|Village / Town:||Cortona 1.2 kms|
|Beds / Baths:||3 / 3|
|Garden / Pool:||Yes / no|
|Nearest town with services:||Camucia 1.2 kms, Cortona 1.2 kms|
|City or Zone:||Cortona|
With the magnificent Renaissance church of Il Santuario di Santa Maria delle Grazie al Calcinaio practically in its back yard, with Cortona in full view at a walkable distance of 1.2 kms (or five minutes in a car!) and an infinite panorama out over the Valdichiana towards Montepulciano and Lake Trasimeno, this handsome villa is definitely one of those LOCATATION, LOCATION, LOCATION properties.
It stands in private grounds of approx. 2 acres with a number of mature olive trees, is south facing, enormously light and has a balcony and a terrace on the first floor from which to enjoy the tremendous views.
The first floor consists of an entrance hall way, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a beautiful tiled kitchen (which has never been used) which leads out onto a panoramic terrace and an enormous sitting room into which light pours from large French windows which lead out on to a balcony.
The ground floor, connected via a wide internal staircase in pietra serena stone consists of a vast kitchen/living/dining area which runs across the length of the house and with a wonderful traditional stone fireplace at the far end. French doors lead out directly into the garden. There is also a third bathroom and a number of other large rooms which could be converted into further bedrooms, currently used for storage.
Outside, there is a garage and a further store room. A pool would be permissible.
The property was built and designed for its current owners some 15 years ago. They began with wonderful ideas most of which have been realised - such as the luminous 1st floor sitting room and kitchen and the enormous open plan ground floor kitchen/living room - but due to work and family commitments, ran out of steam somewhere along the way!
The property requires very little work - a lick of paint - to bring it up to scratch. It also has the potential of becoming a truly magnificent home if one was to invest a limited amount in creating some further bedrooms and bathrooms. Depending on what one does or doesn't do, it could easily have 4 (or possibly 5) en suites, 2 sitting rooms, a pool and a beautiful landscaped garden.
Its vicinity to Cortona as well as Camucia (the well serviced new town at the base of Cortona hill) makes it a sound investment, since it is these properties - nearer to Cortona - which sell at a premium price. There is a mainline train station (Milan-Florence-Rome) in Camucia which makes arrivals, departures and day trips an easy process. Perugia airport is 40 minutes away, Florence 75 minutes, Rome 120 minutes.