In Montecatini Val di Cecina, we are pleased to offer a unique property on the market. It is an imposing fortress building constructed in 1614 with the intention of recreating the silhouette of the town’s tower. Over the centuries it has undergone extensions and was for a long time the summer residence of the bishop of Volterra. Later the property was part of a large agricultural farm and today in search of new splendor.
The imposing manor house, with a rectangular plan and buttresses, is spread over several levels for a total of about 430sqm. On the ground floor is a large triple living room with vaulted ceilings, a reading room with a fireplace, a large kitchen, and a graceful bathroom with barrel ceilings. A small chapel and a technical room are located on the same floor.
The first floor reached from the inside by a spiral staircase or by a double entrance from the outside consists of a majestic entrance terrace that leads us to the living room with a fireplace, there is then a second kitchen, 4 large rooms and a large bathroom. From the terrace departs a staircase leading to the attic floor consisting of soffrite rooms with habitable heights totaling 6 rooms in addition to a panoramic terrace overlooking Volterra.
The villa is n good maintained condition characterized by materials and finishes typical of the area but needs renovation and modernization works.
The systems, electrical, LPG and water are all functional.
From the outdoor courtyard surrounding the villa with typical local stone paving, the second building is reached. A lovely outbuilding on two levels totaling about 280sqm. The first floor of the building is for civilian living and consists of a living room with fireplace, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. The floor below, on the other hand, are currently storage rooms, volumes in need of renovation.
Two small storerooms within the courtyard complete the property.
The estate enjoys a large private park of about 5000sqm with olive trees, fruit trees and a small grove, all in the context of an enviable and highly panoramic location.
The property can be expanded with contiguous land for possible agritourism or recreational activities. On the property boundary there is an agricultural shed of about 400sqm that can be purchased for volume conversion or simply for property expansion.
The view of the hills sweeps all the way to Volterra and is truly unique, an ozzadfiato Tuscan landscape of rolling hills, cypress trees and wheat fields.
The estate is reached by the means of an easily passable unpaved vicinal road with a length of about 1km. The properiety enjoys privacy but at the same time is not far from other homes making the property more secure and not isolated.
The estate can be a splendid private residence or it can be conferred into an accommodation facility characterized by strong character.
MONTECATINI VAL DI CECINA:
The village of Montecatini val di Cecina lies three the hills of the Cecina Valley, a short distance from Volterra. Formerly known as MonteLeone. Formerly a fortress site, then linked to the adjoining Caporciano copper mines, which in past centuries became among the most important in Europe, known since Etruscan times and active until the early 1900s. In the historic center, note the central square overlooked by the Castle and Belforti Tower (11th century), the Romanesque church of San Biagio, and the 14th-century Praetorian Palace.