Charming and private Hamlet made up by an historic farmhouse and 3 cottages situated in a beautiful wooded valley in the Lucca hills, at the start of the Garfagnana National Park.
Despite the not very high spot among the high hills, the house is very sunny even in winter season.
The houses date from the mid 1700s and have many original features, including exposed stone walls and original ceilings with chestnut beams and cotto tiles. The property is set in three and a half hectares of pine and chestnut wood, with over 100 abundant olive trees and other fruit trees, with beautiful views over the valley. The small swimming pool and its sun terrace seem to hover over the trees – ideal for lounging in the Tuscan sunshine.
Casa Grande (240 square metres) 2 bedrooms – 2 bathrooms
The original, three storey farmhouse. Currently laid out with two double bedrooms, three large sitting rooms, large dining room, massive kitchen, master bathroom and utility / shower room. The house could easily rearranged with four bedrooms.
La Roccia (90 square metres) 2 bedrooms – 2 bathrooms
The converted barn. Two double bedrooms, double sitting room with fireplace, eat-in kitchen with fireplace, family bathroom with tub and separate large shower room.
La Stalla (60 square metres) 1 bedroom – 1 bathroom
The converted stable. Pretty sitting room, small kitchen, double bedroom and shower room.
Il Forno (60 square metres) 1 bedroom – 1 bathroom
The converted bakehouse. Pretty sitting room with original working, full-size pizza / bread oven, small kitchen, double bedroom and shower room.
The property is accessed via a long concrete drive. The property is completely private. At the end of the drive is a wall with large wrought iron gates. Next to the gates is shrine dating from the 1740s, which is also owned by the property. This has an original, 18th century marble bas-relief of Santa Zita, patron saint of Lucca and born in Pescaglia in the 11th century.
The Swimming Pool
The pool measures 8x4m and seems to hang above the trees, giving wonderful views across the valley. The whole area was remodelled in 2004, with the addition of a brick path with stone steps, a large brick patio area and a wooden deck suspended over the valley.