Piazza Aranci, Tuscany

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Located on the quiet piazza of an ancient hamlet, built on the ruins of a castle just a 20-minute drive from Volterra and surrounded by the beautiful landscape of the Tuscan hills, this property has been recently renovated and offers a blend of traditional Tuscan character and modern style, complete with a self-contained guest unit.

The original stone entrance staircase leads to a spacious open-plan living area with contemporary kitchen and fireplace, modern bathroom and utility/closet room. Stairs from here lead to the upper level with 2 bedrooms with lovely views, and a bathroom. On the ground floor, with an independent entrance but with a connecting door to the main house, is a spacious self-contained unit with open-plan kitchen/living room with fireplace, bedroom and bathroom. There is also a store room and boiler room on the ground floor. The property is equipped with all main services and has underfloor central heating.

The picturesque little town of Chianni, where the houses are huddled together on narrow stone streets flanked with shops, bars, cafés and restaurants, is within walking distance. Surrounded by vegetation with chestnut woods and olive groves, Chianni is 350 metres above sea level and has splendid views over the valley below. Its hidden position has helped to maintain the sense of timelessness away from the stampede of tourists, yet it is just a 40-minute drive from Pisa airport.

The coastal cities of Castiglioncello and Cecina on the Tyrrhenian coast, the golf courses of Pisa and Castelfalfi, and the remains of Etruscan and other historic towns, such as at Volterra, are all within a 30-minute drive. The ancient hot-water spa town with of Casciana Terme is just 5 km away.

Type of property: Townhouse
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Location: Chianni, Tuscany
Contact: L’Architrave
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