Superb and comfortable rustico with a stone flagged courtyard and garden set in one of the most picturesque villages of the area .\nAccommodation is on one level with stone vaulted cellars below and a spacious attic area offering potential for conversion.
The property has many original features with terracotta floors and stone window surrounds.
Entrance to a hallway leading to the living room, spacious kitchen opening onto the lovely terrace and garden, 2 double bedrooms and a bathroom with shower.
The courtyard has a vine pergola and offers an ideal area for 'al fresco' dining. There is also a pizza/bread oven and steps leading down to the paved garden with olive tree.
The house is connected to main services and includes central heating and wi fi internet.
The property is being sold mostly furnished.
The house is in the picturesque pedestrian village lane with plenty of parking close by.
WHAT WE LIKE ABOUT THIS PROPERTY
The atmosphere of the village with its cobbled lanes and interlinking arches.
The house is full of character with a lovely outside area which for most months of the year provides outdoor living.
The property has updated bathroom and kitchen.
Travelling shops visit the village with fresh bread and focaccia sold from the back of a van each morning but also, groceries, fish and vegetables.
There is a bar and excellent family restaurant in the village serving local specialities such as gnocchi with porcini and wild boar with rosemary roast potatoes which also has a wonderful sunny terrace to watch the world go by. The restaurant also serves pizza at weekends.
The local bus service goes to the village from the main town of Aulla.
WHERE IT IS
Distances: The property is within the municipality of Licciana Nardi 6 km, Aulla (with train station) 15 km, ski resorts 20 km, beaches 35 km, Pisa airport 95 km.
Licciana Nardi is a town in the Taverone valley with 13th century pedestrian street flanked with local shops. Central in the town is the Piazza del Municipio which hosts the 16th century Malaspina castle and many festivals such as the Chestnut Festival in the autumn. The castle is linked to the baroque church by a covered bridge so that the nobles had direct access to prayer and dealings with the local priest. There are also a bank, schools, restaurants and medical facilities. The nearby village of Monti has a castle on the hill above and offers a good selection of amenities.
Lunigiana (pronounced Loonee-janna) is a magical area 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.
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