Splendid, perfectly renovated estate for sale in the hills of Lucca, in a prime location where the view encompasses the surrounding hills and all of Lucca’s plain up to the hills of Pisa.
With a breathtaking view and its own lot of about 5 hectares with 900 productive olives, this luxury property for sale in Tuscany was originally an ancient convent from the 1400s. It was completely renovated with great taste in the mid 1990s.
Currently in a great state of maintenance, this estate exudes genuine charm: the stone walls and the green shutters give it a distinctive country house charm typical for this area, while the interior is characterized by large spaces, warm-colored rooms, ancient terracotta floorings, and ceilings with visible beams.The vehicle access, a beautiful driveway which flanks the manicured garden with the original well, leads to a parking area, which has a beautiful, captivating view.The main building, a stone farmhouse of about 430 sq. m., is arranged on three floors above ground.On the entrance’s right, there is a double hall with an ancient and wide fireplace, while on its left there is a spacious and well-lit formal dining room, leading to the modern livable kitchen. The latter has an outside access and a pantry. Lastly, this floor has a guest bathroom and a plant technical room with convenient closets. The stone staircase, which connects all three floors, leads to the first-floor hall, which leads to a closet room, two double bedrooms – both with private bathroom with shower – and a spacious master bedroom with closet room and private bathroom complete with shower and bathtub.On the second floor there is a double hall, which furniture partitions in a playroom and a relaxation area next the homey fireplace. Lastly, this floor has two rooms currently used as a home gym and study, which can be turned into two further bedrooms.An ancient stone annex sits near the main farmhouse, which has also been thoroughly restored. This second building is arranged on two floors for a total of 150 sq. m. Its portico is an ideal spot for relaxation or convivial dining, as it is conveniently near the barbecue area.
The annex’s ground floor has two utility rooms, such as a laundry and ironing room, a room currently used as a den and one for agricultural machinery storage, as well as two externally accessible bathrooms convenient for garden parties or in the above hall.An external stone staircase leads to the annex’s first floor, where the characteristic Tuscan mandolato brickwork has been preserved. On this floor, there is a wide, open space hall, ideal for parties with many guests. It can also be easily turned into a characteristic guesthouse.
The first 10,000 sq. m. of the grounds are completely fenced. A beautiful garden is grown here, with flowers and century-old trees which perfectly frame the two stone buildings, and with the panoramic view encompasses the lush Lucca hills and well-tended vineyards and olive groves. The rest of the grounds are manicured and terraced and have about 900 productive olive trees and a small building used as a tool shed.
The garden has a flat area, an ideal spot to have a swimming pool built, the cherry on top for this elegant and charming property for sale in Lucca. Show more Show less
This elegant prestigious property is enveloped in the peace and quiet of the hills of Lucca, among vineyards and olive groves, only 10 km from Lucca’s historic center and 3 km from the main services. Versilia’s sea is 35 km away, and its strategic location makes this property ideal if you are looking for and elegant and comfortable main dwelling or for a quiet haven for summer retreats.The city of Lucca is traditionally nicknamed “the city of one hundred churches” because of the several places of worships from different eras within the massive tree-lined renaissance walls which completely encircle the city. They are one of Tuscany’s feather in the cap. Lucca is a small and ancient city-State of timeless charm, an initial or mid-way stop-over whose artistic beauty and evocative atmosphere can’t be missed. After stopping over in Lucca, many foreign visitors have chosen to reside in this city. Visiting Lucca entails weaving through the narrow lanes of one of the best-preserved historic centers, walking along the renowned walls, tasting typical local dishes in the many taverns and taking part in the several organized artistic and cultural events. Anyone visiting the city of Lucca is impressed by the possibility of quietly experiencing the many aspects of the historic center, its surrounding hills, and how easy it is to reach the sea of the renowned Versilian riviera only 30 km away.