This 101.9-hectare estate is located halfway between Florence and Pisa, in the heart of Tuscany. The property consists of a rural hamlet (1,320 sq. m.) that includes ten guest apartments, the owners' house and farm warehouses, and two ruined farms in need of restoration (910 sq. m.). The land accommodates an IGT vineyard (4.5 ha), an olive grove (480 trees) and large woods with truffle ground. The farm falls almost entirely within a wildlife hunting reserve.
Services are available in the nearby village (2km; 5'), and the center of Castelfiorentino is about a 20-minute drive away (16km; 20'). From the property one can reach the art cities of Tuscany in less than two hours by car (Volterra, Pisa, Monteriggioni, Florence, Siena, Pienza, Montepulciano...).
DESCRIPTION OF THE BUILDINGS, CONDITION AND FINISHES
The central core of the property consists of three buildings, which house mainly ten guest apartments (700 sqm – 7,532 sqft, 19 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms). Next to the accommodation business is then the owners' home (240 sqm – 2,582 sqft, 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms) consisting of a large living area with open kitchen and dining room on the ground floor, three bedrooms and three bathrooms on the first floor. Completing the property are the various agricultural warehouses and storerooms (380 sqm – 4,089 sqft) for use by the agricultural activity.
The buildings on the estate all date back to the period from the second half of the 19th to the early 20th century and have been restored in recent times with the idea of maintaining their original rural appearance wherever possible. The properties are in excellent condition, having always been maintained by the current owners. The driveway is adorned with cypress trees in the Tuscan manner.
Not far from the farmhouses, in a slightly elevated position, is the 15 × 7.5 m swimming pool surrounded by a paved sunbathing area and a garden with hedges. Across the road from the pool is then a carport.
Further away from the main hamlet, on the hills of the estate, there are then two poderi to be renovated. Podere A (360 sqm – 3,874 sqft), located at the highest part of the estate, is just a ruin and only the foundations of the buildings are visible today. However, there are documents from several years ago that show the approximate appearance of the building, thus allowing for a fairly accurate reconstruction.
On the other hand, Podere B (550 sqm – 5,918 sqft) is located in the valley, at the edge of the forest: the perimeter walls and some of the partitions of this building are still standing, which means that it is still possible to reconstruct the building in its original form.
The property spreads over a total of 101.9 hectares (251.8 acres), almost entirely inside a wildlife hunting reserve (over 95.0 ha). The woods surrounding the buildings provide great privacy and include a truffle ground where the prized white truffles of San Miniato can be found (the farm is also part of the local Truffle Consortium).
The IGT vineyard (4.5 ha) consists of Trebbiano, Malvasia, Sangiovese, Ancellotta and Ciliegiolo varieties. Grapes are partly converted into wine (8 tons red + 12 tons white, equaling roughly 27,000 bottles per year) and partly sold out to other wineries (12 tons). If all the grapes were processed in-house, the yearly production could be bumped up to 40,000 bottles.
The olive grove (about 480 trees spread over 1.1 ha of land), on the other hand, are exploited directly for the production of excellent extra virgin olive oil (up to 800 kg).