VILLA SIMONA

Tuscany, Lucca, Camaiore

€ 1,200,000

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Price € 1,200,000
Location Tuscany, Lucca, Camaiore
Bedrooms 4
Garden
Terrace
Swimming pool
Parking
Total Area 350 SQM
Within 1 hour of an airport Yes
Close to amenities Yes

Immaculate property with immense charm and character comprising a main three bedroomed house, an independent guest unit and a detached 'dependance'/storage unit, set in lovely private grounds amongst olive groves with a view towards the sea. The location is perfect. The beautiful town of Lucca is within 20 minutes and Florence within 45 minutes. The Versilia coastline, with Pietrasanta, Forte dei Marmi and Viareggio, is on the doorstep.

The villa (350 sqm) is approached through a private, electronically operated gate to a paved parking area for two cars.

Approached with a few steps across to a welcoming covered patio area, perfect for outside dining and which comfortably seats 8, leads through to the front door which opens into the hallway and then into a light and airy sitting room with beautiful stone fireplace, high beamed ceiling and terracotta floors. The dining room features painted fresco walls and the kitchen is built-in and fully equipped with hand crafted cupboards.

Downstairs, the master suite features double doors leading out to a beautiful terrace, in effect an outdoor sitting room, with stunning views over the vineyards and quintessentially Tuscan landscape. There is a walk-in wardrobe (currently used as a single bedroom), another double bedrooms and two bathrooms - one with bath and one with shower. On a lower level, and with independent entrance is another living area which offers a fully-fitted kitchen open to a living area, a large double bedroom and a bathroom. In addition, in the grounds, is a detached building which is ideal for storage and which is currently used as a bedroom with small living room and bathroom with shower.

Elegantly spread out over three floors, the villa is surrounded by an extensive and enchanting well-kept garden with terracing on several levels plus a little detached cottage facing the Versilian sea. The beautiful swimming pool (12m x 5 m) has wonderful views to the valley below.

The villa is in a wonderful area, offering privacy and seclusion yet within easy reach of Florence and Pisa both of which have airports, and of the elegant streets of Forte dei Marmi, the arty town of Pietrasanta and the coastal resort of Viareggio.

The small hamlet of Mommio Castello which produces some of the finest olive oil in the region is close by. The enchanting and unspoilt town of Lucca is only twenty minutes away. The ancient city walls offer a perfect vantage point to explore the town, on foot or there are cycles of all types for hire. From here, you can see most of the 99 churches, before browsing among the old-fashioned little boutiques, sipping a cappuccino at one of the many bars or tasting some of the best ice-cream in the world. Surrounding Lucca are some famous historic villas with magnificent gardens, some of which are open to the public and are well worth a visit.

Versilia is the stretch of golden sandy coast from the tip of Liguria to Viareggio, the southernmost resort on the Italian Riviera. Liberty style buildings housing fashionable shops, cafes, and seafood restaurants line the promenade. Viareggio is famous for the annual Carnevale dating back to 1873 with large papier-mâché floats which parade along the promenade known as the "passeggiata a mare". Pietrasanta is perfect for whiling away an afternoon wandering through the independent art shops and galleries and chatting with the interesting owners, while in nearby beachfront Forte dei Marmi you can shop in the upmarket designer shops or spend a relaxed evening 'people watching' in the pretty central piazza, where the bars serve refreshing Campari and perfect sundowner cocktails then join one of the excellent seafood restaurants.

DIstances: Corsanico (restaurant, minimarket) 2km, Viareggio (beaches) 10 kms, Pietrasanta 10 km, Lucca 25 kms, Forte dei Marmi 25 kms, Pisa (airport) 40 kms, Lerici 50 km, Florence (airport) 80 kms, Cinque Terre 80 km.

There are boats from Forte dei Marmi to Cinque Terre in 40 mins, and from Viareggio to Portofino in 60 mins.

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