Splendid farmhouse with swimming pool for sale in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, in a panoramic location near the characteristic small medieval town San Miniato.
This luxury property for sale in Tuscany is the end result of thorough renovations for a military fort from 786 A.D., carried out in 2013.
The farmhouse is currently a hospitality facility with four independent apartments. It is a renovated, century-old castle build in a strategic location and target of several battles between the town of San Miniato and the city of Pisa in the 14th century. Afterwards, it became a large farm owned by the Grifoni family, and it was transferred to the Florentine Pazzi family, who turned it into a farmhouse. There are still signs from the Pazzi family, such as capitals signed with the name of this noble Florentine family.
Consistent with Tuscan rustic style, each apartment in this villa has been renovated with high-quality materials, such as handmade Impruneta terracotta tiles for the flooring; classy, artisanal wooden furniture; and ceilings with expertly renovated wooden beams from the 19th century.
Inside, the entrance from the garden leads into a hall, with the villa’s crest hand painted on the floor. To its left, the hall leads to the first apartment, consisting of a wide living room with a dining room and kitchen with handcrafted Carrara marble and functioning fireplace. A hall separates the living area from the sleeping area, which consists of two double bedrooms and a bathroom with shower.
The second apartment is also on the ground floor. It as an independent access and courtyard, a wide living room with functioning fireplace, a kitchen, three double bedrooms, and three spacious bathrooms.
The third apartment is on villa’s first floor and consists of a spacious living room with fireplace, a dining room with a kitchen, and two double bedrooms, both with en-suite bathrooms.
The fourth apartment is also on this floor. It is arranged over two floors and consists of a spacious dining room with a kitchen and a fireplace, a wide and well-lit living room, a bathroom, and two double bedrooms with private bathroom. A stone staircase leads to the second floor, with sloped ceiling, consisting of a wide living area with two bathrooms, and which can have any function the owner desires.
Back on the ground floor, a staircase leads to the basement, which houses a professional kitchen, wide hall used to host seminars and ceremonies, three rooms with visible vaulted ceilings, and a reception room with minibar and a door to the outside.
Lastly, this property has a wide parking area, a large garden, 32 hectares of land partly planted with olives and partly wooded, a fantastic swimming pool in a panoramic spot with views over San Miniato, and an additional building of about 600 sq. m. to be completely renovated. Show more Show less
This prestigious farmhouse for sale in the hills of Pisa is only 4 km from the historic center of San Miniato, a famous small Tuscan town on a hill halfway between Pisa and Florence and important economic and cultural center for this area. It boasts broad production of high-quality materials and products such as cotton, white truffe, wine, and oil. The sea off Livorno is reachable with a fifty-minute drive and is 48 km from the property.
The "Colline Pisane" (Pisan Hills) is a small but wonderful area of Tuscany not far from the Tyrrhenian Sea and surrounded with pristine peaceful nature. They span from Pontedera to Volterra, creating a softly hilly landscape whose morphology is intact. The hills of Pisa border the hills of Livorno to the east and those of Florence to the west.
Among gentle plains, hills covered in secular woods and lush vineyards, you can see the belltowers of fascinating villages, and enchanting landscapes worth a visit, vestiges of ancient times and where you can find culinary delights.
These charming medieval villages characterized by ancient castles and stately villas are as fascinating as centuries ago. The remote churches with their treasures make for quality tourism.
Those who love the quiet will enjoy strolling through nature in harmony with the environment. The short distances and slight slopes will make you want to walk instead of driving. It is an ideal location for bike or horseback riding.