La Vedetta del Chianti - Ancient Panoramic Countryhouse for sale in the Heart of the Chianti Classico
Features and Amenities:
- Location: Tuscan Countryside, Chianti
- Typology: Country House, Bed and Breakfast
- Condition: Good, It needs modernisation work
- Size: 450 sqmt - 4843.92 sqft
- Land: 20 ha - 49,42 ac
- Bedrooms: 7
- Bathrooms: 7
- Number of buildings: 2
- Garden: yes
- Pool: yes
- Olive Grove: yes, 2,5 ha - 6,17 ac
- Parking: Yes, covered outside parking lot
- Private access road: 4 Kms White road, the last 500 m are private
- Extra features: Old Watch tower with original stone walls from the XI century
Description in Detail
La Vedetta del Chianti, is a charming farmhouse located in the heart of the Chianti Classico region, halfway between Siena and Florence, surrounded by greenery creating a private yet accessible atmosphere given that it is only a few kilometers from the nearest town.
Originally constructed in the 12th century as a watch tower, the property is located in an extremely eye-catching and private location.
The well-kept garden has a swimming pool, surrounding fruit trees, olive trees, and a beautiful view of the Tuscan hills, giving the feeling of being in a peaceful oasis.
The house, whose historical origins are denoted by the ancient walls that make up its central core, is divided into two apartments, with independent access but internally connected totaling 400 sq meters.
The apartment on the ground floor is about 220 sq. meters. It is currently in the tourist rental circuit for the summer season. The entrance hall leads directly into the living room. On the right, in what was originally a lodge, we find a luminous dining room; going up a few steps to the mezzanine level we find the kitchenette. Proceeding along the central corridor to the right we find two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, one of which has independent access directly from the garden. Continuing along the corridor, we find another two bedrooms with full bathrooms, a double living room with fireplace from which there is access to an additional bathroom and a large storage room, which could be used as a kitchen. Returning through the hallway from the living room, we have an additional entrance that leads to the front of the house and garden.
Exiting, we find a characteristic wood-burning oven with adjacent limonaia on the left and the stairs to access to the second apartment on the right. The apartment on the second floor has an area of about 186 square meters and is the residence of the current owners. The entrance leads to a living room with a large fireplace and quaint study on the far left. Proceeding to the right we find the kitchen. From the hallway we access a spacious living room of about 40 square meters, equipped with a monumental fireplace and large windows that make the space feel very open. Continuing, we find a bedroom with the possibility of adding an en-suite bathroom. There is also a very large bathroom with a bathtub and panoramic view, and a closet room that could be transformed into a third bedroom. In the middle of the corridor, we have the stairs connecting to the apartment on the ground floor. Ascending the stairs, we access the tower which has been used as a second large room. This room has numerous bright windows from which one can have unique glimpses of the surrounding countryside.
At the rear of the house, we find a small annex of about 35 square meters with a veranda consisting of a living-dining room with kitchenette, and a bedroom with a full bathroom.
Finally, there is a ruin that is to be completely restored and could be used as a second dependence.
The property is surrounded by about 20 ha of land, part of which is an olive grove, a small orchard, arable land and mostly forest.
The house, mainly the apartment on the second floor, needs some modernization, however, The Vedetta del Chianti, because of its unique location and context constitutes an excellent opportunity for investment both as a primary and secondary residence and as a tourist- receptive business.
Current State and Condition
The property is in good conditions, it Just needs modernisation works, in particular the first floor apartment.
There is also a 40 sqmt ruin, to be completely rebuilt to the roots, which could be a guesthouse.
Land Registry Details
There are some cadastral deformities, whose solution his in progress
Utilities and Services
- Water: Private well, natural spring, Rainwater storage tanks
- Heating: Pv system for the production of hot water, thermodynamic heating system (-Thermo - fireplace and diesel)
- Air conditioning: No
- Solar panels: Yes, for the production of the hot water
The house could be a main/second residence or as it is divided into two units, it lends itself to the continuation of the tourist rentals business
- City: Greve in Chianti
- Province: Florence
The property is located in the heart of the Chianti countryside, immersed in the greenery but at the same time not isolated.
It is located half-way between Florence and Siena, at few minutes drive from closest village.