A beautiful and comfortable typical Cortona country farmhouse. This nice accommodation is situated 5 minutes by car far from the historic hill town of Cortona. The house is over a hundred years old and constructed of local river rock, the walls are up to a meter thick. There are the usual green shutters and a striped awning over the front door. There are lovely and serene views of the farms and village of Pergo. On the first floor is the kitchen with typical Tuscan terracotta floors and massive wood beam ceiling. There is a gas/electric stove/oven and a large refrigerator as well as a wood burning stove used only for heating now. There is a marble topped kitchen table which can seat up to 6 in a pinch. There is also a fold out couch to relax upon. The kitchen is equipped with all the basic cooking and eating necessities, including an American style coffee maker.
The bedroom, den and bathroom are on the second floor. The bedroom is amply proportioned with a Queen sized bed and an antique armoire. The stonework of the farmhouse is partially exposed with a crystal chandelier. The bedroom is air conditioned. The den sits at the top of the stairs and features a flat screen TV and DVD player. There is a fold out couch which can sleep two and can be curtained off for privacy. The bathroom features a shower tub with brass plumbing as well as toilet, bidet and sink. There is also a washing machine. There is ample parking on the property.
Within a couple of hundred meters, down the driveway and a few houses down, are the local cafe, pizzeria and grocery stores. There you can get coffee and croissant in the morning, groceries or dinner. There is even a little nightlife there, the locals gather to gossip and you can be assured to meet someone speaking English French or German. The renowned local Chef Ryan will be your neighbor and is available for cooking classes and catering.
This property is ideal for families with children or adults wishing to get away from it all and yet be able to dip into the vast amount of culture around Tuscany. Cortona is an Etruscan town, famous for its medieval artists; Siena, Assisi, Montepulciano and Perugia are all within a 45 minute drive. Lake Trasimeno is 15km away and offers beaches, watersports and many scenic towns. Access is easy from Rome, a two hour drive or 12 euro train ride and Florence is only 45 min away.