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FABULOUS 6BR HOME WITH WONDERFUL SWIMMING POOL & GARDEN IN THE HEART OF TUSCANY!

People10
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Separate WC's1
Property type villa

Overview

About the property

Set within 1,300 acres of private land, this Fabulous 6BR – 5 ½ BA country home is strategically located in the Valdichiana valley, just a short distance away from the Medieval village of Lucignano and several other magnificent towns in southern Tuscany.

Surrounded by an exceptionally beautiful landscape, the home is perfect to enjoy relaxing time with family & friends and caters to those who are ready to mix relaxation into the exploration of the most wonderful places in Tuscany & central Italy!

*** The property video (made in July 2017) can be viewed directly on this page or at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjLjCFJa7yU ***

About the property

The home is a renovated water mill situated within a large estate of 560 hectares (1,300 acres), which are currently strictly farmed according to organic methods. The farming is dedicated to the production of sunflowers, extra virgin olive oil & wine and to the raising of the local white-horned cattle for the production of organic “chianina” beef.

About 100 hectares of this extensive property are dedicated to agriculture, while the rest boasts the typical Mediterranean vegetation as well as several oak woodlands, where the white cattle can roam free and wild animals such as deers, wild boars, pheasants & foxes can be spotted.

The home is purposely situated south of the estate near the river Vescina and its name “Il Mulino” (the mill) originates from its ancient use as a water mill to grind wheat. The two long stonewalls, that were originally built to channel the water from the river to the mill, now form the enclosure for the recently built swimming pool.

Quite sophisticated engineering was required at the time to channel the water to the mill and when walking the lower valley (one of the many beautiful trails around the property), it is still possible to see parts of it.

After a complete renovation phase that lasted several years, where all of the original charm and architectural features were strictly maintained, the interiors of the mill have recently been meticulously upgraded to high-end, modern standards.

The thorough attention to details, from the careful selection of the materials used to the exquisitely appointed furniture and art pieces, has contributed into creating a truly unique space that perfectly blends with the building’s original structure.

Set in the most beautiful Tuscan landscape between Siena and Arezzo, the property offers its guests the privacy and the amenities of a countryside home within an easy access to engaging day-trips, focused on food & wine, sport & recreation, history, art and culture…with its unique blend of indoor and outdoor living, this is a truly magical place for a dream Italian Vacation perfect for a family reunion or a group of friends travelling together!

Location details

The property is ideally located only about 2.8 miles away from Lucignano, a wonderful Medieval hilltop village famous for its elliptic walls and about 14 miles from Arezzo, one of Tuscany’s most important towns.

Some of Italy’s most famous and beautiful destinations, such as Siena (approx. 30 miles), Florence (53 miles) and Cortona (25 miles) can all be easily reached by car or by train. The beautiful Val D’Orcia, with its ancient villages (such as Pienza, 19 miles), wine paths and natural hot springs (Bagno Vignoni, 27 miles) develops west and south-west from the property. Rapolano Terme, with its renowned hot springs, lies only 13 miles west.

Arezzo is the nearest main train station, with frequent trains connecting to Florence (abt. 50 min. trip) and Rome (abt. 1-hour trip). Quite a few trains leave every day also from Sinalunga (8 miles from the property) to Florence.

Montepulciano (14 miles) and Montalcino (28 miles), known for their wine as well as their architectural & cultural life are both within easy reach and not to be missed..

Other fabulous nearby villages to explore such as Monte San Savino, Sinalunga, Castiglion Fiorentin and Foiano are all located within a few miles.

Very interesting art cities in the Umbria region such as Orvieto, Todi, Assisi can all be easily reached within less than an hour by car.

The layout

The mill spreads over 2 main floors and a tower, for a total of 6 bedrooms and 5 ½ bathrooms, and can comfortably accommodate up to 10 guests.

Ground Floor

- Fully equipped kitchen with table for breakfasts and adjacent larder.

- Open plan dining room seating up to 10 guests, directly connected to the Living Room, with a staircase leading to the First Floor.

- Living room with fireplace and large French doors opening up directly onto the covered pergola and outdoor area.

- Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom, with shower (accessible also through the garden).

- Laundry Room.

- Powder Room.

First floor

An elegant wooden staircase leads from the Ground floor to the First floor, which comes with a total of three bedrooms and three bathrooms.

- Double bedroom (King size bed) with en-suite bathroom (with tub).

- Double bedroom (2 twin beds) with en-suite bathroom (with shower) and direct access to the outdoor covered veranda.

- One double (king bed) and one twin bedroom (French bed) with shared bathroom (tub), located at the end of an outdoor passage.

The Tower

- One double bedroom (2 twin beds) with en-suite bathroom (with tub).

The Grounds

The mill is nestled within 560 hectares (1,300 acres) of private land and features magical views towards the Orcia valley as well as the castle of Radicofani, in the far back.

There is many beautiful paths leading uphill from the mill taking through the estate’s several wonders such as a natural lake, wild animals and the typical local cows..

Description of the grounds:

-Automatic gate

-Private swimming pool (15 x 4.5 m, 50 x 15 ft.), fully furnished with several sun lounges and parasols

-Outdoor shower

- Shaded pergola, perfect for al fresco dining, with furniture to comfortably seat up to 10 guests

- Several shade areas, fully furnished

Amenities

-Air conditioning in all bedrooms

-Fully equipped kitchen (gas burners, oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher)

-Private swimming pool (15 x 4.5 m, 50 x 15 ft.)

-Wi-Fi Internet

-Fireplace

-TV with Satellite channels, Hi-Fi stereo and DVD player

-Barbecue

-Laundry Room with washer and dryer

About Lucignano & Valdichiana valley, the Tuscan region & Things to do in the area.

Visit of the estate’s grounds: The fabulous walking trails around the estate are not to be missed! (guided tours by car can be organized upon request).

Wildlife including roe deers, wild boards, porcupines, hares, pheasants, foxes, etc.. can be spotted at any given time. The landscape, varying from the typical Mediterranean vegetation (including perfectly kept olive groves & vineyards), to the beautiful oak woodlands and the pastures with grazing “Chianina” cattle, make this property one of the most unique in Tuscany…

Lucignano (2.8 miles from the estate): Considered one of Tuscany’s historical gems, this village is an extraordinary example of medieval town planning, with its elliptical concentric walls, which have remained intact over the centuries. Here you will find grocery stores, cafés, newsstands, banks and a few great typical restaurant/trattorias.

Surrounding villages, such as Monte San Savino (2.6 miles), Foiano (6 miles), Sinalunga (8 miles) and Castiglion Fiorentino (12 miles) all share an intact medieval identity and represent a perfect example of a typical hilltop Tuscan village.

Arezzo (14 miles away): an extraordinary city of art renowned for its goldsmiths and antiques traders. The old town is home to valuable monuments including the imposing Medici Fortress, the Cathedral, the Diocesan Museum and the Basilica of San Domenico. The heart of the city is Piazza Grande, surrounded by buildings of various periods and styles - among them, the Medieval towers and the Renaissance style Loggiato Vasariano. Not to be missed is their Antique market every first weekend of the month.

Cortona (25 miles from the villa): recognized as one of the most fascinating villages of Tuscany, has incredibly managed to preserve its priceless heritage sites (various Palazzi, the Cathedral and the Diocesan Museum, where you can admire the beautiful Annunciation by Beato Angelico). A visit to the beautiful Santa Margherita Sanctuary, patron of the city, and to the Girifalco Fortress should not be missed. Both are on the highest point on the hill and are easy to reach after a short, uphill walk.

Wine Paths: Great red wines are made in this area of Tuscany, Montepulciano and Montalcino are a must go for wine lovers. Montepulciano is only about 14 miles away and is distinguished from the many other historic “borgo” in Tuscany for its unique “underground” cantinas. Montalcino (28 miles), already well-known for its fine red wines during the 15th century, has been made incredibly rich and famous by its Brunello wine, one of the world's best and most appreciated Italian wines.

Thermal baths: The region also offers some of Italy’s finest thermal baths, such as the ones in Bagno Vignoni, Bagni di San Filippo, or Chianciano Terme. Closest are the famous hot springs of Rapolano Terme (13 miles from the mill).

Fashion Outlets: Just minutes by car from the villa is the Valdichiana Outlet Village (5.9 miles). Fashion addicts can also visit the famous “Prada factory outlet” or “the Mall”, which lie on to road to Florence, about 30-35 minutes away.

Rome, Florence and Siena are all easy reachable from the property, either by train or by car.

Umbria: this beautiful region can be reached through the highway or by train, heading south. Interesting art cities such as Orvieto (about 40 minutes away), Todi, Assisi, and further away Gubbio or Spoleto, are all well worth visiting.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2017
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This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
10 April, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Lucignano in Province of Arezzo

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • resort
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Bidet , Tub with hand shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Bidet , Tub with hand shower, en-suite to master bedroom
    Powder room - Toilet , Bidet , Ground floor
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , En-suite to bedroom 5
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed
  • **The twin beds can be setup as kings upon request**
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

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FABULOUS 6BR HOME WITH WONDERFUL SWIMMING POOL & GARDEN IN THE HEART OF TUSCANY!
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Austin, Texas
5

Will never forget this beautiful place and the time we spent there.

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at Il Mulino (June 24th - July 1st) in the middle of our Italian holiday this summer. We were two couples celebrating our anniversaries with our first trip to Italy. We started in Ischia for a few days, then a week at this fantastic Il Mulino villa, then finished in Venice. We loved everything about Italy, but the highlight of the trip was our unforgettable time at Il Mulino!

Beginning with our welcome to the villa, where we were warmly greeted by Hewelin, Cristiana and Michele, to the day we had to say goodbye to Il Mulino, the staff were so friendly and helpful. The staff and the awesome care they gave us was unexpected, and completely exceeded our expectations. Too many details to list them all, but I'll mention a few here:

- First and foremost, don't stay at Il Mulino without enjoying a meal cooked by Cristiana and learning some Italian cooking from her in a "class" she will give in the villa. Cristiana is delightful, funny and a very skilled chef. She made us dinner the first night we arrived and it set the tone for the entire week. It was outstanding. Later in the week we scheduled a cooking class with Cristiana that was one of the highlights of the whole trip. We learned to make handmade ravioli from scratch, with ricotta and spinach from her garden. We also made veal stuffed with sheep's cheese and prosciutto, topped with fresh sage. And a (very!) fresh salad from the garden and great wine from the owner's vineyard. The food was great but Cristiana was better - and she took care of us the entire stay.

-Hewelin was a gracious host and attended to us the entire week, helping to schedule things or giving us advice as needed. She seemed to genuinely want us to have a fantastic time and we certainly did with her assistance.

-Each day the villa was cleaned while we were away. In addition, the villa has what we called a "magic wine rack" that was stocked with excellent wine from the estate. Each day we would drink a bottle or two (OK, maybe three), and the next day new bottles would appear in the rack when we returned to Il Mulino! The wine is not “free”, but it is reasonably priced. We really want one of these "magic wine racks" in our homes back in Texas, but I don't think they work the same outside of Il Mulino. (But we are having some of the wine send to us back home to try!)

Out of space, so I'll close by saying that Il Mulino is one of those amazing, beautiful and special places in the world that should not be missed.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, NY
5

We didn't want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had an absolutely fantastic stay at Il Mulino. Spacious, tastefully decorated with beautiful natural light throughout the day -- everything was perfect. The villa is indeed a special place that offers a chance to step back in time.

Be sure to request that Cristiana cook for you at least once during your stay. In addition to being so kind and fun to talk to, she is a fabulous chef. The meals she prepared were among the most enjoyable throughout our three-week tour of northern Italy.

The setting is completely private, at the end of a winding gravel path. Yet the property is central to many of the best little towns in Italy. It gave us the opportunity to visit well-traversed cities of Siena and Montepulciano as well as lesser known villages like Lucignano.

I only regret we couldn't stay longer. And so, I began thinking about when to book another week at Il Mulino on the flight back to New York and I have been raving about our experience since we landed.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely Lovely!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. The property is meticulously maintained. No attention to detail has been spared and the home is very well appointed. On a practical level (the things I always want to know when renting a home) the beds are comfortable, the linens are luxurious, the water is hot and the pressure is great, the supplies are ample. Everything is in the home is perfectly clean and in good working order. The staff was professional and responsive. We will be returning and I would not hesitate to recommend this property to others.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seatle, WA
5

Our week in paradise!

  • 5 of 5

First impressions took our breath away and by the end of our week in paradise nothing had changed our mind. One cool and wet day served to show us how welcoming a rustic paradise such as Il Mulino can be. Our daily visits from Cristiana were an absolute treat as too was the most unexpected delicious chocolate cake welcoming us home one day. Surrounding villages are magnificent, especially Lucignano, Pienza (an unexpected joy), Cortona and Montepulciano…fabulous!

Vanda was also very helpful throughout our stay, it has been simply the best experience!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Tuscan paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We have been looking forward to our stay at Il Mulino for almost a year…we have not been disappointed! A fabulous week has been spent in this beautiful place – we are taking many happy memories with us and a love for the Tuscan countryside!

Thank you so much to Cristiana, Michele and Vanda for all their care and assistance. Truly appreciated! We hope to return to Il Mulino one day soon…

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

An absolute joy for body and soul...

  • 5 of 5

‘Il Mulino’ is a true paradise! To find a place of such beauty, with so much character and authenticity has been an absolute joy. But who really makes Il Mulino and the Badia estate stand out is the wonderful team of people that take such precious care of the estate and the guests! Thank you Michele and Evelina for the delightful tour around la Badia and the stories about the heritage. Grazie Paolo for taking such great care of the garden, thank you Vanda for the welcome and a special thank you to Cristiana who surrounded us with loving care and absolutely delicious food! We will be back!!!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Florence Airport Peretola (FLR)
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Monte San Savino
Nearest Ferry
105 Miles
Piombino
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Golf Club Val di Chiana
Nearest Train
7.3 Miles
Sinalunga Stazione
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Autostrada del Sole A1
Nearest Restaurant
2.6 Miles
Ristorante La Rocca
Nearest Ski
106 Miles
Abetone
Nearest Beach
80 Miles
Follonica
Car: recommended

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