Beautifully restored, 6 bedroom farmhouse for sale in Tuscany between Cortona and Montepulciano with swimming pool and separate 1 bedroom guest accommodation.
Podere Banditella is a beautifully restored farmhouse in Tuscany, which consists of 3 buildings situated on a panoramic hill at the famous Strada di Vino Nobile between the lively towns of Montepulciano and Cortona. The property exteriors have all the charm of a historic Tuscan country estate, with rolling hills, cypresses, olive trees and vineyards all on one's doorstep. Just completed some ten years ago, the property enjoys the twin benefits of historical charm and modern comfort. A typical Tuscan cypress lined drive connects the main road with a property that is surrounded by sunflowers, olive trees and most importantly by the vineyards of Sangiovese and Merlot, including those belonging to the highly acclaimed Avignonesi and Antinori wineries. The town of Montepulciano, world famous for its Vino Nobile wine is a short drive away, as is Cortona, whose Syrah has also gained an international reputation. The area has an ideal oenological environment for the wines: the fields bask in sunshine from early morning until late evening and a soothing breeze caresses the vineyards. The main house is split into two large, almost identically laid out apartments of approx 200sqm each. Both apartments have huge, open plan kitchen/dining rooms, with beautifully finished kitchens and perfect space for large dining groups, complete with stone fireplaces with wood burning stoves. Each apartment has three bedrooms and also upstairs living rooms, with fireplaces or wood burning stoves in the communal areas and some of the bedrooms. The two apartments could be converted into a single, large family home with relative ease. Adjacent to the house is a one storey guesthouse, with open plan kitchen/living area, a double bedroom and a bathroom. In front of the house is a wide, gravelled courtyard with an ancient olive tree as its centrepiece, beyond which is the swimming pool area. The pool is bourdered by old brick walls, giving it an attractive courtyard feel. Finally, next to the pool is the third building, housing storage and technical areas. A must-see for anyone searching for the perfect Tuscan dream home.