ITALY, TUSCANY, SIENA, PIENZA
Stunning restored 11th Century Abbey, located in the magnificent World Heritage site of the Val d'Orcia, Tuscany. The Abbey became a post house during the middle ages when the medieval pilgrim route, the Via Francegena, passed through the estate. Now it is a beautiful luxury home, set in the rolling countryside of Pienza, surrounded by olive groves and vines. The estate also includes a guest cottage, 30' x 40' marble swimming pool, Medieval chapel, wood-burning oven and 12 Ha of land including rose garden, olive groves and farmland.
The manor house of 800 sqm has been completely and tastefully restored and the fine Italian antique furniture is included in the sale. We enter into the huge open plan ground floor via the entrance hall with medieval stone flooring. The magnificent original features have been retained, with vaulted ceilings and columns dividing the space into sitting and dining areas. There is an imposing fireplace and French doors which open onto the patio.
There is a classic style kitchen, laundry room, double bedroom and bathroom.
The first floor is accessed by travertine marble staircase or spiral iron staircase into the large winter living room and dining area with second kitchen, library and five ensuite bedrooms comprising: Master suite with sitting area, canopied double bed and ensuite bathroom with a bathtub and shower, double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with a bathtub and shower, double bedroom with ensuite (shared) bathroom with bathtub and shower, twin bedroom sharing above bathroom, loft bedroom with two twin beds and sofa bed, with shower room.
The Guest House has a living/dining area, kitchen with loggia and terrace and two bedrooms each with ensuite shower rooms.
Externally there is a stunning green marble swimming pool surrounded by a beautiful rose garden designed by Peter Curzon, with olive groves and vines extending into the 12 Ha of land. Manicured gardens of lavender and rosemary hedging add to the luxury feel of this estate and the whole property is softly illuminated at night.
Located in the heart of the highly sought after Val d'Orcia area, just 5 minutes from the village of San Quirico d'Orcia, 10 minutes from Pienza, 15 minutes from Montalcino, 30 minutes from Montepulciano, 40 minutes from Siena, 1 1/2 hrs from Florence and 2 hrs from Rome.
* character property
* furniture included
* guest house
* historic property
* luxury property
* manicured gardens
* olive groves
* original features
* rose garden
* swimmimg pool
* wood-burning oven
Crete Senesi Property with Pool + 1000 Olive TreesVideo:Crete Senesi Property. A characteristic cypress lined avenue leads to this beautiful 13th century property, nestled in the heart of the Crete Senesi and surrounded by greenery, a few kilometres from Pienza. In a dominant position, it boasts wonderful panoramic views of the valley.The property comprises an impressive 2 storey farmhouse of 480 sqm and a 2 storey annex of 440 sqm. The house is surrounded by a beautiful garden with a pool and approx 7 hectares of land with 1,000 olive trees in production.Externally, with its stone facades, the character of the Tuscan farmhouse has remained unchanged. Internally, the property was carefully restored in 1996 to create a unique modern style.It features a large central room overlooking the first floor. Its numerous rooms are all bright and airy with large windows. There are living rooms on both floors and a large eat-in kitchen on the ground floor. Quality materials such as wooden floors, marble, travertine and armored fixtures have been used throughout. There is air conditioning and an alarm.Layout:480 sqm on 2 storeys.Ground floor: Entrance, living room, kitchen, study, bathroom, 2 bedrooms with bathroom.First floor: Gallery, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, study / bedroom.Basement: Lumber room, pantry, technical room, warehouse, bathroom.Annex:440 sqm on 2 storeys, attached to the house.Land:About 7 hectares (17.2 acres) with 1,000 olive trees in production.Swimming pool with chlorine system.2 water collection ponds.Distances:Amenities: 9 km.Main airports: Perugia 95 km, Pisa 165 km, Rome 200 km, Bologna 230 km.Gravel road: 4 km.Utilities:Fixed telephone line, Wifi, LPG heating, mains water, electricity, air conditioning, alarm system, 2 electric gates.Energy Efficiency Rating: GView all our properties on our website casatuscany.com.Property Feature* air conditioning* alarm* annex* character property* close to amenities* Electric gates* Garden* land* olive trees* original features* Parking* Stone facades* Swimming Pool* Views
Large Farmhouse near Pienza with VineyardFarmhouse near Pienza. This large farmhouse is located in a panoramic position in the sought after UNESCO World Heritage site of the Val d'Orcia near Pienza. With stunning views of the surrounding countryside, the property is only a few kilometres from services and the famous attractions and cultural centres of the area.The property comprises a 2 storey farmhouse of 1,000 sqm (made up of 2 farmhouses each with its own entrance) arranged in a 'U' shape around a courtyard. The building has been restored upstairs, with scope to substantially extend the living areas into the ground floor, currently a store area and cellars. The sale also includes 2 outbuildings and 3 hectares of land with a garden, vineyard and arable use.Dating back to 1762, the house features typical Tuscan elements such as exposed wooden beams and terracotta floors. The ground floor retains the original features of the large former stables such as high arches and could be used to create further accommodation. The first floor, with internal and external access, houses 8 bedrooms, 2 large living rooms, 2 kitchens and 4 bathrooms.Main House:1,000 sqm on 2 storeys.Ground Floor: Storage rooms and cellars,First Floor: 2 large living rooms, 2 kitchens, 8 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms.Annexes:2 outbuildings.Land:Approx 3 hectares of fenced land with garden, vineyard arable land.Access via a gravel road.Utilities:Mains water, LPG heating, electricity to be re-activated.Energy Class: G.Distance from services: 8 km.Distance from the main airports: Perugia 97 km, Florence 143 km, Rome 222 km.View all our properties on our website casatuscany.com.Property Feature* 3 hectares* annexes* arable land* arches* beams* character property* close to amenities* fireplaces* Garden* Ground floor to restore* original features* Parking* Scope to extend* Views* vineyard
Val d'Orcia House with Annex and Infinity PoolVal d'Orcia House. With panoramic views over the beautiful Val d'Orcia in Tuscany, near the centre of historic Pienza, this stunning property has been beautifully restored and elegantly finished.Currently used as guest accommodation, the property retains the charm of Tuscan style with stone facades, exposed wooden beamed ceilings and large living rooms with fireplaces. Furthermore, all the rooms are spacious, bright and furnished with modern style, each with air conditioning and Wi-Fi.The property is comprised of a main 2 storey house (343 sqm), an independent single storey annex (55 sqm) and 2 hectares of land with a panoramic infinity pool. In addition, there is a garden with pergola (15 sqm) and gazebo.Main House:Ground floor: Living room/dining room, kitchen, passageway, two bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, bathroom.First floor: Living room/dining room, passageway, five bedrooms with en suite bathroomsAnnex:Ground floor: Living room/dining room, bedroom with en suite bathroom.Land:Approx 2 hectares with panoramic infinity pool.Access: Gravel road 3.5kmDistances:Pharmacy 10 km, hospital 20 km, schools 12 km, railway station 25 km, Airport of Perugia 60km, Florence 80 km, Pisa 120 km, Rimini 130 km, Rome 200 km.Utilities:Wifi, Heating: LPG. Mains water supply.Energy Efficiency Rating: GAll our properties can be found on our website casatuscany.comProperty Feature* annex* character property* Exposed beams* fireplaces* Garden* gazebo* original features* Parking* pergola* Stone facades* Stylish interior* Superb finishes* Swimming Pool* terraces* UNESCO World Heritage site* Views
ITALY, TUSCANY, SIENA, PIENZAStunning Val D'Orcia Farmhouse with PoolBreathtaking restored farmhouse near Pienza, in the famous Val D'Orcia area of Tuscany, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most sought-after locations. This Stunning Val D'Orcia Farmhouse with Pool is on top of a hill with a 360 degree view over the hills of Val D'Orcia. It is fully and beautifully restored.The HouseThe House is in excellent condition, tastefully refurbished and currently divided into 2 separate units with separate entrances. It could also be brought back to one single villa.First partThe first house is characterised by an explosion of colours, each one typifying a specific room. The total area of the house is about 255 sq.m. on two floors, divided as follows:Ground Floor:It features several French windows, thus guaranteeing maximum natural light all day and they will let you access the house both from the living room and the kitchen. The majestic double living room with archway will impress you. The flooring, the stone fireplace and the original wood beams will give you the feeling of real authenticity. From the living room, you have a direct exit to the external paved area, where you can enjoy a drink or have dinner admiring the beautiful Val D'Orcia before you.The kitchen is refurbished in a rustic style, with precious details as the marble basin and the ceramics on the walls, that give a touch of colour and light to the severe style of the room.On the same floor, there is a study, a guest bathroom and a lovely double bedroom, with walk-in wardrobe and a lovely bathroom, that will lead you directly to the covered area of the 24 m x 4 m swimming pool.First Floor:On the first floor, there are 2 spacious master bedrooms, characterised by a warm wood flooring and colours on the walls. The red bedroom enjoys an amazing yellow bathroom with double basin and precious ceramics, but the best part is the elevated bathtub with Jacuzzi. The other bedroom features lighter colours, still with the same cosy and warm elements of wood and ceramics. From all the rooms, you can enjoy beautiful views over the surrounding countryside.Second PartThe other home is similar but different. The element that mostly characterises the second apartment is wood, which dominates each room, in terms of flooring, original beams, and classy details that you can discover as you step into the rooms. Also this part enjoys a number of French windows, to let the sun get in and shine in every room. The total area of the house is 255 sq.m. on 2 floors:Ground Floor:The kitchen is spacious and characterised by old wood beams that spread around a scent of antique. All the elements are traditional and let you imagine how people in the past bustled about cooking for their big families. From the kitchen, via a few steps, you access the first living room, which could be also used as the official dining room when you have guests. Here you can admire a big, old fireplace, probably used in the past not only to warm up the house, but also to cook their meals.The double living room, accessible both from the living/dining area and from 2 French windows has that lovely feel of a period room focused on the light coming in from the numerous windows. From here, you can access the guest bathroom and also the lovely bedroom, placed on a mezzanine, that kids will love for sure and will use as their play room.First Floor:On this floor are 2 spacious double bedrooms, with ensuite bathrooms. One also has a walk-in wardrobe. The ensuite bedrooms make life equally comfortable for guests and family. As you step into each bedroom, you can feel the same atmosphere of noble landowners, thanks to the care for details and all the classy features that the current owners have chosen to make the property look so precious.The house enjoys all modern comforts and what is important to notice is that all the connections to the systems are placed far from the house, including the air-conditioning system, so that the house, the pool area and the garden in general are completely silent.The AnnexThe property enjoys a big annex of about 245 sq.m. divided into 2 big rooms, that could be used as a garage and storage for the gardening tools. On the other hand, it could be also used as spacious, silent rooms to practice Yoga. The best part of this annex is that it is underground and the entrance faces the opposite side of the house, so you can hardly notice it. The small white road for cars leading to the garage, is distant from the house, thus guaranteeing further silence.The LandThe property sits on a 1.8 hectares land and up to 5/6 hectares of additional land could be bought. It is all agricultural ground, meaning that no one will ever build around the property, which will stay forever free from any modern building.The extension of the land, will let you enjoy full privacy. Other houses can be seen only from a distance.Taking care of the garden is not difficult, since it is all grass around, meaning that no great work is required to keep all in good order.The garden enjoys an amazing 24 m x 4 m swimming pool, partly ending into the house: just imagine having a swim in the internal area, when it's cold outside and looking at the beautiful panorama in front of you. On the other hand, enjoying the external area of the pool will be a pleasure, too, since it is placed in a very private area, overlooking the Val D'Orcia rolling hills.The LocationThis is a home that seems to embrace you as you approach, there is a wonderful sense of privacy. Pulling up on the driveway you feel as if you have left the world behind.The property occupies a perfect secluded location in the Tuscan countryside with the added benefit of convenient proximity to Pienza with its numerous cultural sites and unforgettable architecture. The very heart of Pienza is just 6 km away, but also the other iconic places of Val D'Orcia are all at your fingertips, as San Quirico D'Orcia, Montalcino and many others.Why Buy ItThe list of reasons why buy this house is long and we'll try to summarize. The first, quality, is clear and evident for all to see, because the house is beautifully restored with great taste. There are no additional works to be done, because everything is in good order, meaning that you just have to get the keys and step into. It is a family home, for those looking for a special place to stay, where class is all around: being divided into 2 apartments, one of them could be used as a home for other parts of the family.Thanks to the location, restoration and structure of the house, it also has a great rental potential. If it is to be your holiday home, you could rent out to tourists the whole villa on a weekly basis with a very good income. On the other hand, you could decide to live in one apartment and rent the other one, thus covering the yearly costs of maintenance. Do not forget that Pienza and Val d'Orcia in general are very sought for destinations for international tourists, who are looking for an exclusive place to stay, while discovering Tuscany.Last but not least it is a safe investment. Despite the crisis that hit the housing market, Pienza and Val D'Orcia have always maintained a stability in the number of people looking for a property in the area, meaning that the prices never faced a real decrease. Buying a house in Pienza and surroundings will give you the guarantee to be the proud owner of a property, that you can resell any time, with regret for parting from it, but also with economic content.DistancesSP146 to Florence: 1.9kmPienza: 6kmSan Quirico D'Orcia: 6.4kmMontalcino: 20kmCortona: 45 kmSiena: 48 kmAirport of Perugia: 92kmFlorence: 111kmInternational Airport of Florence: 118kmAll our other properties are on www.casatuscany.comProperty Feature* annex* character property* Garage* Garden* multiple units* original features* Parking* restored* sought-after location* Swimming Pool* Views