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OLIVE TREE HOUSE

Ref. We1889

Village / Town: 8 mins
Size: 125 sqmts
Beds / Baths: 1 + 2 / 2
Condition: Excellent
Garden / Pool: Yes / yes
Energy label: G - Epi > 195 Kwh/mq per anno
Price: 450000 €
City or Zone: Cortona
Province: Arezzo
Region: Tuscany

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Standing in the midst of a beautifully landscaped garden with pool, in an accessible location, south west facing and with a VAST PANORAMIC VIEW, this extremely pretty property offers elegance, charm and comfort. It is not isolated, despite it being on a hillside and surrounded by olive groves and farmland.

it is a 2 minute drive to a lovely little Italian bistro/bar and just 5 kms from the authentic town of Mercatale di Cortona.

The house, attached only at the back which affords it complete privacy, is surrounded by olive groves with a particularly stunning olive tree in the middle of the garden which must be hundreds of years old.

The property – 120 sqmts - was completely restored in 2007 when all the utility systems – plumbing, electrics and septic tank – were newly installed.

It also has its own private well recently re-done.

The original oak and chestnut beams were retained as were the traditional ‘cotto’ floor tiles giving the house a warm, lived-in feeling despite its complete renovation.

The far reaching view and surrounding countryside are breathtaking.

The pool, 10 x 5 metres and with a depth of 2.2 metres at the deep end, was strategically built to enjoy the best of the fantastic views.

This beautifully interior designed house consists of a well planned modern kitchen with dining area and stone fireplace, a spacious living room with a second fire place. The gorgeous master bedroom under the eaves is accessed via a small, internal wooden staircase leading off the hallway where there is a bathroom.

Downstairs there are two elegantly designed rooms used as bedrooms – both leading out in to the garden - with en suite bathrooms. There is a storage room under the external staircase and a wood shed to the side of the property, also for storage.

The house is easily accessible and just off a quiet country road which leads to a few other properties further up the hill.

Its garden is approximately an acre with a further 5 hectares of olive groves and woodland.

ONE OF THE CURRENT OWNERS WOULD CONSIDER THE OPTION OF A HALF SHARE IN THE PROPERTY I.E. BUYING OUT HIS INVESTMENT PARTNER FOR E.225,000.

The nearest towns, Mercatale and Lisciano Niccone, have all services – supermarkets, banks, pharmacies etc…and Perugia airport is just a short 40 minute drive away.

The house has been successfully rented out for many years and there is a local, english speaking caretaker who would continue to look after the property.

The larger towns of Cortona and Umbertide are approx. 30 minutes away, but there are a number of good local restaurants in the nearer vicinity.

The area in general is largely farmland and there are no spoilt views.

The presence of the prestigious Castello di Reschio in the near vicinity, has lent the area a certain panache, but it has retained its traditional Tuscan authenticity, providing the simple charm so many people are looking for. Tuscany and Umbria’s most famous towns are all within a radius of 90 minutes – Montepulciano, Siena, Pienza, Perugia, Gubbio, Assisi etc…

Nearest airports are Perugia 45 mins, Florence 1hr 30 mins, Rome 2hrs. Nearest main line train stations (Rome-Florence-Milan) are in Camucia di Cortona 20 minutes away. Access to all major motorways are within a 20 minute radius.

A truly lovely property and most definitely one to add to your itinerary!

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