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6 bedroom stone house for sale

Italy - Mercatale, Arezzo, Tuscany


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Key features:

  • Stunning Tuscan views
  • Located in Tuscany in the municipality of Cortona
  • Original structure dating back to 1500
  • Beautiful Swimming pool and fenced courtyard

Full description:

"Canalecchia" - Farmhouse for sale in Tuscany, Cortona.
Magnificently restored stone house, in one of the most beautiful green valleys near the city of Cortona, in a panoramic position with views over the Tuscan hills and the ancient Rocca di Pierle. The 330 sqm property has been renovated to a high standard, with recovered materials, and consists of 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. The property includes a fenced courtyard on which stands a warehouse of over 100 square meters and a panoramic pool. The lands cover a total of 3.1 hectares and are made up of lawn with fruit trees and also olive trees and woodland. The property lends itself to be a permanent abode, holiday home or even a boutique hotel.

The "Canalecchia" farmhouse is located in Tuscany in the municipality of Cortona on a hill overlooking the green valley of Mercatale. From the centre of the small village of Mercatale there is the road that leads to the property, about 1.5 km, most of which is a white road in good condition. The view that you see from the property is beautiful, quintessentially characteristic of Tuscan postcards. A mix of nature and history, green forests and fields, with outcrops of houses, churches and castles such as the Rocca di Pierle, clearly visible from the property. The nearest village, Mercatale is small but boasts services, about five minutes by car, where there are banks, bars, restaurants and supermarket. Not far away is: Niccone (10 minutes), Lake Trasimeno (15 minutes), Umbertide (15 minutes), Cortona (20 minutes), Town of Castle (30 minutes), Castiglion Fiorentino (30 minutes), Perugia (45 minutes) , Arezzo (50 minutes), Florence (1:30 minutes), Roma (2.30 hours).

"Canalecchia" farmhouse is a property of ancient origin, with the original structure dating back to 1500, as evidenced by the parish archives of Pierle. Over the years the home has undergone various changes that has given it a strong personality and a beautiful aesthetic impact.

The details that set it apart are the stone staircase, centrally located in the structure that leads through the loggia on the first floor; the tower that stands sideways to the original block and outside pergolas, paved with local stone that make the perfect connection to the outside greenery. The restoration work was made in the early 90s, incorporating into the design solutions the needs of contemporary life.

The property is currently divided into three apartments completely finished and furnished, two of which are on the ground floor and one on the first floor. The first ground floor apartment has a living room, kitchen, utility room, closet, and bathroom, double bedroom with access also from the outside through French windows. The second ground floor apartment consists of: living room, kitchen, bathroom and two bedrooms, one of which has access to the porch through another door window.
On the ground floor there is also a beautiful and particular outside bathroom, located under the staircase that leads to the first floor. 
The first floor is accessed via a beautiful stone staircase with a covered loggia, large enough to comfortably accommodate a table for four people. From the loggia you enter the master apartment where one finds the large and bright dining room with kitchen, from here you enter the living room, which gives a cosy feel although boasting impressive features like the ancient, handmade, stone fireplace found on the site during the restorations. There is a large hallway that has two bathrooms on either side of it, and from here you can reach the two double bedrooms. From one of the bedrooms there is the access to the tower on two levels with, study and a further bedroom upstairs. From here you can enjoy a splendid view of the valley.
The property has an additional structure on the outside finished in local stone; currently used as a warehouse and basement storage. The gardens of the house are very well looked after with fruit trees and ornamental flowers. The 12x6 pool has the same stone facing as the main house. The land that surrounds the farmhouse is about 3.1 hectares, although the large garden and lawn is completely fenced. The property is provided with a private well with an abundance of water.

Usable space: (300 | ")

Rooms: (20 | ")

Bathrooms: (5 | ")

Bedrooms: (6 | ")

State of repair

The cottage has undergone excellent restoration reusing the original materials and integrating them into the newly built structure. The floors are done in handmade terracotta tiles. The wooden beams and rafters are irregularly shaped; a testament to their manual processing and to the original beams. The window frames are in hardwood with double glazing and solid wood interior doors.

The hookups are functioning and meet current standards.
The farmhouse has all utilities. 
The heating system is provided via an LPG gas tank and has solar panels for hot water. 
The water system is powered by the well. 
Also two water sources are present.
Satellite TV available.
Telephone and Internet available.

Planning and zoning Permission
Cadastral categories A / 3. 
Energy Class E, 109,40 kWh / m2Y

Property and data constraints
The buildings are made out to individuals and the sale is subject to tax on buildings equal to 9% of the revalued cadastral value (2% for first home).

Potential Land Use

Excellent opportunity for those who want to enjoy Italy while relaxing and living among the magnificent Tuscan landscape with the ability to share this unique space wit guests also gaining an income with seasonal rentals.

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Nearest Airports*

  • Peretola (INTERNATIONAL), 60.5 miles
  • Florence (INTERNATIONAL), 60.6 miles
  • Galileo (INTERNATIONAL), 92 miles
  • Borgo Panigale (INTERNATIONAL), 98.2 miles

*Distances are straight line measurements. This feature is currently in beta.

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Via Dei Colli Immobiliare, Perugia

Via Umbria 54, San Martino in colle, Perugia, 06132 Italy
03339 395774  Local call rate
About Via Dei Colli Immobiliare, Perugia

Via dei Colli Real Estate assists the customer from the moment of the very first contact till the conveyance. And also way beyond that.

We are committed to answer within 48 hours to your requests, we work together in order to identify the property that better answers to your requirements, we come with you and assist you during the visit to the selected property, we provide you with all the documentation on the estate and we supervise on its regularity, we constantly keep you in contact with the vendor, we support you in the negotiation process, we assist you in filling in a written bid ("Proposta d'acquisto") and a preliminary contract ("Compromesso" or "Contratto Preliminare"), we help you cope with the formalities connected to the purchase (as obtaining the compulsory Italian Tax Identification Number, Codice Fiscale, and opening a bank account for non residents), we advise on the choice of a notary (Notaio) and attend to the final deed of sale (Rogito).

Our fee is 3% + V.A.T of the agreed selling price, elevated to 4% + V.A.T. in case the deeds should be translated in a foreign language, with the assistance of an interpreter.
Beyond that, we offer the following services upon request, with variable fees:

1. Pre-purchase Real Estate advisory: professional analysis of the macro-trend of real estate market and of bid-offer dynamics, selection of the areas with greater potential for capital increase;
2. Property inspection with the assistance of a "geometra" or architect;
3. A technical report on the property drawn by qualified professionals;
4. Assistance on mortgage applications for residents and non residents;
5. Financial advisory on public and private contributions for the start up of "agriturismi", country houses, houses and apartments for vacations;
6. Assistance when applying for residency;
7. Water, gas, telephone, electricity contracts and connections;
8. Project Management: detailed cost estimates drawn by qualified technicians; assistance provided to clients in the negotiation of price and other contractual conditions with architects, builders, artisans, plumbers, electricians, masons, gardeners; periodical reports and work supervision; coordination services and translation, to improve communication;
9. Interior consulting: assistance on the selection of furniture, materials, stores, artisans and suppliers.
10. Property management: maintaining your property all year round
11. Exclusive rental services: generating an extra income out of your property

Who are we?
Based in the main centre of Perugia, Via dei Colli Immobiliare operates in the most scenic part of Italy - the regions of Umbria, Tuscany and Le Marches – well known for their dreamy landscapes and friendly atmosphere.
Founded in early 2004, the agency has since them helped dozens of foreigners to find their home in Italy; we are a small team of highly qualified professionals who believe in a personal and direct relationship with final clients.
Via dei Colli is:
Stefano Calafŕ has a financial background, with a degree in Business Administration, a master degree in International Management and some years working as a portfolio manager and as a foreign exchange expert in international banks. He moved to Umbria in 2003, allured by the splendid countryside and by the prospects of a simpler and quieter life; indeed, after he has founded Via dei Colli in 2004, life has not always been quiet!

Emma Coles joined Via dei Colli in 2010 as an International Property Consultant. She has an international economics oriented education, and has dabbled in interior design, while working for a large Italian furniture retail chain. Emma first came to Italy as a child in 1990, when her parents relocated to Italy in search of a laidback life style, immersed in the nature and tranquillity of Umbria. She later moved to France in 2000 to study and work, returning to Italy permanently in 2004.

We have now been joined by Piero Ostuni in 2014 and most recently Gregorio Badessi both of whom are International Property Consultants.


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Via Umbria 54, San Martino in colle, Perugia, 06132 Italy
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