On the hills between Arezzo and Anghiari, in an extremely panoramic location, this 295 sqm off-grid farmhouse is fully self-sufficient, exploiting solar panels for electricity and a private spring as a water supply. The building offer up to 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms for anyone looking for a private house offering unrivaled privacy. On the hills of the Tiber Valley, halfway between Arezzo and Anghiari, finely restored off-grid stone farmhouse with annexes and 7.2 hectares of land.
In an extremely panoramic and quiet location, the farmhouse allows one to quickly reach the medieval village of Anghiari (10km; 30’) where all the basic services are provided. From the property, it is also easy to move around the hinterland of Tuscany and Umbria visiting the most interesting centers: the medieval town of Sansepolcro (18km; 40’), Arezzo (23km; 45’), the birthplace of Michelangelo Buonarroti (27km; 50’), Città di Castello (33km; 50’), the Etruscan town of Cortona (43km; 1h 20’), Montepulciano (75km; 1h 30’), Siena (85km; 1h 45’), the Renaissant center of Florence (95km; 1h 40’), Montalcino with its exception Brunello (102km; 2h) and the impressive towers of San Gimignano (141km; 2h 10’).
The most convenient airports to reach the property are Perugia Sant’Egidio (84km; 1h 20’), Firenze Peretola (115km; 1h 45’), Ancona Falconara (169km; 2h 40’), Pisa Galilei (176km; 2h 20’), Bologna Marconi (197km; 2h 30’), Roma Ciampino (252km; 3h 10’) e Roma Fiumicino (267km; 3h).
DESCRIPTION OF THE BUILDINGS
The main farmhouse (227 sqm – 2,442 sqft) is laid out onto two floors organized as follows:
- Ground floor: cellar, closet, storage room and wood-burning oven;
- First floor: entrance hall, living room with dining area, kitchen, three bedrooms and bathroom.
The guesthouse (49 sqm – 527 sqft) was once a tobacco drying barn laid out onto two floors for a total of four rooms which could be used for several purposes.
A shed (19 sqm – 204 sqft) is located not far from the farmhouse and can be used as a car garage.
STATE AND FINISHES
The complex dates back to the year 1731, as testified by a worn-out carving on one of the epistyles of the buildings. Originally part of a farm, the farmhouse was built to host the families working the fields and only at a later date it was expanded to become a private residence. In mid-20th century the last owners abandoned the building which was left alone for over fifty years. With a masterful restoration, the buildings have been fully recovered through a 10-year-long process (2002 – 2012) and are nowadays a beautiful private residence nestled amidst untouched nature.
While restoring the building, the owners decided to make the farmhouse an off-grid property, making the house fully autonomous. Electricity is provided by a photovoltaic system (able to produce up to 4 kW of power), while water supplies are granted by a private natural spring. Sewage is managed via Imhoff tanks.
The property in its entirety is made up of 7.2 hectares of land. Approximately 6,000 sqm of land are fenced and landscaped as a garden for the farmhouse, decorated by typical stone walls and accessible via a metal gate.
Just outside the farmhouse is located a beautiful paved pergola covered in wisteria flowers, ideal for al fresco dining during summer.
Not far from the farmhouse, at the bottom of the slope, is located a small lake.