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Polo Retreat - Classic Tuscan Country House

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Price: € 980.000

Features and Amenities:

  • Location: Tuscan Countryside, Arezzo
  • Typology: Villa, Bed and Breakfast, Country House
  • Size: 613 m2 - 6,599 ft2 (Main Home: 373 m2 - 4,015 ft2, Guest House: 133 m2 - 1,432 ft2, Stables & Barn: 107 m2 - 1,152 ft2)
  • Land: about 5 ha - 12.4 ac
  • Bedrooms: 3 - 4
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Number of buildings: 3
  • Garden: Yes
  • Pool: Yes, 9.5 m x 4.5 m
  • Parking: Yes
  • Private access road: Yes

Distances:

  • Cities:
  • Siena 30 km
  • Arezzo 35 km
  • Firenze 70 km 

  • Beaches and Lakes:
  • Marina di Grosseto 115 km
  • Castiglione della Pescaia 120 km 
  • Viareggio 170 km 
  • Livorno 160 km

  • Sport Facilities:
  • Polo Club – Villa a Sesta 3 km

  • Airports:
  • Firenze Airport 85 km
  • Pisa Airport 145 km

  • Highways:
  • E78 Grosseto-Fano

Tuscan Countryside, Arezzo

Description in Detail

Polo Retreat is an extraordinary, interesting property located between the 2 historic cities of Siena and Arezzo. This charming and quaint property is split into 3 buildings, the main house, the annex, and the stables. This property is made completely unique by its functioning stables, and its proximity to a famous Polo Club, making it an unmatchable property for a polo lover. Combined with its proximity to 2 beautiful Tuscan cities, it is in the perfect location for one to begin a new and exciting lifestyle.

The house itself covers roughly 373 m2, on a property of roughly 5 hectares. There is a large garden with a rustic old well, as well as beautiful panoramic views over typical rolling Tuscan hills. The building dates back to the 17th century, but a full restoration in 1984 means that it is in good shape. The restoration was made well while still keeping the typical Tuscan details like exposed brick arches, wooden beam ceilings, and a classic stone exterior.

The Main House is comfortable and homely. It is made up of 2 stories, with 2 bedrooms on the top floor. On this floor you’ll also find a large indoor living area with a fireplace, and an outdoor loggia where one can relax with a view, to match. There is also a bathroom with a bathtub as well as a large kitchen. On the ground floor, there is similarly a large living area and kitchen, as well as a bathroom with a shower, a pantry, and a laundry room.

The renovated barn currently serves as a guesthouse for the current owners and is both spacious and habitable. There is a large dining room with a fireplace, a kitchen, a spacious living room, a large bedroom with an ensuite bathroom, and a terrace with a panoramic view of the countryside Pratomagno mountains. There is plenty of room for storage. The guest house is currently rented out during the tourist season.

Including house which is only 1 hectare, the property spans over 5 hectares with land being divided between forest and arable land – there is a walnut grove on the property. there is also a small lemon house on the property

The garden is fenced and easy to maintain, with a small tool shed and a large swimming pool – a perfect way to relax after a day of polo.

The unique aspect of this property is, without doubt, the stables, which set this house in a different league. The stables, still in use are in one building with 6 stalls. They are located right next to the house. Combined with the fact that this property is only a 5-minute drive from the closest polo club, makes it totally unique and very good value. Although this property feels very private, there is quick and easy access to the polo club, meaning it is both easy for one to relax in privacy, and also to play the game they love. The stable and its location makes this property interesting for horse lovers, however, the stable could also be renovated into another residential home. 

Land Registry Details

The property is in compliance with all necessary permits and registered to private individuals, in the case of purchase the registration tax fee will be applied.

Utilities and Services

Good condition, the property was renovated in 1983, there is some updating work that could be easily done. 

  • Water: Artesian well
  • Heating: LPG gas with independent boilers in the two houses & a pellet boiler in the main house

Potential Uses

The current owners are a very sweet couple who have lived there for over 35 years.

The house is perfect as a primary home since the schools are about 15 minutes away by car. It would also be a good choice as a vacation/secondary home, the barn is currently rented out for short periods and produces a good income.

The house is a perfect home for Polo lovers.

Location

  • City: Pietraviva
  • Province: Arezzo

The property is located in a very interesting location, just a few minutes from Bucine, a small town bordering the province of Siena and a few kilometers from Castelnuovo Berardenga, in the province of Siena and part of the Chianti Classico. The largest and closest city is Montevarchi which is about 15 minutes away and where you can find supermarkets, shops with high-quality products, schools, and the entrance to the A1 motorway. The entrance to the Florence-Siena highway is also about 15 minutes away.

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