4 bedroom character property for sale
Italy - Tuscany, Lunigiana, Pontremoli
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- Cinque Terre
The house is entered from a cobbled lane via three steps up into an entrance vestibule which serves as a utility room and can house the washing machine. Off this room is the tiled bathroom with lavatory, bidet, washbasin and half bath with shower over.
Moving through the vestibule you enter the large dining kitchen which is nicely fitted with a full range of units and contains an electric oven with gas hob, integrated fridge and freezer. The kitchen is spacious enough to have a dining table and chairs and a sofa and is heated by a wood burning stove. Beyond the kitchen is a small hallway with front door and under stairs storage space. To the right is a small reception room which could be used for a study, gym or single bedroom.
The stairs lead to the first floor where there is a large sitting room with a wood burning stove where double doors open onto a small balcony with delightful views, off which is a small separate room which houses a wash basin. This room also has lovely views from another window at the front of the house. Guinadi is, unusually for the area, set up for broadband internet - the internet in most of the villages in Lunigiana is dial up so this is a real bonus as very easy to connect. Also on the first floor is another bedroom which is currently being used as art studio.
A second flight of stairs ascends to the next floor where double doors open onto a long veranda running along two sides of the house giving fine views over the village and to the hills beyond. On this floor there are two double bedrooms. From the larger room there are double doors opening onto the veranda, off which is a small separate room housing a WC and small wash basin - effectively an en suite room.
There is a large loft area and also a spacious outside cantina with electricity which is very useful for storage e.g. wood for the burners. Although the house doesn't at present have central heating, the village has centralised GPL gas tank and Il Balcone has the pipes from this already up to the house ready for installation of radiators if required.
The village of Guinadi is 580 metres above sea level and has beautiful scenery all around. Guinadi has great family amenities including a mini supermarket/bar - known locally as the Cooperativa - which is run by the village consortium stocking a wide range of goods such as locally produced honey and cheeses. During the summer months the Cooperativa put on many local festas for the whole village to enjoy. There is a local trattoria a five minute walk at the begging of the village run by Renato and Luciana serving local delicacies such as Wild boar and Polenta and when in season the lovely local Funghi. In the heart of the village you will also find a tennis court, children's play area, bowls area additional parking and during high season a small bar where many festivities and dances are held.
The cobbled streets of the village stretch into the surrounding woods with nearby trekking paths to explore including nearby river bathing in the clear mountain streams. There is a daily bus service which can be taken to the nearest train station - Pontremoli - with good access to the sea side: Cinque Terre, and major cities like Pisa, Florence, Rome and Parma. Also within 30 mins there is the ski resort of Zum Zeri for those who like to ski.
Airports in Pisa, Genoa and Parma are around 50 minutes.
A car can be taken up to the village piazza with ample parking which is 50 yards or so from the house but not right up to the house itself. There is also additional parking just above the cemetery in Guinadi. The piazza has beautiful old church that has a service each Saturday afternoon.
The wonderful setting of the village and the facilities and events held in Guinadi make this an ideal place to live or to use for family holidays any time throughout the year.
- Cristoforo Colombo (International), 50.3 miles
- Galileo (International), 55.5 miles
- Borgo Panigale (International), 70.2 miles
- Florence (International), 76.6 miles
- Peretola (International), 76.7 miles
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