Detached 4+ bedroom house and mill house set in a large sloping garden with stone paths winding through down to the edge of the Serchio River.
Ideal location for small hotel, B&B, pizzeria, restaurant etc. as the gardens and mill are peaceful and secluded while all traffic travelling north or south must pass in front of the house due to its fantastic location just before the newly built bypass of Castelnuovo, making it both highly visible and accessible.
The property is a great base for exploring the local area as there is plenty of parking space (both on the road and within the grounds) and it is just a short walk (1km; 13 minute walk) to a small train station on the Pisa – Lucca – Aulla line (“Fosciandora-Ceserana” station).
The Miller's house: From street level, the main door opens into a hallway which has access to 2 kitchens, large lounge and dining room. Upstairs there are 4 double bedrooms and a bathroom. The house has many original and traditional features including wide solid wooden floorboards and chestnut beams on the ceilings. Downstairs, with separate entrances from outside, there is the old stable, barn and pigsty. Central heating (GPL) with fairly new boiler.
The Mill: Good walls and roof but requiring complete restoration inside. Original, traditional kitchen with open fire and corner ash-tub (used for washing linens). Opening to large room (about 35 sqm). Steps down to mill with many original pieces. Wooden steps up to bedroom (accessed through a wooden trap-door). Bread oven. Covered store. Slabbed courtyard. Right next to Serchio River.
The property is a few minutes drive (2.5km) from the market town of Castelnuovo di Garfagnana (about 30 minuets walk) and just 9km from the well known and very popular walled medieval town of Barga.
Lucca and Pisa are 43km and 65km respectively. The coast can be reached in less than 1 hour as can the well equipped resort of Abetone. There are a couple of ski runs just 20 minutes away in Careggine.