Luxury villa and outbuildings currently used as a  boutique hotel (13 bedrooms in total) set in the timeless Tuscan countryside landscape of the Chianti hills. Restaurant, land, gardens, pool, olive grove. Lovely home and income property.

Chianti Hills Tuscany – Boutique hotel – villa, guesthouse, theatre, restaurant, land, gardens, pool, olive grove

On the Chianti hills, near Certaldo and Barberino Val d’Elsa, is this hamlet with a large restored country villa with a guesthouse, theatre and pool for sale. The buildings (over 800 sq m) have been finely restored and converted into a charming boutique hotel with 13 bedrooms. The 11.7 hectares of land surrounding the property include a park with a swimming pool and a 4.4-ha olive grove.
The closest amenities are in the nearby town (2km; 5’) and are easily reached via a short unpaved road which is in good condition. The central location in the heart of Tuscany also makes it easy to reach most of the region’s town and city landmarks such as San Casciano in Val di Pesa, Colle di Val d’Elsa, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, Florence, Siena, Cortona…in around an hour.

The villa has a surface area of 538 sqm – 5,789 sqft with 7 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms and is a two-story historic building that houses the restaurant of the hospitality business and the accommodation on the upper floors. The ground floor houses the guest entrance, two offices and a hallway leading to the restaurant, consisting of five dining rooms, a large professional kitchen with a pantry, and a guest bathroom.
On the second floor, accessed by two exterior staircases, is the owners’ living quarters. One wing contains a large dining room with an open kitchen, a small living room and two bedrooms with private bathrooms. On the opposite side, reached via a central corridor, are a living room and five bedrooms with private bathrooms. The building could easily be reorganized, if wanted, for accommodation purposes.
The building has been renovated with great care and paying attention to biocompatibility: the walls are all treated with lime, and the original nineteenth-century plasters were also brought back to life in the rooms where they were still present.
Energy-wise with an eye to the environment and lower costs, the property has two photovoltaic systems (total 19.68 kW) installed on the roofs of the residential buildings.

The guesthouse has a surface area of 132 sqm – 1,420 sqft with 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms and is a two-story building divided into four guest bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. The two rooms on the ground floor have direct access from outside, while a hallway serves the two on the upper floor with a staircase.

In front of the villa is the theatre with a surface area of 115 sqm – 1,237 sqft with 2 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms consisting of a large event/conference room with bathroom and accessory room. Then, on the long side of the building, are two guest suites (60 sqm in total), each consisting of a sitting room, bedroom and bathroom.

In a small detached building are the technical rooms (49 sqm – 527 sqft) that house the various services of the facility (water, electrical and heating systems).

The property covers, in its entirety, about 11.7 hectares (28.9 acres) of land. Around the farmhouse stretches the wooded park (about 9,900 sqm) dotted with flowers, fruit trees and aromatic plants typical of the Tuscan countryside. Between the buildings is also a paved courtyard with space for private events and ceremonies. A short distance from the buildings, about 60 m, is a 12 x 6 m swimming pool with a stone-paved sunbathing area and shade canopy, also ideal for aperitifs and poolside dinners.

On the north side of the property is a large olive grove (4.4 ha) that produces an excellent extra virgin olive oil that can be served to guests in the restaurant or sold.
The rest of the property is covered to varying degrees by arable land (4.1 ha) and mixed woodland (2.3 ha) which gives both privacy and provides a pleasant shady space for the summer.

  • TYPE: Boutique hotel – villa, guesthouse, theatre, restaurant, land, gardens, pool, olive grove
  • CONDITION Restored
  • LOCATION: Hilly, panoramic
  • ACCESS: Unpaved road (2 km)
  • MUNICIPALITY: Certaldo
  • PROVINCE: Florence
  • REGION: Tuscany
  • INTERIORS: 834 square metres (8,973 square feet)
  • BEDROOMS: 13
  • ANNEXES: Guesthouse, theatre
  • MAIN FEATURES: Stone walls, original terracotta and wood floors, wooden beams, original fireplaces, plastered walls, theatre, guesthouse, paved courtyard, park, swimming pool, olive grove, photovoltaic system
  • TOTAL LAND: 11.7 hectares (28.9 acres)
  • GARDEN: Yes, well-maintained
  • SWIMMING POOL: 12 × 6 m
  • ELECTRICITY: Already connected
  • WATER SUPPLY: Private well
  • TELEPHONE: Already connected
  • ADSL: Yes
  • GAS: LPG
  • HEATING SYSTEM: Radiators + air conditioning
  • CLOSEST CITIES AND TOWNS Closest amenities (2km; 5’), Poggibonsi (11km; 20’), Certaldo (17km; 25’), San Casciano in Val di Pesa (17km; 30’), Colle di Val d’Elsa (18km; 25’), Castellina in Chianti (20km; 35’), San Gimignano (22km; 35’), Monteriggioni (27km; 30’), Casole d’Elsa (34km; 40’), Florence (41km; 55’), Gaiole in Chianti (41km; 1h 5’), Siena (42km; 45’), Volterra (45km; 1h), Arezzo (100km; 1h 25’), Cortona (112km; 1h 30’), Rome (271km; 3h 10’)
  • CLOSEST AIRPORTS Firenze A. Vespucci (48km; 50’), Pisa G. Galilei (89km; 1h 20’), Grosseto C. Baccarini (112km; 1h 30’), Bologna G. Marconi (130km; 1h 35’), Perugia San Francesco (156km; 2h), Roma Ciampino (284km; 3h 5’), Roma Fiumicino (298km; 3h 10’)

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Certaldo is a charming medieval town located in the Tuscany region of Italy. It is situated on a hilltop, surrounded by the picturesque Tuscan countryside. Here are some key features and characteristics of Certaldo:

1. **Geography:** Certaldo is located in the Valdelsa region of Tuscany, approximately 35 kilometres southwest of Florence. The town is divided into two main parts: Certaldo Alto (the historic upper town) and Certaldo Basso (the more modern lower town).

2. **Certaldo Alto:** The historic centre of Certaldo is Certaldo Alto, perched on a hill and surrounded by well-preserved medieval walls. The narrow cobblestone streets, medieval buildings, and charming squares create a timeless atmosphere. The historic centre is accessible by a funicular railway, which adds to the unique experience of reaching the upper town.

3. **Palazzo Pretorio:** This medieval palace is a prominent landmark in Certaldo Alto. It houses a museum that displays works of art, including frescoes and sculptures, providing insights into the town’s history.

4. **Boccaccio’s House:** Certaldo is famously associated with the Italian writer Giovanni Boccaccio, a renowned poet and author of the 14th century. Boccaccio’s house, where he lived and wrote, is in Certaldo Alto. Today, it serves as a museum dedicated to the writer.

5. **Events and Festivals:** Certaldo hosts various events and festivals throughout the year. One of the most famous is the Mercantia Festival, an international street performance and art festival that attracts artists and visitors from around the world.

6. **Certaldo Basso:** The lower part of Certaldo, Certaldo Basso, is the more modern and residential area. It is connected to Certaldo Alto by the funicular, making it easy for visitors to explore both parts of the town.

7. **Vernaccia Wine:** Certaldo is part of the Chianti wine-producing region, and the local vineyards produce Vernaccia wine. Visitors can explore the wine culture of the area by visiting local wineries and tasting the renowned Vernaccia.

8. **Scenic Views:** Certaldo offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding Tuscan landscape. The rolling hills, vineyards, and olive groves contribute to the picturesque setting of the town.

With its rich history, cultural heritage, and connection to Boccaccio, Certaldo provides visitors with a delightful and authentic Tuscan experience. Whether exploring the medieval streets of Certaldo Alto or enjoying the scenic beauty of the countryside, the town offers a tranquil and captivating escape.