Casale L Arancio is a most character, traditional farmhouse with 1000 sq m of ground with gardens and olive grove. The property benefits from excellent views overlooking the picturesque, rolling Tuscan hills, whilst still within easy driving distance of Lucca Town (only 15 mins) and the renowned Tuscan Riviera (30 mins). The farmhouse is situated on the edge of a beautiful medieval village borgo (hamlet) where we can still admire an ancient roman church. The residence benefits from gardens to the front and rear with a wide variety of trees and plants which present well all year round. The front of the house has a large paved patio area with pergola and barbecue which provides an ideal sunny spot for al fresco dining with families and friends. Its present and comfortable accommodation, arranged over 2 levels, measures approx 250 sq m and offers charming living room with open fireplace, large dining room, bathroom and kitchen with door opening onto the patio on the ground floor. The sleeping area is on the first floor and features 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The farmhouse underwent improvement works carefully carried out over the last 17 years with great attention to detail. Casale Arancio is steeped in history and holds an abundance of charm and traditional atmosphere from the moment you enter the property. Original features throughout the house include old stone walls, original Siena plasters, ancient “coppi” roof tiles, 18th century terracotta floor tiles and exposed wooden beams on ceilings. A large store building of 150 sq m in needs of renovation, situated on the rear side of the property, offers scope for further conversion, in fact, it could be restored and converted in to a lovely apartment or alternatively it could be joined to the main farmhouse.
The property is situated in peaceful setting, nestled amid beautiful Tuscan countryside, within easy driving distance of Lucca Town (only 15 mins) and the Tuscan Riviera (30 mins) with its long, sandy beaches and the renowned coastal towns of Forte dei Marmi and Viareggio.
For those who love skiing, Abetone ski resort is easily reachable within an hour ( 70 k away) . The nearest village with local shops and amenities is 5 km from the property, only 10 mins drive down the valley.
The property is conveniently located to visit the main Tuscan cities such as Pisa, Lucca, Florence and Siena.
Lucchesia area includes a flat territory of about 300 sq km (called “La Piana di Lucca”) extending around the historical walled town, as well as a hilly landscape surrounding and protecting the flatlands of Lucca.
The hills of Lucca are dotted with aristocratic villas featuring peculiar architectures and lush parks, old medieval parish churches, small towns full of history, besides vineyards rows and olive groves on terraces which depict the most authentic features of this land that makes Tuscany famous all over the world.
This is a territory that does not only enclose remarkable historic and artistic beauties but also traditions, culture and an excellent cuisine with its most widespread products: wine and oil.
The area includes the eastern part of the Province of Lucca (municipalities of Lucca, Capannori, Porcari, Altopascio, Montecarlo, Villa Basilica, Pescaglia) and the area belonging to the Nievole Valley which embraces some townships bordering the Province of Pisa (Buggiano, Chiesina Uzzanese, Massa and Cozzile, Montecatini Terme, Monsummano Terme, Pescia, Pieve a Nievole, Ponte Buggianese, Larciano, Lamporecchio and Uzzano).
The Plain of Lucca also includes some municipalities such as Bientina and Castefranco di Sotto, located on the north-eastern edge of the Province of Pisa, as well as part of the municipality of Fucecchio lying on the far western end of the Province of Florence. Show more Show less