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Restored 16th Century water Mill in quiet village with jacuzzi, wi-fi, free wine

Andrew McKean

Member since: 2007
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Speaks English, Italian
People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Andrew McKean

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Speaks English, Italian
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2015
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Restored 16th Century water Mill in quiet village with jacuzzi, wi-fi, free wine

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Castiglione di Garfagnana - Il Mulino

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 5

Il Mulino is a16C water mill beautifully and sympathetically restored to make a comfortable 2 bedroomed, atmospheric house. Situated in the quiet medieval village of Valbona, the mill offers the opportunity of a quiet, peaceful holiday in an ancient Italian village. With a pretty garden withhand made furniture in keeping with the environment, a wealth of original features have been retained from the original mill as well as solid chestnut beams and original stone floors. The Water Mill has a welcoming open plan dining kitchen/living area, hand built and restored by craftsmen, and 2 large bedrooms.

The Water Mill has a welcoming open plan dining kitchen/living area, hand built and restored by craftsmen using local wood and includes a built in dishwasher and fridge. There is a dining table for 6 and lounge seating for 4.

Upstairs there are 2 large bedrooms with lovely views, and a bathroom with separate shower.

One bedroom has a double bed and the other has a 3.4 bed and a single bed.The kitchen is part of the open plan living area, with a dishwasher and fridge.

There is a state of the art external jacuzzi in the small enclosed yard entered from the back door. The pretty garden is divided into different areas including a picnic area with solid wood table and benches, small pond, hot tub and a small stream running through the mill. Externally there is also a utility room with freezer and washing machine.

The owner has a share in a vineyard and supplies ample amounts of free chianti to the guests.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Andrew McKean (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
Call Manager
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Speaks English, Italian
Calendar last updated:
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Guestbook comments from the manager

5 out of 5

We went for some down time and relaxation and couldnt have found a more perfect place.

The owner has a wealth of knowledge on the local area and could not have been more helpful or accommodating.
May 2012
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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Restored 16th Century water Mill in quiet village with jacuzzi, wi-fi, free wine
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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Peaceful and full of character

  • 5 of 5

This converted watermill is set at the end of a valley, and is therefore remote. If, like me, you think this a thoroughly desirable aspect of a holiday - and enjoy cooking, walking (perhaps), moderate sight-seeing and relaxing - then this will suit you perfectly. Lucca and Barga are an hour's drive and a forty minutes' drive away respectively; Florence is well within striking distance. We had a superb week here, and I can highly recommend the charming two terraces and marvellous character of the property.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Castiglione
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Castelnuovo Garfagnana
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Cerageto
Nearest Beach
65 Kilometres
Forti dei Marmi
Car: recommended

This is a fine opportunity to experience life in a quiet ancient Tuscan village, well off the beaten track, in the peaceful wooded countryside. The ancient village of Valbona is in a valley crossed by the river Esarulo, 7 kms from the commune village of Castiglione, which is well known medieval walled village with shops and restaurants.

The origins of Valbona go back to the middle ages, when the historic mill was used by neighbouring villages and the castle which stood in Valbona.

The area of the Garfagnana is mountainous, lush and green, and is arguably the most scenicaly beautiful region of Tuscany. It offers superb walking and we have strong links with an Outdioor Activities company with highly recommended and inexpensive excursions.

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Prices & Availability

From £79 Nightly

Prices for this holiday house in Castiglione di Garfagnana, Garfagnana

Rental Basis:
per property
Prices quoted in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 1
1 May 2015 - 30 Jun 2015
5 night minimum stay
£395
for 5 nights
From
£79
£495
 
 
Huigh
1 Jul 2015 - 31 Aug 2015
5 night minimum stay
£445
for 5 nights
From
£89
£595
 
 
Mid
1 Sep 2015 - 30 Sep 2015
5 night minimum stay
£395
for 5 nights
From
£79
£495
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0
Notes Towels and bed linen included.

Power included. During colder periods if central heating required it will be measured and paid directly to the owner.

Final cleaning included.

Long term rentals negotiable, typically 33% off summer rate.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Castiglione di Garfagnana in Garfagnana

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • Largest bedroom has 1 singel bed and a double
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis

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