5 bedroom restored old mill complex, for sale near Lucca
Fontanella lies in lush unspoilt meadows flanking the Segone Torrent, just a walk from the hilltop borgo of Coreglia Antelminelli, one of the prettiest medieval towns in Italy. The buildings lie within an extensive garden area featuring gently sloping lawns and a running water channelRestorations to the buildings were started back in the 1980s, and included the creation of a large glass-fronted room spanning the old mill house and a cottage, thus creating greater space and light within the structure. Modern bathrooms, kitchens and central heating systems were all added. Two main houses were created, each with its own kitchen and reception rooms. The East house has on the upstairs floor two bedrooms, and a bathroom, downstairs, spacious living/dining room with old chestnut mantled fireplace, and a glass fronted sitting/dining room, featuring indoor pizza oven and grill. This opens out onto a delightful stone patio with wisteria pergola. The old mill room, still to have restoration completed, is accessed by a door from the sitting room. Above the wheel room, with separate access from behind the house, are two further partially restored rooms, one of which still houses the millstones. The West house features a long open-plan dining/sitting room, with kitchen at one end. The chestnut wood staircase leads to the first floor, with a double and twin bedroom, bunk-bed room and bathroom. Attached to this is a further cottage, now with separate entrances to both ground and first floors, each being a spacious 8 x 4.5 metres. These rooms require completion to the restoration and would make further bedrooms or a separate living unit. The main houses are linked externally by a stone patio area that leads to the swimming pool of 10.5 x 5.5 m.
Nearest shop/bar - 1.5km, Coreglia Antelminelli - 1.5m, Lucca - 39km, The coast - Lido di Camaiore 66km, Pisa International Airport - 73km, Florence - 111km. All distances are approximate.*Please note that the map location is to the nearest village only and not the exact location of the property*