A genuine `podere` or farmstead with pool close to Castellina in Chianti. Once lived in by many farmers and their families this wonderful property offers total privacy and a real Tuscan atmosphere.
Added to over the centuries but with origins probably in the 1400s, the location enjoys amazing sunset views west over the valley with San Gimignano and Barberino on the skyline and gentle rolling olive groves, woodland and vineyards as far as the eye can see.The property covers ca. 57 Ha of land and the buildings are centred around a main house with its delightful courtyard. There are several outbuildings and it is clearly seen how the property was added onto as the families grew. With a barn, the original `frantoio` or olive press and wood oven, the property would have been totally self-sufficient; an autonomy that the current owners have managed to recreate with solar and biomass for the heating, photovoltaic for electricity and with a large vegetable garden, chickens and waste recycling.Bought as a ruin in 1985 by the present owners, the buildings offer ample accommodation for a large family home or a small hospitality business and in fact the family have run a successful B+B business with the addition of weddings and large groups. The accommodation of ca. 900 sq m currently offers 20 bedrooms with bathrooms with many communal areas, an industrial kitchen, a limonaia and a large, restored barn of over 300 sq m.The immediate gardens running down to the pool comprise shady dining pergolas, olive groves and wonderful rosemary hedges leading down to the panoramic pool terrace that enjoys stunning west-facing views. The property could benefit from some modernisation and/or rearranging of the accommodation for whatever use is required. There are 2 wells and mains water.EPC to be confirmed.
Castellina 7 km, Radda in Chianti 19 km, Siena 30 km, Florence 40 km, Pisa airport 90 kmPlease note all distances and measurements are approximate and for security reasons, are not representative of the exact location of the property. For more information on the precise location of the property and its surrounding area, please contact the listed Property Adviser.