12 bedroom character property for sale
Italy - Cortona, Arezzo, Tuscany
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- HIGH END OF THE MARKET AGRITURISMO
- PROFESSIONAL KITCHEN AND RESTAURANT
- SEATING FOR 30 INSIDE
- SEATING FOR 30 OUTSIDE ON TERRACE WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS
- 4 RESTORED HOUSES WITH 12 BEDS AND 12 BATHROOMS
- A CANTINA FOR WINEMAKING + STORAGE FACILITIES
- OWN VINEYARD AND OLIVE GROVE
- ORGANIC PRODUCTION
- WONDERFUL VIEWS, EASILY ACCESSIBLE
- SWIMMING POOL
Rosemary, wisteria, olives, vines and oak filled woodland enrich and surround the property which is currently run as a high end of the market agriturismo. The brown of the earth, the intense green of the woodland, the silver grey/green of the olives and the white, winding roads meandering around the hillside, combine to create a landscape which has inspired artists since time immemorial. There are about 700 olive trees and the vineyard is about 1,600 sqmts. The current owners make their own organic wine and olive oil. There is a total of circa 10 surrounding hectares.
Of the seven buildings, four have been comfortably and elegantly restored for living accommodation. The ex-limonaia has been converted into a fully equipped professional kitchen and restaurant. Of the remaining two buildings one is used for wine making and the other as a storage facility.
In fact this property would lend itself equally well to being a Relais or Charme Hotel. Wonderful views are to be enjoyed from all the houses, each one with its own patio and terrace. In all there are 12 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms (+ 2 in the restaurant), 5 living rooms with antique stone fireplaces and 5 kitchens.
The divisions in those houses which have been converted into separate apartments can easily be reversed. All of the accommodations have independent meters for electricity and gas. In three of them air conditioning has been installed. There are 5 wells, wi-fi, covered parking, English lawns and a swimming pool.
The restaurant, beautifully interior designed and with a fully equipped professional kitchen has seating for about 30 people both inside and outside. Outside, there is a covered terrace from which one can enjoy spectacular sunsets.
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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