This Tuscan villa for sale near Florence sits in a perfect location in one of the most prestigious areas outside Florence and offers easy access to both the city and the beautiful countryside outside Florence. The villa, which dates to the 14th century, is a converted and carefully renovated watchtower.
The Tuscan villa
The history of this Tuscan villa for sale dates to around the 14th century when it is thought to have been used as a military watchtower. The property was converted into a residential house around the 16th century and used as such since then.
The range of different types of architecture tells a story of a rich history and the crenelations running atop the surrounding walls and inner courtyard give testimony to its earlier military use.
The main villa offers 500m2 of floor space over three floors. On the ground floor, you will find a spacious lounge with antique stone fireplace and high vaulted ceilings, a formal dining room with a beamed ceiling and a bright veranda which opens out to the courtyard. In addition, there is a library/study, kitchen, laundry area as well as one of the en-suite bedrooms.
A staircase leads to the first floor where there are 5 bedrooms. Two of the bedrooms offers private en-suite bathrooms and one boast direct access to a private terrace with superb views of the surrounding landscape.
The remaining bedroom is in the old tower.
In addition to the main villa, there is a self-contained studio apartment on the grounds opposite the villa. The apartment, which is currently used by the housekeeper, offers 90m2 of floor space with a kitchen, two bedrooms and lounge.
Additional buildings include a greenhouse, garden shed and storage.
Gardens & Grounds
The Tuscan villa for sale sits in 1 hectare of private land with plenty of space for games and as well as quieter places for outdoor relaxation. There is also an impressive courtyard with a shaded seating area, a rear loggia leading out onto a terrace and there is another terrace leading down to beautifully landscaped gardens.
Location just outside Florence
With the large grounds and beautiful views, the Tuscan villa for sale feels like country house, although central Florence can be reached in less than 5 minutes. The area is considered by many to be the most prestigious suburb of Florence.
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