Property ID : LV01
€499.000 - Villa or country house
This property dates back to the 17th century, the oldest part being a tower which later on got completely integrated in the now existing structure. It is strategically situated in Tuscany between Arezzo and Cortona, 5 km north of Castiglion Fiorentino, just off the main road connecting the two famous Tuscan cities in the renowned Valle di Chiana. The imposing exterior is a beautiful mix of stone and brick with deep red and grey colors. The interior has been renovated in the 80’s but needs some TLC to make it into a nice home again. Plenty of space both indoors and out make it into a house with lots of potential for a creative owner.
Two separate front doors give access to the ground floor, one on the front and one on the side of the house, both opening into a large reception room with a nice original brick archway supporting the ceiling. A few steps up is the first room which can have various destinations. The beautiful solid stone staircase leads into a sitting room with a giant fireplace of the type in which people way back used to place chairs on either side of the fire. A kitchen area, two bedrooms and two bathrooms complete the first floor. Another, similar, staircase gives access to the second floor which has been left in an unfinished state and can be easily converted into a wonderful apartment, work space or bedroom with en-suite bathroom and sitting room. All windows face either the olive groove on the side of the house or the plains of the Chiana Valley.
A large storage space and a few smaller outbuilding can serve several purposes, the surface area being big enough for various scenario’s.
After an electric gate a short gravel road leads up to the house as well as the gate of the neighboring property. On the right side of the house a clearing with a couple of mature trees create a nice setting for a relaxing garden. To the left and behind the house is a delightful sloping olive groove situated featuring about 200 trees and many old stone walls divide the land into convenient terraces. The total land surface is about 5 ha.
The nearby main road is littered with shops and stores as well as a bus stop. Arezzo is located at a mere 14 km, Cortona at only 18 km with all their amenities and tourist attractions at a stones throw. Umbria with lago Trasimeno is approximately 34 km to the south, Siena 64 km to the east, and Florence 84 km to the north. Both Siena and Florence feature international airports, the nearest train station with swift connections to for example Rome and Siena is 23 km away.
Energy rating G