Ancient watchtower with fantastic panorama Tuscany, Versilia, Massarosa
490.000 € + 3.66% incl. VAT

At the highest point of one of the two well-known hamlets on the Massarosa side above Viareggio - i.e. Bargecchia and Corsanico - stands this ancient watchtower, surrounded by several stone houses. The whole property is in need of restoration and renovation. You can park on the road ( some parking for everyone) and walk a short distance ( about 100 m ) until you reach the house - it has 3 entrances. Around the house itself is about 800m2 on a hillside which is fenced around. There is also the pool (also needs to be renovated or adapted. The whole thing gives the feeling of being in an old abandoned small castello. Only the dreamy woman of the house with a transparent scarf is missing. As said, the garden stands around on a hill - (as the beautiful house below is also being sold by another owner, one could combine these two properties into an unbeatable estate - more on request, the other house is completely renovated). The house is a little bit nested with 3 floors and in the middle from the bottom to the top a single spiral staircase. A lift would be possible.
Downstairs - entrance, dressing room, living room with fireplace, next to it bedroom with fireplace and shower room, kitchen.
1st floor 5 bedrooms, small room bathroom
2nd floor 5 bedrooms, storage room, bathroom
3rd floor partially glazed tower/viewpoint with 360° view of the mountains behind Camaiore and the sea on the other side.
At the side of the house is a private road which belongs to the property, has 1 gate at each end and land of almost 1 hectare - though much of it very overgrown and steep. In the curve of the road there is parking for up to 4 cars - if interested the parking could be enlarged by a cement plateau.
The property lends itself to becoming an exceptional property. Alone or as a double - fine B & B, private property with charisma, place for artists and people who are enthusiastic about - and recognise - the extraordinary.
Our company can help you with renovation on site.

  • Region Tuscany
  • Type House
  • Condition Need renovation
  • Plot800 m2
  • Living Area380 m2
  • Location Massarosa
  • Destination Versilia
  • Swimming Pool
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Seaview
  • Garden
  • Near to sea

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