The property lies in the heart of the Casentino Valley, an area known for its oak and beech forests, its religious sanctuaries in Camaldoli and La Verna, National Parks, and its prolific wildlife and rich mushroom pickings. The farm is bisected by a farm road that services two other properties, that can not be seen from the house. We have secured fondo chiuso and the gates have been bought, just not yet installed. The property is secluded without being isolated and the area is very peaceful. The house is connected to the water mains, the electricity grid, and has Wi-Fi connectivity.
The land was abandoned for 20 years when we purchased it. We have made significant improvements. A small vineyard has been planted out with 1200 vines with an official quota granted. There are 3 types of grapes: Malvasia Nera, Syrah, and Sangiovese.
There are also about 70 olive trees, numerous cherry trees, apple trees, plum trees, a couple of apricot and peach trees, a walnut tree and several hazel nut trees. The land is mixed, with some forested areas that provide privacy as well as areas that can be cut for annual wood. There is also arable land for growing crops and extending the olive groves.
There is a small stream on the property for harvesting water, if required, but it is seasonal and dries up in the summer. There are also 3 ponds that fill up during the wet season and no shortage of water via aquafers. There is an Etruscan well on the property that is about 15 meters deep.
The house itself is a stone farmhouse built about 200 years ago that is cool in summer and warm in winter. It has been finished to a high standard. The floors downstairs are a cream limestone. The stone came from Lecce, Puglia. All the fireplaces, both in the main house and in the apartment were commissioned and made by a local artisan stonemason. There is a stone rangehood above the cooker in the kitchen that is also hand carved. There is a copper bath in the general bathroom, a slipper bath and marble tiles in the main en-suite and engineered wooden flooring upstairs. Externally, there is a loggia of 40 m2 that connects the house and the apartment that is fantastic for small parties and al fresco dining.
There is also a very large agricultural 90 m2 greenhouse currently used as an aquaponics system and a place to grow raspberry bushes and two lovely table grape vines.
The house has been restored from top to bottom with new plumbing and electrics throughout. It is also compliant with seismic codes having undergone extensive micropiling in 2009. A new set of stone steps was made for the inside of the house and the house will be sold with all fittings – all light fittings, the new cooker, the free-standing baths one of which is a copper bath in the main bathroom, and the built-in dishwasher.
The property is about 2 km from Rassina, where all major services can be found.
There are several airports that service the area. There is Bologna airport and Perugia Airport
- Type de bien
- Detail Catégorie
- Agricole / bétail
- Surface habitable (m2)
- 332 m²
- Terrain de (m2)
- 120 000 m²
- Taille HA ou Juridique
- Grounds over 10-20 HA
Description de la chambre
- Nombre de pièces
- Salles de Bains
- Broadband Internet
- Pavillon d'amis