Ancient former farmhouse converted into a lovely warm family house in rustic Tuscan style with a homely feel from the minute you walk through the original front door. Approached from opposite the south-facing sun terrace, the front door opens into a hall with staircase to the first floor and with the rustic fully beamed width farmhouse kitchen, 7.5×4 metre on the left, which has been beautifully restored with original wooden beams arches and terracotta tiled ceilings and floors. The open plan kitchen leads into the large open plan sitting room, approximately 8×5 metre, with a brick surrounded, double aspect, wood-burning “state of the art” fireplace as the centre feature. Pass this room and you move into the lounge in Moroccan style, again approximately 8×4 metre with full height windows throughout. To the right of the entrance hallway is a 4×4 metre study / office with a separate WC with wash hand-basin, with glazed windows to the south and east. From the kitchen, you follow through into the utility / laundry room, 4×4 metre and also a well-appointed small larder / pantry, with two doors out into the garden areas and other buildings. The ground floor rooms all enjoy south facing views with numerous windows and doors throughout giving access to the garden and outdoor areas, a must for those Tuscan sunny days. The bricked walled and terracotta staircase leads to a top hall, which to the right is the entrance to the master bedroom suite (8×4 metre), with south and east facing windows, dressing area with large storage and an en-suite bathroom incorporating a luxury roll top bath and large shower area. Opposite there is a living room with a wood-burning stove. This first floor sitting room, 4×4.5 metre has high arched and beamed ceilings, brick walls and leads to a long corridor off which are two double bedrooms each about 4×3.3 metre, one with a walk in cupboard. Next a large main bathroom again incorporating a luxury rolls top bath and a large shower area, plus his and her sinks, also about 4×3.3 metre with high quality fittings throughout. The corridor leads onto a full width studio, currently a main bedroom, 8×4 metre with wood-burning stove and small balcony with an external cast iron spiral staircase adorned with climbing roses, overlooking the pool and most garden areas. Located at the end of a road from a medieval hilltop village close to Asciano near the monastery of Monte Oliveto. The road, 3.5 km gravel, is mainly tarmac with the last two kilometres a typical Tuscan “strada Bianca”. The property enjoys a completely private and unspoilt view without any sight or sound of civilisation.
PROPERTY Ref: ASC536
Where: Comune of Asciano, Province Siena, Region Tuscany
Type: Tuscan farmhouse on two levels, finely restored; approx. 300 sqm. plus annexes.
Pool: Approved project for a 8x4 m pool.
Annexes: Opposite the side entrance to this farmhouse there are small barns, one is now serving as utility room with planning permission for conversion into an independent apartment with living room / kitchen, bedroom, bathroom. The second barn has planning permission for the construction of additional rooms.
Land: The land of 1.2 ha (12,000 sqm / 3 acres) contains a well landscaped garden as well as a separate plot of land that in the future could become an olive grove or a vineyard. Below this is a large and productive kitchen garden, the house is currently self-sufficient. There is a south facing sun terrace in front of the house and another two outhouses converted to summer accommodation and playrooms for children. The land behind the home for sale is a well-known area for truffle hunters and the surrounding forest is full of flora and fauna in its wild and natural surroundings.
Spacious open plan living room,
Large, open kitchen,
Upstairs living room,
Utility / laundry room
Large bedroom with external staircase;
Organic vegetable garden,
Open barn, approx. 140 sqm, which offers good development potential,
Lpg gas central heating system with a private gas tank, with boiler, radiators and four different thermostats,
Electricity and private water supply from two wells as well as mains water. A hidden biological septic tank discretely takes care of the sewage.
Gravel Road: 3,3 km.
Energy Efficiency: G.