Set in peaceful countryside, overlooking the ancient Etruscan, hillside town of Cortona, 10 km away. Fontenicchio is a beautifully and sympathetically restored farmhouse, encompassing many traditional features, as well as high-quality, modern amenities, to provide simple, elegant but comfortable living. The mature garden has been carefully planted with shrubs and flowers, including rosemary, lavender, roses and jasmine, to provide an oasis of tranquillity in harmony with the surrounding countryside.
The house has five double bedrooms, (three double and two twin) and four bathrooms. Each bedroom has been furnished simply with artisan-made iron beds, teak furniture and top of the range mattresses and linen. There is ample storage in each room.
The kitchen is spacious and well-equipped with two dishwashers and fridges and plentiful crockery and glasses. There is a gas barbecue on a dining terrace. Four large reception rooms offer ancient fireplaces, wood-burning stoves, comfortable sofas and chairs, books, games and wifi. There is underfloor central heating and four seasons' bedding, making this an ideal holiday home for the Spring and Autumn as well as the Summer.
An exquisite, stone-lined pool (12' x 6') is set in an ancient and tranquil olive grove above the house commanding magnificent views of Cortona and its surrounding countryside and providing an opportunity for perfect peace and relaxation for your holiday. There is a little pool house, complete with bathroom and a kettle and fridge.
For the energetic there is a gym, equipped with top of the range equipment, including a running machine, cross-trainer, and full set of weights and for the more gently energetic there is a petanque court for boules and a drink in the evening, catching the last rays of summer sunshine. There is a table tennis table in the shaded porticato
The nearby village of Pergo, 2 km away, provides most amenities, including an outstanding small supermarket, bicycle hire and two lively bars, as well as an excellent, family-run pizzeria. Other historic towns and cities are easily accessible, notably, Pienza, Montepulciano, Perugia, Assisi and Arezzo. The mainline train service from Rome to Bologna stops at Terentola or Cortona-Camucia (both about 5km away), making Florence readily accessible for day or overnight trips. Lake Trasimeno, site of the battle between Hannibal and Gaius Flaminius in BC 217 is nearby. The lake today is used for some water sports but is also a conservation area and the lakeside towns are gentle, old-fashioned holiday resorts with great charm and even better ice-cream!
Please note that there is an unfenced pond in the garden and the pool is also unfenced. The topography of the property makes it unsuitable for wheelchair users or for those whose mobility is impaired.