Beautifully and sympathetically restored detached stone house (about 190 sqm usable floor space and up to 5 or 6 bedrooms) with swimming pool + summer kitchen and stunning views on the edge of the the mountain village of Albiano, a warm and sunny hillside village directly opposite the beautiful medieval town of Barga, in Tuscany.
Although it has been restored to the highest specifications (including double glazing and anti-seismic floors), the property boasts a wealth of original and traditional features, including solid chestnut beams and terracotta floor tiles. Central heating throughout. 6kW electrics.
Ground floor: Entrance hallway, enormous dining kitchen (27 sqm) with chestnut beams, terracotta floor tiles, Rayburn range, original terracotta corner wsashing-tub, island unit, access to panoramic balcony; sitting room (13 sqm) with dual aspect windows, corner fireplace, chestnut beams, terracotta floor tiles, steps to office/single bedroom (7.5 sqm) with dual aspect windows.
On the first floor there are 3 double bedrooms – the master (13 sqm) with en-suite shower room and 2 further double bedrooms (approx 13 sqm each) as well as a family bathroom with window.
In the lower ground floor, the former “cantina” area below the main living area (which opens directly onto the garden and swimming pool) has been converted into an enormous lounge/TV/games room (28 sqm), shower room and bedroom/study (13 sqm). Outside, there is an additional studio/games room/bedroom (11 sqm) with independent entrance as well as an open summer kitchen area by the pool with plumbing and electrics.
The land extends to about 1500 sqm (1/3 acre) and has a beautiful 10m x 5m swimming pool, with fabulous sun terracing and evening lighting, summer and winter covers and technical room.
The garden is well landscaped with fruit, olive and walnut trees, lawn, laurel and box hedges.
Barga iself, with all its facilities, is only 5km away. "Il Ciocco" tourist village and conference centre, just a 15 minute walk away through woodland, also has an outdoor pool and many sports facilities including tennis and horseriding.
The house has been owned by an anglo-italian family for the past 20 years as their summer home, never let or rented. Barga - 5km
Lucca - 42km
Pisa airport - 65km
Skiing (local - Careggine) - 26km
Skiing (large resort - Abetone) - 56km
The coast (Viareggio) - 69km