Villa Cortona is a rare opportunity to buy an old, converted Tuscan farmhouse in the sought after area of a small lovely Tuscan village, a few short kilometres from the lively town of Cortona.
Originally part of the estate belonging to a famous cardinal, this 346 sqm property was built in the 1800’s and lovingly converted, respecting its noble origins, in the 1980’s by the previous owner, a well known Italian actor and theatre director.
Situated on a hillside with panoramic views, the property comprises two buildings (originally a tobacco drying tower and stables) connected by a glass passageway.
The house is entered via a large outdoor covered eating and sitting area which enjoys panoramic views of the Tuscan countryside.
The former tobacco drying tower, which can be heated separately during the winter months, comprises a large ground floor kitchen with working fireplace and wc/boiler room, first floor study/library and sitting room and the second floor master bedroom with en-suite bathroom.
Each of these rooms enjoys stunning, far reaching views.
The former stables comprise two double bedrooms separated by a large bathroom on the ground floor with a third bedroom and en-suite shower room in the eaves.
There is a large ground floor sitting room (with stone fireplace) and dining area with all doors leading into the garden.
Villa Cortona is situated in private fenced land of one and one half acres (4,300 sq mts) with about 75 olive trees entered via an electronic gate.
With breathtaking views of the valley below, the beautifully maintained gardens and lawn are ideal for parties and indeed sports.
There is a small ivy covered stone building (originally an one horse stable) between the house and the swimming pool, which is currently used as a laundry/storage room.
On the lower terrace, there is a large swimming pool and, surrounded by flowering oleander bushes and ancient olive trees, offers the classic Tuscan feel.
With its noble origins and situated in an extremely prestigious and much desired area of Cortona, Villa Cortona is the perfect property either as a permanent home or as a holiday home investment.
Utilities: main water, 1 well, GPL heating (2500 liters), WI-fi.
Distances: the property is within easy walking distance of a lively village, with well stocked supermarket and butcher, pizzeria, bar (host to foreigners and Italians, as well as international newspapers), a hardware store and a restaurant and spa hotel; Cortona is 4 kms away; also within10 minutes you can reach one of two national mainline train stations (Rome-Florence-Milan).
Notes: there are local caretakers, who have been taking care of the property for the past 25 years, who would be at hand to maintain the grounds, swimming pool, prune the olive trees and pick the olives.
Ground floor: kitchen with working fireplace and toilet / boiler room, large living room with stone fireplace, dining room with French windows, 2 double bedrooms separated by a large bathroom, a third bedroom and bathroom with shower. Gazebo.
First floor: study / library and sitting room.
Second floor: 1 master bedroom with en-suite bathroom.
2nd Annex: warehouse.
3rd Annex (in front of the swimming pool): tool shed.