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Casa Raunate

€2,800,000 (approx. £2,411,000)
Val d'Orcia, Siena
Property reference: FLB0074
€2,800,000 (approx. £2,411,000)
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KEY FEATURES
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Swimming Pool
Full Description
Living Area:  540 sq m
Land Size:  12 hectares

This exceptional property is beautifully situated in a broad valley within the Val d’Orcia, near the lovely villages of Montalcino and Sant’ Angelo in Colle in the province of Siena and an easy drive from the historic centres of Siena and Florence. Originally an 18th century olive mill, or “mulino”, the home is surrounded by more than 12 hectares of land which include approximately 70 productive olive trees, a small sauvignon blanc (half a hectare) vineyard, Cypress-lined roads and the stream Raunate, for which the property is named.

The primary building, which was the former mill, today serves as a spacious and gracious home with three distinct, yet linked living areas.

The main house is set on two floors which are joined by an elegant marble staircase. The ground floor comprises a large entry room/office, library, sitting room with fireplace, open plan kitchen/dining room with walk-in pantry, and a formal dining room. All of the rooms have high ceilings. The 2nd floor which also has an independent entrance is comprised of 2 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, another bedroom with terrace and next door full bathroom and a sitting room.

Adjacent, and connected on the 2nd floor to the main house, is a one bedroom apartment complete with its own fully functioning kitchen, sitting room and a full bathroom. The apartment also has a private entrance and its own patio.

A small church (originally for blessing the olives), with a 19th century addition sits next to the main house and hosts a delightful one bedroom suite on its top floor while the two work rooms on the ground floor provide ample storage for garden maintenance.   

The swimming pool, set behind the house, is reached via a stairway flanked by a lush garden of herbs and flowers and shady pergola. The property was carefully restored and modernized (bringing in plumbing and electricity for the first time) in the late 1990’s. The massive reconstruction work included all new, handmade flooring, a new bridge, stone walls, terracotta walkways and patios, all new custom-made, chestnut doors, windows and shutters. The work was expertly carried out by a local artisan who was committed to historic preservation and reclaiming original materials. 

Emphasis on convenience and comfort is evident throughout the property: all rain showerheads and bathtubs also feature hand-held showers; there is a spacious, ground floor laundry room with washing machine and dryer; private entrances and distinct sitting and living areas enable individuals to follow their own schedules; custom, fitted, pull-down screens are installed on all windows; the central heating has three controllable zones; bathroom radiators also function as warming towel bars. 

Bedrooms: 5

Bathrooms: 5.5

Swimming Pool: 13.5m x 9.70m

Pergola

Total living space: 540 sqm

12 hectares (Land/Olives/Vineyard/Woodlands/Stone bridge)

Distances: Florence is 120km, Siena 50km, Montalcino 10km and Pisa 170km.

ENERGY EFF RATING: G

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