This is a wonderful country retreat consisting of spacious, sympathetically renovated, character Farmhouse/Villa with 5 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms.
The Farmhouse/Villa The main Villa is a 2 storey stone building, renovated to a good standard and comprises:
The living/dining area, with arch vaulted beamed ceilings, is furnished with quality country furniture, has wooden flooring, traditional sytle windows and open fire place. There is SAT TV and a DVD/cd player. There is ample room for dining for 10. dining area and is open plan with the good sized dining area. Leading from the living/diner is the traditional style kitchen complete with oven, hob, microwave, fridge indoor BBQ and dishwasher.
The living area also leads to a large outdoor first floor eating and relaxing terrace with amazing views.
The 4 double bedrooms, and one twin bedroom are on the ground floor, two with fireplaces and one with a high bed, and limited clothes space. There are also 2.5 bathrooms. Bathroom one has bath, separate shower, WC sink and bidet, bathroom two is a shower room with shower WC, Bidet, sink etc, and bathroom 3 has WC, bidet and sink. Also on the ground floor is a second kitchen, closer to the pool, suitable for preparing snacks and for informal breakfast etc. There is also a covered eating area leading from this second kitchen/diner.
Leading from the living area there is a large outdoor first floor private terrace with garden furniture and BBQ and wonderful views.
In the garden there is the large swimming pool (12m x 6M) which is illuminated at night.
Washroom with washing machine
Also in the grounds, but screened for your privacy, with lemon trees, there is a little 'Pixie house' which has a lovely little courtyard outside, covered by kiwi vines.....Here, most evenings from 7 until 8:30pm only, there is a small discreet romantic bar opened for aperitivos, where one can have pre dinner drinks, with traditional cold antipasti (which if you have had a large lunch will often be enough to replace your meal), and wait for the sun to go down.
WIFI internet available at €20 per week.
NB - owner's father has a house on site but this is only used when he is tending the land, which is extensive, and full privacy is respected. He does not use the pool or the garden.
About the Area
The farmhouse is situated above the village of Poggio in the Garfagnana valley circa one hour north of Lucca. Surrounded by olive groves, vineyards and a fruit orchard, you can enjoy the marvellous view of the unspoilt Garfagnana valley and the surrounding green mountains. Less than a 5 minute walk is a rustic style vegetarian restaurant serving home cooked fresh food.
The local villages of Poggio and Camporgiano are 2km and 4km respectively from the property, the latter of which has a couple of restaurants and bars, an inhabited castle, supermarket, and small Monday morning market. Both villages have train stations for easy exploring. Castelnuovo, the local market town is around a 10/15 minute drive away, and the medieval town of Barga is a circa 30 minute drive. Take a trip to Pisa in 90 mins and Florence in under 2 hours...
The real beauty of the area though is its proximity to two important Protected National Parks, the surrounding mountains and the hundreds of hill top villages where it seems that time has stood still.