Not far from Camaiore and Lucca, in a beautifully panoramic position with sea view, this Bourbon-era historic villa is a typical example of a manorial residence in the area of Lucca. The buildings of the property (to be restored and updated) offer a total of 2,130 sqm, an important surface which could be used to start a boutique hotel. Other than 3.3 hectares of secular park, further 11.2 ha with an ample olive grove (6.5 ha) are available for sale sale separately.
Located just 3 km from the Tuscan countryside, the villa is provided with all the necessary services by the nearby town (500 m, easily reached on foot) and allows easy moving around the maritime locations of the region (Lido di Camaiore, Forte dei Marmi, Viareggio, Marina di Pietrasanta) and the hinterland (Florence, San Gimignano, Siena, Volterra, Pisa).
DESCRIPTION OF THE BUILDINGS
The manorial villa (1.020 sqm – 10,975 sqft, 8 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms), dating back to the Bourbon age, is laid over three floors organized as follows:
- Ground floor: cellar, vehicle garage, staff's quarter made up of kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom;
- First floor: ample access corridor, kitchen, three ample halls, four bedrooms and two bathrooms;
- Second floor: ample living room, two bedrooms and bathroom.
The 16th-century tower (320 sqm – 3,443 sqft, 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms), built on the foundations of a pre-existing ruined medieval tower, is located at the center of the complex and laid over five square-plan floors connected by a staircase and an elevator:
- Ground floor: kitchen;
- First floor: living room with dining area;
- Second floor: bedroom with bathroom;
- Third floor: bedroom with bathroom;
- Fourth floor: beautiful panoramic bedroom with bathroom.
The lemon house (520 sqm – 5,595 sqft, 2 bathrooms), dating back to the first half of the 20th century, is laid over two floors organized as follows:
- Ground floor: warehouse, storage rooms;
- First floor: ample loggia, three rooms and two bathrooms.
The loggia (60 sqm – 646 sqft) is oriented perpendicularly to the lemon house and offers a cozy outdoor space for events and ceremonies. A small storage room (18 sqm – 194 sqft) completes the structure.
The manorial chapel (116 sqm – 1,248 sqft) is a simple rectangular building with 20-ft high ceilings. Next to the chapel are located a small storage room (8 sqm – 86 sqft) and the former priest-house (128 sqm – 1,377 sqft, 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms) split into two independent apartments, each on a floor of the building:
- Apartment A: kitchen with dining area, two bedrooms and bathroom;
- Apartment B: kitchen with dining area, two bedrooms and bathroom.
The villa is surrounded by roughly 3.3 hectares of land housing a beautiful park with olive trees, fruit trees and citrus trees. It is also possible to build a panoramic swimming pool on these premises. The garden itself, also embellished by a historic well and the medieval tower at its center, comes in the shape of a square and its boundaries are marked by the buildings of the complex.
The entire available surface could be converted into a park, since many of the typical features of 18th-century manorial parks are already present.
USE AND POTENTIAL USES
The estate was once run as an accommodation business and was often a beloved location for events (weddings, conferences). Currently, the buildings are not used and works are needed to restore them and update their systems in order to fully exploit them.
The ample surface available (2,130 sqm of buildings and almost 33,000 sqm of park) and the presence of a manorial chapel are ideal for the creation of a boutique hotel with spaces for weddings and conferences.
All around the villa there are further 11.2 hectares of agricultural land available for sale and made up of an ample olive grove (6.5 ha), arable and grazing land (1.7 ha), mixed woodland (1.8 ha), a fruit orchard (0.7 ha) and a small vineyard (0.5 ha). A workshop (130 sqm – 1,399 sqft) is included in the agricultural portion.
Asking price for the additional land is 800.000 Euro