Villa in Sovicille, Tuscany, Italy
Renovated villa with swimming pool on the Montagnola Senese
Large country house on the Montagnola Senese, a few km from Siena in a small village immersed in greenery and in a panoramic position. The house is developed on 3 levels and was recently renovated preserving the original old characteristic stone walls, inserting, however, modern elements and materials to turn it into an exclusive residence. It consists of 2 large houses connected to each other with impressive living areas on the ground floor with panoramic windows overlooking the elegant outdoor pool. In the former barn there are the family bedrooms, with bathroom and walk-in closet, keeping the old typical grilled brick, enhanced by elegant inserts of transparent floors that create evocative light. A large, modern kitchen overlooks the beautiful garden where pretty pergolas and lawns surrounded by flowerbeds are a continuation of the day open-air area. A very elegant wood and iron staircase climbs in what was originally a watchtower and leads to other rooms. The house has been used as holiday house, so in addition to the 7 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms there are also equipped kitchens and living areas that lend themselves to multiple uses, such as spaces for guests, Holiday Rentals, staff housing and more. The farmhouse has been enhanced by the inclusion of valuable materials such as travertine, wood, iron and glass, creating a very pleasant and elegant, thanks to the predominant shades of beige and white, and enhanced by the light that enters through the openings, a sort of real life painting of the surrounding garden.
The farm is on the edge of an ancient village perched on the side of the Sienese hills, surrounded by 10 ha of land consisting of arable, chestnut forests and olive groves. Private access via a characteristic white road. From the large garden, which is spread towards the valley, you can enjoy magnificent views of the surrounding countryside, gentle hills covered with forests of oak, old churches, abbeys and castles like the nearby castle of Celsa. The outdoor areas are particularly fascinating: the panoramic swimming pool in front of the living room, the large lawn surrounded by flowers with many paved areas for alfresco dining beneath graceful bowers, the vegetable garden that produces excellent vegetables, the olive grove and the forest of chestnuts that, as well as providing the precious fruits in autumn, grants the collection of fine mushrooms. The area of Sovicille is a historically significant area as it was already inhabited since the Stone Age, then passing by the Etruscan civilization, of which there are significant findings, to the testimonies of the Romanesque period. The area is characterized by cultivated fields dotted with charming country houses, small villages, imposing castles, connected by country roads with cypress trees or hidden paths in the woods, ideal for horse riding and cycling. The wooded ridge of the Montagnola Senese is delimited by two rivers that make it a green area where nature is still intact and wild. The traces of the past are evident everywhere and the ancient villages, hamlets and castles here have become comfortable lounges for an exclusive tourism in search of authentic flavours. Thanks to its strategic location, it is an ideal choice because it is the most direct gateway to Siena, which is only 15km, and because it is a perfect area for those who enjoy to live in touch with nature.
Loc. La Cetina, Sovicille, Tuscany, Italy