Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, Florence - ref: CES5118/H/D
Asking Price: € 5,500,000
An impressive castle set on a promontory.
• 11 Bedrooms 11 Reception rooms • 9 Bathrooms • Possibility to develop the cellars • Lift • Swimming pool • Private parking
Land area: 4.8 Ha, Floor area: 1900 sqm (All measurements are approximate)
A wonderful example of medieval architecture intact after centuries, creating a unique atmosphere with its large rooms, beautiful stone features, wooden ceilings and enormous cellars.
This magnificent castle although it has been carefully conserved by the current owners, adapting it to a successful rental business, could benefit from updating. Furnished with precious antiques, it has a lift and a lovely swimming pool overlooking the fortifications and surrounded by the Roman-style statues, located in the double height adjacent loggia. Built in the late 1100’s on the remains of a Roman castrum, it became the property of the Buondelmonti family, already owners of several other castles in the region, Castello di Bibbione, Montefiridolfi and Castello di Fabbrica. Between 1450 and 1500 the Buondelmonti gradually transformed the castle into a noble residence, making it an interesting fusion of medieval and Renaissance forms, inhabiting it until the disappearance of their last heir, Luisa Buondelmonti in 1845.
There are fabulous and very extensive cellars below the castle, approximately 390sqm, divided into 8 interconnecting rooms and corridors, which could be developed into a magical restaurant or another touristic venue with the correct permissions in place. On the other side of the valley, directly opposite, and only 2.5km or approximately 5 minute drive away is the new and beautifully designed Cantina Antinori, one of Tuscany’s most visited attractions.
Not included in the plans or square meterage are very large attic spaces which could provide very useful storage and plant rooms. Across the garden there is a secondary house currently divided into two, 2 bedroom apartments, providing extra accomadation.
Tavarnelle Val di Pesa 8km • Florence 31km • Florence Airport 38km • Pisa Airport 79km • Siena 53 km (All distances are approximate)
Energy class: G index