Traditional stone built stone barn/stable with garden on the edge of the village of Gragnana just a short drive from Piazza al Serchio. Spectacular views.
The ground floor is divided into 2 rooms, a 50 sqm stable and 30 sqm store while the barn upstairs spans the full 80 sqm floor area. Outside there is a covered porch of around 20 sqm with 2 little pigsties below and a lawned garden of 540 sqm (0.12 acres).
The ancient stone built village of Gragnana has a rich and historic past, traces of which can still be found. The village grew up along a traditional mule track which led to Lunigiana. According to local legend, the bell of Santa Margherita church was blessed and would be rung to dispel the Black Death. A medieval bridge, which joined Gragnana to Piazza al Serchio via San Michele is still standing.
A small supermarket and the local café are just a few minutes walk from the house. The bustling mountain town of Piazza al Serchio (on the main Pisa/Lucca to Aulla train line) is about 4.5 km away and provides extensive shopping and services as well as a weekly open air market.
Aulla, (with its great access to the Italian motorway network), Lucca and Pisa airport are about 40km, 64km and 90 km away respectively.
The world famous coastline of the “Cinque Terre” is just an hour's drive away. There are local ski slopes in Careggine (20 mins) and a great ski resort in Abetone (1 hour 15 minutes), making this a great base for holidays at any time of year.