Perfect as a home or business opportunity, stone farmhouse with outbuildings and extensive land just a few kilometres from the beautiful medieval town of Pontremoli with its station and motorway exit. The main house has been recently restored with livin
Perfect as a home or business opportunity, stone farmhouse with outbuildings and extensive land just a few kilometres from the beautiful medieval town of Pontremoli with its station and motorway exit.
The main house has been recently restored with living room, kitchen, 3 bedrooms (one with fireplace), and bathroom. The kitchen and bathrooms require finishing. There is a covered terrace with beautiful views of the hills, perfect for morning coffee. Original vaulted cantina rooms (cellars) are on the ground floor under the arches and a courtyard off the terrace would be perfect for eating out as it even has its own pizza oven.
There is a further storeroom and bathroom with independent entrance. The house has central heating.
There is ample land (around 8,000 sqm) where a swimming pool could be installed subject to planning permission.
There are a further 2 outbuildings on the land of which one is a barn on 2 levels and the other a store area on one level, which could offer further potential for development subject to planning permission.
The property is located approx. 3 km from Pontremoli, a beautiful ancient town with lovely piazza and cathedral – the old capital of Lunigiana.
The ancient town of Pontremoli has been built between two rivers as an expansion of the central castle. Wherever you look you will find elegant palazzos with internal courtyards overlooking the river. The cobbled lanes leading up to the castle are flanked with stone houses and interlinking arches. The twin arched roman bridges are the gateway on either side of the town. Pontremoli has a good selection of shops and restaurants, a theatre, hospital and the famous Castello which houses a museum. The central Piazza della Repubblica has traditional cafès where you can mingle with writers as the town hosts the most important book prize. Don’t miss the imposing white marble Cathedral and colourful street market on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Lunigiana is a magical part of Tuscany. The hills that 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 but for lovers of the coast the sea is only half-an-hours’ drive away.
Lunigiana is special and has been likened to a magical kingdom. It is not only the breath-taking scenery with its abundance of medieval castles but you simply feel a huge sense of well being radiating from the sunshine, glorious countryside, delicious food and wine, kind friendly locals and most importantly, from the sense of tradition and community among people here that is rarely seen in modern day life.
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 within an hours’ drive.