Country house for sale in Chianti Tuscany
Exclusive house for sale in Tuscany
This luxury home in Tuscany sits in a very private location offering magnificent views of the Chianti Hills and the Valdarno Valley between Florence, Siena and Arezzo. The Italian country house was built in the 1700's by Duke Velluti Zati of San Clemente – whose residence next door now belongs to British rockstar Sting.
The spacious villa, built in Leopoldina style, demonstrates quality and grandeur with its well-proportioned rooms, 27 large windows, each with a unique picture perfect view of the surrounding Tuscan landscape, and vaulted and beamed ceilings. The main house features a tower, an arched loggia, four fireplaces, genuine handmade terracotta floors, marble and frescoed bathrooms and a patio. The adjacent stone barn contains a charming one bedroom guest apartment with a fireplace and a panoramic terrace, the limonaia (a conservatory for lemon trees), and an additional two room apartment.
The property also includes a stable for six horses in masonry, salt water swimming pool 15 x 7 meters (49x23 ft), 220 olive trees producing excellent laudemio-quality olive oil and a private park with roses, irises, lavender, rosemary, oak trees, fruit trees, mulberry trees, grape vines and an extensive lawn.
The entire property of approx 3 hectares/7 acres is enclosed and protected by a 'riserva di caccia' which prohibits hunting by outsiders. The immediate surrounding views are of olive groves, a sunflower field, a cherry grove, a few other villas and a country church.
Florence city centre is a 20 minutes train journey from the nearby town of Figline Valdarno, 5 km away and there is an 18 hole golf course 30 minutes from the estate.