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Il Granaio

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Region/Province: Tuscany (Pisa)
Town: Ghizzano
Price: $4,200.00 - $10,000.00
Accommodates: 16
Bedrooms: 8
Bathrooms: 8

Located in the heart of Tuscany, Il Granaio (the Granary) is a recently restored, 230 year old farmhouse and a large guesthouse located on the ancient Casadorna Estate. The farmhouse was carefully restored using materials original to the structure where possible including chestnut beams and 230 year-old terracotta floor tiles. The interior walls are a combination of stone and plaster and hand-painted with warm Tuscan colors. The furnishings are a mix of Tuscan antiques, and more contemporary pieces from Caporali and Dema. Busatti linens and hand towels complete the Tuscan ambiance.

Ground Floor:
In addition to the home?s original wood-fired stone baking oven (perfect for pizza), the restoration includes a chef?s kitchen complete with professional appliances, cherry wood cabinets, stainless steel and cararra marble countertops, and a loggia for al fresco dining. There is a large open design living and dining room with stone fireplace and a 14? antique dining table comfortably seating sixteen (16).

First Floor:
The main farmhouse contains a master bedroom suite with ensuite bathroom, three queen size bedrooms, a twin bedroom and three luxurious bathrooms. Each bathroom has been designed and refinished using stone, carrara marble, natural cleft copper slate and bizzaza glass tiles. The bathroom fixtures are from Fantini, Philippe Stark, and Domino. The master bath is complete with a 4-person jacuzzi tub, travertine stone surround and two sinks with wall-mounted fixtures.

Grounds:
The property includes a 20? x 40? swimming pool with steps, two covered pergolas, two game rooms and a professional billiard table, and a large stone outdoor grill. Il Granaio lies on an estate farm and is bordered by acres of forest for excellent bird watching. The farmland also provides many miles of internal roadways for hiking.

Notable:
Welcome dinner and maid service provided twice each week. Baby sitter and cook available upon request. Suitable for those who prefer privacy and solitude yet access to Tuscany's most popular cultural destinations. Satellite TV, Satellite telephone. Cots available for small children. No cribs. House and guesthouse are heated with technologically advanced under floor radiant heat. Tennis and 18 hole golf course adjacent to estate.

Distances:
Nearest shops at Ghizzano and Peccioli (15 minutes), Ponsacco (20 minutes), Pisa and Volterra (35 minutes), San Gimignano (40 minutes), Florence (1 hour). Airports: Pisa and Florence.



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