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9 bedroom castle for sale

Italy - Sarteano, Siena, Tuscany


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Key features:

  • Historical Property
  • Location
  • Spacious
  • Views
  • Potential

Full description:

The family acquired the Abbey in 1989, and immediately set about restoring the entire estate. For the Abbey, the process lasted 3 whole years, while the restoration of the old farm buildings and houses scattered around the estate took 11 years in total. The old walls were restored and the various spaces repurposed to suit more modern requirements. However, every part of the process was planned and executed with a view to leaving the ancient essence of the site unaltered, working in complete harmony with history and nature.


Sarteano lies in the very centre of Italy, halfway between Florence and Rome. It is easy to reach, either from the A1 motorway (the Autostrada del Sole) or the station in Chiusi. With its pure, clean air, peace, quiet, archaeological riches and biodiversity, this Tuscan town is one of the regions true gems.


It is here that the Vallumbrosan Abbey of the Holy Trinity of Spineto was constructed in 1085, an important example of Italian and, particularly, Tuscan monasticism. At that time, the complex took the form of a typical feudal estate, which lay at the centre of the area's agricultural, artisanal and spiritual life. With the fall of Siena, these lands also fell under the rule of the powerful Medici family. Having enjoyed its years of greatest splendour between the twelfth and fourteenth centuries, it was eventually abandoned definitively by the religious order, the Abbey passing into private hands from 1830 onwards.


The main Abbey building features 9 double rooms, each with its own, private bathroom. The Abbey offers its guest a variety of communal areas for relaxing and socializing, with lounges, sofas, TV areas and a library. The kitchens and cellars offer a chance to come together and discover the delights of the local, Tuscan cuisine. Rooms and halls available for hosting events and corporate meetings. Next to the Abbey is a consecrated church, which is available for religious events or atmospheric concerts. The property consists of 830 hectares, most of which, forest. Privacy is our priority. The cottages are even some miles far from each other. This gives the guests the opportunity to enjoy the contact with nature and the wild animals that it is not hard to see during walks. Each villa (11 in total) enjoys a fabulous location and a private pool. The most of the villas stand out of small hills that dominate the landscape.

Outdoor spaces

The Tenuta di Spineto offers countless options for activities out of doors, thanks to its magnificent surroundings. The 500-plus hectares (1,200 acres) of woodland provide the perfect setting for orienteering, suspended walkways, free climbing and off-roading by bike or 4?4. The natural lake, which covers four hectares, offers the chance to arrange a range of hands-on experiences, such as raft-building, and navigating the waters. The surroundings offer an ideal outdoor studio for painting, sculpture and wildlife-photography groups. The Abbey has been hosting corporate team-building events for over 20 years. With its generous spaces, and unspoilt natural environment, the estate provides the perfect venue for training specialists, and for businesses searching for the right environment for their team-building activities.

State and Finishes

For the Abbey, the restoration process lasted 3 whole years, while the restoration of the old farm buildings and houses scattered around the estate took 11 years in total. Nowadays the main abbey present itself with high-quality and prestigious recovered materials and up to standards facilities. The 11 Villas were renovated keeping the traditional Tuscan features with a touch of modernity and comfort. All the connections are present and functioning.

Potential use

This fabulous estate still has an unexpressed potential. With its wide land and the numerous beds it could be developed to become an even more productive accommodation facility cultivating its own production for the guest needs and tastes.

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Nearest Airports*

  • Florence (INTERNATIONAL), 65.8 miles
  • Peretola (INTERNATIONAL), 65.9 miles
  • Marina di Campo (INTERNATIONAL), 83.8 miles
  • Leonardo da Vinci (INTERNATIONAL), 83.9 miles
  • Galileo (INTERNATIONAL), 87.7 miles

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Loc. Palazzo Massaini, 9 Pienza (SI), Italy 53026
03339 390553  Local call rate

The Carratelli Real Estate aims to become the reference point for all those "Families" or large companies who wish to buy or sell types of properties that need the utmost confidentiality and the highest professional commitment, and that goes toward the segment of the market which ranks among the medium-high and high.
After an experience of over 15 years in real estate, Gabriele Carratelli, who dreamed, created, really wanted this company and that he was born in one of the most beautiful areas of Tuscany, decided to specialize in consulting for the sale of "special" properties, targeted to italian and foreign customers. Gabriele loves houses, not only considered "work" and treats each "object" under his care as if it were unique.
For this reason, our Company, the Carratelli RE, deal with all properties that for characteristics, location and details have been reputed of a medium-high standard and have been addressed to a demanding clientele, international, who pay attention to the investment; while using the Luxury Homes brand, existing since 2005, takes care of more selected buyers by offering high-level properties, characterized by important architectural elements in exclusive locations that distinguish them from others, and for this reason can be identified as prestigious and luxurious properties.
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To be able to manage in the best way the property we treat the sale and to carefully follow our dear customers buyers we have offices or internal collaborators Company in Rome, Pienza, Argentario, and in Florence soon.
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