Wonderful property with secure private grounds located on the easternmost part of the Montemarcello Park, a position ensuring excellent privacy and breathtaking views. One can see the Val di Magra and the edge of Tuscany with its green hills crowned by the Apuan Alps all of which is contrasted with the intense blue of the sea. The dramatic views of the Apuan mountains and the marble of Carrara are magnificent. It is also possible to see the mouth of the Magra river and the Magra Valley with its ruins of the historic Roman arena of Luni from 177 AD as well as the fortified towns of Sarzana, Castelnuovo and Fosdinovo.
From the carriage road one accesses the private tiled road via an electric gate. At the electric gate is an independent lodge equipped with a bedroom, lounge area, en-suite toilet/shower, kitchen, car park, external patio area and utilities. The position of the lodge at the gate of the property means that it is possible to have live-in property guardians adding to the excellent security of this property. There is also a security system installed at the main villa and the land is completely fenced. These optimum “LOCKandGO” features mean that the owners can be absent from the property with peace of mind. The private roads is surrounded by typical Ligurian vegetation and leads to the large garden where there are private parking spaces.
The 420 square meter property is distributed on three levels.
The interiors are composed as follows: the entrance from the garden leads into an English-style living room with large bookcases and a dining room with a splendid wooden table where one can enjoy lunches and dinners thanks to the exterior panoramic view.
Continuing there is another large living room with leather sofas and a beautiful functional fireplace. A few steps divide the living area from the sleeping area where there are three double bedrooms, each with a private bathroom and one with a beautiful panoramic terrace and a staircase leading directly to the garden. A fourth room is used as a cinema room overlooking the rear of the villa.
All the rooms are connected to the exterior ensuring good ventilation and the ability to enjoy the fantastic panorama.
On the first floor is a large study with large windows overlooking the Apuan Alps,an additional room used for storage, a pocket terrace and a mezzanine which leads to the ground floor.
Also from the ground floor, thanks to a spiral staircase, you can reach the basement where there is a large kitchen, a bathroom and a laundry with direct access to the outside.
Noteworthy are the ongoing renovations to add a modern en-suite kitchen with the main lounge which will be located in the current dining room.
The former basement kitchen will remain and the laundry area will be remodeled to include additional equipment.
The layout of the internal halls is also being renovated.
The English garden surrounds the property and is partly tiled and partly planted with 88 olive trees, numerous aromatic plants and kiwi trees. The eighty-ninth olive tree is located in the middle of the garden and is four hundred years old.
From the property one can easily reach Bocca di Magra on foot thanks to an old mule track.
The garden has recently been undergoing significant pruning and treatment (October 2020), with re-planting of the lawns, including some additional low-maintenance plants.
The vibrant colors of the plants and the intense green of the lawn makes the outdoor area a truly suggestive spectacle.
The area in front of the property is covered by a beautiful stone porch under which there is an outdoor living area overlooking the Val di Magra. The landscape has received extensive improvement thanks to the elimination of some large trees (authorized by the Park). The view is now that of the original 1980s property with a stunning wide and unobstructed panoramic view of the Lunigiana Valley stretching from Sarzana to Massa and a full view of the Carrara marble mountains.
To complete the property is a 10 m X 4m cistern which collects rainwater directly from the roof which can be used to irrigate all of the land, numerous parking spaces, 6350 square meters of land which is completely fenced and the annex at the gate where the current guardians of the villa live guaranteeing maximum security (if desired, the current guardians can continue their work with the new owners).
The property has gas central heating with a new complete internal heating system consisting of two separate 27 kW and 9.6 kW ‘Klover’ pellet stoves, in addition to the existing 14 kW ‘Lamborghini’ LPG gas system. This will significantly improve the environment, radiators and hot water heating systems and reduce the running costs of heating your home. There is also a working fireplace in the living room.
This is an excellent opportunity for those seeking, privacy, security, clean air, and wide open spaces. Its position within the Regional Park means that it is not possible for other properties to be constructed nearby and it is also within a protected ecological zone.
Montemarcello is classed as “one of the most beautiful villages in Italy”, and is the most panoramic hamlet of the municipality of Ameglia, Val di Magra. Its name Mons Marcelli means mount of Marcellus and is so named due to the fact that is in an elevated position with respect to the coast and also because of the Roman consul Claudio Marcello who in 155 BC. defeated the Apuan Ligurians. The territory is part of the Montemarcello – Magra National Park in which there are numerous attractions such as the Botanical Garden. Furthermore, archaeological excavations have made it possible to identify a vast pre-Roman necropolis around Ameglia. These finds, together with those of Roman villa found in Bocca di Magra which was inhabited from the 1st century and for which there is a plan to create a museum space.
From the village, 800 steps descend to reach the beautiful beach of Punta del Corvo on foot. In addition, by following the small road beside the Park’s information Point, one can reach the highest point, 266 m, from where one can admire the coast.
These are the places loved by D. H. Lawrence: “The coast extends in a curve that inebriates me and confuses me with the vaporous paradise of small scattered villages, like a handful of shells thrown on the beach …” (1914).
A few minutes from Montemarcello are Lerici, Ameglia and Tellaro, which can be reached thanks to the beautiful paths surrounded by greenery allowing one to reach their crystalline beaches in a short time.
DISTANCES POINTS OF INTEREST:
LERICI: 9 km
LA SPEZIA: 18,4 km
CRUISE TERMINAL LA SPEZIA: 17,9 km
SARZANA: 15 km
BOCCA DI MAGRA: 6 km
AMEGLIA: 5,1 km
FORTE DEI MARMI: 36 km
CINQUE TERRE (MONTEROSSO AL MARE): 49,4 km
SANTA MARGHERITA LIGURE: 92,3 km
GENOA’S AIRPORT: 121 km
PISA’S AIRPORT: 71,5 km
MILANO MALPENSA’S AIRPORT: 284,5 km
SARZANA MOTORWAY EXIT: 14,1 km