 20 km from <b>Florence</b>, <b>13th-century medieval tower</b>, partially restored and converted into a private residence with 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. The building is currently split into three apartments for a total of 400 sqm and is ideal for a <b>boutique accommodation business</b> thanks to its private location close to Florence. All around, 4.5 hectares of land include a terraced garden and 165 olive trees. Basic services (supermarkets, bank…) are available in the nearby town (2km; 5’) but in less than two hours one can reach several of the most notable towns of Tuscany (Florence, Colle di Val d’Elsa, San Gimignano, Siena, Lucca, Pisa, Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino).<br/> The closest airport is Florence (28km; 45’) but the terminals in Pisa, Bologna, Perugia and Rome are easily reached as well.<br/><br/> <b>DESCRIPTION OF THE BUILDING</b><br/> The property (400 sqm – 4,304 sqft) is made up of the tower itself and two annexes leaned against the main building. In total, we have three independent apartments:<br/> - <b><i>Apartment A</i></b>: living room, reading room, kitchen, two bedrooms with en-suite bathroom and walk-in closet;<br/> - <b><i>Apartment B</i></b></i></b>: kitchen, living room, bedroom and bathroom;<br/> - <b><i>Apartment C</i></b>: living/dining room, kitchenette, bathroom, bedroom with en-suite bathroom, library (or bedroom) leading to the rooftop panoramic terrace.<br/><br/> <b>STATE AND FINISHES</b><br/> The building was mainly realized with <i>alberese</i> stone, a calcareous rock typical of the Florentine countryside, and was built in the 13th century. Once a watchtower guarding the underlying valley, the building has been partially restored and is in good condition. Inside the tower, the restoration aimed at preserving its most characteristic features, with stone walls and doorways well visible.<br/><br/> <b>EXTERIORS</b><br/> The tower, built in a dominant and very panoramic position, is surrounded by roughly 4.5 hectares of land terraced with typical dry stone walls. The garden is well-maintained, covering the terraces towards the wood, and would also make the perfect spot for a swimming pool.<br/> The terraces also include 165 olive trees which could be used to produce extra-virgin olive oil for personal use.<br/><br/> <b>USE AND POTENTIAL USES</b><br/> The building, thanks to its layout and the division into three apartments, is excellent to start a boutique accommodation business, renting out the single units and/or the whole property to numerous groups. The great privacy offered by the place and its vicinity to Florence are a great bonus in increasing the desirability of such a rental property.<br/> Alternatively, the three units could be easily reunited into a single manorial residence for private use, enjoying great privacy and panoramic views.