Villa for sale in Chianti

Villa degli Archi – Gorgeous historic villa for sale in Chianti

Price €: POA
Rif. PV15635

Features and Amenities:

  • Location: Chianti Siena Tuscan Countryside
  • City: Gaiole in Chianti
  • Province: Siena
  • Typology: Bed and Breakfast Country House Villa
  • Size: 680 m2 - 7319 sqft
  • Land: 5 ha - 12.3 acres
  • Bedrooms: 9
  • Bathrooms: 10
  • Number of buildings: 4
  • Condition: Ready to move in
  • Private access road: 2 roads: main entrance road measures 100 mt, the back entrance road about 40 mt
  • Pool: 1 pool 14,8 x 7 mt - maximum depth 2mt
  • Garden: Yes, includes about 40 m2 of diverse vegetable garden
  • Olive Groves (# of trees): About 450 trees surrounding the house and can be used for production
  • Heating: Yes
  • Parking: Internal garage for 2 cars
  • Solar panels: No
  • Water: Yes

Distances:

  • Cities:

• Gaiole in Chianti 2.5 km;

• Radda in Chianti 5.5 km;

• Panzano 19km;

• Siena 40 km;

• Florence 54 km

  • Coast:

• Livorno 126 km;

• Viareggio 150 km

  • Airports:

• Florence 60 km;

• Pisa 114 km

  • Highways:

• E35

• SS674

• SP408 Chiantigiana Road

Chianti Siena Tuscan Countryside

Brief Description

Villa degli Archi is a historic 17th Century villa that has been restored with special care in order to maintain the original style and also using the original stonework. The atmosphere and energy of the villa transport you into medieval times. Situated on a hilltop and with spectacular views of the surrounding towns and cities, it also has a direct view of an ancient borgo castle named Vertine.

The property consists of 4 buildings; the main house, a 2nd house split into 2 apartments used as vacation rentals,  a smaller house used as the gardener’s home and an outdoor pool house. It is a ready and able profitable investment for anyone looking to live in Tuscany and run a vacation rental business from his or her home. Conveniently located just walking distance from the historical Square of Gaiole in Chianti and all its facilities.

The estate itself measures a total of approx. 5ha in terrain, and is surrounded by olive groves. The 3 main buildings, excluding the pool house, together measure a total of 680 m2 – 7319 sqft

Location

The area of Gaiole in Chianti is located between Firenze and Siena and also close to famous places like: Certaldo, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni and many others. In the surroundings of Gaiole, it is possible to take beautiful walks, hikes, or go horseback riding and cycling in the splendid countryside. There are also many established “Castle Routes” radiating out from Gaiole which make for a great half or full day excursion.

The property is easily accessible via the Florence-Siena highway or via the Chiantigiana road, one of the most fashionable roads in Chianti, which stretches over 70km of a panoramic landscape dotted with villages, castles, rolling hills and vineyards.

Cities/towns nearby: the charming little village of Gaiole in Chianti is only 2.5 km away; Radda in Chianti 5.5 km; Volpaia 10 Km; Panzano 19km; Siena 40 km; Florence 54 km

Airports: Florence 60 km; Pisa 114 km

See “Lifestyle” section below for further information about the area and its facilities.

Description in Detail

Description in Detail

The 17th century historic and picturesque Villa degli Archi was created from the careful restoration of historic ruins. During the restoration great care was taken in recreating the medieval external style using original stonework.

Villa degli Archi is conveniently located just walking distance from the historical square of Gaiole in Chianti and situated on a hilltop surrounded with olive groves and spectacular views of the surrounding towns. The estate itself measures a total of approx. 5ha in terrain, and includes a beautiful 40 meter vegetable garden and olive groves.

Villa degli Archi consists of 3 independent buildings, one of which is divided into 2 apartments and all interiors are nicely decorated in a rustic Tuscan style decor. Also included is a common shared laundry room, an indoor private parking garage that fits 2 cars, a beautiful garden that includes many tall pine tress and a 40 meter vegetable garden, a swimming pool measuring 14,8 x 7 meters  – maximum depth 2m and breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding vineyards and olive groves.

The main house which measures 550 m2 is distributed on three floors and offers 2 individual apartments distributed as follows:

– The ground floor apartment has 2 bedrooms each with unsuited bathrooms (2 bathrooms), a living room with a connected office, a kitchen and a big dining room.

– The 1st and 2nd floor apartment has 3 bedrooms each with unsuited bathrooms, (3 bathrooms), a living room with a chimney, kitchen, and dining room all on the 1st floor. The 2nd floor offers a library/office room with huge windows and great panoramic views.

The second building measures 70 m2 and is distributed on 2 floors including an indoor garage and a big common laundry room that could easily be converted into an additional room for guests.

– On the ground floor you will find a big living room with a chimney connected to another reception/salon room that could also be used as a dining area, the kitchen, laundry room, indoor garage and one of the bedrooms which includes an unsuited bathroom.

– On the 1st floor you will find 2 bedrooms both with unsuited bathrooms.

The third building is an old annex converted into a small house currently used by the gardener. This building measures approx. 60m2 and offers a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and small living room.

Current State and Condition

The property is in full move-in-ready condition. Currently operates as vacation rental offering the two independent apartments that are in the main building. It’s generating a steady income and is a fully equipped, ready and able profitable investment for anyone looking to live in Tuscany and run a vacation rental business from home.

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, utilities are all present: electricity, and a water supply through a connection to the public water supply system.

Potential Uses

The property is a perfect solution to be immediately experienced and used as a second home during the summer periods and / or to go on being managed on international circuits of tourist rentals that at the moment generate an interesting income.

Includes maintenance and working staff, if needed.

Lifestyle

Cities & Towns:

• Gaiole in Chianti 2.5 km;

• Radda in Chianti 5.5 km;

• Panzano 19km;

• Siena 40 km;

• Florence 54 km

Beaches & Lakes:

• Livorno 126 km;

• Viareggio 150 km

Airports:

• Florence 60 km;

• Pisa 114 km

Highways:

• E35

• SS674

• SP408 Chiantigiana Road

Sport Facilities

• Golf Course “Ugolino Golf Club”

• Horseback riding www.clubippicosenese.it

Annual Festival in the Area

• Weekly market in the main piazza (Piazza Matteotti) of Greve in chianti every Saturday morning, lasting until about 1 pm

•  Annual antiquities fair held in Piazza Matteotti in Greve in Chianti on Easter Monday

• Annual Flower Festival (Festa dei Fiori) – usually the first weekend after the 1st of May. Flowering plants transform the main piazza of Greve in Chianti

• Chianti Classico wine festival – every year on second weekend of September and the preceding Thursday and Friday, 10 – 13 September

Suggested Restaurants

Eating a leisurely Italian meal is one of the great pleasures of the much sought after “Dolce Vita”. Tuscany is well known for its exclusive cuisine and quality agriculture and in Chianti you can find some of the best world renowned restaurants that offer a variety of regional gourmet dishes. For example, if you are a meat lover, we suggest the Old Butcher Cecchini  from Dario Cecchini (http://www.dariocecchini.com). World known and admired for his T-bone steak and his restaurant which is located in the area of Panzano is known to the point of being frequented often by celebrities, including actors like Jack Nicholson. Nearby in Greve in Chianti and equally noteworthy is the famous Ristoro Di Lamole (http://ristorodilamole.it), which not only offers exquisite traditional dishes but also a breathtaking view of the rollings hills. In the heart of the Chianti district, set in an elegant middle class residence, you’ll find La Locanda di Pietracupa (http://www.locandapietracupa.it), a family-run establishment that exudes culinary tradition as well as modernity, conviviality and friendliness. Another local chef celebrity is Flavio D’Auria who owns La Botte di Bacco (http://www.ristorantelabottedibacco.it) and is well known for his quality produce and creativity when preparing traditional Tuscan dishes.

Suggested Hotels

Being a an often frequented area, in Chianti you can also find splendid hotels and resorts. For example, right in the heart of Gaiole is the prestigious Castello di Spaltenna  (http://www.spaltenna.it) which is a 5 star Hotel and resort set in a castle worth of fairytales. Also nearby and in Gaiole is the 4 star Le Pozze di Lecchi (http://www.lepozzedilecchi.it) which is set in a picturesque historic villa and offers a great restaurant as well.  Wine connoisseurs also have the opportunity to stay at the wonderful wine resort Capannelle Wine Resort (http://www.capannellewineresort.com) Surrounded by vineyards and cypress trees, this elegant, five-bedroom farmhouse offers all the rustic charm for a perfect Tuscan dream vacation.

Other Recommendations

Wine Tasting

The whole area of Chianti in Tuscany is renowned for the many wine tasting opportunities offered. Wine tastings have to be experienced, they are great opportunities to experience one of the most peculiar Tuscan aspect such as all its prestigious wines. Some suggestion on where to go for this are Castello di Ama in Lecchi in Chianti http://www.castellodiama.com, Fontodi Winery in Panzano in Chianti http://www.fontodi.com, in Greve in Chianti we suggest you to go to Querciabella http://www.querciabella.com and, last but not least, in San Casciano in Val di Pesa there is the famous and renowned Cantina Antinori http://antinorichianticlassico.it/en.

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