7 bedroom castle for sale with land in Gaiole in Chianti, Florence, Italy
5,500,000 EUR 4,950,000 GBP 6,490,000 USD
REF: 177961 Show Map
- Bedrooms: 7
- Bathrooms: 7
- Floor Size: 700 m2
- Plot Size: 3 hectares / 7.41 acres
- Work Required: None
- Swimming Pool
- Gite / Annex / Additional Accommodation
- Income Potential
- Private / Not Overlooked
PRICE REDUCED - This immaculately presented castle dates back over a thousand years, and is a true castle in every sense incorporating history, prestige and grandeur.
The property dates back to 931 and has been restored with original features throughout. Entered from the one of two main entrances there is an air of grandeur and an 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.
The castle has a habitable living space of 700 sqm , and although 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.
On the ground and first floor of the castle there are 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 appliances and pantry spaces and centred around the main dining table. The kitchen also opens onto the panoramic terrace for outdoor dining during summer months.
In total there are five principal bedrooms with en suite 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.
The castle comes with 3 hectares of grounds, providing open parkland and lawns, a swimming pool and terraces of olive groves leading down the hillside. The grounds are fully enclosed 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 provides absolute tranquility and its elevated position guarantees panoramic views across the valley. Being nestled into the hillside alongside a medieval village also provides a sense of security as well as the ability to benefit from local amenities including the village bar.
For a greater range of services, Gaiole-in-Chianti is just 5 minutes away, Radda-in-Chianti under 10 minutes, Siena in 35 minutes and Florence in 1 hour.
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