Deep in the heart of the beautiful region of Tuscany sits Belforte, a charming village set against the picturesque backdrop of the Apennine Hills. Known for the quality of its wine and olive oil, the area is also home to our Engel & Völkers property of the week, hidden away on a secluded hillside just outside the village.
This historic barn was recently carefully and considerately renovated, preserving all of its old-world charm while updating the interior to make it a truly luxurious home. Originally constructed around 300 years ago, the barn has five bedrooms and six bathrooms, making it an ideal second home for any family.
Inside, the restored barn in divided up into two attractive apartments. The first consists of a spacious entrance hall, a light and airy kitchen, a living room, W.C. and three bedrooms with their own private bathrooms. The second apartment features another entrance hall, kitchen and living room, two bedrooms with private bathrooms and toilets, a lumber room and laundry facilities. Exposed timbers and lattice windows maintain the property’s sense of history, while plush fabrics and modern conveniences ensure complete comfort for all residents.
Outside the property, you’ll find parking space for five vehicles and a spectacular garden that stretches across the hillside. The swimming pool has been gracefully designed with a winding, curved shape, evoking images of waves lapping on a beach. The pool even has its own water treatment plant, which allows it to be filled with water automatically if desired. It also sets the chlorine and Ph value automatically to keep the pool clean and usable at all times.
The architectural structure of the building has been worked on extensively to ensure it keeps the traditional stones and stonework of its original construction. This maintains the property’s exclusivity as a rare and treasured historical home, amplified by its secluded location and breathtaking views out over the mediaeval village of Belforte.
This hidden gem remains conveniently close to several idyllic day trip locations, both rural and urban. The sunlit beaches of Massa Marittima are just an hour’s drive away, while the cities of Volterra, Siena and Florence are equally accessible. This makes the home convenient for both air and train transport, and provides you with a wealth of cultural activities on your doorstep to explore anew each visit. Should you wish to stay at home for a relaxing retreat, the area surrounding the property is equally inspiring, with thermal baths as well as plenty of opportunities for cycling, horse-riding and walking.
This property is ideal for buyers who are looking for a home that’s packed full of traditional Tuscan charm, while still providing you with all the latest modern luxuries in a beautifully decorated interior. You can find out more about equally exclusive homes around the world, by simply liking our page on Facebook.