Casa Giordano, Cortona, Tuscany, Italy - ¥10,545,758
Casa Giordano, Cortona, Tuscany, Italy
Delightful country estate in a beautiful location close to Cortona.
Set in the area of Piazzano, close to the village if Pergo, near Cortona, two fully restored stone buildings either side of a flagged and stepped courtyard, offering ample and comfortable accommodation. Four bedrooms and four bathrooms between the main house and the guesthouse, with the possibility of renting one and living in the other. The property is early 18th century with the ruins of a mill from an earlier date. Enjoying a dominant position on the hillside above Pergo, with far reaching views over the valley and surrounding hills, as well as towards Cortona itself in the near distance. Although falling inside the boundary of Umbria, the house is very much a Cortona property, being less than 10 minutes drive from the town. Also, only a few minutes to the local villages of Pergo and Montanare, with plenty of utilities and restaurants within a very short distance. Since 2006, the bathrooms have been renewed, while 2 new kitchens installed and a 'state of the art' heating system have been installed. The swimming pool has been changed to salt water and covered by a telescopic, easy to open, roof. The entire property is furnished to the highest standards. The main house comprises fully fitted kitchen with Aga range cooker (including electrical unit), utility, cloakroom, dining room, TV room (den), sitting room and large hallway leading to the stairs for the second floor where is to found an extremely large ensuite bedroom. There is access to the garden and terraces through double glass doors from all floors. The master bedroom is enormous with 4 windows, all with beautiful views of the garden, surrounding countryside and the nearby hill town of Cortona. The ensuite bathroom is similarly large and it comprises a free standing cast iron bath and separate large shower. The bedroom could easily be divided into 2 good sized double bedrooms and access to the bathroom made for the second bedroom. The guest house comprises 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a kitchen. The lower level has an independent ensuite double bedroom, while the upper level has an entrance hall, 2 large double bedrooms, a fully fitted kitchen cum living room, and large bathroom. The kitchen has double glass doors leading to the swimming pool area. The heating system is computer controlled and comprises an oil fired boiler and heat exchange system. In addition to these, the house has solar panels providing hot water and 24 photo voltaicpanels which provide electricity for the national grid for which a remuneration is received. The swimming pool measures 12 metres by 4 metres, is salt water and is covered by a 3 piece telescopic, double skinned roof which runs on rails. In addition there are 3 garages, one of which houses the pool workings, central heating sources and tools, while the others are used variously for cars and storage. In all there are over two hectares of land with the property, between manicured lawns, olive terraces and woodland. All enjoying spectacular views.