Traditional farmhouse and cottage restored to highest specifications. Beautifully positioned in rolling countryside and situated off a quiet country lane close to the Tuscany border. Fenced and gated grounds of 1ha contain: 6 x 13 meter salt water pool, BBQ & pizza oven, 3m trampoline and unobstructed views of Lago Trasimeno.
The property consists of 2 houses. Farmhouse has 4 bedrooms (sleeps 9), 3 bath - traditional home which was expertly restored in 2005. The cottage was constructed in 2006 in the traditional style (c.70m from farmhouse) and has 2 bedrooms (sleeps 4), 2 baths.
Location is excellent for relaxing by the pool in a tranquil setting or for touring the Tuscany & Umbria regions and visiting many of the beautiful towns and villages close by - Arezzo, Assisi, Cortona, Montepulciano, Orvieto and Siena - all being within a 1hr drive. Florence and Rome are best reached via 1.5hr train ride - station is 20mins from the property. Both houses have wireless broadband.
Wine tasting and cookery schools/lessons: We have many highly recommended wineries close by and the famous Vino Nobile di Montepulicano region is just minutes away.
Sightseeing trips: The immediate area has many wonderful towns and villages to visit.
Cortona - Base for the popular book and movie 'Under a Tuscan Sun' is approx. 20 mins.
Montepulciano - Internationally renowned for its wine and beauty.
4 UNESCO World Heritage sites -
1. Pienza; also famous for its pecorino cheese.
2. Assisi; spiritual home of St. Francis.
3. Siena - home of the 'Palio' and reputedly the place where perfect Italian is spoken.
4. Val d'Orcia & Montalcino - area of exceptional beauty and home to Italy's greatest wine, Brunello di Montalcino.
Castiglione del Lago, Paciano and Panicale - designated amongst the most beautiful villages in Italy.
Florence & Rome (we suggest by train- station 20 minutes from house).
Also shopping at Val di Chiana Outlet Village.
Additional features of the house include: Fantastic Pool - features include, roman steps, 2.4m deep end with diving board, skin-friendly salt water system, wonderful 'bisazza' mosaic tiles which shimmer and reflect different colours. A large terrace surrounds the pool and there is ample space to relaxing and sunbathing.
Wireless internet through most of the property - check you mail by the pool or under the shade of the magnificent oak tree.