|Village / Town:||5 mins|
|Beds / Baths:||4 / 3|
|Garden / Pool:||Yes / yes|
|City or Zone:||Cortona|
This stunning, show-case property, designed to provide the height of luxury in the perfect location, would make an idyllic family holiday home, but would also make a sound investment given its high-end of the market rental potential.
Named as the Hunting Lodge, this property is one of six equally characteristic buildings within a luxurious gated complex of 5 acres. Each property has its own private garden and swimming pool. Standing on the grounds of the original hamlet which was once administered by the Order of the Knights of St Stephens and part of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, each property has been meticulously reconstructed with high quality materials combined with state of the art technology.
The Hunting Lodge, styled on the Leopoldine buildings introduced to Tuscany in the 18th century by Pietro Leopoldo the Grand Duke of Tuscany was conceived, designed and executed by a group of eminent Tuscan architects who between them have taught at Harvard, Columbia and Florence universities.
Inspired by the hamlet’s ancient history, and motivated to make a mark of their own on the Tuscan landscape, this dedicated group of architects – teamed with an engineer and an interior designer – have created an island of beauty and harmony.
Its fine lines, its allocation of space and the abundance of natural light make it stand out from traditional Tuscan homes and its setting, with beautiful views up to the hill top town of Cortona, surrounded by classic Tuscan countryside – ideal for walking and cycling – make it a unique property.
The property, as can be seen in the photographs, is perfect: beautiful architecture combined with elegant and tasteful interiors and a wonderful landscaped garden with pool.
Built on one floor - other than for the gorgeous bedroom situated in the characteristic Leopaldine dovecote - the property (which totals 202 mtq) consists of:
A small entrance loggia leading into a large living room with a fireplace.
A dining room leading in to the large eat-in kitchen from where French doors lead out under the covered porch (45 mtq).
A master en-suite bedroom in the first floor dovecote (33 mtq)
A second en-suite bedroom
Two additional double bedrooms and a bathroom.
The covered porch has been designed as a comfortable outside seating area for dining ‘al fresco’ as well as for enjoying the breath-taking nightly sunsets with the last of the sun’s rays settling on Cortona town itself.
The private garden, of just over one acre, is on two levels with a swimming pool of 50 mtq.
The property has a gated entrance, a carport for three cars and is completely fenced.
On an investment level, the property could rent out, at the top end of the market, for approx E.4000-E.6000 p/w depending on the extra services supplied.
Cortona’s world-wide famous fine wines, its penchant for fine dining and its astuteness in having avoided mass tourism in favour of hosting year round cultural, musical and gastronomic events, has ensured a thriving rental market from Easter through to October.
Extra services could include organised wine tours, in house chefs, bookings for Cortona’s famous Wine, Dine and Shine exclusive wine dinners, cooking & painting classes, private guided tours of the many surrounding towns famous to Umbria and Tuscany, and even trips to Tuscany’s coastal towns in the beautiful Maremma region which is just 90 minutes away.
These services can be sourced independently or provided privately by Cortona International’s partners.
Maintenance for the outside areas of the Hunting Lodge is a service offered by the owners of the Lodge, as is the provision of weekly cleans during the rental season.
The property is situated 15 mins from Cortona town centre, but within walking distance of a small village with shops and just 4 kms from Camucia town with all services.
There is a mainline train station Rome-Florence-Milan in Camucia
Nearest airports are Perugia 40 mins, Florence 1hr 15mins, Rome 2 hrs
Features of the property:
The house was built with traditional materials, but with up-to-date technology that guarantees waterproofing of foundations, high thermal and acoustic insulation and high structural integrity. There is an air conditioning system with inverter equipment, a satellite TV system, a set-up for a photovoltaic integrative system and an outdoor irrigation system.
The maintenance of the outside areas of the house can be cared for by a local company with proven reliability, which can offer a wide selection of house-keeping services.
The same companies can also take care of arranging weekly rentals of the house during the period between April and October.