Peacefully located on the edge of the village of Magnano, just 2km from the village of Villa Collemandina, traditional stone built chestnut barn (about 50 sqm) with around 1000 sqm (0.2 acres) land
The property has lovely mountain views. Access is currently along the village lane (partly on foot) but the owners would include a strip of land so that a track could be made right to the property. It requires change of use (which would of course be made a written condition of contract – the owner already has verbal agreement) and complete restoration, including a new roof.
Villa Collemandina has a baker, butcher, chemist, café, post office, and doctor's surgery as well as a restaurant. There is picnic area near the “Lago di Villa” lake in Villa Collemandina, which provides trout for fishing and beautiful walks along its shores.
Just 5 minutes drive away is Pontecosi village with its pretty lake, churches, traditional houses also has a café/village shop 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 small children’s play park.
The medieval market town of Castelnuovo di Garfagnana (9km away) 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.
Castelnuovo train station is on the main Pisa/Lucca to Aulla line and there is a bus station with good links to the surrounding area.
The ski slopes of Il Casone are about 15 minutes away. The coast (Forte dei Marmi) and excellent ski resort of Abetone are about 1 hour away by car (in opposite directions!) Lucca and Pisa airport are about 1 hour and 1.5 hours away respectively.