Superbly restored farmhouse on the edge of Lucca. All in immaculate condition, with use of a swimming pool and beautifully landscaped grounds, in the hills where the relaxing atmosphere of the Tuscan countryside meets the proximity of the elegant town of Lucca. The property sits in a private community of just eight lovely homes. This home has beautiful living accommodation and four double bedrooms and four bathrooms.
The property dates from 1863 and has been completely restored by the current owner to provide luxury accommodation and the site has been cleverly designed to ensure that each house has a private garden. The large swimming pool (14m x 6m) is set in land of 22,000 sqm (five acres) which has been landscaped to blend with the existing surroundings and is communal to all the properties. It is well maintained by the site manager.
The property has many original features and it is restored using local Tuscan materials including chestnut rafters with terracotta inserts on the ceilings, terracotta floors and wood framed windows and shutters. This house is approx 160 sqm over three levels and it is entered from the private garden and comprises: entrance to open plan living room with fireplace, kitchen also with fireplace and doors opening onto the private back garden with steps to the swimming pool, utility room; upstairs there are two bedrooms each with their own bathroom with shower; on the top floor are a further two charming bedrooms and two bathrooms.
The property is complete with central heating. The garden has a shaded pergola for outdoor dining and the garden is equipped with an automatic sprinkler system. Private parking for two cars.
AS NEW. FOR A FIXED PRICE OF €530,000. ALL THE FURNISHINGS ARE AVAILABLE, BY SEPARATE NEGOTIATION.
A huge benefit of this property is the proximity to Lucca. It is a lovely walk into the walled old town, just 3 km along the river and through a park.
Lucca is a medieval walled town in Tuscany which is mostly pedestrian with picturesque piazzas and stone flagged lanes with shops, pretty cafes and some excellent restaurants. Lucca is often referred to as a secret gem and a quieter and more intimate alternative to Florence. The town is encircled by the medieval walls with foot and bicycle paths under the trees. The cobbled streets are filled with ‘gelaterie’, pastry shops and wonderful coffee shops and ‘trattorie’. Lucca has a multitude of old churches, little piazzas, towers and family businesses. Behind many of the arched doors you will glimpse vaulted passageways and beautiful internal courtyards. It is possible to climb one or other of the two highest bell-towers to look out on the old terracotta rooftops of the town and over to the surrounding Tuscan hills. One of the focal points of the town is the oval shaped piazza with entrances at the four points of the compass which stands on the site of a Roman amphitheatre. Puccini was born in Lucca and there is a festival of his operas at the outdoor theatre overlooking a nearby lake. In Lucca itself there is a famous summer music festival throughout the month of July in the large central piazza. (https://www.summer-festival.com/).
Distances: Lucca 3 km, Pisa (airport) 20 km, Viareggio (beaches) 25 km, Pietrasanta 35 km, Florence 75 km, Siena 125 km.