Farm house Cortona (Italy)
A Tuscan farmhouse with a difference. Overlooking the beautiful Val Minima, 30 minutes from the historic towns of Cortona and 45 minutes from Arezzo, completely restored and full of small but unique details, while in the park there is a hard tennis court and swimming pool.
In a very pleasant contest, in the privacy of the garden and still not far away from the services, small shops and bars are situated just 5km away, while the city center of Cortona is 25 away. The right place rom where to start the trips to Tuscany and Umnbria.
This beautiful 300 square metres house is easily accessible through a gated entrance off the country road from the Val Minima to Cortona, yet totally private and protected by mature shrubs and trees.
At the front, the house has three entrances. An external staircase to a classic loggia leading to the main door. To the side, a ground floor entrance through double steel and glass doors into the conservatory, which in turn leads into the open plan kitchen and dining room. Also, to the side of the house a second external staircase leading to the canopied first floor terrace and entrance via French double doors to a separate drinks/bar area with its own sink and fridge bar unit. At the rear, the house can also be accessed through double doors leading from the open plan dining room and kitchen to the large rear terrace with its spectacular views over the private gardens. Steps from this terrace lead down to the swimming pool.
Entering the house from the ground floor glass doors of the conservatory you will find the fully equipped kitchen with corian work tops, double ovens and bright orange Smeg refrigerator leading through to the open plan dining room and double French doors to the large terrace. In the summer months this is the hub of the house and it works beautifully. Also on the ground floor there are three double bedrooms and three en-suite bathrooms.
Via a newly designed staircase with ground edge LED stair lighting there are on the first floor two further double bedrooms, another excellent bathroom and also the master bedroom suite with a glass wall shower unit and elliptical bath, again with lovely views over the gardens. Entering the house from the external staircase and loggia you will find yourself in the magnificent high ceilinged main reception room with original fireplace - a perfect setting for entertaining. There is a new wood burning stove in place and, together with the full central heating system, easily turns this space into a cosy alternative for winter living. Also on this floor is a TV/music room for those quiet moments and the meeting/drinks room with it is fitted bar and doors to the first-floor terrace with spectacular views of the distant Apennines. All the reception rooms on this floor are also flooded with natural light and offer a cooler, calm alternative to the main "hub" of the house around the open plan dining room and kitchen areas on the ground floor.
This beautiful property, both the house and garden, exude peace and tranquillity and the location, though rural.
The house, which dates from the 17th century, is set in 5,000 square metres of land. The very private and mature gardens are terraced and include a large orchard with cherry, apricot, fig and plum trees, a hard tennis court and the large 6m x 12m swimming pool with Travertine surround. There is an automatic sprinkler watering system for the gardens and secure fencing throughout.
State and Finishes
Proprerty was completely restored in 2012 to an exacting standard and now reflects the Scandinavian/Mediterranean influences of the current owners. Unlike typical Tuscan villas, it’s now flooded with light having sand-blasted oak beams, hand-fired pale terracotta tiles and a pale colour palette throughout, set off with splashes of colour from Finnish designers Marimekko.
The property is a great solution for those who would like to live in a total relax through the whole year or just during the holidays or for those who would like to find an investment solution to insert it afterwards in the chain of touristic accommodations with all the features.
Le Figaro Properties reference: 36517021