An eighteenth century Tuscan farmhouse in a delightful little valley along the historic Via Francigena, surrounded by 13,9 hectares of privately owned vines, olive trees and woods that ensure utter privacy and tranquillity – this is Bellavalle, just 3.5 kilometres from the historic centre of San Gimignano.The farmhouse is constructed along traditional lines of stone embellished by barrel vaults in brick which were restored in 2011 and 2012 using recovered traditional materials such as terracotta and local stone, and ancient techniques like slaked lime fully-coloured plaster. And as well as this incomparable beauty, there is also a really comfortable and healthy environment. Despite the rigorously traditional restoration, the farmhouse still has every comfort, including air-conditioned rooms, as well as WI-Fi internet in the villa and in the pool area. A big infinity pool measuring 14m x 7m (depth about 2 mt) faces directly onto the vineyards. Opposite the house there is a separate apartment created from a farm outbuilding, and between the two buildings there is a large area with a big table for alfresco lunches and dinners.
Bellavalle is also a certified organic farm, with a total private land of 13.9 hectares with 5 hectares of vineyards with production of high quality red and white wine, Merlot (32%), Cabernet-Sauvignon (28%), Sangiovese (22%) e Vernaccia (12%), 1.5 hectares of olive groves (about 350 olive trees) with production of extra-virgin olive oil, and 6.5 hectares of agricultural land mixed with wood.
The vineyards are currently rented to third parties, who take care of the cultivation and production of wine.
The house is around 400 m² and has been elegantly furnished with period furniture and fittings, without losing its local country house feel.
There are two suites and two rooms on the first floor which are all extremely comfortable, with ensuite bathrooms and air-conditioning . The ground floor has generous common areas comprising a large lounge with a stone fireplace, a dining room with a large panoramic window on each side, a sitting room, a large kitchen, and another bathroom. Opposite the house, above the cellar, a building of 47 sqm where farm work used to take place has been transformed into a delightful two-person apartment. It is completely separate and comprises a double bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and living room. The cellar (128 sqm) is technologically equipped with quality equipment.
The villa is an elegant and perfect property to live the beauty and the local life of the Chianti area/Val D’Elsa and the famous town of San Gimignano: the historical seat of the Musei Civici (Town Museums), with its prestigious collection of frescoes and other important works of art from the 13th to 17th centuries.
Utilities: (14 x 7 m s - depth about 2 mt) swimming pool with roman stairs, WI-Fi internet in the villa and pool area, air conditioning in every bedroom, main water, LPG heating system with radiators.
Amenities/Shops: Shops, cafè, banks, post office, supermarket, restaurants, pizzerie in San Gimignano about 3,5 km.
Main distances in Kms: San Gimignano 3,5 km; Volterra 30 kms; Siena 47 kms; Florence 60 kms Cecina (sea) 74 kms.
Airports: Firenze Vespucci (64 km), Pisa Galilei (75 km), Bologna (155 km), Perugia San Francesco (161 km), Roma Ciampino (290 km), Roma Fiumicino (310 km).
BEDROOMS 5 – BATHROOMS 6
Ground Floor: A sitting room with fireplace, dining area.Kitchen, sitting room and library. A small bathroom (no shower/bath). External area equipped for eating “al fresco”in front of the villa.
First Floor: a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bath, a suite with a double bed and a bathroom with bath/shower, corridor, a suite with a double bed and a bathroom with double shower, a twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower.
Guesthouse: living room with fireplace, a kitchen with oven, a double bedroom (slightly smaller size) with en-suite bathroom with shower (no windows).