Words by Carla Passino

These days of wobbly economy, buyers are hungry for good value properties in established areas, and agent Gemma Knowles of GK Italian Property believes she has just the thing. It is an elegant development in Trequanda, a hilltop village of cobbled streets, towers and medieval churches 30 minutes from Siena and an hour’s drive from Florence.

A handful of classic Tuscan buildings lie at the edge of the village, sheltered by tall cypresses. They will be split into two and three bedroom apartments with floor areas between 78 square metres and 122 square metres. Each unit will blend Tuscan character with contemporary comforts.

“The apartments feature flooring in matte Roman limestone, solid oak parquet, bathrooms fitted with Starck and Jacuzzi suites, lighting by Lumen and interior design by Euromobile,” says Knowles.

The development is situated close to Trequanda’s swimming pool. “It is unusual to be walking distance from a village centre as most borgo developments are in rural locations,” Knowles explains, adding that Trequanda has “a couple of bars and restaurants as well as a butchers, bakers and grocery store.”

What makes these properties really special, however, is that they offer good value at a reasonable price.

“These apartments are really high quality, stylish and very affordable,” says Knowles. “Typically, it is difficult to find apartments for sale in Tuscany under €250,000 or even €300,000, but prices here start from €169,000 (plus 3% agency commission).”

For further information, contact Gemma Knowles on +44 (0) 20 7993 2967 or visit www.gkitalianproperty.com.