Features and Amenities:
- Location: Cortona, Arezzo, Tuscan Countryside
- Typology: Country House, Winery, Villa
- Condition: Good condition
- Size: 1,020 m2 - 11,000 ft2
- Land: 16 ha - 40 ac
- Bedrooms: 13
- Bathrooms: 10
- Number of buildings: 3
- Garden: Yes
- Pool: Yes, 14 m x 6 m
- Olive Grove: Yes, 5 ha - 12.5 ac with 1500 olive trees
- Parking: Yes
- Private access road: Yes
- Extra features: Restaurant with inside and outside dining area, 2 professional kitchens, tasting room, spaces for production and storage of wine and olive oil, large wine cellar
- Cortona 9 km
- Montepulciano 35 km
- Arezzo 25 km
- Siena 70 km
- Firenze 97 km
- Beaches and Lakes:
- Lago Trasimeno 25 km
- Grosseto 150 km
- Viareggio 200 km
- Firenze Airport 110 km
- Pisa Airport 190 km
- Roma Fiumicino Airport 240 km
- SP 10/B
- SP Val di Pierle
Description in Detail
Organic Estate is a lovely estate located in the Arezzo countryside, surrounded by green hills, vineyards, and olive groves. Located a few kilometers away from the town of Castiglion Fiorentino and less than 10 km from the vibrant and lively Etruscan town of Cortona. The estate is currently a producer of Biodynamic wine and olive oil, besides a receptive structure with 6 guest apartments and a restaurant. Its location is very appealing to guests as it is the perfect starting point for day trips in beautiful places nearby like Pienza, Montepulciano, Siena, Arezzo, Cortona, and Assisi.
The property was originally built at the end of the 19th century and it has undergone several restorations over the years, the most recent were in 2011.
The total surface of the liveable area amounts to more than 1,000 m2 – 11,000 ft2. It consists of the main villa and two separate buildings for the apartments used as an agriturismo.
The graceful main villa is 240 m2 – 2,600 ft2 divided into 3 floors. The focal point of the villa is the living room with a large fireplace and a rustic wood-burning stove. There is also a big kitchen with a dining area, an office area, 4 bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms.
In the two outbuildings, there are 6 beautifully furnished apartments with a total of 9 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms amounting to a total of 350 m2 – 3,770 ft2. There are 2 studio apartments, 1 loft apartment, 1 apartment with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, and 1 apartment with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Every apartment has its own bathroom and kitchen/kitchenette and they are all surrounded by the property’s beautiful garden. The interiors are rustic with typical Tuscan features such as wooden beams ceilings, stone staircases, terracotta tiles, and arches.
The gardens around the property are well maintained and contain a rich balance between woods, lawns, flowerbeds, and the more productive part of the estate. Besides the surrounding vineyard and olive groves, there is also a lovely vegetable garden and a chicken coop. The property is enriched with a swimming pool surrounded by olive trees and with a stunning view of the Valdichiana valley and the Medieval Castle of Montecchio.
The property is enriched with a restaurant, two professional kitchens, a tasting room, and a veranda with outdoor seating for 80 guests. A third separate ambient, small but very pretty and, restored, can potentially be turned into a gym or a relax-area. The most important feature of the Organic Estate is its large wine cellar, which is the real heart of the estate.
The property includes almost 16 ha – 40 ac of land; 9.6 ha – 25 ac of which dedicated to very productive vineyards (4.6 ha), and olive groves (5 ha). The wine production amounts to around 21,000 bottles a year and the olive groves produce around 1,500 liters of Tuscan IGP olive oil a year. The production has been certified as Organic since 1994, and since 2004 the production is officially Biodynamic. There are various annexes and sheds present on the property which are dedicated to the agricultural part of the estate: for production, storage, maintenance, farming equipment, and of course the restaurant and tasting rooms for the sale of the products.
The estate tries to be as independent as possible in terms of its energy use. A photovoltaic system and solar panels were installed in 2011, which cover most of its energy use. Due to its efforts in organic farming, energy use etc. it has been admitted into the association of BIO hotels a few years ago.
Organic Estate is perfect for anybody who is interested in its balanced combination of Biodynamic Wine and Olive Oil production and hospitality functions. A chance to move into one of the most beautiful valleys of Tuscany and live the Tuscan lifestyle to its fullest. To produce wine and olive oil, under the Tuscan sun, and to share these precious foods with others.
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Current State and Condition
The property is in good condition and ready to continue its use as a private home, winery, and agriturismo.
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 a cadastral registry fee, following the laws for that specific case/circumstance of the acquirer.
Utilities and Services
All necessary utilities are present. Electricity consumption is low due to photovoltaic and solar panels. There is a private well with collected rainwater as well as a connection to the public water system. The gas connection has been recently renovated.
- Water: Private well and connection to public water system
- Air conditioning: Yes, in all rooms
- Solar panels: Yes
The estate is currently in use as a Biodynamic wine and olive oil producing estate. The estate also functions as a private home (in the main villa) and an agriturismo with apartments and a restaurant.
- City: Cortona
- Province: Arezzo
Organic Estate is a charming estate at a few kilometers of the enchanting town of Cortona. 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.