A typical Tuscan countryside conjures up images of abundant greenery, tall cypress trees and olives. Villa Torre Belle is also located in one such beautiful location, just 4 km from the town of Cortona. The history of this villa dates back to the 13th and 14th centuries, when it was originally a sighting tower (Torre in Italian means Tower). It then was converted to a monastery. In the 19th century, it was again converted into a villa. It is built on the slopes of a hill and provides a splendid view of the Chiana valley and the town of Cortona. Though just 5 mins from the town of Cortona, the villa is far enough to muffle the noise from the roads.andnbsp The villa is protected by electronic gates which leads to the sprawling garden full of holm trees. Guests feel totally at home and comfortable in this private, fenced garden.andnbsp Villa Torre Belle is comprises of a main building and two annexes - an area of 300 sq m in all.andnbsp The Ground floor has a living room equipped with a nice fireplace, satellite TV and a double davenport (sofabed). There is a double bedroom and bathroom with shower. The I floor has another huge living room and dining room with fireplace, satellite TV and DVD. The kitchen is fully-equipped with oven, freezer, dishwasher and microwave. There is a well-lit reading room, a bedroom with double bed and a bathroom with shower. The II floor has a andnbspliving room with a wonderful view. There are 2 bedrooms. One of them is a double room with bathroom with shower. From here you can access the attic through a steep wooden staircase. The attic has 2 single beds and a bathroom with shower. This bedroom will be a fun corner for children. andnbspAnnexe I There is a kitchen and a dining area on the Ground floor, equipped with oven, freezer and dishwasher with dining area. There is also a toilet. Near the kitchen, there is an interesting old stone oven which can be used for a fun pizza evening. There is a pretty gazebo with table and benches. The amazing views of the hills provide accompaniment for your alfresco meal. andnbsp andnbspAnnexe II The ground floor has a bedroom with two single beds, a minibar, TV, bathroom with shower and laundry andnbsp- equipped with washing machine, ironing board and iron. andnbspThe huge garden measuring over one hectare of land surrounds the entire villa. It has a 5m x 10m private swimming pool. The pool has deckchairs, umbrellas and pool towels. There is abundant sunlight through the day. The big garden (over 1 hectare) extends all around the property and has a swimming pool of 5m x 10m for exclusive use of the guests with deckchairs, umbrellas and towels. andnbspFrom the villa you can get to the CAMUCIA / CORTONA train station is 3 mins.,andnbsp
Additional amenities include: private chef, bicycles nearby, view, close to public transport, hot springs nearby, restaurant nearby, fly screens, maid service, heating, satellite connection, tennis court nearby, airconditioned, deckchair, horse riding nearby, bicycles on estate....Read more
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