Located in the Tuscan province of Arezzo, Casale Belle Vista is just a short drive away from the energetic town of Cortona, right in the heart of Italy. This exquisite country house was built from stone on an elevated hill in the 19th century. The elevation allows for a breathtaking view of the Tuscan countryside, and the two valleys itâ€™s surrounded by, the Val di Chiana and the Lucignano. The property was a bed-and-breakfast as well as a restaurant and has been renovated to match, but it still retains the original infrastructure it was built on. The property has been able to maintain its original Tuscan spirit without giving up the comforts of modern daily life.
The 1.150m2 country house has been divided into two distinct separate units which can easily be re-joined.
The ownerâ€™s manor of 350m2 has been recently restructured and consists of a luxurious double living room with a fireplace, spacious kitchen, four large bedrooms some with a walk-in closet, three bathrooms, study, sauna, laundry room, and a spacious attic. Its recent restoration left typically Tuscan features such as exposed beamed ceilings and stone walls intact and added more modern features and modern interior design.
The larger main unit of 800m2 is divided over 3 floors plus the attic. The ground floor has a restaurant, which can comfortably seat up to 70 people inside and up to 300 people outside. Next to the dining area, there is a characteristic wine cellar, perfect for preserving vintage wines and offering tastings. The first floor has a very spacious living room with a beautiful open fireplace, making this the perfect place to host a reception or conference. The first floor also has a large professional kitchen, four bedrooms, and a bathroom. The second floor has an apartment with two more bedrooms, a bathroom, and a kitchen. Currently, this part of the property is being rented out on a weekly basis in the summer months.
Outside, the property is surrounded by a 5.000 m2 garden containing elegant Mediterranean pines, cypresses, and conifers, as well as an olive grove consisting of around 100 trees. The property also includes two large swimming pools for the two units, all to better enjoy the sunny days, the Tuscan countryside is so well known for. The garden and the swimming pools are designed to provide ample privacy between the two units but can be easily united.
The property can remain as a private residence, but the option to convert it back into a bed and breakfast or restaurant is still available.