Beautifully and sympathetically restored 2 or 3 bedroom village house with garden and additional land in the medieval village of Sermezzana (about 670 m asl), near the Lunigiana/Garfagnana border, in a peaceful and naturally beautiful part of Tuscany.
Move-in condition including reconditioned roof, fairly new central heating boiler (installed around 2009), and quality fixtures and fittings.
Upper floor – Lounge with open fireplace and windows on three sides, master bedroom, single bedroom, shower room. The rooms on this floor have sloping, wooden ceilings and terracotta floors and the internal shutters are hand-made from solid chestnut wood.
Lower floor – Hand crafted wood and marble kitchen with corner fireplace, additional large room which could be an additional bedroom with en-suite, sitting room or games room and small laundry room.
From the kitchen there is access to the fully enclosed back patio which is partially covered and which has a pizza/bread oven and stone sink in the corner.
At the front of the house there is a pretty, mature, south-facing, enclosed garden with stunning views of the Apuan Alps. The garden has an area of around 1000 sqm (about 0.2 acres) with olive trees, fig, plum and apple. About 100m from the house, on the edge of the village, there are 2 sloping fields (about 1000 sqm; 0.2 acres) which can be included in the sale. In addition, a short drive away there is about 1ha (2.2 acres) of flat woodland which can also be included.
There is vehicular access to the house for cars for loading and unloading while the village car park is less than 50m away.
A bread van visits the village every week day (including Saturday). A fruit and veg van comes 2 or 3 times a week and there are weekly visits from the general grocery van.
The nearest village with a facilities is Carpinelli (1.2km – about 13 minutes walk). It has 2 hotels with good restaurants, small grocers, café, swimming pool and tennis court.
The village of Pieve San Lorenzo (4km) has a train station on the main line from Pisa/Lucca to Aulla while there is a bus with services to Carpinelli, Piazza al Serchio, Castelnuovo di Garfagnana and Aulla.
The nearest large town, Piazza al Serchio (11km), has a bustling outdoor market on Tuesday mornings while the city of Aulla, with all services and excellent access to the Italian motorway network, is only 28km.
The area around Sermezzana is perfect for horse riding, mountaineering, trekking, mountain bikes and, a little further away (21km), there is even a PGA approved 6-hole golf club!
The “Parco Naturale Apuane” is nearby and around the village are numerous trails that lead to fantastic viewpoints with views as far away as 60km or more on clear days.
This property is well placed for both summer and winter sports. Skiing is available about half an hour away while the coast is just 50 mins. Here can be found the rocky seaside villages of the Cinque Terre and the charming coastal towns of Portofino, Lerici and Sestri Levante.
Pisa airport is just 112km, away via the coastal motorway (less than 1½ hours).