Superb 3 Bedroom Cottage in Tuscany italyEuroresales Property iD – 9825046Property information:This property is a lovely, fully restored, 3 bedroom stone cottage with terracotta floors, chestnut beamed ceilings, chestnut double glazed windows, central heating and part air conditioning.The property is about 250 years old and was completely restored in 2005. it is located on the edge of a small hamlet of Canfittori with fine views down to Montecatini Terme in the valley below.The property is approx. 1000 sq. feet and has beautiful Mediterranean flat gardens which are private and well maintained with several outdoor living terraces.A raised gazebo terrace, with fine views, provides a lovely relaxing area. Across the private lane is a second leisure garden which has an above ground swimming pool and an extensive terrace with a large gazebo and shady olive trees.The house is South facing with a front terrace and the entrance gives access to the hall/dining area. A contemporary modern fitted kitchen, with cherry red lacquered cabinets and a grey stone worktop with an integral stone sink.The kitchen has dual aspect windows serving out to 2 terraces. The kitchen has all the latest integrated appliances. The lounge has dual aspect windows and a corner open log burning fire place. The floor is white ceramic tiled and there is a fine chestnut beamed ceiling.A glazed French door gives access to the Front South terrace. From this terrace there is a fitted utility room and access to a contemporary cloakroom with w/c.From the entrance hall, an antique stone staircase provides access up to the middle bedroom/artist studio with South facing window and a large ‘Velux’ studio roof window.A short corridor leads to the second dual aspect bedroom and to the family shower room. The master bedroom is accessed from the top of the staircase and is a spacious traditional Tuscan room with dual aspect windows and a fine antique walnut veneered bedroom suite.The bedroom is air conditioned and there is access to an en-suite fully tiled shower room with curved corner shower, fitted storage units and access to a small attic store area beyond.The property is sold with the benefit of all the necessary legal permissions and consents, a full set of designers’ drawings and all relevant guarantees & certificates.The property has gas central heating, mains water, a septic tank installation and has satellite TV installed.Other information:Bedrooms – 3Bathrooms – 2Reception Rooms – 2Total Floor Size – 93 square metresPrivate PoolPrivate TerracesPrivate GardenCentral HeatingDistance from Airport – 40 minutesDistance from Marliana – 10 minutesDistance to Montecatini Terme Spa City – 15 minutesTraditional Tuscan Restaurants – walkingDistance to Florence and the italian Riviera Coast – 30 minutesAbout the Area:Tuscany is a region in central italy with an area of about 23,000 square kilometres and a population of about 3.8 million inhabitants (2013). The regional capital is FlorenceTuscany is known for its landscapes, history, artistic legacy, and its influence on high culture. it is regarded as the birthplace of the italian Renaissance and has been home to many figures influential in the history of art and science, and contains well-known museums such as the Uffizi and the Pitti Palace.Tuscany produces wines, including Chianti, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Morellino di Scansano and Brunello di Montalcino. Having a strong linguistic and cultural identity, it is sometimes considered “a nation within a nation”.Tuscany is a popular destination in italy, the main tourist spots are Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Siena, Versilia, Maremma and Chianti.The village of Castiglione della Pescaia is the most visited seaside destination in the region, with seaside tourism accounting for approximately 40% of tourist arrivals.Vinci, (the birthplace of Leonardo di Vinci), is only about 20 miles from the house and is well worth a visit to see his home and the World Heritage site of the village and its Leonardo Museum.Tuscany has over 120 protected nature reserves, making Tuscany and its capital Florence popular tourist destinations that attract millions of tourists every year.in 2012, the city of Florence was the world’s 89th most visited city, with over 1.834 million arrivals.Simplicity is central to the Tuscan cuisine. Legumes, bread, cheese, vegetables, mushrooms and fresh fruit are used. Olive oil is made up of Moraiolo, Leccino and Frantoiano olives. White truffles from San Miniato appear in October and November.Beef of the highest quality comes from the Chiana Valley, specifically a breed known as Chianina used for Florentine steak. The indigenous Cinta Senese breed of pork is also produced.Wine is a famous and common produce of Tuscany. Chianti is arguably the most well-known internationally. So many British tourists come to the area where Chianti wine is produced that this specific area has been nicknamed “Chiantishire”.