Beautiful, detached three bed villa (166 sqm) with fairly level, lawned garden within easy walking distance of shops, cafés and restaurants. Private, gated entrance and parking and a garage.
The villa is on three levels and surrounded by an enclosed garden. Accommodation is spread over the first and second floors. The first floor comprises: entrance hall which leads into a large living-room and kitchen, two bedrooms and bathroom with bath. Upstairs on the second floor, there is further bedroom and bathroom and one other room which could become a fourth bedroom. On the ground floor there is a cantina (for storage), utility room and boiler room and a garage, all of which can be accessed via an internal staircase or from the garden. The villa is surrounded by 750 sqm of flat land with olive trees where a swimming pool could be installed subject to planning permission.
This is a light filled property due to the large windows and the sunny terrace is perfect for sunbathing or dining outside. There are olive trees in the pretty garden and the location is perfect as it is within walking distance of shops, cafés and excellent restaurants.There is an automatic gate to enter the property and private parking. The property has gas central heating as well as a wood pellet stove.
The property is set in a quiet residential area, on the edge of the village of Monti. There are far-reaching views towards the Apuane mountains. It is easy to walk into the village where there are shops, a good pizzeria, restaurants, bakers, a chemist, banks and coffee bars. The village is dominated by an impressive Malaspina castle fortress which sits at the top of the hill above the village and can be seen from all around. A local bus service provides transport to Aulla (6 km) which has a good range of larger shops, a railway station and motorway access (A15).
Just 3 km up the valley from Monti is the town of Licciana Nardi in the Taverone valley with 13th century pedestrian street flanked with local shops. Central in the town is the Piazza del Municipio, the 16th century castle and church and the piazza hosts 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. .
Lunigiana is a magical part of Tuscany. The hills which encircle Lunigiana create an intimate and relaxed atmosphere whilst the blend of the mountains and sea are extremely inviting to those who enjoy the outdoors. The rolling landscape is liberally sprinkled with castles of Medici or Malaspina vintage and for lovers of the coast the sea is only half-an-hours’ drive away. The beaches around Lerici are beautiful, especially the little cove hidden behind Lerici castle. The long stretch of wide sandy beaches which starts at Marinella and runs all the way down to Pisa offers all sorts of watersports: surfing, windsurfing and with kayaks, boats and pedalos for hire. The magical Cinque Terre is a string of five fishing villages set along the sea cliffs offer the opportunity for great walks, or for idling in the seafront restaurants and stopping by for an aperitivo in one of the friendly bars. The Cinque Terre is a site of national importance and is listed with UNESCO World Heritage. Excellent days out can be spent at the Tuscan ‘cities of art’ of Lucca, Florence and Siena. All are easily accessible on the autostrada network, or by train from Aulla. Pisa airport is only one hour away and is an easy drive directly on the Pisa- Aulla motorway network.
Distances: Monti on the doorstep, Licciana Nardi 3 kms, Aulla (autostrada, supermarkets, trains) 6 kms, Lerici (beaches) 30 kms, Cinque Terre 40 km, Lucca 80 kms, Pisa (airport) 90 kms, Florence 150 kms.