Large detached 5 bed house (360 sqm), with grand internal staircase, now ready to modernise. The house has excellent proportions and is full of light, with large windows. It is set in around 1,500 sqm of land on the edge of a village in the Lunigiana hills of Tuscany.
The house is entered into a hallway and on the ground floor is the area for the kitchen which is nicely tiled and which can easily hold a table and chairs; a living room with large windows and with a fireplace and double doors which lead to the garden, two further rooms which can be used as bedrooms or as additional reception rooms and there is a bathroom in good order. Upstairs are three good bedrooms and a usable bathroom with interesting tiles. Full of character features with wood block flooring, high ceilings with some cornicing, wrought iron and marble staircase. Just full of space and light.
Below the property there are ‘cantina’ for store rooms. There is mains water and electricity. Broadband internet is easily available. Ample private parking for several cars. Plenty of space for a swimming pool (subject to planning).
Equidistant, and just 15 mins drive away, are the medieval market towns of Fivizzano and bustling Aulla with supermarkets, shops, motorway and train station. Fivizzano a medieval walled town with a central cobbled piazza is often referred to as the Florence of Lunigiana. The bustling town hosts many cultural events over the summer with concerts in the piazza and reenactments of medieval parades. With its musical heritage the town also attracts international musicians during its annual folk music festival. There is a hospital, shops and restaurants in the town. Aulla is the main point of access to the area, with autostrada exit and trains, from where it is easy to reach the Ligurian coastline and all the sights of Tuscany. It is an easy run to Pisa airport, straight down the autostrada.
Lunigiana is a magical part of Tuscany with breath-taking scenery and an abundance of medieval castles. The sunshine, glorious countryside, delicious food and wine, kind and friendly people offer a perfect mix for a summer retreat or for year-round living.The golden sandy beaches around Lerici and the pebble coves of the Cinque Terre 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: Aulla (shops, autostrada, trains) 12 km, Fivizzano 12 km, Lerici (beaches) 25 km, Lucca 90 km, Pisa (airport) 90 km, Portofino 100 km, Florence 150 km.