On the edge of a mountain village, beautifully restored 4-bedroom villa with barn, terrace, swimming pool, about 2,500 sqm land and fabulous views.
This lovely villa has a total floor area of about 140 sqm and comprises: dining conservatory with arched windows and access to the swimming pool, lounge with corner fireplace, well-fitted breakfasting kitchen with dishwasher and marble work-top, 4 bedrooms (2 double and 2 single), shower room with window,, WC room, large first floor terrace.
Outside there is an attractive 10m x 5m swimming pool and shower, both heated via solar panels, large garden with BBQ area, large wood store, vineyard and fruit trees (including apple,pear, peach, apricot, plum and fig) and mature woodland – a haven for delicious mushrooms! There is also a 2-storey barn in good condition.
The village has a vibrant community spirit. There are over 40 inhabitants (including children). School buses pick children up locally and take them to and from very good local schools (Primary in San Romano, Secondary in Castelnuovo).
It is well known locally as the place where the ancient (and once very popular!) sport of cheese-throwing (“Tiro della Forma”) can still be played throughout most of the year.
The property is a short way away from the beautiful Orecchiella National Park, well known for its uncrowded trails and byways from which visitors can enjoy the local wildlife and flora. These include royal eagles, royal owls, hawk, deer and the recently re-introduced rams and wolves.
A bread van comes to the village six times a week and there are weekly visits from the fishmonger and greengrocer. The café/grocer at Caprignana is only a ten minute walk away. The bustling mountain town of Piazza al Serchio (on the main Pisa/Lucca to Aulla train line) is 5 minutes away by car and provides all day to day shopping and services as well as a weekly open air market.
Aulla 45km (50 mins)
Lucca 65km (1 hr 10 mins)
Pisa airport 93km (1hr 45 mins)
The coast (Forte dei Marmi or Lerici) 60km (1 hr 10 mins)
Skiing (Abetone) 57km (1 hr 15 mins). Local runs (Careggine 20 mins).