Casa Merlaia

€790,000 (approx. £680,000)
San Donato in Colline, Florence
Property reference: FLB0071
€790,000 (approx. £680,000)
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  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Swimming Pool
Full Description
Living Area:  200 sq m
Land Size:  4,500 sq m
View:  Spectacular surrounding countryside

This charming, completely restored country home in San Donato, Colline, is surrounded by a private garden and located in the rolling hills, just 15 minutes from the historic centre of Florence. Completely immersed in the greenery of the Tuscan countryside, Casa Merlaia offers spectacular views of the surrounding areas.

The house comprises some 200 sqm constructed over 2 floors and includes an attached portion which could also serve as an independent guest apartment.

The ground floor has a spacious kitchen with original, antique fireplace, living room, panoramic study with fireplace and a view of the garden and swimming pool, one bathroom and laundry room. The 2nd floor hosts the master bedroom which has large windows which face the hills, ensuite bathroom and wardrobe area. There is also a smaller bathroom, 2nd bedroom with large windows and a 3rd bedroom/study.

The guest quarters have an open plan kitchen/dining area with direct access to the garden and a connecting door to the other apartment.  On the 1st floor there is a large master bedroom with ensuite bathroom. This apartment was originally the granary and has the large windows which were typical of these structures. The views overlook the garden and swimming pool.

The restoration work has been carefully carried out by the owner,  giving the utmost attention to detail and preservation of the original Tuscan characteristics of the home. The ceilings have visible wood beams and the floors are in terracotta from nearby Impruneta. 

The private swimming pool is newly added and provides a salt-water purification system. The anti-slip steps facilitate the access to the swimming pool with a total length of 15m. An electric covering guarantees the year round maintenance and security of the pool.

A wood structure with windows is near the pool and hosts a shower, Turkish bath, and is suitable for a small gym area.

Casa Merlaia is completely enclosed and surrounded by the private garden with two entrances and a parking area.

4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, swimming pool, spa, privated gated entrance.


Distances: The closest shops open from Monday to Sunday are located a 10 minute walk away. Here you can take the bus to the Florence train station of Santa Maria Novella; the entrance to the Highway del Sole is a 10 minutes drive and Incisa, Valdarno is 10 minutes away by car.

Florence is approximately 15 minutes away, Arezzo 40 minutes, Siena, Monteriggioni, san Gimignano are 50 minutes, Pisa and Volterra are 1 hour 20 minutes and Lucca 1 hour. Versilla on the Tuscan Coast is 1 hour and Maremma (Punta Ala, Castigliane della Pescaia) 1h 50 minutes.


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