This beautiful San Gimignano Tuscany vineyard and estate for sale offers an ideal opportunity for both home and income.
It is just outside the wonderful Tuscan Borgo of San Gimignano, famous for its towers, on a gentle hill and surrounded by its own land which makes it an oasis of tranquillity.
San Gimignano rises on a hill (334m high) dominating the “Val d’Elsa” with its towers. Its origins date back to the Hellenistic period (200-300 BC) when it was the seat of a small Etruscan village. It was, however, only in the 10th century that it began its life as a town taking its name from the Holy Bishop of Modena, St. Gimignano who saved the village from the barbarian hordes.
The property is composed of a main farmhouse dating back to 1790 plus a small dependance, a cellar and a two storey barn.
The main farmhouse, typically painted with the original terracotta colour, has a beautiful façade with arches framing glazed windows.
The central door, used as main entrance, opens just in front of the typical central staircase leading to the first floor. On its right we find the spacious habitable kitchen with two windows; from here going down for five steps we find a large living-room made very bright by a window and a glazed door which gives access to outside. This room has then access to a closet and to a lavatory and wash hand basin.
On the left hand side of the staircase there is a very spacious lounge with old stone fireplace and two windows. On the wall there are two openings leading to a large dining room with two beautiful glazed doors giving access to outside.
All the floors are paved with beautiful old terracotta, while the ceilings are with barrel vaults and cross vaults as well as exposed terracotta bricks.
The old stone staircase leads, with its 14 steps, to the first floor where there is a central corridor giving access to the four double bedrooms and their en-suite bath/ shower rooms.
The small dependance of 47 square metres is placed in front of the main farmhouse, but still enjoys excellent privacy. It is composed of a living-room; kitchen and bedroom with en suite bathroom.
The 7 x 14 metre swimming pool, situated on a privileged and panoramic position, is set a few steps away from the houses and has a maximum dept of 2 meters.
The fully equipped and perfectly working “Cantina” measures 100 square meters (including the nearby canopy)
The two storey stone hay barn is ideal to create further living space and has a total surface of 100 square meters.
The ground floor is currently used as storage and the first floor can be used to create an office or other rooms for agricultural use.
The renovation of the house was undertaken with the utmost respect for the tradition of the typical Tuscan style farmhouses, using recovery materials and ancient techniques of construction (using lime and earth).
The whole property is surrounded by 13.9 hectares with 5 hectares of vineyard (1.4 of Cabernet Sauvignon, 1.6 of Merlot, 0.6 of Vernaccia di San Gimignano and 1.1 of Sangiovese), 1.5 hectares of olive grove and 6.5 hectares of woodland.
The rental business has been running for 15 years and can depend on a list of regular and affectionate guests, but could be sold also as a private home for lovers of the heart of Tuscany, who are looking for peace and quiet and complete relaxation.
This Tusacny vineyard and estate offers a profitable investment as the excellent wines and olive oil are sold in the area as well as abroad. Should the prospective buyer not wish to farm the land, it can be rented on a yearly contract.
TYPE Farm Estate composed of a main farmhouse dating back to 1700, a guest apartment, two annexes and surrounding land with vineyard and olive grove. Currently running also as a rental business.
CONDITION Completely restored
LOCATION Panoramic hilly position just outside San Gimignano
MUNICIPALITY San Gimignano
SIZE 675 in total (400 square meters+ 275 square meters of annexes)
FEATURES Old stone constructed, barrel vaults and cross vaults, old stone fireplace, exposed stone, arches, ceilings in wooden beams and terracotta tiles old stone steps, vineyard with excellent wine production, olive grove.
LAND 13.9 hectares with 5 hectares of vineyard (1.4 of Cabernet Sauvignon, 1.6 of Merlot, 0.6 of Vernaccia di San Gimignano and 1.1 of Sangiovese), 1.5 hectares of olive grove and 6.5 hectares of woodland .
ANNEX A small annex (47 sqm) placed just in front of the main farmhouse plus a fully working cantina (100 sqm including an adjacent canopy of 30mq); the hay barn, to be reconstructed on two floors of 50 sqm each
ACCESS Asphalted road and, then, the last 800 meters of white road in very good conditions
POOL Yes, 7 x 14 x 2 meters of maximum depth
ELECTRICITY Yes, already connected
WATER Yes, mains water.
GAS Yes, LPG gas tank
HEATING Yes, radiators + air conditioning system in the bedrooms.
TELEPHONE Yes. + ADSL
San Gimignano (3,5 km; 5’); Colle Val D’Elsa (17 Km; 25’); Castellina in Chianti (28 km; 40’); Volterra (29km; 30’); Siena (43 Km;55’); Firenze (60 Km;1h 15’); Pisa (79km; 1h 20’); Montalcino (87km; 1h 28’); Pienza (100km; 1h 36’); Montepulciano (111km; 1h 38’); Arezzo (119km; 1h 28’); Cortona (117km; 1 h 36’); Perugia (154km; 1h 58’); Orvieto (170km; 2h); Assisi (174km; 2h 15’); Todi (195km; 2h 24’); Gubbio (197km; 2h 33’); Roma (280 Km; 3 h 25’); Milano (353 Km; 3 h 45’).
Firenze Peretola (64km; 58); Pisa G.Galilei (75 Km; 1h 20’); Bologna(155 km; 1h 55’); Perugia Sant’Egidio (161km; 2h); Forlì( 233 Km, 2h 35’); Roma Ciampino (292km; 3 h 2’); Roma Fiumicino (310km; 3 h 11’).