Prestigious stone farmhouse recently renovated in a modern way, immersed in the green countryside and views of Cortona, in the heart of Tuscany.
Sitting on a hillside in a privileged location, at a walking distance from the famous historical town of Cortona, in the heart of Tuscany - lies this luxury brand new restored stone country house with bright modern interiors, heated pool and garden with a panoramic view over the Val di Chiana.
A jewel of Tuscany, renowned today thanks to the film “Under the Tuscan Sun”, based on the same-name novel. Cortona lies on a hill about 600 meters above sea level, in a strategic position that allows to reach the most important artistic and cultural centers of Tuscany and Umbria, such as Florence, Siena, Perugia and Assisi.
The property is 1.5 Km from Cortona.
The property enjoys an excellent sun exposure and consists of a main country house, of 310 sqm, a barn developed as a guest house of 88 sqm and a large annex of 44 sqm. The main house is laid out on two levels. On the ground floor there is a large open plan living area with fireplace, a big living-dining room, a beautifully designed kitchen and a whole area dedicated to services, such as laundry and spacious pantry. Still on the same level, there is a double bedroom and bathroom with panoramic windows to the external gardens.
The internal spaces have been carefully studied to provide large open spaces and natural light. A small entry hall with a stone staircase leader to the upper floor, where there are three double bedrooms, each equipped with ensuite bathroom. The guest house consists of a private terrace, entrance, living area, bathroom and storage room. On the first floor there is a beautiful loft style bedroom with a window view on the city of Cortona .
The annex is composed of two connected rooms which can be converted into a gym, guesthouse or any other destination.
State and finishes
The estate has been completed a full restoration and development project in April 2021, with great attention to details and high luxury finishes. This refined combination of modern and antique elements makes the property unique.
The ground floor has handcrafted flooring with Trani stones and open exposed wooden beams on the ceilings, while on the first floor there are fine oak floors and bathrooms with resin. All windows are equipped with sliding screens.
The kitchen and the bathrooms have been designed and crafted by local designers and artisans.
The property has been restored with attention to energy conservation and environmental protection and is equipped with double glazed windows, wall insolation, high energy efficiency fixtures.
Utilities: Electricity, heating, air conditioning with centralized systems and solar panels (not seen from the house) which provide hot water in summer.
Water comes from a large private well. Connection to the telephone line, high-speed cable Wi-Fi.
The house is equipped with an alarm system and the garden and pool with a centralized irrigation system.
The property has a private entrance with automated gate with video intercom - which leads to a big parking area. There are two large external terraces, one in the front of the country house and another one on the opposite side connected to the kitchen with a small vegetable garden, ideal for alfresco dining.
Situated above the house, lies the heated pool 4 x 9 mt with salt water and a beautiful pergola supported by wooden columns with BBQ and open kitchen which can be used for outdoor lunches in the pleasant summer climate.
A private gate provides access to a small footpath which guides to the old road road to Cortona.
The property boasts a perfectly maintained 3 hectares of olive grows with stone walls and the garden is fully planted with Mediterranean flowers. There is an antique natural source which has given the name to the locality Fonte dei Frati.
The one-of-a-kind position and all its facilities make the property perfect both as a holiday retreat and as a permanent prestigious home. It is the ideal solution for those who love Cortona and Tuscany and wish to live in the countryside, but in close proximity to all amenities and services, in a luxury country house with all up-to-date facilities.