Property page views: 2
Key property features
Property Id : 1228261
Price: € 400.000
Property descriptionImmaculate, restored Tuscan property (143 sqm) with a magnificent 360 degree view of the sunny, rolling hills of Tuscany, just outside Volterra. The area is part of the ‘Calanchi di Voterra’ nature reserve and it is know for the stunning natural beauty. Wonderful property with three bedrooms and two bathrooms which forms part of a fully restored estate in a special location. The property comes with use of the swimming pool and use of the extensive estate, including a small lake. The estate is reached on a gated, private driveway to three private parking places. Just 4.5 kms from Volterra, the final approach of 1.5 km is on a well-maintained unpaved road (‘strada bianca’). Built and restored in 2010, with just 11 units in total, this small, upscale development offers a perfect home away from home. The materials and workmanship are of high quality and the property is presented in immaculate condition. The accommodation is all on one level and forms the entire ground floor. The house is entered into a large, light and airy living room with heavy wooden beams, terracotta floors and a wood burning stove. Through a Tuscan brick arch into a very well-equipped modern kitchen with a table and chairs, with double doors which lead out to a covered terrace, perfect for ‘al fresco’ dining. Also a hand utility room. There are three spacious bedrooms. The master bedroom has double doors out to the garden and has bathroom with shower. Another double bedroom also has doors out the garden and another bathroom with shower, plus one more double bedroom. Good storage cupboard. All services connected and there is central heating. There is a lovely area of private garden (500 sqm) with stunning outlook. The villa also has the benefit of the condominium grounds and the use of the swimming pool (16m x 8m). The condominium charge is of the order of €2,000 per year, and most owners easily cover this charge with rental income. Volterra is an enchanting walled hilltop town with Etruscan roots (4-6 centuries BC) and later, much Roman influence. The town’s narrow medieval streets and its central piazza will make you fall in love. You’ll appreciate the beauty of the 13th century Palazzo dei Priori which sits tall over the piazza, as well as the Palazzo Pretorio across the square. The August ‘Volterra AD 1398’ festival, held on the middle weekends in August, is a highlight. During these weekends, Volterra as it was in the late 14th century, is recreated with shows, events, markets, workshops, music and juggling. The town is located in the Valdera region of Central Tuscany between Pisa and Florence where this colourful landscape of rolling hills dotted with medieval villages, castles and lanes flanked with tall dark green cypress trees, epitomises the Tuscan landscape. Meandering through the countryside of Valdera you feel the vestiges of the mysterious Etruscan civilization. In Lajatico the famous tenor, Andrea Boccelli, has created the ‘Teatro di Silenzio’ where natural landscape creates a breathtaking setting for an open air music and opera festival attracting top musicians from all over the world for special performances. 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) nearby include Volterra, San Gimignano, Palaia and Florence all of which offer wonderful history, art and architecture. Distances: Volterra 5 km, Lajatico 20 km, San Gimigniano 25 km, Casciana Terme 30 km, Pontedera (trains, supermarkets) 40 km, Cecina (beaches) 45 km, Pisa (airport) 60 km, Siena 60 km, Florence 80 km.
(please note, this may not be the properties exact location due to security reasons)