3 double bedroom, end terrace village house, with large back garden and stunning views about 2km from the mountain village of Sillano in the locality of Gambarotta, 650 m asl.
The house is traditionally built of stone and was restored in the 1970s. It is by the road and has a lovely covered terrace to the side while at the back there is a large garden (about 700 sqm; 0.15 acres) with plenty of room for a swimming pool as well as lovely views.
The property also comes with a 2-storey stable/barn, which is attached to the house next door (and could provide parking for 2 cars).
The layout is as follows - Front door to hallway, bathroom with terrace, dining room with fireplace and archway to kitchenette, marble steps to first floor. 3 double bedrooms upstairs. Warm air heating. Water, sewage and electrics.
Reputedly founded by the Romans in 102 BC, Sillano (734m asl) is a peaceful and ancient mountain village, surrounded by woodland and mountains in the Orecchiella Park.
Sillano has a grocers, butcher, general store and chemist as well as a post office, library, bank, doctor's surgery, café and hotel/restaurant. The village has its own nursery and primary school, while secondary schooling is available in Piazza al Serchio, just 5km from the property. There is a tennis court and “bocce” (bowls) in the village. Both Sillano and the surrounding villages organise a number of festivals throughout the year.
Piazza al Serchio also provides many shops and amenities, including an open-air swimming pool. It has a train station on the main Pisa/Lucca to Aulla train line.
Places of interest -
Castelnuovo di Garfagnana 20km (20 mins)
Barga 32km (40 mins)
Aulla 48km (52 mins)
Bagni di Lucca 49km (55 mins)
Abetone ski resort 62km (1 hour and 15 mins)
Forte dei Marmi (Versilian coast) 63km (1 hour and 15 mins)
Lucca 68km (1 hour and 10 mins)
Le Cinque Terre 80km (1 hour and 30 mins)
Pisa 88km (1 hour and 30 mins)