Features and Amenities:
- Location: Siena Tuscan Countryside
- City: Casole d'Elsa
- Province: Siena
- Typology: Country House Villa
- Size: 720 m2 - 7,750 sqft
- Land: 1 ha - 2,4 acres
- Bedrooms: 9
- Bathrooms: 10
- Number of buildings: 3
- Condition: Excellent condition, move-in ready
- Private access road: Tree-lined boulevard
- Pool: Yes, 6x12 mt
- Garden: Yes, with more than 150 plants and fenced
- Air conditioning: Yes
- Heating: Geothermal system combined with an under-floor radiator system
- Parking: Outdoor area used for parking
- Solar panels: Yes
- Water: Yes, plus a system of constructed wetlands wastewater re-used for watering the garden and toilets
- Extra features: Acoustic insulation systems, ventilated roof
Prestigious Farmhouse for sale in Tuscany – Villa Casole is a beautiful and perfectly restored property, nestled in the Tuscan hills, a short walk from the village of Casole d’Elsa. The property consists of a house measuring 450 square meters, a lemon-house used as an annex of 80 square meters, nearby is the previous barn of about 180 square meters and currently used as a guesthouse, a beautiful surrounding park / garden measuring 1 ha and includes a perfectly maintained and private pool. Located in a lovely, private area with beautiful views of the surrounding hills but at the same time comfortable to be reached during any time of year.
This prestigious property for sale is in perfect condition having been completely rebuilt in 2011 and renovated with great taste, high class and following the criteria of environmental sustainability. The residence is ready to be fully inhabited by one or more families in the best seasons of the year. The property has also been enlisted for many years in the international circuit for rentals and is currently enjoying a beneficial collaboration with a tourist agency of primary importance.
Energy Class A
Villa Casole is located just a few km from Casole d’Elsa in the direction of Volterra. Siena is 40 km away and Florence 60 km, both easily accessible via the highway that connects Florence – Siena.
Casole d’Elsa, the reference Municipality of the property, located on a hill at about 400 m above sea level, and the reference city is Siena, which is about 30 minutes by car. The surrounding area is full of small picturesque villages characterized by typical restaurants and many activities to do and places to visit such as Volterra and San Gimignano https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attractions-g194951-Activities-Volterra_Province_of_Pisa_Tuscany.html.
In the zone you can find both traditional restaurants, trattorie, most sought after restaurants like the famous ‘Arnolfo’ which holds one Michelin Star http://www.arnolfo.com and is near the new Resort Castello di Casole http://www.castellodicasole.com, which has won for two consecutive years the award for best Luxury Resort. The area is popular and is visited often especially in summer by international tourists.
Given its geographical location by spending a few days in Villa Casole you can also enjoy a trip to the nearby areas of Chianti and Brunello, visit beautiful towns such as Pienza, Radicofani, and Montalcino.
Lovers of the sea have the Tyrrhenian coast less than one hour drive away. The closest towns are Cecina, San Vincenzo and the famous Bolgheri.
Description in Detail
The main villa consists of an area of 450 square meters. Distributed on three levels, the main entrance is through a covered pergola where when the weather permits it is prepared outside with a beautiful view across the valley.
– The ground floor features a spacious and airy living room with a beautiful stone fireplace, a dining room, a kitchen equipped with modern appliances and a central cooking island for food preparation, two bedrooms, and a bathroom. Outside is a beautiful porch overlooking the park, the pool area and the surrounding countryside;
– On the first floor there are four double bedrooms with bathrooms. The bathrooms are all marble and have a shower, except the master bedroom which also has a dressing room, stone bathtub and shower. On the first floor there are two entrances, one of which connects directly and independently to the master bedroom and the other to the pool area
– In the basement we find multi-purpose rooms, laundry room, pantry, living room and garage that can hold up to 3 cars.
The kitchen is equipped with two ovens, two dishwashers, and a cooking island all included in the price. The house is furnished with custom designed furniture, made to fit that are also included in the price.
The annex, or former lemon-house is a delightful house and is located next to the main house, measures about 80 square meters and is divided into two levels. It consists of a large bedroom on the loft with a bathroom, a lounge with a fireplace, a kitchen and another bathroom. The annex also enjoys a delicious external space complimented with a pergola and paved patio which offer this small residence excellent privacy in respects to the main house.
Lastly, the barn which is a building that is separate from the main house and enjoys privacy. Measuring 180 square meters and distributed on three levels. The entrance is from the main kitchen on the ground floor where there is also a study and a utility room. The modern kitchen and the dining area both have wonderful views across the valley. Access to the first floor is via a stone staircase, where you will find a living room with a fireplace and a bathroom, climbing more steps there are two bedrooms with private bathrooms.
The renovation has been done following the criteria of environmental sustainability.
The surrounding land measures about 1 ha and is completely fenced. The entrance of the property features a tree-lined boulevard with beautiful cypress trees, an automatic gate and an outdoor area used for parking. The green park is delightful, during the restructuring more than 150 plants were planted.
The pool has a magnificent view of the Tuscan countryside and is situated in front of the Villa and the Lemon house. The infinity swimming pool measures 6 × 12 meters and has a large border with stone beds and chairs to best enjoy the Tuscan Sun, is fenced and surrounded by gorse bushes, roses and native shrubs.
The pool area is completed with a gazebo and a stone patio with comfortable chairs to enjoy the magnificent panorama that surrounds the property.
A stone barbeque and a pizza oven are available for cooking outside and for wine tasting.
Current State and Condition
The property has been completely and carefully reconstructed in 2010 following the criteria of environmental sustainability and the energy independent philosophy.
The energy used to produce electricity is obtained from a plant built with solar / photovoltaic panels that provide energy to heat water all year round, meanwhile the geothermal energy, extracted from about 100 meters deep, feeds the heating and air conditioning systems inside the house.
The water is recycled through a system of constructed wetlands wastewater, which is then reused for watering the garden and toilets.
Despite the reconstruction, the villa looks like a construction of 200 years ago, when in fact it was rebuilt with cutting-edge thermal and acoustic insulation systems.
The roof is ventilated to circulate the air: the plaster, paint job and mural paintings are made with natural lime substances. Includes insulated window frames, etc.
The entire property is heated and cooled by a geothermal system combined with an under-floor radiator system that delivers a constant temperature “cellar” effect in the summer with less moisture (thanks to dehumidifiers) and normal heating in winter.
There are thermostats in every room/bath and can be adjusted with a few hours response time according to the outside temperature.
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 mortgage and/or cadastral registry fee, following the laws for that specific case/circumstance of the acquirer.
Utilities and Services
In addition to the services described above, electricity is provided and water through a connection to the public water supply system for the water used in the kitchen.
Villa Casole is perfectly ready to be immediately experienced and used as a second home during the summer periods and / or to continue operating on international circuits as a tourist rental that currently generates a profitable income.