A big house with a garden in the Tuscan countryside, nestled within the woods and green fields of the mountains around Pistoia. The house is of a modern design that blends well with the surrounding countryside, characterized by large glass walls and wide open spaces. There is a comfortable and fully-furnished kitchen and all of the bathrooms are fine-finish. The property is located within an estate of around 50 hectares of woods and pastures with a stream of crystal water just a few meters from the house.
The house is very large, around 250 square meters and with a high quality finish throughout. It is divided in 2 main buildings which are joined together by a central part made entirely of iron and glass(the greenhouse). The building was developed from a group of ancient farm buildings and has been designed in such a way to be both modern and environmentally sustainable. The laminated copper roofing provides sufficient heating for all domestics needs and the large windows help to warm the house from the direct sunlight on cold winter days. The boilers/log burners are fueled by firewood provided by pruning from our woods, Semi-wild Limousine cattles are bred in the surrounding fields and are in complete harmony with enclosing countryside.We also have a small community of laying hens within the property which provides eggs for us and our guests. Guest have access to the house and the large garden. You are able to walk around the grounds, within which there is a creek with sparkling water.
The house is located in the heart of the Pistoia mountains, on the border of a WWF reserve of over 1.000 unspoiled hectares where you find animals native to central Italy,now rare in other areas, including deer and wolves. There is a lot of breathtaking nature trails with you can do either on foot, bike or horseback.
The house is conveniently located for amenities and shops-it's only a 5-minutes drive into the pretty village of San Marcello, the same into the medieval village of Gavinana and just 15 minutes into the picturesque medieval village of Cutigliano. Pistoia is 30 mins away and Florence and Lucca are 1 hour drive.
Abetone, the main ski resort in Tuscany, is only 20 km away