Our classic Italian far is built in a traditional style with high chestnut-beamed ceilings that keep the house cool even on the hottest summer’s day, beautiful stone floors and many large rooms for relaxing, eating or playing in. It has 6 bedrooms, 4 bath/shower rooms, a large sitting room, dining room, games/TV room, kitchen, larder and laundry room, however the best of all is our amazing view looking south west over the Tuscan hills around Cortona. There is also a loggia for covered dining on the terrace just off the kitchen, needed in the summer to escape the heat!
Outside we have extensive grounds, starting with our beautiful classic electric wrought iron gates and stone/brick pillars leading to our Cypress tree lined drive through our olive grove. We also have a large fenced in heated swimming pool with plenty of seating and sun loungers. There are also two sizes of children's swings for small and larger children.
Our area is known in Italy as the sunflower. This is because in almost all directions within 30-45mins we have beautiful towns to visit (Cortona, Perugia, Assis, Gubbio, Sansepolcro to name but a few), lovely hilltop villages, fantastic restaurants, and Lake Trasemino with activities in abundance and much more. Umbertide is our local town with a lovely square and castle and has a few supermarkets, wine shops and one of the best Gelateria's in Italy!
When looking for our house we wanted seclusion, classic Italian architecture, views of the countryside.....the Italian dream, and we think we have found it! We have since modernised the house with underfloor heating, modern windows and mosquito nets built in, top of the range kitchen, beautiful floors, games for all ages of children and two fridges to hold all the necessary ingredients for a good holiday!
We love our visits in spring when the hills are emerging from winter and the wild flowers are in abundance, the summer when we like to relax around the pool or read a book under an oak tree, or our autumn/winter visits when you can light our large open fire and cosy up with a book and a glass of wine having been out for a stunning walk in the hills. Something for everyone.