Casa Alta - For Sale €600,000

ID-Casa Alta


Fully Restored Detached Stone House on 1.4 hectares of land with Salt-Water Swimming Pool

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  • Within Walking Distance of Local Services in Vellano
  • 5 x 10 Salt Water In-Ground Pool
  • Divided into a Main House with a Guest Annex
  • Fully Restored
  • Central Heating

This house is nestled between olive groves with panoramic views, on the approaches to the village of Vellano.

Vellano is one of the Dieci Castella, ten villages all built with stone that made their fortune during the medieval period. It has a trattoria, a shop which also sells fresh bread from a local baker, post office and hairdresser.

The house is accessed by a private road with a concrete surface bordered with cypress trees leading to a private car parking area, with gravel surface.

The house is traditional and full of Tuscan character. The ceilings throughout the house have chestnut beams with ‘mezzane’ terracotta tiles between. The windows and the french doors are all fully double glazed, have solid oak frames and were individually made by a local falegname. The gardens around the house are fully enclosed by fencing and hedging and have a gated entrance. 

One enters on the middle floor of the three storey house.  Here we find a large eat-in kitchen with dining area, casual seating area and wood burner.  There is also, the sitting room, a study and a cloakroom on this floor.

Upstairs, there are three bedrooms, one of which is en-suite with a shower room.  There is a family bathroom with a shower to serve the other two bedrooms on this top floor.  There is also loft space for storage.

The lower ground floor is completely independent with a lockable door,if you want to rent out this portion. 

This guest apartment has a second kitchen and living space with french doors out to the garden.  There is an bedroom with en-suite shower room and french doors.  The laundry is found on this floor with French doors out to the garden.  There is also another room currently used as a workshop but, having French Doors out to the garden, could make another bedroom.

The house has new electrics, new plumbing and central heating installed.

Outside, the land is pleasing with a new swimming pool with Salt water. 5 x 10 m with an in-ground pump station.  There are terraces with olive and fruit trees, surrounded by chestnut woods.  This offers complete privacy for the owners offering patios for outside relaxing and dining.

The garden has an attractive water feature with an old stone trough, a garden shed and a wood store.

The closest town is Pescia which is ten minutes drive from the dwelling.  Pescia, famed for it’s flower market, has a railway station and hospital as well as the usual facilities you would expect to find such as banks, supermarkets, schools, restaurants, divine gelaterias, weekly market etc.

Other attractions nearby include the historic town of Lucca with its 4km of ramparts, famous for having been home Puccini and the sandy beaches at Viareggio.  Collodi of Pinocchio fame.

The location is less than an hour from Pisa and its’s airport and around an hour to Florence.

 

 

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