Two traditional adjoining houses, full of charm and ready to restore, set in the Valle del Verde (the Green Valley) close to the beautiful ancient town of Pontremoli. A gem of a property in the rural Lunigiana region of northern Tuscany. THE PRICE IS FOR BOTH HOUSES, NOT EACH. SO TWO HOUSES FOR €120,000. The main house is in not bad shape and can be lived in at a basic level. The other house requires a full restoration.
Adorable double fronted stone house, with balcony which offers spacious accommodation with four bedrooms and living areas. This house requires modernisation rather than restoration. It comprises: on the ground floor- entrance hall, kitchen, dining room with frescoed ceiling opening our to a lovely stone flagged courtyard; upstairs is a large landing/ hall, four large bedrooms and a bathroom. There is a balcony with magnificent countryside views. Above is a large attic space, and below are cantina with vaulted ceilings, offering further potential.
Adjoining this house is another property which now requires restoration. It comprises five rooms and has a lovely courtyard.
It is an easy drive to the property with good access to the door. The land (480 sqm) has breathtaking views and there is ample space for a swimming pool (subject to planning). It is likely that additional land could be available to buy, subject to separate negotiation.
This beautiful place is just bursting with character and will make a fabulous project. There are wonderful tiled patterned floors, painted ceilings and a marble staircase. The rooms are large and light with big windows, and the view is stunning from every aspect.
The Valle del Verde (Green Valley) lives up to its name and is a beautiful area with sweet little villages dotted over the green landscape. 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 in 15 minutes, The ancient town of Pontremoli has been built between two rivers as an expansion of the central castle. 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 the most important book prize in Italy. Don’t miss the imposing white marble Cathedral and colourful street market on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
The walking trails in this region are spectacular and the Apennine ridge of Logarghena, famed for its wildlife and beautiful views, can each be reached in 15 minutes. Cycling is very popular too.
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 and for lovers of the coast the sea is only half-an-hour 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 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 a little over an hour away.
Molinello (restaurant) 3 kms, Pontremoli (supermarket, trains, autostrada) 10 km, Lerici (beaches) 50 km, Parma (airport) 80 km, Lucca 100 km, Pisa (airport) 100 km.