Back to result  |
On arrival at the property one is immediately struck by the charming pink façade and the tranquillity of the setting. The current owners have meticulously restored this dwelling into an elegant country residence paying the greatest attention to every detail.
There are two entrances into the house, either via the main door to the front façade or via the side entrance from the dining terrace into the kitchen. On entering the house the symmetrical layout is apparent with the hallway marking the central axis and a sitting room to either side. The open plan kitchen and dining area runs to the back of the house with adjoining stairwell, pantry and WC. Features include: terracotta flooring, original beams, wood burning stoves in each of the sitting rooms, newly fitted bathrooms, new kitchen, exposed brickwork and pietra serena stairway.
To the first floor one finds a corridor running the length of the property with the bedroom accommodation to either side. The master bedroom benefits from an ensuite bathroom, dual aspect windows and wonderful views across the valley. The guest bedroom has a quaint ensuite bathroom and the two further double bedrooms have use of the family bathroom with large walk-in shower and cupboard areas neatly housing the laundry facilities and boiler.
To the attic floor two rooms have been created for use as studies, play areas for children or indeed additional sleeping areas. This floor is accessed via a staircase and has a small separate WC.
Gardens & Grounds
The 2 hectares of grounds accompanying the property have been terraced to provide lawn areas, sitting and dining areas to enjoy the sunshine and views at different times of day and a large swimming pool terrace. A charming pergola leads off the kitchen to provide a shaded dining area from which the views towards both the Appenines and across the valley can be enjoyed. BBQ facilities and a pizza oven are also adjacent. To the lower level of the garden there is a parking area with ample space for three vehicles.
A stone and brick barn to the rear of the property is currently used as storage but plans have been drawn up to create a separate guest apartment. With 110 sqm of floor area a two bedroom residence could easily be achieved in this two storey structure.
The property sits nestled into the hillside just a few kilometres above the town of Ponte a Moriano. Within ten minutes one can find a range of services and in under twenty minutes one arrives in the centre of Lucca. Pisa airport and the Tuscan coast are 45 minutes by car.