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Mill Conversion Beside Stream With Private Pool And Mountain Views!

Bedrooms 5
Space 43 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

6 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms. Private pool. Good for groups. WIFI, great views

This beautiful site of 3 converted traditional stone mill buildings is ideal for groups consisting of couples or families seeking to holiday together but with some privacy between them too! You can hire the main house with the others closed off for privacy, or hire two or three - very flexible.

There is 'Mulino Grande' which has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 kitchens, dining area, and living room . There is a large private garden complete with al fresco dining facilities for all, BBQ and hammock.

Then, on the same site but on the other side of the gardens are 'Piccolo Mulino' and 'Bambini'. These two cottage apartments which are built into the old aquaduct carrying water to the mill are cute options for couples /small families, both with privacy and their own large alfresco dining space too.

Bambini is a one bedroom, 1 shower room property with living/kitchen/diner, and large terrace with amazing views. Complete with outdoor dining furniture, and a pergola for shaded relaxing.

Piccolo Mulino is a studio type apartment with an open plan living/kitchen/diner which has a good quality large double sofa bed. There is a ladder style staircase leading to a mezzanine area with 2 single beds too. The old stone aqueduct, which once brought water to the mill to drive the millstones below, runs behind the apartment. The millstones of the old mill still work today and are used to obtain fine chestnut flour and corn flour; you can see the chestnuts being ground, as they were in days gone by.

Guests who stay in this apartment can also enjoy an external area at the edge of the chestnut woods, where the cool water of the nearby Fonticchi stream flows.

All 3 character properties, apart from sharing such a unique setting, have been restored with a great deal of love and care, boasting beamed ceilings, stone flooring, chestnut windows and so forth.

This really is a unique opportunity to stay on a site where one feels as though time has stood still. Pure relaxation and peace!

The gardens also boasts a large private gated pool, and a sunbathing area equipped with quality sunbeds.

It will be difficult to tear one-selves away!

More Details

Property Manager
Lorraine Venturelli
Member since: 2002
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Fabbriche di Vallico in Province of Lucca

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 43 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1, Casa Grande - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 Casa Grande - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3, Casa Grande - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom, Bimbini - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom Piccolo Mulino - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • All shower rooms are brand new.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Second floor, Casa Grande - 1 Large Double Bed , This bedroom has an adjoining relaxing/living area
    First floor Casa Grande - 1 Large Double Bed
    Twin room , first floor Casa Grande - 2 Single Bed
    Ground floor Casa Grande - 1 Large Double Bed
    Double room Bimbini - 1 Large Double Bed
    Mezzanine floor, Piccolo Mulino - 2 Single Bed
    Studio apartment, Piccolo Mulino - Quality double sofabed
  • DVD Player ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • festivals
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Beautiful spacious accommodation, loved by all who have stayed. Lots of outdoor space too. Romantic for groups of adults and also fantastic for family gatherings. And, you can walk to a restaurant too! This is a real treat and a totally unique place to stay .


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

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Mill Conversion Beside Stream With Private Pool And Mountain Views!
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews

A little bit of heaven

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks here with extended family including 6 children under 4 . We were very conscious of the stairs however we had no issues and absolutely loved the house, the pool and the setting. You just need to watch the smaller ones. The drive up here is worth it for the amazing views and the tranquility it affords . We visited Lucca and some of our party hired bikes and rode the city wall , loved Pisa and Barga others in our party went to Florence and then to Maranello to see the cars! Of course the sunshine and beautiful Italian food ,pasta. Pizza and ice cream just make you fall in love with Italy in general!

We loved Restarante Da Sandra ......amazing value and beautiful food ....we took all the children....and we were made to feel very welcome !

We have between 15 of us seen 1 fox 3 badgers, 2 black squirrels, a couple of small black headed grass snakes and one large snake visited us by the pool ! Up in smaller houses they had a few scorpions ......four in total but easily removed!

This place is magical for those who like to be away from the crowds .....for us grandparents who like to spend time with children and grandchildren it was perfection .

thank you for sharing this lovely Home with us

Karen and Alan Shropshire August 2017

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your detailed 5 star review Karen and Alan. We also love this place - such am amazing adventure, with total privacy and beautiful views, the large pool etc and as you say all the wildlife. There are often also deer... As you say this is a magical getaway!!! For future guests do note that it is in fact incredibly unusual to see snakes in this area and they are not venomous. Also if you do find a scorpion (which again is quite rare) they are the small european type and not poisonous!
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Beautiful property very high in the mountains

  • 3 of 5

While the home and grounds were beautiful, and the owners were very accommodating and welcoming, the property is somewhat difficult to reach. If you plan on staying at the home and exploring the surrounding fantastic villages in the area, it is perfect and highly recommended. However, if you plan on exploring nearby cities such as Lucca, Pisa, and Florence, the drive up/down the mountain from the main road is somewhat tedious and makes the drive about 45 minutes from Lucca.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. The owners, although conscious this was not the location you were looking for were pleased to have been able to accommodate you at very short notice when you were let down by someone managing another property, and couldn't find an alternative. It really is a rural retreat and off the beaten track but still only 45 mins from Lucca as you say. We are happy to hear that whilst being in the depths of the countryside, and not your orginal chosen location closer to Cities, that you did enjoy the beautiful property and grounds! Best wishes to you all.
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  • 5 of 5

Borgo Mulino was fantastic, very high quality build and good standard overall, clean , well equipped , pool was great.

Weather was hot in the day but the mountain air cools you down in the evening.

The local restaurant at the top of the hill is great value and really nice.

Its literally in the middle of nowhere which was perfect for our large group.

The staff who met us on arrival were really nice and helpful- they assisted us in booking a restaurant and finding some lost luggage

The driving should not be underestimated though !

Over all 5/5 , seriously good :)

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. It is good to hear you had a great time and loved the place! It is a credit to the owners. We have also eaten a few times at the restaurant up the hill and found it good value and the food was great... glad you enjoyed it too. Lorraine at Tuscan-retreats
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Stunning Property nestled in the hills of Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time in Borgo Mullino. The views are stunning, the houses impeccable and the owners unfailingly friendly and helpful. The property is circa 40 minutes drive from Lucca through beautiful countryside. In the local area we went canyoning, paragliding rock-climbing and walking, all of which were great. As the houses are up in the hills/mountains, the temperature is pleasantly warm but never gets to the uncomfortable levels of the valleys.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear you found the views stunning and that you made the most of the countryside and the activities on offer! You are right, the slightly cooler temperature means relaxing outside is not stifling and there is the added bonus of naturally cool rooms to sleep in at night! We hope to welcome you again. Lorraine at Tuscan-retreats
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Stunning setting well beyond expectations

  • 5 of 5

We arrived on the second week of a three week holiday in Tuscany to be met by Sauro and Marita who were very welcoming. Whilst the the property is a little off the beat and track it is a must for anyone wanting a relaxing get away from it all location. First impressions when we arrived were wow ,the property, location and setting were just stunning. For the whole two week stay we could not pick a fault .The only negative that i could add to this review was that we had to leave at the end of our holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review - it is great to hear you found the place to be perfect! I have to say I never want to leave when I visit! Sauro and Marita would love to welcome you again. Lorraine at
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A fantastic break for three families

  • 5 of 5

The garden and houses were much bigger than we expected and were more than enough for our party of 3 families (6 adults and 5 children). We didn't even need to use one of the houses. They were well appointed and comfortable but we spent a lot more time outside than inside anyway.

The pool is a great size, especially for older children (all of ours were over 10) and a lot of time was spent in there. The garden was great to walk around with plenty of wildlife including an abundance of geckos and one day a deer (behind a fence). The stream running through the garden was very pretty and even included a waterfall (more photos of the garden on the website would be good).

This part of Tuscany is very scenic but as a result the road from the main valley to the house is windy but not scary if driven at normal driving speed rather than Italian style! Despite the rural location we still managed to visit Lucca, Pisa, and Florence on day trips as well as enjoy the scenery on the doorstep.

This is a great property for a group of families provided that you want to be in a peaceful rural location rather than in the middle of a tourist resort.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are glad you had a good time and enjoyed this beautiful spacious setting with beautiful well kept gardens (including hammock!). We will get some photos of the stream and waterfall. Great to hear you made lots of use of the pool and also managed to visit the area. We hope you enjoyed also the local restaurant. Sauro and Marita send their best wishes. Thanks again, Lorraine at
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1.8 Kilometres
Vallico di Sotto
Nearest Golf
78 Kilometres
Forte dei Marmi
Nearest Train
18 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
42 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Vallico di Sopra [ open weekends out of season]
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
72 Kilometres
Car: necessary

This is a wonderfully unique setting! Located in the grounds of an old mill, some of which is still intact. There are still parts of the orginal aquaduct attached to one of the buildings, and the 'borgo' is set beside a stream, which cascades into little pools (lovely for cooling off in!). Internally there are working millstones.

There is loads of space for exploring, and walking and relaxing, and there is a feeling of pure peace, with just the sound of the stream cascading in the background.

Set high in the hills, overlooking countryside, and a mediaeval village below, and with the mountains in the background, this really is a heavenly location!

Whilst set in the depths of the countryside, amongst beech woods and chestnut trees, the site is located within walking distance of a couple of restaurants, and there is a reasonable selection within a 15 min drive too with more thereafter. There is also a little village shop in the local village, and each of the villages on the way down the hill have a little bar and shop too....The drive to the supermarket/hypermarket is less than half hour in both North and South of the valley.

If you can tear yourselves away from this little piece of paradise some distances for trips out are below:

Pisa - 1 hr 15 mins - visit the famous leaning tower and more besides.

Florence - just under 2 hours - great day out when it is not too hot. Visit the Uffizzi, Ponte Vecchio, Michelangelo's David, meander along the Arno.

Lucca - under an hour . A mediaeval fully walled city, often voted the best city in Italy! Cycle the fully intact walls, relax in the parks, have a cappuccino in many of the large piazzas watching the world go by... The birthplace of Puccini, you can go to an opera recital most evenings, dine in the many restaurants, visit the 99(!) churches, climb the towers or shop til you drop in the shaded mediaeval streets.....

Barga - a beautiful mediaeval town, well known for its arty feel, and its good restaurants. In high season there is often live music in the evenings, and there is an annual jazz festival. Beautiful views abound!

Castelnuovo - local market town 30 mins.

Grotta del Vento - Wind Caves - 45 mins

Parco di Levegliese - country adventure park with torrentismo/canyoning/rock climbing - 45 mins

Spa town of Bagni di lucca - 40 mins

And lots more besides!

Beat the crowd in olde worlde Italy in a medieaval setting, but join the crowd when you wish!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Fabbriche di Vallico, Lucca Area

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Summer 6 bed 5 bath
30 Jun 2018 - 9 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High summer special offer
10 Aug 2018 - 17 Aug 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
High Summer
18 Aug 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4 bed 3 bath option privacy
25 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer 4 bed3 bath option
1 Sep 2018 - 12 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Low Season 4 bed 3 bath option
13 Oct 2018 - 26 Apr 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Summer 4 bed 3 bath
27 Apr 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
High Summer 6 beds 5 bath
29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer 4 bed3 bath option
31 Aug 2019 - 11 Oct 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax £0.88 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 14 years.

NB - The Stay Tax of €1 per person per night, is applicable for a maximum of 5 nights and is payable in cash on arrival.

ALL RATES ARE FOR FULL PRIVACY * Price in High Summer is for 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, full privacy - large house plus two 1 bedroom properties. Prices for Summer, Late Summer and Low Season where detailed are for 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, full privacy- additional 1 bedroom apartments can be hired for an additional 250E per week each but will be closed off if not required. Totally flexible!

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