This grand Italian villa near Florence for sale sits in a secluded estate of approximately 100 hectares of private land only 25 minutes from central Florence. Owned by an old and renowned Florentine family, this estate now is available for sale for the first time in more than a century.
You enter the estate through ornamental iron gates and a private driveway. Just below the villa, the driveway divides to provide access either to the main entrance to the villa or to a small piazza which is the secondary entrance to Villa Bellavista, the 14th Century secondary house (the Casina), the frantoio (olive oil room) and cantina (wine cellar), a Limonia, and a further outbuilding.
A grand Italian Villa
This beautifully Tuscan villa near Florence is very well-maintained villa and offers 1,100m² living area over three floors providing 8 bedrooms. In the main entrance hall is a grand staircase that connects the different floors. The ground floor boasts spacious reception rooms with frescoes, high ceilings and impressive fireplaces. Most of the rooms feature French windows onto the front terrace offering superb views of the surrounding landscape. The kitchen is found to the rear of the villa and conveniently adjoins the dining room.
Going up the magnificent staircase to the first floor, there are five bedrooms and a large library/study room.
Climbing another flight of stairs to the top floor, there are are smaller bedrooms ideal for children or as a separate floor for teenagers wanting their own privacy or as a service apartment. There is also a staff apartment with living room, kitchen, bathroom and 2 bedrooms on the mezzanine floor and a separate staircase for staff that links the kitchen and pantries to the rest of the house.
The Secondary House
The Secondary House – The Casina – was originally a farm house dating back to the 14th Century. Today, it is used as a guest house with two separate apartments and a further staff apartment.
Carefully refurbished, the guest house offers 600m² of comfortable living space, featuring original arched stone ceilings, terracotta floors, and wood beamed ceilings. The apartments are finished to a high standard in keeping with the exclusiveness of the main villa.
The Meridiana offers 480m² of space. This building is used mainly for storage but can easily provide further accommodation and it would be perfect for a fitness centre or for as an entertainment centre with home cinema, games room, bar and wine cellar. There is a lovely sundial facing the piazza and the formal gardens.
Immediately adjacent to the Meridiana is the Limonia with direct access onto the piazza
Immediately adjacent to the main gates is a 19th Century entrance Lodge. The lodge offers 130m² of living space over two floors and is comprised of four rooms, bathroom, garage, storage.
Gardens & Grounds
Villa Bellavista is set within a park and garden of approximately 2 hectares. There is a large swimming pool (16m x 8m) which benefits from superb views of the valley below and there is alos a pool house with kitchenette, changing rooms and bathroom.
Also part of the estate is an olive grove of approximately 6 hectares, a large lake of some 2.5 hectares, a further 8 hectares of grassland and 100 hectares of woodland that surround and protect the property.
The grand Italian villa is located just a few hundred metres from a charming Tuscan town with banks, grocery shops and a couple of restaurants. Central Florence is 25 minutes by car, Florence airport 40 minutes and Pisa airport 50 minutes.
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