Panoramic stone farmhouse with terrace and land, for sale in San Quirico d’Orcia, Siena. The property, which dates back partly to 1600 and partly to 1866, is located in the heart of the Val d’Orcia, UNESCO World Heritage site, in an elevated position and enjoys 360 ° views of the beautiful scenery. The design of the landscape that frames it is so beautiful that it almost does not need the fame that is undeniably derived from being one of the two locations in Val d’Orcia of the highly decorated film ”Il Gladiatore”. The villa in this film was the home of Massimo Decimo Meridio, a memorable interpretation of Ridley Scott, who remembers it in a tormenting way from far away, in the places where he fought for the glory of his beloved emperor Marcus Aurelius. Here is the house of the Gladiator, here live his wife and his son. This is how Massimo Decimo Meridio describes the place for Emperor Marcus Aurelius: ”Stones and roses that heat up in the sun, a vegetable garden that smells of grass on the day and bushes at night; beyond the gate there is a gigantic poplar, fig trees, apple trees … The ground is as black as my wife’s hair; vineyards on the slopes to the south and olive trees on those to the north; little horses playing with my son who wants to be one of them … ”.
The main farmhouse, which is accessed via a very nice avenue with cypress trees, is spread over three levels and presents the typical features and materials of the Tuscan style such as exposed wooden beams, brick arches, terracotta floors and stone walls with valuable travertine elements. 17 hectares (about 42 acres) of land are part of the property, of which 1.7 (about 3.8 acres) are destined for olive groves. The excellent position that allows to reach easily all the main centers of the area such as Pienza, Montepulciano, Monticchiello and Montalcino and the size of the farmhouse, make the property an excellent investment both to be introduced in tourist circuits and for any other type of business.
PROPERTY Ref: 0PNZ1621
Where: San Quirico d’Orcia, Province: Siena, Region: Toscana.
Type: Stone farmhouse with land, on three levels; about 1300 sqm, plus the former pigsty of about 14 sqm and a large shed.
Conditions: The central part of the farmhouse has been renovated in 2008 including the roof and in 2014 the roof of the left side.
Land: 17 hectares (about 42 acres) of which about 1.7 hectares (about 3.8 acres) of olive groves and the remaining of arable land.
Parking place: Garage.
Annex: A small annex of about 14 sqm, the former pigsty and a shed, both to be restored.
Living room with fireplace,
Distance from services: 1.5 km.
Distance from the main airports: Perugia 97 km, Florence 123 km, Rome 205 km.
Gravel road: 350 m, the entrance avenue.
Fixed telephone network: Available.
Heating: Gasoil, it is possible to connect to the city methane network.
Well: Present, for rainwater collection.
Water: City water supply.
The roof of the central part and of the left side is insulated.
Energy Efficency Rating: G.