Il Nido D'Amore, Borgo Sogna, Ambra, Tuscany | Property for sale | Savills
44 sq m(473.61 sq ft)
Guide price €106,500

Il Nido D'AmoreBorgo Sogna, Ambra, Tuscany

  • Under offer

Translated From Italian

Key features

  • To be sold fully furnished - price is non-negotiable
  • Shared green areas, pergolas, pool, sauna and tennis court
  • Shared laundry, BBQ and bread oven
  • Restored from 1984 until 1993
  • Originally built between the 12th and 16th centuries
  • 12 hectares of land with 700 olive trees

An adorable 1 bedroom property located in a beautifully renovated hamlet and surrounded by 12 hectares of Tuscan countryside. Shared pool, tennis court and sauna.

About this property

  • Borgo Sogna is a hamlet, originally dating back to the 12th century, which lay abandoned for more than three decades until it was completely restored with intricate attention to detail by a renowned architect some 30 years ago.

    Il Nido d'Amore (the love nest) is one of the twenty properties on this 12 hectare estate, is on one floor and measures approximately 44m2. With one bedroom and one bathroom, it is beautifully restored and maintained by the current owners who purchased it in 2003.

    One one level, the property consists of an open-plan kitchen/dining/sitting room with a bedroom and bathroom alongside. The kitchen has 'pietra serena' counter-tops. The windows are all double-glazed with insect screens.

    The hamlet, which is 420 mt above sea-level, consists of several stone properties and is set on a gentle slope with the old church and ruins of a fortress at the top of the village. The various apartments, of which there are 20, share a tennis court, a sauna and an attractive swimming pool, the latter having been designed to fit into the natural shape of the landscape. A short drive from the towns of Ambra (4 kms) and Bucine (12 kms), with various services and bars/restaurants etc., and only 15 minutes from the motorway. Arezzo and Siena are both 35 kilometres and Florence 65. In addition, Montevarchi is the nearest train station and is about 23kms away. The fast train from there to Florence takes about 45 minutes

    The estate is surrounded by 12 hectares of land, mainly the wooded hills typical of the area, and there are 700 olive trees. Each property owner has a proportional share of the land. The condominium charge for this particular property is circa €1,000 pa and this includes the maintenance of the grounds, olive grove and common areas including the pool and tennis court.

    Frances Mayes, from Bringing Tuscany Home, ©2004

    'Sogna, instead, looks as if time rolled back, showing the village as it once was. No wires, no shiny bricks, no kitsch, no artificial landscaping. Here is the dignity of simplicity."

    "Over the valley, down the Siena road, a right turn on to a white road, and then through pastoral countryside, we came on a most amazing sight; the Borgo Sogna, brought back from ruin. This idyllic village dosing in the sun ....."