Casale Il Melograno
Casale Il Melograno has to have one of the most beautiful views of all of our villas. To your left facing you is the beautiful city of Cortona where Under the Tuscan Sun was filmed, in the evening a silhouette against the sky and in front of you the terraced hills slowly collapse into the lower softer hills and the valley that leads across towards Montepulciano and north towards Florence. This beautiful stone farmhouse has recently been restored and converted into an extremely comfortable private home, furnished and fitted to a very high level with a lot of attention to detail. The kitchen has a “La Canche” cooker with a dining area closed in glass, leading out onto a paved terrace with a summer kitchen with gas & BBQ and a shaded dining area with another two further shaded dining areas in different positions in the garden. What’s great about this house is that you feel connected to the garden as there are many doors leading into the garden from sitting rooms, bedrooms as the kitchen, which rarely are found in many of our properties. The carefully looked after terraced garden surrounds the farmhouse with the private swimming pool set at one end, facing south west ensuring sun all day. Even though there are only three bedrooms, there is a lot of living space with a sitting room on the lower ground floor as on the upper ground floor, both air-conditioned like the rest of the whole house and furnished with very comfortable modern furniture, in keep with the terracotta floors and beamed ceilings. Outside the lower ground floor sitting room is a wonderful positioned loggia with a modern outside living space, the views from here are just magical. A very special home in a very special place with stunning views.
Max Occupancy: 6
Villas near Cortona, Tuscany
- Private Pool
- Internet Connection
- Washing Machine
- Fully Air-conditioned villa
In the fertile, hilly farmlands to the north-west of Lake Trasimeno above the walled hilltop city of Cortona, 15 minutes’ drive, where you have an array of shops, bars, restaurants including a weekly market on Friday’s. The property lies just west of an ancient battlefield at Tuoro sul Trasimeno, where Hannibal famously trounced a Roman army many times larger than his own, and north of the fortified promontory of Castiglione del Lago. The Etruscan hilltop town of Chiusi and Montepulciano renowned for its vineyards, both about 40 minutes’ drive to the south-west. Siena, Perugia and Assisi can be reached in about an hour's drive.
Lower ground floor
A very well equipped kitchen with a La Canche cooker leads into an air-conditioned dining room to the right, with views of the countryside, leading out to a paved terrace with the first shaded al fresco dining area with summer kitchen and barbecue. To the left into the air-conditioned sitting room with fireplace leading out to another paved terrace with a seating area.
Upper ground floor
Accessible from both the dining room and sitting room.
From the dining room; up 8 steps to the wood oven [not usable] then up another 5 steps to the open plan sitting room with library and fireplace.
Up 14 steps from the Lower Ground Floor sitting room to the Upper Ground Floor sitting room. WC with laundry facilities. Air-conditioned double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom with two wash basins, bath and separate shower leading out to the garden. Air-conditioned double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom with shower leading out to the garden.
Up 10 steps to the air-conditioned twin bedroom [convertible to double] with an ensuite bathroom with shower.
Wonderful landscaped garden with several lawned terraces with olive trees, pomegranate trees, hedges and plants, all adding to the magical views of the rolling countryside. A nook for everyone with three shaded al fresco dining areas with Travertine tables; of which one adjacent to the villa with a summer kitchen with gas and a fixed barbecue and just around the corner a shaded seating area. The private swimming pool, 5 x 12 meters/16 x 38 feet, set on a lower terrace furnished with sun loungers and umbrellas for shade. Outdoor shower.
Assistance is provided locally by the property's very helpful caretaker who speaks little English and lives in Cortona. Services included in the rental fee, and optional services available, are noted under Price and Availability.
Dishwasher. Microwave. Fixed barbecue. Washing machine. Four satellite TV’s [No Sky channels]. Megaboom system. Mosquito nets on all windows. Fully air-conditioned except the sitting room on the Upper Ground Floor. Central heating. Two working fireplaces. Wireless internet connection [computer no provided]. Fixed landline telephone. Intruder alarm.
Tennis at Cortona. Riding stables and beach with water sports within 30 minutes. Two 18-hole golf courses within 45 minutes, near Perugia.
Kettle. Toaster. Iron and ironing board. Three hairdryers. American filter coffee maker.
The private swimming pool, 5 x 12 meters/16 x 38 feet, with a depth of 1.4-1.6/4.5-5 and steps for entry/exit.
Amenities for children
1 cot/crib. 1 highchair.
Additional notes about the property
Smoking and pets are not permitted.
Prices & live Availability
No pricing and availability information for product for year 2017, but in the meantime we are more than happy to discuss any information you require regarding our villas. We can also save your details to our Pre-Booking database and contact you once we launch sales, ensuring you get priority on the villa and the period you want. Enquire here.