Historic villa with luxury Relais in San Gimignano
Historic villa dating back to the 16th century of about 3178 sq m used as luxury Relais with ancient tower, private park of about 2.5 hectares, swimming pool and Jacuzzi in San Gimignano, in the heart of Chianti.
The prestigious mansion of 3178 square meters of total internal area is an ancient country residence, now used as a luxury Relais and consists of the main villa with the ancient medieval tower, an attached but independent annex and the wine cellar, garage and tool shed as well as numerous accessory rooms in the basement floors. The relais houses on the ground floor a delightful internal cloister, the bar, the restaurant and breakfast rooms with related services in addition to the spacious and elegant common rooms with fireplace as well as two rooms. The imposing internal staircase or elevator reaches the second floor with a terrace overlooking the cloister and long corridor housing 20 rooms all with en suite bathrooms and checkrooms. The independent annexe but connected to the main villa houses 4 rooms including 2 on the ground floor and 2 on the second floor, 2 bathrooms in addition to living room and kitchen.
The mansion is set in its own private park of about 2.5 hectares entirely bordered by an ancient boundary wall. Inside is the charming Italian garden embellished by the rose garden, the large swimming pool with adjacent lawn areas, the wood with tall Tuscan cypresses, holm oaks and centuries-old oaks and an ancient tabernacle. A large and convenient parking area is at the service of guests.
Condition and finishes
The property enjoys considerable value and is in excellent condition. Original and salvaged materials were used in the renovation, and valuable architectural elements were preserved, including cornices, jambs, columns, corbels and stringcourses. The stone, original floors, coffered ceilings and numerous frescoes make the property unique. The bathrooms are more modern, with resin floors and glass showers with travertine marble walls. The former chapel and sacristy have been converted into dining rooms, while retaining all the original features. Of particular importance is the tower, currently used as a suite and consisting of a bedroom, bathroom and relaxation room with a small pool with whirlpool and a unique 360-degree view of the towers of San Gimignano, the countryside and the small villages in the surrounding area.
Thanks to its panoramic position, convenient and barycentric with respect to Florence and Siena, and its architectural features, the mansion is definitely a tourist-oriented property. However, it is possible, after applying for the appropriate town planning permissions, to transform the structure back into a highly representative private residence.
Strategic hillside location with panoramic views of the rolling Tuscan hills and the famous town of San Gimignano, just 2 km away and one of the most famous and characteristic villages of Tuscany. Only 45 minutes by car from both Siena and Florence, whose airport is 64 km away.
Agent Name: Gabriele Carratelli
Loc. Palazzo Massaini, 9 53026 - Pienza (SI)
Office Telephone: (+39) 0578754107