Real estate for sale - Country houses
Restored abbey in Tuscany in the middle of a nature reserve 25 km from the sea
This restored historic hermitage for sale from the 13th century is situated in the middle of a 2,500 hectare wooded nature reserve near Volterra in Tuscany. The Tyrrhenian Sea can be reached in about half an hour by car. The current owners have succeeded in expressing the historical importance and the special atmosphere of the property in the best possible way during its restoration. Huge protective walls characterise the building to the outside, while inside, comfortable, beautifully designed rooms have been created, oriented according to the Feng Shui principle. About 350 m2 net living space is transformed into about 500 m2 gross living space by the impressive walls. On the ground floor are the living and dining rooms, a professional kitchen, utility rooms and an approx. 30 m2 handicapped-accessible bedroom with bathroom. Upstairs there are four additional bedrooms with bathrooms, and in the tower there is a further spacious bedroom with its own bathroom. In the basement there is a beautiful vaulted cellar, which is currently used for wine tasting. The property has been restored with biocompatible materials and has no electromagnetic fields. There are no power poles, and the only energy source is a modern gas-generator (Dachs of SenerTec) that produces electricity and hot water simultaneously.The abbey is subject to the Office for the Protection of Monuments, therefore external STRUCTURAL CHANGES OR ADDITIONAL BUILDINGS ARE NOT POSSIBLE. Changes to the interior require the approval of the Monuments Office. Wooden structures that can be dismantled, such as a horse stable, are approved.The pool visible in the photos IS NOT APPROVED AND IS CURRENTLY BEING DISMANTLED. However, it is possible to build a bio-pool or an installable pool. This unique property It is ideal as a representative private residence. It can also be used for rent and is particularly suitable for people and groups who want to use this special atmosphere for their joint work, such as meditation, yoga, bodywork, music and courses of all kinds. Access from the reference village is by a 14 (fourteen) km long road, of which are 5 km natural roads within the natural park.