Are you looking for a typical Tuscan-style house in the countryside but close to a City of Art?
This property is for you! I am proposing an ancient and fairy-tale farmer’s house, but first I want to tell you about the area where it is located.
This area is rich with biological farms where you can buy genuine products such as cheeses, jams, vegetables, fruit… just to name a few.
The property is located between San Gimignano, whose centre is only 4 km away, and Certaldo, both splendid medieval villages. San Gimignano is world-famous for its towers that attract millions of tourists every year, and its historical centre has been elected a Unesco heritage site for its exceptional value.
Certaldo, one of the most evocative villages in the Tuscan countryside, is known and loved by tourists not only for its aesthetic and architectural peculiarities but also for being the birthplace of Giovanni Boccaccio.
But remember… if, in addition to being a lover of the quiet life, you also love big cities, you should know that just 50 minutes by car, you can reach Florence, which, behind its rich heritage of art and history, is a city full of clubs, restaurants, excellent wine bars and shops…
But let’s talk in detail about this property. What makes it unique, is undoubtedly the breathtaking view of the Towers of San Gimignano and the surrounding countryside, made up of vineyards and beautiful hills,up to see Certaldo Alto.
This is a portion of a stone farmhouse that was originally the farmer’s house, which in 2000 underwent a careful renovation that brought the solid stone structure back to its former glory, preserving its original characteristics.
This house with an authentic flavour is spread over two levels for a total of approx. 280 sqm:
On the ground floor, in addition to an already restored studio apartment with independent access, there are some rooms for storage use that need to be restored and that have other valuable architectural details such as vaulted brick ceilings, as well as a bathroom and a loggia where there is an original wood-burning oven.
From the pretty courtyard, an ideal place to enjoy the cool during your summer dinners, an external staircase leads to the first floor, which has been completely restored with its original handmade terracotta floors from the 19th century, chestnut-beamed natural lime plaster and natural colors on the walls.
We enter the reception room, followed by a large living room with a large fireplace, typical of farmhouses, and a dining area, kitchen, three bedrooms, a storeroom, a spacious bathroom and a small service bathroom.
The property is completed by a private garden of about 400 square metres, partly paved.
In short… it is a perfect and quiet place to live and grow your children and why not… even a Golden Retrivier puppy that can roam freely in your private garden. Ideal for a large family or even for two families, renovating the ground floor.
And that’s not all. The ground floor has been the subject of a renovation project that plans the opening of a door and two windows to create a second apartment with three bedrooms, living area, kitchen, two bathrooms or with one bedroom, living area, kitchen, two bathrooms and studio.
Otherwise, it is possible to create a single manor house with a large living area on the ground floor adjacent to the garden and the sleeping area on the first floor.
There are two covered and three uncovered parking spaces.
The installations are up to standard and the heating is powered by LPG.
Energy efficiency class grade: F – Epi: 135,12 Kwh/sqm-year
Water spouts at various points
Parking space for 5 cars
Large dispersion septic tank
Double-glazed windows with mosquito nets
LPG plumbing system
Heating system divided into sleeping and living areas
Declaration of conformity of plumbing and heating system
Declaration of conformity of electrical system
MODIFICATIONS TO INTERIOR SPACES (see project among the floor plans)
It is possible to create an additional on the ground floor, with a large living area, kitchen, three bedrooms, two bathrooms.
Or on the ground floor it is possible to make use of the existing studio with bathroom, to create three rooms with bathroom for the tourist rental market.