Courtesy of Engel & Völkers Siena, Italy
Nestling on a small hilltop with views overlooking Castello Banfi and other great Brunello wine estates, this traditional 1868 Tuscan farmhouse has 360° views of the surrounding countryside. The river Orcia, set within a Unesco World Heritage Site, can be seen from one side of the house and Monte Amiata from the other. This house is secluded and private but not totally isolated and provides a serene and beautiful space for family, friends and visitors to spend time together away from the pressures of ordinary life. The house has been meticulously restored using a combination of handmade bricks, travertine, and limestone. The ground floor is open plan with a study area and a large living room with a striking vaulted ceiling. This leads directly into a dining room with fireplace and further on into the well-equipped large comfortable kitchen. Completing the ground floor, there is an entrance hall, a double bedroom and spacious bathroom, useful for a staff member or someone who finds stairs difficult, and a good sized utility room. The first floor, designed as two suites with a further bedroom with en-suite bathroom, has outstanding views from every window. The layout is: on the left of the stairs there is a lounge/reading area and two large bedrooms and a bathroom. On the right of the stairs there is a generous and comfortable lounge area with working fireplace, mezzanine with separate storage area, two bedrooms and a bathroom. From one of the bedrooms you can step outside on to a private terrace with its own staircase leading to the gardens below. Outside, the panoramic heated swimming pool is one of the focal points within the beautiful wrap-around gardens, as well as the two outdoor terraces, ideal for dining al fresco. A meadow of olive trees from which the current owners make their own olive oil, marks the end of the formal fenced-in gardens. Outside the fenced-off area, wild maquis tumbles down to the river – an ideal viewing spot for wildlife. The property includes over 20 hectares of land, mostly arable, rented to a local farmer.
Marketed in partnership with exclusive listing agent Annalisa Caparelli, Engel & Volkers Siena, Italy.