3 bedroom apartment (80 sqm) with outside space and outbuilding in the centre of Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, literally a stone's throw from shops, cafés, theatre, cinema and restaurants as well as walking distance to the bus and train stations.
The apartment is all on one level. It sits above a bookshop at the front but is at street level at the back and so would be suitable for people with walking difficulties.
It has a quirky layout in that it comprises the whole of the first floor of the building and the rooms lead from one to the other in a kind of horse-shoe shape.
From the first floor landing (shared only with the apartment above), a door on the right leads into -
Room 1 - lounge with open fireplace and French Windows to a split level terrace area at the back (about 14 sqm + outbuilding/taverna with electricity). Door to
Room 2 – bedroom. Door to
Room 3 – bedroom with terrace. Door to
Room 4 – bedroom. Door to
Room 5 – kitchen/dining room with open fire, window over terraces, door to bathroom and second main door back to landing.
Room 6 – bathroom with bath and window.
The property is in good condition but could do with some updating and redecoration. It has chestnut beams which have been covered up and could easily be exposed. Electrics are functional but old. Central heating to radiators being installed by owners.
The medieval town of Castelnuovo G. (227m/745ft; population 8,000) lies in the heart of the Garfagnana, as this stretch of the fertile valley of the Serchio, flanked by the Apuan Alps to the west and Apennines to the east, is known. The district provides a range of sporting activities and promotes folk, agricultural and cultural events.
There is a bus stop close by with buses to Barga, Lucca and a number of local towns and villages. Castelnuovo train station (about 10 minutes walk from the property) is on the main Pisa/Lucca to Aulla line.
Bagni di Lucca 27km
The coast (Forte dei Marmi) 43km
Skiing (Abetone) 45km
Montecatini Terme (thermal spas) 65km
Pisa airport: 66km
Piombino (ferry for Elba) 178km
The bookshop (about 30 sqm) would make a good investment as it is currently rented out. It is available for purchase at 70,000 euros either on its own or with the apartment (please see details on http://www.housesintuscany.net/index2.php?directfile=schedasale.php&idcasa=826)