befits its original function as a watchtower, the house stands
on the side of a hill, at an altitude of around 550m, with stunning
panoramic views over the Val di Chiana. It is surrounded by peaceful olive groves
while above stretch the wooded Tuscan hills.
On the hill
opposite stands the ancient city of Cortona, which is a
scenic 10 minutes drive away by car or 45 minutes on foot.
house is just 3.5kms off the main Arezzo-Perugia
(SS71) road: the final 1.5km
climb up to the house through the olive groves can be a little bumpy
as the road, an ancient muletrack, is unsurfaced.
around the house are formal and informal terraces (covered and open)
and gardens offering countless places in which to laze or to eat, in
sun or shade. The kitchen garden is full of seasonal vegetables
(organic – like the rest of the produce from the estate) and the many
fruit trees offer a selection of delicious fruit.
A small, free-standing swimming pool (5m x 3.5m) is available close
to the house, with a larger one (7.5m x 4m,) about 300 metres away down the hill. The river below the house (about 10 minutes’
walk) offers a series of pools in which to splash and paddle.
room with wood-burning stove (internal staircase leading off)
kitchen/dining room (large electric oven, 5-ring gas hob, microwave,
kitchen and reception room lead onto a covered south-facing terrace
with chairs, tables and a wood-burning bread oven
bedroom (small double bed)
space, leading onto the west-facing terraces
(washbasin, WC, shower)
room with wood-burning stove, television, video and CD player, access
to west-facing terraces
bedroom with washbasin
bathroom (WC, 2 washbasins, bidet, bath, hand shower)
- large double bedroom (single beds) with washbasin
(possibility of adding 3rd bed).
household linen (sheets, towels, tea towels, etc.) is provided.
house can be centrally-heated at all seasons.
Books (in French, English, Italian and Dutch), CDs and videos are available
throughout the house.
and other supplies can easily be obtained from either Cortona or Camucia
(supermarkets, butchers, bakers, greengrocers).
The Cortona supermarket and greengrocer will deliver.