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Farmhouse | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Perfect for families and friends, "I Girasoli" is a beautifully restored farmhouse with private pool (with roman steps in to shallow end), with chestnut beamed ceilings and terracotta floors. It is ideally located for exploring the region, with the nearest supermarkets, restaurants, bars and banks only three kilometres away.
Located down a country lane, "I Girasoli" is set amongst working farmland, and in the Summer is surrounded by fields of sunflowers and grain. Lying at the foot of the beautiful medieval hilltop town of Cortona, at night you can see the town lights twinkling like jewels in the distance.
The three bedroomed farmhouse dates back over 100 years - where on the ground floor once lived the famous "Chianina" cows and where on the first floor housed four generations of one family. The farmhouse has been completely restored, rataining much its original character, to provide comfortable and bright liviing accommodation, with a warm and inviting atmosphere. A beautiful stone open fireplace is the focal point of the living and dining room, and the original cow rings can still be seen in the walls.
There is a bedroom on the ground floor with double bed and ensuite shower room, and on the first floor there are two further bedrooms, the master bedroom with a double bed and ensuite shower room and a bedroom with the choice of two single beds or one double bed.
Outside there is a BBQ and large chestnut pergola, with its two terracotta tables and seating to eat "al fresco", leading to the.private pool with roman steps, diving board, sunbeds, and parasols, from where you can also enjoy the beautiful views of Cortona, the mountains and the countryside.
I Girasoli is ideally placed to visit places of interest in both Tuscany and Umbria. Cortona is only a five minute drive away. Siena, Assisi, Perugia, Deruta, Gubbio, Montepulciano, Pienza, Orvieto, Arezzo and San Gimignano are just some of the numerous places to visit. Lake Trasimeno, the third largest lake in Italy, with its many beaches, watersports and boat trips, and where Hannibal defeated the Romans, is only a fifteen minute drive away.
The friendly owners are always happy to give any help and advice when needed, and use the separate annex to give cookery lessons to other tourists visiting the area. The owners are pleased to offer a free evening meal prepared for one evening during their stay at the farmhouse.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lake Trasimeno 15 km|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Perugia Airport 68 km, Nearest railway: Cortona (Camucia) 3 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|