Tuscany, Lunigiana, Villafranca in Lunigiana

€ 950,000

Price € 950,000
Location Tuscany, Lunigiana, Villafranca in Lunigiana
Bedrooms 5
Land 70000 SQM
Swimming pool
Total Area 400 SQM
Within 1 hour of an airport Yes
Close to amenities Yes

A character traditional Tuscan property, beautifully restored and maintained set in a breathtaking setting with views and complete with olive grove and swimming pool.

The stone property is set in its own land and accessed along a gated private drive.

The property was restored with attention to detail and has retained much of the original character with terracotta floors, beamed ceiling, open fireplaces and stone loggias.

Entered into a open living room, with fireplace, opening onto the outside barbecue area , built in farmhouse style kitchen also with open fireplace, bedroom with bathroom and second bedroom opening onto portico;

feature staircase

upstairs there is 1 bedroom with bathroom and a master bedroom over 2 levels with bathroom and dressing room;

there are 2 vaulted cellars on the lower ground floor of which one is used as a laundry/utility room.

Central heating

The property has a swimming pool 12 x 5 meters set in a meadow above the house with views.

Land of 7 hectares (70 000 m sq) which includes 350 olive trees. There are also fruit trees and woodland. The property is all fenced in.

Beaches 30 km, Pisa 85 km, skiing 35 km, Pontremoli 10 km.

Situated close to the town of Villafranca in Lungiana which is situated between Aulla and Pontremoli in the centre of the area of Lunigiana. Take time to discover the old town centre where you will find some lovely restaurants and local amenities including banks, supermarkets and a weekly market. There is also a train station in town and a swimming pool and sport facilities. A kilometre away you can visit the delightful town of Filetto. Meander your way through the entire town where you will find every street is linked to a stone passage or bridge. Filetto is best enjoyed in the month of August when it opens its doors and hosts its annual medieval festival where all the villagers are dressed up and re-enacting a bygone age.

Lunigiana (pronounced Loonee-janna) is a magical part of Tuscany starting with its name the ‘Land of the Moon’. The hills that encircle Lunigiana create an intimate and relaxed atmosphere whilst the blend of the mountains and sea are extremely inviting to those who enjoy the outdoors. The rolling landscape is liberally sprinkled with castles of Medici or Malaspina vintage but for lovers of the coast the sea is only half-an-hours’ drive away.

Lunigiana is special and has been likened to a magical kingdom. It is not only the breath-taking scenery with its abundance of medieval castles but you simply feel a huge sense of wellbeing radiating from the sunshine, glorious countryside, delicious food and wine, kind friendly locals and most importantly, from the sense of tradition and community amongst people here that is rarely seen in modern day life.

The golden sandy beaches around Lerici and the pebble coves of the Cinque Terre are ideal for swimming and sailing in the summer while the snow clad mountains offer skiing in the local resorts during the winter months and are each a short drive away. The area is criss-crossed with marked footpaths for walks to the hills and mountains. The airports of Pisa, Parma and Genova are all within an hours’ drive.

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