Real estate for sale - Country houses
Country estate for sale with 12th century tower, olive grove and vineyard
Tuscan country estate for sale with 12th century tower, olive grove, garden and vineyard in tranquil panoramic setting close to Arezzo in Italy. The spacious country house comprises a three-storey tower in natural stone, a main building out of the 17th century and an outbuilding added in 1998. The entire country house was restored and equipped with traditional and antique building materials. The antique doors have their origins in different centuries and underline the high standard of this special country estate. The ample entrance hall with an open staircase to the first floor leads to a comfortable eat-in kitchen on the right with open fireplace as well as to a library on the left. A large antique double door leads to the lounge and living area with open fireplace. A few stairs in the back lead to the basement floor in the tower with barrel-vault and a second room, which would be ideal for a future wine cellar. The outbuilding features a welcoming and well-lit dining room with large arched windows and doors. The backside of the country house was turned into a summer kitchen and a bathroom with wall paintings. A second stone staircase in the hallway leads to the independent guest quarters with vestibule, bedroom and bathroom. The first floor can also be reached via beautiful traditional external stairs with a loggia. An antique double door leads from the small lounge to the sleeping area with three bedrooms, two bathrooms and dressing room. The fourth bedroom with bathroom en-suite is accessible from the lounge. The third floor of the mediaeval tower is connected to the lounge via wooden stairs and is used as reading room. All glazed-doors overlook the well-kept garden and vineyard and offer panoramic views towards Cortona, Castiglion Fiorentino and Civitella in Val di Chiana. The 3.5 ha plot is fully fenced and has an automatic gate. The vineyards are five and twenty-five years old an very well-kept. The own olive oil of about 50 olive trees is sufficient as annual supply and all lawns are irrigated automatically.