Beautifully restored historic apartment
Tuscany | Siena | Colle di Val d'Elsa
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In the heart of Tuscany, this beautifully renovated apartment is in a small ancient hamlet and has parking, a shared swimming pool, lovely grounds, surrounded by beautiful, unspoilt countryside.
This ancient hamlet, which can be traced back to the eleventh century, has recently been fully restored and has a rich and interesting history. Originally a watch tower built in 1048, the building became the property of the church who transformed it into a Bishops residence and a medieval farming hamlet, later still the house and its grounds was used as a country retreat for many noble Counts and Dukes of the region.
This charming apartment is on the first floor of the main building and was once the Bishops palatial rooms. The three reception rooms are cosy and refined, each room having its own fireplace. The frescoes and the historic decorations together with the objects designed by clever craftmen complete their decor. Off one of the reception rooms is a galley kitchen. There are three bedrooms each with an en suite bathrooms decorated with handpainted tiles.
At the entrance to the hamlet the apartment has its own parking space and a small garden with table, chairs and barbecue. This leads on to the lawns and swimming pool (16m x 8m).
This property has a lot of potential, it would be a wonderful family home but also it could be bought as an investment property since the present owners are renting it out as a holiday let.
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This property is excellently located for exploring the area and discovering the delights of Tuscany. San Gimignano, Monteriggioni and Volterra are all close by and the famous towns of Florence (45 km) and Siena (25 km) with their countless art treasures and historic monuments are easily accessible via the main road links at nearby Colle di Val d'Elsa (2 km), an interesting town in itself, being famous for its crystal production and medieval quarter.
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