Prestigious Tuscan estate located in the sought-after Val d’Arno area close to the celebrated Il Palagio park and 30 minutes south of Florence. The estate comprises of 26 hectares of working farm, a lake, manor house, staff and guest accommodation as well as manicured gardens and a swimming pool. A Tuscan residence ideal as a single residence or as a business property to generate income.
The Main House
At the heart of the estate one finds the manor house, approached across a charming cobbled courtyard, one is immediately struck by the grandeur of this historic structure. Dating back approximately 1000 years the house boasts a wealth of beautifully maintained original features including antique terracotta floors, pietra serena stairs and door surrounds and impressive fireplaces. The principle accommodation in the main house is spread over two floors totalling 470 sqm of floor area with spacious rooms around a symmetrical layout. The reception rooms on the ground floor flow from one to another through vaulted ceilings and arches with French windows opening onto the front lawn. To the first floor one finds four bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms around a library/study. The interiors of the house have been maintained to an excellent standard with high quality fixtures and fittings alongside wonderful antique features. Panoramic views across the Arno Valley can be enjoyed from all the rooms to the front of the Tuscan Manor and from the sweeping gardens.
To the basement one finds extensive cellars currently used for storage but offering the possibility to create further rooms such as a wine tasting room or games room.
Outbuildings and Guest Accommodation
In total there are five further residences on the estate as follows:-
Residence One: To the north wing of the main house there is an adjoining staff apartment of 66 sqm.
Residence Two: Opposite the Manor, leading off the courtyard, there is a charming, newly restored, two storey guest house of 245 sqm with 3 bedrooms.
Residence Three: Across the rear garden and close to the swimming pool one finds the second guest house with two bedrooms. The private access to this house allows one the possibility to rent out separately.
Residence Four: To the other side of the estate is a custodian/gardener house.
Residence Five: This structure is divided into three small apartments (1 x one bedroom apartment, 2 x two bedroom apartments).
Gardens and Land
The estate covers 26 hectares and is a working farm of a significant standing in the area. There are extensive olive groves as well as arable land and woodland. Irrigation is provided by the estate’s lake which also makes an attractive feature and a key element of the wonderful views to the north of the estate.
Extensive lawns sweep around the front and rear of the manor house punctuated by wonderful mature trees such as cypress, oaks and fruit trees. Within the rear garden one finds the large swimming pool measuring 16m by 8m.
Located just 5 minutes from the town of Figline one enjoys easy access to the town’s services and train station (twenty minutes by rail to central Florence). The motorway exit of the A1 is also under ten minutes from the property so Florence, Milan, Pisa and Rome can be access quickly.
To the west of the property one enters the rolling hills of the Chianti where numerous historic towns with their cultural attractions can be found and award winning restaurants enjoyed.