Unusual restored property with windmill, annexe and swimming pool in the Maremma area of Tuscany with amazing views and easy access to amenities.
Originally a tax collection point in the 1200s located on the seasonal transhumance route from the Maremma lowlands to Siena, this property was added to over the centuries and then abandoned in the 1960s. Bought in 1997 as a ruin and completely restored by the current owners to provide an interesting property with incredible attention to detail and a considered use of recuperated materials and natural products.In the early 19th century the Maremma marsh area was drained by the Grand Duke of Tuscany of Tuscany and farming returned. The landscape now, in addition to the Mediterranean bush and arable land is a mix of olive groves, vineyards and a large variety of trees including cypress, eucalyptus, umbrella pines and oak.The property of ca. 604 sqm is accessed by a short track of ca. 350 mts and is surrounded by water canals instead of fencing. It comprises a main house, an annexe, a pergola/pool house and a woodstore. The land is ca. 1.4 Ha on which there is a small pond, a vegetable garden, ca. 130 olive trees and fruit trees such as fig, pear, apricot and peach. There is covered parking for 7 cars.The accommodation is currently organised to suit the owners' needs and is divided into 3 apartments in the main house, all of which are connectable, with 3 individual bedrooms with bathrooms on the ground floor and an independent apartment in the annexe of ca. 76 sqm for a total of 8 bedrooms and 2 further rooms, 10 bathrooms, 4 kitchens, 4 living rooms a study and a technical/laundry room.The finish of the accommodation is simple and elegant with cement floors, solid larch and ancient terracotta floors, made-to-measure iron windows and shutters, building materials left in view such as cement, brick, stone and wood and there are several wood-burning stoves throughout the property.There are verandas, pergolas and terraces all around the house creating shady sitting and dining areas for different times of the day with amazing sunset views, views of the island of Giglio and the Argentario and the medieval hill towns to the north east like Sticciano, Montepescali and Vetulonia.There are photovoltaic panels for heating, solar panels for hot water both integrated with a wood-burning boiler. There is an original Vivarelli windmill and rainwater is collected in cisterns.The grey cement-lined pool of 3.5 x 14 mts is set in the olive grove with 23 sqm of decking for sun-bathing and a charming open limonaia of 30 sqm with a bread oven inside.Other fruit trees include figs, pomegranates, quinces, mulberries, oranges, pears, peaches, cherries and apricots.
Essentials 2.5 km • Grosseto 16 km • Castiglione della Pescaia and its beaches 30km • Siena 70 km • Pisa airport 140 km (all distances are approximate).