ITALY, TUSCANY, LUCCA, BARGA
OFFERS OVER €650,000 INVITED.
Nestling in a peaceful valley in the Garfagnana region of northern Tuscany, amongst acres of protected countryside, this historic Tuscan watermill has for centuries enjoyed a special role at the heart of this unspoiled corner of Tuscany.
The mill was a regular meeting place for local villagers and this legacy of community has inspired the owner to create a superb venue for families and friends. Each of the buildings has been restored to a high standard, and every need has been considered to ensure comfort and practicality. The charm of the mill house (with large millstones still in place) is complemented by the Cottage, and Barn. The Barn is a fantastic games room with a pool table, darts, giant Connect Four and other games and puzzles.
For the more active, the mill also has a croquet lawn. There are plenty of spots of sun and shade in the extensive lawned gardens with a heatable pool tucked away in a sunny and sheltered corner. There is also a stone built-barbecue and dining al fresco.
The Ania river that runs alongside the property provides much enjoyment, whether it be fishing for small trout, having stepping stone adventures across the water, or simply relaxing nearby with the sound of the running water just a few yards away.
This is a setting of great natural beauty. The property looks down the valley at Coreglia Antelminelli, voted one of Italy’s most beautiful villages, with the majestic Apennine Mountains forming a dramatic backdrop upstream.
2 washing machines, 2 dryers, 2 dishwashers, Microwave, Italian Sky Satellite TV (with some English programmes, sports coverage, films), telephone, internet, built-in barbecue, Heating, swimming pool.
The pool measures 10m x 5m, and is 1.2m – 2.2m deep with ladder steps.
The property consists of;
Ground Floor: Kitchen with dining area, cloakroom/utility Room
First Floor: Sitting room, Small hallway/ante room leading to bedrooms – Double bedroom, Twin bedroom, Bathroom
Second Floor: Master double bedroom with ensuite bathroom, Double bedroom, Double bedroom.
Small hallway/ante room leading to bedrooms, Bathroom
Cottage: Sitting room, Compact Kitchen, Shower room, Double bedroom, Utility Room
Barn: Games room.
Within easy reach, Lucca is an enchanting Tuscan town, a tiny gem encircled by massive walls. These walls fronted by lawns with trees, enclose a centre of atmospheric medieval streets and towers, well-preserved Romanesque churches and palazzi. Irresistible food shops, often with Liberty signs, wood pannelling and beautiful tiles offer delicious seasonal fare. Strolling through the historic centre, pausing at old-fashioned boutiques, cafes, pastry shops and visiting churches and museums is a real pleasure. Lucca’s classic dishes reflect the city’s wealth, torta di erbe is a Renaissance vegetable pie studded with pine nuts and raisins fragrant with spices that only the rich could afford.
A visit to Tuscany would not be complete without visiting Pisa’s famous Leaning Tower. Exploring the centre by bicycle is fun and easy but a a stroll through Pisa’s streets will give you a true flavour of this Tuscan town.
A little known region of Tuscany which borders onto Liguria is the Lunigiana, known for the beauty of its mountains and an old-fashioned pace of life. Extending from the Apennines to the mouth of the Magra river, the Lunigiana is rich in mediaeval history: castles, Romanesque churches and ancient villages of extraordinary beauty dot the landscape. The coast and the pretty villages of the Cinque Terre with their superb walking trails are also within easy reach for interesting day trips.
shops and resturants in Coreglia 6km
Bagni di Lucca 18km
Abetone (skiing) 50km
EPC Mill – Class “F”, 226 kWh/m2 p.a.
EPC Granary – Class “G”, 345 kWh/m2 p.a.