A magnificently restored farmhouse and outbuildings.
Main driving distances: Chianni within walking distance, Pisa airport 50 minutes, Florence 85 mins, Siena 90 mins, The Coast 30 mins
Breathtakingly restored property within walking distance of the picturesque town centre of Chianni.
Set within five hectares (all fenced) and accessed via electronic gates, the property is made up of the main house, two independent annexes and a stable area for horses.
The main house originates from the 1500s and is around 375 sqm on two levels, plus a splendid terrace of 42 sqm and a covered portico with fireplace of around 50 sqm.
On the ground floor, the entrance leads into the traditional style kitchen with stone fireplace and spacious dining room with bar area. On the left, there is a small studio/ bedroom, bathroom with shower. Accessed from outside, there is a small room with pizza oven, ample laundry and storage area, as well as a small cellar near the kitchen.
Upstairs, there is another large living area which leads onto the bedrooms. As well as the main bedroom with ensuite bathroom and access to the magnificent panoramic terrace, there are a further two double bedrooms, two single bedrooms and spacious bathroom.
The first annex measuring around 69 sqm, a short distance from the main house, with independent access, is a delightful romantic cottage with a further 18 sqm of portico offering a barbecue area and alfresco dining. The entrance leads to the living room with corner kitchenette, fireplace and bathroom. The bedroom is on a mezzanine of 18sqm which faces the living room.
The second annex is all on one floor, measuring 112sqm, also with covered portico, barbecue area and outside laundry room. The entrance leads to a spacious living area, corner kitchenette, fireplace and small wine cellar. A small hallway leads to the two bedrooms and bathroom.
Every possible care has been taken in the restoration of the three buildings, respecting the traditions of tuscan architecture and using where possible the original handmade materials, the original terra cotta floors, chestnut beams etc.
There are 230 olive trees in production, producing around 500 litres of excellent quality oil, spacious stretches of greenery with ample space for a swimming pool ( perhaps as an infinity pool with spectacular views over the valley as far as Volterra) and some woodland planted 20 years ago which provides a superb habitat for local wildlife.
There is an area dedicated to stables of around 80sqm which could lend itself to a small paddock area, an old haybarn of around 70 sqm, and a chicken coop of around 60 sqm. Part of these volumes could be used to create another 80sqm annex for holiday rental purposes. Planning permission is already in place.
Chianni is one of the most popular medieval towns in the Valdera region, due to its spectacular hilltop position and the beauty of the town itself, retaining the features of the old medieval villages, with most of the services, such as bars, restaurants, post office, banks, etc.
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33 Margaret Street
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