Located in a little hamlet only 5 minutes drive from Monterchi, home to the Madonna del Parto by Piero della Francesca, this detached stone cottage is on two floors joined together by both a traditional external loggia and an internal wooden staircase. Monterchi is an ancient hill village with all amenities to hand: banks, restaurants, chemist, supermarket and other shops.
The nearest towns are San Sepolcro and Citta di Castello, both of which are bustling unspoilt towns not frequented by tourists. The capital of the area is Arezzo, which is 20 minutes away by car, and is full of interest.
On the ground floor one finds the kitchen and sitting room with fireplace, both with access to the covered portico that runs along the rear of the property with wonderful views of the Tuscan countryside and the pretty, terraced garden. Also on the ground floor is a bathroom with walk-in shower and an area used as a study that could be an occasional bedroom if need be.
On the upper floor, accessed by both the external staircase and a rather steep set of wooden stairs, there are two double bedrooms sharing the second bathroom.
There is sufficient space for a pool and, though there are other well restored properties close by, the garden and portico are private.
There is gas central heating, mains and well water, a land line and internet service and the nearest shops, bars and restaurants are only a short drive away in Monterchi. Arezzo, with a main line train station is an easy 25 km drive.
This property is absolutely adorable and unique; its shape, with the external loggia, is quintessentially Tuscan but on a smaller scale.
VENDOR'S COMMENT: "Our Italian farmhouse stands on a hillside in a quiet valley. The valley is considered of some importance, and new building is not allowed, it is also protected from hunters, and so it is full of bird song and wild flowers. There are wonderful walks from the house. We have owned the house for 28 years and, after initial reconstruction, have maintained it to a high standard, renewing the two bathrooms recently. We have loved owning and caring for an Italian house, it is small enough not to be a burden, and being there is a joy."
In posizione collinare fra Arezzo e Citta di Castello, un casale in pietra perfettamente abitabile. A piano terra si trova una cucina, un ampio salotto con camino, uno studio e un bagno. Il piano superiore ha due camere e un bagno. Ci sono scale interne in legno e fuori una loggia tradizionale con scale in pietra.
Dalla cucina e dal salotto si accede direttamente al grande porticato esterno da cui si gode la vista delle colline di Monterchi e si accede al giardino ben tenuto e curato. La casa ha circa 1000 mq di terreno. ;
- External loggia
- Close to amenities
- 1000 square metres of land
- Central heating
- Town water and private well
- Internet and land line
- Spacious portico
- Pretty view
- Space for a pool
- Monterchi - 3 kms
- Citerna - 7 kms
- Citta di Castello - 15 kms
- Arezzo - 25 kms
- Sansepolcro - 26 kms
- Airports - Perugia 66kms - Florence 122kms - Pisa 183kms