This beautifully restored Tuscan home is a haven of elegant luxury set in its own terraced gardens, with a hot-tub and a pool looking out over wonderful views of the Apuan mountains. The well-travelled owner has beautiful taste; her interest in Moroccan and East-African furnishings adds warmth and colour to this beautiful old Tuscan building and make it a very special place to stay.
Within several acres of terraced gardens, the private pool and deck are perfectly placed for sunbathing with uninterrupted views of the valley and mountains. By the house, a large south-facing terrace is shaded by a pergola, an ideal spot to enjoy the views with a glass of the local wine, and as the sun sets perhaps even use the original antique outdoor pizza-oven to make the experience utterly italian.
A private drive leads up to a parking spot below the house and the village.
One can enter via an alley that leads into the ancient village and to the original front-door, or up the stairs that lead past the hot-tub and onto the large terrace with a pergola that will take you into the middle living-room.
On the main floor, the house has a well-equipped and beautiful kitchen, a large dining room and a sitting room with an open fireplace. Both the sitting room and the dining room open out onto the south-facing terrace with a shaded pergola and fabulous views of the valleys and mountains.
Upstairs there is a master double with ensuite bathroom, a further double also with ensuite bathroom and a single room, also used as a dressing room for smaller groups.
The Jacuzzi is set to below and to the side of the large terraced area, giving it complete privacy from the rest of the village.
The kitchen is well-equipped and filled with light
The salt-filtered pool is the perfect spot to relax and is surrounded by lavender and other aromatic herbs and plants
A wisteria-shaded pergola provides shade by the pool
The house is entered from the old village street, now largely quiet.
The well-equipped kitchen is on the left of the entrance, well-organised for keen cooks, and with views over the mountains from the windows.
Beyond the kitchen, a comfortable room has a piano and a cushion-filled corner sofa
The sitting room is at the end of the ground floor, and has a fireplace for autumn evenings, to the right of this sofa.
Upstairs, the master bedroom is luminous and comfortable
The ensuite has a bath
The second double also has fabulous views
In front of the kitchen a large terrace is shaded with a pergola
The views from the pergola and terrace are fabulous - with a glass of good local red they are even better
The pool area is a haven from the world, hidden away in this idyllic spot in the Tuscan hills
The views are spectacular from here. The three main peaks you can see are, from left to right, the Pisanino, the Pizzo d'Uccello and the Sagro.
Set in a little known area of Tuscany, this is a special place to discover. The mountains that you can admire from the house and gardens rise up to nearly 6000 feet, or just under 2000 metres and are part of the Apuan Alps, the marble mountains from which the Tuscans took the pure white marble from which michelangelo carved his David.
Villages dot the slopes of the mountains and are wonderful places to explore, often with excellent restaurants, ancient castles and local markets.
Better know delights are a short distance away, like the Cinque Terre with fabulous seafood restaurants, the glitzy beaches of Viareggio, the churches and antique fairs of Lucca, Pisa's famous leaning tower and of course Florence and Siena.
The beautiful city of Lucca with over a hundred churches, famous antiques shops and excellent ice-creams is under 90 minutes drive away - or it can be reached by train from Equi Terme.
Pisa and the famous leaning tower are no more than 90 minutes drive away.
Why not take in some Opera at the famous Lago di Massaciuccoli, beloved by Puccini
The southern-most town of the Cinque Terre, PortoVenere, is just over an hour away.
From Portovenere you can take boat trips along the coast to see the Cinque Terre
Visit Lerici and eat at Ciccillo's restaurant, reached through a tunnel under the town's castle. Magical
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