Spacious manor house in a hillside village in the Lunigiana hills of Tuscany with superb views. The property is in fair condition and offers ample potential with extensive ‘cantina’ rooms on the ground floor with vaulted ceilings, which could be restored and connected to the accommodation upstairs. Pretty garden and land with lovely views and a stone outbuilding to restore too.
On the first floor is the entrance hall, large living room with fireplace, a kitchen with table and chairs, a study and two bedrooms with a bathroom with bath; steps lead down to the ground floor which is to restore. On the ground floor is a living room with vaulted ceiling, a bedroom which opens onto a terrace, a further bedroom, a bathroom plus a further two rooms. There are also two ‘cantina’ storerooms. On the lower level there are also two ‘cantina’, with vaulted ceilings.
In addition in the courtyard is a lovely stone building which is the old chestnut drying house which can also be restored. The house has around 5,700 sqm of land (nearly 1.5 acres).
Central heating with mains gas. All services are connected. Easy car access.
The villa is on the edge of a small village in the Lunigiana hills, only 5 kms from Aulla, a good town where there is an autostrada exit, a train station, supermarkets and shops. There are numerous agriturismi, country farm restaurants, to discover nearby, serving local specialties and many excellent walking trails abound. The small town of Barbarasco is set on the banks of the river Magra, and it offers a selection of shops and restaurants, schools, a chemist and one of the best cheese shops in the area. An excellent local restaurant with a lovely outside dining area is within an easy walk.
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-hour 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 airports of Pisa, Parma and Genova are each just over an hour away.
Distances: Aulla 5 km (autostrada, supermarkets), Lerici (beaches) 30 km, Cinque Terre 40 km, Viareggio 60 km, Lucca 80 km, Pisa (airport) 90 km.