The 840 square foot apartment is designed to accommodate 2 people in great comfort and is accessed directly from a private ground floor street entrance in the San Domenico area of town. There is ample parking space nearby. Outside the apartment one walks up a short flight of stone steps and then directly into Cortona town in just 2 minutes, or one can stroll in the opposite direction into the beautiful 'Parterre' avenue and gardens which is a pedestrians-only area also suitable for small children. From the start of the Parterre gardens one can walk or jog for 3 miles along this beautiful panoramic route that circuits the entire Cortona hillside, including the Villa Bramasole property owned by Frances Mayes. The front door opens into an elegantly decorated and illuminated entrance hall where there is ample closet space and a lunotto door to the large bathroom. A stone and wood staircase leads to the main upper living area. Upstairs is the main living room, a spacious open-plan conceptual kitchen and dining room, fully equipped with quality designer units for serious cooking complete with a large antique country-style dining table and seating for up to 8 people. One door opens from the kitchen into the master bedroom while another door opens into the studio/spare bedroom which is currently fitted out as a private reading room/computer area. Both of these rooms have air conditioning units. The floors downstairs are tiled in treated terracotta while those upstairs are made of finely hoaned oak planks hand-fashioned from antique wine vats. The large ground floor bathroom has a toilet, bidet, hand-basin, bathtub with hand-shower, clothes wash&dry machine, terracotta sink for washing underwear, ironing board with iron and ample cupboard space. The kitchen has a double electric oven (one large, one small), a 6-ring gas hob, a double sink unit with antique brass taps from Belfast, fridge and a dishwasher. The apartment includes a fuel-efficient, gas-fired (piped methane town gas) hot water and central heating system plus air conditioners in the bedroom and studio. The electrical wiring includes TV sockets (in the studio-bedroom) and phone sockets for ADSL internet phone line. The entrance door and all external windows are double-glazed to airport standards. The sale of this high-quality designer apartment includes top brand kitchen equipment, all fixtures & fittings with sufficient furniture for immediate occupation.