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HOUSE OF SILK

Ref. Ci 298

Village / Town: Mercatale at 3.6 km
Size: 950 sqmt internally
Beds / Baths: 9 / 11
Condition: Excellent
Garden / Pool: Yes / Yes
Energy label: Energy class G
Nearest town with services: Mercatale 3.6 kms, Cortona 20 kms
Price: 2.400.000 €
City or Zone: Cortona
Province: Arezzo
Region: Tuscany

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  • ABSOLUTELY EXTRAORDINARY PROPERTY 
  • STUNNING INTERIORS AND SPACES
  • RUN AS A SUCCESSFUL COUNTRY RETREAT
  • IN A HISTORICAL HAMLET DATING BACK TO 16TH CENTURY
  • BEAUTIFUL PANORAMIC VIEWS
  • MAIN HOUSE - 9 BEDS - 8 BATHS
  • BACHIFICIO: ENORMOUS HALLS/STUNNING CEILINGS
  • UNDERGROUND SPA, SAUNA, HYDRO-MASSAGE 
  • SWIMMING POOL 10X5
  • LAND 1.5 ACRES WITH MORE AVAILABLE
  • NEAREST TOWN AT 3.6 KMS

Extraordinary property in a unique setting on the Umbrian and Tuscan border with stunning interiors and spaces and currently run as a very successful country retreat dedicated to the art of hosting and making welcome large groups from wedding parties, to business groups, to yoga, meditation or music seminaries.

 The main house dates back to the 16th century with an adjacent ex-bachificio (dating back to the mid-1800’s) which interestingly, was used for cultivating silk worms and wine production. The property is situated on the edge of an historic hamlet with far reaching views in a suggestive setting with wonderful panoramas and a short distance from a quaint and traditional small Italian town.

 The main house has a total of 9 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms and has been beautifully renovated with what one can only assume was a professional eye with regard to the use of spaces and light, colour and finishes.  The original character of the property has been preserved to great effect. It is quite simply stunning.

 The bachificio, built on 2 floors with an evocative underground spa area dressed in Travatine stone, has, on the ground floor, two vast spaces with the most magnificent vaulted ceilings and weight bearing arched columns reminiscent of a castle.  On the first floor there are spacious halls, filled with light and with high ceilings designed for yoga practice, meditation, painting workshops, music master classes, experiential training, theatre courses, team building experiences, choir and singing seminars etc...

 The main house is 320 sqm internally (circa 3445 sqft) and is distributed as follows:

Ground floor: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen/studio, store rooms and bathroom

1st floor: 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms

2nd floor: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and corner kitchen

3rd floor: Romantic attic bedroom, 1 bathroom.  On this floor there is also a loft with space for general storage and linens as well as a technical room.

 

The bachificio, 620 sqm internally (circa 6675 sqft) in which residential groups of 20/30/40 or more people can enjoy the spacious and beautifully decorated interiors, consists of:

 On the lowest level: A spa with a beautiful and recently realised hydro-massage tub (for 4 people), a Turkish bath, a sauna, changing rooms and bathrooms, laid in Travertine stone

 On the ground floor: 2 interconnecting rooms of 106 sqm and 87 sqm respectively and a further room of 27 sqm used as a professional kitchen in which to hold cooking classes. There are also 2 bathrooms and a rest room.

 On the first floor: there is a vast seminar hall of two interconnecting rooms of 126 sqm and 112 sqm respectively with an aged wooden floor and bare stone walls.

 

Externally: In grounds of circa 4000 sqm (with availability of a further 10,000 sqm) there are mulberry and olive trees and a  breath-taking view of the valley and surrounding hillsides.  On the lower terraces there is a swimming pool 10 x 5 metres with a sunbathing deck of 100 sqm paved in natural terra cotta.

 There is also a summer kitchen for dining under the stars, with a pizza oven and barbeque.

 

Access to the property is excellent. It has its own well, LPG gas and wood fired central heating.

Nearest town:
Mercatale di Cortona: 3.6 kms
Cortona:20 kms
Umbertide: 18 kms
Nearest airports: Perugia 50 mins, Florence 2hrs, Rome 2hrs

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