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13 bedroom estate, Florence

Estate near Florence for SaleEstate near Florence for Sale. In a hamlet on one of the loveliest hills of Tuscany, just 6 km (3.5 miles) from the city centre of Florence, this exclusive estate boasts views of the city and valley with open vistas towards the hills of Fiesole and Monte Morello.The 13 bedroom property comprises a stunning 15th century country Villa covering approximately 830 sqm constructed round a 14th century tower house. In addition, the sale includes 2 recently restored farmhouses of 232 sqm and 243 sqm as well as several outbuildings / cellars and a chapel. Surrounded by 12.5 hectares of fenced land, the property also has 10 hectares of producing olive groves, 1.9 hectares of producing vineyards, a large garden with a swimming pool and a tennis court.Set in a landscape of cypress, lemon and olive trees, the residence has been wonderfully restored and great attention has been paid to every detail. It has maintained the original period features, such as the pietra serena stone lintels, locally made terracotta tiled floors and stunning antique coffered wooden ceilings combining them with all modern comforts and conveniences. The prestigious antique furniture and carpets are included in the sale. Ideal as a luxurious private dwelling, the property could also be used as a boutique hotel.Villa:830 sqm on 2 storeys excluding the turret. It is possible to install a lift.With south-west exposure, the house features a bright interior with a stunning reception room with exquisite stone fireplace and beautiful period coffered wood ceilings of 6 m (20 ft.) heights.2 Farmhouses:232 sqm and 243 sqm + characteristic loggias, both 2 storeys and recently restored with private access and gardens.Annexes:Staff or guest quarters adjoining the main villa, spread over 223 sqm, with a private entrance and a 40 sqm terrace.A limonaia (lemon house) together with another stone outbuilding, used for storage or as a double garage.144 sqm agricultural outbuilding in addition to the cellars, complete with ancient oak barrels and terracotta urns that are fully functional.Land:The main villa is surrounded by 12.5 hectares of fenced land, including 10 hectares of olive groves, 1.9 hectares of vineyards and the remaining 0.6 hectares arable land, woodland and garden.Paths from the main villa and the two farmhouses lead to a recently built 6 x 12 m swimming pool and a tennis court, both set amidst verdant olive groves and come with changing facilities and bathroom.The production from the vines is circa 50 quintals (5 tons), not currently registered with the 'Consorzio dei Colli Fiorentini' as this is currently just a family production, but this could easily be reinstated if so desired.The olive groves produce circa 20/30 quintals from circa 1400 trees. The olives are taken to a nearby oil mill for production and it is therefore certified, producing a fine quality olive oil.Utilities:Burglar alarm, two water supplies (one from the artesian well and the other from mains water), natural gas heating, satellite, irrigation system, external night lighting.Distances:Access to the villa is via a short characteristic driveway, adjacent to the picturesque main road and with its convenient position, one can easily and quickly reach all the major access roads including the A1 Milan-Rome motorway and the Firenze-Livorno and the Firenze-Siena dual carriageways.View all our properties on our website casatuscany.comProperty Feature* alarm* fireplaces* Garage* Garden* historic property* lemon house* loggias* near Florence* olive groves* original features* outbuildings* Pool* restored* tennis court* Views* vineyard* woods

  • bedrooms 13
20 bedroom land, Florence

Ancient Abbey Complex to be RestoredThis outstanding ancient abbey is steeped in history and is nestled on the hills that dominate the entire Mugello valley along the Via degli Dei, a renowned route that connects Bologna and Florence.According to ancient records, the abbey dates back to the year 1,084 and was built by Count Ugo di Toscana. Legend has it that whilst lost in the woods while out hunting, he sought refuge in a cave and tormented by a disturbing vision of devils torturing the damned, prayed to the Madonna and promised to change his life and construct the abbey.The property was entrusted to the Cluniac Benedictine communities first and then to the Cistercians. It then belonged to the esteemed Medici family for many centuries and generations.At the beginning of the eighteenth century, the monastery was completely restored by Grand Duke Cosimo III. It was subsequently home to many groups on monks.The abbey has a main building of about 3,200 sqm where there is an ancient church and the monks' quarters, as well as produce processing rooms and monastic daily life. Adjacent to the main building there are various outbuildings which total approximately 2,500 sqm.There is also an ancient and atmospheric underground passage that connects the abbey to one of the adjacent annexes.The remains of ancient cloisters with beautiful columns and fifteenth-century capitals as well as the ancient barrels and tools used by the monks for the production and storage of wine and oil are still present.Surrounding the complex is 54 hectares of woodland and arable land.With thorough and careful restoration work, the entire complex would be a truly spectacular and one of a kind private residence and/or an impressive and luxurious accommodation facility.Distance from services: 1.5km.Distance from main airports: Florence 27km | Pisa 103km | Perugia 179 km.White road: 150m, driveway.Utilites: Mains water + electricityEnergy Class: GView all our properties on our website casatuscany.comProperty Feature* ancient* ancient church* ancient cloisters* character property* Garden* Medici family owned* Monastery* original features* Parking* rich in history* several outbuildings* to be restored* underground passage* Views

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