Beautifully finished, newly restored, four bed detached stone house, offering easy living with large, open-plan kitchen, dining and living room, and within walking distance of shops and restaurants. Easy, level garden with space for a swimming pool and there is parking for a small car. The villa offers a blend of rustic Tuscan charm with modern fittings.
This villa is set in a pretty village, within walking distance of amenities. The gated entrance leads to the front door and into a welcoming hallway. The kitchen, dining room and living are all large and are connected creating an easy flow and a sociable living space. The kitchen is newly fitted with marble work-surfaces, and there is cherry wood flooring throughout. The dining room is well lit, and the living room features a lovely stone fireplace. There are three sets of double doors which all lead out to the garden, creating a feeling of space and light and a great connection between indoors and out.
There is a large bathroom, impressively fitted out with large shower and whirlpool bath on this level, as well as plentiful storage cupboards, which have been hand-built in wood. There is a small utility area with space for a washing machine. Upstairs, the master bedroom features a walk-in wardrobe and has a balcony. There are two further double bedrooms (one with access to a large terrace) and a smaller bedroom. There is a beautifully finished bathroom with walk-in shower. On the top level are beautiful cherry wood floors, skylights flood the rooms with light and the area opens onto a sweet roof terrace with views over the garden to the countryside. A large room could be used as a study or games room, or additional bedroom. The bathroom, featuring a freestanding whirlpool bath under the roof lights, is exceptional.
The garden features a covered dining terrace, there is outdoor lighting and a lawned area with space for a swimming pool (subject to the necessary consent). The land beyond the garden is agricultural land, so there is a feeling of peace and countryside views. The sound of the nearby river, a tributary of the Magra river, can be heard. All services are connected and the villa has fittings of optimum quality. There is central heating with mains gas. The wooden doors and windows have been hand made and the craftsmanship throughout is apparent. There are electric gates for car access and private off-road parking for a small car.
The property is close to the village of Mulazzo where it is said that the medieval literary scholar Dante, exiled from Florence in the early 1300’s, wrote the ‘Inferno’ of the Divine Comedy. There are several hill villages set among the chestnut groves and streams and rivers criss-cross the lush green landscape. There is a pizzeria and restaurant in the village and a friendly cafè on the piazza. The ancient town of Pontremoli is just 10 mins drive away. It and was built between two rivers with a central castle. Wherever you look you will find elegant palazzos with internal courtyards overlooking the river, porticos and stylish piazzas. 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 authors as the town hosts the most important Italian book prize each summer. Don’t miss the imposing white marble Cathedral and the colourful street markets 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 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 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: Pontremoli (autostrada, trains) 7 km, Aulla (autostrada, trains) 20 km, Lerici (beaches) 40 km, Cinque Terre 50 km, Lucca 100 km, Pisa (airport) 100 km, Florence 150 km.