A special and meticulously restored 18th century stone property in the heart of the much-loved Chianti area of Tuscany.
This unique 70-acre estate has been lovingly restored by its present owners, maintaining the originality of the historic buildings whilst adding a contemporary feel, with luxurious internal finishing and beautifully designed, carefully curated landscaping. Accessed by a private lane of ca.1 km, surrounded by woodland and over 100 olive trees, this lovely home is totally private with beautiful, panoramic views of Chianti.The property's surrounding land is glorious and beautifully contoured. The terraces are wide, meticulously landscaped and planted with grass lawns. Enclosed by characterful stone walls, an abundance of planted bushes, flowers, plants and trees offer a natural quality to the landscape. There is automatic irrigation throughout and the sought-after added benefit of a private well.Numerous secluded walking paths run through the woodlands of the estate to enable exploration of the remains of an ancient Etruscan mill near a calming stream which runs through the property. The estate consists of 4 buildings: the main farmhouse with living accommodation; the barn built on three levels - incorporating a peaceful upper study area, a multi-use space for entertaining or yoga on the second level and a ground level shower room easily accessed from the pool or main farmhouse; the stone and timber loggia building for outside dining (with a portion of this building discretely housing services and storage) and from the timber–framed structure located on the upper level of the property there are magnificent lofty vistas of the countryside and a place from which to enjoy private, daily exercise or night-time star-gazing. The main farmhouse consists of: well-appointed island kitchen; large pantry with all modern conveniences; spacious dining room; double-height living room with cast iron wood-burning stove, and two further reception areas, one with an additional cast iron wood-burning stove. This ground floor level is a delightful, versatile and inviting area for family and friends to gather, formed within the historic farmhouse. The external courtyard is the perfect place for 'al fresco' dining with views of the luscious array of butterfly- ladened lavender and other Tuscan species and flowers adorning the immediate gardens. A generous kitchen garden is also accessible and contained within the grounds.The four first-floor bedrooms are light with cool finishes and bathrooms have been thoughtfully planned to include stream-line fittings. The anteroom of the master bedroom is a wonderfully versatile space in which to read, work and is also used to further accommodate guests. Wooden-beamed ceilings and polished concrete floors provide a welcome contemporary feel to this traditional farmhouse with both styles blending harmoniously.The inviting outdoor fresh-water swimming pool is lined with fragrant lavender and rosemary and a natural stone surround with generous space for sunbathing. The planted timber pergola, with wooden decking, enhances this area for relaxation with comfortable outdoor seating and welcome shade during the long, hot summer days. The stunning surrounding gardens are luxuriously bathed in sunlight from morning to dusk.
Castellina in Chianti 5km • Radda in Chianti 12km (all distances are approximate).