A charming property with a host of tuscan character. An ideal retreat for a ’get away from it all’ holiday. Located in a tranquil and magical position with a lake on one side and the Magra valley river on the other.
The property has spectacular 360 degree panoramic views of the valley and the encompassing Appenine and Apuan mountains in the distance. The pool and garden are night lit for evening dining or a late dip in the swimming pool featuring external showers.
The accommodation comprises: The entrance leads to the kitchen/dining room with feature log burning fireplace and is equipped with full oven, gas hob and dishwasher. Ground floor ‘Salotto’ , a place to relax after a day by the pool and is equipped with DVD featuring beamed ceiling and a door opening to the garden. Adjacent toilet. Stairs lead to the first floor double bedroom with open views from the window. Classic designed shower room. There is an outside pergola for ‘al fresco’ dining. An air cooling system is available for the summer months and heating for the cooler seasons. The property has been restored to a high standard and is sympathetically designed to feature terracotta floors, chestnut doors and windows with traditional shutters. Antique furnishings compliment the tuscan style.
A seperate 1 bedroom independant annex provides additional accomodation for another 2 guests. Featuring Kitchen and dining and to the first floor a double bedroom and shower room.
Services, Location and amenities
Representative available for assistance
Essentials hamper: an honesty box containing basic food items ideal for those guests arriving at a late hour. Items should be replenished by guests before departure.
Concierge services. Please enquire
Location & Amenities
Accessed by an 800 meter track you have the sense of complete peace and quiet yet a few minutes drive takes you to restaurants and some of the most beautiful towns and villages in the area. The town of Villafranca is approx 5 mins drive with a selection of shops, supermarkets, restaurants and sports centre. Bagnone, a picturesque market town offers a relaxed atmosphere where you can enjoy a drink on the piazza and watch the world go by. The motorway access about 10 minutes away at Pontremoli providing excellent access to the enchanting coast and the famous centres of Tuscany.
General area guide
The word Tuscany conjures images of olive groves and vineyards, fine food and wine, romantic farmhouses lined with cypress trees and of course the sun set over Florence. Tourists are drawn every year by these beautiful images they see in glossy magazines, travel guides and through film and television. Many visitors can be forgiven for thinking that Chianti, Siena and Florence encompasses all Tuscany has to offer, however this is not so, and although these areas are enchanting there is much more to discover. Lunigiana offers a truly unspoilt corner of Tuscany and an inspired destination for the Italian traveller. The most Northern tip which borders the colourful Gulf of the Poets. The nearby Versilia coast overflows with sea side charm and is within easy reach the impressive city of Lucca, rich with Italian architecture and culture. In order to really understand Tuscany it is essential to experience its many contrasts and only then will you discover its true spirit.
Lunigiana is an area rich in history and tradition and set amidst magnificent scenery. The generous hospitality and relaxed pace to life make this a perfect destination for those wishing to escape the rush of modern life. The nearby Gulf of the Poets has attracted many writers, artists and film makers over the years. The quiet cosmopolitan coastline still retains its authenticity and charm. Excellent transport links provide easy accessibility to many of the centres of both Tuscany and Liguria.
If you have a passion for Italy and a desire to explore the less beaten tracks, then Lunigiana will not fail to impress. The only way to appreciate all that the region has to offer is to see it with your own eyes. We are sure that after your visit this will be a place you find difficult to forget.
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