Villa of Bellora
Farmhouse of Bell'Ora consists of two impressive houses. One un-restored rustic farmhouse - 400 square metres (for sale separately for 350.000 euros) and the other a 130 square metre stunning 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom independent house - Bellora. Both are accessed by a traditional ‘white road’ and set in 4 acres (1.5 hectares) of garden. They benefit from having an olive grove in the grounds of one and a 5x10 metre swimming pool in the other.
The 1st rustic farmhouse is a rare find. Large and totally un-touched with over 400 square metres to play with. Any part of the 400 square metre footage of the large barn/house can be removed and the ‘volume’ or equivalent amount of square footage can be used to enlarge its neighbour property ‘Bellora’. In addition, another swimming pool may be added to the property should you so wish. This large red brick & stone original farmhouse with exposed beams, with animal stables on the ground and living quarters on the 1st and 2nd floors has also benefited from some impressive Roman stone additions to it’s external walls over the years.
The views to this 1800’s property are a spectacular 360’. On one side an uninterrupted view of Tuscany’s countryside, all the way to Cortona hillside. On the opposite side, it offers the most stunning views over to & including Montepulciano. On the other two sides of the house, enjoy watching the seasons change and the ever evolving ‘carpets’ of fields with views across the vineyards.The property, whilst being situated just off the ‘Strada del Vino’/‘Road of Wine’, sits equidistant from both popular, historic towns Cortona and Montepulciano.
The 2nd house on this site is ‘Bellora’, a home built with great care and attention and with a mix of traditional Tuscan details and modern facilities.An absolutely beautiful, 130 square metre red brick house, made with hand made bricks & hand made terracotta floor tiles. As with the large farmhouse, Bellora also enjoys an incredible 360 degree view. As you look across the 3-year-old swimming pool set on a plateau with underground storage & pump-room, the view to Cortona is totally unrestricted. Enjoy lunches in the pergola looking to the Val di Chiana, West and Cortona, East. It is their location and un-paralleled views that sets’ these two properties apart. Comfortably live in one whilst restoring the other!
Bellora was re-built in 2004, has been carefully restored in keeping with its surrounding countryside. Hand-painted walls and small frescos creatively painted inside the house accentuate the stone & wrought-iron steps and exposed antique chestnut beams; the attention to detail is striking. High quality finishes together with original materials such as a 300 year old fireplace together with central heating, air-cons, the most modern electrical & plumbing works, internet, & satellite…the best of both worlds.