Holiday house Arezzo Tuscany Italy Cervantes 2 Cortona Italy
Two Bedroom Split Level Apartment Cortona
Cervantes 2 is a lovely apartment on two floors in a beautiful stone house on an estate ideally situated in the valley below the famous town of Cortona. The house is surrounded by its own grounds where there is a pretty swimming pool with a paved sun terrace bordered by lawns, and enjoying a fine view of the countryside.
The Cervantes estate consists of three lovely stone houses, the main house now forms three spacious apartments, another house is divided into two apartments occasionally used by the owners, and a further house nearby which is currently not used. The houses are set around their own gardens with lawns and there are tables chairs and barbcues for dining al fresco. In a pretty position enjoying a fine view of the countryside is a lovely swimming pool (11m x 6m).
Cervantes 2 is a split level apartment in the main house. It has air conditioning (payable locally) and is very comfortably furnished in typical Tuscan style with lovely terracotta tiled floors and beamed ceilings. The ground floor of the apartment consists of an open plan living room which has a fully equipped kitchen area with dining table and chairs. A characteristic brick archway leads to a sitting area with settee (which converts to a double bed on request to accommodate 2 extra persons), flat screen television and lovely fireplace. On the same floor is a washroom with w.c, basin and washing machine. An open staircase leads to the first floor where there are two comfortable double bedrooms (one of which converts to a twin on request) and a shower room. The apartment has Wi fi internet connection (payable locally).
In a pretty position in the grounds surrounding the house is a lovely swimming pool which enjoys pleasant views of the countryside and Chiana valley. Within walking distance is a small local village with grocers shop and there are a selection of restaurants within easy driving distance.
The location is perfect for visiting the famous region of Southern Tuscany. Beautiful Cortona with its interesting Etruscan origins is only ten minutes drive away and a joy to explore, whilst the towns of Montepulciano, renowned for its excellent wine, and Pienza, for its pecorino cheese are both close by. In addition, Arezzo, infamous for its Piero della Francesca frescoes in its cathedral and Siena with its shell shaped Piazza del Campo square are both less than an hours’ drive.
The treasures of the region of Umbria with its famous hill towns of Perugia and Assisi to name but a few are also within easy driving distance. Lake Trasimeno is also very close and an interesting place to visit, it has beaches, sailing facilities, and ferry services to its little islands, one of which is a natural park with lovely walks and the other ‘Isola Maggiore’ which is famous for the local women who crochet lace on the streets, an art said to be of Irish origin. The main motorway link is only 15km away, making also Rome and Florence easily accessible.
Parking is in the grounds of the estate.
Ground Floor: Living room with kitchen area with cooker (4 gas rings, electric oven), fridge/freezer, dishwasher, dining table and chairs, sitting area with settee (which converts to a double bed on request to accommodate an extra two persons), fireplace, flat screen television > Washroom with w.c. basin and washing machine.
First floor: 2 Double bedrooms (one of which converts to a twin on request) > Shower room with shower cubicle, basin, bidet and w.c.
Air conditioning (payable locally) > Central heating > Garden area > Swimming pool > Barbecue> Wi Fi internet connection(payable locally) > Parking > Walking distance to little village with grocers shop > 10 minutes drive to the town of Cortona > 60km to Siena > 30km to Arezzo.