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Restored Old Mill, 5 Bedrooms, Large Swimming Pool and Stream

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The view from the pool in June 2011

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Last updated: 09/08/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Massa Macinaia villa description

Conveniently located just 30 minutes from Pisa airport, the Mulino is an authentic water mill dating from the 17th century, completely renovated in 2005/6 to become a luxurious holiday home with picturesque views of the hills of Lucca and its own stream. Plumbing, electricity and central heating are all new, as is the large pool (12x6m). Five double bedrooms and three large bedrooms have been created and filled with antique furniture and beds with new quality mattresses. The ancient tree-trunk sized beams and terracotta tiles have been preserved and an ancient aquaduct that brought water to the mill until 1978 sill stands in the 4,500m (1 acre) garden. The house is cool in summer thanks to the thick walls. The kitchen is spacious - we love to cook ourselves - and equipped to a high standard. The Mulino is 12 km from the walls of Lucca and 6 km from the A11 Lucca-Florence motorway, taking you to Florence in 50 minutes. Pisa is 30 minutes away. Siena about 1-1/2 hours.


How accessible is the property?: The property is on the first and second floors of an old mill. To access the property you have to climb a flight of stone steps. It is therefore not suitable for people in wheelchairs.

Is a car essential?: To get to the property initially you would need to take a taxi or have your own car, and once there it is handy to have a car to get around and see the sights. However, you can satisfy many of your local needs locally, walking 5 minutes to the shop, the bus to town and 10 minutes to the local restaurant and pizzeria. Also, we provide bicycles for you to get to the next pizzeria and the tennis courts.

Is it close to the beach?: It is relatively close to the popular Italian beaches of Marina di Pisa, Viarreggio, Lido di Camaiore and Marina di Pietrasanta. It takes 35 minutes to get there.

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 320 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Considered
          • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 baby crib

            Ensuite deluxe bathroom with claw-foot bathtub and shower...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

            ensuite bathroom...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            ensuite bathroom...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

            bathroom shared with 5...moreless

          • Bedroom 5: 1 queen

            bathroom shared with 4...moreless

          • The property sleeps 10 adults/children and could accommodate 1-2 smaller children in a cot or sofabed. Bedrooms 1 and and 3 are big enough to accommodate this. Inside layout: Bedroom 1 - 2nd floor, three windows, facing West/South:- a king-size double bed overlooking the garden and pool, with deluxe bathroom. Bedroom 2 - 2nd floor, one window, facing South:- two twin beds overlooking the stream, ensuite bathroom; Bedroom 3 -2nd floor - three windows, facing East/South:- two twin beds overlooking olive groves, family bathroom shared with bedroom 4. Bedroom 4 - 1st floor, one window, facing South:- a queen-size bed overlooking the terrace. Shared bathroom (next door); Bedroom 5 -1st floor, two windows, facing South/East:- a queen-size bed overlooking the terrace and olive groves. Shared bathroom (next door); Outside: bikes, very large trampoline, pool, stream, garden....moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, bidet

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, tub, shower, bidet

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 2 is designed to accommodate children in particular. It has a bath, shower, WC, bidet. Bathroom 3 is luxurious and aimed at adults. It has WC, stone-floored shower, claw-foot bath. Bathroom 1 has a stone-floored shower, WC, bidet, and a lovely view of olive trees....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • 3 bicycles are available. The local village tennis courts, with two courts, are 1.5 km away and in our experience always available (EUR 10 per hour)...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Family
              • Historic

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Forests
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Pond
              • Restaurants
              • Waterfalls
              • Winery Tours

              Leisure Activities

              • Horseback Riding
              • Walking

              Location Type

                  • Rural

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis

                  Dining

                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 10 people

                  General

                  • Broadband Access
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Fireplace
                  • Firewood
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Parking
                  • Sunbed
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Kitchen

                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Freezer
                  • Grill
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Balcony
                  • Barbecue
                  • Beach Chairs
                  • Beach Towels
                  • Bicycles
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Porch / Veranda
                  • Tennis
                  • Terrace

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Private Pool

                      Property Descriptor

                          • Detached
                           

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                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Mid-season
                          Sep 7 - Oct 30, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          €1,800
                          Low
                          Oct 31 - Dec 15, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          €1,800

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Refundable Damage Deposit €200
                          • Pet Fee €0
                          • Taxes Not included

                          Notes:

                          The rental rate includes all bed linen and two towels, one for outside, one for in. It includes the initial cleaning, the weekly cleaning (in the event of bookings for two weeks or more). A deposit is EUR 200 payable in advance, preferably by interbank transfer when making the final payment. The cost of additional days, if available, is one seventh of the applicable weekly rate.


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                          Location

                          40 Kilometres
                          Nearest Airport
                          Pisa
                          61 Kilometres
                          Nearest Ferry
                          Livorno
                          13 Kilometres
                          Nearest Train
                          Lucca
                          6 Kilometres
                          Nearest Motorway
                          Capannori
                          39 Kilometres
                          Nearest Beach
                          Beach

                          Car: Recommended

                          Located 12 km south of Lucca, surrounded by olive groves, it's an ideal base from which to combine culture with comfortable accommodation amid calm, scenic surroundings. The village Pieve di Compito is in the 'Compitese' - an area famous for its produce, particularly its olive oil. The terrain is relatively flat and wooded, flanked by picturesque mountains and crossed by streams, making it ideal for walking and biking. Pieve, togheter with its sister village Sant'Andrea di Compito, is the 'village of camelias' - it hosts the annual camelia fair in springtime, attracting horticulturalists and amateur gardeners from as far afield as Japan. Five minutes' walk from the property is a village shop with good local produce and local wines. Bus service to Lucca at 100m. Supermarket at 3km. The local tennis courts are at 1.5km. The nearby villages are nice to visit. It is 20 minutes to Lucca, under 1 hour to Florence, 35 minutes to Pisa and just over 1 hour to Volterra, San Gimignano and Sien

                          Golf: Montecatini Golf Club, Via Dei Brogi 5, Loc Pievaccia, 51015 Monsummano Terme, Pistoia. Tel: +39 0572 62218 Fax: +39 0572 617435. Architect: M. Croze. 18 holes: 5,857m: par 72. Set primarily amongst olive groves Montecatini is quite hilly although you tend to play through the valleys and along the ridges. Lovely stone clubhouse where a warm welcome awaits.

                          Tirrenia Golf Club, Viale San Guido, 56018 Tirrenia (Pisa) Tel: +39 050 37518 Fax: +39050 33286

                          Links course.

                          Castelfalfi G & C C, 50050 Montaione (Florence) Tel: 0571 698093 Fax: 0571 698098 Castelfalfi has some spectacular holes set over gently undulating typical Tuscan terrain. It could easily be combined with a visit to San Gimignano.

                          Poggio Dei Medici Golf Club, Via S Gavino 27, 50038 Scarperia (Florence) Tel:+39 055 843 0436 Fax: +39 055 843 0439. The purest of Tuscan settings for this great test of golf. A modern design which utilises the contours of the sweeping terrain.

                          Casentino Golf Club, Via Fronzola 6, Loc Il Palazzo, 52014 Poppi (Arezzo) Tel: +39 0575 529810 Fax:+39 0575 520167

                          Acqubona Golf Club, ACQUABONA 57037 PORTOFERRAIO (Livorno) Tel: +39 0565 940066 Fax: +39 0565 940066

                          Punta Ala Golf Club, Via Del Golf 1, 58040 Punta Ala (Grosseto) Tel: +39 0564 922121 Fax: +39 0564 920182

                          Garfagnana Golf Club, Loc. Bracciocorti, Pieve Fosciana - 55032 (Lucca). Tel: +39 0583 65169 Fax: +39 058362954

                          Ski: At 1-1/2 hours north, at Abetone.

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2004

                          Why the Owner Chose Massa Macinaia:
                          We have always liked the Lucca area. We first visited for a wedding in 1992. The mill itself is ancient and authentic. It was built back in the 1690s. yet it has only ever had three sets of owners, including ourselves. It is in a beautiful rural setting, yet not too cut off from amenities and people. The immediate area is flat and suited to cycling and walking, while the mountains are closeby and form a nice backdrop for the garden.


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                          Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch

                           

                          Photos

                          • The view from the pool in June 2011

                            The view from the pool in June 2011

                          • June 2014

                            June 2014

                          • Spring 2013

                            Spring 2013

                          • The south terrace - one of three dining areas

                            The south terrace - one of three dining areas

                          • The west side, rosemary, roses and figs

                            The west side, rosemary, roses and figs

                          • Twin bedroom, east facing

                            Twin bedroom, east facing

                          • Living room and door to south terrace

                            Living room and door to south terrace

                          • The main terrace with dining for 10+

                            The main terrace with dining for 10+

                          • Cherries from our trees, spring 2014

                            Cherries from our trees, spring 2014

                          • The 'upper garden'

                            The 'upper garden'

                          • The 'Pieve' (country church) in the background

                            The 'Pieve' (country church) in the background

                          • The garden looking west from the terrace

                            The garden looking west from the terrace

                          • 6 June 2014, 7am

                            6 June 2014, 7am

                          • The Dining Room and millstone bar

                            The Dining Room and millstone bar

                          • Bedroom 1 overlooks the pool (west facing)

                            Bedroom 1 overlooks the pool (west facing)

                          • Bedroom overlooking the south terrace

                            Bedroom overlooking the south terrace

                          • A shady spot, very welcome in summer

                            A shady spot, very welcome in summer

                          • The tennis courts are 1.5 km away

                            The tennis courts are 1.5 km away

                          €1,800 per week (EUR)
                          6

                          5 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 10

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                          Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                          Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch
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