Rustic house in the Lunigiana countryside, with wonderful terrace and garden, and wide views. Beautiful 4 bed village house of 125 sqm, simply restored, offering spacious accommodation and a pretty garden.
Rustic house in the Lunigiana countryside, with wonderful terrace and garden, and wide views.
Beautiful 4 bed village house of 125 sqm, simply restored, offering spacious accommodation and a pretty garden. The house offers so much character, with original floor tiles, balconies and terraces.
Set in a pretty village, you enter the peaceful garden from the cobbled village lane where, up a few steps, you enter the property into a large, welcoming terrace area. The kitchen is simple and of its era, with vintage cupboards and marble sink offering everything you could need, and there is a door from the kitchen directly onto the balcony outside. There is also a bathroom on this level. The sitting room is cosy, with a large wood burning stove, and with a small balcony, and there is an additional WC here (which could possibly have a shower added, if required). A spiral staircase leads up to the master bedroom which has a lovely terrace off, with views over the garden. The feel is light and airy, with a good connection from inside to outside.
Back on the first floor there is a double bedroom. An ancient, steep staircase (almost a ladder) leads up to two bedrooms above.
Heating is from the two wood-burning and pellet stoves.
The ‘cantina’ on the ground floor are extensive, large with vaulted ceiling and full of character and offer additional possibilities. One is currently used as a laundry area. There is space for a table tennis table and games area. The garden is particularly special, facing south/ south-west, with lawned area, a paved dining area and with apple, pear and apricot trees. There is ample space for a swimming pool, which would be subject to planning approval.
The property is accessed along a country lane that leads to the small hamlet. A village with restaurant is at the edge of the lane (1.5 km) and a town, Barbarasco, set on the banks of the river Magra offers a selection of shops and restaurants, schools, chemist and one of the best cheese shops in the area is 3 km. Good walking trails and a host of farm restaurants nearby.
The motorway, train station and supermarkets at Aulla are 5 km, beaches at the Gulf of the Poets 25 km, Pisa (airport) 85 km, Viareggio 60 km, Lucca 80 km.
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 and for lovers of the coast the sea is only half-an-hours’ drive away. 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.