4 Bedroom Stone House with Pool & Mountain Views in Lunigiana, Tuscany, Italy
- Swimming Pool
- Baby Equipment
- Internet Access
- Log Fire
- Beach nearby
- Golf nearby
- Horse Riding
Montecastello is a simply stunning holiday villa with a pool, set in private grounds of mature oak and chestnut woodland and skirted on two sides by crystal clear flowing streams sourced from the nearby Apennine Mountains. Montecastello is 'A Place for all Seasons', ideally located for the mountains and the Mediterranean throughout the year.
Montecastello is situated in a beautiful part of north west Tuscany know as Lunigiana. This vibrant green land is steeped in history boasting more than one hundred castles and four distinctive seasons. The house is in a renowned Italian National Park in the Tuscan-Emilian Appennino Mountains - it is an area of outstanding natural beauty protecting the wide range of flora and fauna of the area.
Montecastello is ideally located for the mountains and the Mediterranean. Tavernelle , less than a kilometer down the valley from Montecastello, provides a local bar, restaurant, butcher and local supplies. A local bus service is available for visitors to get around. La Torre of Montagna Verde is moments away and provides a magnificent backdrop as you look up the valley from the property. It is an award winning agriturismo/restaurant and a great place to experience local Lunigiana cuisine whilst sitting on the outside terrace surrounded by breathtaking views. Licciana Nardi is 8 minutes away by car and is the largest part of Montecastello’s local community. It offers further amenities such as; bank, ATM, post office, doctor, bar, restaurant, deli, mini supermarket and bakery. Day walking through the local hills and mountains is very popular here with stunning views and a wide variety of flora and forna to see, with numerous walking trails to be experienced whatever the season starting at the Gates of Montecastello. Above Montecastello are natural lakes, ideal for a picnic on a hot summer’s day where here the temperature is a little cooler. The nearest coastal resorts of Lerici and San Terenzo on the ‘Gulf of Poets’ are a 40min drive away. There are a multitude of resorts between Lerici to Pisa along the Tuscan Riviera and all are sandy. From Lerici towards the famous La Cinque Terre along the Ligurian Riviera are many bays and coves all with classic Italian villages and towns. Cinque Terre’s five towns of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza & Monterosso can be seen by boat or train, hopping between the various quaint fishing villages to stroll and sample the catch of the day. Portofino is only 50 mins drive from the property.
Fly to Pisa - Montecastello is just 1hour 15mins north of Pisa. Fly to Genoa - Montecastello is just 1 hour 15mins south of Genoa. Fly to Bologna - Montecastello is just 2hours west of Bologna. Cheap flights available Ryanair, Thompsonfly, Easyjet. Trains run from Pisa to Aulla.
Nearest Train Station:
Nearest Bus Stop:
La Spezia 25km
La Torre Montagna Verdi and IL Capriolo
Aulla and La Spezia
Walk through the 15th century arched doorway into the beautiful interior featuring chestnut beams, terracotta tiling and stone fireplace. The dining room has a banqueting table seating 10 with an ornate woodburner for those cooler winter months. The well equipped 'Tuscan' style kitchen is at the base of the tower and adjacent is a quaint breakfast room. Upstairs are three double bedrooms and one twin bedroom. Bedrooms en-suite are individually styled all with mountain views.
There is a spacious covered terrace with relaxing and comfortable seating to view the stunning scenery. The terrace overlooks the swimming pool and natural woodland. At the rear of the house with total privacy lies the swimming pool. The pool area has a covered pergola to sit under out of the direct sunlight for 'al-fresco' dining, whilst at night the pool and surrounds are lit for that cooling evening dip or simply just watch the fireflies dance.
Reconstructed by local craftsmen, Montecastello, a Tuscan stone building with fortified tower is situated on its own elevated position above the 15th century village Tavernelle.
Conditions of Rental
Security deposit for this villa in Tuscany : either 350 euros on arrival. Deposit will be refunded on departure, if no damage has occurred