Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday home in Buggiano - Il Mulino di Castelvecchio
Private pool. Accommodation for 14 guests in two guest houses: 10, 4 and 2/un
Il Mulino di Castelvecchio is a beautifully renovated and uniquely decorated sixteenth century stone mill which is able to provide accomodation for up to 14 guests. The property consists of two separate guest buildings; the large, capient main house “Il Mulino” (the Mill) along with a smaller guest house,'Il Torrente' and a another tiny unit 'La Vicinale' (which is generally not available for rent) as well as a modern swimming pool, flower beds and gardens all situated in the peaceful surroundings of the Cesana river valley and four acres of forest. Wrought iron entrance gates access the entirely fenced grounds (including the parking area). The unique configuration of the guest houses enables our guests to enjoy either their privacy and/or group gatherings. Il Mulino is an ideal holiday rental for several couples, families, larger groups who wish to vacation together in a superbly furnished 'home away from home'. Il Torrente is the perfect size for a romantic escape for a vacationing couple, or a delightful retreat for a couple with one or two children.
Please visit our site: www.ilmulinodicastelvecchio.com
LOCAL INFORMATION FOR TUSCANY ITALY
From pleasant relaxation and lovely walks in the peaceful surroundings of our river valley and forest, to the exploration of the local small towns, to adventures that lead you to encounter more of the intriguing Italian history, art and culture, Il Mulino di Castelvecchio's idyllic Tuscan location holds many treasures for our guests to discover and enjoy.
CITIES: Approximate kilometers from Il Mulino di Castelvecchio
Lucca = 26 km, Pisa = 42 km, Firenze = 62 km, San Gimignano = 95 km, Siena = 135 km, Volterra = 135 km, Roma = 300 km
AIRPORTS: Approximate kilometers from Il Mulino di Castelvecchio
Pisa 'G. Galilei' = 42, Firenze 'A. Vespucci' = 62, Bologna 'Marconi' = 135, Roma 'Fiumicino' = 300, Milano 'Linate' = 300, Milano 'Malpensa' = 350
RAILWAY STATIONS: Approximate kilometers from Il Mulino di Castelvecchio
Pescia = 5, Montecatini 'Centrale' = 5, Lucca =22, Prato 'Centrale' = 42, Pisa 'Centrale' = 55, Firenze 'S.Maria Novella' = 69
LOCAL MARKET AND RESTAURANT RECOMMENDATIONS: on our website at: www.ilmulinodicastelvecchio.com/markets-and-dining.htm
Details for holiday home Il Mulino, 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, 4 Bathrooms
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- pets considered
- smoking allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Jay Arcangeli
This unique and historical property,an ancient water mill which had served the surrounding rural commmunity for centuries had, even in it's state of almost total abandon, a special feeling about it, an extreme 'cachè', an aura of romanticism and enchantment.
Jay, who likes to be with and wanted to work with people, desired to be able to work outdoors and to have her animals with her on a daily basis and not to be forever cooped up in an office, outlined a creative, tentative solution for her very personal and quite particular 'wish list'.
On a specific,'wish list' family scouting outing, the discovery of the the old mill beside the Cesana river in the lovely rural area of Colle di Buggiano enthralled all three members of her family.
The ancient rock structures which formed the Mill complex had good bones but were in desperate need of a patient loving and definately 'workoholic' owner. In any case, it was though, indeed love at first sight!
A family effort and the complete collaboration of her Italian father Giuseppe, Tuscan, born in Abetone in the Appenini mountains and her Canadian mother Donna, born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan enabled this young Italian gal, born in Milano, Italy and who passed her years of school at Lucca and first years in the working world in Florence, to become, at the age of 25 the proud owner of the old mill property with the qualification of a young Italian 'imprenditore'.
The plan was, after serious restoring, renovation and the creation of a new swimming pool in what was originally the ancient Mill 'pond' along with beautiful surrounding gardens, to open a unique new vacation structure in the peaceful surroundings of the Cesana river valley and four acres of forest. A restful, romantic and elegant haven.
Jay Arcangeli purchased this house in 2003
Why Jay Arcangeli chose Buggiano
Although this property is only 8 km. from our home in Montecarlo, Lucca, we were not at all familiar with this fantastic little corner of our dear Tuscany. After dicovering the beauty and the nature of this area, so near to our home, during the family's 'wish list' search we decided, as a family, that we HAD to bring the Mill back to life, and that it would become a part of Jay's life and work for the future years to come.
Guestbook comments from the owner
Thank you for our stay at your old, beautiful facility. This was one of the most relaxing holiday we ever had. Relax, walking, Italy style of living, beautiful evenings… Many options to manage the holiday agenda.
Your house is a great combination of history and modern, comfortable living. We were looking to each detail how you manage the sensitive way of renovation. Your garden is exceptionally beautifull and so good to stay at any part of day. Also very good services provided and good talks to you and your family.
We are absolutely sure will come back again in two or three years.
Pavel & Karla & family
The Czech republic