Luxury XVII Century Villa with outbuildings currently running as a successful boutique hotel, located on the green hills of the Garfagnana Region, at easy access to a picturesque town with shops, bars and various amenities, at only 30/35 miles to the popular walled city of Lucca and Forte dei Marmi.
This majestic Renaissance Villa, originally built by a noble family from Florence as a retreat, still retains the features of a luxury country estate that embodies the best of Tuscany. The main building, covering a total surface of approx. 293 sqm., houses the reception area and the fabulous open gallery, as well as the kitchen for the guest breakfasts and the owner’s bedrooms. The top floor features a fantastic attic/sitting area with a wide skylight.
The nearby outbuildings, an Eighteenth-Century country villa of approx.192 sqm. and the two-storey "Lemon house" of 60 sqm., house the guest rooms, each with private bathroom, designed to the highest standard and adapted to the environment and the nature of the villa.
There are two further outbuildings to be restored respectively of 130 sqm. and 25 sqm. and the granted building permission for an extra 2000 sqm.
The property stretches over 140 acres of grazing land, forests and a waterfall which runs through the land.
The surrounding park is enriched with two in-ground swimming pools, a formal "Italian" garden and two entrance gates, with ample parking area.
A small portion at the rear of the villa, belonging to a local Italian family, is lived a few weeks per year.