Cervantes 3 is a characteristic apartment with a pretty loggia terrace 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 lovely 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 and a further house nearby is occasionally used by the owners. The houses are set around... their own gardens with lawns and there are table and chairs for dining al fresco. In a pretty position enjoying a fine view of the countryside is a lovely swimming pool (11m x 6m).
Cervantes 3 is situated on the first floor of the main house, has two levels, air conditioning (payable locally) and is very comfortably furnished in typical Tuscan style with lovely terracotta tiled floors and beamed ceilings. An external staircase leads to a covered loggia terrace which is furnished with table and chairs, and opens into the apartments living room which has a settee (which converts to a double bed on request to accommodate 2 extra persons), flat screen television, fireplace, dining table and chairs and a little archway leads into the kitchen area which is fully equipped with modern appliances. On the same level there is a double bedroom (which converts to a twin on request), a single bedroom and a shower room. Stairs lead from the living room to the upper level where there is a further double bedroom and a bathroom with bath. 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. The main motorway link is only 15km away, making also Rome and Florence easily accessible.
First Floor: Living room with settee (which can be converted to a double bed on request to accommodate an extra two persons), dining table and chairs, fireplace, flat screen television, archway to kitchen area with cooker (4 gas rings, electric oven), fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine > Double bedroom (which converts to a twin on request) > Single bedroom > Shower room with shower cubicle, basin, bidet and w.c.
Second floor: Double bedroom > Bathroom with bathtub, basin, bidet and w.c.
Air conditioning* > Central heating* > Covered loggia terrace > Garden area > Swimming pool > Barbecue > Wi Fi internet connection* > Parking > Walking distance to little village with grocers shop > 10 minutes drive to the town of Cortona > 60km to Siena > 30km to Arezzo.
(Facilities marked * are payable locally)
Additional amenities include: heating, oven: standard.Read more
Left on 08/16/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | Natalie
Our family stayed for 1 week and had a wonderful time. The apartment is spacious, and has everything you need for a relaxing break. We loved the pool and the outside dining areas. There was plenty of grass for the kids to run around on which was great. It is close to some beautiful towns and wine areas.
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