Nestled amongst centuries old oak trees and olive groves, this splendily restored typical Tuscan farmhouse in exposed stonework is situated in a fantastic position in the hills to the North West of Lucca, in the locality of La Maolina, and boasts a beautiful swimming pool and lush garden area.
The property, sensitively restored, and maintaining the charm of the original Tuscan country dwelling, is on two floors and is set up as follows:
Ground floor: Entrance via an area covered by an awning, which could easily be converted into a portico, ideal for alfresco dining, through to a spacious living area with exposed stone walls, beautiful fireplace stove, corner bar with piano, kitchen, dinette with access to the garden, hallway, large bathroom with shower and understair storage room with a small laundry.
First floor: Ample hallway, main bedroom with private bathroom (Jacuzzi tub), two further bedrooms and bathroom.
At the side of the house, a beautiful wood burning oven with technical room equipped with modern boiler system and water softener.
Flooring in old style terracotta, volcanic stone, oak in certain bedrooms, chestnut beamed ceilings, terracotta tiles, exposed stone and brick walls are all features which reflect the original style. Many of the materials are from the original structure.
There is air conditioning in the bedrooms, double glazing and chestnut fittings.
The external area is around two hectares, made up of a huge lawn with plants and decorative flowers, oak trees, 100 olive trees (in production) dominated by the swimming pool (5x10m). The view towards Lucca is simply unique.
The garden is equipped with automatic lighting and irrigation systems, the latter being furnished by the collection of rain water.
Mains water with two reserve tanks of total 8000 litres, solar panels for hot water, photovoltaic system, fireplace stove run on wood and pellets, alternative GPL heating.
Possiblity to enlarge the house of extra 25/30 sqm.
Access is via a tarmac road in good conditions.
Principal distances: Lucca 5km, Pisa airport 35km, Versilia coast 35km. Florence 80 km, Abetone ski slopes 35km,
Nearest village with bar and grocery shops 2km.