A gem of a property with a wonderful terrace in a sweet little village within easy reach of the beautiful Cinque Terre and the Ligurian coastline.
Recently restored three bedroomed house with a huge terrace, set in a hamlet in the hills behind the famous bays of the Cinque Terre (UNESCO World Heritage site). This stone house (160 sqm) comprises a good size living room with fireplace and a separate modern kitchen/ dining room. The kitchen is well-equipped with oven and hob, large fridge and a dishwasher. A fabulous feature of the property is the large terrace of 45 sqm just perfect for alfresco dining with a magnificent view and with plenty of space to soak up the sun, which opens off the kitchen/ diner. A nicely fitted bathroom with shower is also on this level. Upstairs are three double bedrooms, with a mezzanine on the upper level and there is a large private balcony.
There are also two good cantina on the lower ground floor, accessed from outside, perfect for storage of bikes, sunbeds etc. The property has main services including central heating. Parking is in the little village parking and it is then a short walk through the pretty village paths to the house. The restoration has been carried out to a high standard using local materials with wood beamed ceilings and with some terracotta floors and retaining some lovely origianal features. There are lovely views to the surrounding countryside and the large terrace is a particularly special.
The Vara valley area is renowned for its green/eco status with many organic farms, shops and restaurants. It is accessed from the main A12 motorway running along the coast between the French Riviera and Pisa which makes this area particularly accessable, with the autostrada exit at Brugnato only 6 kms away. Also at Brugnato is a large ‘outlet village’ for discount shopping of famous brands. The main towns of the VAra region are Varese Ligure, Sesta Godano and Brugnato. Varese Ligure has been voted as one of the most beautiful villages of Italy and has a cobbled central piazza and colourful medieval round town centre. Shops, restaurants and weekly market in the town. Sesta Godano offers easy shopping along the main street and has been awarded certification for its quality of environmental management. Brugnato set on the banks of the river Vara has a pretty town centre and was also awarded the recognition as one of the prettiest Italian towns. There is rafting down the river and many marked footpaths lead up into the mountains. You will also only be a stone’s throw away from the Cinque Terre (UNESCO World Heritage site) – five picturesque villages strung along the narrow coastline with pretty coves and beaches and boat trips between the villages. Living here you have easy access to both Genova and Pisa airports, each within an hour. The autostrada exit of Brugnato makes the whole of Liguria so easily accessible and the cultural centres of Tuscany too: Florence, Pisa, Lucca and Siena are all within easy reach, so it is perfectly located to explore the whole region.
Distances: Brugnato (autostrada, supermarkets, outlet village) 6 km, Monterosso (Cinque Terre beaches) 20 km, La Spezia 25 km, Sestri Levante 35 km, Portofino 60 km, Genova (airport) 85 km, Pisa (airport) 95 km.