Lovely restored detached cottage, totally private, situated at edge of a hill, above Castelnuovo (9km), overlooking the breathtaking view of the marble Apuan Mountains.
Surrounded by ample garden including small wood and picnic area. Grounds are fully fenced.
7km from the village of Careggine with grocer shop and restaurants. Closest restaurant is 3km with a choice of others within 3-7km
The property consists of
2 double bedrooms each with extra single bed.
Open plan lounge/kitchen, with washing machine, 5 hobs, oven, open fireplace.
One bathroom with shower.
Garden furniture, outdoor patio for eating out.
Owner will cook pizza on request
SAT TV with sports channels, CD Player, TV recorder, WIFI internet available at €20 per week.
Outdoor BBQ and children’s swing.
Many nearby footpaths for trekking.
Within reach of Lucca, Florence & the coast.
Prices p/w inc. Electricity, linen, towels. Heating extra.
A little about the area
This property is situated in the depths of the Garfagnana in a mountain location. The views really are unrivalled from this place, and one feels on is literally on 'top of the world'!
This is a location that just feels romantic...
There is a large flat garden with lots of room for children to run around in the cool mountain air.
However hot the daytime is, the evenings are wonderfully cool for sleeping due to the altitude.
Despite the remote location, the village of Carregine is 6km away and here you will find a couple of restaurants, bars and basic shops. There are also 3 restaurants within say 4km of the house.
The closest village of Metello often has small festas, either roasting the 'Porchetta' or Pizza evenings.
The area even has some skiing in the Winter and there is an alpine feel to some of the area.. Ideal for walkers!
The local market town of Castelnuovo, with all facilities and famous for its Thursday morning market is a 20 min drive. This town is a lively little town and also boasts its own Fortress.
For days out, why not visit Barga, a beautiful mediaeval town with cobbled streets, lots of quality restaurants, lovely architecture, great views, art galleries and a cathedral. Just a 40 min drive.
The Province City of Lucca is 1 hr 20 min away and is a wonderful day out. Here one can cycle around the fully intact mediaeval walls, meander around the narrow streets, visit some of the 100 churches, climb some towers, eat ice cream in the many piazzas, take in some opera, shop till you drop and then sleep under the trees in the wall 'park areas'! Or, just enjoy a leisurely drink and people watch for the afternoon....
Further afield there is Pisa, 1 hr 40 mins or Florence, say 2 hrs.
There are so many options more locally:
The Grotta del Vento - the famous Wind Caves
Swimming in the river
Visiting the ancient fortress of Verrucole
Visiting the Protected National Parks
Visiting Marble Quarries where the world famous Carrara Marble is found.
The list is endless if one wishes to explore, but it is difficult to want to leave this lovely house and its environs since it really is a little piece of paradise!