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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Italy - Castiglion Fiorentino, Arezzo, Tuscany

Guide Price €325,000

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Key features:

  • Easy location
  • Great view
  • Permissions ok - ready to start the renovation
  • Garden and pool

Full description:

- Attractive location and easy access
- Splendid views
- Planning approval for two homes
- Excellent residential and commercial opportunity

The estate is situated at the southern entrance to the beautiful Val di Chio and features a detached unrestored farmhouse and several outbuildings. The farmhouse, regarded as the district's stand-out property, was built over 200 years ago and recently classified by the Authorities as being of historical interest. 

The buildings are situated in an attractive setting with uninterrupted views of picturesque Castiglion Fiorentino and neighbouring olive groves, vineyards and arable land. Working farms, traditional dwellings and church spires dot the landscape. 

Comprising 10,000 square metres of prime territory, the estate features cypress, oak, umbrella pines and 200 mature olive trees. 

Overlooked by the resplendent Castello di Montecchio, the land is particularly captivating given its varied topography, interspersed with olive groves, several complemented by sandstone retaining walls. Characteristics of the estate fully support the plan to privatise and beautify the land, and create value-addition.
Estate Redevelopment
A design concept has been created to deliver refined accommodation, featuring two separate properties, enhanced by stylish external relaxation and entertainment areas. 

Land adjacent to the dwellings has been planned to feature contoured olive grove terraces, and landscaped gardens, which include a striking infinity swimming pool.  Pedestrian and vehicle access points, leading to discreet car parking areas set amongst olive plantations, have been thoughtfully considered.

The layout proposed for the farmhouse interior aims to capitalise on its inherent and historic features, and skilfully harmonises elegance and comfort.  The design basis maximises space usage and natural light, via sympathetic opening-up of walls, enlarging existing windows and strategic use of skylights.

The second property - labelled guest house - shall comprise the collective volume of old outbuildings and constitute a new structure, suitably distanced from the farmhouse.

The external appearance of each property shall be typically Tuscan.
Farmhouse - 270 square metres of actual living space, planned to include:
3 double bedrooms each with full en-suite facilities: master bedroom to feature wood burner and dressing room
1st floor lounge with wood burner: lounge offers access to master bedroom and external upper balcony 
Temp controlled wine room with access to external terrace
Open tread glass-step staircase framed in steel connecting ground and first floors 
Ground floor lounge with built in wood burner
TV room
Dining room 
Signature kitchen featuring central island with seating
Walk-in pantry/utility room
Guest washroom facilities
Storage room
Lounge, dining and kitchen offer full access to external terracing 
Basement of raised terrace on the south elevation to incorporate domestic heating system
Separate driveway and car parking

Note: Internal configuration, styling and fixtures can be amended to suit individual taste and preferences: for example, first floor could house 4 bedrooms [instead of 3].
Guest House - 127 square metres of living space comprising duplex configuration:
2 double bedrooms each with en-suite
1 double bedroom with adjacent bathroom
Open plan kitchen with dining area 
Duo living room areas
Sizeable storage/utility room
External portico with access to private dining and entertaining area 
Separate driveway and car parking

Alternatively, the guest property could be configured to house two independent apartments: one comprising 2 en-suite double bedrooms with kitchen, dining facilities and living room area. Second apartment featuring 1 double bedroom with adjacent bathroom, complete with kitchen, dining facilities and living room area. Each apartment would have separate and private access.
Early morning to mid day sunshine falls on the eastern and northern elevations of the farmhouse. Southern and western elevations are bathed in sunlight post noon to sundown. The guest house will benefit from similar exposure. Designated garden areas and the swimming pool shall enjoy day long sunshine. 
Planning Approval and Drawings
Redevelopment plans of the farmhouse and primary exterior features have been pre-approved by the Comune of Castiglion Fiorentino. Plans for the guest house have been formally approved and carry a 10 year validity.  Project drawings, devised by a local architect, include layout suggestions for furnishings and fixtures per room, per property.  Interior and exterior 3D images have been created to illustrate the project post renovation.
Property Utilisation
In combination, the two dwellings provide over 400 square metres of usable interior space. The scale presents flexible usage opportunities insofar as the entire estate is eminently suitable as a primary residence with guest facilities, or partly offered - using the guest house - for rental.  Similarly, the farmhouse could be assigned to rental with the owners using the guest house. Conversely, both properties could be singular or collectively offered for rental.

Location and Amenities
The estate is situated just five minutes drive from the unspoilt and delightful town of Castiglion Fiorentino. The town boasts noteworthy restaurants and traditional shops. Its rail station provides high speed connectivity to major destinations: journey time to Florence is just over one hour. Rome can be reached in two and a half hours.

By car, Cortona is 15 minutes and Arezzo is less than 30 min. Montepulciano and surrounding renowned wine estates are within an hour. Cortona golf course and spa can be reached in 20 minutes.

On foot, an excellent local bar and restaurant is a mere 10 minutes away.  The delightful Val di Chio, replete with vineyards, olive groves and wonderful off-road treks, is on the doorstep. 
Restoration Costs
Professional estimates, relative to restoring the farmhouse, are available [in Italian and English] and include the cost of external terracing and pathways, access gates and swimming pool.

Farmhouse - civil work plus fit-out and external items, estimated to cost Euros 485,000 + IVA and professional fees

Guest House - estimated to cost circa Euros 165,000 + IVA

Cost estimate considers use of a first class builder and premium materials and fittings. Cost files and drawings are available for inspection.

About Cortona International

In a unique collaboration, Cortona International, offers its clients a team of English speaking professionals whose individual strengths provide specialist knowledge in all aspects of buying or selling a property. We also offer a post-purchase property and rental management service for international buyers who may be absent for part of the year.

We do our UTMOST to do pre-marketing checks on our properties in order to ascertain their compliance status.
This does not necessarily mean they are compliant (many owners are resistant to regularising their properties until they have a firm offer), but it does mean we have a complete picture for you, know what the owner must do in order to obtain compliance and the timelines in which this can be done.
A survey of your own should confirm our findings.

We work together with the registered Italian notary regarding the preparation and drawing up of all and any contracts.
English translations and/or an interpreter are provided.
All money deposits are held in escrow by the notary until completion.

We collaborate with international and local agencies in the area and can organise and accompany you on viewings of properties also listed by them. This is done on a split commission basis and at no extra cost to you.

We will supply you with all paperwork pertaining to a property when you view it.
We will also calculate all costs relative to the purchase (notary fees, purchase taxes etc...), future council taxes and overheads and, in advance of any commitment to a purchase, complete estimates for any works which might need to be undertaken.

We offer, together with our professional associates, a full range of post-acquisition services: General caretaking & maintenance; organisation of projects, permissions & renovations/small building works and a rental management service for people wishing to rent out their properties.

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.

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Nearest Airports*

  • Peretola (INTERNATIONAL), 49 miles
  • Florence (INTERNATIONAL), 49 miles
  • Galileo (INTERNATIONAL), 80 miles
  • Borgo Panigale (INTERNATIONAL), 89.4 miles
  • Marina di Campo (INTERNATIONAL), 93.5 miles

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

To view this property or request more details, contact
Cortona International, Cortona

Branch office: Via Nazionale 73, Cortona Head office: Piazzale Europa 5, Camucia
03339 396750  Local call rate
About Cortona International, Cortona

About Cortona International

If you don’t yet know the wonderful town of Cortona in the heart of Tuscany which dates back to the Etruscans, we look forward to introducing you to the area: to the majestic and cosmopolitan town itself, but also its surrounding countryside which ranges from rural and peaceful mountainside, to classic hillside and to cultivated farmland areas, all of which abounds with olive groves, vineyards and spellbinding views.

In a unique collaboration, Cortona International, offers its clients a team of English speaking professionals whose individual strengths provide specialist knowledge in all aspects of buying or selling a property. We also offer a post-purchase property and rental management service for international buyers who may be absent for part of the year.

By specialising in this small niche of Tuscany, we are able to provide an essential and personalised assistance to all of our clients:

Our services include:
Accompanied viewings
Property and land surveys
Translations of all contracts
Help with mortgages
*Property and Rental Management
Projects and permissions
*services provided by our partners

We have 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.

For those with more modest budgets, we 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.it

Our history
Cortona International is a trade name for Agenzia Immobiliare Cortonese which was set up in 1997 by Michele Burazzi for the local Italian property and rental market.

In 2005, his brother Nicola Burazzi joined forces with him, bringing marketing and computer skills to the agency which began attracting the first international clients to their door.

This led to an association with HelpWorksItalia, a property management company set up by British born Alison Koetser, to provide an efficient and professional package for the international client who doesn’t necessarily speak Italian, who is unlikely to know the ‘ins and outs’ of the purchase process and above all, who will want to know that any property purchased will be tended to during their short or long absences.

More recently still, Roberto Ghezzi whose own estate agency ICREA was set up in 2003 after 9 years of living and working in the US, has offered to join Cortona International, bringing with him an array of skills and fluency in English.

We consider ourselves very fortunate to live and work in such a beautiful area of Tuscany. We meet many people who quite literally fall in love with Cortona, as we did ourselves, and can empathise with their dreams of buying a place of their own.

Cortona International will always ‘go the extra mile’ to assist you in any way possible, but above all to ensure you are safeguarded throughout the purchase process and that your interests are looked after from the day you buy until the day you choose to sell.

Agenzia Immobiliare Cortonese is registered at the Chamber of Commerce in Arezzo
and has been a member of FIAIP (Federation of Professional Italian Estate Agents) since 1997


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Cortona International, Cortona

Branch office: Via Nazionale 73, Cortona Head office: Piazzale Europa 5, Camucia
or call 03339 396750
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