Tuscany, Pisa, Casciana Terme Lari

€ 2,500,000

Price € 2,500,000
Location Tuscany, Pisa, Casciana Terme Lari
Bedrooms 11
Garden Yes
Land 80000 SQM
Garage Yes
Parking Yes
Total Area 1000 SQM
Within 1 hour of an airport Yes
Close to amenities Yes

Exceptional estate, lovingly cared for, comprising a 300 year old country house surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, set in the heart of Tuscany close to Pisa.

This prestigious property is set in an exceptional area and encompasses 8 hectares (around 20 acres) including olive groves and vineyards which are both in production. Set on a beautiful hill with stupendous Tuscan views, and within 30 km of Pisa airport and all the cultural and history of Tuscany.

The main villa dates from the 1700s and is set over three levels with 750 sqm of space. There are 7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and the villa is equipped with central heating, and all mains services. This elegant house is full of light and space with generous room sizes, large windows and features including beamed ceilings, marble in the kitchen and fireplaces.

The separate farmhouse (500 sqm) comprises a large cantina dedicated to wine production, a wine tasting room and a garage. On the first floor is a self-contained apartment of 125 sqm which is currently used as a rental unit, comprising living room, separate kitchen, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.. There is an additional apartment, again of 125 sqm, on the same floor and with independent access, which is under restoration.

There is a barn of 70 sqm which requires full restoration. Additionally, there is a grotto 40 m long which has been hewn from the rock.

The property is surrounded by a beautiful garden full of roses and with many trees offering shade from the summer heat. There is an area of flat land which would be ideal for a swimming pool. The vineyards of 3.2 hectares (around 8 acres) are laid out beyond the garden.The current wine production is around 10,000 to 15,000 bottles each year, with all the necessary permits and authorisations in place. It may be possible to exclude the vineyard from the sale, as required.

The estate offers exceptional possibilities for home and/or business options. It would be possible to continue the wine and olive oil production and rental opportunity, or to expand it, or to reduce of exclude it.

In the immediate vicinity in Lari are many essential services: there are supermarkets, a pharmacy, a bank and a post office and just 10 minutes away, in Pontedera, is a main train station, cinema, theatre and hospital. At Castelfalfi, 30 kms away, is a 27 hole golf course in spectacular Tuscan countryside and yachting is available at a new marina in Marina di Pisa.

Casciana Terme is rich in history as it hosts the the remains of fortresses, palaces from the eighteenth and nineteenth century, the Municipal Theatre and the Parish Church of St Nicholas. The town is set halfway between the medieval town of Volterra and Pisa. The coast is nearby, where the reefs of Castiglioncello and the golden sandy beaches of the Versilia coast can all be accessed within half an hour. The countryside around Casciana is dotted with beautiful stone farmhouses and rustic cottages overlooking golden meadows. Casciana hosts a festa in May with the wonderful slow cooked wild boar with polenta, a regional specialty.

The cultural centres of Tuscany are all close by. In Lajatico is the famous Teatro di Silenzio, a natural open air theatre where Andrea Bocelli, the famous tenor, and world famous opera stars gather for a special performance in July each year. The medieval village of Volterra is famous for alabaster marble and San Gimignano for beautiful cobbled lanes and tall stone towers which dominate the surrounding countryside. Pisa with the Piazza dei Miracoli full of Romanesque architecture, the famous leaning tower and the baptistery is just 30 km, and offers the opportunity for a stroll along the Arno river, whilst admiring the classic bridges. Within easy reach is also the elegant town of Lucca with beautiful piazzas and ancient walls where bicycles are available to spend a great day out and Lucca summer music festival attracts some great names in wonderful surroundings.

Distances: Casciana Terme 7 km, Pontedera (trains) 10 km, Pisa (airport) 30 km, Castelfalfi (golf) 30 km, Calambrone (beaches) 30 km, Lucca 40 km, Volterra 40 km, San Gimignano 50 km, Florence 70 km.

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