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Tuscany - Chianti Hills: Estate With Historic Villa And Vineyards For Sale
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  • 20 bedrooms
  • 18 bathrooms
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On the hills of Chianti, not far from the beautiful Florence, this estate offers 2,683 sqm of livable surface plus 16 hectares of land, including 4.6 ha of vineyard. The buildings include a 15th century villa, an 18th century chapel, two farmhouses and a shed for agricultural tools. The size of the buildings and the presence of vineyards would allow starting an excellent hosting business together with the production of the renowned Chianti wine. GEOGRAPHIC POSITION On the hills of Chianti Classico, just outside the beautiful Florence, estate with historic villa, cellar and 4.6 hectares of Chianti Classico DOCG vineyards. Easily reached via the municipal road network and located in a quiet position, the estate allows producing the renowned Chianti Classico wine and start a hosting business, thanks to its unique location and the excellent linkage with several of the most known towns of Tuscany: a town with services (6km; 10), the unrivaled Florence (16km; 35), Greve in Chianti (26km; 35), the turreted San Gimignano (46km; 50), the fortified hamlet of Monteriggioni (47km; 40), the Etruscan Volterra (66km; 1h 5) and Lucca (86km; 1h), not far from the beautiful Tuscan Tyrrhenian coast. The most useful airports to reach the property are Firenze Peretola (16km; 30), Pisa Galilei (74km; 1h), Bologna Marconi (110km; 1h 15), Perugia SantEgidio (163km; 1h 50), Roma Ciampino (291km; 3h) and Roma Fiumicino (306km; 2h 55). DESCRIZIONE DEI FABBRICATI The historic villa (1,745 sqm 18,776 sqft) is the main core of the property and includes the manor residence, a conservatory, two apartments and a cellar for wine production. The manor quarters (792 sqm 8,522 sqft) is laid out on three above ground floors plus a basement, organized as follows: - Basement: ageing cellar and wine-tasting room; - Ground floor: kitchen, pantry, ironing room, living room, sitting room, library and studio; - First floor: living room, master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, two wardrobes, four bedrooms and three bathrooms; - Second floor: kitchen, two closets, bedroom, bathroom and living/dining room. The conservatory (142 sqm 1,528 sqft) is located on the northern side of the villa and allows sheltering the plants during winter. The apartment N1 (103 sqm 1,108 sqft) is located above the conservatory and is made up of kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom. The apartment N2 (188 sqm 2,023 sqft) is laid out onto two above ground floor and is accessed via an external staircase: - First floor: three bedrooms and two bathrooms; - Second floor: kitchen, living room, two bedrooms and a bathroom. Through a winding staircase one can reach the panoramic terrace on the rooftop, overlooking Florence on one side and the Monte Amiata on the other. The cellar (520 sqm 5,595 sqft), on the southern side of the villa, is laid out onto four floors: - Basement: vat room; - Ground floor: bottling room, storage room and vat room; - First floor: storage room. The farmhouse (653 sqm 7,026 sqft) is split into two residences (fitted with private garden) laid out onto two floors: - Unit A (323 sqm 3,475 sqft): living room, studio, kitchen with portico, laundry room and bathroom on the ground floor; through a stone staircase on reach the first floor made up of studio, three bedrooms and three bedrooms; - Unit B (330 sqm 3,551 sqft): kitchen, living room, bathroom, pantry on the ground floor; three bedrooms, three bathrooms, studio and wardrobe on the first floor. Both the residence have a private garden. The foresteria (86 sqm 925 sqft) is a small two story building: - Basement: bathroom and wardrobe; - Piano terra: living room with kitchenette and bedroom. The warehouse (200 sqm 2,152 sqft) is located right in front of the farmhouse and is currently used as a shelter for agricultural tools and machineries. The complex is also fitted with a beautiful 18th century chapel. STATE AND FINISHES The property is made up of several buildings, the oldest of which date back to the 13th century. The villa, beating heart of the property can be traced back to the 16th century and the presence of kneeled-windows (finestre inginocchiate) seems to suggest Michelangelos influence (directly or indirectly it is hard to say) in the original project. As of now, the property is in good structural and aesthetic conditions but needs some restorations to be carried out. EXTERNAL AREA The complex is surrounded by an ample park made up of several smaller gardens. On the back, the villa is fitted with an Italian garden with pietra serena columned portico with 15th century decorations. Still here is a beautiful pool framed in pietra serena. From this Italian garden one can access, via a couple asymmetrical staircases, a further garden with dining area and outdoor kitchen. Moving north one can pass through a rose tunnel, a garden and finally an olive grove. As far as cultivations are concerned, instead, there are 4.6 hectares of vineyards (of which 3.9 hectares listed as Chianti Classico DOCG) which can be used to produce wine thanks to the cellar in the villa and 10 hectares of olive grove (registered as DOP Chianti Classico). WINE PRODUCTION - Surface: 4.6 hectares (3.9 ha Chianti Classico DOCG + 0.7 ha Toscana IGT) - Varieties: Sangiovese (71%), Chardonnay (13%) and Canaiolo (16%) - Year of implant: 1983 1999 - Yearly production: approx. 270 hl PRODUCED WINES Chianti Classico DOCG: 28,000 bottles Rosso Toscano IGT: 8,000 bottles OIL PRODUCTION - Olive groves surface: 10 hectares (DOP Chianti Classico) - Number of trees: 2,382 - Density (trees/ha): 240 - Yearly production: 1,870 liters (approx. 3,700 bottles) USE AND POTENTIAL USES The property, thanks to its excellent size and an unrivaled position in the Tuscan countryside a short distance from Florence, is ideal for anyone looking forward to starting a high level hosting business. The foresteria, for example, is suitable as a private residence for the owner who could this way live in contact with their business leaving the rest of the property to the guests. Whats more, the presence of Chianti Classico DOCG vineyards could provide a further income source, especially if one chooses to start producing wines in the property by setting the cellar in motion once again.
Firenze, Florence, Italy
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