This was once a property consisting of two semi-detached ruined farmhouses abandoned in the 1950s, and was subsequently totally restored over several years by the current owners from the foundations up, with the original river stones used and the two buildings joined so that the accommodation is inter-connecting and set around an enclosed, sheltered courtyard; ideal for entertaining and planted with jasmine, a herb garden and an ornamental travertine pool.
Southwards of the house is an ample travertine terrace with a salt-water infinity pool measuring 15 x 5 mts with stunning views, below which is a large, underground garage.
There is a pond with a panoramic pergola, gorgeous flower beds and below the property on the terraces are around 100 olive trees. There is satellite TV with broadband and Sky, gas central heating which is entirely underfloor as well as several wood-burning stoves.
A parcel of land which has been recently acquired could accommodate a tennis court.
From the front door is an entrance hall with double height ceilings and an open staircase, stone floors, a wood burning stove, cloakroom and storage cupboard. Double glass doors lead to the open plan living, dining and kitchen areas. In the centre of this space is a wood-burning stove and an open fireplace in the sitting area. The floors are travertine throughout this living area and the adjoining study/office. Double arched doors lead from the dining area and kitchen to the courtyard paved with stones from a Florentine convent. First floor: 2 Master bedrooms, both with open plan en suite shower/bathroom areas in travertine. Resin floors. There are large in-built cupboards and each bedroom has a door to the upper loggia overlooking the courtyard and from where an external staircase leads down to the pool. A laundry roomis situated on this level.
ADJOINING GUEST HOUSE
This building which forms one corner of the courtyard comprises 2 bedrooms (one currently a gym and one with door to the rear loggia ), 2 shower rooms and a large living room which has plumbing for a corner kitchen if should this area become totally independent guest accommodation.
The windows are double glazed and there are fans where needed in some of the rooms.
A stunning panoramic, salt-water infinity pool.
One corner of the courtyard housing electrical equipment and gardening tools.
The last property along a white road of approximately 3km, in an exceptional location with Volterra (8km) to the north and surrounded by the rolling hills typical of that area.
Pisa airport 67 km . Florence airport 82 km