Real estate for sale - Country houses
Former monastery from the 13th century with courtyard 28 km from Florence
The centrepiece of the house is a small monastery built in the 13th century, which was extended in later centuries. According to research by art historians, the poet Guido Cavalcanti, a friend of Dante Alighieri, lived there. The building is listed as being of special architectural and cultural value. The property is reached by a 2 km white road that leads between olive trees and cypresses to the electric remote-controlled gate and through an avenue to the house. The house is built as follows: The front of the house is occupied by a loggia with six arches covered with roses, wisteria and jasmine. The ground floor, with three entrances from the outside, is divided into a large double living room with fireplace and antique oven, a large dining room with fireplace, a kitchen, a library open to the gable, two bedrooms, one with fireplace and wardrobe, two bathrooms and a utility room. Central to the ground floor is a patio accessible from the kitchen and dining room, with an old well, a storage room with sink and a boiler room. Two independent internal staircases lead to the first floor. Here there is a very bright living room with six double windows and fireplace, a study with access to a bedroom in the attic, two further bedrooms, one of which has a wardrobe, two bathrooms, two storage rooms, one of which could become a small bathroom, and a passage room with stairs to a roof terrace above, from where one can enjoy a splendid 360° view over the Arno valley, the Chianti hills and the Pratomagno range. The house is connected to the public water network, but this is not normally used, as the owners prefer an additional water supply from a spring with its own collection basin. Two cisterns of 20,000 litres each collect the rainwater from the roofs to be used for watering the park with cypresses, pines, olive trees, cherries, figs, persimmons, pears, walnuts and hazelnuts. Behind the building there is a garage with underground wine cellar as well as glass greenhouse that can be used as a limonaia. Of the approx. 3 ha property, approx. 8,000 m² are fenced in as a park. Distances: To the village with all shopping facilities 3,4 km; Reggello 9,5 km; Florence 28 km.