Real estate for sale - Country houses
Former Tuscan farmhouse for sale close to the abbey Monte Oliveto Maggiore
An appealing and recently converted hillside farmhouse in a very private and secluded setting in the centre of Tuscany, close to the villages Asciano and Buonconvento, half an hour to the south of Siena in the heart of the scenic Crete Senesi region. This very private property, a former farmhouse, is located at the end of a road from the medieval hilltop village of Chiusure near the famous abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore. The road for the last 3 kilometres is a typical Tuscan white road, leading into a lovely private sheltered valley with breathtaking views. The farmhouse, a traditional Senese red brick property built in 1851, contains a spacious open-plan living room and kitchen, a large lounge, study, upstairs living room, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, utility and laundry room. Opposite the side entrance to the house are three small brick built barns, now serving as utility room, a log store, boiler room, storage and a workshop. The independent hay barn is unconverted but could easily become a guesthouse or studio. Well planted and landscaped garden as well as a separate plot of land that in the future could become an olive grove or a vineyard currently down to timber. Below this is a large and productive organic kitchen garden, the house is currently self-sufficient. There is a south facing sun terrace in front of the house and another two adjacent outhouses converted to summer accommodation and playrooms for children. The wood behind the house is a productive and lucrative area for truffle hunting, the surrounding forest is full of wild flora especially in the spring and an abundance of wild deer, boar, pheasant, rabbit and porcupine. The gardens are fully landscaped with sun terrace, rustic pagoda and BBQ area. It is possible to build a pool.