Address : Via San Sebastiano, 5, Fosciandora LU 55020, Fosciandora, Tuscany, Italy
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The house is situated in one of the five villages of the commune of Fosciandora and bears the same name. The others being Miglino, Ceserana, Riana, Trappiniana and Lupinaia. Leaving the SRR2 and crossing over the Sercchio river bridge and railway lines, you start the scenic climb that passes by olive and grapevine terraces, over seasonal mountain streams and through the mayoral seat of Migliano. This village has a post offjce, pharmacy and cafe. You will see the picturesque villages of Ceserana and La Villa on the left as you continue up the road and arrive at Fosciandora which is 400 meters (1,300 ft) above sea level.
The house is on the corner of the road and you can either pull in in front of the village bus stop to unload items or drive past the house and enter the large village parking area just behind it on the left. Parking spaces are unassigned. You will also notice a childrens playground nearby and household waste bins.
To the left of the front door you will see a narrow pathway. The first wooden door on the left gives you access to the private walled-in garden. Here you will find a kiwi vine-covered terrace, a covered area with sink and traditional bread oven, small garden room and outdoor shower. A small cupboard houses the cooking gas bottles a good safety feature. There are also several fruit trees including olive and pear. This region is well-known for its fertile soil.
On entering the house, you will find an entrance hall with a door to the left which leads to two storage rooms and houses the water heater. On the right is a staircase leading up to the main living areas of the house.
At the top of the stairs is a door leading to a modern bathroom with full mosaic bath, sink and toilet with high level flush.
To the right is the snug a cosy room to watch TV, read or relax in front of the pellet-burning stove. This room can also be used as a fourth bedroom. Another door leads to the more formal living room with double and triple sofas. There is also a dining table and chairs for formal dining occassions.
A second door leads to the hallway. Here, a door to the left leads to the fitted kitchen with gas hob, electric oven, fridge-freezer, microwave and washing machine. There is also a toaster, and electric and gas kettles. A table seating six is ideal for informal dining.
Back in the hallway, there is another pellet stove and a wooden flight of stairs leads up to the three bedrooms and second bathroom.
The large main bedroom has a king bed, ample antique closet, chest of drawers and dressing table. Three windows allow in plenty of natral light and wonderful views of the village and Apuan Alps.
A door adjoins this room to the second bedroom which has French doors leading to the spacious covered terrace. This bedroom could also be used as a dressing room or nursary.
Another door leads out into the hallway with a door to the right which enters the second modern bathroom. This has a corner shower, sink, toilet and bidet.
Across the hall is a door to the third bedroom which has views to the fields and Pennine Alps. It comes with a large closet with rail and shelves.
All furniture and appliances are included. The beds are brand new and have the added advantage of being joined together to form a king bed or left as single/twin beds. The headboards have built-in LED lights and adjustable bedside shelves.
The pellet heating system is also brand new and makes for an economical way of keeping the house toasty when the weather turns cold. The thick walls help keep the house warm in winter and cool in summer as does the way all the rooms circle around the central hallways which also have windows to let in natural light.
Nearly all the rooms come with solid wood windows and internal shutters. External shutters are in aluminium.