The house, which dates 19th century, as can be seen from the inscription on sandstone conserved by the owner, has undergone renovation which has maintained the interior structure that the preceding owners had given it. The house has a large park divided between approximately 1500 sq m of garden with the rest given over to terracing with olive trees. On the top floor is the owners’ apartment, very reserved people but at the same time very helpful to guests if the need should arise. The owners’ apartment has a completely independent entrance and they do not use the park or the pool. Casa del Sole is a few hundred metres from the centre of Cortona yet pleasantly immersed in the green hill of Cortona from where it dominates the valley below. Cosy corners in the garden as well as fabulous glimpses of the view can be enjoyed by the guests in this charming property. From here the beautiful little towns of Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino but also the more important towns like Siena, Perugia, Florence and Rome can be easily reached.
The part used for renting is all on one floor. The main entrance leads into the kitchen with dining area and into the sitting room with working fireplace formed by an open space divided by a brick archway. A corridor leads to the sleeping area composed of a double bedroom and a twin bedroom, with two queen size beds, which share a bathroom with tub and shower. Air conditioning only in the bedrooms.
The park extends around the house for about 1000 sq m, of which about 500 sq m are garden and the rest terracing with olive trees. Many large trees, such as oaks and holm oaks, linden, cypress, plum and fig trees, are present in the property. The various corners of the garden are embellished by vibernum, rosemary and spiraea bushes, bamboo and pots with various kinds of flowers. In a secluded area of the garden is an open air lounge with comfortable armchairs with cushions and a small rattan table, a charming spot for sitting and relaxing in absolute peace. At the back of the house is a pergola furnished with table and chairs and a barbecue for pleasant alfresco meals.Please notice that photos are taken in spring, therefore flower blossoming, and the colours of the gardens' grass could be different at the moment of your arrival at the villa.
Open from the last Saturday of April to the first Saturday of October, the pool is about 20 m from the house, in a lower position. The pool is fully fenced and It is rectangular in shape, access to the water is by Roman steps, it is lined in PVC and measures 10 x 4 m with a depth varying from 1 to 2.20 m. It is lighted by spotlights, both outside and inside the pool. Purification pool with active oxygen. The solarium area is provided with sunbeds, chaises longues and sun umbrella. At one side of the solarium is a cold water shower.
Pets: Yes. Extra cleaning when animals are present (€ 50,00 per animal per week).