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Casa Phelps

Luscignano, Province of Massa and Carrara, Italy
€60,000
  • For Sale - €60,000

Features

2 bedroomed cottage set on two levels. It comprises an entrance hall, two bedrooms and bathroom on the ground floor; a further hall, dining/sitting room, kitchen and balcony on the first floor. The cottage is centrally heated.

Details

Tuscany cottage, ideal for 4 people

This Italian cottage is located in Luscignano, a pretty medieval hamlet with stunning views over the Apuan Mountains on the edge of beautiful Tuscany.

The house is built on two levels and is fully equipped for your comfort. It comprises an entrance hall, two bedrooms and bathroom on the ground floor; a further hall, dining/sitting room, kitchen and balcony on the first floor. The cottage is centrally heated.

The balcony is the perfect spot to have breakfast or to enjoy a glass of wine late in the afternoon or evening. You can look down the valley to the olive groves below.

Adjacent to the front door is a small terraced area, where you can sit and observe and be warmly greeted by villagers engaged in the Italian tradition of passeggiata (a gentle stroll through the streets of the old village).

DINING/LOUNGE ROOM:

To maximise on the stunning vista open the doors to the balcony and you can look out over the green hills of Tuscany. In the dining/lounge room you can comfortably relax on two chairs and a sofa. There is also a table and chairs for 4 people where you can sit down and enjoy your freshly home cooked Italian meal. To unwind there is a flat-screen TV, DVD player and radio/CD player. There is also a small library of books and a collection of DVDs.

KITCHEN:

The eat-in kitchen is stocked with a complete range of cooking utensils and crockery, oven, refrigerator a table and 4 chairs.

MAIN BEDROOM:

The entrance hall on the lower floor takes you to the main bedroom which contains a very comfortable double bed, two storage units, and overlooks the valley.

SECOND BEDROOM:

Also on the lower floor, the second bedroom is furnished with a double bunk, a cupboard and again a beautiful valley view.

BATHROOM:

Located on the lower floor the bathroom contains shower, toilet and basin as well as a washing machine.

EXTERIOR SPACES:

Adjacent to the front door is a small terraced area, where you can feel the local life as you sit, observe and be warmly greeted by villagers engaged in the Italian tradition of passeggiata. On the other side of the house is the balcony overlooking the valley with olive groves and vines. It is the perfect place to sit in the afternoon or morning sun to enjoy your breakfast or an evening glass of wine.

QUIRKY FEATURES:

The cottage forms part of the wall of the village of Luscignano and while this affords wonderful views, it also creates some interesting features in the cottage. A narrow spiral staircase provides access between the ground and lower ground floor but those who find this a little too challenging can move between floors via the outside doors.

Glowworms dot the gardens and woodland adjacent to the village wall and fireflies flit along the walls at night creating an illusion of fairy lights. This is lovely to witness from the balcony. The occasional deer can sometimes be seen from the balcony in the evening.

Listen for the church bells ringing out over the valley. Each village has its own bells (generally rung on the hour) and its own special tune played at midday and 6 pm to summon its workers back from the fields. Luscignano plays its tune at 8 pm. We have not been able to identify why – perhaps our villagers worked longer and harder.

  • ID: 1555
  • Published: February 1, 2020
  • Last Update: February 9, 2020
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