4 bedroom villa for sale
Italy - Tuscany, Arezzo, Cortona
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- Stunning view
- Renovated with artistic elegance
- Located in the prestigious Pergo area
- Mature garden
- Mature olive trees
- Pool with surrounding patio
- Central heating
- Within walking distance of Pergo village
- Just 8 kms from Cortona
It has all the necessary requisites:
Situated on a hillside with stunning panoramic views, it is a charming property with noble origins. It is located within walking distance of the small, but busy village of Pergo and a further five minutes from the hilltop town of Cortona where one can enjoy fine wines in the open air piazzas, excellent restaurants and an eclectic mix of both foreigners and Italians.
Once part of the extensive estate belonging to Cardinal Passerini; lands bestowed on him by the Medici family in the 1500's, the estate stands in private grounds of one and one half acres (4,300 sqmts) entered via an electronic gate offering added security.
Originally built in the 1800's, the two buildings which comprise the property were converted in the 1980's by the property's previous owner, a well known Italian actor and theatre director.
In fact, its conversion combines both the artistic with the classical, creating an immediately welcoming and comfortable environment. The two buildings - originally a tobacco drying tower and stables - are conjoined by a short glass passageway, allowing for large house parties and a modicum of privacy for the owners.
The ex-stables consist of two double bedrooms and large bathroom on the ground floor with a third bedroom and shower room in the eaves. There is also a large open plan sitting room (with magnificent stone fireplace) and dining area from which all doors lead out into the garden.
The ex-tobacco tower - which can be heated separately during the winter months - houses a large kitchen with working fireplace and wc/boiler room on the ground floor, a sitting room with a beautiful study/library space in wood on the first floor and a large master bedroom and en-suite bathroom on the top floor. This cosy bedroom also enjoys air conditioning installed in more recent years. Each of these rooms enjoys wonderful far reaching views of the Italian countryside.
Outside there is a covered eating area which looks out over the beautifully maintained lawns and garden all of which have been loved and nurtured for the last 35 years. There is a small annex currently used as a laundry/storage room and on a lower terrace a large swimming pool overlooking the valley. Dotted around the grounds are a number of vibrantly beautiful oleander bushes and many olive trees, some immensely old, which provide sufficient olive oil for the year.
Whether a holiday home or permanent home, a caretaker would be at hand to maintain the grounds, swimming pool, prune the olive trees and pick the olives and air and/or clean the house when required. Cooking services are also available. This is an added bonus especially if one wishes to continue the property's successful rental business.
The village of Pergo (3 minutes by car, 15 minutes walking) is well serviced with a lively bar which enjoys a mix of foreigners and Italians (also international newspapers), a pizzeria (also take-away), a very well stocked supermarket/delicatessen, a hardware store and a Relais restaurant and spa hotel (La Corte dei Papi). Cortona is 5 minutes by car and there are two national mainline train stations (Rome-Florence-Milan) within a 15 minute drive.
Ideally situated, it is a beautiful estate located in an area of Cortona which is greatly sought after.
To buy a home in this prestigious area would be considered a sound investment.
CORTONA REAL ESTATE
At Cortona Real Estate we know hard work, efficiency and transparency are the keys to being a good estate agency. Established in 1997, our agency has successfully closed hundreds of sales and has acquired a reputation for being professional, friendly and above all, scrupulous in its attention to detail. Its English speaking team has over 50 years of combined experience in the field of property sales. Some years ago it joined forces with HelpWorks Italia (HelpWorksItalia.com) a property management company which offers a host of services to assist international clients post-purchase. More recently still it has been invited to become an associate of one of the UK's leading international real estate agencies, Jackson Stops & Staff.
We have learned from experience that selling houses requires empathy, intuition and a sizeable portfolio of properties to magic out of a hat when parameters change. We have also learned how important it is for the buying process to be a pleasure and an adventure. After all, if we hope for you to 'fall in love', we should at least set the scene for a romance!
OUR 12 SIMPLE STEPS TO BUYING A PROPERTY
i) Initial contact: Our first necessity is to understand and interpret your criteria. We do this by asking for a 'wish list' of what you are ideally looking for and what sort of budget you can comfortably afford. We then forward you suitable properties and continue to do so until you have perfected your choices and are ready to make a trip out and view.
ii) Itinerary: On the basis of the properties you have picked, we will organise an itinerary and appointments. Ideas are often clarified during viewings and so we are always prepared for a change in schedule and viewings of alternative houses.
iii) Transparency: As an agency we don't just highlight good points of a property. We will also inform you of what we consider negative aspects either in the short or long term. Your pocket is just as important to us as our reputation!
iv) Collaboration: We work with a number of local and international agencies in Tuscany and Umbria and can source properties for you across these two areas. In this instance, we would accompany you to all viewings, act on your behalf in any negotiations and undertake all necessary searches. There is no added cost to you for this service because we work on the basis of a split commission with the associated agency.
v) Documentation: After the viewings, we provide you with all pertinent technical information regarding those properties you are interested in i.e. floor plans, measurements and land maps. We also calculate the purchase costs, annual taxes and notary fees so you are fully up to speed with what costs you would incur if you chose to buy.
And should you decide to take the plunge, we will:
vi) Organise a survey (cost E.500 + VAT), to ensure the property conforms to all local and EU planning and building regulations.
vii) Provide advanced estimates of any works you might want done (i.e. installing a pool, kitchen, bathroom) so you know what your total outlay might be.
viii) Assist in negotiations and establish terms, conditions and timelines to satisfy all parties.
ix) Take you step by step - together with our registered Italian notary - through each legal phase of the purchase thereby removing the necessity and added cost of an international lawyer.
x) Provide written translations, in English, of the survey and all ensuing notarised contracts.
xi) Establish methods and means of payment with any deposits held in escrow by the notary.
xii) Transfer all utilities into your name and assist you any way we can with your move, including the organisation of any works that might need to be done (from decorating, to the installation of wi-fi, air conditioning etc… to a complete restoration) or simply finding you a caretaker, gardener, cleaner etc…. to maintain the property in your absence.
ABOUT CORTONA REAL ESTATE
Cortona Real Estate has a large selection of properties from town houses and apartments to country properties in beautiful settings (villas, farmhouses, residential complexes). We have restored properties, properties in need of upgrades and abandoned properties in need of complete restoration.
If you can't find what you are looking for, or if you are looking further afield (Florence, Siena, Montepulciano, Lucignano, Castiglione del Lago, Sansepolcro) we would be more than happy to do you a personalised search. We have an extensive network and also collaborate with many of the internationally recognised agencies based in these areas. Just email us your requirements and we'll start asking around.
For those with more modest budgets, we also have a choice of practical and comfortable homes - new builds, apartments in condominiums, portions of old houses - which can be viewed on our Italian website: immobiliare-cortonese.com.
References: To date, our international clients have only praise and thanks for the service we provided them. You can see their feedback on the agency website (Cortonarealestate.it)
The agency is registered at the Chamber of Commerce in Arezzo and has been a member of FIAIP (Federation of Professional Italian Estate Agents) since 1997.
- Peretola (International), 87.6 miles
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