ITALY, TUSCANY, CORTONA
Farmhouse + Annex between Cortona and Montepulciano
This property consists of two impressive houses. One unrestored rustic farmhouse – 400 square metres and the other a 130 square metre stunning 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom independent house.
Both are accessed by a traditional ‘white road’ and set in 4 acres (1.5 hectares) of garden. They benefit from having an olive grove in the grounds of one and a 5m x 10m swimming pool in the other.
The first rustic farmhouse is a rare find. Large and totally untouched with over 400 square metres to play with.
Any part of the 400 square metre footage of the large barn/house can be removed and the volume or equivalent amount of square footage can be used to enlarge its neighbouring property, the restored house.
In addition, another swimming pool may be added to the property should you so wish. This large red brick & stone original farmhouse with exposed beams, with animal stables on the ground and living quarters on the first and second floors has also benefited from some impressive Roman stone additions to its external walls over the years.
The views of this 19th century property are a spectacular 360 degrees.
On one side an uninterrupted view of Tuscany’s countryside, all the way to Cortona. On the opposite side, it offers the most stunning views over to & including Montepulciano. On the other two sides of the house, enjoy watching the seasons change and the ever evolving carpets of fields with views across the Avignosesi and Baracci vineyards.
The property, whilst being situated just off the ‘Strada del Vino’ (Wine Route), sits equidistant from both the popular, historic towns of Cortona and Montepulciano.
The second house on this site is a home built with great care and attention and with a mix of traditional Tuscan details and modern facilities.
An absolutely beautiful, 130 square metre red brick house, made with handmade bricks & handmade terracotta floor tiles. As with the large farmhouse, it also enjoys an incredible 360 degree view. As you look across the 3-year-old swimming pool set on a plateau with underground storage & pump-room, the view to Cortona is totally unrestricted. Enjoy lunches in the pergola looking to the Val di Chiana to the west and Cortona to the east. It is their location and un-paralleled views that sets these two properties apart. You can comfortably live in one whilst restoring the other!
The restored house was re-built in 2004, and has been carefully restored in keeping with its surrounding countryside. Hand-painted walls and small frescos creatively painted inside the house accentuate the stone & wrought-iron steps and exposed antique chestnut beams; the attention to detail is striking. High quality finishes together with original materials such as a 300 year old fireplace together with central heating, air conditioning, the most modern electrical & plumbing works, internet, & satellite.