A beautiful property with pool and land, a few kilometres from Montalcino, Siena. This is a typical Tuscan villa, surrounded by 4.5 hectares of gardens and woodland above the Via Cassia, the ancient pilgrim route from Siena to Rome. The façade of arches is in the great Tuscan villa tradition and a part of the villa dates back to the 16th century. It was the summer residence and hunting lodge of the Crocchi, the principal family of the area, who lived in the castle in Torrenieri. From the semicircular front garden there is a panoramic view of the Val d’Arbia and from the pergola covered front terrace you look directly across the vineyards to Montalcino, the city famous throughout the world for its Brunello di Montalcino . To the south rises Monte Amiata, a ski resort in the Val d’Orcia and to the north, you can see as far as the campanile of Siena. The location is close to the famous little cities of Montalcino, Montepulciano and Pienza, the great Abbey of Monte Olivetto and the beautiful abbey church of Sant’Antonio. On the ground floor, the wine cellars have been converted into large open plan areas connected by archways accommodating the main kitchen, breakfast room, TV room and dining room that itself opens out onto the terraces shaded by vines, wisteria and ivy over a pergola that runs the length of the house and where long tables accommodate any number of guests for al fresco dining. There is a garden room onto the terrace and there are two double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. There is a workshop, a linen room, a games room and a warehouse. The first floor has a large living room with double doors that lead onto the covered loggia with its triple arches. It has a marble floor, high ceilings, exposed beams and a large hooded Tuscan fireplace. The kitchen also has an open fire. There is a cloakroom and there are 6 double bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and a library. The swimming pool is at the rear of the villa, surrounded by terraces and is fenced. Beyond is a small park of cypress trees, quercia oak and Corsican pine. Beyond the park is a circular segmented vegetable garden leading to an orchard. A pathway leads past the terraces of olive trees through 3 hectares of woodland to a creek and a small lake at the top of the hill. The villa has a private Cypress tree lined drive guarded by electric gates and has security and privacy as well as tranquillity. It is ideal as a family home or a second home and perfect for family reunions, house parties and special celebrations. It can also earn its keep by being let when the owner is not in residence. ( 90,000+ Euros earned last season). In the little walled town of Buonconvento, (7 kilometres away) there is a railway station where you can catch a train to Siena and Florence or south to Rome. Buonconvento has every sort of shop and many restaurants, bistros and bars.
PROPERTY Ref: 0MON1817
Where: Montalcino, Province: Siena, Region: Tuscany.
Type: Villa on two levels of approx. 825 sqm with land and pool.
Annex: Not present.
Conditions: Good. Renovation works from 1995 to 2018. Roof redone in 2018.
Garden: 2300 sqm.
Land: Approximately 4.5 hectares (11.2 acres)
Garage: 24 sqm.
Swimming pool: 10 x 5 m, with chlorine.
Dining room with access to the pergola through large windows and to the outdoor dining area,
Garage of 24 sqm/workshop,
First Floor with internal and 3 external staircases:
Living room with access onto a covered loggia,
Distance from services: 4 km.
Distance from main airports: Perugia 106 km, Florence 111 km, Rome 216 km.
Gravel road: 1.5 km.
Heating: LPG, centralized.
Water: City water supply.
Possibility of extension.
Partial air conditioning.
Energy Efficiency Class: G.