Price: €3,900,000 Location: Tuscany Bedrooms: 10 Bathrooms: 8 Size m2: 2436 Property reference: IT0390
Historic Tuscan Villa and adjoining farmhouses in a protected park near Siena. The earliest documented reference to this property , which is located in the beautiful and protected Montagnola natural park on the wooded hills to the southwest of Siena, dates back to the 11th century and refers to a watch tower. In the 15th and 16th centuries the tower was transformed by degrees into the elegant villa we see today. For over 500 years the property was in the hands of the Tolomei family who played a major role in the history of Siena from the early Middle Ages. The villa, with 3 floors and a loft built around a central internal courtyard, is in sound structural condition and is lived in by the present owners who over a period of 30 years have built up a successful holiday rentals business with scope for further development. In fact part of the villa is divided off to provide a large 5 bedroom holiday apartment with direct access to a private garden. This is the first of a series of 4 existing holiday apartments. Surrounding the villa are 8 further independent farmhouse buildings of which 3 have been restored and provide the holiday apartments referred to above. The restoration work retains the attractive rustic simplicity of traditional Tuscan farmhouses. The remaining 5 buildings are in need of restoration, and a general project has been drawn up for the whole property which would give a total of 10 to 12 rental units plus the owner’s apartment, with a minimum of 10 to a maximum of 20 bedrooms. In addition, there is a still-consecrated private chapel on the property. The property thus lends itself for use either as a very prestigious private home, or for development as a top level hospitality business with high earning potential. The asking price includes 274 hectares of surrounding agricultural land and woods. The woods offer a rich source of chestnuts and black truffles. A large swimming pool, shared by the existing rental apartments, is located in the grounds. There are mains electricity and water as well as private wells for garden irrigation. Pisa and Rome airports are both about 2 hours away by car , the nearest shops and amenities are 5 minutes drive away and the centre of Siena can be reached in 20 minutes.
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