Stone farmhouse with 1 hectar of land set in a stunning private location yet within easy reach of a small town.
L’ANTICO CASALE – The restored house is on 3 floors and totals 380 m sq.
From the paved pergola there is an entrance hall, kitchen, living room with large windows looking out to the view, bathroom with shower and a utility room;
upstairs large split-level dining room which the current owners use as a farm restaurant, living room with fireplace, bedroom and bathroom;
on the upper level there is a large landing, 2 bedrooms and a bathroom.
It retains much character with wooden beams, stone steps and exposed stone walls.
The house can easily be made into a 6 bedroom property dividing the existing restaurant room.
Set in 10,000 sq m of land with meadows and woodland.
A stream with antique Roman bridge runs through the land. External areas include stone flagged courtyard and loggia. Accessed along a private drive.
A small town is within a few minutes drive and offers a good selection of shops, cafès and restaurants. Motorway and station within 10 mins.
The airports of Pisa and Parma approx 1 hour, beaches 30 mins and ski areas approx 50 mins.
Licciana Nardi, just 5 minutes drive, 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 (pronounced Loonee-janna) is a magical part of Tuscany starting with its name the ?Land of the Moon?. 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 wellbeing radiating from the sunshine, glorious countryside, delicious food and wine, kind friendly locals and most importantly, from the sense of tradition and community amongst 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 in the summer while the snow clad mountains offer skiing in the local resorts during the winter months and are each a short drive away. 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.
(please note, this may not be the properties exact location due to security reasons)