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Villa 15392 Tuscany (East), Italy

Sleeps: 8

La Torre
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Description

Within walking distance of shops and restaurants in picturesque Cetona, this eccentric converted 14th-Century tower must be one of our most delightful and unusual properties. With fabulous views from its terrace of rolling hills and the enchanting medieval Citta della Pieve perched on a hilltop, this intimate property is a perennial favourite and ideal honeymoon retreat.

Cetona is a very beautiful and relatively undiscovered hill town which we have been recommending to our clients for some years. Narrow winding cobbled streets with enchanting glimpses of the green countryside lead to trattorias frequented not only by the local clientele as well as Romans who have long had country homes here nestling in the countryside. In Cetona it is easy to be absorbed into the truly Italian way of life, and even our most travelled Italophiles have loved their first time in this enchanting town.

La Torre enjoys the rare facility of enjoying privacy, and with spectacular countryside views, yet being only a few minutes walk from the bustling piazza. Its journalist owner has used her decorative flair in a clever, understated way, keeping the character of this 14th century home as well as making it more than comfortable for her guests.

La Torre, “tower” has been cleverly converted into a bedroom on each floor, accessed by open spiral stairs, the view from each floor getting better and more spectacular. Beautifully renovated, the fitted kitchen has cream marble work surfaces. The shaded loggia in the ‘main house’ leading off the sitting room provides a lovely area for dining al fresco and enjoying the view of the garden and valley. A long flight of stone steps lead down through the garden, to an attractive terrace area with sunbeds, next to a beautiful pool set in a garden area. Clients view the walk up to La Torre after a refreshing swim as all part of the enjoyment of this welcoming home. An unusual home for a couple, a group of young friends, or those with older children.

Accommodation

Sitting room with dining area • Kitchen/breakfast room • Bathroom

First Floor

Open metal spiral staircase to twin bedroom (can be made up as double).

Second Floor

Open metal spiral staircase to double bedroom (can be made up as twin) with small shower room en suite

Third Floor

Open metal spiral staircase to twin bedroom with shower room en suite.

Facilities

Washing Machine, Dishwasher, Microwave, Satellite TV, DVD Player, CD Player, Telephone (usage payable locally, WiFi, Heating (usage payable locally), Barbecue.

Private Swimming Pool

12m x 4m, 1.2m - 1.8m deep with built-in steps. The pool is open from 14 May until 16 September 2011. Outside these dates, the pool can be opened on request for an extra charge.

This villa is a Saturday changeover




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