Rustic four bed house, full of character and charm, with a sunny terrace, sitting on an extensive hillside of private land of over 54,000 sqm (around 13 acres). Plenty of space for a swimming pool (subject to planning).
The house has been beautifully transformed and retains a wealth of character and is well presented throughout. There is a good flag-stone terrace, perfect for dining ‘al fresco’ and a modern, well-equipped kitchen, which holds a large table and chairs and has a ‘stuffa’, a wood burning stove. The living room is light and airy and also has a lovely wood-burner. Also on this level is a good double bedroom and a luxurious new bathroom (with shower), plus another double bedroom. Downstairs, in what was once a ‘cantina’ area (used for storage), this has now been transformed to provide a cosy living space and a double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom and another double bedroom in a vaulted room. The central heating runs off the wood burning stove.
OFFERED FOR SALE FULLY FURNISHED.
There is also a stone outbuilding consisting on one room for storage with a roof terrace above. The land includes olive trees and meadows and woodland and it extends to 5.4 hectares (over 13 acres). There is a flat, grassy area close to the house which would be perfect for a swimming pool.
The house sits in a quiet and peaceful location on a hillside with lovely views, between Licciana Nardi and Bagnone. Bagnone is a charming medieval town dominated by a castle and a cobbled piazza is ideal for watching the local town life go by while sipping a cappuccino in one of the many cafès. Cobbled lanes with interlinking archways and restaurants hidden under the stone vaults, shops offering local produce and the backdrop of the mountains make this a particularly pretty town in the area. Licciana Nardi is a town in the Taverone valley with a 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.
The rolling landscape is liberally sprinkled with castles of Medici or Malaspina vintage and for lovers of the coast the sea is only just over 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 area is criss-crossed with marked footpaths for walks to the hills and mountains. The Tuscan towns of Florence, Lucca and Pisa make great day trips to take in the art and architecture treasures, or just to soak in the italian life, and the coastal towns of Pietrasanta, Viareggio and Portofino are perfect for an aperitivo in the sunshine. Importantly, the airports of Pisa, Parma and Genova are each just over an hour away.
Distances: Bagnone 6 km, Licciana Nardi 8 km, Aulla (motorway and trains) 12 km, Lerici (beaches) 30 km, Cinque Terre 40 km, Lucca 90 km, Pisa (airport) 95 km.