FOR SALE: Settimo Cielo Retreat
HOUSE SALE DETAILS
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We are offering this very special property ~ Settimo Cielo Retreat ~ For Sale
Settimo Cielo Retreat is a beautiful, individually designed Tuscan Villa, situated within nature in the heart of woodland. It’s not just a quirky interior standing on a ridge surrounded by the most breathtaking mountain views… it holds a wonderful energy which is difficult to define with words alone. An enchanting magical place, a place where dreams are made.
Settimo Cielo is a haven situated in Northern Tuscany, in an area known as Lunigiana. A beautiful, iron gated, extensive property built in an elevated position on top of the ridge, Torre di Monte Vignale. Approached through the magic of woodland, Settimo Cielo enjoys 360 degree views, the most stunning being that of the Apuan Mountains.
Built 12 years ago in traditional Tuscan style it looks more like a grand restoration with its stone tower. Quality natural materials have been used extensively to create an aesthetic feel bringing nature inside the home: oak roof windows and doors, Carrara marble and local stone. The same beautiful terracotta tiles are installed throughout, including a quality suitable for the outside terrace and roof garden space.
Décor: an eclectic balance emanating a quirky individual style.
Gas central heating.
The property has three double bedrooms and a large studio apartment, all have the luxury of their own bathrooms. The first is situated on the first floor. Known as the Garden Room it enjoys garden views, has a small dressing room area and en suite shower room with a window looking out towards the front of the property.
Another flight of stairs leads up to the Master Suite, known as the Roof Garden Suite off a broad landing area. This stunning bedroom has an arched window looking out to the hilltop village of Bastia. Double arched doors lead out to the large roof garden, with spectacular views. This beautiful room features a craftsman built, glass fronted oak wardrobe. A spacious en suite bathroom, with three ceiling to floor double windows and plumbing for a free-standing central bath, also has a big glass shower with ceramic shower base. Includes a large pedestal sink and bidet all looking out onto the most amazing Apuan Mountain view!
The third bedroom is up another flight of stairs known as the Tower Room. A fabulous cosy bedroom with windows on two sides of the tower, arched double glass doors lead to a private terrace giving you the luxury of outdoor space and spectacular mountain views. The bathroom is accessed by a wooden staircase up into the top of the tower, featuring windows on three sides and amazing extending views into the Tuscan countryside.
Shower, loo and large pedestal sink.
The Studio Apartment is situated in the basement of the property and is completely self contained with sink, cooker and fridge and generous living space. A sizable decked area leading from its own separate access provides private, sunny garden space leading down to woodland. On the same level, from the bottom of the internal staircase is a small hallway area with separate shower room, large Laundry Room and understairs walk-in storage.
The main entrance to Settimo Cielo has a large covered porch with terracotta roof tiles. There is room enough for a table, benches or indeed as storage for logs. The beautiful carved oak door depicts emblems significant to Lunigiana providing a lovely entrance to the house.
The large hallway offers enough space for hanging coats, boots and table for post/keys. The grand central staircase with ironwork balustrade links all floors leading to the exposed rustic oak wooden beams.
Doorways to the Kitchen, Sitting Room and Turkish Room as well as an internal entrance down to the Basement leading to the apartment.
The rustic kitchen has a large arched window and double arched doors leading out to one of the garden terraces. The main feature of this lovely kitchen is the Carrara Marble sink and work top. Next to the kitchen in open plan style is a sitting room with window. Leading on from there is another sitting room known as the Turkish Room. Both rooms have double doors leading out to pergola covered terraces with wisteria and jasmine growing.
The land is made up partly of garden, surrounding the immediate area of the property, includes a lawn, naturalised eco garden to encourage butterflies, bees and an abundance of wild flowers. Established laurel hedging, palm tree, fruit and olive trees, well stocked herb garden and vegetable garden, oleander, wisteria and scented roses make this garden a heavenly place.
Settimo Cielo is surrounded with highly scented lavender. There is also a potting shed down in the vegetable garden built from recycled materials. The garden also includes a henhouse and has a lovely pathway leading to a circular seat around an oak tree.
At the front of the property there is an authentic stone built wood oven surrounded by an old stone wall to include a pizza eating area. From there, an original looking stone archway leads to the Piccolo Giardino Segreto, (the little secret garden). With an old red brick herringbone pathway running through in a natural line of the land, this area is flanked by a bank of established colorful oleander. An old stone wall provides the perfect area for the bulbs and trailing plants. On the other side there is a beautifully stocked border with plants such as verbena, agapanthus and sedum.
The villages of Panicale, Licciana Nardi and Monti are all but five minutes drive from the property, affording butcher, baker, fruit & veg shop, general stores, beautiful boutique gift shop within a castle, good restaurants, pizzeria bars and petrol stations. The town of Aulla is just a 15 minute drive where you will find a railway station and Autostradde exit. Florence is 2 hours by car, Lucca an hour, Sienna just over 2 hours and the Cinque Terre a 40 minute train ride away.
Served by three airports, each one hour by car, Pisa, Genova and Parma makes this haven very accessible.
Finally... there is something quite wonderful about the property, something hard to define in words alone… so you will just need to come and see and feel for yourself… the energy is quite magical!
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