|Village / Town:||CORTONA AT 800 METRES|
|Size:||302 SQM + 36 SQM|
|Beds / Baths:||3 / 4|
|Garden / Pool:||YES / PERMISSIBLE|
|Energy label:||ENERGY CERTIFICATE G|
|Nearest town with services:||CORTONA 800 M - CAMUCIA 4 KMS|
|City or Zone:||Cortona|
Being able to admire a cupola or campanile from the comfort of your Italian garden has to be pretty unique. This lovely property, within walking distance of Cortona town centre, has both!! Situated just below Cortona’s Duomo and the Church of Santa Maria Nuova, the property is situated in a prime location with extensive views out over the Valdichiana, and being south facing, it also enjoys spectacular sunsets.
The property is just 800 metres, on foot, to Cortona’s town centre. It stands mid-hillside, just below Cortona, and is surrounded by olive groves. It was completely restored to an exceptional standard in 2013-2014 and has a certificate of habitability (i.e. full compliancy and immediate readiness for sale).
House of Lavender (circa 260 sqm internally) is attached on one side, but it retains complete privacy, and is set back from the rest of the building with no one able to overlook it. It has its own gated entrance and front courtyard, a separate annex, out houses, a pizza oven, its own private well and a fenced garden (approx. 1200 sqm) with lavender, rose bushes and mature shrubs which attract an amazing array of bees and butterflies which are a joy to watch. A pool 9 metres x 4 metres is permissible.
THE HOUSE IS BUILT ON THREE LEVELS:
On the ground floor – a fantastic cook’s kitchen with central island and beautiful marble work top, a large and light dining room, a study/sitting room with a glass enclosed wine cellar feature, a large utility/laundry room and guest bathroom.
On the first floor – there are two spacious and light bedrooms – one with walk-in wardrobe – all laid in aged oak wood floors and VAST en suite bathrooms as well as a light and comfortable winter sitting room with wood stove. The sitting room leads out onto a panoramic balcony which in turn leads down into the courtyard via an external stair case.
The top floor – under the eaves – has a third bedroom with large en suite bathroom and a large attic space for storage.
All utilities are attached with LPG gas and a pellet stove for central heating, as well as a wood stove on both the ground and first floors. The property has its own private well and internet is available.
Casa Lavender is undoubtedly a good buy given its vicinity to Cortona, its stunning views and immediate saleability. The neighbours, market gardeners, are an Italian family (mother and son) who produce a wonderful array of seasonal vegetables and olive oil which to date they have shared generously!
A must to view!!-