Restored farmhouse, split into 4 apartments, with guest house, garage, and 2.5 ha of private land with garden, pool, orchard and olive grove. Spacious, attractive living spaces, 9 bedrooms in total (+1 potential) and 11 bathrooms. Ideal as a private residence or as a bed and breakfast.
Situated among the hills Chianti Classico wine region, the oldest and most unspoiled part of this area of Tuscany, this pretty farmhouse with guest house and garage is surrounded by 2.5 hectares of private land with an orchard and an olive grove.
It is located halfway between Siena (15 km) and Gaiole in Chianti (16 km), each less than 20 minutes’ drive away, and just 3 km from the nearest town, useful for any daily needs and purchases.
The location of the farmhouse is also central in relation to several of Tuscany’s other important historic centres and villages: in around half an hour, you can get to Monteriggioni (29 km) and Asciano (31 km), in around an hour, to San Gimignano (50 km), Montalcino (53 km), Montepulciano (62 km) and Arezzo (70 km), and in an hour and a quarter to Florence (80 km) and Volterra (63 km).
The nearest airports are Florence (89 km, an hour and twenty minutes’ drive), Perugia (116 km, an hour and a half’s drive) and Pisa (128 km, under two hours’ drive).
Description of buildings
The property comprises three buildings: The main house, the guest house, and the garage.
Measures 556 sq.m over three floors, of which 21 sq.m is attic, and is currently divided into 4 apartments with separate entrances.
Apartment 1 - Ground floor - 1 bedroom
Entrance patio with wood-burning oven and bathroom, large living room with fireplace, dining room, bedroom with ensuite bathroom, pantry and laundry room with bathroom annex. Paved pergola with access to living space, overlooking the olive grove.
Apartment 2 - Ground floor - 1 bedroom
Entrance area with kitchenette, bedroom and bathroom.
Apartment 3 - Ground floor - 2 bedrooms
Kitchen/living room, two bedrooms with ensuite bathroom and paved external courtyard, with pergola and view of the pool.
Ground floor energy efficiency rating: F. EPgl,nren: 187.08.
Apartment 4 - First floor and loft - 3 bedrooms (+1 potential)
Kitchen with fireplace, living room with balcony, three bedrooms with private bathroom, study (could be converted into another bedroom) and spacious hallway/sitting room with wooden staircase leading to the loft, with mezzanine, with maximum height of 2.20 metres and minimum 1.35 metres.
First floor energy efficiency rating: E. EPgl,nren: 173,09.
Guest house - 2 bedrooms
Measures around 139.5 sq.m and is situated not far from the main house.
Inside features: entrance with convenient store cupboard, kitchen/living room with fireplace, bedroom with ensuite bathroom and loft and a further bedroom, also with private bathroom.
In the basement, there is a large cellar.
Energy efficiency rating: F. EPgl,nren: 270.42.
This building is at basement level, and measures 146 sq.m. Built according to the incline of the land, it is divided into three areas: the first with 3 parking spaces and a utility area for the water (water tank and pump to manage drinking and irrigation water); the second is used to store agricultural equipment (includes a tractor), and is also a small workshop with work bench; the third area is a storeroom to keep plants that cannot withstand low temperatures in winter.
State and finishing
The property is in excellent condition.
The buildings have been restored, retaining all the traditional features of rural Tuscan houses and using reclaimed materials: exteriors with exposed stonework and tiles, tiled roofs and wooden fittings, while the interior features pretty local tiles and ceilings with wood beams and tiles.
Access to the property is via a private dirt road with two cypress trees at its entrance. The private land measures around 2.5 hectares in total, with the area around the buildings and the pool used as landscaped garden, with hedges, shrubs and ornamental trees, and the rest features an orchard and a pretty, fertile olive grove with 600 trees.
The pool measures 15x8 metres, and varies in depth from 1.2 to 2.8 metres.
Use and potential uses
The property, due to its layout as 4 separate apartments and its location in the heart of one of Tuscany’s most popular, best loved regions, is currently used as a small bed and breakfast business.
There is, of course, nothing to prevent the property being used as a private residence, permanent or for holidays, using one or two of the floors of the main house as one home and taking advantage of the other floor and the guest house for visitors.