Beautifully restored and updated, traditional stone village house with bread/pizza oven outside, large terrace and garden with breathtaking views. 5 minutes drive from the bustling mountain town of Piazza al Serchio.
Ground floor (80 sqm internal floor area): Hallway, 3 large cellars with windows, summer kitchen (ex – village café) with access to terrace
First floor (100 sqm internal floor area): Hallway, dining kitchen, dining room, lounge, bedroom, laundry room, storage room
Second floor (85 sqm internal floor area): 4 double bedrooms (3 with dual aspect windows), bathroom.
Third floor: (80 sqm internal floor area) Four large attic rooms with windows
Outside there is a garden (about 130 sqm (0.03 acres); large terrace (40sqm), patio (30 sqm) and large “garden room” (ex – village shop about 40 sqm)
It is possible to reach the property by car and there is plenty of room for parking.
Nicciano is a particularly pretty village with a café which also sells basic provisions. You can view some pictures on the web at http://www.paesiapuani.it/nicciano.htm
Just 5 minutes drive takes you to the centre of Piazza al Serchio, which provides all day to day shopping and services as well as a weekly open air market and a swimming pool. Piazza al Serchio is on the main Pisa/Lucca to Aulla train line.
Between Nicciano and Piazza al Serchio, just over 1 km away in the village of San Michele, there is a very good traditional pizzeria.
Nicciano is about 1 hour 10 minutes from Lucca and 1 hour 40 minutes to Pisa by car (and a bit less by train). The local ski resort of Careggine is a 20 minute (more extensive skiing in Abetone - 1 hour 15 minutes) drive while the coast (Lerici) is just over an hour away.
A short way away is the beautiful Orecchiella National Park, well known for its uncrowded trails and byways from which visitors can enjoy the local wildlife and flora. These include royal eagles, royal owls, hawk, deer and the recently re-introduced rams and wolves.