Substantial, detached four bed farmhouse (218 sqm), full of character, with extensive land (around 5 acres) on a sunny hillside with stunning views. In a private and peaceful location with the possibility of a swimming pool (subject to planning).
The impressive entrance to the property is into a spacious entrance hall and then into a large living room with doors to the garden, a separate study/TV room, lovely dining room, and a kitchen. Also on the ground floor is the master bedrooms with ensuite bathroom, further bedroom with barrel vaulted ceiling which also has a private en suite bathroom. Upstairs the ancient stairs there are three bedrooms and a bathroom and a large terrace which has now been closed in, but could easily be returned to a terrace. There is also a room with a sauna and an exercise bike, used as a gym. Below the house, on the lower floor are several ‘cantina’, store rooms.
The house is connected to main services and has central heating. There is a detached garage and a further good outbuilding with two rooms. The land extends to 21,000 sqm (over 5 acres) with lovely views and comprises of meadows and olive groves, with plenty of space for a swimming pool.
The town of Barbarasco is just a few minutes drive and has a good selection of shops and restaurants as well as cafes, chemist, schools, as well as an excellent cheese shop.The property is in the countryside in a private position close to the village of Mulazzo which is famous for connections with Dante Alighieri. It is said that he was exiled here and this is where he wrote the purgatory of the famous ‘Divine Comedy’. There are several hill villages set amongst the chestnut groves and streams and rivers that criss-cross the lush green landscape.There is a pizzeria / restaurant in the village, a wine bar and a friendly coffee bar on the piazza. The village also hosts a museum on the life of Dante as well as a book shop.
Lunigiana is a magical part of Tuscany.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 golden sandy beaches around Lerici and the pebble coves of the Cinque Terre (UNESCO World Heritage Site) 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 just over an hour away.
Distances : Barbarasco 5 km, Mulazzo 10 km, Aulla 10 km(autostrada, train station), Pontremoli 15 km, Lerici (beaches) 30 km, Cinque Terre 35 km, Lucca 85 km, Parma (airport) 90 km, Pisa (airport) 90 km, Florence 120 km.