Al Comunale is a pretty stone cottage (110sqm) with private pool, set in a tiny hamlet, 1 hour north of Lucca.
This rustic cottage was built in the 1800’s and was originally inhabited by local contadini (farm workers) .The house retains much of its olde worlde charm, with original windows, doors, flooring and beamed ceilings, some exposed stone work, and in the master bedroom, a 200 year old fireplace.
Whilst a semi detached cottage, the garden is private, and has extensive views over open countryside, framed by the Appenine mountains…..
This is a perfect choice for a family looking for a private pool, but on a budget….
More detailed information:
•Enter house into hallway.
•Right into kitchen /diner, which is equipped with new appliances – freestanding oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher. Dining table. Door leading outside to eating area.
•Also right into living room with 2 settees, tv/dvd and cd.
•Upstairs onto half landing where there is a shower room with shower, WC, bidet and sink. Door leading to garden.
First floor :
•Double bedroom – traditional flooring, beamed ceilings and original wall cupboards.
•Double bedroom – traditional flooring, beamed ceilings, original fireplace and stone sink.
•Twin bedroom – ideal for children.
Second floor has a wonderful arched terrace area for relaxing in the shade with pre dinner drinks, or reading....
•Eating area beside house, BBQ
•Terraced garden with private partially decked pool – 8M x 4M
•Beautiful views across open countryside framed by the Appenines….
A little about the area:
Al Comunale is situated in a tiny and peaceful hamlet one hour north of the mediaeval walled city of Lucca.
The closest village with a shop and pharmacy is a 3 minute drive and whilst there are various lovely small villages in the area (some with facilities and some without) the closest larger ‘paese’ is Pieve Fosciana and is a 10 min drive . Here there is a very good but well priced restaurant, shops, bars, bank and the most wonderful delicatessen, selling home made hot and cold food to go. The menu changes daily ... Ideal to take away for those evenings eating at the cottage.
The market town of Castelnuovo with all facilities including supermarket, shops, bars, restaurants and train station for car-free exploring, is just 12 minute away.
. For days out distances are as follows:
•National park of Orechiella, renowned for its views, wildlife and walking trails which last anything from 1 hour to 4 days! 15/20 minute drive,
Fully walled city of Lucca is around 1 hr 10 mins away,
•Pisa around 90 minutes,
•Beautiful mediavel town of Barga 25 mins.
•This is a real rural retreat, but still conveniently located for days out ….