|Village / Town:||20 mins|
|Beds / Baths:||3 / 3|
|Garden / Pool:||Yes / yes|
|Land:||Over 30 acres|
|Energy label:||G - Epi > 195 Kwh/mq per anno|
|City or Zone:||Cortona|
Set in one of the best locations on the hillside above Cortona with all day sunshine until late evening and a view as far as the eye can see. This really pretty and welcoming home was restored about 12 years ago at the same time the garden was lovingly landscaped.
There are various levels each with a covered pergola under which one can enjoy the shade and the views. The swimming pool has been strategically positioned to enjoy the astounding far reaching views towards the Apenines and enjoys very last of the day’s sunshine.
The house has 12 hectares of surrounding land most of which is woodland, but a couple of hectares have been dedicated to both vines and olive trees. About 2 hectares have been beautifully landscaped with mature shrubs, lawns, patios, covered pergolas and an abundance of flowering plants.
The property is private with an excellent access driveway. It is a good 15 minute drive from Cortona, but the views along the way out over the Val d’Esse and Lake Trasimeno make every journey a scenic splendor. A morning cappuccino or an evening drink at the Portole bar/restaurant (a 30 minute walk or 5 mins by car) during the summer period means a spectacular view combined with a fresh breeze. The popular pizzeria/trattoria Castel Girardi, with a large outside seating area, is a 10 minute drive away.
The house is built on three levels with one bedroom and bathroom on the ground floor as well as a cantina which is used as a laundry/storage room. On the first floor there is a second bedroom and bathroom, a large and light kitchen with open fireplace and mezzanine level above, a sitting room and a third bathroom.
Both the kitchen and the sitting room lead out under a covered pergola – one at the front of the house and a gorgeous one at the back covered by a mature wisteria plant. There is a third bedroom under the eaves with again, an amazing view out over the valley and beyond.
The property could be successfully rented out from May through October, the months in which the demand for holiday country houses with swimming pools in the area is high. A local family is available to provide a caretaking and maintenance service.
The surrounding countryside is absolutely beautiful and there are many different walks (or cycle rides) to choose from. The area is made up of an eclectic mix of Italians and foreigners who get together at the various annual festas put on by the parish of Teverina (10 mins away).
Cortona is 17 kms away as is the small village of San Leo Bastia (in the opposite direction towards Umbria). Perugia airport is 50 mins away, Florence 1hr 30 mins, Rome 2 hrs.
Cortona itself is a wonderful town rich in history and more recently also home to many fine wines and excellent restaurants. A property of this caliber so near to the town and yet in a wonderful rural setting has to be a sound investment.