ITALY, TUSCANY, AREZZO, CORTONA
Castle near Cortona for Sale with 3.5 Hectares
Castle near Cortona for Sale. Located on the hills of Cortona, 17km away, this beautiful castle dates back to the middle ages.
The property comprises 3 houses and several outbuildings (568 sqm) surrounded by walls and 3.5 hectares of of land.
One building has been completely renovated. The others are structurally sound but need to be refurbished. A pool would be possible.
The property would be ideal as a private residence, B&B, hotel, spa or restaurant.
Access is possible by two country roads which both end at the entrance of the property, so there is no passing traffic and it has complete privacy.
This beautiful property on the hills of Cortona, was built in the Middle Ages as a customs and Florentine fortress. It consists of 3.5 hectares of land and several buildings (3 houses and several outbuildings for a total net area of 568 sq m.), surrounded by walls.
One building has been completely renovated, the others need to be restored but are structurally sound. It is possible to build a swimming pool.
The property (568 sq m liveable space in all) contains three homes, a pentagonal structure once thought to be the original fortress entrance, and a traditional bread oven all of which is surrounded by a metre-wide defensive wall, complete with “feritoie” or lookout posts. Period details from the 1400s can be seen in the internal and external architecture.
Inside the restored house, on the main floor, is a large living room with fireplace and French doors to the terrace, a granite-counter kitchen, and master bedroom with bathroom. Below, on the first floor is a large living area, a bathroom, a study and a bedroom.
Heating is supplied by mains gas or by a top-of-the line Ungaro wood pellet stove that heats the entire house. There is a satellite dish for television reception, and wifi internet. Fiber optic internet is now available in the area too. The water supply is from a 90 metre deep well.
The other two buildings require complete restoration, but are structurally sound: one has been inspected and certified by a structural engineer.
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