Tuscany, Pisa, Casciana Terme Lari

€ 650,000

Price € 650,000
Location Tuscany, Pisa, Casciana Terme Lari
Bedrooms 7
Garden Yes
Land 39339 SQM
Garage Yes
Parking Yes
Total Area 580 SQM
Within 1 hour of an airport Yes
Close to amenities Yes

Enchanting property nestled in the green hills and surrounded by lawns, fruit trees and olive grove, with 360 degree views and sunny from morning till evening.

The property consists of farmhouse (3 units), barn with oven, plus two other outbuildings.

The farmhouse comprises three units: The first unit is on the second floor, fully renovated (in 2014) including the roof, with entrance from an external staircase leading to a balcony with panoramic views. Spacious living room with kitchen, two bedrooms and one bathroom. The second unit can be accessed by an external staircase, or from the ground floor. Large, bright living room with fireplace, large kitchen which opens onto a workroom (currently with weaving machine) which could become the dining room, one bathroom, and three very spacious bedrooms with windows overlooking the green lawns and trees. The third unit needs to be completed to become a further apartment on the first floor, with private access through the outdoor staircase.

Beneath the house are several beautiful cantina and stables in very good condition, with amazing authentic and well-preserved vaulted ceilings and brick arches. The cellars offer great potential to create further habitable accommodations, subject to planning.

The barn is a few meters from the main farmhouse and has been partially restored (including the roof, partition walls and perimeter wall); this could become a self-contained unit with living room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms and one bathroom, subject to usual consents. A feature of the barn is the antique oven area which was used to bake the bread, and which can still be used for pizza or bread.

At the back of the house there are three small store rooms and a covered loggia where they keep the tractor.

The land around is magnificent, very flat with olive trees (200 trees), fruit trees, and there is also an area of woodland.

The light is incredible all over the property. The house enjoys total privacy, and it would be possible to install a swimming pool, subject to to usual consents.

The road to reach the house is narrow but very easy to drive on, and the distance to the small medieval town of Lari is just 2 km away.

The small town of Lari is situated where three ridges of the Pisan hills meet and it has been inhabited since Etruscan times. It is an early medieval fortress town protected by majestic walls with a restored castle at its centre. The massive Castle is built in the centre of the town; there is a record of it in the early Middle Ages although the building we see today dates to the first half of the 17th century. The Castle was an important military stronghold of the Pisan Republic until it was conquered by Florence in October 1406 and it is defended by an exterior surrounding wall with three gates: `Porta Fiorentina´, `Pisana´ and `Volterrana´. It has recently undergone restoration when some previously undiscovered frescoes were found. Inside the Castle stands a large yellow building which is the old pasta factory of Pastificio Famiglia Martelli where pasta is still made in the traditional way with carefully preserved vintage machinery. The town is located in the Valdera region of Tuscany, between Pisa and Florence where this colourful landscape of rolling hills dotted with medieval villages, castles and lanes flanked with tall dark green cypress trees epitomise the Tuscan landscape. Lari is very popular for the "sagra", the Cherry Festival in May. The festival showcases the many different types of cherries grown in the region; there are various stands where visitors can sample over twenty different types of cherries and have the opportunity to sample liqueurs and sweets made traditionally from these cherries - not to be missed.

The restoration of the estate has been one of the most important restoration projects in the area. The complex was originally a medieval castle, then it was turned into a monastery and lastly a farm with ‘Frantoio’ (olives mill), barns and the elegant frescoed villa, the manor house of the estate owners.This estate stands in the middle of an area that easily combines the natural beauty of the hills and landscapes with the historical and cultural interests of one of the most beautiful place of Italy. Within around 30 km you can reach Pisa, Volterra, San Gimignano, San Miniato and Livorno with the spectacular Tirreno coasts and the magnificent cliffs in Quercianella and Castiglioncello also close by. Casa Nicolas is an excellent base for exploring the whole of Tuscany.

Distances: Lari 2 km, Palaia 20 km, Pisa (airport) 25 km, Pontedera (trains) 12 km, Beaches 30 km, Volterra 40 km, Lucca 45 km, Florence 70 km, Siena 85 km.

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