The Pretty Mill
Pretty, Restored Mill near Cortona for Sale
Near Cortona, this charming house was once a watermill driven by water from the Esse stream which runs along the front of the property. This beautiful area is ideal for walking with wonderful countryside accessible directly from the house. The property benefits from easy road access and is within walking distance of shops and a popular hotel restaurant. The property is 8km from Cortona, nestling in the valley near Pergo.
With one foot in Tuscany, one in Umbria and with quick train access to Rome and Florence, one can easily reach all that is best in Italy’s rich culture. In a hillside location, the property comprises a restored 3 bedroom former mill with 2 outside stores, set in 2 hectares of oak woodland, looking towards vineyards, olive groves and cultivated farmland.
This unspoilt area is protected from further development and is home to a rich variety of wildlife, and benefits from access to beautiful hillside walks and views across the peaceful Val d’Esse towards Cortona, and to Umbria and Lake Trasimeno.
Originally consisting of only 2 rooms the present owners have sensitively extended and restored the house to its present form. It now comprises:
3 bedrooms (one of which is mezzanine), living room with wood burning stove and access to two terraces and garden, kitchen/dining room opening onto a front garden at the lower level, 2 bathrooms (one with bath, the other a shower room) which have recently been upgraded, and a laundry room.
There are 2 outside storage areas.
2 hectares of oak woodland
Parking space is shaded by a wisteria covered pergola.
Gas central heating and cooking, wood burners in the living room and kitchen, LPG tank buried in the rear garden, water provided from a well in the front garden, electricity, telephone.