ITALY, TUSCANY, AREZZO, CORTONA
Amidst the pinewoods which divide Cortona from Castiglion Fiorentino lies this extraordinary property, which has very recently been restored.
Originally meant as a family home it has now opened its doors to guests who wish to experience a home away from home. The woods which surround the property and the well maintained lawn with its colourful flowers invite the guests to feel away from it all. Adding to this feeling are the stunning views over the Chiana valley, where the famous Chiana cows are bred. The views sweep over to Cortona and Lake Trasimeno.
A wooden pergola, barbecue and wood-burning oven invite guests to enjoy relaxing evenings, delicious barbecues or homemade pizza whilst enjoying a spectacular sundown. Local materials such as wood, terracotta, even solar panels have been used therefore having a lower impact on the environment and the work was personally supervised by the owner himself.
It is equipped with all modern comforts such as wi-fi internet, air conditioning in the bedrooms.
Adjacent to the villa lies another building which has been turned into a get-together area with a big table and benches maintaining the rustic feel to it. A very big fireplace dominates the room which is ideal for family reunions or groups of friends.
The jewel of this villa is the saline water swimming pool, which was built right at the steps which lead to the living area and is practically a continuation of the house itself.
It has a removable glass-top roof construction over the pool, which in summer can be easily moved aside or the pool can be covered again when it’s raining. The water can be heated during winter time.
This is a one of a kind swimming pool with a hydromassage area where you can relax even more and which adds to this property the possibility of enjoying a nice dip in the pool even in the cooler months or in the evenings when you can turn on the lights which create a colourful therapy.
There is also a natural swimming pond, a beautiful natural bio swimming pool purified by lily pads and plants instead of chemicals.
Ground floor: entrance, dining area with table seating 8 people. From here you have access to the pool, fully equipped kitchenette with dishwasher, gas burner, electric stove, French windows lead to the outside area where the gazebo is situated, living area with sofas and fireplace, 1 double bedroom (queen size) and bathroom with shower.
First floor: A glass staircase leads to the first floor, which hosts another living area in a sort of mezzanine floor overlooking the ground floor. The sleeping area consists of 3 double bedrooms, one of which has an ensuite bathroom. One independent bathroom with shower is at the other bedrooms’ disposal. One bedroom has access to a terrace, which overlooks the valley and Lake Trasimeno. This same bedroom has a mezzanine floor with an extra single bed ideal for a child.
Another bedroom has access to the outside.
The property earns a substantial rental income.