Large villa (240 sqm) with land set at the edge of a medieval picturesque town.
Accessed through a private, gated drive the villa has a detached two car garage and it is currently configured as two units, one on each level. These could be connected to form one large family house, or it is perfect for home and rental. On the upper level accessed from an external staircase into an entrance hall, spacious kitchen-dining room, living room, two bedrooms and bathroom. Presented in excellent condition and well maintained. The ground level comprises the same area with kitchen, living room, two bedrooms and bathroom requiring some modernization or it could provide four bedrooms. Further bathroom with shower on the ground floor accessed from the garden. The villa retains many original features with high ceilings, frescoes, tall windows and lovely views. Main services including central heating. Fully furnished and equipped.
This villa is located in a friendly village nestled in the Tuscan hills surrounded by chestnut woods, waterfalls and natural pools. The ancient village of Bagnone, with a river running through it is close by.
Bagnone is ideal for watching the local town life go by while sipping a cappuccino in one of the many coffee bars. A river runs through the town and a fairytale castle is in a dominant position above. There are 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. Perfect for an easy stroll. 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 easily. The ancient town of Pontremoli has been built between two rivers as an expansion of the central castle and 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 annually the most important national 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 (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 airports of Pisa, Parma and Genova are each a little over an hour away.
Distances: Bagnone 4 km, Villafranca (train station and supermarkets) 6 km, Aulla 15 km (autostrada), Pontremoli 15 km, Lerici (beaches) 35 km, Cinque Terre 40 km, Lucca 85 km, Pisa (airport) 90 km.