Exclusive, elegant property (238 sqm) with stunning views overlooking the hills and the most charming villages of Tuscany, with a ‘dependence’ and additional music room. The property is located in a beautiful village well known for exceptional antique eighteenth and nineteenth century character villas.
The property is entered through a gated drive and the house consists of an elegant living room with fireplace , a dining room with a large panoramic window overlooking the hills, a study which can also be used as a bedroom and a large bathroom with quality stylish fittings and a hydro massage bath and a laundry room. The kitchen communicates with the dining room and opens onto a fantastic terrace overlooking the hills. A precious marble staircase leads to the first floor with two bedrooms with a gorgeous view. There is parquet flooring throughout. The master bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and stylish bathroom with a very comfortable shower. The building is equipped with an energy efficient under floor heating system that is also a cooling system in the summer.
The property also includes a small apartment (dependence) on the lower level, with independent entrance with bedroom/living, kitchen and bathroom. Both bathroom and kitchen are restored with the same elegance and quality as the rest of the house. On the opposite side of the house there is another charming room, restored maintaining its original rural style, with a parquet floor and it is used a music room or study. There is also a large and impressive wine cellar.
The land is securely fenced. The garden has been designed by a landscape architect and in the flowering season you can enjoy this little paradise of roses, camellias, bougainvillia, olive trees and many other plants and flowers.The entrance to the villa is through a private gated drive with parking for three cars. In the garden area there are two wooden sheds and a pizza oven. There is ample space for a swimming pool, which could be added, subject to planning. The villa has been fully renovated preserving the original traditional details and using high quality materials and it was extensively renovated in 2006.
This villa is perfectly located to take advantage of the best of Tuscany. The cultural centres of Tuscany are all within easy reach, with Lucca just 30 minutes and Pisa airport in a very short hop. There is the famous ancient thermal spa at Casciana Terme reachable in only 10 minutes. The area is well known for the high quality extra virgin olive oil and there are many opportunities to sample and purchase this local speciality. The elegant town of Lucca with beautiful piazzas and spectacular surrounding walls, is on your doorstep. Lazy summer days at the anfiteatro, or cycling around the ancient city walls, or an evening at the many concerts of the Lucca Summer Festival are just waiting to be enjoyed. The spectacular Chestnut Festival takes over Calci each year in October when it is possible to taste hand-prepared traditional chestnut cake, as well as a host of other great local produce. Calci has a selection of shops, excellent restaurants and a nice patisserie. This is a truly excellent location. The Leaning Tower, the River Arno and all the other beauties of Pisa are almost within touching distance. Tirrenia has a beautiful beach and golf course, Volterra is an old Etruscan village full of history and Torre del Lago is the birthplace of Giacomo Puccini with a spectacular summer Opera Festival of Puccini each summer. All the art, architecture and treasures of Tuscany can be admired time after time. Enjoy the pleasure of living in the peace and sunshine of the Tuscany only 15 minutes drive from Pontedera and 25 minutes from Pisa Airport, 25 mins to beaches and just under an hour to Florence. It is a perfect location.
Distances: Crespina 3 km, Casciana Terme (spa town) 12 km, Pontedera (train station, supermarkets) 12 km, Pisa (airport) 25 km, Calambrone (beaches) 25 km, Lucca 40 km, Volterra 45 km, San Gimignano 50, Florence 70 km.