Unique opportunity to purchase a beautifully restored property set in a medieval village near the castle, with an olive grove.
The property is accessed from the village lane to a cool hall with original stone steps leading to the main entrance into a spacious living room with fireplace. There is a lovely fitted kitchen in country style with marble sink, utility room with plumbing for washing machine, three spacious bedrooms of which the master bedroom is with en suite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe, a family bathroom with shower and a terrace with breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. Downstairs there is a spacious study and library and a cantina (store room).
The property is connected to main services and has central heating. Accommodation is bright, full of character and the house is in a sunny position. This home offers a piece of authentic Tuscany with terracotta floors, some beamed ceilings combined with the elegance and comfort of modern living. Below the village and just a short walk from the property is an olive grove and vegetable garden extending to 3,600 sqm (close to an acre).
The village of Bastia is set on a hill and dominated by a castle with four round towers. There are 360 degree views over the countryside and mountains. Bastia is reached just a short drive through the olive groves from the town of Licciana Nardi.
Licciana Nardi in Lunigiana is a town in the Taverone valley with 13th century pedestrian street flanked with local shops. Central in the town is the Piazza del Municipio which hosts the 16th century Malaspina castle and many festivals such as the Chestnut Festival in the autumn. The castle is linked to the baroque church by a covered bridge so that the nobles had direct access to prayer and dealings with the local priest. There are also a bank, schools, restaurants and medical facilities. The nearby village of Monti has a castle on the hill above and offers a good selection of amenities. 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 spectacular Ligurian coastline is close by. The golden sandy beaches around Lerici and the pebble coves of the Cinque Terre are ideal for swimming and sailing in the summer. 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: Licciana Nardi 3 km (shops, bank), Aulla (supermarkets, autostrada, trains) 10 km, Lerici (beaches) 35 km, Cinque Terre 45 km, Lucca 90 km, Pisa (airport) 95 km.