Elegantly restored tuscan farmhouse
Ref : VRCA0711
€ 2 950 000
Dating from the 14th century, this beautiful and ancient property sits in a dominating position surrounded by immaculate and carefully landscaped gardens, olive groves and woodland. There is a guest annexe, swimming pool, a small vineyard and fully equipped wine cellar.
Restored in 1997 using the original reclaimed materials and maintaining great attention to detail, this stone farmhouse of c. 500 sq.m comprises a main house on 3 floors, an annexe close by and an underground cantina for domestic oil and wine production. The grounds are beautifully maintained with picturesque pathways through the woods and gardens which provide shady sitting areas, panoramic viewpoints and an abundance of English roses, Mediterranean ‘macchia’ shrubs, umbrella pines and over 100 cypress trees. Sculptures are nestled here and there around the property creating an elegant and harmonious setting. There is a lily pond, vegetable garden, an olive grove with 200 olive trees and a small vineyard for domestic wine production. (400 vines, ca. 0.4 Ha producing pure Merlot) The entire property is fenced.
The main house measures 400 sqm and is spread on 3 levels. Entrance hall from the garden with sitting area around an open fireplace leading to the drawing room with a fireplace and doors to an outdoor dining area, dining room leading up to a beautiful, fully-equipped farmhouse kitchen with a cream AEG oven, also with a door to the rear dining terrace. Guest cloakroom/powder-room. Stairs down from the hall/sitting room lead to a cosy TV room and an office; both with oak floors. Below, down a spiral staircase, is a summer dining room with large arched French doors onto the pool terrace and a fully-equipped gym and fitness room with a bathroom for gym and pool users and a fully-fitted laundry room/summer kitchen. There is a further sitting room with doors onto a shady sitting area. Stairs up from the hall/living area lead to a glassed-in loggia and the guest bedroom with en suite bathroom (shower and bathtub), a further double bedroom with an impressive cross-beam, ensuite bathroom with free-standing bathtub and shower and finally the elegant master bedroom suite with a marble fireplace, dressing area and large bathroom with free-standing bathtub and shower.
The annex of about 100 sqm features 2 bedroom suites; First with studio suite on one level with fitted kitchen, open plan living area and bedroom. Seperate bathroom with shower. Second on 3 levels. Top floor is a bedroom, the ground floor is a sitting room with a stone fireplace and the lower floor is a bathroom with free-standing bathtub and stonewall feature. The annex has a private terrace area designed into the rock on which the property is built.
An outbuilding of about 100 sqm includes storage space for garden equipment, an olive press, a technical room for pool pump and equipment and adjacent parking area for several cars. The heated swimming pool (14 x 7 m) is below the house on a large terraced part of the garden with fine south-facing views. Immediately around the house are three tiers of landscaped terraces with lawn areas, irrigated shrub and flowerbeds, dining terraces and a beautiful paved pool area with a covered pergola. There is an olive grove to the north of the house and a small vineyard to the east. The swimming pool is south facing with a pergola for sitting and dining. There are 3 entrance gates off the track of ca. 3 km that leads to the property from the main road. There is GPL central heating and mains water, irrigation throughout the garden and an alarm system. Furniture available by separate negotiation.
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Year of renovation: 1997
Energy class: G
Ipe (kWh/m² year): 218,90
Kitchen: eat-in kitchen
Parking: uncovered car slot
Car park: quadruple uncovered
Building conditions: renovated
Building characteristics: renovated
Finishes: very good
Private garden: yes
Building Plot m²: 8 000
Furnishing: fully furnished
Furnishing conditions: very good
Sight: garden view
Cellar / closet