Villa Ancient Monastery - Historical Farmhouse for sale in the nearby of FlorenceShow Video
Features and Amenities:
- Location: Florence, Tuscan Countryside
- Typology: Bed and Breakfast
- Condition: Good condition, partially to restore
- Size: 1460 sqmt - 15715.82 sqft
- Land: 14 ha - 34,6 ac
- Bedrooms: 8
- Bathrooms: 9
- Number of buildings: 10
- Garden: Yes
- Pool: Yes, above-ground pool
- Olive Grove: yes, 600 olive trees
- Vineyard: No
- Parking: Yes
- Private access road: White public access road
- Extra features: Ancient Benedictine Monastery, original features, Horse Breading equipment
Description in Detail
Breathe in culture and history from every corner of this property. Villa Antico Monastero is a charming residence that was restored from a historic Benedictine monastery. As it is well known, institutions in the past took great care of their places of prayer, preserving the property’s charm and appeal over many years.
The estate consists of various buildings totaling about 1500sqm, surrounded by 14 hectares of land, mainly olive groves and pastureland, part of which is used for horse stables.
The main part of the property dates back to 1300, has a total surface area of about 470sqm, and is divided into various units that are currently used for agritourism purposes. It has been carefully and intentionally restored by the current owners who have maintained its authenticity by conserving and reviving original elements such as the terracotta floors, the ancient wooden beams and doors, stairs and details in pietra serena, and fireplaces.
The main house is distributed on two levels. On the ground floor: the entrance-living room, a passage room and living room with monumental fireplace, originally the monastery dining room; a service bathroom, a large kitchen with central island which is connected both with the other rooms on the floor and with the outside terrace, which can also be accessed from the living room, and which offers splendid views of the surrounding landscape.
A stone staircase leads to the first floor where we find the sleeping area, consisting of 4 bedrooms, each with their own private bathroom.
Next to the main unit we find a first apartment with independent entrance, currently the owners’ residence, consisting of: living room-kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, and an attic on the upper floor.
Along the left side of the farmhouse there is access to, the cellars which need some renovation, and to the three additional independent apartments, all equipped with living room with kitchenette, one bathroom and one bedroom.
Near the building there are a few other structures that need some renovation work for which a recovery project has already been approved:
– The Pigsty, currently used as a technical room and storage room
– Various warehouses
– La Tettoia, recently renovated and used as a shelter for agricultural tools
– The ancient Romanesque church dating back to 1200, completely to be restored, with a surface area of approximately 300 square meters
Continuing along the road that crosses the land of the property we find the area used as a riding school, equipped with everything necessary for breeding at least 10 horses.
Finally, we have the above-ground swimming pool, with a splendid panoramic view of the surrounding countryside.
Villa Antico Monastero is a property with an authentic flavor; historical, yet unspoiled by the passing years. Located in a private, yet accessible area, only a few minutes from the nearby village. It represents the ideal solution for those who want a change of pace and want to cultivate a dream project including agritourism and a sustainable lifestyle surrounded by nature.
Current State and Condition
The main house, the apartments, the agricultural shed, and the stables have been recently restored and are therefore in good condition.
The cellars, warehouses, and the former church need to be completely restored.
Utilities and Services
The property is provided with a well and with a rainwater tank for the water supply.
LPG System heating.
- Water: Well, Rainwater Tank
- Heating: LPG
- Air conditioning: No
- Solar panels: Yes, for hot water production
The property lends itself well to the continuation and expansion of the agritourism activity, thanks to the possibility of obtaining new spaces from the units to be restored.
It could also be an ideal primary or secondary residence to be combined with or focused exclusively on the development of farming and horse breeding.
- City: Pelago
- Province: Florence
The property is nestled in the hills on the east side of Florence.
The location is still unspoiled and highly panoramic, but at the same time not too isolated and at a short distance from the main facilities and from Florence historical center.