Restored Convent for sale Located near Florence
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- Bedrooms: 9
- Bathrooms: 6
- Floor Size: 700 m2
- Plot Size: 3 hectares / 7.41 acres
- Work Required: None
- Swimming Pool
- Gite / Annex / Additional Accommodation
Restored convent located near Florence. This majestic residence sits immersed in rolling hills of Tuscany just 30 minutes from Florence. Dating back to the 13th Century the ex-convent has been lovingly restored and maintained by its current owners. In total there are approximately 700m2 of floor area spread over the main house and the separate guest
Wrapping around this impressive Tuscan house there are approximately 3 hectares of land with manicured gardens, swimming pool, woodland and olive groves.
The hilltop position provides 360 degree views with the lights of Florence visible in the distance in the evening. Absolute tranquillity can be enjoyed, whilst in under 10 minutes there is the small town of Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, with a good range of services.
Main gate is reached via a cypress tree lined avenue, with green lawns on either side and a box hedge leads to the main doorway into the stone tower of the southern facade. Through this huge doorway is a charming enclosed courtyard, with a wonderful cobbled floor and
loggia, providing perfect summer areas ideal for dining and receptions. The principal reception rooms on the ground floor boast high ceilings, antique terracotta floors and impressive features such as the huge fireplace in the dining room, carved oak beams, vaulted ceilings and an elegant stairway.
3 separate apartments have been created allowing 1 to provide privacy and independent facilities to guests or indeed generate a rental income. It however is very clear how the property can be used as a single residence with a couple of minor alterations.
The ground floor provides 2 drawing rooms, dining room, kitchen, 3 bedrooms sharing 2 bathrooms and a bedroom with en-suite bathroom.
A grand stairway leads to the upper floor as well as a stairway to the cellars.
To the upper floor there is a spacious apartment with kitchen, open plan living/dining room, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms; the bedroom within the tower is particularly charming and provides magnificent views of the surrounding countryside. The apartment is entered from the elegant sitting room at the top of the main stairway which is also the entry point from the
wonderful loggia that overlooks the courtyard. This exterior stairway allows the possibility of an independent access to the first floor residences.
To the west wing of the first floor is access to a small 1 bedroom apartment which would be ideal as service or nanny accommodation.
To the lower level of the property there are 2 large cantina rooms under the east wing; these cellar rooms are currently used for storage, but could be adapted,to create an impressive wine cellar and tasting room.
The eastern facade of the property is perhaps its most impressive with its painted stucco, stone window surrounds and architraves and the established creeper weaving up to the stone tower. This garden area, accessed from the tone stairway from the kitchen and dining rooms, is another area ideal for summer dining and entertaining.
To the lower terrace, along the west wing of the property, is a 2 bedroom apartment of 60m2 with open plan living and dining room. With separate access it could be used as guest, rental or service accommodation.
In addition there is a barn of 150m2 which could be used for storage, garaging or additional accommodation.
Gardens and Land:
The house is surrounded by approximately 3 hectares of land which provides manicured garden areas around the main residence and a separate pool area to the south from which the magnificent views can be enjoyed. The pool measures 6 x 12m.
The rest of the land is laid to woodland and olive groves.
Just under 10 minutes to the attractive hilltop town of Tavarnelle Val di Pesa where a good range of services can be found including some restaurants. The entrance to the principal Siena-Florence dual carriageway is also just 10 minutes from the property allowing central Florence to be reached in 30 minutes and Siena in 45 minutes. Pisa airport is 1 hour by car.
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