A lovingly restored 3 bed detached stone cottage, and separate 1 bed chestnut house (let together), both with original beamed ceilings and flooring, situated in the hills overlooking the beautiful medieval town of Barga. Just a 10 min. drive or so from town, yet very peacefully situated in circa 6 hectares of private farm land/forest high up in the hills. The views from both the houses/extensive patio area & the land are stunning. Eating al fresco is a real treat -the lights of the town provide a romantic backdrop, and due to the altitude it feels possible to touch the stars! Alongside the patio area there is a large original outdoor pizza oven. In the fields above, there is the infinity style swimming pool (5M x10M). If you like to cook, then the house is perfect - there is a wood burning 'aga' in the kitchen, a modern oven 'outside' and also the pizza oven & BBQ. The houses are furnished in traditional style, are well equipped and lovingly presented. A perfect 'remote, yet central', and ideal for groups of two couples requiring privacy from each other, but plenty of room to dine and socialise together.
This choice is ideal for families, with plenty of room for children to explore the grounds, and with the second outdoor kitchen you need never set foot in the house during the day if you prefer! Just use the outdoor kitchen for your supply of cold drinks and wine, & to prepare those salads hand picked from the grounds...
The pool is situated above the house, with stunning views of the countryside...
There really is a feeling of pure peace at this house,& it is the perfect place to completely relax, and enjoy the pleasures of the scenery and the quiet!
This is an agriturismo and there are 3 resident cats - not permitted in house. There are also goats in a field up above the pool area.
Fuller details - main house:
The property retains most of its original features, with original chestnut beamed ceilings throughout, and wooden and terracotta flooring.
There is a wood burning stove in the kitchen, and a large fireplace in the living room.
For summer living there is also an 'outdoor' kitchen .
Large entrance hall, with dresser.
Living / dining room with open fireplace, Satellite TV including English channels, DVD, Internet access.
Farmhouse kitchen with large eating table, wood burning aga style stove, separate small hob, grill, fridge and microwave. Door leading onto:
Extensive patio area overlooking the town of Barga. Outside eating furniture, and sun beds. Outside clay pizza oven (the owners will show you how to use this if you wish to have a go), and fully operational chestnut drying house.
From the patio there is an 'outside kitchen', with oven, freezer, fridge, washing machine and dishwasher. There is also a further shower room, so that the house can be redundant during the day if you wish!
One double bedroom
One twin bedroom
Extensive 'landing' area with TV, and sofa bed.
Modern shower room
The property has a real romantic feel and is complete with four poster bed!
On the ground floor there is a living area with large windows and arched doorway out to patio, separated from the kitchen/dining area by a circular working fireplace which sits in the middle of the room and therefore heats the entire house.
Kitchen has oven, hob, fridge, washine machine… living area has working fireplace, dvd player.
Up the spiral staircase there is a lovely romantic double aspect 4 poster bedroom with doors placed opposite the bed, to take advantage of the wonderful views..
There is also a good sized modern shower room.
The private 'infinity style' swimming pool (10M x 5M plus roman steps) is high above the house so as not to totally spoil the traditional feel of the property, and to ensure it remains totally out of sight. The view from the pool is wonderful and the style of pool means it feels one is swimming in the mountains
The owners are very keen to share their love of the area, and will be happy to provide for all your needs.
Not suitable for elderly or infirm due to steep Climb to the pool.