Unique Tuscan property – medieval watchtower which has been imaginatively restored, fusing the old with the new, to create a stunning luxury villa property. VERY WELL PRICED.
Unique Tuscan property – medieval watchtower villa with pool and land
The watchtower dates back to the 10th century (first official record of it is 1124 AD but the tower is certainly older) but it was recently restored giving it an ultra-modern look on the inside.
On the outside, the structure of the tower has not been altered, however on the front a huge glass window has been added to the façade, granting a wonderful view from the inside of the tower and compensating the small original windows having just a defensive purpose.
On the inside, the restoration preserved the original stone walls of the building, mixing them with plastered walls. The floors are covered in high quality parquet on both floors, with wooden beam sustaining the second floor. The roof, housing the panoramic terrace, is held by a beautiful wooden truss.
The entrance to the building is granted by a unique metal bridge, and inside the passage between ground floor, first floor and roof is allowed by a modern metal staircase.
The watchtower (180 sqm – 1,937 sqft) is split into two floors. The ground floor is accessed through a metal bridge on the outside. Here we find a dining room with a modern kitchen, a living room with two single beds and an en-suite bathroom and finally a second detached room.
Via a metal staircase we get access to the first floor. Here we can find another living area with beds and fireplace, a detached kitchen, a bathroom and the access to the rooftop terrace.
The tower is surrounded by 7.5 hectares of land, mainly woodland. The property has a nice garden, obtained by terracing the otherwise too steep land. The tower has a unique pool, filled by the water emerging from the natural spring.
The outside area next to the tower has a BBQ area and wood oven with a covered pergola particularly suitable for al fresco dining with friends.
The rooftop of the tower is a wonderful panoramic terrace accessed from the inside and allowing a 360° view over the surrounding countryside.
Easily accessed via a well-maintained unpaved road from the small village nearby (800 m) where all the services are available, this unique Tuscan property offers quick and easy access to several medieval towns of Tuscany: the peculiar Poppi (12km; 20’), the birthplace of Michelangelo Buonarroti (38km; 1h), the city of the battle Anghiari (48km; 55’), the Renaissance Florence (61km; 1h 25’) and the beautiful Siena (105km; 1h 45’).
The Franciscan sanctuary of La Verna (28km; 45’) is easily and quickly reached.
Airports include Firenze Peretola (86km; 1h 30’), Perugia Sant’Egidio (121km; 1h 45’), Pisa Galilei (147km; 2h 15’), Bologna Marconi (176km; 2h 20’), Roma Ciampino (263km; 2h 50’) and Roma Fiumicino (278km; 3h).
TYPE Unique Tuscan property. 10th century medieval watch tower now a stunning villa
CONDITION Fully restored
LOCATION Hillside, panoramic
SIZE 180 sqm (1,937 sqft)
FEATURES Historical building, wooden beams, parquet floors, wooden truss, stone walls, natural spring, swimming pool, land, luxury finishes, terrace, car park, BBQ, pergola
LAND 7.5 ha (garden, woodland)
ACCESS Unpaved road
POOL Yes, with naural spring
ELECTRICITY Already connected
WATER Mains water and natural springs
HEATING Air conditioning, solar panel, fireplace, pellet stove
TELEPHONE Already connected + ADSL
Village with services (800m; 5’), Bibbiena (6km; 10’), Poppi (12km; 20’), La Verna (28km; 45’), Arezzo (35km; 40’), Caprese Michelangelo (38km; 1h), Anghiari (48km; 55’), Florence (61km; 1h 25’), Siena (105km; 1h 45’)
Firenze Peretola (86km; 1h 30’), Perugia Sant’Egidio (121km; 1h 45’), Pisa Galilei (147km; 2h 15’), Bologna Marconi (176km; 2h 20’), Roma Ciampino (263km; 2h 50’), Roma Fiumicino (278km; 3h)