Very suitable for bed and breakfast. 22 acres (9 hectares / 90 dunam)
Property ID: 644
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€150.000,00

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Suitable for Bed and Breakfast

For sale in Pratovecchio-Stia is a farm with phenomenal views. More housing units can be created.

22 acres (9 hectares / 90 dunam) of land with a river running through.

In Pratovecchio Stia, Tuscany:
Very suitable former farm, to live and start your own Bed and Breakfast or start an organic agriturismo.

It is located in the municipality of Pratovecchio Stia in Tuscany, one hour drive from Florence center and the international airports.

Until 4 years ago it was permanently inhabited, then only on holidays or sometimes in the weekends.

The roof has been completely renovated, 10 years ago.
THE MAIN BUILDING:
Consisting of three floors totaling more than 3 767 sqft (350 sqm).

State of repair: The outer walls and cosntruction are in great condition, internally there are several spots that need to be plastered, further aesthetically changing the insides to your own taste.
The bathrooms and kitchens are outdated, yet functional.

The house is connected to electricity (well functioning) and telephone, also has its own water sources. One for the irrigation, and another for supplying the buildings.

The outside of the main building is in good condition. Part of the building is plastered on the outside with cement and needs to be painted. The other part is made of stone and in good condition.

Attention:
1- A part of a garden wall (stone) at the rear of the house has collapsed years ago, and needs to be repaired. About 2 meters high and 5 meters long. The stones (boulders) are stacked next to the wall waiting for repairs.

2- Along the house is a path, which goes up to the two houses further up the mountain. The path has a dead end.

 

ADVANTAGES:
1- The asking price is negotiable.
2- It is possible to start a Bed and Breakfast.
3- The main building is already divided into two fully independent spacious houses.
4- With little work and costs, it is possible to live in one of the houses and rent the other out.
5- Panoramic views.
6- On your own land (at the bottom of the mountain) you will find a branch of the Arno river. Very interesting for a natural swimming pond, fishing, etc. On the other side of the river is another (approximately) 3.5 hectares of private land.
8- Located close to a paved road.
9- There is an Italian specialty restaurant within walking distance, less than 5 minutes.
10- A few kilometers from the beautiful Pratovecchio Stia with many restaurants, cafes, shops and supermarkets.
11- Less than 1 hour from Florence. Many nice villages, restaurants, etc.
12- 1 hour from Arezzo.
13- There is a train station in Stia with various destinations.
14- Great advantages: lots of peace, nature and panoramic views. Many hiking opportunities in the mountains.
15- The property lays in the area of the Casentino. It is an internationally protected region, harbouring many special natural events such as waterfalls, rivers, mountains, many hiking and biking routes.


ASKINGS PRICE € 150,000 COSTS TO PURCHASER

 

Layout

The layout:
A- Ground floor:
Consisting of a car garage and various (former) stables. These can be used as a reception, restaurant or toilets.

B- Property 1: on the first floor; accessible via a spacious (garage) roof terrace via the right side. Fully independent house with kitchen, living room, three bedrooms, a bathroom and another room for a possible second bathroom.

C- Property 2: on the second floor; accessible via an external independent staircase, from the (garage) roof terrace. Consisting of a kitchen, living room, 4 bedrooms, a bathroom and a storage room, where one can create a second bathroom.

D- The attic: is not usable, accessible through a hatch.

Outbuilding 1 is 1614 sqft (150 sqm):
Traditional building: Currently consists of several units. Here you can create 3 apartments or different studio rooms. The outbuilding has to be renovated.

Outbuilding 2 is 484 sqft (45 sqm):
Located at the back of the main building. It is being used as a storage space, and a pizza oven is placed on the right side.

Floorplan(s)

General ameneties

Please note, this may not be the properties exact location due to security reasons.

Distances & airports

Stia 3 km with all the necessary facilities
Poppi 15 km with one of the largest golf clubs in Tuscany.
Bibbena 20 km
Florence 1 hour
Arezzo 1 hour

Airport 1.15 hours drive

Additional & regional information

THE CASENTINO AREA:
A land of forests and monuments to the Christian faith, of profound silence and soul-stirring transformations, the Casentino inspires a spirit of meditation and reflection. Colours are everywhere, adding to the spiritual atmosphere of the forest. The Casentino is the highest part of the Arno Valley, enclosed on one side by the mountains of La Verna, Camaldoli and the Catenaia Alps, and on the other by the Pratomagno. With the Arno River weaving through it, Casentino brims with chestnut forests, beech, oaks and fir trees, all of which make up the natural wonders of the Foreste Casentinesi National Park. Two extremely important spiritual destinations are also here: Camaldoli, with its hermitage and monastery, and the Sanctuary of La Verna, where Saint Francis received the stigmata.

The history of this valley is connected to the Guidi counts of Poppi, who built castles not only in their native town but also in Romena, Porciano, Montemignaio and Castel San Niccolò. If we start our brief overview in Poppi, at its majestic castle, we will discover the Oratory of the Madonna del Morbo and the Abbey of San Fedele. In Pratovecchio, the birthplace of Paolo Uccello, the Propositura is worth visiting, as is the nearby Parish Church of San Pietro a Romena and the castle. In Stia, quintessential sights are the porticoes lining the central walkway and the elegant Parish Church of Santa Maria Assunta, which houses extraordinarily beautiful works.

Lying against the hill overlooking the town is the imposing tower of the Porciano Castle. Also noteworthy are the parish churches of Sant’Ippolito and San Cassiano, the Church of San Lorenzo, decorated with terracotta works attributed to the Della Robbia family, the Oratory of the Sacre Stimmate and the town of Ortignano Raggiolo, where you can admire a lovely Romanesque parish church and the Chestnut Museum. Lastly, Castel San Niccolò and Montemignaio are two special examples of shielded villages built around castles, still perfectly preserved and open for visits.

The Casentino is a land of centuries-old traditions that still survive today thanks to artisan expertise: among the most famous is the “Casentino cloth,” a woollen cloth of unmistakable colours, such as classic orange and bottle green. Also worth noting are the traditions of wrought iron and carved stonework. Dig into the simple but tasty local dishes, rural recipes that reflect the tradition of transhumance, like scottiglia, a mixed meat stew, and acquacotta, a broth-based hot soup, as well as peasant dishes, like potato tortelli, and cheeses, prosciutto, honey and, of course, chestnuts.