Prestigious country house of about 600sqm in exclusive, hill position near the charming historic centre of Castiglione d’Orcia. The building was partially restored. The property which is steeped in character and charm, enjoys timeless, panoramic views over unspoiled Tuscan countryside. Next to a wealth of interesting and internationally well-known places.
The elevated position offers an amazing 360° view all over the extraordinary landscape. Furthermore, one can barely see the scenery of the picturesque towns Castiglione d’Orcia and Pienza and the imposing Monte Amiata, the highest defuse volcano of Italy. The estate is ideally located and very well linked to the most important city centres of Val d’Orcia which can be reached within a few minutes by car: for example Pienza (approx. 20 km), Montepulciano (approx. 27 km), Montalcino (approx. 20 km). Furthermore, the property is next to some exclusive, internationally well-known thermal spa centres like Bagno Vignoni (approx. 4 km), Bagni San Filippo (approx. 20 km) e Chianciano Terme (approx. 27 km). Approaching from the south, the A1 motorway exit Chiusi - Chianciano Terme is about 31 km away, approaching from the north the A1 motorway exist Firenze Certosa or Chiusi is about 116 km away. The nearest airports are Siena (at 55 km), Perugia (at 113 km), Florence (at 152 km), Pisa (at 214 km), Rome (at 200 km). In about five minutes by car you can reach the nearest local town with all amenities: restaurants, supermarkets, bank, post office, shops and pharmacy.
The building, with a total surface area of approx. 700 sq m, is divided into two connected parts, one set out on two levels, the other one only on the ground floor level. Access to the upper floor by outside stairs. Ground floor level: approx. 420 sq m. First floor: approx. 190 sq m. Basement: approx. 95 sq m. The house is actually divided in six separated apartments, three on each floor. These units are of different types and surfaces in order to satisfy individual needs. One ground floor apartment has also an accessory portico. The basement floor is suitable for various uses. Due to its particular division the house could easily be changed into one singular villa with several living rooms, bedrooms and so on. At this time the property is in a process where it is still possible to adapt the interior fittings to the personal taste.
The property is set on approximately 2 hectares of land. A piece of this ground could also be used for the cultivation of olive trees. It would be possible to buy more land if required. To complete the property there is the pool area, that needs to be finished.
State and Finishes
The renovation was stopped and even if the property does not need structural works is yet to be completed. Outside one can appreciate the particular stone construction which forms all outer walls and provides an elegant and prestigious style. Following local materials have been used inside: terracotta for the floor covering, wood for beams, doors and windows and brick for the open firesides. The estate is provided with an electric and water servitude on the bordering property which leads from the public source of supply to the buildings. The property benefits also from an adjoining lake which can be used all year round to irrigate the garden.
The dimension and the uniqueness of the property make it highly versatile. It would be an ideal permanent private residence or a high standard vacation house for all those who wish to stay in a peaceful place surrounded by uncontaminated landscape but don’t want to renounce to the convenience of easy access to a town center.