Situated a short drive from Florence, amongst the vineyards and olive groves of the Chianti region sits this historic villa recently restored to a high level using traditional Tuscan materials.
The property consists of the villa or 'Villa Padronale', a spacious guesthouse, a dèpandance and 2 hectares of land. Apart from the quality of this historic villa, the location is the 'key word' when describing this property. Only minutes from the highway which connects Florence with Siena, meaning central Florence is perfectly feasible for evenings out, without renouncing the peace and quiet of the Tuscan countryside. The villa is surrounded by the vineyards belonging to one of Tuscany's most famous wine estates.
The Villa Padronale
Finished in a style thats clearly authentic and in keeping with the traditional style of historic villas in the area, the villa offers approx' 420 m2 of floorspace situated over three floors.
Accessed via an impressive vaulted entrance hall which is luminous and spacious, the ground floor offers a spacious sala for formal entertaining, a lounge/dining room, a study with arched french windows, a kitchen with antique stone fireplace, laundry room and bathroom. There is also a small wine cellar / cantina accessed via stairs in the entrance hall, situated behind the antique stone oven, a typical characteristic of a historic villa which now serves as an impressive focal point.
The first floor may be accessed via two separate stairways situated at opposite ends of the villa.
The first floor comprises five double bedrooms and five bathrooms. The master suite enjoys a spacious walk in wardrobe, en-suite bathroom and stairs to the tower (columbaia/dovecote) which may serve as a light filled study. The bedrooms offer beautiful views over the surrounding vineyards and countryside.
The adjacent barn has been converted into a charming guesthouse measuring approx' 200 m2 situated over two floors. The guesthouse consists of an open-plan kitchen/diner, a lounge area and a spacious bedroom with walk-in wardrobe and en-suite bathroom. The guesthouse has private access and an independent terrace area.
The property which may be described as a small estate offer approx' 2 hectares of land of which approx' 1.5 hectares are olive groves. The property is accessed via a short white road which leads onto a cypress tree lined drive. The olive groves take up most of the land, however there is a small garden and various terraces/patios. The swimming pool has been purposely situated in an area offering privacy and good views.
There is another separate building in the grounds currently used for storage.
The location of this property is perfect for those seeking the peace and quiet of the countryside without being too far from a town or city. The historic town of San Casciano Val di Pesa is one of the largest towns in the Chianti area, and being a market town with an historic centre it is a charming place to have on your doorstep. Ancient family run shops such as butchers, bakers and various alimentari can be found inside the walls of the town, whilst larger supermarkets and various other stores are located in the suburbs. San Casciano offers everything one may need as well as a good selection of restaurants and trattoria, however Florence is so close it is also a viable alternative for shopping and evening's out. The principle highway connection Florence with Siena is around a 5min drive, meaning the majority of the 15/20min drive into central Florence is all highway.
Florence Airport 30min | Florence Centro 20min | Closest Town 10mins | Shops & Services 10mins | Banks & Pharmacy 10mins | Siena 40mins