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  • Tuscany
Price £2,706,094

Property Description

On arrival at the property, one realises how man has managed to remodel and transform the landscape and from every angle one may admire the patchwork of olive groves, vineyards and farmhouses, distinct characteristics of the Tuscan landscape. Our new listing, is part of this unique scenario. The estate is composed of two different parts, Agricultural estate Podere Forconate, situated in the district of San Casciano dei Bagni which comprises; spacious, restored farmhouse of 390 sqm set out on two floors; Ground Floor – entrance, spacious living room/dining area with fireplace, kitchen with pantry, bathroom, boiler room (access from the exterior of the property ). First floor - ( access via internal staircase ) four bedrooms, three bathrooms. Annex with independent entrance: Ground floor – cellar of 70 sqm which could potentially be converted into further living space communicating with the ground floor of the main building; first floor – currently used as storage space. Charming outbuilding of 120sqm set out on one floor comprising; spacious open plan living-room, kitchen/dining area with fireplace, two bedrooms and two bathrooms ( one with jacuzzi and the second with shower ). The agri-tourism business sleeps 11 in accordance with licences granted by the Provincial Administration Board of Siena in 1998. Apart from the agri-tourism business, within the grounds there is the following: a)Charming, tiny outhouse of 12sqm, stone -facing with antique wood-burning oven, ideal for cooking traditional, genuine produce of the area. b)Agricultural outbuilding of 27sqm used for storage and chicken sheds. c)Characteristic cellar-grotto d)Attractive pool 6x12 with terracotta tile paving and technical room for pool systems. The pool is surrounded by a lawn and enjoys a stunning view of the surrounding countryside. Within the grounds there is also a large agricultural warehouse with a surface of 288 sqm currently used to store agricultural equipment and for the vinification process. This building may potentially be converted into further living space - ( permission to do this must be verified ) There is a barn-conversion denominated Casale San Francesco, set a long distance away from the main farmhouse, in the district of Cetona. The property comprises, spacious open-plan living room, kitchen and dining area, three bathrooms, three bedrooms. The property was restored remaining faithful to Tuscan building traditions with terracotta floor and ceiling tiles and exposed beams. The external walls are plastered and the property enjoys a fabulous view of the countryside, olive groves and vineyards. The land belonging to the agricultural estate extends to approx. 91 ha comprising; approx. 6.13 ha of vineyard CHIANTI D.O.C.G ( 4.8ha newly planted and 1.3ha which needs replanting ). This allows the vinification of 90 quintal of grapes per hectare and the current production is a good Chianti that is sold also abroad. The commercialisation could also be increased through a more efficient commercial network of the product and the planting of new vineyards. The remaining land is divided into 21 ha of arable land however, part of this land may be used for the plantation of new vines, 30 ha approx. Of woodland, 20 ha of reforestation, 10 ha of pasture, uncultivated land, lanes and a lovely olive grove extending to 3.5 ha.Repair StateThe main section of the estate were restored in 1999 in keeping with characteristic, Tuscan, building methods; terracotta floor tiles throughout, chestnut, exposed beams. Excellent maintenance state as currently used as an agri-tourism business- the main building, guest apartment and the agricultural outbuilding have all necessary building licences and all the systems comply with health and safety regulations. As can be seen in the photographs, the main building is plastered while the guest apartment is in exposed stone work. The barn conversion has been recently built and is therefore in a perfect maintenance state.AmenitiesAll systems conform to health and safety regulations. Mains water plus private water source and lake for the collection of rain water which can be used for irrigating the lawns during the summer months.Land Registry DetailsAll the buildings placed in the centre of the agricultural estate denominated Le Forconate conform to granted building licences n.2072 dated 14-09-1998 which was granted to the current owner for the restoration of all the buildings. The buildings are classified as 'rural' buildings ie buildings which serve the agricultural estate and are therefore exempt from the payment of I.C.I. On receiving the building permits, the current owner accepted the obligation not to modify the designated land use of the buildings and not to sell off parts of the estate for at least 20 years from the date of issue of the building licences. The contractual obligation will expire in 2018. This does not mean that the buildings can not be used as a private residence ,however from a formal point of view the land use classification must be kept as an 'agri-tourism'. The barn conversion denominated San Francesco was built in accordance with building licences granted on the 16-01-2002 and furthermore an act was stipulated which binds the company, owner of the property, to the following conditions; the designated land use must not be modified and the property may not be sold separately from the portion of land indicated in the agreement with a cadastral surface of 48ha 81.50sqm and the designated land use of 'agri-tourism' must remain unchanged for at least 10 years from the date of issue of the building licences. The buildings are registered on the N.C.E.U as a D classification and the land is registered on the N.C.T . All legally registered in the name of the prospective vendor.Ownership DetailsThe entire estate is registered in the name of a Limited Liability Company. A rapid transfer of the deeds would be possible through the cession of the company shares. There are two mortgages on the property which can be cancelled prior to the transfer of the company shares.Potential Land UseThriving business with great potential to increase productivity. The property may be used as a permanent residence or holiday home but ideally the purchaser may wish to continue the successful, well-established agri-tourism business given that for a number of years now, the guest rooms and the barn-conversion have been successfully rented out for most weeks during the holiday season from April to September. Great scope for further development to the agricultural business. Property of a high standard given the excellent maintenance state of the buildings and business as a whole, the unique beauty of the surroundings and potential.LocationSan Casciano dei Bagni is situated in Southern Tuscany near the borders with Umbria and Lazio and boasts one of the most exclusive thermal spa centres in the world. The property is well-placed for communications. The A1 motorway exit of Fabro is a 15 km drive away ( or 7 km via white road ). The nearest airports are Perugia ( with daily flights to London ), Rome, Florence and Pisa. The nearest main -line train station is situated in Chiusi which is a 20 min. drive away. There are frequent trains to Rome and Florence and the journey takes just over an hour There are a wealth of interesting places to visit in the area such as ; the Val d'Orcia ( a UNESCO world Heritage Site ) - Montalcino, Pienza, Montepulciano, Arezzo,Orvieto and Perugia

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