Il Rifugio del Viandante - Unspoilt portion of Villa in the nearby of Florence
Features and Amenities:
- Location: Florence, Tuscan Countryside
- Typology: Villa, Apartment
- Condition: Good condition
- Size: 420 mq - 4521 sqft
- Land: 1000 mq - 10764.26 sqft
- Bedrooms: 6
- Bathrooms: 8
- Number of buildings: 1
- Garden: Yes 1000 mq - 10764.26 SqFt
- Pool: No
- Olive Grove: 10 olive trees
- Parking: Yes, 6 spot parking lot
- Extra features: Portion of Villa with Original feautures and unique view
Description in Detail
OUR EXCLUSIVE! Located just a short distance from the main services and the city center, Il Rifugio del Viandante is an unusual and charming portion of a Villa with a romantic and antique feeling that makes it a special corner in the countryside nearby Florence.
Access to the house is via a private road. Its origins date back to the 10th-11th centuries.
The Refuge occupies the front part of the structure, so it enjoys privacy and a beautiful view over the Florence Charterhouse (called ‘La Certosa’) and the surrounding hills.
The property measures approx. 400 sqm (4305 sqft). It has been currently divided and used as 3 independent units. The current owner had been using part of the house for tourism purposes during the past years.
From the courtyard, there is a pleasant view, especially at sunset, which makes it an ideal place for outdoor dining on warm weather days.
The house has an internal uncommon layout that makes it unique and very interesting. The main unit develops on the second and first floor and could be further divided if wished. The second floor features a beautiful and cozy 50 sqm (538 sqft) living room with an open space kitchen brighten up by large wooden windows, a pantry room, and a study/bedroom. The First floor includes a master bedroom with a fireplace and en suite bathroom, two double bedrooms, two bathrooms, a small kitchen, and a laundry area.
On the ground floor, accessible both directly from the outside yard and internally from the main entrance hall, we have two apartments.
The left-side apartment of about 40 sqm (430 sqft) consists of a living room with kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom; while, the apartment on the right-side of about 90 sqm (968 sqft) includes a living room with kitchen, a tavern with an original stone wall which is the foundation of the house and which would be ideal as a wine cellar, two bathrooms, a living room, and a bedroom, both with direct access to the yard.
The property is in good condition. The house has kept some original elements such as terracotta floors, some stone walls, wooden beamed ceilings, interesting elements and details in pietra serena.
The garden, accessed by stairs, is rich in fruit trees and olive trees and is also particularly suitable to make a small vegetable garden for personal use. Part of the garden is used for parking.
Given its proximity to the city, this property would be the ideal solution for those looking for a primary residence in a quiet but not isolated area. It would be ideal for example for families with kids attending international schools or professionals working in the city. It would lend itself well also to be turned into a boutique Hotel or B&B, as it was originally conceived.
Current State and Condition
The property is in good condition.
During the renovation, the owners preserved and enhanced the original features of the house, like terracotta floors, wooden beamed ceilings, some original stone walls, elements and details in pietra serena.
Utilities and Services
The water supply is granted by a 15.000 liters tank connected to a condominium well. The area is rich in water.
A/C in some of the rooms.
- Water: Well
- Heating: Fan-coils, LPG, Wood
- Air conditioning: Yes, on first and second floor
The property would be an ideal primary residence for example for families with kids attending international schools or for professionals working in the city. It would lend itself well also to be turned into a boutique Hotel or B&B, as it was originally conceived.
- City: FIrenze
- Province: Florence
The property is part of an historical structure, dating back to the 10th-11th century, and with a unique view over the Florence Charterhouse.
The main services and the city center are at just a few minutes’ drive.