Chianti Refuge33

Chianti Refuge – Peaceful Country Residence with Chianti Views

Price €: 1.950.000
Rif. PV32962

Features and Amenities:

  • Location: Chianti Florence
  • City: Firenze
  • Province: Firenze
  • Typology: Bed and Breakfast Country House
  • Size: 675 m2
  • Land: 5,6ha
  • Bedrooms: 10
  • Bathrooms: 10
  • Number of buildings: 1
  • Condition: Good Condition
  • Private access road: Yes
  • Pool: Yes, ecological pool of 7,5m x 4 m with wooden sun deck
  • Garden: Yes
  • Heating: Yes, floor heating
  • Parking: Ample outdoor parking
  • Water: Yes, private well
  • Extra features: Panoramic swimming pool and sun deck, tuscan restoration, 4 fireplaces

Distances:

  • Cities:
  • Firenze – 18 km
  • Greve in Chianti – 19km
  • Panzano – 27km
  • Siena – 70km
  • Livorno- 110km

  • Coast:
  • Livorno 110 km
  • Viareggio 120 km
  • Forte dei Marmi 130 km

  • Airports:
  • Firenze – 38km
  • Pisa – 98km

 

  • Highways:
  • SGC Florence – Pisa – Livorno,
  • A1 Autostrada del Sole

Chianti Florence

Brief Description

Chianti Refuge is a former watchtower of the 1300s located in the middle of the Chianti, just 18 km from Florence and 70 km from Siena. Near Florence and only 2 km from the nearest village, Chianti Refuge combines the tranquility of the Florentine countryside with the comforts and services of the city.

The 675m2 country house is currently divided into 4 independent apartments with a total of 10 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms.  Chianti Refuge is completely renovated with traditional restoration and consolidation techniques to fix and improve the foundation of the house, as well as aesthetic restorations. The finishing is carefully chosen with attention to local techniques and materials. The property comes with 5.6 ha of land most of is medium to tall forest. The garden around the house boasts an untouched natural countryside atmosphere with typical Tuscan vegetation, terraces for eating outdoors and a 7.5 m x 4 m ecological swimming pool with a wooden patio.

Chianti Refuge is a strategic, peaceful and natural refuge. The house is ideal as a main residence or second home in the countryside, with the unification of some apartments. Its current division into four independent apartments is useful for tourist rentals.

Location

Chianti Refuge is located in the middle of the Chianti, just 18 km from Florence and 70 km from Siena. Near Florence and only 2 km from the nearest village.

Florence is known as the cradle of the Renaissance and is home to artistic and architectural masterpieces. Among the most iconic places to visit are Il Duomo di Santa Maria del Fiore, designed by Brunelleschi and Giotto, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria and the Uffizi Gallery, where you can find on exhibition, works of art by Botticelli and Leonardo da Vinci.

The Chianti region is known for some of the most prestigious wines of Tuscany. The Castello di Ama of Lecchi in Chianti, Fontodi Winery in Panzano in Chianti, and Querciabella in Greve in Chianti offer some of the best wines in the area.

Description in Detail

On the old road between Valdarno and Florence, a watchtower of the 1300s gave birth to a charming country house surrounded by greenery. Amplified in the 15th century, Chianti Refuge became the welcoming refuge in the forest that exists today. A very strategic refuge, located in the middle of the Chianti, just 18 km from Florence and 70 km from Siena. From the property, one can see over the green valley and to Florence. Near Florence and only 2 km from the nearest village, Chianti Refuge combines the tranquility of the Florentine countryside with the comforts and services of the city.

The 675m2 country house is currently divided into 4 independent apartments:

Apartment A: 113m2 on 2 levels: living room, kitchen-dining room, utility room/laundry room, 2 spacious bedrooms and 2 bathrooms

Apartment B: 112m2 on 3 floors: private courtyard entrance, living room, dining room, kitchen, utility room/laundry room, 2 spacious bedrooms and 2 bathrooms

Apartment C: 227m2 on 3 floors: Entrance, living room, dining room, kitchen, second living room, utility room/laundry room, 4 spacious bedrooms and 4 bathrooms

Apartment D: 111m2 Ex-Barn: large living room with fireplace, kitchen-dining room, laundry room, 2 spacious bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms

Chianti Refuge is completely renovated with traditional restoration and consolidation techniques to fix and improve the foundation of the house, as well as aesthetic restorations. The finishing is carefully chosen with attention to local techniques and materials. The property has stone walls, ceilings with exposed chestnut wood beams, floors in wood and terracotta tiles from Impruneta, kitchens in Carrara marble and custom-made wooden cabinets, bathrooms with glass mosaics and pink marble, and hand-made iron elements.

The property consists of a piece of agricultural land of approximately 5.6 ha in the area called Chianti Classico. The land is about 2.7 ha of medium to tall forest. The rest consists of fields already prepared to receive various crops. The garden around the house boasts an untouched natural countryside atmosphere with typical Tuscan vegetation such as roses, jasmine, lavender, and rosemary. There are terraces and patios around the house that are furnished for eating and relaxing outdoors. The focal point of the garden is a 7.5 m x 4 m ecological swimming pool with a wooden patio. The pool is elevated with panoramic views that are especially breathtaking in the evening during sunset.

The property is served by underfloor serpentine heating powered by a low-consumption LPG condensing boiler. On each floor, there are thermostats to regulate the temperature. In addition, each apartment has its own working fireplace.

Chianti Refuge is a strategic, peaceful and natural refuge. The house is ideal as a main residence or second home in the countryside, with the unification of some apartments. Its current division into four independent apartments is useful for tourist rentals.

Current State and Condition

The property is in excellent condition and has been completely restructured. 

Land Registry Details

The property is in good standing and in compliance with local building and zoning regulations. When a sale is registered to a private individual, it is subject to a cadastral registry fee, following the laws for that specific case/circumstance of the acquirer.

Utilities and Services

All of the necessary utilities and services are present.

Potential Uses

Chianti Refuge can either used as a primary/secondary residence or rented out (partially). 

Lifestyle

Cities & Towns:

  • Firenze – 18 km
  • Greve in Chianti – 19km
  • Panzano – 27km
  • Siena – 70km
  • Livorno- 110km

Beaches & Lakes:

  • Livorno 110 km
  • Viareggio 120 km
  • Forte dei Marmi 130 km

Airports:

  • Firenze – 38km
  • Pisa – 98km

 

Highways:

  • SGC Florence – Pisa – Livorno,
  • A1 Autostrada del Sole

Sport Facilities

  • Ugolino Golf Club is a prestigious golf club located in a peaceful environment near the border of Chianti http://www.golfugolino.it/en;
  • Golf and Country Club Le Pavoniere is located North-West of Florence and it is famous for its 18-hole golf course designed by the world-famous player Arnold Palmer http://www.pavoniere.it/?lang=en.

Annual Festival in the Area

  • The Cavalcade of the Magi: during the Feast of the Epiphany (the 12th day of Christmas) local churches celebrate the Adoration of the Magi. In Florence, the celebration involves a parade in magnificent costumes that evokes the arrival of the Three Wise Men to the town of Bethlehem in search of the Messiah https://www.visitflorence.com/florence-events/cavalcade-magi.html;
  • Scoppio del Carro every year on Easter Sunday, Florence celebrates the Scoppio del Carro, or the ‘Explosion of the Cart’. An old tradition where a wagon is pulled through the streets of Florence up to the main square between the Baptistery and Cathedral. The cart holds an arsenal of fireworks and a dove-shaped rocket (symbolizing the Holy Spirit) https://www.visitflorence.com/florence-events/explosion-of-the-cart-easter.html;
  • Calcio Storico Fiorentino is a combination of soccer, rugby, and wrestling. The sport was founded in the 16th century and is played in historical costumes. The four teams representing the historic neighborhoods of the city play every year on June 24, the feast day for Florence’s Patron, St. John the Baptist https://www.visitflorence.com/florence-events/calcio-storico-fiorentino.html;
  • Florence Christmas Markets: the largest Christmas market in Florence takes place in Piazza Santa Croce, and begins at the end of November and ends a few days before Christmas. The market offers crafts, food products, small furniture and Christmas decorations http://www.xmas-markets.org/florence-christmas-markets/.

Suggested Restaurants

  • Enoteca Pinchiorri a 3 Michelin Star restaurant located in via Ghibellina, offers an elegant blend of modern design and a sophisticated menu http://enotecapinchiorri.it.;
  • Il Santo Bevitore and Il Santino, are two neighboring restaurants that represent fine Italian cuisine http://ilsantobevitore.com;
  • Il Palagio a 1 Michelin Star restaurant located at the Four Seasons Hotel, owes its culinary excellence to executive chef Vito Mollica http://www.ilpalagioristorante.it.

Suggested Hotels

  • The Four Seasons Hotel is a 5-star resort located in Florence, set in a former 16th-Century convent near Giardino della Gherardesca found close to all of the city’s attractions http://www.fourseasons.com/florence/;
  • Westin Excelsior is located in an enchanting and historical building in Piazza Ognissanti, in the heart of Florence http://www.westinflorence.com/;
  • The St. Regis of Florence is a 5-star hotel featuring luxury rooms and a Michelin-star restaurant http://www.stregisflorence.com.

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