Chianti Castle. Located in a panoramic position in a hill top village in the heart of the Chianti region of Tuscany, this magnificent castle embodies over 1,000 years of history. Its elevated position provides tranquillity and wonderful views, whilst its proximity to the village provides convenience. There is a bar within walking distance and a full range of services in Gaiole in Chianti , 5 minutes away. Radda in Chianti is a 10 minute drive, Siena a 35 minute drive and Florence can be reached in an hour.
The property comprises a beautifully restored, 5+ bedroom castle of 700 sqm with a 2 storey, one bedroom cottage annex. There is also a former chapel which has been converted into a stunning art studio. An unrestored stone annex has potential to be used to create additional accommodation. The sale also includes 3 hectares of grounds with a swimming pool, parkland, lawns and olive groves.
Dating back to 931, the property has been immaculately restored throughout, retaining its abundance of original features. Entered from the one of two main entrances one is immediately struck by the grandeur of the spaces and the sense of history. It would be ideal either as a private dwelling or as a potential boutique hotel.
The castle provides 700 sqm of living space.
The first of the entrances leads into the main hallway from the gardens which wrap around the southern side of the building. The second entrance leads off the cobbled street of the charming hilltop village where the castle is situated. The castle layout is centred around the tower with a imposing stone stairway connecting the various levels of the structure to then access the viewing terrace.
On the ground floor there are various reception rooms with elegant high ceilings, impressive fireplaces and a wealth of original features. Some of the rooms are large and ideal for entertaining whilst some are smaller and more intimate and used as study or library. The large kitchen is equipped with a range of appliances and pantry spaces and centred around the main dining table. The kitchen also opens onto the panoramic terrace for outdoor dining.
In total there are five principal bedrooms with en suite bathrooms plus several smaller rooms which could be used as single bedrooms or for storage.