Exposé Lancimbaldo Inglese 07 05 2011 Con Logo Hpa
LANCIMBALDO (Property ref. 000890) Actual conditionGeneral information Short description TYPE: Residential CATEGORY: Ancient prestigious country house in exclusive, hilly position near the Country house, Estate, Villa, Farm REGION: charming, historic centre of Castiglione d’ Orcia. The building has been Tuscany PROVINCE: recently restored, the garden and the swimming pool are currently in Siena COMMUNE: realization process (finalization expected for July 2008). Vicinity thermal Castiglione d’ Orcia SURFACE BUILDING: baths and golf course. The property which is steeped in character and charm, about 700 sq m LOT SIZE: enjoys timeless, panoramic views over unspoiled Tuscan countryside. Next about 2 hectares to a wealth of interesting and internationally well-known places. Location Tuscany, Val d’ Orcia. The estate Lancimbaldo is situated on an eminence, in the heart of the most attractive area of Val d’ Orcia, the famous and singular UNESCO nature reserve based in the southern part of Siena. The mansion, in spectacular hilly position, located along to the famous Pilgrim Way Francigena, is only 4 km from the historic centre of Castiglione d’ Orcia. The access to the property from the main road is through about 430 m of gravel road in good condition. The elevated position offers an amazing 360° view all over the extraordinary landscape: the breathtaking, soft hillside and the waste fields which change their colors at every season. Furthermore one can barely see the scenery of the picturesque towns Castiglione d’ Orcia and Pienza and the imposing Monte Amiata, the highest defuse volcano of Italy. Still today Castiglione d’ Orcia appears like an untouched jewel of Tuscan Middle Age, with its fortress which overlooks the whole territory.
Pienza, the birthplace of Pope Pius II and in 1996 declared a UNESCOWorld Heritage Site, is a rare example of Renaissance town design andfamous for its richness of particular specialties. The estate is ideally locatedand very well linked to the most important city centres of Val d’ Orcia whichcan be reached within a few minutes by car: for example Pienza (approx. 20km), Montepulciano (approx. 27 km), Montalcino (approx. 20 km).Furthermore the property is next to some exclusive, internationally well-known thermal spa centres like Bagno Vignoni (approx. 4 km), Bagni SanFilippo (approx. 20 km) e Chianciano Terme (approx. 27 km).In the course of the centuries, thanks to its proximity to the Francigena Way,the mansion Lancimbaldo was a well-known place among the pilgrims andtravelers as hospitable inn and comfortable hostel.The country house is furthermore well placed for communications.Approaching from the south, the A1 motorway exit Chiusi - ChiancianoTerme is about 31 km away, approaching from the north the A1 motorwayexist Firenze Certosa or Chiusi is about 116 km away.The nearest airports are Siena (at 55 km), Perugia (at 113 km), Florence (at152 km), Pisa (at 214 km), Rome (at 200 km). In about five minutes by caryou can reach the nearest local town with all amenities: restaurants,supermarkets, bank, post office, shops and pharmacy.DescriptionThe country house has been carefully reconstructed and brought back to itsancient splendor preserving the typical characteristics of local tradition andarchitecture and retaining many original features.The magnificent hilltop estate enjoys timeless, fabulous views overunspoiled Tuscan countryside. The natural surroundings and the panoramicview on Castiglione d’Orcia and a large part of the nature reserve enrich theproperty with charming details creating around it a kind of an imaginaryamphitheatre.The property is set on approximately 2 hectares of land. A piece of thisground could also be used for the cultivation of olive trees. It would bepossible to buy more land if required.The building, with a total surface area of approx. 700 sq m, is divided intotwo connected parts, one set out on two levels, the other one only on theground floor level. Access to the upper floor by outside stairs.Ground floor level: approx. 420 sq m. First floor: approx. 190 sq m.Basement: approx. 95 sq m. The house is actually divided in six separatedapartments, three on each floor.
These units are of different types and surfaces in order to satisfy individualneeds. One ground floor apartment has also an accessory portico. Thebasement floor is suitable for various uses.Due to its particular division the house could easily be changed into onesingular villa with several living rooms, bedrooms and so on. At this time theproperty is in a process where it is still possible to adapt the interior fittingsto the personal taste.Outside one can appreciate the particular stone construction which forms allouter walls and provides an elegant and prestigious style. Following localmaterials have been used inside: terracotta for the floor covering, wood forbeams, doors and windows and brick for the open firesides.As cultivation for the green will be used typical Tuscan shrubs and trees.The private parking area, adjacent to the building, will dispose of sixteenspaces.Condition and finishingThe building inside and outside conditions are good. The building hasrecently been reconstructed preserving the original characteristics of localtradition and architecture and retains many original features.Services and utilitiesThe estate is provided with an electric and water servitude on the borderingproperty which leads from the public source of supply to the buildings. Theproperty benefits also from an adjoining lake which can be used all yearround to irrigate the garden.Town-planning stateThe original structure of the building has been reconstructed in accordancewith local planning permission laws. The estate has been provided with theHabitability Certification in 2004.
Property details and eventual restrictionsThe property is registered to a legal entity. The property can be sold withprivate residence concessions.Use and potentialThe estates surface area and its unique setting make it highly versatile. Itwould be an ideal permanent private residence or a high standard vacationhouse for all those who wish to stay in a peaceful place surrounded byuncontaminated landscape but don’ want to renounce to the convenience of tan easy access to a town centre.Particulars: The prohibition on construction of buildings in the Val d’ Orcianature park underlines the singularity of the Podere Lancimbaldo.An early viewing is strongly recommended!