Villa for sale in San Gimignano, Tuscany, Italy
Villa for sale - 15 bedrooms
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- authentic, family run vinyard
- Hill top location
- 1070 sq.m living space
- 12 hectare plot
- Overlooking medieval towers
- Unesco world heritage site
- Wine cellar
- Storage buildings
- Wine and olive oil vineyards
- Beautifully restored tuscan features
[strong][/strong] [strong][/strong] Unique opportunity to purchase one of the few remaining authentic and traditional family run vineyards of San Gimignano. Located in one of the best locations in the area, sat upon a hill over looking the medieval towers only a few minutes walk away from town. It is one of the best locations in world renowned unesco world heritage site and also appeals as an investment opportunity due to three separate sources of income.The estate sits on 12 hectares of land and included five independent buildings resulting in a total floor space of approx.4000 sq.m of which approximately 1070 sq.m is a residential space. The remainder consists of the wine cellar, storage facilities and utility rooms all of which are needed for the running of the farm and the production of the wine and oil.The main house comprises of six independent apartments each equipped with kitchen/diner facilites. Furthermore there are eight double en suite bedrooms. Two of the apartments are currently used by the owners and due to recent restructuring the capacity is reduced to ten beds rather than the 27-30 bed space of full capacity. Located just across the courtyard is the breakfast / dining area which also serves as a reception area for guests. This building has been beautifully restored using authentic Tuscan materials such as stone, cotto and chestnut beams. The high ceilings and abundance of natural light create an ambiance much enjoyed by the guests.The medieval town of San Gimingnano is not only famous for its beauty and uniqueness, but also for the high quality terroire, from which some of italy's best wines are produced. The white ' Vernaccia' wine was the first wine in italy to receive the DOCG accolade in 1966. The experts say that the area is able to produce such fine wines due to the sandy clay soil which has built up into layers over the years, combined with the gradients of the hillsides and valleys, the vines are able to lay deep roots whilst still benefiting from excellent drainage. There are 7 hectares of vineyards in total.The estate also produces a very good Extra Virgin Olive Oil, from which the olives are harvested by hand from the 3.3 hectare of Olive Groves.The independent Cantina / wine cellar is currently equipped for the production and storage of wine. The Cellar measures approximately 170 sq.m.The town of San Gimignano is charming offers all local amenities. It is 30 minutes from Siena, 45 minutes from Florence, 60 minutes from Pisa and Florence airport.
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