This lovely 3rd (top) floor 3-bedroom apartment (built 1976) with elevator has a fantastic private sun terrace and is very well located in the heart of the village of Castelvecchio Pascoli, just 5 km from the well-known medieval mountain top town of Barga.
This area of Tuscany is dotted with vineyards and there are lovely mountain views from the sun terrace, from where Barga itself can be seen. The celebrated poet, Giovanni Pascoli (1855-1912) lived the latter years of his life in the Villa Cardosi-Carrara in Castelvecchio. Now a museum, the house contains manuscripts and other memorabilia.
From the well maintained common entrance hall, stairs and a lift lead to the apartment. The building and roof are in excellent structural condition as is the apartment itself – it also has central heating,
The total area of the property for sale (excluding cellar on the ground floor) is about 100 sqm. It comprises dining kitchen, large lounge with terrace and fireplace, 4 piece shower room, a 2nd toilet, 2 double and 1 single bedrooms, large private sun roof (16 sqm) with small room (could be a kitchenette) and, on the ground floor, a storage room/cellar.
The house is very well insulated and economical to keep warm in the winter.
At the back there is a parking area with reserved parking and parking for guests.
The apartments sit above a bank, post office and bicycle repair shop and are a couple of minutes walk from the village square which has a small supermarket, newsagent and café. There is a hairdressers just a little further down and a train station a little further on again (about 15-20 minutes walk). It has direct trains to Lucca/Pisa as well as trains north to Aulla. There is a very good primary school close by.
Castelvecchio is about 45 minutes by car to Lucca and about 1 ¼ hours to Pisa airport. Castelvecchio Pascoli train station is about 1km away from the apartment and is on the main Lucca/Pisa to Aulla line (about 50 minutes to Lucca). The well known ski resort of Abetone and the coast are each about 50km (just over an hour’s drive) away.
Barga (5km) is a traditional, medieval, walled town of Longobard origin with a wealth of sites of historic and cultural interest. These include its famous "Duomo", a cathedral whose origins pre-date the year 1000. Set in the beautiful Garfagnana region of northern Tuscany, the area is characterised by chestnut woods and olive groves, but bounded by the rugged peaks of the Apennines and Apuan Alps.
There is a lively music and arts scene through Opera Barga and Barga Jazz. Barga also has its own theatre: Teatro dei Differenti. Outside the original walled town, is a more modern centre offering a further choice of cafés, restaurants and shops, as well as tennis courts, a riding centre and a swimming pool.