Set amongst chestnut groves this delightful property has been restored maintaining all the original character. On the hills above the medieval market town of Pontremoli dominated by a castle and with a selection of restaurants, shops, cobbled piazza and
Set amongst chestnut groves this delightful property has been restored maintaining all the original character.
On the hills above the medieval market town of Pontremoli dominated by a castle and with a selection of restaurants, shops, cobbled piazza and weekly market. Pontremoli hosts a variety of festivals over the summer months. There is an autostrada exit and train station for easy access.
The property is in a private location and accessed along a short track. The stone house was restored by the current owners and is on 2 levels with an open plan living room-dining-kitchen with open fireplace and wood fired stove on the ground floor ;
there are 2 bedrooms and a bathroom with shower on the first floor – the bedrooms have wood beamed ceilings.
A main feature of the property is the stone flagged courtyard off the living area with outbuilding hosting a portico with summer kitchen and pizza oven ideal for outside dining.
There is a further outbuilding used for garden tools and storage on the land.
The land extends to over 5 hectares.
The house offers a very private setting and is full of character.
Pontremoli 8km, Skiing 25 km, Beaches 48 km, Pisa airport 105 km
Private and peaceful location yet very close to Pontremoli, an ancient town 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. 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 (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.