The real estate value of Tuscan farmhouses and ancient estates is constantly and gradually increasing. Why? Tuscany is a protected region, meaning that new construction in agricultural areas isn’t permitted.
But that’s not the only reason people are attracted to the province. There’s also the picturesque scenery, charming historic villages, and laid-back atmosphere to factor in.
From Greve in Chianti – the birthplace of Cittaslow – and UNESCO-designated Siena to the medieval hilltop town of Castellina, Tuscany offers a refreshing type of luxury, where well-being and a peaceful environment are key.
With that in mind, we’re showcasing three outstanding Tuscan properties brought to the market by our partner Marinella Coppi, a local boutique real estate studio. As a native Toscana, owner Marinella is highly passionate and knowledgeable about Chianti and the Tuscan Coast.
“The agency is Tuscan because I am,” says Marinella. “I love the local lifestyle and climate, from the scorching sun in summer and vivid autumnal colors to the winter mists and bracing spring breeze.”
As well as owning a piece of history, buyers also have the chance to savor a slow pace of life in a scenic setting. “The beauty of country houses lies in their peasant roots, which can be seen in the structure of an arch or the composition of a wall,” says Marinella. “Each estate represents the Tuscan lifestyle, combining comfort and convenience with a simple and healthy style of living,” she adds. Without further ado, let’s take a tour of these one-of-a-kind dwellings.
A trio of exceptional Tuscan residences
Superb 13th-century farmhouse set among vines and olive groves
Price: on request
Sitting in a dominant position in the Chianti hills, this eye-catching 500-square-meter farmhouse skillfully combines contemporary comforts with the preservation of original architectural details. Originally a 13th-century tower, the striking five-bedroom and bathroom property stands proudly at the center of a 40-acre plot, consisting of certified vines and olive groves.
Head through the main entrance and into a pretty enclosed courtyard; from there, the rest of the home unfolds, including a large kitchen, a sizable loggia, and an inviting dining room.
There are also two living spaces to enjoy: one is intimate and cozy while the other overlooks the garden. Additional features range from a study to a spacious laundry room. And with no less than four fireplaces, wooden beams throughout, and a staircase made of old wine vats, there’s character aplenty.
Upstairs, take in the capacious master suite of around 70 square meters, complete with a walk-in wardrobe and an en-suite with a Jacuzzi. Two of the five bedrooms have the convenience of independent exterior entrances, and down in the basement, there’s a stone cellar that’s suitable for entertaining as well as storing bottles of local Chianti. Outside, it’s all about the well-kept grounds and the sleek swimming pool, adding an extra layer of luxury. This ancient abode is located close to Greve in Chianti, where life revolves around Piazza Matteotti. Florence is within easy reach too, just 30 kilometers away.
Authentic manor house with a swimming pool and mountain vistas
Offering sublime panoramas of Siena and Monte Amiata, this seven-bedroom and bathroom farmhouse is a rare find indeed. Surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, the interior of the striking stone building is filled with characterful features such as wooden beams, brickwork, original fireplaces, and a pantry.
Wander upstairs and look around the office; a scenic spot to work from thanks to the aerial view of Siena. Meanwhile, out in the nine-acre plot, it’s all about taking in the bucolic landscape – admire it from the swimming pool or the manicured grounds.
Back inside, there’s a double living room, a dining area, and a country-style kitchen to check out. In total, the property spans 400 square meters across the main residence, and includes a loggia, a garage, and a warehouse that was formerly an artist’s studio. Furthermore, there’s modernization and renovation potential, should the new owner be so inclined.
This historic estate is situated close to the quaint village of Vagliagli, 45 kilometers from Florence and 10 kilometers from Siena.
Magnificent 16th-century farmhouse near the medieval village of Castellina
Price: on request
This prestigious 15-bedroom hilltop estate sits on an eight-acre plot and boasts 900 square meters of space across the farmhouse and several other buildings, including a one-bedroom barn, an oil mill, a tasting room, and a chapel complete with ancient terracotta tiles and handmade painted windows.
Surrounded by rolling countryside and olive groves, there are spectacular views to marvel at from the spacious grounds. But that’s not all: the garden is also home to an inviting swimming pool measuring 6 by 12 meters – the perfect spot to relax.
Head inside the main villa and you’ll notice a capacious open plan kitchen with a fireplace, plus a pantry, a generously sized lounge, and a dining area with direct access to a huge covered terrace overlooking the valley. Other noteworthy features include a laundry room, a cellar, a study, and a whopping 10 bathrooms.
This impressive agriturismo is ideally positioned close to picture-perfect Castellina in Chianti, around 35 kilometers south of Florence and 15 kilometers northwest of Siena.
For more information about these unique investment opportunities, contact Marinella at Marinella Coppi Italian Real Estate.