Romantic cottage with stunningly beautiful vistas from a serene hilltop on an exclusive 250 hectares estate--a well-known mushroom haven--crowded with cypresses and oaks, open to lovely walks.
The two-floor cottage has one large bedroom and bathroom, living room with fireplace, a cozy kitchen, and a wrap-around pergola. It is equipped with wifi and central heating. The cottage enjoys total privacy on a six acre olive grove with a thriving organic vegetable garden.
The owners' house, one hundred yards away, lies beyond a wall of vegetation, with its own entrance and parking. It is used exclusively by the owners. This ensures total privacy for the cottage which has its own entrance and parking.
The estate—with its splendid Renaissance villa--offers memorable walks through pristine forests that witnessed the passage of St. Francis. Nearby a medieval Franciscan convent with a lovely garden is run by seven eccentric nuns as a spiritual retreat and guest house.
Surrounding fields produce saffron, sunflower, wheat, and the rich tobacco for the famous Tuscan cigar.
The 'Via dei Sapori' (road of many tastes) passes through nearby Anghiari--celebrated by Leonardo da Vinci--only 5 minutes by car. It is one of Tuscany's most authentic villages known for its antique fair, theater, concerts, The School of Autobiography, and delicious trattorias--a list of favorites will be provided.
Fifteen minutes away lies Sansepolcro, birthplace of the great Renaissance master painter Piero della Francesca whose fresco 'The Resurrection' is visible everyday until midnight.
In this eastern part of Tuscany, bordering Umbria, many villages with art treasures and antique fairs dot the landscape. Florence, Siena, Perugia, and Assisi are all easy drives from the house.
Keywords: Romantic cottage, private estate, sweeping views, olive groves, organic vegetable garden, heart of eastern Tuscany.