8 bedroom villa for sale
Italy - Pescaglia, Lucca, Tuscany
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- Villa Mansi is a 16th Century historic estate including a separate farmhouse and caretakers house
- Main Villa, with pool, occupies an area of 320 sqm. / 3444 sqf. per floor. - in total about 960 sqm. / 10333 sqf
- Farmhouse has been used as "Agriturismo" until 2013. The Farmhouse boasts 4 apartments, each with 3 bedrooms. The farmhouse is partly on two floors and partly three, covering in total approx. 1100 sqm
- Farmhouse taverna can be used to host events, wedings and concerts
- Holiday, living and income potential from flexible accomodation
? The Villa Mansi estate extends over 35 hectares / 86.5 ac, excluding buildings.
? The Main Villa occupies an area of 320 sqm. / 3444 sqf. per floor. - in total about 960 sqm. / 10333 sqf.
? The Farmhouse has been used as "Agriturismo" until 2013. The Farmhouse boasts 4 apartments, each with 3 bedrooms. The farmhouse is partly on two floors and partly three, covering in total approx. 1100 sqm. / 11840 sqf.
? The caretaker's house has an area of about sqm.136 / 1464 sqf. on two floors of 68 sqm. / 732 sqf. each.
? The pool occupies an area of approx. 240 sqm. / 2583 sqf. (25 x 9 mt. / 269 x 97 ft.).
? The Farmhouse, the pool and the Caretkaer's House all have independent entrances.
? The current agricultural production consists of oil and honey. However, the original wine production could easily be restored.
Villa Mansi is a large estate, located in the town of Monsagrati Alto, just less than half an hour away from Lucca and equally far to the Tyrrenian coast at Lido di Camaiore.
Villa Mansi consists of:
1. The main villa,
2. The Farmhouse transformed into a residence with 4 apartments.
3. The chapel with church and sacristy.
4. The caretaker's house.
5. The swimming pool.
6. About 35 hectares of land, partly olive grove, partly pasture and partly forest,
7. Own water source of very high quality.
Villa Mansi has an ancient history. The property was established in 1599 as the main house of a farm. In 1705 Girolamo Parensi, a lucchese who lived in Amsterdam during the 17th century, returned to Lucca at the end of the century to buy villas and palaces including the estate of Monsagrati. The estate at Monsagrati was later refurbished and built further by his sons. At the end of the 18th century Camilla Parenti, grand-daughter of Girolamo, married Raffaele Mansi, bringing the esate to her husband in dowery.
In addition to the nobility of Lucca that have owned the Villa Mansi until now, several importat persons have been guests at the estate: in August of 1898 Giacomo Puccini, hosted by Count Raffaello Mansi composed here the first act of Tosca. The German poet Rudolf Borchardt, who translated the Divine Comedy from Italian to Old German, has been a guest on more than one occasion.
With the exception of the Villa and its park, which are currently the owners residence, the Farmhouse with its 4 apartments and pool have been used for B&B (Agriturismo in Italian). The large taverna which is part of the farmhouse has also been used to host major celebrations - like weddings, exhibitions and concerts.
The villa, located halfway up a hillside that faces south, has a rectangular base and is a classic example of a country house of the noble Lucca.
It consists of large rooms on the ground floor: kitchen, living room entrance, study, pantry, large basement to store barrels of own produced wine and olive oil.
On the main floor there is a spacious living room of 70 sqm. /753 sqf, 3 bedrooms, 4 living rooms and 2 toilets. These rooms still retain the floors of the 16th century.
The ceilings and walls are painted with frescos and still keep the effigy and coats of arms.
The main living room has direct access to the garden with fountains with nymphs and from here to the pool and the private chapel.
From the living room adjacent to the main hall we find the large balcony overlooking the park and the valley below.
The second floor consists of large rooms used for attic apartments, originally for the servants - now representing a great potential for further refurbishment and use.
The villa boasts a huge park with secular trees, that includes a large garden with beautiful plain field terraces where the owners have had operas and other cultural events.
In the park, there is a lake fed by a water source belonging to the estate, and a sloping garden that enhances the position of the villa.
Originally the Villa had the main entrance close to the church; this entrance can still be used, but the main entrance is now the one leading to the lower floor.
The farmhouse and caretaker's house have additional, independent entrances.
Not far from the villa is the building which was originally the Farmhouse. The rooms for crushing olives and make olive oil are still present on the ground floor. These rooms have been refurbished and are today rooms for entertainment: large kitchen and restaurant / party rooms. Upstairs there are 4 large apartments.
The whole building was renovated in 2000 using high quality building materials to match the original wooden ceilings and tiled floors. All apartments have kitchen, living room, bathrooms and bedrooms ranging from two to four for each apartment.
The Caretaker's house
Located at a lower level than the other two buildings described above is an additional building that once was intended as a mill. Even if this building still preserves the old mill as a curiosity, it has been totally renovated and is currently used as the caretaker's house. The house consists of living room, entrance, kitchen and on the top floor of a living room, two bedrooms and a bathroom.
Key distances (approx.):
The sandy beaches of Versilia: 20 km / 12.4 mi.
Lucca: 14 km / 8.7 mi
Florence: 80 km / 49.7 mi
Pisa (closest airport): 34 km / 21.1 mi
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