An immaculately presented stone cottage, sitting in its 2 hectares of land ( 5,5 aces) with olive grove, in private yet convenient location, with stunning views across the valleys and the Apuan Alps.
The property is situated in private secluded position, within its own land, located amid Tuscan valleys and hills, yet close to amenities. The nearest village with shops, restaurants, bank and post office is only 5 mins' drive down the valley, while the town of Aulla with facilities including railway station and motorway access is 10 mins' drive. This farmhouse enjoys uninterrupted views that extend over beautiful countryside and across the rolling valleys dotted with fairy castles and medieval villages to the magnificent Apuan Alps. It is easily reachable by car through a short track, running into woodland, that connects the main road to the cottage.
This is a rare opportunity to buy an exquisite unique property, fully and superbly restored at the highest standards by its current owners. The restoration was carried out with great attention to detail, using old recycled original materials such as "Alessandrino" cotto floor tiles on the first level and Tuscan terracotta floor tiles on the ground floor, local chestnut wooden doors /windows and handmade ceramic tiles in the kitchen. Inside it has been tastefully painted in warm colours typical of this unspoiled land, located in northern Tuscany, that create a welcoming peaceful atmosphere.
Outside it is surrounded by 2 hectares of terraced land ( 5.5 acres) including landscaped gardens surrounding the house planted with wonderful flowers and trees, an olive grove comprising approx 100 olive trees producing excellent olive oil and woodland that protects the property making it more private. In addition, an ancient 4x4 m stone water tank provides water for irrigation.
This characterful country house benefits from a large pergola, where having “al-fresco dining” with family and friends during summertime enjoying the view, situated next to a pizza oven with barbecue area where cooking bread and pizza.
The ground floor features a comfortable open plan fully equipped kitchen with dining and living room with open fireplace and vaulted ceilings. On this level there is also a functional utility room with its own independent access. The wooden staircase leads upstairs where is the sleeping area comprising two charming double bedrooms and bathroom with shower.
The property is situated in private secluded position, within its own land, located amid Tuscan valleys and hills, yet close to amenities. The nearest village with shops, restaurants, bank and post office is only 5 mins' drive down the valley, the town of Aulla with facilities including railway station and motorway access is 10 mins' drive. It is easily reachable by car through a short track running into woodland that connects the main road to the cottage.
The long sandy tuscan beaches are only 30 mins' drive, while the Cinque Terre are easily reachable by car or by local train, and for those who love skiing the nearest ski resort is only 40 mins.
It is ideally situated also for those who use to travel, in fact the international airports of Pisa, Parma, Florence and Genoa are all within an hour's drive.
The Lunigiana is an historical territory of Italy, which today falls within two districts and administrative regions. The “high-middle Lunigiana” is located at the extreme north of Tuscany, in the district of Massa Carrara. The “low Lunigiana” is positioned in the district of La Spezia along the last stretch of the Magra river.
It has always been a land of passage and a natural corridor between several areas located in the Po Valley, Tuscany and Liguria.
A prosperous land where time seems to have stopped, the landscape has maintained its original charm and the signs of man have been preserved for centuries and engraved in stone and marble: The mysterious and prehistoric Stele statues, the numerous and fascinating castles, the Romanic medieval churches, the typical medieval villages, the ancient paths of Via Francigena and a series of remarkable and refined works of art from the medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods.
A very hospitable land that has maintained its popular traditions, as folklore and the production of local products, all to be tried and savored: Pgi honey, “testaroli” (a type of pasta), “panigacci” (a typical bread), dop chestnut flour of Lunigiana, olive oil and the wines of Candia and Colli di Luni, cured meats and cheeses.