7 Bedroom Farmhouse – £852000 GBP
Fantastic opportunity to purchase this large farmhouse style property of 240 sqm together with its three outbuildings all of which have been renovated to an exceptionally high standard.
The property is situated within its own grounds of 3.5 hectares on which you will find a number of fruit and olive trees together with the swimming pool and a number of outside dining and relaxing areas.
All four of the properties retain many of their original characteristics including cotto floors, wooden beamed ceilings and original fireplaces.
The property has been operated successfully over the last 15 years as a holiday letting complex but would also make an excellent family home with additional guest accommodation.
It is not often that a property of this type and quality comes on to the market and we would highly recommend viewing. This is an ideal place to relax in the Tuscan hills or to be used as a base for exploring the various sights of Tuscany.
The property is ideally situated for visits to Lucca, Pisa and Florence.
There is also a restaurant within easy walking distance of the property.
Energy certificate Classification D
Main Farm House –
Farmhouse (240 square metres)
Originally built in 1743, this substantial farmhouse was completely restored in 2004. Previous to this, the house had no floors, doors or windows. As far as possible, the original beams were restored and the restoration work completed with new chestnut beams and handmade terracotta tiles in the traditional manner. A new, handmade wrought iron and chestnut staircase was added. The work was completed with handmade, chestnut windows and doors.
On the ground floor are the kitchen, dining room and utility / shower room. The large dining kitchen has a SMEG cooking range as well as lower kitchen units in dark grey and the upper units in white, complementing the original stone walls. Large wrought iron and glass doors exit to the rear terraces and provide an abundance of light into the kitchen. The dining room has a high ceiling with chestnut beams and terracotta tiles. Atmosphere is created by the original stone walls and a large rock that is part of the foundation of the house. The large utility room has a shower, WC and bidet, with plenty of room for washing and drying machines.
A sweeping iron and chestnut staircase leads to the first floor, which at present is arranged as a suite of three sitting rooms, providing a wonderful entertaining space. Each of the rooms has ceilings of chestnut beams and terracotta tiles, as well as original shelving alcoves built into the wall. The Sitting Room has a large, working fireplace and double doors leading to the marble paved courtyard. The Summer Room, open to the staircase, has double aspect views across the valley, making it light and airy in the summer. The Winter Room has another large fireplace and an iron wood burning stove. A door leads from this room onto a small, raised terrace that gives wonderful views across the valley.
The staircase continues to the second floor, which at present is arranged as two bedrooms and a large bathroom. The Master Bedroom is very large, with double aspect windows and a mass of original beams. The Guest Bedroom also has double aspect windows and original beams.
The large Bathroom has been designed to the highest standards. It is tiled in travertine stone and has a large shower, well over two metres high. There is also a, “Slipper” bath with claw feet, which sits at an angle to the window, allowing a wonderful view up the valley whilst bathing. There is also a WC and bidet from Pozzi Ginori, in white china.
Beneath the farmhouse is a small laundry room for use by guests in the three cottages. This has separate, independent access from the farmhouse.
Cottage A –
Cottage A (90 square metres)
This is situated across the marble courtyard from the main farmhouse. It is named after the massive boulder built into the kitchen that forms the foundation of the house.On the ground floor, this traditional two-storey farmhouse has a large eat-in kitchen with a boulder built in it that forms the foundation of the house. The cupboards are made of chestnut wood and marble worktops. The ceiling is original with chestnut beams and terracotta tiles. There is an original, working fireplace in the kitchen. On the ground floor, there is also a double bedroom and a bathroom with a shower, sink, WC and bidet.
Up the wrought iron staircase,on the first floor, you’ll find a two zone, double width sitting room, a double bedroom and a bathroom with a tub. There is currently a sofabed in the first half of the sitting room. This area could easily be made into a third bedroom with the addition of a simple partition wall. There is an open fireplace in the sitting room, which is dreamlike in the autumn and winter. The house overlooks the valley and has two private, outside terraces.
Cottage B –
Cottage B (60 square metres)
Formerly the old stable dating from 1743, is a two storey cottage. On the ground floor, it has a pretty sitting room with a wood burning stove and a kitchen. On the first floor there is one double bedroom and a bathroom with shower. The private, outside terrace has extensive views over the valley. The cottage is about fifty metres from the other houses and overlooks – but isn’t overlooked by – the swimming pool.
Cottage C –
Cottage C (60 square metres)
This is the second of the smaller two storey cottages. It was originally the old bake-house and still has the original, full size pizza oven in the sitting room. It’s sitting room and kitchen are on the top floor and a double bedroom and a shower room on the ground floor. The bedroom has double doors onto the private outside terrace which will allow you to enjoy extensive views over the valley from your bed. The house is shaded by a large, productive fig tree.
Swimming Pool –
The pool measures 8 metres by 4 metres and seems to hang above the trees, giving wonderful views across the valley. The whole area was remodelled in 2004, with the addition of a brick path with stone steps, a large brick patio area and a wooden deck suspended over the valley.
All the buildings in the property are connected to mains water, which is metered and mains electricity. There are two gas tanks, one of 1,500 litres and the other of 1,000 litres. These are filled twice a year by tanker. All of the buildings have full independent gas central heating.
The main farmhouse is heated by a new euro 10,000 Thermorossi furnace, which burns wood. It is far more economical to heat such a large house in this way although the system can be switched to gas if necessary. Each of the houses has a new gas combination boiler. There is an annual service contract with local, registered technician to maintain these.
Pescaglia is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Lucca in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 70 kilometres (43 mi) northwest of Florence and about 15 kilometres (9 mi) northwest of Lucca.
Travel within the territory is by road. Each of the three valleys, the Pedogna, the Freddana and the Turrite are served by main roads along the bottom the valley that link to the SS12 which runs from Lucca to Modena. In recent years the improvements to key roads joining the valleys has greatly improved communication across the valleys.
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