The property which dates back to 931 is a true castle boasting immaculately restored original features throughout. Entered from the one of two main entrances one is immediately struck by the grandeur of the spaces and the overwhelming sense of history. The first of the entrances leads into the castle from the gardens which wrap around the southern side of the structure into the main hallway. The second of the entrances leads off the cobbled street of the charming hilltop village where the castle is situated.
In total the castle provides 700 sqm of floor area; though the grandeur of the rooms is immediately apparent the layout and size work perfectly as a private home whilst also offering the possibility to run the property as a boutique hotel.
To the ground and first floor of the castle one finds various reception rooms with elegant high ceilings, impressive fireplaces and a wealth of original features. The rooms are of various sizes, some more intimate for use as a study or library, others larger and suitable for entertaining. The large kitchen is equipped with a range of applicances and pantry spaces and centred around the main dining table. The kitchen also opens onto the panoramic terrace for outdoor dining during the balmy summer months.
In total there are five principal bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms plus several smaller rooms which could be used as single bedrooms or for storage.
The layout of the castle is centred around the tower with a imposing stone stairway connecting the various levels of the structure to then access the viewing terrace.
Gardens and Land
The grounds of the castle cover 3 hectares providing open parkland and lawns, a swimming pool and terraces of olive groves leading down the hillside. The grounds are fully fenced with access via a main gate where parking and garaging is also provided.
In addition to the main castle there is also a charming two storey restored cottage providing one bedroom, one bathroom and open plan living room. The structure alongside the castle that was previously a chapel has been converted into stunning open-plan studio with mezzanine and further potential can be found in the unrestored stone annex where a guest house could be created or games room.
The castle offers a location with absolute tranquility and its elevated position ensures wonderful views across the valley. Being nestled into the hillside alongside a medieval village also provides a sense of security as well as the possibility to enjoy a glass of wine in the village’s bar.
For a greater range of services Gaiole-in-Chianti can be reached in under 5 minutes, Radda-in-Chianti in under 10 minutes, Siena in 35 minutes and Florence in 1 hour.