A house, a stone barn and a traditional ‘essiccatoio’ (chestnut dryer) set around a flagged courtyard, for restoration.
A house, a stone barn and a traditional ‘essiccatoio’ (chestnut dryer) set around a flagged courtyard, for restoration. nThe properties are accessed after a short walk through the village to an impressive arched, gated entrance, to access a beautiful private courtyard.
The main property is currently arranged on one floor and comprises a reception room, kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom. Wood burning stove in living room.
Below the main house are a number of ‘cantinas’, basement rooms, accessed from the courtyard.
Next to the main house is a one room, double height ‘essiccatoio’ (a chestnut dryer) which is a fabulous example of old Lunigiana so could be retained, or it could make additional accommodation.
Across the courtyard is a substantial stone barn. It is double height, offering two rooms on each level.
Behind the barn there is land on the hillside with a large fig tree and apple trees. This could offer the possibility of a pool.
As part of the impressive arched entraceway there are three rooms, with beautiful arched ceilings , offering additional possibilities.
The entire property is privately owned under one title. No part is shared or communal.
Services are connected: gas, electricity, water. Wifi is possible.
The town of Licciana Nardi is 3 km, Aulla with motorway and train station (also to Cinque Terre) is 10 km, Beach 35 km, ski resort 40 km.
Licciana Nardi is a town in the Taverone valley with 13th century pedestrian street flanked with local shops. Central in the town is the Piazza del Municipio which hosts the 16th century Malaspina castle and many festivals such as the Chestnut Festival in the autumn. The castle is linked to the baroque church by a covered bridge so that the nobles had direct access to prayer and dealings with the local priest. There are also a bank, schools, restaurants and medical facilities. The nearby village of Monti has a castle on the hill above and offers a good selection of amenities.
Lunigiana (pronounced Loonee-janna) is a magical part of Tuscany starting with its name the ‘Land of the Moon’. 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 wellbeing radiating from the sunshine, glorious countryside, delicious food and wine, kind friendly locals and most importantly, from the sense of tradition and community amongst 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 in the summer while the snow clad mountains offer skiing in the local resorts during the winter months and are each a short drive away. The area is criss-crossed with marked footpaths for walks to the hills and mountains. The airports of Pisa, Parma and Genova are all within an hours’ drive
(please note, this may not be the properties exact location due to security reasons)