Oak cottage is an architect designed 2 bedroom chalet style detached property with separate annex housing a further 1 or 2 bedrooms (94 sqm total living area). Perched right on the edge of the mountain village of Carpinelli, on the mountain pass that divides the Garfagnana region of northern Tuscany from Lunigiana.
Conservatory (28 sqm) with spectacular far reaching views and sunny, south-facing garden with fruit trees including pears, figs, plums and walnuts. Central heating. Triple glazing. Attic for storage. Garage.
The cottage is built over 2 levels. The upper floor has 2 double bedrooms, large sitting room with open fire and French windows to the conservatory, shower room with window and galley kitchen with door to outside.
Below, and with its own entrance, is the annex which is made up of 2 bedrooms (or 1 bedroom with large dressing room) and shower room with window and washing machine.
The village is at about 840 m asl and has 2 hotels with good restaurants, grocers, café, swimming pool and tennis court. The area is perfect for horse riding, mountaineering, trekking, mountain bikes and, a little further away (22km), there is even a PGA approved 6-hole golf club!
The “Parco Naturale Apuane” is about km away and around the village are numerous trails that lead to fantastic viewpoints with views as far away as 40 miles or more on clear days.
The countryside is quite stunning with rolling hills, meadows, valleys, mountain streams and pools. The nearest town is Piazza al Serchio, 15 minutes by car. Supermarkets, banks, garages, open air swimming pool and all manner of other shops and services can be found there. There is also a train station on the Pisa-Lucca-Aulla line, allowing easy journeys through the scenic Garfagnana valley to Aulla (30km), Lucca, (75km) Pisa (98km) and Florence (155km).
This property is well placed for both summer and winter sports. Skiing is available about half an hour away while the coast is just 50 mins. Here can be found the rocky seaside villages of the Cinque Terre and the charming coastal towns of Portofino, Lerici and Sestri Levante.
Pisa airport is only about 1.5 hours away.