A villa in one of the most stunning settings in the east of Tuscany, completely restored and with spectacular views over Lake Montedoglio has come onto the market. The building is around 200 years old, and was completely restored in May 2007.

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The work done to the property was extremely sympathetic, retaining all the character of the principal residence, as was the work on the buildings – a house currently used for holiday rentals (practically booked out now for 2007), a studio and a workshop.

The main house itself has four or five bedrooms and is floored throughout using authentic flagstones with antique chestnut beams in the ceilings and terracotta tiles all through the property. There are also antique stone fireplaces in the sitting room and the office. From the dining room double doors lead out to a loggia with a working antique bread oven.

There is also a studio which is the closest building to the lake. It provides wonderful views and would be perfect for a budding artist, or just as a peaceful room for reading or music. In addition to this, there is planning permission to construct a further building, subject to permissions, up to 60sq m.

The properties are set in 2.3 hectares of ground with mature trees and the entrance is through a private gate. There is a 12 x 6 metre swimming pool outdoors with Roman steps and a spacious terrace.

The property is easily reached by car from either Perugia airport (74k) or Firenze (115k) and so is bound to appeal to those who can appreciate the charms of Tuscany while staying within reach of the world at large.

The guide price is ?3.2. For further information, telephone +39 (0)575 740 718.

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