Lovely Liberty style villa in a village with shops, coffee bars and restaurant, close to the main town of Aulla in the Lunigiana region of northern Tuscany. There is a flat garden which is suitable for a swimming pool and also a garage.
The property (215 sqm) is presented in very good condition throughout. It is accessed through a pretty covered loggia entrance, into an inner entrance hall. The living room is a warm and welcoming room with plenty of light from the large windows and with marble floor; dining room with fireplace and double aspect, and a well-fitted modern kitchen. Upstairs is a master bedroom with ensuite with an opening onto a terrace, then two further double bedrooms and a bathroom with dressing room. From the upper hallway there is another opening onto a terrace. Central heating.
The garden extends to 3360 sqm (a little under an acre) and is level with ample space for a swimming pool (subject to planning). There are terrific views to the mountains.
Private gated parking and detached garage (40 sqm). Overall, in need of a little sprucing up in places, but the proportions of the villa are quite lovely.
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.