Crocci di Sotto
In older, simpler, times, Crocci di Sotto appeared on maps as the lower of two crosses, and so it has become known - the ‘Lower Cross.’ It was built about 400 years as a farmhouse when, typical for those days, the farmer’s family lived upstairs with their animals on the floor below. The present owners have refurbished the house from top to bottom, preserving the best of the original features - the weathered doors, beautiful old floors, the grand fireplace in the sitting room and wonderfully crooked beams in the ceilings - and found local craftsmen to recreate whatever time and wear had rendered unsalvageable. The bathrooms and kitchen, however, are modern and imported although designed to match the spirit of the building, and the gardens, with their fruit trees and private swimming pool, have nothing at all to do with the property’s early function. The result is a charming, sun-filled country home with masses of character, every modern comfort - from soft couches to satellite TV – and a lovely view of the 10th century Castello di Sorbello. The property straddles the Tuscan-Umbrian border in an area of lovely walking trails, within easy reach of Lake Trasimeno and hilltop Perugia on the Umbrian side, and medieval Cortona and Montepulciano, the famous wine centre, in Tuscany.
Max Occupancy: 11
Villas near Cortona, Tuscany
- Private Pool
- Internet Connection
- Satellite Tv
- Washing Machine
Set in the hills north of Lake Trasimeno, midway between Tuscany’s Cortona and Umbria’s Umbertide, both less than 15km/9 miles away, and right on the regional border. This is beautiful country for walking, with a variety of trails near Castel Rigone and along the Tiber River near Umbertide. There is a little food shop at Pino, 3.5km/2 miles, and a supermarket at Mercatale, 15km/10 miles. Lake Trasimeno offers boating and water sports at Passignano sul Trasimeno, which is also the ferry terminal for the trip to the lake’s only island, Isola Maggiore. The gorgeous city of Perugia (Umbria) and the wine centre of Montepulciano (Tuscany) can both be reached within 40 minutes.
Portico wreathed in vines. Entrance hall. Sitting room with a big fireplace. Dining room. Well-equipped kitchen with a glass door opening to the garden. Laundry room. Study with a glass door to the garden. Single bedroom that opens to the garden. Bathroom with shower.
[up 14 stone steps] Sitting room with a fireplace. Master double bedroom [king-sized bed] with an ensuite bathroom with bath and separate shower. Double bedroom [king sized bed] with an ensuite bathroom with bath and separate shower. Double bedroom [king sized bed] Twin bedroom. Bathroom with bath.
[on one floor] Living/dining area. Kitchenette. Double bedroom. Bathroom with shower.
A large and very well-kept lawned garden with beautiful views of the valley and the Castello di Sorbello. The private swimming pool, 15 x 8m/49 x 26 feet, is set below the house, about 50m/yards away.
Local assistance is provided by a caretaker who speaks English and lives about 10km/6 miles from the villa. Services included in the rental fee, and optional services available, are noted under Price and Availability.
Dishwasher. Washing machine. Spin dryer. Satellite TV [Sky Channels]. CD player. Central heating. Portable fans in all bedrooms. Fireplace. Fixed telephone line. Wireless ADSL internet access (computer not provided).
Tennis courts in Mercatale, 12km/7 miles. Riding stables, 1km/0.5 miles. Golf at Perugia, 45km/27 miles. Beaches and water sports on Lake Trasimeno, 35km/21 miles.
Hair dryer. Iron and ironing board. Kettle. Mixer. Toaster. American coffee maker.
The private swimming pool, 15 x 8m/49 x 26 feet, has a depth of 1.2-2.5m/4-8 feet and steps for entry/exit.
Amenities for Children
1 high chair. 1 cot/crib.
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.