The house opens from a private courtyard and offers spacious accommodation. The main section is easily habitable and comprises two bedrooms, large and characterful living room, kitchen and bathroom with services connected. Off the large living room is a great terrace, perfect for eating or socialising in the sunshine. There is enormous potential to create a much larger home with guest unit. There is an additional portion of the property which requires renovation. On the first floor (which communicates with the existing ground floor accommodation) are three large rooms. This could be connected to form a spacious house. Under the house, by separate entrance are large ‘cantina’ storerooms, full of stone arches and character and containing three olive presses. This area was once open for pilgrims passing through the village.
Behind the main property, and attached, with independent entrance is a more derelict part which offers four rooms to be restored. All services connected. Short walk along the cobbled village lane from the village parking area. The walled courtyard is a lovely feature and could be restored to former state which would give a lovely entrance as the property wraps around it. Fabulous old pizza oven. There is wonderful potential in this property which could offer an authentic Tuscan village house for use as a family home, or as a rental or guest house business. Obvious history and character all around.
There is a bakery in the village and down the hill in Codiponte is a bar, grocer shop and butcher. There is also an excellent restaurant 3 kms away in the village of Monte de’ Bianchi which is renowned in the area for the excellent local food, good wine and beautiful views and there are many other restaurants and bars scattered throughout the pretty villages nearby.
The house is a 10 mins drive from the medieval town of Fivizzano and 25 mins from the motorway of Aulla. Casola in Lunigiana is a small town set on the hill above the Aulella river with the houses huddled around the central stone tower. Famous for stone statues which date back to the Neolithic age and are thought to be gifts to the moon Goddess. There is a selection of shops and restaurants in the town, a chemist and in the neighbouring village a train station with direct trains to Lucca. There are beautiful views to the Apuan mountains and cobbled lanes lead from the town to the river.
Lunigiana is a magical part of Tuscany. The rolling landscape is liberally sprinkled with castles of Medici or Malaspina vintage and for lovers of the coast the sea is only a short hop away. Lunigiana is special and has been likened to a magical kingdom. The golden sandy beaches around Lerici and the pebble coves of the Cinque Terre are ideal for swimming and sailing. The area is criss-crossed with marked footpaths for walks to the hills and mountains. The airports of Pisa, Parma and Genova are all just over an hour away.
Distances: Monzone (trains, shops) 5 km, Fivizzano 15 km, Aulla (autostrada, supermarkets) 20 km, Lerici (beaches) 45 km, Cinque Terre 60 km, Lucca 100 km, Pisa (airport) 100 km.