Villa Fortuna

Varacca, Paciano

Description:  None
Price:  Lit 1,100,000,000 negotiable
Heating:  Gas central heating
Phone:  Yes
Size:  288 square metres
Land:  3300 square metres
Access:  Sealed road
Water:  Mains and well
Gas:  LPG
Electricity:  Mains 6Kw
A beautifully restored 200-year old stone farmhouse, standing on one acre at an altitude of 365 metres with unrivalled views across the Val di Chiana to Lake Trasimeno and to the local mediaeval walled town of Paciano, which is twinned with Mosman, Sydney, Australia. Set in the heart of Italy's best hilltown area, Montepulciano can be seen to the west, Cortona to the north. Superb communications: 12kms to main line rail station (Chiusi), and A1 autostrada. 150kms to Rome (one hour by express), 130 kms to Florence, 40kms to Perugia.

Villa Fortuna is a house of two storeys with walls 50cms thick, once the estate overseer's house. No expense was spared to retain its historic aspects, while at the same time providing all modern facilities and comforts.

The house features a central internal stone staircase, three double bedrooms and study (4th bedroom), two bathrooms, a huge kitchen/dining room with a magnificent brick arch between; and two lounge rooms. The original oak beams and terracotta brick ceilings have been preserved, while easy-care Brunelleschi floor tiles have been laid throughout. All windows are double-glazed, with both inside and outside shutters. All windows and doors are fly-screened. Externally, there are nearly 100m2 of paved terraces, including a full-length covered rear veranda, in addition to extensive gravelled courtyards ideal for entertaining. Facilities: Full central heating and hot water from gas-fired boiler situated in external boiler-room, supplied from 2000-litre LPG tank. A Solahart solar hot water system feeds the boiler throughout the year, but in summer months provides complete hot water supply, resulting in considerable gas saving. 30m well with submersible pump for garden; town water supply for house. All water is potable, filtered and treated through an automatic water softener. Electricity (6kw) and telephone connected. Satellite reception system for international channels from Astra and Eutelsat Hot Bird satellites, in addition to terrestrial antenna for local TV reception.

Kitchen equipped with Smeg appliances - wall oven and cooktop, dishwasher, range hood and microwave. Marble benchtops, extensive cupboards.

The property is accessible by sealed road and is fully fenced with farm gates giving access for any agricultural machinery needed. Main entrance has wrought iron gates, with FAAC radio-controlled automatic opening system. Separate brick/tiled garage with motorised radio-controlled overhead door. Separate brick toolshed. Established hedges of Leylandii and Cupressus Macrocarpa give complete privacy to every part of the property. Fifty olive trees produce 40-50 litres of ecological extra virgin olive oil p.a.; fruit trees, extensive shrubs, rose gardens and rockeries, most with spray or drip irrigation systems.

An extremely comfortable family home, with space, wonderful views,
modern services.

PRICE: Lit: 1,100,000,000 negotiable and furnished
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