Spacious, stone detached house with lovely views and land set at the edge of a small hamlet. The property has been partially restored by the current owner with a new roof and original stone floors and some substantial internal work and it is now to finish. The property is accessed along a cobbled lane into the stone house with a charming, rustic atmosphere. The house could provide a large living room, opening onto a terrace with views, dining room, kitchen and with four bedrooms and suitable bathrooms.
The property offers a wealth of character with exposed wood beams, new slate roof, stone door surrounds, vaulted rooms and characterful stone floors. There is land of around 1,250 sqm (about a third of an acre) to the front with fig tree and vine pergola where it could be possible to install a swimming pool, subject to consents. Terrific potential, with much of the most challenging part of the restoration already completed. L’Architrave can put you in touch with a local geometra to manage the works, who can appoint a good team of builders, electricians, plumbers etc. This team has carried out a number of wonderful restorations in the area.
Set in a small hamlet in a secluded countryside location yet less than 10 minutes from the medieval town of Pontremoli. The ancient town of Pontremoli was 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, porticos and stylish piazzas. 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 town has several supermarkets. The central Piazza della Repubblica has traditional cafès where you can mingle with authors as the town hosts the most important Italian book prize. Don’t miss the imposing white marble Cathedral and colourful street market on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
At Pontremoli there is motorway access and a train station with trains to Lucca, Pisa (airport), Cinque Terre, Genoa and Milan.
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 about 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 each around an hour away.
Distances: Pontremoli 5km, Lerici (beaches) 30 km, Cinque Terre 40 km, Parma 90 km, Lucca 90 km, Pisa (airport) 100 km.