Set high in the wooded hills above the historical town of Cortona, this restored and ancient farm provides a great location for those who wish to enjoy peaceful, unspoilt, yet interesting surroundings in great comfort.
As one drives down to the property you can’t help feeling a sense of anticipation: turning into a gloriously open space surrounded by trees and ultimately your holiday home, it is difficult not to be overwhelmed by the setting and the stunning, far reaching views to the distant mountains. Surrounded by 62 hectares of its own land, there is a glorious walk through the woodland to one of the most spectacular views in Tuscany overlooking Lake Trasimeno.
The swimming pool, sculpted into the grounds and set in to the side of the hill, is designed in a way whereby the edge simply “disappears”, into a spectacular backdrop providing the ultimate panorama. Its interior designer owner, with both inside and alfresco living in mind has exquisitely and sensitively restored the house.
Whilst remaining sympathetic to its natural environment, it is a house imbued with a sophisticated yet “comfortable” ambience, and furnished throughout with beautiful, inviting sofas and armchairs, antiques, artefacts, all softened with warm rugs and cushions. The sitting room is smart and spacious, the study with fireplace intimate and cosy, bedrooms spoiling and comfortable, bathrooms characterised by their magnificent free standing old-fashioned bathtubs, two large walk-in showers and spectacular tuscan stone sinks. The spacious kitchen/dining room acts as the social hub of the house; a well equipped and attractive living space which leads onto a covered terrace with a dining table set in a position to enjoy long, lazy evenings whilst enjoying the spectacular views of the hills.
With its two independent cottages within metres from the main house, it is perfect accommodation for family gatherings, or an adult group (most comfortable for a maximum of four couples) who may appreciate the opportunity for their own space. A highly recommended property and early booking is advisable.
Ground Floor: Kitchen/dining room • Sitting room • Study/dressing room • Double bedroom • Shower room
First Floor: Sitting room • Twin bedroom • Twin bedroom • Bathroom • Master double bedroom with bathroom ensuite.
Separate Annexe: Twin bedroom with shower room en suite.
Separate Annexe: Double bedroom with shower room en suite.
Washing Machine, Dishwasher, Microwave, Basic Italian Sky Satellite TV, DVD, Stereo/CD Player, Telephone, Heating (payable locally), Barbecue, Pizza Oven.
Private Infinity Pool
12m x 6m, 1.2m - 2.2m 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
- 12m x 6m pool opening season 21 May - 23 September.