This property is a barn conversion with amazing attention to detail. One would never think that it used to be a barn.
The villa has been built to a traditional design using stone walls, tiled roof and terracotta tiles throughout the ground floor. As well as preserving the traditional features of the design, the house has full double glazing, modern gas fired central heating and plumbing and electrical systems. All the lights are fitted with LED bulbs to reduce electricity usage. The house has mains water, and electricity and LPG gas from a large tank in the grounds. There is landline phone available and there is wifi and broadband access and good mobile phone connection.
The property has full car access and a large parking area with a car port. The land belonging to the house is gently sloping with manicured gardens upon arrival. The house faces south and has extensive views to the east, south and west from the patio areas around the house. The grounds to the house extend to about 5 hectares.
The downstairs has an open plan living area with a feature fireplace and lots of French doors to easily reach the outside for Al Fresco' eating where there is a brick pizza oven and barbecue on the main patio area. There is a brick built marble kitchen for winter rentals.
The ground floor is all on one level and has been designed for use by a person in a wheelchair. One of the bedrooms has its own wing, separated by a highly useful utility area. This bedroom also has a walk-in closet and a small en-suite shower room. The second bedroom on this floor has immediate access to the pool area as well as an en-suite shower room.
Upstairs, there are three more double bedrooms, one of which has a delightful en-suite bathroom lifted up from the master bedroom. The family bathroom has a tub and is very spacious. These bedrooms all have hardwood floors.
The entire house has terracotta tiled floors apart from the three, aforementioned bedrooms. There are many exposed ceiling beams throughout.
The house is one of seven houses in the small hamlet of Le Croci so that the house is secluded but not isolated. The village of Granaiola is 0.5 km away from the house and has a bar/restaurant and there is a local bus service to Bagni di Lucca.
The location of the property is excellent overlooking the convergence of the Serchio and Lima valleys. The entire area is fantastic for holidays with horse riding, skiing, tennis, walking paths, bike trails all very close as well as having Florence, Pisa, Siena and the Coast within an easy car distance.