When you head eastward into the mountains from Cortona and Castiglione Fiorentino, you come to Cantalena Alta after about 15 km. It's a small hamlet at 750 m altitude, and home to a handful of inhabitants. Stunning views and peace you can be sure of in abundance up here.
Best not to come here if you want to be surrounded by activities and people, in other words here is a place for quiet contemplation, enjoying nature and the tranquillity. To arrive at the house, you have to follow a 4 km gravel road, so it is not advisable to arrive here in a low sports car.
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The little house has its own, ompletely fenced garden with a swimming pool where you can relax in the deck chairs and enjoy each others company. At the house there is a covered terrace with a table and chairs and a barbeque so plenty of opportunity for dining outdoors when the weather is good.
The house is approximately 120 sqm and is on two floors. On the ground floor you will find a large living room with a sofa, a fireplace and a kitchenette and a laundry room. On the first floor there is a double bedroom and a terrace, a bedroom with two single beds and a bathroom with a bath and a toilet.
The house is approximately 120 sqm and is on two floors. On the ground floor you will find a large living room with a sofa, a fireplace and a kitchenette and laundry room. On the first floor there is a a double bedroom and a terrace, a bedroom with two single beds and a bathroom with a bath and a toilet.
All is good actually. To climb the mountain, a 4WD is an advantage, but not a must. Remarkable is the hospitality and generosity of the owners. We received at arrival a bottle of red wine and fresh pizzas. The house and grounds are really secluded, and not the wild boars who "populate" the terrain behind the picturesque small cemetery, but these cannot get to the premises as there are good fences.
The swimming pool is superb and was cleaned with us every three days by the owner in early early morning. The electrical system of the house is not the strongest, you can only use a large appliances one at the time, like stove etc, otherwise the fuses will drop out. However this is part of the old and authentic houses and a marginal thing. We would definately go back.