Superbly appointed villa in a picturesque location with private garden and with land bordering a stream, set on the edge of a pretty village with restaurant and shops. The villa is in a tranquil, residential area and it is only a short walk to one of the best restaurants in the region serving excellent local Tuscan specialities.
The property is light and airy and beautifully appointed. The villa is accessed through iron gates with parking area. Entrance into a double height living room with feature fireplace and double doors opening onto the garden. The kitchen is fully fitted and is open to the dining area. Also on this level is a small bedroom and bathroom; upstairs is a beautiful master suite with large bedroom, an area off the bedroom which could act as dressing area or small additional bedroom, and double doors to an open terrace with lovely views. Beautiful, modern bathroom. The villa is surrounded with a level, lawned garden and it is very well appointed with all main services. Easy car access and private, gated parking.
The villa is close to the town of Bagnone, a charming medieval town dominated by a castle and a cobbled piazza which is ideal for watching the local town life go by while sipping a cappuccino in one of the many cafés. 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. There is a train station at Villafranca in Lunigiana (4 km) with trains to Pisa, the Cinque Terre (beaches) and a mainline to Parma and connecting cities.
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 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 cafés where you can mingle with writers as the town hosts the most important Italian book prize and literary festival each summer. 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. 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 within an hours’ drive.
Distances: Bagnone 3 km, Villafranca (train station, supermarket) 4 km, Aulla 15 km, Pontremoli 15 km, Lerici (beaches) 35 km, Cinque Terre (UNESCO World Heritage site) 40 km, Pisa (airport) 95 km.