|Village / Town:||Cortona 15kms|
|Beds / Baths:||4 / 2|
|Other:||Private garden + terrace|
|Garden / Pool:||Yes / no|
|Energy label:||G - Epi > 180 Kwh/sqm per year|
|Nearest town with services:||Village shop 1km, Fratta 5kms|
|City or Zone:||Cortona|
On a gentle rise in the midst of the Val Di Chiana’s open countryside surrounded by fields of sunflowers, vineyards and olive groves, Casale Dell’Arco is a large semi-detached house in a period hamlet of six properties.
All of the houses in this charming hamlet are built in old Sienese brick (customary for the area) and it has a friendly, open air to it. The surrounding countryside is absolutely beautiful and ideal for walking or cycling. Cortona is perched on the hillside at a distance of 15 kms and Camucia, where one can find all amenities including a main line railway station (Rome-Florence-Milan), is 12 kms away. Local shops are at a distance of approximately 5 kms, but there is a small village store at 1km.
The property is attached on one side, the other three being surrounded by a large, fenced in mature garden (one third of an acre) with a wonderful variety of flowering ornamental plants, shrubs and fruit trees. The first floor of the house enjoys wonderful 180° views out over the plains and towards Cortona, as does the covered terrace where one can dine ‘al fresco’. An evening meal on the terrace is a spectacle as one witnesses the last of the sun’s rays fade on Cortona, to be replaced by twinkling lights illuminating the hillside.
The house is 120 square metres on each floor. The first floor, with spacious and tastefully decorated rooms, has been restored and is immediately habitable. It is accessed by two external staircases (front and back) and consists of three large double bedrooms, one single bedroom, two bathrooms, a large kitchen (6 x 4 metres) with a fireplace, and a living room/study.
The ground floor of the house consists of four large store rooms, a large garage, a pizza oven and a woodshed. There is pellet and gas central heating, solar panels installed for hot water and double glazing. The house has its own well and a new roof was completed in the spring of 2014.
The house is easy to run, welcoming and commodious; ideal for a large family. It also lends itself to being converted into two or more apartments which makes it a very interesting proposition and a viable investment.
Good value for money, good location, great potential.
The house is located 12 km from the hilltop town of Cortona, ca. 6km from the Perugia-Siena dual carriageway, and ca. 10km from the A1 motorway link.