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Property of the Week: This traditional farmhouse makes your vineyard dreams a reality.
By Sophie Killip | February 25 2021
If you have dreamed of having your own vineyard and producing your own small batches of wine to share with friends and family, this beautiful Tuscan farmhouse in rural Italy could make that dream a reality. On the market with Knight Frank, the property sits on almost 35 acres of land in the heart of a gorgeous countryside, within walking distance from the picturesque village of Bagni di Lucca.
Completely renovated in 2009, the farmhouse is equipped with a range of modern comforts, including underfloor heating. Solar panels make the most of the sunny climate and help to cut down on electricity usage. Part of the renovation included restoring and retaining the original materials, so the property continues to have a rustic feel and stays in keeping with traditional Tuscan architecture despite being modernized for the 21st century.
As well as its own vineyard (approximately 16,000 sq ft), the grounds of the farmhouse include a heated pool and a beautiful garden. Inside, the ground floor of the main building has a large, bright living room complete with an open fireplace and an arched French-style window that overlooks the garden. There is also a large kitchen – good food should always accompany good wine – with modern amenities, a guest bathroom, laundry and boiler room.
The first floor includes two double bedrooms and a second living room with another fireplace and direct access to a terrace with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. On the second floor are two further double bedrooms and a large master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom; this also has direct access to its own private terrace, allowing for the views to be enjoyed in privacy.
Next to the main building is an annex that is laid out over two floors: the ground floor has been converted into a cellar and equipped with all the equipment needed for producing wine using the grapes harvested from the vineyard. On the first floor, there is a room that is currently used as a toolshed, but this could be changed based on the resident’s needs and requirements.
From $1,032,000. Visit knightfrank.com for full details.