Siena view - country retreat Chianti hills
This Tuscan hilltop property sits high overlooking the centuries unchanged Sienese landscapes. The house dates from circa 1650 and possibly earlier began life as a small lookout tower overlooking the city of Siena. Fully restored inside and out, the house retains its original aspect. The ground floor of the house has insulated walls, underfloor heating ,and double pane windows and doors all leading outside . There is a large traditional Tuscan kitchen suitable also for dining, a separate dining room for more formal diners with a cosy winter TV area. The master bedroom, also on the ground floor, has two bathrooms; one with shower and the other with bath. The first floor has three bedrooms with two bathrooms which all lead onto the original sitting/reception room with a big traditional Tuscan fireplace. There is also a small laundry room with sink. The loggia on the first floor, once the original entrance, overlooks a formal rosemary garden and beautiful landscapes of the Creti Senesi whereas the door at the rear of the house opens onto a 100 sq m. terrace with private outdoor shower overlooking a boxwood semi-formal Italianate garden. The gardens were created 20 years ago and are an on going project with unlimited scope for those interested in gardening . The villa has its original bread (pizza) oven in full working condition and small guesthouse attached with full bathroom and private outdoor shower. Another outbuilding beside the house has a fully equipped kitchen and storage space or potential studio . This property has approximately 5 hectares of land, comprised of woodland areas with century old trees , small olive grove and grazing areas suitable for animals or a small agricultural enterprise. The property's water supply is a well , dug in 2000, 100 metres deep with an abundance (60 litres per minute) of drinkable pure water low in calcium. The house also has an underground garage/storage area circa 35 sq m. suitable for small car . This property has many positive attributes being a short distance from the main motorway between Florence and Rome, 1 hour from Florence and half an hour from Siena through beautiful Tuscan landscapes. For airports, there is Florence or Rome /Pisa both two hours away. The house has possibilities as a family dwelling or summer house This property would also lend itself to a functional and ideal B & B with many options for private rooms with their own entrance and private outdoor space. The property also comes with full permission for a large swimming pool and fence surrounding the garden.