In the province of Pisa, halfway between the Apennines and the Tuscan sea, 320-hectare fly-in estate with luxury resort, hangar, landing strip and farmhouses to be restored.
Easily reached via a convenient networks of roads, the estate is located not far from a town offering all the services and, thanks to its central position in the Valdera, allows easily reaching several of the most renowned and appreciated towns of Tuscany: Pontedera (19km; 25’), the Etruscan hamlet of Volterra (28km; 35’), San Gimignano with its imposing towers (36km; 45’), Pisa (45km; 45’) and the famous leaning tower, Lucca (48km; 1h 5’), Colle Val d’Elsa (50km; 1h), Livorno (52km; 50’) where one can board ferries to the beautiulf islands of the Tuscan Archipelago, Bolgheri with its peculiar wines (58km; 1h 10’), the beautiful seaside of Viareggio (73km; 1h), the unrivaled Renaissant center of Florence (76km; 1h 20’), the medieval alleys of Siena (81km; 1h 20’) and the vineyards of Montalcino (119km; 2h).
For those who love golf, not far from the estate there are two important facilities: The Golf Club Castelalfi (12km; 20’) and the Golf Club Montecatini (55km; 1h). For thermal-bath-lovers Casciana Terme (22km; 25’) and San Giuliano Terme (49km; 45’) are not far from the estate.
The most convenient airports to reach the property are Pisa Galilei (42km; 35’), Firenze Peretola (74km; 1h), Bologna Marconi (161km; 1h 55’), Roma Ciampino (323km; 3h 40’), Milano Linate (324km; 3h 25’), Roma Fiumicino (341km; 3h 40’) and Milano Malpensa (377km; 4h).
Description of the building
The property is made up of several poderi including tens of buildings for a total of 18,000 sqm (193,680 sqft). The majority of the buildings are currently abandoned, with varying degrees of damage, and need recovery, consolidation and/or renovation.
The 17th-century manor villa (approx. 923 sqm on three floors, 12 bedrooms and 16 bathrooms) has been carefully and masterfully restored and is currently used as an accommodation business. Right next to the building is located another villa (approx. 434 sqm on three floors, 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms) currently inhabited by the owners and hosting the offices for the business.
Right in front of the manor villa, three apartments are rented out to the guests:
- Apartment N°1 (approx. 100 sqm – 1,076 sqft): Ample living room with fireplace, equipped kitchen with fireplace, two bedrooms, three bathrooms and private terrace;
- Apartment N°2 (approx. 100 sqm – 1,076 sqft): Ample living room, equipped kitchen, two bedrooms, two bathrooms and private terrace;
- Apartment N°3 (approx. 100 sqm – 1,076 sqft): Ample lving room, equipped kitchen with fireplace, two bedrooms and two bathrooms.
The central complex of the estate hosts a finely restored 17th-century manorial chapel, several storage rooms for equipment and vehicles, dressing room for the pool and several canopies (one of which equipped with solar panels on the roof).
Downstream, two minutes from the villa by car, is located an ample hangar (486 sqm – 5,229 sqft) capable of housing several planes and helicopters and fitted with a grass landing strip (size 1,000 x 30 m).
The property covers a surface of approx. 320 hectares, split between arable land and woodland. Over 90% of the estate is registered as a private hunting reserve (pheasants, doves, boars, roe deers and fallow deers). The ample outdoor spaces of the estate, covered by woods and crop fields, are ideal for hiking and biking. A natural lake is used for irrigation and fishing.
The villa is decorated with a beautiful and well-maintained Italian garden with hedges and walkways (whose original shape dates back to the Renaissance). Not far from the villa are located the 20 x 7 m swimming pool for the guests (with ample space for sunbeds and umbrellas), a pool bar and a tennis court.
Use and potential uses
The estate is currently working as an accommodation business, thanks to the presence of many activities one can take part in inside the estate’s land (tennis, swimming, hunting, fishing…). The renovation of the many buildings in the estate would allow further expanding the business, creating more bedrooms and facilities.