Features and Amenities:
- Location: Cortona , Tuscan Countryside
- Typology: Bed and Breakfast, Country House, Manor
- Condition: Excellent condition, move-in ready
- Size: 1,150 m2 - 12,378 ft2
- Land: 0.5 ha - 1.24 ac
- Bedrooms: 11
- Bathrooms: 5
- Garden: Yes
- Pool: Yes, 2 large pools
- Olive Grove: Yes, around 100 olive trees
- Parking: Yes, ample parking
- Cortona 15 km
- Arezzo 26 km
- Siena 55 km
- Firenze 90 km
- Beaches and Lakes:
- Trasimeno Lake 27 km
- Grosseto 110 km
- Viareggio 200 km
- Firenze Airport 115 km
- Pisa Airport 180 km
- Rome Fiumicino 220 km
- SP 10/B
- SP Val di Pierle
- City: Cortona
- Province: Arezzo
Casale Bella Vista is located in the enchanting Cortona countryside. The city is a typical historical Italian town located on a hilltop, where one can enjoy the splendid panoramic views of Lake Trasimeno and the surrounding valley.
Description in Detail
Casale Bella Vista, located in the Tuscan province of Arezzo, is just a short drive away from the energetic town of Cortona, right in the heart of Italy. This exquisite country house was built from stone on an elevated hill in the 19th century. The elevation allows for a breathtaking view of the Tuscan countryside, and the two valleys it’s surrounded by, the Val di Chiana and the Lucignano. The property was a bed-and-breakfast as well as a restaurant and has been renovated to match, but it still retains the original infrastructure it was built on. The property has been able to maintain its original Tuscan spirit without giving up the comforts of modern daily life.
The 1,150m2 country house has been divided into two distinct separate units which can easily be re-joined.
The owner’s manor of 350 m2 has been recently restructured and consists of a luxurious double living room with a fireplace, spacious kitchen, four large bedrooms some with a walk-in closet, three bathrooms, a study, sauna, laundry room, and a spacious attic. Its recent restoration left typically Tuscan features such as exposed beamed ceilings and stone walls intact and added more modern features and modern interior design.
The larger main unit of 800 m2 is divided over 3 floors plus the attic. The ground floor has a restaurant, which can comfortably seat up to 70 people inside and up to 300 people outside. Next to the dining area, there is a characteristic wine cellar, perfect for preserving vintage wines and offering tastings. The first floor has a very spacious living room with a beautiful open fireplace, making this the perfect place to host a reception or conference. The first floor also has a large professional kitchen, four bedrooms, and a bathroom. The second floor has an apartment with two more bedrooms, a bathroom, and a kitchen. Currently, this part of the property is being rented out on a weekly basis in the summer months.
Outside, the property is surrounded by a 5,000 m2 garden containing elegant Mediterranean pines, cypresses, and conifers, as well as an olive grove consisting of around 100 trees. The property also includes two large swimming pools for the two units, all to better enjoy the sunny days, the Tuscan countryside is so well known for. The garden and the swimming pools are designed to provide ample privacy between the two units but can be easily united.
Casale Bella Vista can remain as a private residence, but the option to convert it back into a bed and breakfast or restaurant is still available in the enchanting hills of Cortona.
Land Registry Details
The property is in good standing and in compliance with local building and zoning regulations. When a sale is registered to a private individual, it is subject to a mortgage and/or cadastral registry fee, following the laws for that specific case/circumstance of the acquirer.
Utilities and Services
- Water: Private aqueduct & 2 wells
- Heating: LPG gas
The property is ideal for anyone who has dreamed of owning a private home or Bed & Breakfast with a restaurant in Cortona.