6 bedroom mill for sale with 1 hectares of land, Fiesole, Florence, Chianti Wine Region
1,300,000 EUR 1,170,000 GBP 1,534,000 USD
REF: 223502 Show Map
- Bedrooms: 6
- Bathrooms: 5
- Floor Size: 440 m2
- Plot Size: 1 hectares / 2.47 acres
- Gite / Annex / Additional Accommodation
- Income Potential
- Parking space(s)
- Private / Not Overlooked
Unique property filled to the brim with original features. Originally a water mill built in the 11th Century and brimming with original features, which have been carefully preserved, with precious materials and finishes added over the years.
Its previous owners have collected and incorporated a significant amount of ancient Roman artefacts in the property, which beautifully add to its unique historical elegance.
Located at the end of a country road close to a lovely hamlet, it enjoys complete privacy however is not isolated. Surrounded by the glowing parkland with olive groves typical of the countryside around Fiesole. With a mere 15 minute drive to the panoramic Etruscan city of Fiesole, it has an excellent vicinity to the city of Florence.
The estate needs renovation and modernisation works allowing for ample potential in its future use. It comprised of the mill, an independent stone farmhouse, and an agricultural annex.
The mill (320m2):
The main building of the property is the ancient water mill with an independent apartment in the tower overlooking the valley. The property has various entrances and some parts of the building can easily be made independent to host guests in various accommodations. The property has 7 unique fireplaces that were used historically to heat the property. It has typical Tuscan features such as terracotta flooring, wooden beamed ceilings, arched windows, mullioned windows, and unique artisan iron window frames. Besides the official bathrooms, many rooms have original historic washbasins either in pietra serena or marble.
Ground floor: spacious kitchen with a large fireplace, small family room, a large luminous dining room with large round windows overlooking the garden, a sitting room, a hallway with a bathroom and a bedroom/studio overlooking the patio and garden.
First floor: double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and a large master suite with saloon, closet room and spacious bathroom.
First/second floor: 2 highly luminous rooms that can be made into independent guest accommodation, with large panoramic windows and a balcony overlooking the garden.
Tower: a corridor separates the tower located on a higher terrace in the garden. This part also has an independent entrance from outside and inside the main house and consists of 2 rooms connected by a winding staircase and a large separate bathroom.
Stone farmhouse (120m2):
On the opposite side of the garden there is a small stone farmhouse which is located on a lower terrace therefore only its top floor is visible from the main building. This lovely cottage style farmhouse enjoys privacy and independence with a separate entrance and patio for outside dining and relaxation. The patio looks like a little harbour as it borders a small creek that flows in the cooler months. Here there is also a large covered lemon house area that can be restored and repurposed.
Ground floor: open space illuminated by a magnificent glass wall with artisan iron window frames, small bathroom, ancient washing basin, kitchen with a fireplace and wood oven.
First floor: 2 conjoined rooms with large windows overlooking the surrounding countryside and the garden.
The estate is completed by 1 hectare of land which includes the garden around the main property and a terraced piece of land with olive trees. Here there is a 90m2 rural annex with glass windows that can be transformed into a spa, gym, yoga room, or art gallery. The patch of grass in front of the rural annex would be the ideal spot to instal a swimming pool. A part of the annex could then serve as a changing room.
This superb property is a perfect opportunity for someone looking for a one-of-a-kind historical property to renovate to taste and purpose. It has the space and layout to be used as an enjoyable first or second home with guest accommodations or can partially be rented out. Comfortably located at a 20 minute drive from Florence it has the charm of a unique country home with city vicinity.
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