3 bedroom semi-detached house for sale
Italy - Casola in Lunigiana, Lunigiana, Tuscany
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Vecchio Mulino (old mill) is a charming stone built home with outbuildings set in a semi rural Casola in Lunigiana, the last village before Garfagnana, Lucca. The location is with views of wooded mountain sides in a quiet valley away from the bustle of everyday life. An old restored was chestnut mill, it has 3 bedrooms, hall with marble staircase leading upstairs, and storage under the stairs. There is a telephone connection and ADSL, fibre is due in Casola soon.
The sitting room has solid Chestnut plank flooring and log burning stove. There is a connection to a satellite providing limited UK TV There are sufficient power points around the room.
There is a dining room, with some storage units, and power points, and a pellet stove.
The bathroom has a shower over the bath, toilet, hand basin and plumbing for washing machine.
The kitchen has hand made solid Oak cabinets and granite work surfaces, an insert stainless steel Franke sink, dish washer, log burning range type cooker that produces hot water for the radiators around the house heating in winter. There is a wall mounted water tank with immersion heater and connection to solar panels providing free hot water during the late Spring, Summer and early Autumn There is a stainless steel cooker with gas hob, (gas canister outside) and electric oven. There are double doors with shutters leading onto a small balcony and deck overlooking the enclosed garden, with an above ground swimming pool placed to catch the sun all day.
There are central heating radiators in all rooms except the kitchen. All windows in the house are double glazed windows with a stone surround, and wooden shutters, and have marble sills inside. All windows are fitted with fly screens. All internal doors are hand made in solid Chestnut timber with traditional latch handles.
Under the house where the millstones used to be is the cantina, currently used for storage which and electric power and light.
A pleasant patio encompassed by a low fence has vines above providing gentle shading in summer; it has steps and a gradual slope to the cantina level. The patio gate leads onto a small rarely used lane leading to agricultural land and a river. On the other side of the lane is a stone built stable with former hay loft built up in brick with light and power, behind the stable is a brick built garage with up and over door, and a brick built lean-to building suitable for storage of garden tools and implements. There is off road parking for two cars. There is an outside sink, and a tap that takes its water from a well, and therefore free, is said to be the original water supply to the mill. It is used to irrigate the agricultural land below, a substantial area of land approx 2,600sq/m which is a disused vineyard at present but has great potential to be cultivated by someone interested in growing their own food. It and has several nut and fruit trees and a handy bamboo cluster.
A concrete slope leads to an upper terrace with an open sided wood store used to dry the wood for the log burning fires. From there, there is access to an old vineyard with some good views.
Vecchio Mulino is about one kilometre from the railway station, which has good parking facilities. The station is on the Aulla-Lucca line giving access to Cinque Terra, La Spezia, Genoa and Milan and other attractions in the Aulla direction. The line in the other direction goes to Lucca with its good shopping facilities and tourist attractions, and then beyond is Pisa with a rail connection to the airport.
Near the station is a small village, Pieve San Lorenzo with a general shop, butcher, hairdresser, restaurant, hardware shop and two bars.
Casola is a five minute drive away with further shops, hardware store, doctor, dentist, post office commune offices, and police station, bar, hairdresser and ceramic workshop selling hand made products made on the premises. Aulla is 20Km away by road.
The mill is attached to another smaller house, used as a holiday home by the previous owners' relatives who are very friendly, and can offer an insight into the past life of the buildings and lifestyle.
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