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. 150 m² of living space, 155 m² are available as usable space and can be added as living space. 3 cellar rooms with approx. 70 m² and technical/storage room approx. 20 m². 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 55 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 80 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 40 m² + 8 m². The closest small village is about 1,5 km away. All shopping facilities and services are 13 km distant.