Stunning three bedroom apartment of the highest quality, with private garden and with use of the swimming pool in Palaia, a beautiful Tuscan village.
The first floor apartment sits within an historical building which was restored 10 years ago and now forms an exclusive development of just five properties, with lovely gardens and swimming pool. The most wonderful feature of the apartment are the five large windows which run along the width of the living area, forming the open kitchen-dining room and living room. The kitchen is fully fitted and includes a dishwasher and waste disposal unit. There are three good bedrooms, currently arranged as a master bedrooms with en-suite including a jacuzzi bath, a further double bedroom and a twin bedroom with family bathroom. The bathrooms are beautifully fitted with marble tiles and counter tops and heated towel rails. There is a useful storage area with washing machine and dryer and a private garden with a shed (with water and electricity) and a gazebo.
TO BE SOLD FURNISHED
The original character of the building has been retained, with terracotta floors and high vaulted ceilings and have been married with high quality modern finishes. The apartment is flooded with light from the huge windows with panoramic views over the Tuscan countryside and it is an elegant place to relax. The view is quite breathtaking.
The private garden is mainly laid to lawn, with additional shrubs and plants. There is an automatic irrigation system and a part of the garden is paved. In this area of the garden there is a contemporary looking gazebo which is perfect for enjoying ‘al fresco’ dining, in the shade, in the hot summer months. There is a useful private shed, ideal for storing garden furniture. The apartment benefits from the use of the swimming pool, which is kept in immaculate order and is surrounded by a well-kept lawned garden and a paved area with a pergola. There is an outside shower. Mains water, electricity and gas.
Situated in the heart of the village, the access is easy with Pisa airport only 40 minutes away. Walking distance to restaurants, shops and coffee bars and a 20 min drive to the Castelfalfi Golf and Spa resort. There is a bus stop 300m from the property with direct buses to Pontedera where there is a main train station, for trains to Pisa and Florence.
Palaia is a historic town, dating back to the 11th century, steeped in tradition and where you can still visit the old olive press, the antique wine cellars and the rooms where the olive oil was stored in large terracotta vases. Mainly an agricultural area, Palaia has a colourful history which can be seen at the Interactive museum in the town. In the countryside around Palaia some of the best produce of Tuscany is grown with excellent wines, olive oil and white truffle. The restaurants offer traditional Tuscan cuisine and the markets offer a true feel of the Tuscan heritage. There are shops, bars, restaurants, banks and post-offices in the town.
The town is located in Valdera in Central Tuscany between Pisa and Florence. This colourful landscape of rolling hills dotted with medieval villages, castles and lanes flanked with tall dark green cypress trees epitomise the Tuscan landscape. The area is scattered with historical towns and medieval villages, castles and country churches and a landscape with golden meadows of wheat dancing in the breeze, vineyards, olive groves and fields of sunflowers. Meandering through the countryside of Valdera you feel the vestiges of the mysterious Etruscan civilization. Here Andrea Boccelli was born and bred and it is in the heart of Valdera in Lajatico that the famous Teatro del Silenzio (the Theatre of Silence) where natural landscape creates a breathtaking setting and in the summer months some of the biggest names in opera come for a special performance. Casciana Terme has thermal waters and spa facilities and is a pretty town with piazzas and cafès serving the local wine. The città d’arte (cities of art) close by include Volterra, San Gimignano, Palaia and Florence.
Distances : Palaia in the town centre, Castelfalfi Resort (golf course, spa and wine production) 15 km, Pontedera (station and motorway) 15 km, San Gimignano 35 km, Pisa (airport) 45 km, Lucca 45 km, Beaches 50 km, Florence 60 km, Siena 80 km.