Located in Monti, on a variant of the ancient Via Francigena road and on a hill that dominates the surrounding countryside, 5 km from the center of S. Gimignano, the property in question is one of the most historically and culturally important sites of the Val d ' Elsa valley, quoted in Italian literature.
The town of Monti is located in the municipality of San Gimignano, famous Old Town in the province of Siena. It is a small walled city midway between Florence and Siena, is famous for its architecture and for its beautiful medieval towers that make the city unique profile. Declared Patrimony of 'Humanity' by UNESCO in 1990, San Gimignano is one of the little gems of the province of Siena and also offers excellent local products such as saffron and white wine called Vernaccia di San Gimignano. It is about 50Km from Siena and Florence. Landmarks like Certaldo, Monteriggioni and Volterra fall within a 30Km radius.
The property is on three levels. On the ground floor, with access from the outside, there are a laundry room, two utility rooms (water facilities, electricity, heating) and an oven. Inside there is a large kitchen, a study, a spacious living room with vaulted ceilings, a large living-dining room with vaulted ceilings and vaults and living area enhanced by an antique fireplace, a shared bathroom with shower and a bedroom with private bathroom. On the first floor you find 4 bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms. On the top floor, the tower, there is the suite, an elegant and scenic environment of 67sqm which includes a nice living room with fireplace, a kitchenette, a large double bedroom with a very particular bathroom with a "Devon" bath with claw-foot, twin sinks and walk-in shower. All the rooms have air conditioning / heating, safes, background music system, mosquito netting and private bathrooms equipped with a hair dryer. The spaces are large and relaxing, are those of the old country house with floors and ceilings in antique handmade terracotta, the chestnut beams, arches, vaults and beautiful fireplaces that suggest the idea that the time has stopped.
In front of the house there is a garden with gazebo. The swimming pool 6 x 12 is located in a very quiet area with a nice pergola and a solarium. Looking out on the other side of the property there is a beautiful courtyard paved in terracotta and a large yard.
State and finishes
The fortress has very ancient origins (a fortified castle that was once known for its strategic location) and all rooms overlooking the breathtaking views of the Tuscan countryside where you can admire the towers of San Gimignano. After careful restoration lasted nine years and performed with particular attention to preserving the beauty and authenticity of the place, is now a charming farmhouse/villa of more than 550sqm which can accommodate a maximum of 12 people in 5 double rooms and one suite. The restoration was done by using only valuable antique and reclaimed materials and bathrooms of the highest quality.
This property is ideal for someone who is looking for a sense of the history and a place with its own soul. It lends itself to be used as high-level accommodation and as a private dwelling surrounded by the peaceful Tuscany but not isolated, the property being part of a very quiet village, not far from the services offered by the city.