Situated in an oasis of tranquillity and beauty, this wonderful spacious and light mountain top farmhouse, is perfect for someone in love with the true Tuscany. If you enjoy your own company and take pleasure in long, country rambles with magnificent views at every turn or are happy to relax in front of a spectacular panorama extending for hundreds of miles while sitting in the last of the day's sunshine, then this is the perfect setting.
A glorious garden, matured and nurtured over many years, complete privacy and a lovely pool (10 metres x 5 metres). This is a house to be shared with friends and/or family during the long, hot summer months with cooking enthusiasts to enjoy the well appointed kitchen and the fresh vegetables provided by a near by Italian family who also keep an eye on the property.
There is accommodation for up to 9, four double bedrooms, onesingle one and two bathrooms. There is a large and light kitchen/dining area, a sitting room with open fire place, patios to sit out on both front and rear and a vine covered pergola over the rear patio.
The property has WiFi, an irrigation system g for teh garden, the use of an irrigation pond to fill the swimming pool and the garden is completely fenced.
The property is situated in the hills at approx 475 metres above sea level, and its charm is its isolation from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. While day trips to many of Tuscany and Umbria's historic towns are made easy by their vicinity (Montepulciano, Siena, Montisi, San Gimigniano, Assisi, Perugia, Arezzo etc…are all within a radius of 90 minutes), one might find it hard to tear oneself away from this idyllic location once one has settled in.
The property however is a REAL 30 minute drive to the hilltop town of Cortona down a long and winding mountain road albeit very beautiful. It is a mountain retreat, so no popping out to Cortona for an 'aperativo'. It is at the end of a long, but well maintained gravel access road (roughly 1 kms) and unfortunately, there are some electricity pylons nearby. None of these things however detract from the enchantment of the place. It is a genuine haven of peace and serenity.
The nearest shop is in the village of Teverina at 3km away, as is the nearest restaurant – open during the spring and summer months. 10 minutes away at Portole there is a bar/grocer's and restaurant, 15 minutes away, at Castel Girardi there is an excellent pizzeria/restaurant. 15 minutes in the opposite direction – away from Cortona and towards Citta' di Castello in Umbria - there is the village of San Leo Bastia which is quite well serviced with two mini-supermarkets, a butcher's, two bars, a restaurant and a variety of other shops.
Nearest airports are Perugia 50 minutes, Florence 2 hours, Pisa 2hrs 30mins, Rome 2hrs 30 mins