In a very panoramic position on the rolling hills of Val d’Orcia, 542-sqm luxury restored villa with swimming pool and olive grove. The property includes 7 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms and has been finely restored to preserve its rustic look without giving up on modern comforts. All around the country house there are 3.5 hectares of land with an olive grove and a small vineyard.
The property is not far from Castiglione d’Orcia (5km; 15’) where all the services are available, but other cities of Tuscany and Umbria are easily reached as well (Pienza, Montalcino, Montepulciano, Castiglione del Lago, Siena, Cortona, Monteriggioni, Orvieto, Volterra, Florence…).
The closest airport is in Perugia (116km; 1h 50’) but the terminals of Florence, Pisa, Rome and Bologna are equally convenient.
DESCRIPTION OF THE BUILDINGS AND EXTERIORS
The villa (542 sqm – 5,832 sqft, 7 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms) is laid over three floors as follows:
- Basement: two bedrooms, bathroom, technical rooms, laundry room, pantry and garage;
- Ground floor: entry with guest bathroom, double living room, dining room with open-space kitchen, veranda/game room with exit to the courtyard, wardrobe, two bedrooms and bathroom;
- First floor: sitting room, two bedrooms with en-suite bathroom, bedroom and bathroom.
The courtyard right in front of the farmhouse, enclosed by a stone wall, accommodates a nice barbecue for outdoor dining.
There was in the past a stone outbuilding near the farmhouse: this small barn was demolished since it was no longer recoverable and its volume could be exploited to create another small annex, ideally amidst the vineyard.
The farmhouse is surrounded by roughly 3.5 hectares of land, laid over the rolling hills of Val d’Orcia. Approximately half of this surface is covered by an olive grove (1.5 ha) while the remaining land is registered as arable and grazing land.
STATE AND FINISHES
The country house has been finely restored to preserve its rustic look while offering a manorial-type of dwelling. Outside, the stone walls have been valorized and all the finishes have been applied by using original materials.
Inside, the aim was to preserve the original look of the building, restoring the exposed stone walls, the wooden beams and the beautiful vaulted ceiling of the kitchen. The ground floor is fully paved in concrete while on the first floor there are wooden floors. The veranda on the ground floor, closed with ample glass windows, is currently used as a game room but could easily work as a pleasant dining area during summer. The bathrooms and living areas also include elements that further highlight the rustic nature of the property, such as stone washbasins and fireplaces framed with stone slabs.
A small solar panel system has been installed for the production of hot water.
USE AND POTENTIAL USES
The country house, thanks to its beautiful location, very quiet and private, is ideal as a private dwelling. The presence of many bedrooms allows easily accommodating friends and guests and leaves the way open for a small accommodation business if one wanted to convert the country house into a rental property.