Stone farmhouse in an excellent panoramic position, nestled on the hill adjacent to the town of Cortona, surrounded by numerous prestigious accommodation facilities, enjoys a wide and privileged view of the Val di Chiana.
The property boasts a horseshoe shape and is composed of an older part, dating back to the mid. 19 century, and a more recent one that was the result of an expansion.
The extension and restoration works were carried out by an architect to best preserve the rustic style of the Cortona area without neglecting the energy efficiency of the building.
The building is presented in its raw state to allow buyers to choose the finishes and install the desired systems with the lowest economic impact. Sewage systems are set up and a “hammer” artesian well has been built, 99 meters deep, which provides fresh drinking water and a considerable storage capacity.
The 175 sq m property is built with local stone or masonry walls, with blocks of the most efficient brick covered with local stone. The roofs are made of oak beams. The town is spread over two main levels and is prepared for any two independent units.
On the ground floor there are seven rooms which, according to the original project, can be used for the following uses: entrance, large living room with fireplace, bedroom / multifunctional, wood oven / bathroom, closet / bathroom, kitchen, dining room with fireplace and pantry. On the same floor, communicating, there is the 30sqm garage which has an entrance decorated with a hand-worked local stone platband. From the garage you can access a spacious cavity that surrounds the entire perimeter adjacent to the hill. The 30 cm thick reinforced concrete wall, almost 4 meters high, has been scrupulously waterproofed and has a system of channels to keep the interior safe and dry.
Thanks to its strategic location and its generous dimensions, the cavity can accommodate a complete technical compartment or be destined for another use. Still on the same floor, climbing a few steps from the dining room, you enter a bright bedroom, overlooking the valley, complete with exclusive bathroom with window and walk-in closet with window. The wooden beams of the hipped roof are original, the result of careful restoration. The staircase leading to the bedroom is enriched by an arched niche that can be used in various ways or as a refined decorative element.
From the living room, through a large corridor, you enter the stairwell. The skylight facilitates the path to the first floor, where there are 3 rooms used to accommodate two bright bedrooms and a bathroom. One room enjoys a view of the valley while the other allows access to the terrace, which is designed to accommodate a lovely gazebo with a panoramic view.
The property is completed by a lovely rear garden and a courtyard in front of the garage. The 2500sqm well-kept olive grove has been home to 100 olive trees, quince, fig, wild fennel and laurel for over a century. An area of the olive grove has already been designated to accommodate the swimming pool by virtue of an exceptional exposure and view.
On the border between Tuscany and Umbria, it is easily reachable from Arezzo and Siena but also from the Trasimeno lake area, from Perugia and Assisi.
The property is excellent as a first home but above all as a second home and / or to be introduced into tourist circuits.