Historic villa of great value born from the careful transformation of the old stable into a living space of great charm with particular attention to the recovery of the original materials without neglecting the practicality and reliability of new technologies with an activated work of organic and exclusive farm/ B&B on the hills of the Chianti Classico Fiorentino in Bagno a Ripoli from where you can enjoy a fantastic view of Florence.
Bagno-a-Ripoli is one of the most sought-after residential areas in the immediate vicinity of the center of Florence, well-developed infrastructure, proximity to the city and to all necessary services make this place optimal for living with a family. The farm is located on one of the closest hills to Florence, just 10 kilometers away from the historic center of Florence, which is easily accessible by public transport or car. Siena can be reached in less than an hour, and the proximity to the Chianti area makes it possible to make small gastronomic trips every weekend, discovering something new and interesting.
The main villa of 380 sq m has two levels. The main entrance leads to an area that was once the old stable and now converted into a large living room, where a special place has an old billiard table and a fireplace from the time. The second living area consisting of three large rooms characterized by big windows overlooking the exclusive garden; on the same floor there are also guest’s bathroom, the large eat-in kitchen served by the pantry and a double bedroom. A comfortable internal staircase leads to the first floor where there is a comfortable sleeping area consisting of five bedrooms of different sizes, all with their exclusive bathroom. To complete the property there is also a 20sqm “lemon house” that can be converted into an extra house for service people, spa area or summer kitchen.
The activity of this farm is enriched by small B&B of about 80 square meters in an independent building with its own entrance. It has a large room and the characteristic kitchen, three comfortable double bedrooms with two bathrooms. Two cars can be parked conveniently outside the courtyard.
The production building of about 110 square meters is divided in several parts – part for the oil mill, the warehouse, a large room for the sale of products, a closet as well as the dressing room and a service bathroom.
The company is spread over a total area of 18 hectares with about 5000 olive trees, partly flat and partly on slightly steep terrain interspersed with dry terraces; the olive cultivations are specialized and include plants both of ancient residence and of regeneration after the great freeze of 1985; the new olive trees already in production have been planted with a mono cultivar selection and with a methodology which, if necessary, can be used to harvest olives either with a traditional manual method or partially mechanized.
The main olive types are Frantoio, Moraiolo and Leccino. The average annual production of oil is around 10/13 tons. The viticulture, almost all newly cultivated organic cultivars, represent, with an area of about 0.5 hectares, the stimulus for the production of highly qualified “IGT” wine. Authorization was granted to plant another 5000 square meters of vines by 2020 as well as to various fruit trees.
Fruit production is mainly centered on Dottati and Brogiotti figs, apricots and cherries. The entirely clayey lake basin of about 2000 square meters ensures the Company a water deposit of about 6000/7000 m³ and the possibility of a plant for fish and salmonid farming and sport fishing. The land is mainly made up of clay and Alberese, the exposure is facing north-west.
For guests were created a large jacuzzi with a mini swimming pool from where it’s possible to admire the Cathedral of Florence.
State and finishes
The villa is in excellent condition recently redeveloped in all its parts and is ready to be lived to the fullest. High quality materials have been used - the floors are in old terracotta while the ceilings are embellished with the old beams. The kitchen furnished with taste in order to favor practicality and elegance underlined by the choice of elegant and refined tiles. The sleeping area offers terracotta floors and custom-made solid wood furniture.
The activity is perfectly launched and is sold with all the agricultural equipment currently in perfect state of repair necessary for the optimization of production. There is no need to make any works since the attentive eye of the owners constantly monitors this small and precious Florentine reality. The recent renovation of the farmhouse has respected the Tuscan style and taste by using materials such as wood, exposed beams and ancient terracotta.
Potential for use
This property can meet the needs of those who want to buy a piece of Tuscany deeply inserted in the tradition with particular respect to the organic production of wine and oil. Interesting receptive activity able to welcome tourists interested in the Florentine city of art but also eager to experience the privacy and tranquility of its hills