This magnificent 12 bedroom villa which dates back to the 17th century and was once lived in by a bishop, is only 4km from Volterra, 30 minutes from Castelfalfi golf course, 45 minutes from the Tirreinca coast and an hour from Pisa airport.
The property consists of a main villa of some 700m2 over 3 floors plus a housekeepers residence of some 100m2 as well as a haybarn of a further 120m2.
The main villa, boasts a fabulous frescoed lounge, two lovely living rooms with vaulted ceilings, a large dining room, 2 box rooms, a playroom with bathroom, 2 further bathrooms, 8 en-suite bedrooms and a covered terrace. In the basement there is a very wide kitchen with fireplace and cross vaulted ceilings, the cellars, a garage and bathroom. Via an internal staircase you can access the mezzanine floor with a study and an en-suite double bedroom.
Next to the villa there is the housekeeper’s accommodation where the housekeeper still lives and deals with the maintenance of the property as well as a haybarn which needs to be renovated.
The villa is set in a huge 11 hectare (over 27 acre) park, with a swimming pool and two lovely and characteristic tree lined paths. From the pool you can admire superb views over the rolling Tuscan hills, whilst the park has an olive grove, fruit trees and some arable land.
This is an ideal opportunity to purchase a property which has the potential to become a prestigious B&B.
Casa Travella was founded in 1987 when Linda & Pietro Travella saw an opportunity to offer Italian property for sale. At this time there were very few companies that offered any property for sale in Italy. Now years later read some of their story.
The company is fronted by Linda Travella and Casa Travella started selling property on Lake Como, where Pietro was born and Linda has worked and lived. The company were able to offer advice on numerous properties and ongoing help with all aspects of the buying process. If a client wants to restore a property, then Casa Travella can source tradesmen and professionals in the area and help with every aspect of the transaction.
When the BBC were looking for someone to speak on BBC Breakfast News about European property Linda was chosen to appear live on the programme. Other TV and radio programmes followed including Radio 5 Live, and ‘I want that House’ with Mark Simpkins, where Linda appeared in 6 episodes, the last one being a live programme from Florida, where an Italian apartment was given away as a prize. Linda appeared for RTE, Irish TV and for Channel 4‘s ‘A Place in the Sun’, where she accompanied Amanda Lamb along the shores of Lake Como by boat, to show her some of the stunning villas, including the one owned by George Clooney.
The Casa Travella team are always pleased to help when clients want to buy or sell a property in Italy. The office is multilingual with English, Italian and Spanish being spoken.
Linda says: ‘I feel proud that we can offer property for sale in many areas of Italy and we are able to give clients independent and professional advice on areas and types of property to suit their budget and needs.’
The Casa Travella team look forward to helping you buy or sell your Italian home.
Casa Travella selling Italian Dream since 1987