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A charming, restored, detached, well built stone farmhouse dating back to 1872 which featured recently in a book publication noting its historical and architectural merits. There are original beamed ceilings throughout and terracotta floors on the lower ground level. Doors, window frames and shutters are of solid chestnut wood. Situated in a private location with a tree lined drive of fruiting cherry trees. It is 15 minutes drive from a medieval town which has all amenities including a Duomo, churches, hospital, doctor and dentist surgeries, chemists, schools, outdoor swimming pool, hair/beauty salons, post office, banks, restaurants, cafes, theatre, cinema, weekly market and a selection of fashion, jewellers and local produce shops. The house is well situated for visiting many famous Italian cities such as Lucca, Pisa, Florence, Rome and Venice as well as coastal areas, with the added advantage of ferry ports connecting to Corsica, Sardinia and Elba. Skiing areas are within easy reach. There is a local train station around 20 minutes drive away with services connecting to major routes and the motorway linking to the national autostrade can be reached in 45 minutes. Pisa International Airport is around an hour and a half's drive by car and there is also a local train service direct to the Airport. There is a local bus and national bus service nearby. The property benefits from mountain and stream views and is surrounded 360 degrees by its own land of flat fields and woodlands including a small nut wood of hazel and walnut trees. At the rear of the property there are shrubs and trees including semi-mature magnolias, cornus rubra and chestnut trees. There is an interesting variety of wildlife including red squirrels, birds, fireflies and an abundance of butterflies and wild flowers. The house has many pleasing external features, including a sunny south facing patio area near to the front doorway and a wood fired bread/pizza oven which is also useful for roasting meats and barbecuing when eating outside in the Summer months, and when entertaining. There are flower beds of lavender and thyme and a small kitchen garden with raised beds and irrigation. There is ample private car parking space for many cars. During renovation work in 2009, the property was completely re-roofed and insulated for agreeable living all year round. ABOUT THE PROPERTY Stone steps leading to south facing patio with entrance to kitchen with large fireplace (wood supplies from own woodland) includes fitted dishwasher and fridge, oven and hob. Lounge/diner. Bathroom, wc, bidet, basin and bath. Three bedrooms, two with stream view. Contemporary lower ground floor with separate entrance. Chestnut wood ceiling and stone floors, aluminium radiators. Shower and wc with heated stone floor, wall and mirror. German taps and fittings, phone connection and wi-fi. Lower separate small storage/boiler room. All services, water, gas, electric, phone line terminate in this room. KEY FEATURES Renovated, detached stone built house of character and historical merit in a private location within a landscaped woodland garden. Relaxed, rural ambience with mountain and stream views and with local amenities close by with welcoming and friendly folk. The property, with its private grounds, external cooking facilities and sunny areas, lends itself to outside living during the Summer months. 



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