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Luxury secluded villa in Tuscany with private pool.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 3,013 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedroom villa to sleep 8 (+ travel cots) just outside the town of Volterra.

Il Vecchio Mulino is a recently restored former mill just outside the ancient Etruscan town of Volterra in central Tuscany. The villa is located at the end of a long drive in a secluded rural valley providing the ultimate get away location. The property has been restored to a high standard and incorporates many original features of the building with a modern edge. The house is situated in a large, very private, garden surrounded by ancient woodland. The huge swimming pool is set on a paved terrace and is split into three pools, a shallow child’s pool, a lane for swimming lengths and the main pool area. There are furnished stone terraces around the house and a barbecue and dining area for alfresco dining.

Volterra is located in the heart of Tuscany and provides the perfect base to explore the region. The sea is in easy reach at Cecina (35km) and San Gimignano (20km), Florence (50km), Pisa (37km) and Siena are all nearby.

All modern conveniences are available including washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave.

The large landscaped garden has several seating areas and terraces. There is a small stream running through the edge of one area of the garden. The pool and garden are regularly maintained during the week.

Please note that the road to the house is a private gravel road and is bumpy in parts! To reach the house you must cross a small ford.

More Details

Owner
Anna Lipani
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2017

About Anna Lipani

We are a family with an Italian background and a love of Italy, especially the food. Both my husband's parents are Italian and have now retired back to Italy. My father is Italian but has lived in the UK for many years. As a result of our family history, and our love of all things Italian we decided to buy a property there. Since buying and restoring the house (it was derelict when we purchased it) our own family has grown and we now have two daughters. They love being at the house and especially enjoy the swimming pool and it is a pleasure for us to pass on our love of Italy to them, and hopefully others who visit.

Anna Lipani purchased this villa in 2004

Why Anna Lipani chose Pisa Province

We picked this property to purchase because of it's location. It is so peaceful and secluded, a welcome break from our hectic lifestyles in London. Yes you don't always have great mobile phone signal and you get the odd power cut but for us that is all part of the charm!

Although the house is private you are close to the town of Volterra which we love. There are some great restaurants and friendly people who have become our friends. You are also near enough to visit Sienna, Florence and the beach and not too far from Pisa airport, making it easy for us to head over whenever we fancy!

What makes this villa unique

The WOW factor of the house is the HUGE pool, that my husband designed. It is by far the biggest I have ever seen at a rental villa. The house has private gardens all around the property and as our nearest neighbours are not near you do not need to worry about noise etc.

Amenities

Volterra Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3013 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , En-suite to Bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , En-suite to Bedroom 2
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , En-suite to Bedroom 3
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , En-suite with bath.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , En-suite with bath.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , En-suite with shower.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , .
  • The living room has two sofa beds that could be used for additional guests. Two travel cots are also available.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Ground Floor - Living room with TV (DVD player only) , dining area, fully equipped kitchen with glass floor (including dishwasher,microwave, coffee machine and large 5 ring hob), cloakroom. Access to utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer. First Floor - Two double rooms both with en-suite bathrooms (bath/showers). A further double bedroom with en-suite wet room, one twin room. Basement - two large sofas, Pool table

Reviews

5/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

Luxury secluded villa in Tuscany with private pool.
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
5

Absolutely beautiful villa...

  • 5 of 5

...with original features in a secluded location yet only a 5 minutes drive into Volterra. The pool was extremely inviting on the hot days and the local area is very rich with history. The villa itself was very clean and tidy, I will definitely be returning next year!

Thanks again, it made our holiday!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Pisa Airport
Nearest Ferry
90 Miles
Livorno
Nearest Train
44 Miles
Pontedera
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Colle Val d'Elsa
Car: necessary

Il Vecchio Mulino is situated just outside Volterra,a charming town with an unspoiled atmosphere, discovered by those who enjoy its quiet beauty and great location. This original Etruscan hilltop settlement, sitting atop an enormous bluff and surrounded by strong walls is a jewel of Roman, Etruscan, medieval, and Renaissance art. It is a city of magnificent vistas from farmlands to mountain views. There are plenty of great restaurants and bars in the town, perfect for wine and food lovers. The town is also famous for it's locally produced alabaster

San Gimigano, Sienna, Pisa and Florence are all nearby with their fantastic attractions, shops and restaurants. The famous outlet malls are also worth a visit outside Florence for fashion lovers.

The nearest beach is only 30 minutes away by car at Cecina and the glamorous beach resort of Forti di Marmi is just over an hour away.

Other Activities: Cooking courses, truffle hunting, quad biking

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Rates & Availability

Volterra Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
June
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$446
$2,717
 
 
Mid Season
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 14 2017
5 night minimum stay
$3,234
 
 
High Season
Jul 15 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,881
 
 
Low Season
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$446
$2,717
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$2,587
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $1,293.62

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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