Palazzo Girasole is located in Anghiari only a few minutes’ drive from the picturesque, medieval, hilltop town. Anghiari is a charming town in the Tuscan part of the Upper Tiber Valley, in the province of Arezzo. It has been voted one of the most beautiful medieval towns in Italy and is a vibrant, albeit small town with an abundance of cultural events throughout the year. The town is approx. 429 m above sea level and has a population of around 5,800 people.
The gated property includes 2 separate houses with one currently used as a family home and the other as a holiday rental. The owners completely restored both houses creating a welcoming, spacious home with ample room for family and friends and a highly rentable independent guesthouse.
The main house was restructured in 2002 and has a modern, Italian designed, kitchen with a central island and dining table. The fitted kitchen, which was installed in 2016, includes 2 ovens and a stylish glass backsplash. There is a pellet stove for additional cosiness in the winter months. To the rear of the kitchen is a spacious pantry/storage room and a bathroom.
The living room is to the left of the kitchen with large glass doors leading to the outdoor dining area with views onto the garden. This spacious room has wood beamed ceilings and a stone feature wall plus a pellet stove for ambience and an additional heat source.
To the rear of the living room is a large room currently used as a home office with a striking barrel-vaulted ceiling with sandblasted terracotta tiles and a bathroom with a shower.
To the right of the kitchen is a second living room with a feature stone arch, bathroom, entrance hall and kitchen. This was conceived as a small ‘granny flat’ with direct access both to the main house and the garden.
The first floor would have originally been the living area and still has a small kitchen in place in the sitting room. To the rear of the sitting room is a large room currently used as a bedroom while a corridor leads from the living room to the rest of the floor where we find 2 double bedrooms, a single bedroom and 2 bathrooms, one with a tub and shower and the other with just a shower.
The rooms on this floor boast beautiful, beamed ceilings and original terracotta floors throughout with the exception of the bathrooms which have ceramic tiles.
A door in the bedroom to the rear of the living room leads to the stairs that provide access to the old watch tower which has been cleverly converted into a study with a separate storage room, there is still more room to develop this area to create further living space.
Currently the main house is set out over 3 floors for a total of over 300 sq m, as follows:
- Ground floor: 2 kitchens, 2 living rooms, pantry and storage room and 3 bathrooms.
- First floor: sitting room with kitchen corner, 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
- Second floor: study and storage room
The guest house is an independent building at a right angle with the main house creating a lovely frame to the garden. This property was restructured in 2007 and is set out over 2 floors. On the ground floor there is a spacious living room with space for entertaining and a Montegrappa ventilated fireplace, a large kitchen with double doors leading to the outside area and a bathroom with shower. The kitchen has a gas hob and electric oven plus a built-in pizza oven.
Upstairs there are 2 large bedrooms and a bathroom with tub. The master bedroom also has direct access to the garden via a stone staircase a door leading out to a small terrace with steps leading out to the garden. The guest house has tiled floors and beamed ceilings throughout and feature stone walls creating a very Tuscan feel, not to mention the pergola for outdoor dining.
Currently the main house is set out over 2 floors for a total of c. 125 sq m, as follows:
- Ground floor: Spacious living room, kitchen and bathroom.
- First floor: 2 bedrooms and bathroom.
In addition to the 2 houses there is also a large garage, a laundry room and next to the guest house are two changing rooms with showers for the pool and lastly, next to the main house is a large wood oven, ideal for pizzas or slow baked bread.
Palazzo Girasole is set in over 9000 sq m of land, fully fenced and includes a lovely lawned area, orchard and vegetable patch and a 4×8 m variable height (1.2 m to 1.4 m) swimming pool built in 2007 that is also fenced for added peace of mind for families with young children.
The property has wooden, double glazed windows throughout while the central heating is via mains gas with radiators plus 2 independent pellet stoves. The main house and guest house have independent boilers. The heating and plumbing systems are certified and in 2012 the heating was updated to a low temperature system. The property has its own well which has very good quality water which is tested every year and is connected to the national grid (3 phase, 10 kW) for electricity.
Access to the property is excellent via tarmac roads leading to both gates.
Palazzo Girasole is a wonderful opportunity for anyone looking for a home with rental potential or simply needing extra space for friends and family to visit. It has been thoughtfully restored and is ready to move into but there’s still room for a few potential projects if the new owners want to make their own mark.
Nearby towns & cities
Anghiari (2 km); Sansepolcro (6 km); Caprese Michelangelo (17 km); Città di Castello (23 km), Arezzo (33 km); Cortona (47 km); Perugia (74 km); Montepulciano (80 km); Pienza (86 km); Assisi (89 km); Siena (93 km); Spello (94 km); Firenze (111 km); Todi (117 km); Orvieto (135 km); San Gimignano (149 km); Roma (245 km).
Perugia Sant’Egidio (74 km); Forlì L Ridolfi (108 km); Firenze Peretola (125 km); Ancona Falconara (165 km); Bologna G Marconi (185 km); Pisa Galileo Galilei (186 km); Roma Ciampino (257 km); Roma Fiumicino (273 km).