Fairy-tale Castle with 2 pools and vineyards, Florence - Tuscany

143-acre estate with 11th-century castle and country hamlet, 2 swimming pools, vineyard, olive grove, for sale near Florence. Stunning setting just 30 km from Florence and Siena, in the heart of Tuscany. A few minutes from San Gimignano and Volterra, easily accessible but at the same time a quiet are and with splendid pathways to discover history, nature and the Tuscan country life style. A cypress trees avenue leads to the courtyard where there is one of the most beautiful open views of the area, the English press has called it "The most beautiful terrace in Chianti" with hills, villages and vineyards that fill the eyes endlessly. The castle was built in the 1200s and is a fine example of medieval Tuscan architecture with a quadrangular plan and two corner towers, an inner courtyard with natural stone pavings and an original brick well, on three floors above ground and basement cellars with terrific barrel vaults. The interior retains the original elements with natural stone stairs, frescoed walls, decorated wooden ceilings, and stylish fireplaces. Since 1988 the current owners have turned it into a location for events and vacations. Next to the castle farm borgo has been converted into elegant apartments and retain the charm of the old Tuscan farmhouse. A wine cellar and a private church with rectory are perfect for weddings and ceremonies. At the center of the hamlet is a very large panoramic terrace with an infinity pool and solarium. One of the barns has been converted into an indoor pool with heated water. The vineyards were once planted with Chianti dei Colli Fiorentini DOC, now in need of restoration. Excellent production of certified Chianti DOP evo oil. A historical estate of great prestige perfect either for private, representative use or to develop tourist accommodation activities.

Price: 2,700,000 Euro

PROPERTY Ref: FIR2405

Location: Certaldo, Province: Firenze, Region: Tuscany

Type: 58-hectare/153-acre estate boasting a medieval castle with watchtower, on three above-ground floors and basement cellars, totaling 1250 sq m/13454 sq ft coupled with a country borgo with a private church with rectory, two former farmhouses with apartments, a former barn with heated swimming pool, garage, park-like garden with outdoor pool, vineyard, olive grove and forest

Annexes: a 2500 sq m/26909 sq ft U-shaped former farmhouse renovated with 6 apartments and including a church with rectory (approx. 312 sq m/3358 sq ft ), cellars and storerooms on the ground floors; a 590 sq m/6350 sq ft former farmhouse renovated with 7 apartments, restaurant halls and professional kitchen; a 141 sq m/1517 sq ft former barn featuring a heated pool and loft area; on the basement a 2-seat garage

Year of construction: 1200

Year of restoration: 90s and 2000s

Conditions: good

Land/Garden: approx. 58 hectares/143 acres consisting of 9 ha/22 acres of vineyard formerly planted with Chianti dei Colli Fiorentini DOC, 14 ha/34.5 acres of olive grove, 9ha/22.2 acres of pasture and arboreal arable land, and the balance in forest

Swimming pool: 2 swimming pools, one indoor heated and the other outdoor

Garage: in the basement of the barn, approx. 73 sqm/ sq ft

Layout Castle
Basement: cellar, well, stairwell
Ground Floor: entrance hall with loggia and an open courtyard with a well, access to basement with cellars, living rooms, studies, dining room with fireplace, kitchen and services
Mezzanine floor: 1 bathroom
First Floor: 2 living rooms, 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms
Second Floor: stairwell, 1 bedroom

Distance from services: 2 km

Distance from main airports: Florence 42 km, Pisa 82 km, Perugia 160 km

Gravel road: 200-meter private tree-lined driveway

Utilities:
Fixed telephone network: available
Internet: available
Heating: LPG
Water: mains city supply
Electricity: available

The property is owned by a company
The location, for privacy, is approximate
Please note all measurements cited are approximate

Energy Efficiency Rating: G

Warning: the location, for privacy, is approximate.

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