.(approx. 200 sqm) - 4 bedrooms each with private en suite bathroom, 1 large kitchen with pantry and dining area, separate dining room , living room with open fireplace (sat tv, cd, wifi internet) , large terrace with covered loggia, roof terrace, 1 very large community pool with extended leisure area , 1 unheated covered pool, 2 community parking lots.
its once upon the time ..." - "Casa Pineta" offers the rare flair of an authentic Tuscan country home of 400 years , combined with the comfort of today. It was built in various steps over a period of at least 2 centuries , repeatedly extended as needs for more space arose. The resulting various levels within the house create a particular flair.
Prove of its history give the typical handcut oak beam ceilings, some of the original cottofloors, narrow doors, the old fireplace that people used to sit in to warm themselves, the original sandstone sink and many more little signs, that we shall gladly point out to you. Stair and doors sills of local grey sandstone show obvious signs of wear - signs that thousands of feet left over the last few hundred of years.
This farmhouse was renovated some years ago, but we did not stop there, retouches had been made in the last 3 years. - all enhancing the typical Tuscan structure that we intentionally left untouched where possible . All rooms are handpainted in the typical warm colours of a Tuscan country home : shades of yellow, orange and green. Doors and windows are whitewashed , Its rustic ambiente is one of "... once upon the time ... leading you back i time. an unusual setting considering that most similar houses are often renovated in an sterile, non-typical way.
More then 200 sqm offer plenty of space for 8 to 12 persons. Access the house by some steps up to the diningroom. To the left large livingroom with old open fireplace. From there to the right the spacious fully equipped kitchen with additional dining space and pantry ( 3ring gas stove+ 1 electric hob, oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, toaster, American & Italian coffeemaker , etc. etc.)
To the left 4 steps lead up to bedroom 1, a cosy suite with kingsize bed +large ensuite bathroom (shower/wc) with washing machine and dryer. On ground level bedroom 2 with 3 single beds and ensuite bathroom (shower/wc.) Also on ground level bedroom 3, the largest one, with 2 large double as well as a small queen size bed. Here the private ensuite bathroom has a Jacuzzi tub with integrated shower and wc.
From the dining room straight ahead through a small reception area access to the spacious bedroom 4 with large double bed as well as a single sofa bed - ensuite bathroom with shower/wc. direct access to the roofterrace
From the reception area some steps down to small summer kitchen, that may be converted into a bedroom with single sofabed. Large glass window doors open to the stunning roofterrace that towers like an eagles nest overlooking in an 180° angle valley and swimmingpool area.
In front of the house the very large sun terrace with a spacious covered patio for alfresco dining. A linden tree gives shade and small lemon and orange trees give the typical mediteranian flair. Terrace and loggia are very well equipped with garden furniture as well as a barbeque grill. Also here is a magnificent – almost 300° view - onto the surrounding hills, forest, maddows as well as the garden park and pool area.
This house may be extended by integrating the cosy independent l downstairs suite “Il Rifugio” (sleeping 2 pers.).
The large fenced-in community swimming pool (6x12 m) with its pavements of natural quarry stone and grass leisure areas is situated on the windprotected sunny slopes slightly below the guesthouse. Pavillions and solitary trees provide shade. The comfortable shallow entry platform (3x3m) offers space and security also for the smallest of our guests.
during low season guests may use my private indoor pool (unheated though)
Enjoy the sunset in complete silence from your terrace, garden furniture, sunbeds as well as a bbq. Gaze onto onto the extended gardens, the romantic creek and the surrounding maddows and vast macchia covered hills of this private property of more then 76 ha. Start your hiking and biking directly form your doorsteps on well marked trails.
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