Il Giardino is a charming 250 year old villa- country house near Siena, in the village of San Giovanni d'Asso.Beautifully restored by the Anglo-Irish artist/owner, the house is on two floors, built of warm Sienese stone and brick, encircled by wide terracotta terraces, ancient mulberry trees and huge old cypresses, olive groves, lawns and gardens of aromatic shrubs and fragrant herbs.
Guide price €1.280.000
Approx 300 sqmt
Land: approx 8.600sqmt
4 bedrooms 3 bathrooms
Energy class to be defined
Il Giardino:a Dream Country House with landscaped gardens.Charming 250 years old Villa-Country House, beautifully restored by the Anglo-Irish artist/owner, delightfully decorated and furnished as a lived-in family home.
In an exquisite setting and uniquely beautiful landscape, built of warm Sienese stone and brick, the house is encircled by harmonious mature gardens, olive groves and huge old cypresses, with panoramic views of the Castle of San Giovanni dì’Asso and the surrounding undulating “Crete” hills.
The Ground floor is entered by a shady loggia, fully equipped country dining room kitchen, with characteristic brick vaulted ceiling and open fireplace,sofas and TV, room for 10 people to dine comfortably.Study, one double bedroom, bathroom with shower, utility room. First floor: large living room with fireplace, large double bedroom with hand-basin room. At the other end of the living room a corridor with fitted wardrobes takes you to the master bedroom and its en-suite spacious bathroom with tub. All the rooms have a beautiful view.
The back door leads to a terrace with the old well and bread oven, and a path through the gardens brings you to the swimming pool (the water is ozone treated, and virtually chemical free), surrounded by terracotta sun terraces, immersed in luxuriant aromatic herbs, decorative shrubs, roses and lavender, overlooked by the silvery olive groves. Lovely Pergola covered by jasmine and roses, travertine marble table, barbeque.
Across the courtyard there is separate accommodation in the old barn, refurbished as a guest cottage,consisting in a large double bedroom,a bathroom with shower,a kitchen area, and its own private terrace to one side.
Persian blinds and mosquito screens are fitted throughout, ceiling fans in the bedrooms.
Original materials have been used throughout for the restoration,the massive old ceiling beams are of the local poplar wood, which is of a pleasing, rich honey colour.Light, airy and stylish.
Romantic homely atmosphere, views, nature, walks, books and music.
Satellite TV, video and DVD player, stereo CD set, telephone, internet connection, fax and answering machine, dishwasher, washing machine, iron, food mixers, Bosch refrigerator, large oven, etc.
The village of San Giovanni has a bank, supermarket, general store, bakery, bar with newsagent and tobacconist, post office, doctor surgery and chemist, butcher, wine tasting and local delicacies shops ….thermal baths, horse riding, tennis courts, restaurants and speciality wine bars are all at a short distance.
In the Castle, a precious Museum of its famous White Truffle.A beautiful “hotel de charme” with an excellent restaurant has ben recently opened, offering tasteful and refined dinners, together with many other little restaurants located all around the whole region, full of many historic sites and towns to visit, summer festivals, pageants, concerts and art exhibitions.
A place for a really enjoyable lifestyle.