Real estate for sale - Country houses
Former watchtower from the 14th century in wonderful location south of Siena in Tuscany
The property is completely built of natural stone and offers a fantastic view over the surrounding hills and olive groves as far as Pienza, San Quirico d'Orcia, Montepulciano, Monte Cetona and Monte Amiata. It dates back to the remains of a medieval watchtower from the 14th century. The property is situated in a completely undisturbed and peaceful area, with 7.7 hectares of own land of which 2.5 hectares are olive groves and a large orchard. The buildings made of natural stone are partly built into the rock or directly adjoin it, there is even a grotto, which can be used as a wine storing or rock cellar. The existing buildings are all in contact with each other, it is a very beautiful and lively building structure. At the moment there are approx. 200 m² of living space, 350 m² are available as usable space and can be added as living space. There are viewing terraces and inner courtyards in various places. The current residential building extends over two levels, which can also be used as two independent residential units if required. A third unit could be added. The ground floor consists of bedroom, bathroom and a large living room with access to a spacious panoramic terrace with loggia. On this level, the second half of the building of about 80 m², situated next to the living quarters, can be extended, which would create a separate apartment or an extension of the existing living space, each with its own access to the terrace. The first floor offers a spacious living room, a large kitchen-cum-living-room with a masonry fireplace and a small terrace over the loggia, one bedroom, a wood-panelled library, a bathroom and two storerooms. This level can also be reached via a classic Tuscan stone staircase outside. Below the two living levels there is a basement level. A unique feature of the house is the use of solid high-quality woods by a specifically chosen cabinetmaker, who made both the panelling of the library from Douglas fir and the specially designed oak staircase. Several annexes complete the property. Annexe A is 85 m² in size and has two levels: On the ground floor there are a garage, 3 storerooms, the aforementioned grotto and an interior staircase to the upper level with a panoramic terrace. In annexe B there is a storeroom with a wood store of approx. 20 m². The annexes can be converted in independent apartments; a room for wine/oil tasting and a large dining room are also possible, so that the property is suitable as an agriturismo with its own catering. It can also be used by one or more families as a residence or holiday home. In about 300 m there are two further small outbuildings of about 30 m² + 8 m². The closest small village with the most important shops is about 1,5 km away. All shopping facilities and services are 13 km distant.