|Village / Town:||TECCOGNANO-SANT'ANGELO|
|Size:||240 SQM + 120 ++ SQM|
|Beds / Baths:||5 / 5|
|Garden / Pool:||YES / YES|
|Energy label:||ENERGY CERTIFICATE G + F|
|Nearest town with services:||PERGO 4 KMS, CORTONA 10 KMS|
|City or Zone:||Cortona|
A truly magnificent property dominating the valley from its hillside perch: The quintessential Italian villa steeped in 300 years of history, in the most perfect of settings, laid out in beautifully landscaped grounds of 6 hectares with a stunning panorama which extends across the vast plains of the Valdichiana as far as Monte Cetona and Montepulciano.
South south-west facing, the estate has been designed to perfection, but most importantly has retained its original Tuscan characteristics, giving it a charming simplicity in its inimitable elegance. It is laid out over several terraces with manicured lawns of which a principle feature has to be the large panoramic terrace with a period balustrade which enjoys the most stunning of views; the perfect place to be seated at the end of a hot summer’s day with aperitivi in hand!
There are any number of quiet and secluded seating areas around the property, a variety of annexes, a panoramic pool and a separate covered parking area below the main house.
As a whole, this stunning estate, lends itself to the idea of being a world apart; an ideal place in which to relax in the luxury and charm of a unique period home which is nestled in the hills, surrounded by peaceful and scenic countryside, and yet just a short distance from Cortona town centre - 10 mins by car, 35/40 mins on foot.
Built in the 1700’s, the interior layout of the property has been designed as carefully as the grounds: The main entrance, complete with ancient crest above the front door, leads into a spacious and light foyer off which all the rooms - a cosy library with stone fireplace, a gracious sitting room also with stone fireplace, the kitchen, the dining room and a guest cloak room - all interconnect.
For dining al fresco there is a large covered pergola adjacent to the kitchen with a stone and brick BBQ. Again the wonderful view dominates the setting.
To the far side of the entrance foyer is a beautiful and original central stone staircase which leads up to a first floor landing, furnished as a further living room with a central stone fireplace. Two bedrooms, a bathroom and the master en suite – which all have windows overlooking the view - lead directly off this landing.
Annexes within the grounds
1) The Guesthouse
Is a delightful little annex, tastefully decorated and furnished with two lovely and spacious double bedrooms with en suites decorated with classic hand-painted De Maio tiles.
2) Garage – with similar finishes to the house and a wonderful covered porch and terrace in front which enjoys the wonderful views.
3) Pool house
4) Laundry room
5) Boiler room
The grounds consist of approx. 6 hectares consisiting of garden, olive trees and woodland which includes cypress trees, pine trees and centuries old cedar trees. The large swimming pool (72 sqm) and discreetly hidden from the main house, provides a lovely relax area again, with panoramic views.
The property has its own independent supply of water with 2 wells and a natural spring, its own septic system, an LPG gas tank, a wood stove/fireplace in the library which can also heat the 16 radiators, electricity, telephone and internet.
Located as it is in Cortona’s prestigious Conca d’Oro zone (the golden basin), the area is well serviced: It is just a few minutes from the renowned Lunghi Delicatessen with its excellent cheeses, local meats and fine wines and just 5 mins by car from the quaint and well serviced village of Pergo (4km) which also has an excellent mini-supermarket/delicatessen, a bar with outside seating, a pizzeria and various other useful shops.
Within the immediate area are 3 excellent restaurants: Il Molino di Montanare owned and run by the Baracchi family - of Baracchi wine fame – also owners of the prestigious Il Falconiere Relais, Villa di Piazzano and Relais La Corte dei Papi. Camucia, a large town with all services and a mainline train station – Rome-Florence-Milan – is also just a 10 minute drive away.
Perugia 30 mins
Florence 70 minsRome 120 mins