5 bedrooms €270,000 Convert Tuscany, Lunigiana, Fivizzano
  • Two neighbouring village houses
  • Excellent decorative order
  • Beautiful craftsmanship
  • Set in village dominated by a castle
  • Flexible offering: home and rental
  • Light and airy
  • Both properties access pool

Full Description

These two neighbouring properties are offered together.

The main house has been lovingly restored using local skilled craftsmen to produce a spacious relaxed house for easy living, with rustic charm.

The charming entrance of the main house is along a stone walkway, covered in wisteria from where you enter into a delightful living space. This sitting room is comfortable with a hand-crafted stone fireplace and a peaceful balcony. There is also a cloakroom on this level and stairs lead to the upper levels. There is then a joining sitting room, also with balcony, with stairs down to the lower level containing kitchen and dining area. The kitchen - dining area is well-equipped and has double doors leading out to a small piazza. The dining area also has a fireplace. From this level there are french doors to a large terrace, for dining and relaxing, and stairs down to the pool.

Upstairs is a large bedroom with wooden floor and very large bathroom with shower and bath. The loft area has been converted to provide additional accommodation, with a cloakroom.

There are beautiful cotto floors, vaulted ceilings, hand-crafted fitted cupboards and beams.

The upper, adjoining house is spacious, light and airy, with 3 bedrooms. The main entrance is from the cobbled village lane, from where you enter into a well lit hallway. The separate sitting room is spacious and welcoming. The kitchen is charming and functional and leads onto a bright breakfast room with fireplace with a door leading to a terrace and small patio. There is another door off the breakfast room leading to a terrace and small patio. Stairs from this exit lead into a large laundry room, with a shower room, store rooms and to a staircase down to the pool.

A central stone staircase leads up to the three bedrooms: two double (one with balcony) and one single, and a bathroom. The prettily tiled bathroom has a bath with shower over.

Both houses have access to the pool area and enjoy fantastic far-reaching views.

The pool is made by 'Endless Pools' with a feature to allow for proper swimming against a current or as a splash pool. It will be sure to be enjoyed by all generations.

The village is dominated by an impressive castle and is approx mid-way between Aulla (12kms) and Fivizzano (10kms), a great location.

Aulla (motorway and railway) 12 km, Beaches and marina at Lerici 30 km, Ski resort Cerreto Laghi 35 km, Pisa (airport) 85 km, Lucca 85 km, Florence 150 km

Aulla is one the largest towns in Lunigiana; it has a good selection of shops, supermarkets, medical centre, public transport and links to the motorway. The historic town centre is the site of a marble fountain built in the year of Italian unity and the 16th century fortress called La Brunella is perched on a hill overlooking the town. The fortress now houses the Museum of Natural History of Lunigiana. Enjoy the colourful market hosted in the town centre every Saturday morning.

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.