6 bedroom stone house for sale
Italy - Mercatale, Arezzo, Tuscany
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- Stunning Tuscan views
- Located in Tuscany in the municipality of Cortona
- Original structure dating back to 1500
- Beautiful Swimming pool and fenced courtyard
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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