Character house and garden, set in a picturesque hamlet nestled in the chestnut hills in the Lunigiana region of Tuscany, above Pontremoli. At the edge of the village and accessed up a cobbled lane the property comprises the restored character house.
The house is entered into an open plan living room/kitchen with wood burning stove, and access to a stone terrace with views; upstairs, accessed from a wood staircase, are two bedrooms, a bathroom with shower and a further room with a divan bed. On the ground floor there is a cellar and a basement room with fireplace. There is wonderful rustic style and charm and the village is beautiful. Lovely terrace. The property also has an antique pizza oven outside which is excellent for cooking and socialising.
The garden is mainly lawned and on two levels. The house is connected to utilities and heating is with wood burning stoves. The house is accessed on foot from the central village piazza where there is parking.
The medieval market town of Pontremoli (with motorway and train station) has excellent restaurants and shops and a beautiful cobbled piazza and castle. The Apennine ridge of Logarghena famed for its wildlife and beautiful walks can each be reached in 15 minutes, The ancient town of Pontremoli has been 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. 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 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 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 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 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 a little over an hour away.
Distances: Pontremoli 14 km, Lerici (beaches) 50 km, Cinque Terre 60 km, Parma (airport) 95 km, Pisa (airport) 110 km.