Villa - Village near Bagni di Lucca

Villa - Village near Bagni di Lucca
Historical Tuscan villa, with a rich history dating back over the centuries, near to Bagni di Lucca.The origins of the property go back to the 1300s, when it was a religious retreat for travelling pilgrims. The Baroque style of the villa, as it is today, dates from 1688.The villa has been lovingly restored over more than 5 years, to bring it back to its former glory and elegance, whilst maintaining the patina of age.The restoration includes: state-of-the-art electrics, plumbing and central heating (gpl gas). There is a main boiler (boiler installed April 2015) for the villa, plus a second boiler for the ground floor two bedrooms, two bathrooms and study.The roof is fully insulated and has been completely re-done using traditional Tuscan roof tiles.Most rooms have exposed chestnut beams, "pietra serena" stone door surrounds, high quality chestnut windows in the correct Baroque style. Many bathrooms have marble floor and wall tiles and ornate brass taps.Most bedrooms have hand painted frescoes and decorations, as well as feature stone walls. The village, which is a 5 minute drive to Bagni di Lucca, has a restaurant, bar/pizzeria, newsagent and two food shops.The property is on five levels:Semi basement - on two levels:- Large workshop with original large fireplace, two large windows with views down the valley and medieval door into alley- Three large cellar rooms- Plus two further cellars across the public alleywayGround floor:- Charming covered "Loggiato" and main door into spacious entrance hall.French door leading out into the garden and "Pietra serena" stairs to first floor.- Grand "Salone" of approximately 40 sqm with large ceramic stove- Second sitting room with beautiful carved marble fireplace and french doors out into garden- Dining room with french door into garden- Spacious eat-in kitchen with original fireplace, wooden work tops and double ceramic sink- Second kitchen with door out into main covered loggiato area- Pantry / store room and further small cellar room- Study / bedroom- Bathroom- Two double bedrooms- Disabled bathroom- Large landing which could be a further study areaFirst floor:- Landing- Two double bedrooms both with ensuite bathrooms- Family suite with double bedroom, a single bedroom and bathroom- Upstairs sitting room- Spacious gym / yoga room with cork flooring- Further double bedroom and bathroom - requiring finishing off works- Two storage rooms (low head height)Top floor:- Five double bedrooms all with ensuite bathrooms- Further twin bedroom- Bathroom- Stunning covered loggia, with good views over the surrounding countrysideChapel:Across the road is the Baroque chapel built in 1688. Has had a new roof, and repair work to the walls, therefore is structurally sound. Requires redecoration work and re-painting.Outside space:- Delightful courtyard garden with fountain in the centre, original design from 1688. With huge water cistern from that date.- Above ground pool in the olive grove above central courtyard.- Large ornate wrought iron gates with parking area for about four cars- Small olive grove with approximately 20 trees.- Antique water cistern (55,000 litres) in the side of garden, collecting rainwater from the roof. Used to water the garden.- Plus new water tank (10,000 litres) sunk into the hill, for eventual need for extra water at any time.Advantages:Up and running business for the last three years, with different interest groups such as yoga, cooking, creative writing and guitar making courses. As well as room rental throughout the year.Weaknesses:Extremely large property to heat and maintainDistances:5.5 km Bagni di Lucca (thermal spa)33 km Lucca42 km Abetone (skiing)55 km Viareggio (beach)57 km Pisa airport89 km FlorencePlease note that any utility services, heating system or appliances have not been tested and no warranty can be given or implied as to their working order.Energy classification: G Performance index: 453.56 kwh/sqm p.a.#historicalpropertyforsaletuscany #uniquevillaforsaleintuscany
Country Italy
LOCATION Bagni di Lucca area
Pool 1
REGION Tuscany
TYPE Villa

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  • Product Code: ITA-2075
  • Availability: FOR SALE
  • 1,650,000€