Detached stone house with additional barn to restore, set in a pretty village.
The house is approached through an impressive stone portico into the pretty garden and to the front entrance. One part of the house has already been restored and offers immaculate accommodation of living room, kitchen, two bedrooms and bathroom.
Another portion of the house offers potential to restore in the same manner, and can be connecting to the existing restored portion. It has potential to offer an additional two bedrooms and bathroom.
There is also a large detached barn which offers further potential. There is private parking.
The garden is pretty and lawned offering peace and tranquility. There is a possibility of installing a swimming pool subject to planning.
The house is very accessible, close to Pontremoli and to Aulla which each have autostrada exits and train stations.
Situated close to the town of Villafranca in Lunigiana which is situated between Aulla and Pontremoli in the centre of the area of Lunigiana. Take time to discover the old town centre where you will find some lovely restaurants and local amenities including banks, supermarkets and a weekly market. There is also a train station in town and a swimming pool and sport facilities. A kilometre away you can visit the delightful town of Filetto. Meander your way through the entire town where you will find every street is linked to a stone passage or bridge. Filetto is best enjoyed in the month of August when it opens its doors and hosts its annual medieval festival where all the villagers are dressed up and re-enacting a bygone age.
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.