- Two houses
- two outbuildings
- Architect designed
- Lovely verandah
- Close to Palaia
- Shops and restaurants nearby
- Long driveway and ample parking
- Peace and calm
- Good access to Florence and Siena
This impressive estate comprises 2 houses and 2 outbuildings set in beautiful park like gardens with woodlands, meadows and olive trees and it offers stunning views over the Tuscan countryside.
This estate is near Palaia, in the Valdera region of Central Tuscany.
It comprises a well-restored 5 bedroomed main house, another house of 3 bedrooms which is currently used for rental purposes, a small outbuilding, an open barn and an out of ground pool. This is all set in a lovely park comprising pine trees, olive trees and fruit trees, as well as areas of lawn.
The main house (285 sqm) has been restored to retain the rustic atmosphere and Tuscan charm. It features a long covered loggia, stretching the full width of the house, offering a lovely social area to chat and enjoy an aperitivo. Next to this is a paved barbeque area, opening onto the garden. Double doors from the loggia allow entry to the large living room, with a circular fireplace at its centre. The kitchen in fully equipped, featuring wooden beams and dominated by a brick fireplace, with a large table and chairs. There is a separate dining room, a study and a bathroom.
Stairs lead to the bedroom area. There are five bedrooms, one with ensuite and a further family bathroom and an additional room for storage.
There are beautiful cotto floors, brick archways, fireplaces and a host of original features.
The second house (235 sqm) offers possibilities as rental or guest accommodation. Totally independent of the main house, it offers light and airy living, with a patio overlooking the woodland, and additionally a roof terrace overlooking the pool area.
The living room is entered with double patio doors into a large room with fireplace. Additional double doors lead out to a large panoramic terrace. The kitchen is large and holds a good sized table and chairs. There is also a bathroom on the ground floor.
Upstairs are three double bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. There is a large terrace with a great view over the estate.
A feature of this house is the abundance of double patio doors offering the best of inside:outside living.
There are two further large rooms on the ground floor, currently used as store rooms.
There is an outbuilding offering one room downstairs (currently a laundry room), a study above and a sweet roof terrace. This is a great vantage point to enjoy the evening sun overlooking the estate.
Out of ground pool. The land extends to 36,000 square meters and includes an olive grove.
There is a long private driveway, sprinkled with cypress trees and there is ample parking.
The property is in a stunning location, close to a village.
Palaia is a historic town steeped in tradition and where you can still visit the old olive press, the antique wine cellars and the rooms where the olive oil was stored in large terracotta vases. Mainly an agricultural area, Palaia has a colourful history which can be seen at the Interactive museum in the town. In the countryside around Palaia some of the best produce of Tuscany is grown with excellent wines, olive oil and white truffle. The restaurants offer traditional Tuscan cuisine and the markets offer a true feel of the Tuscan heritage. There are shops, bars, restaurants, banks and post-offices in the town.
Volterra 35 kms, Beaches 40 kms, Pisa 45 kms, Florence 65 kms, Siena 85 kms.