The answer as to WHY this lovely Tuscan farmhouse has such a high asking price, would have to be its PRIME LOCATION! It is in a UNIQUE setting: Nestled at the forefront of a natural concave bowl, the house has an absolutely STUNNING VIEW out over the Valdichiana and beyond, but ALSO towards the Cortona hillside where the Palazzone tower stands tall and endless terraces of olive trees dominate the landscape.
It is a SUPERLATIVE view, enjoyed from an enormous stone terrace with a giant pergola and shaded by a mature wisteria which is simply gorgeous! Dining al fresco while watching the sunset, takes on a new dimension at this wonderful stone built farmhouse and the annual New Year's Eve display of fireworks out over the valley must be a theatre of light!
The property is ALSO situated in the MUCH SOUGHT AFTER Metelliano/Pergo area which is environmentally protected and therefore TOTALLY UNSPOILT. It is extremely private with a well maintained access road of approx. 1.5 kms. The main Cortona-Mercatale road is, however, just a 3 minute drive away and in the immediate vicinity there is the lively and popular village of Pergo with all basic amenities, an excellent Relais restaurant, two wonderful delicatessens/mini-supermarkets, a bar with international newspapers, a pizzeria, a hardware store and other useful shops. Both Cortona and Camucia are at a short distance of approx. 4kms.
The house itself is characteristic of the area and classically built on two floors with a fenced off garden of approx. 1 acre with a further 3 hectares (approx.) of surrounding olives and woodland. A short walk down from the house there is a lovely stream from which the property derives its name.
The house is laid out as follows: On the ground floor a large kitchen, a dining room, a walkthrough room (also used as a bedroom), a bathroom and large double bedroom. With a separate external entrance there is a further bedroom with ensuite bathroom.
On the first floor there is a master bedroom with ensuite bathroom, a further two bedrooms, a large double sitting room with antique fireplace and a bathroom.
All of the ground floor rooms open out on to the large stone terrace where there is also a dedicated wine cellar with regulated air-conditioning, a barbeque/pizza oven, a pool 10 x 5 strategically placed to enjoy the best of the view and a lawn bowling/boules court. At the back of the house there is also a dedicated laundry/technical room.
The price of this property is high, but as with all special and great things, they tend to come at a premium!