On the shores of Lake Pontecosi, with lake views, 2-bedroom first floor apartment in the 1000 year old village of Pontecosi. A couple of minutes drive to the local friendly 6-hole golf course with magnificent mountain views of the Apuan Alps.
Steps from street level lead up to a small landing outside the front door, which has room for a small table from which to dine or relax and enjoy views of the lake.
The front door opens into a lounge/dining room with corner fireplace and little corridor leading to corner kitchenette with large windows overlooking the lake. There are 2 bedrooms, one double and one single (room for a double bed) with solid chestnut beams.
New electrics, bathroom and double glazing. Attic storage. Set up for installation of warm air pellet heater (cost would be about 4000 euros to buy and install). Car parking just a few metres away.
Pontecosi village with its pretty lake, churches, traditional houses also has a café/village shop close to the apartment, right on the shores of the lake, which not only stocks basic groceries but which sells ice cream and a small but tasty selection of reasonably priced hot and cold snacks.
The lake is a haven for wild birds and is also a good fishing venue. There is a traditional Italian bowling (bocce) alley and a children’s play park.
Horse riding, mountain biking and hill walking as well as fishing in the river Serchio are amongst the attractions of the area. Skiing (Abetone) and the (Viareggio) coast are just over an hour's drive, making this an ideal property all year round.
The medieval market town of Castelnuovo di Garfagnana is about 4 km away, while Lucca is 48km and Pisa 72 km. The drive to Pisa airport takes 1½ hours. Castelnuovo train station is on the main Pisa – Lucca - Aulla line and there is a bus station with good links to the surrounding area.