5 bedroom house for sale
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- Countryside view
- Swimming Pool
- Gite Income Potential
This superb property dates back to the 12th Century, part of a much larger estate, now a world famous Hotel.
The villa has been lovingly restored and given a new lease of life by the current owners using only locally sourced materials and traditional techniques, preserving the heritage of this delightful home. Although in keep with its heritage with terracotta floors and high beamed ceilings, modern amenities including wonderful living rooms, modern kitchens, 5 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms as air conditioning via geo thermal offer a luxurious country retreat with all the advantages of modern day technology. The quality of the furnishings and fittings is of the highest quality. no expense has been spared in trying to make the property into a very sophisticated private home.
The same care and attention has gone into the grounds and garden. Access is via private gates that open onto an immaculate gravel drive leading to the shaded parking area to one side of the house.
Extensive lawns surround the main house and stretch across the hill to the private swimming pool, set on a lower terrace, laced with olive and cypress trees, rose bushes and impeccably maintained hedges all enjoy breathtaking views from every angle. The large terrace next to the main house has been furnished with a large dining table and barbecue for al fresco dining and a very comfortable lounge. There is a second shaded lounge area below the house and a third attached to the guest house.
The large swimming pool is set on a paved terrace with a changing room and a shower room, with plenty of artificial shade and very high quality garden furniture. There is even a competition size astro-turf tennis court set in this stunning garden.
A short walk down the hill and below main house, is the caretakers private residence with its own independent drive ensuring total privacy to the guests. The couple are currently there on a full time basis to maintain the extensive grounds, swimming pool, tennis court and general upkeep of this truly wonderful home. Daily cleaning included.
Independent suite 1:
Large sitting room with a large fireplace and dining room leading out to a large terrace furnished for alfresco dining and seating area. Small modern kitchen. Double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom with shower. Double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom with shower. Twin bedroom [bunk beds, suitable for children only].
Independent Suite 2:
Large sitting room open on a large dining room and a very well equipped modern kitchen leading out to a terrace furnished for alfresco dining and seating area. Double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom with shower. Study. WC.
Very large sitting room with a large fireplace. Large dining room. Very well equipped large modern kitchen. WC.
Kitchenette, living area with a double bedroom. Bathroom with shower. Terrace furnished for al fresco dining and seating.
Perched on a hill top with stunning views of the Val Di Chiana. The walled garden is impeccably maintained with extensive lawns, roses bushes not to mention the precisely trimmed hedges laced with olive and cypress trees. A large dining terrace to one side of the main house enjoys some of the best views for al fresco dining and relaxing. The private swimming pool, 8 x 14m, lies on a lower terrace furnished with sun loungers and umbrellas for shade with a gazebo just above. Changing room. Bathroom with shower. Astro turf tennis court.
Assistance is provided locally by the property's very helpful caretakers, who live in a separate house on the estate with separate entrance and garden; who speak little English and Spanish fluently.
Dishwasher. Microwave. Barbecue. Washing machine. TV with DVD. iPod docking station. Ping pong table. Mosquito nets on all windows. Fully air-conditioned. Central heating. Two working fireplaces. Wireless ADSL internet connection [computer not provided]. Mobile phone provided. Intruder alarm.
Amenities for Children:
Perched predominantly within its grounds enjoying views on one side of Sinalunga, 3km/2 miles, with a wide variety of shops, bars and restaurants along with a weekly market. The nearest restaurant is a mere 2km/1 mile away. Views stretch over the Val di Chiana with Montepulciano, a mere 25 minute drive to the south, a picture perfect hill town, and just beyond is Chianciano Terme with its thermal baths. Siena can be reached in about 45 minutes whilst Florence in just over 1 hour.
- Peretola (International), 93.5 miles
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