19 bedroom Castle for sale with countryside view in Chianti, Tuscany
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- Bedrooms: 19
- Bathrooms: 19
- Floor Size: 5,000 m2
- Plot Size: 94 hectares / 232.28 acres
- Countryside View
- No Work
- Fruit Trees
For over a millenium, this majestic castle with a rich history has sat atop a hillside in the heart of the Chianti countryside between Florence and Siena.
The two towers of the castle have dominated the surrounding countryside and views from the external rooms of the castle, and indeed from the towers themselves, are quite breathtaking.
In total there is a floor area of 5000 sqm and land which covers 94 hectares which includes established 18 hectares of vineyards, as well as olive groves, arable land and extensive woodland.
This property is centred around a charming courtyard and the grounds include a swimming pool of 13m by 7m.
The main body of the castle has been fully restored with 19 ensuite bedrooms, grand state rooms, extensive cellars, staff accommodation, offices and 300sqm of unrestored rooms.
The property lends itself for use as a hotel, events venue or indeed as a working wine estate with private residence for corporate and/or private entertaining.
The restored areas of the property provide a high level finish typical of Tuscan residences. Terracotta floors and beamed ceilings are found alongside newly restored bathrooms.
The 94 hectares of land encircle the castle; effectively the whole hill is the property of the castle as the centrepiece. This allows absolute privacy and security. The land is divided as follows: 12 hectares of vines with a further 6 hectares recently planted with vines, 15 hectares of olive groves, 30 hectares of arable land (of which 6 hectares could be planted with vines), the remaining land is woodland.
At present the vines are producing between 70,000 and 90,000 bottles per annum with the possibility to increase this volume to between 120,000 and 150,000 bottles per annum once the newly planted vines are producing. Production of the wine is managed by a local winery however a winery could be brought on site.
There are 300 sqm of agricultural rooms which could be restored to create further accommodation and the separate 'tinnaia' offers further potential as guest or staff accommodation.
The rural location of the castle provides absolute tranquillity as well as some of Tuscany's most breathtaking views. A short distance from the castle there is a small village with basic services and a choice of a couple of restaurants. Further afield one can reach Florence in just 35 minutes, Siena in 45 minutes and Pisa airport in 1 hour.