• Period mansion and farmhouse, in Tuscany

    San Gimignano, Italy
  • €3,500,000 EUR


PROPERTY INFORMATION

Location
At just 13 Kms from the charming historic centre of San Gimignano and 23 Kms from Volterra, Villa delle terme lies, a period dwellling composed of a noble mansion and a typical stone farmhouse, both of them finely restored.The property is located in a secluded area, easy to reach and very private thanks to its 9 hectares of private park surrounding it. 
In a few minute drive you reach Gambassi Terme,cozy historic thermal resort of 5.000 inhabitants, where you find shops and all services. 
In the vicinity there are the most famous art cities in Tuscany, all accessible within 50-60 Kms such as Siena (53 km), Firenze (58 km), Rosignano Marittimo (57 km) and Cecina (64 km).The Tyrrenhian sea and Livorno are reachable in one hour drive.The closest airports are Florence (59 km) and Pisa (64 km).
Description of buildings
Century old trees outline the property's borders missing the continuity only for the two gates, one for the mansion and the other one for the farmhouse. 
A sandstone alley bordered by well groomed hedges,leads to the buildings surrounded by a groomed lawn with the beautiful pool located in a discreet position at the back of the Villa.The buildings have a total surface of 640 sqm gros (plus the attic floor of the villa) for a total of 20 rooms including 8 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms and several living areas. 

The noble mansion 367 sqm (+ 147 sqm attic floor) 

The noble mansion is in a classic style, on two floors plus the attic with lower ceilings but still finely finished. 
The main entrance, surmounted by a characteristic sandstone balcony, leads to the ground floor composed of entrance hall, duoble living areas with fireplace, dining room, living room with fireplace and coffered ceiling, wide kitchen with fireplace, pantry room and guest bathroom. 
From the kitchen and living room one accesses directly the outdoor with a wide portico facing the park, ideal place for al fresco dining. 
From the entrance hall an ancient original stone staircase leads to the sleeping area on the first floor composed of the manor suite with studio and en suite wide bathroom, a second en suite bedroom and a wide sitting/study room. 
On top of the stairs you also access the 52 sqm terrace on the back of the building facing the below swimming pool and park. 
Proceeding on the staircase you reach the top floor with some further rooms. They are finished as the other spaces but with a lower ceiling, from the maximum height of two mts till about 60 cm along the perimeter. 

The stone farmhouse of 274 sqm 

Typical stone farmhouse,perfectly restored as an indipendent building with separate entrance. 
It is on two levels hosting on the ground floor a wide living room with very big windows facing the garden, one bedroom, bathroom, laundry, cellar and technical room. 
From the living room a staircase leads to the first floor hosting the sleeping area with five bedrooms and three bathrooms 
A wide wooden structure, hidden by the trees complete the property, a sort of multipurpose area plunged in the greenery, covered space but open on three sides.
Condition
Both the villa and the farmhouse have been finely restored with great attention on details and in the materials selection, keeping the originals when possible or purchasing new ones of high quality. 
Particularly worthed are the sandstone flooring in front of the villa, the ancient internal staircase, the coffered wodden ceiling the living room, the main bathroom completely in marble including the sinks and the shower base on purpose built.
Outdoor space
The nine hectares of land with century old park surrounding the villa are the main charming factor of this property. 
In the outdoor area there are three different spaces, the area around the buildings, with groomed lawns and the pool, the wide open space where in the past they used to have horses, and the enchanting woodland reachable through a scenographic alley, like a tunnel made by trees leading to the woods hedge where the big wooden "gazebo" lies.
Usage and potential
The easy access, the vicinity to a town, to San Gimignano, to the Spa and the most famous Tuscan cities, make this property an ideal place for a private residence either permanent or for holidays, also as a representation dwelling to host events. 
Very important is the vicinity to the airports of Pisa and Florence and the indipendent farmhouse that can host guests still preserving the owners' privacy.