Pisa | Volterra
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Enchanting historic castle in top of the hills "the villa of bishop"dating back to the 16th century (1614) with chapel for sale in Tuscany | Pisa | Volterra| more a stone farmhouse | totaly surface 720 sqm | 15 rooms| 7 bedrooms | 3 bathrooms | large and panoramic terrace with breathtaking view
reduced price from 1.400.000 a 1.190.000
The purchase of a castle in Italy is a perfect investment both for those looking for a dream location to open a reception hall or a luxury hotel, and for those who want to live every day in a fairy-tale atmosphere, in top of the hill 350 meters above sea level we offer for sale this prestigious estate "the castle-villa of the bishop" of historical importance a few kilometers from Volterra in a dominant position with spectacular views of the ancient Etruscan city and the beautiful surrounding valley, was built in the seventeenth century by the Archbishopric which was the summer residence, has a beautiful park of about 1 ha with native trees and natural springs. It still preserves intact its ancient and severe splendour thanks to a careful renovation carried out in the 90's of the last century. The castle has arranged on three floors of about 560 square meters. while the close farmhouse is arranged on two floor of about 200 square metres to be internally restored.
Tuscany, the region where the Renaissance was born, is an exciting journey through nature, history and art, Volterra embodies the quintessence of this. Strolling through the streets of the historic centre, at every corner you will discover a work of art or a monument that tells you the thousand-year history of this ancient village. It is an ideal destination for those who want to know the heart of Tuscany, in fact San Gimignano is just 37 km away, Colle Val d'Elsa 40 km, Pisa 60 km, Siena 65 km, Lucca 68 km, Massa Marittima 60 km, Florence 94 km, Orvieto 180 km, Rome 290 km and Milan 345 km.
The international airports of Pisa Galileo Galilei and Florence Peretola are reachable in one hour and one hour and twenty minutes drive respectively, the nearest railway station is Pontedera (40 minutes by car) well connected to the station of S.M. Novella in Florence by fast trains.
Description of interiors
The charming villa stands dominant in the middle of the private park, is on three levels served by internal staircase including the attics on the top floor, on the ground floor there is a living room of 60 square meters with arches and vaults in bricks, a living room with fireplace, a kitchen and a bathroom, the chapel with independent access, on the first floor there is a central living room with original fireplace, 4 bedrooms, hallway and bathroom as well as a large terrace decorated with eagles that overlooks the park and finally the second floor both internally (the entrance is currently closed) and externally reached by an indipendent entrance and consists of 4 rooms already' prepared for a guesthouse with 2 bedrooms, kitchen and living room.
Close the prestigious villa ther'is another independent farmhouse with a large terrace with a breathtaking view of Volterra and the surrounding valley in excellent structural condition but in need of internal renovation, currently on the 1 floor there is a large kitchen with fireplace, a living room, 2 bedrooms and a bathroom. In the ground floor we are three large rooms used as storerooms, two of which communicating with each other, completely to be renovated inside; it could be used as other rooms for living quarters to be connected with the first floor by an internal staircase
Description of the exteriors
The splendid 17th century villa is located in the middle of a private park of about 2.5 hectares with anothers two little building which guarantees complete privacy with century-old trees and Mediterranean essences such as an organic olive grove. The entrance is by a very panoramic white road with views over Volterra, about 800 metres long.
State of repair
The property dates back to 1640 and has been restored a few years ago after careful and meticulous work. The private chapel, still consecrated, dates back to the first half of 1600 and still has its original cross. Subsequently the Villa passed to the ecclesiastical clergy and to some of the most influential patrician families of the area, in the 90s of the last century began a long restoration and recovery work that lasted a few years. The external and internal walls are original of the period in which it was built, the interior finishes include ceilings with stone arches and vaults with finely sandblasted terracotta bricks, floors and walls in Impruneta terracotta, thresholds and windowsills in original stone of the sixteenth century.
The property is connected by a private aqueduct fed by a millenary spring, by mains electricity, the heating is by LPG, the sewerage system is by a regularly authorised IMHOFF system.
Taxes of the purchase
The property is currently registered in the name of a private individual and therefore the sale is subject to registration tax of 9% on the revalued cadastral value of the property as a second home. The land is subject to registration tax of 15% on the market price.
The Sintesi Immobiliare Real Estate through the owner’s specialist, draws up a due diligence on each property, which allows to perfectly know the urbanistic and cadastral situation of every property, the due diligence can be required in case of real interest in the property.
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Use and potential
The Villa del Vescovo is not only an extraordinary property steeped in history but is also a place that strikes deep into the belly and invites a radical lifestyle choice combined with the charm of living in a 16th century mansion/castle but could also be a perfect country house for weekends and holidays.For those who want to start a prestigious B & B or a receptive activity in general is the right opportunity, our architects have verified that it is possible to obtain the permits to build the swimming pool.
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