Light and bright, detached three bed house, with private, gated entrance and driveway, ample parking, pretty garden and with space for a swimming pool (subject to planning). With a detached outside barbecue area and summer kitchen.
The house has two independent units, which can be used together or separately. On the ground floor is a self-contained area with a large ‘taverna’, living/dining room, little kitchen, double bedroom and a bathroom. The main accommodation is on the upper level, up external stairs to: large living room with double large windows overlooking the fields and with access to the large balcony/terrace, nicely fitted kitchen, two double bedrooms and a shower room and a large cupboard. Central heating and utilities.
The house is set in a pretty garden of around 1,000 sqm (around a quarter of an acre), mainly laid to lawn with fruit trees – apple and apricot. There is plenty of space for a swimming pool, subject to planning. There is easy car access, private, gated driveway and plenty of parking. Next to the house is a great area with a pizza oven, perfect for summer evenings.
The house is on the edge of a lovely village in the Lunigiana hills, private yet not remote, and there is one of the very best restaurants in the area just short walk away from this property. There is good road access. The houses are all in stone, mostly restored, with charming atmosphere and warm and friendly people. Plentiful parking in the village.
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 is a magical part of Tuscany. The hills which 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 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 area is criss-crossed with marked footpaths for walks to the hills and mountains. The airports of Pisa, Parma and Genova are all just over an hour away.
Distances: Licciana Nardi 3 km, Aulla (autostrada, trains, supermarkets) 15km, Lerici (beaches) 40km, Cinque Terre (UNESCO World Heritage Site) 45km, Lucca 90km, Parma (airport) 90km, Pisa (airport) 90km.