Casale Il Laghetto is a beautiful stone farmhouse set in the picturesque Tuscan countryside of Anghiari, one of the most beautiful medieval hilltop towns in Italy.
Anghiari dates back to the Roman times and became of significant strategic importance during the medieval period. Anghiari is located 429 m above sea level, in eastern Tuscany, close to the borders with Umbria and Marche making it an ideal location from which to explore central Italy and beyond.
Anghiari was also where the famous Battle of Anghiari took place on 29th June 1440 between the Milanese troops and the coalition of Florentine, Venetian and Papal troops. The battle was later depicted by none other than Leonardo da Vinci on one of the main walls of the Hall of the 500 in Florence's town hall only to be painted over by another great maestro, Giorgio Vasari and to this day mystery still surrounds Leonardo's painting, which, for this reason, is also known as the "Lost Leonardo".
Casale Il Laghetto is a true gem, hidden away amongst the century old oak trees, which also hide an enchanting pond, a perfect place for meditation and yoga. The property also boasts a 6m x 12m outdoor swimming pool, complete with water slide and a hot tub ideal for the Tuscan climate.
Access to the property is via a tarmac road that leads all the way to the private gate that opens onto the property's driveway, which in turn leads to a good sized parking area.
Casale Il Laghetto consists of 2 buildings, the farmhouse and an outbuilding all set in nearly 26 acres of land.
The farmhouse dates back to the 1500s and has been lovingly restored by the current owner, maintaining the original style and features by using original materials where possible. The features include; beautiful stone walls, original stone fireplaces, beamed ceilings and terracotta floors.
The farmhouse is set out over 3 floors for a total of approx. 280 sq m, of which approx. 165 sq m is living space, as follows:
- Ground floor: a large basement room cleverly transformed into a games room with kitchenette and outdoor portico, 2 useful store rooms, a mini gym and bathroom.
- First floor: sitting room, kitchen, hallway, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
- Second floor: 2 bedrooms and a bathroom.
The outbuilding, which dates back to the 1800s, has been restored but still offers plenty of potential for anyone seeking to further develop the property.
Currently the outbuilding is set out over 2 floors for a total of approx. 140 sq m, of which approx. 60 sq m is liveable space, as follows:
Ground floor: garage, rustic kitchen, old tobacco drying kiln and a small roofed area for bike storage
- First floor: 2 bedroom apartment with bathroom and kitchen/diner.
Between the pool and the rear of the property is a lovely, fenced garden with automated watering system, ideal for 'al fresco' dining and ball games. Also, in the shade of the lovely pine trees, above the pool, is a full size, floodlit, Italian bowls lane, great for entertainment for the whole family.
Geologically speaking, the area beneath and surrounding the property is very interesting in that it is ideal for foundations (lithoide) and presents no risks of either flooding or landslides.
Casale Il Laghetto, given its condition, location, accessibility and significant potential for further development, is a wonderful opportunity to buy a piece of Italian history to use as an all-year-round dwelling or a fabulous Tuscan holiday home. The property has also been successfully rented out as a 'holiday let' and so could provide an extra income for a prospective buyer if desired.
The only real problem with Casale Il Laghetto will be getting your friends to leave at the end of their stay!
Nearby towns & cities
Sansepolcro (16 km); Arezzo (32 km); Perugia (73 km); Montepulciano (79 km); Assisi (89 km); Pienza (85 km); Spello (93 km); Siena (94 km); Florence (106 km); Todi (111 km); Montalcino (108 km); San Gimignano (131 km); Rome (250 km).
Perugia Sant'Egidio (73 km); Forlì (115 km); Florence Peretola (124 km); Ancona Falconara (159 km); Bologna G Marconi (210 km); Pisa Galileo Galilei (212 km); Rome Ciampino (254 km); Rome Fiumicino (280 km).