Stunning 3 Bed Villa in Tuscany Italy
Stunning 3 Bed Villa in Tuscany Italy
This beautiful stone house, Casalta (high house), is the archetype of an old Tuscan architecture built many centuries ago. Surrounded by rows of Chianti vines and its own olive trees, the villa is situated in an extremely sought after location and is the perfect place to begin a journey of discovery across Florence and Tuscany.
The property is a typical, historic, totally restored barn of ~300 sqm built across three levels with a private fenced garden of cypress trees, stony pines and olive trees. On the principle floor there is a large entrance hall which can also be used as a study area, adjacent there is a bathroom with shower, a single bedroom, and a storage room which can be used as a washroom given its access to water and other services. The front entrance annex also has an exit to a charming olive grove to one side of the house.
On the same level, in the main building, there are three more rooms with terracotta flooring and ceilings with exposed wooden beams. There is also a large double bedroom with a private bathroom and shower, a double bedroom with an adjacent bathroom and shower, and an extremely spacious, yet cosy, living room with views of the surrounding vines and valleys.
The top floor of the property enjoys a separate outside entrance by stairs that run up to a terracotta terrace with scenic views, or it can be accessed from the main hall on the principle floor. This top level is primarily an open gallery where the large wooden beams supporting the red terracotta roofing are a key feature. It is composed of a large living space with a pietra serena fireplace, a kitchen with a small dining area separated by a counter, and a bathroom with shower. If necessary this part of the building could easily be converted to a self-contained apartment.
The lowest floor of the house consists of a storage room, sitting room and a large kitchen/dining area. The space, which was originally a canteen for storing barrels of wine and olive oil, has recently been renovated and the kitchen, with a central island, is spacious enough for even the busiest of chefs to entertain and practice their Tuscan cuisine without worrying about losing any cooking space. To the rear there is an expansive utility room that houses the wood pellet boiler and a downstairs toilet and shower room.
The kitchen and dining area on the lower floor lead out to the lowest part of the garden through large glass doors, making it the perfect set up for an outdoor dining experience on the stone patio beneath the shaded wooden veranda or just al fresco in the garden. Wherever you choose to relax you will be able to enjoy views of the surrounding vineyards and valleys in the comfort of your own home.
• Rooms with wooden beams and terracotta tiling
• Large wooden veranda
• Terracotta terrace with scenic views
• Private drive with shared gate entrance
• Views of vineyards and surrounding valley
• Modern kitchen and dining area
• Wood pellet heating
• Access to LPG
• Solar panel for hot water
With its lyrical landscapes, world-class art and a superb cucina contadina (farmer's kitchen), the Tuscan experience is perfectly in symbiosis with the land.
Sensational Slow Food
No land is more caught up with the fruits of its fertile earth than Tuscany, the gourmet destination for foodies where locals too spend an inordinate amount of time thinking, talking and consuming food and wine. Sourced locally, seasonality and sustainability is the Holy Trinity and Tuscans share an enormous pride in the quality of their produce and culinary tradition.
Tuscan travel is grass-roots: to wineries to taste blockbuster wines like Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano; to a family-run pastificio tradizionale where artisans still cut pasta by hand; road trips in quest of the best bistecca alla fiorentina (chargrilled T-bone steak). Buon appetito!
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