Casa delle Castagne is located in the hills of Caprese Michelangelo, in the province of Arezzo, in the Tuscan part of the Upper Tiber Valley. Caprese Michelangelo, which is approx. 6 km away, is a charming, medieval, hilltop town of approx. 1,500 inhabitants, whose most famous son is none other than the incomparable maestro Michelangelo Buonarroti. Caprese Michelangelo is also know for a unique variety of chestnut, which has DOP status (the equivalent of DOCG wine) and which can only be grown in Caprese Michelangelo and part of Anghiari called ‘Marrone di Caprese Michelangelo’.
Shops, supermarkets, banks, etc. can all be found in Caprese Michelangelo together with numerous excellent restaurants, well known for the quality of their cuisine.
The house is located in a quiet area with a scattering of other houses dotted around amongst the trees. The only people you usually see walking around are the occasional foragers looking for wild mushrooms or collecting chestnuts. Further along the road after the turning for the lane leading to the house there is a communal picnic area and private lake enjoyed by locals who come for the cooler, fresh air in the summer months when it’s too hot in the towns lower down.
Casa delle Castagne is set out over 3 floors for a total of approx. 190 sq m, as follows:
- Lower Ground floor: storage, utility area and summer day room.
- Ground floor: kitchen, living/dining room, bathroom and double bedroom.
- First floor: 3 bedrooms, 2 terraces and a bathroom.
Casa delle Castagne is accessed by a gated entrance with a driveway leading to the property. The house is semi-detached and has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms plus ample living space and a large cantina. On the ground floor there is a kitchen with wooden counters and units with doors leading out onto a terrace, perfect for outdoor dining. There is a spacious living/dining room with a working fireplace as a cosy focal point for the room. Double doors lead out onto a balcony that showcases the wonderful views and surrounds the property leading round to the kitchen terrace and steps down to the garden. On the same floor there is a spacious bedroom with a bathroom in the neighbouring room just off the living room.
A wooden staircase leads up to the first floor where there are 3 further bedrooms, 2 of which have private terraces. There is also a modern bathroom with a shower unit. All the windows have lovely views of the garden and surrounding countryside.
On the lower ground floor there is a large cantina currently divided into a storage and utility area with plenty of space for bikes and a laundry area and then a ‘summer living’ area with a sofa and double doors leading straight out to the garden of approx. 2,000 sq m. It could potentially be made into a summer kitchen and games room.
Casa delle Castagne offers plenty of space and great value for money. It would be a fantastic holiday home – the perfect place for relaxing breaks, barbecues and to create wonderful family memories.
Nearby towns & cities
Caprese Michelangelo (6 km); Anghiari (22 km); Sansepolcro (29 km); Arezzo (43 km); Città di Castello (40 km), Cortona (73 km); Montepulciano (90 km); Perugia (96 km); Pienza (103 km); Siena (109 km); Assisi (110 km); Spello (116 km); Florence (119 km); Todi (135 km); Orvieto (151 km); San Gimignano (146 km); Rome (260 km).
Perugia St. Francis Airport (96 km); Forlì L Ridolfi (102 km); Florence Peretola (131 km); Bologna G Marconi (187 km); Pisa Galileo Galilei (185 km); Airport delle Marche (198 km); Rome Ciampino (273 km); Rome Leonardo Da Vinci (290 km).