What a location!
This private charming 4 bedroom stone cottage with private infinity pool is set high up in the Garfagnana with totally unrivalled completely stunning mountain views, which are best enjoyed in the pool, when one feels one is actually swimming into the mountains!
This really is a mountain hideaway.
This stone built cottage with traditional slate roof has been lovingly renovated and restored by the owners and retains lots of original features such as traditional flooring, chestnut windows, beamed ceilings.
Despite the almost rustic feel of this cottage and location there are modern comforts, with well equipped kitchen, modern shower rooms, and WIFI.
Externally, there is a large garden, gorgeous pool area, loggia for dining al fresco and BBQ to complete your outdoor living experience.
Enter property via covered pergola (ideal for relaxing in the shade with a book and a glass of wine) into open plan living/dining area. Beamed ceilings, fireplace, TV with sports channels, settees, dining table. There is a DVD player, CD player and WIFI.
Through arched entrance into main kitchen with, oven, 6 ring hob, dishwasher, fridge freezer and microwave. A modern shower room with washing machine.
Upstairs from the living area onto landing leading to a romantic double room with beamed ceilings and large window. Two twin bedrooms which can be made into doubles on request. One of the twins has traditional barn slatted windows with French doors.
Shower room large shower enclosure
Accessed via a separate door is the one bedroomed annexe which has an open plan living/kitchen/diner, complete with oven, hob and fridge/freezer, shower room and a double mezannine style bedroom. A romantic option for a couple within the group wishing extra privacy but the benefit of holidaying with everyone else too!
Outside, there is:
A little about the area:
- Covered loggia area
- Pizza oven
- Ample grounds.
- Private infinity style pool which is the piece de resistance! Just swim in the mountains!
- Owner will arrange a Pizza night for guests on request
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.
- Zip wiring in the local adventure park, or water canyoning in another...
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!