Val Ferrone is an early 19th century farmhouse built in a classic mixture of hand made bricks and local stones. A large property of over 400 sq. metres, It was later restored by two English architects with care and imagination, carefully respecting its original character. The ground floor fondos have since been renovated by the present owners with similar sensitivity and attention to detail. The villa has been comfortably furnished and all the bedrooms as the main sitting room are air-conditioned. The villa nestles in the slopes of Monte Solare with vast views of unspoilt countryside. The nearest village is Fontignano, where the famous Renaissance artist Perugino died and is buried. It is surrounded by 2.5 acres of land with lawns, flower and plant beds, a pond, a formal garden, an olive grove and a variety of sitting areas and a dining area.. The villa also has a lovely exterior stone loggia covered by wisteria and a private swimming pool.
Max Occupancy: 10
Villas near Cortona, Tuscany
- Private Pool
- Air Conditioned Bedrooms
- Maid included
- Internet Connection
- Washing Machine
Just south of Lake Trasimeno and 20km/12 miles west of Perugia with a selection of smaller towns in the vicinity including Panicale, Paciano, Corciano and Citta della Pieve. Fontignano shop and bar 2km.Tavarnelle 5 km two supermarkets open till 20.00 and from 8 till 13 on Sundays. The major sites of Umbria, such as Perugia, Assisi, Gubbio, Orvieto and Todi are all within easy reach. The Tuscan border is only 30 minutes away ideal for exploring towns such as San Casciano dei Bagni, Cetona and Montepulciano. Lake Trasimeno offers many water sports to the north of the lake, fishing, boating and ferries to its islands which are still habitable. The lake is also famous for its migratory birds and has a viewing sanctuary. North of the lake lies the lovely town of Cortona and the site of the famous battle with Hannibal. The surrounding area is renowned for its Etruscan archaeological sites and museums such as Chiusi. The wine districts of Montepulciano, Montalcino and Montefalco are also easily accessible.
Open plan dining room with a professional and well equipped kitchen. Small sitting room with French doors leading out to the garden. Bathroom with bath and separate shower.
Sitting room with fireplace leading out to the garden. Kitchen. Air-conditioned double bedroom leading out to the garden. Bathroom with bath/shower.
Up 14 terracotta steps. Large air-conditioned sitting room with fireplace and a piano. Adjoining it is an air-conditioned twin bedroom [convertible double] with ensuite bathroom with bath and separate shower with access to the garden where the pool is set. Down 3 steps there is an air-conditioned double bedroom. Bathroom with bath and separate shower. Sitting room with fireplace with access to a loggia. Air-conditioned twin bedroom [convertible to double] leading to an air-conditioned double bedroom with panoramic window. Bathroom with shower.
The villa is surrounded by 2.5 acres of land with lawns, flower and planting beds, a pond, a formal garden, an olive grove and a variety of sitting areas and an al fresco dining area. The private swimming pool 11.5 x 4.8m/37 x 15 feet with travertine paving, granite borders, roofed loggia offering views across rolling hillsides of olives groves.
Assistance is provided by the very helpful caretaker who speaks English and lives in about 10km/6miles away. Services included in the rental fee, and optional services available, are noted under Price and Availability.
Dishwasher. Portable barbeque. Washing machine. Three flat screen TV's three with DVD, one with satellite [Sky channels]. Two CD players. Table tennis. Air-conditioned bedrooms and the main sitting room on the first floor. Two fireplaces; one working the other decorative. Portable fan in each bedroom. Central heating. Wireless ADSL internet connection [computer not provided].
Acquapark, tennis courts, horse trekking at Tavarnelle.Tennis courts in Castiglion Fosco at about 2km/ 1mile. 9-hole golf and riding stables within 10 minutes at Lamborghini in Panicale. Water sports and bike rentals at Castiglione del Lago (Lake Trasimeno), 25 minutes. Thermal spas at Chianciano Terme, Sarteano and Montepulciano, all within 40 minutes. Luxury restaurant Villa di Monte Solare 2km by car up hill.Vegetarian restaurant 4 km by car. A favourite activity on Lake Trasimeno is the ferry trip to Isola Maggiore, the only inhabited island. There is an old fishing village on the island, with houses dating from the 14th and 16th centuries, and a ruined 19th century folly. St. Francis of Assisi is said to have slept here in 1211, and two little churches boast a variety of artefacts from and paintings of the event. Ferries to the island leave from Castiglione, Tuoro-sul-Trasimeno and Passignano.
Kettle. Mixer. Toaster. Hair dryer. Iron and ironing board.
The private swimming pool ,11.5 x 4.8m/37 x 15 feet, has a constant depth of 1.2m/4 feet with a ladder for entry/exit.
Amenities for Children
1 high chair. 1 cot/crib
Prices & live Availability
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