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Restored old mill, 5 bedrooms, large swimming pool and brook

Pieve di Compito LU, Italy
  • Villa2583 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

5 Double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 10

ONLY ONE WEEK REMAINING THIS SUMMER - 30 JUNE-7 JULY! Conveniently located just 40 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 babbling stream. Plumbing, electricity and central heating are all new, as is the large pool (12x6m). Five double bedrooms and three large bathrooms 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 still stands in the 4,500m2 (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 40 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 takes about 45 minutes realistically to get to the popular Italian beaches of Marina di Pisa, Viareggio, Lido di Camaiore and Marina di Pietrasanta.


Michiel Bicker Caarten

Member Since 2006
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Calendar last updated:
Feb 24, 2018
Why Michiel Bicker Caarten chose Pieve di Compito

We have always liked the Lucca area. We first visited for a wedding in 1992. The mill itself is ancient and authentic. The oldest part dates back to 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 close by and form a nice backdrop for the garden.

What makes this Villa unique

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    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, 1 baby crib, Ensuite deluxe bathroom with claw-foot bathtub and shower
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single, ensuite bathroom
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon
      • Bedroom 4
        1 queen, bathroom shared with bedroom 5
      • Bedroom 5
        1 queen, bathroom shared with bedroom 4
      • The property sleeps 10 adults/children and could accommodate an additional 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:- one queen-size bed overlooking the stream, ensuite bathroom; Bedroom 3 -2nd floor, three windows, facing East and South:- two single beds overlooking olive groves, family bathroom shared with bedroom 2. Bedroom 4 - 1st floor, one window, facing South:- two single beds. Shared bathroom (next door); Bedroom 5 -1st floor, two windows, facing South and East:- a queen-size bed overlooking the olive groves. Shared bathroom (next door). Outside: bikes, very large trampoline, pool, stream, garden.


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, bidet
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, tub, shower, bidet
      • 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.

      Location Type

        • Rural


            • Family
            • Historic


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                    • Broadband Access
                    • Fireplace
                    • Firewood
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Parking
                      Space for two cars on the gravel driveway, 3 in a pinch
                    • Sunbed
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Tumble Dryer
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet
                      Wireless throughout with extenders


                        • Kitchen
                          Gas stove, electric oven; fully equipped. We cook regularly
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Ample dishes and glassware, pots and pans for real cooking
                        • Dishwasher
                          New, purchased 2016
                        • Freezer
                          Freezer department on top of tall fridge
                        • Grill
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Filter, Nespresso and traditional espresso
                        • Microwave
                          On the counter
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                          There are two small, under-counter fridges and a third tall one in a corner of the dining room/kitchen
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Table inside seats 10; outside fixed slab table seats 10 under the ombrelloni; on the front terrace, another dining table with 10 seats
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 10 people


                                • Books
                                  Tons of guidebooks, several dozen novels
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                • Television
                                  No live TV, the screen is for games and films
                                • Video Library


                                    • Golf
                                      Directions to golf courses in the area are in the library
                                    • Balcony
                                    • Beach Towels
                                    • Bicycles
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Beach Chairs
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      There is a large trampoline in the back of the garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Porch / Veranda
                                    • Tennis
                                      The are public tennis courts in San Andrea di Compito, 5 min drive away; they are almost always available if you book for a minuscule fee
                                    • Terrace


                                        • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Private Pool
                                              6x12 metres, 2+ metres deep at the deep end. Steps at the shallow end


                                                • autumn foliage
                                                • churches
                                                • forests
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • pond
                                                • restaurants
                                                • waterfalls
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • Babysitter
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • golf privileges optional
                                                            • ice skating
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • skiing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis


                                                                • 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)

                                                                  7 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Great holiday in the Mulino

                                                                  Hanna B.Hilversum

                                                                  We had a really nice family holiday in the Mulino. During our stay we enjoyed both the nature and the culture (Lucca, Florence and Pisa are nearby). Also relaxing: reading books beside the swimming pool and the children were happy with internet/wifi. The house is cosy as well as luxurious. We had BBQ's in the garden, their is the possibility to invite an Italian cook and there are a lot of restaurants in the neighboorhood. We would love to go there again!

                                                                  Peace in Pieve

                                                                  Jan C.

                                                                  We had a marvellous stay in Il Mulino, and will certainly return. The house has been wonderfully restored and furnished by Emma's hard work, and the attention to details makes a big difference. Samples of some of the wonderful local produce were awaiting us, and the local helper/caretaker is terrifically helpful if you have questions about anything from local restaurants to renting scooters for teenagers to finding the best beaches on the coast. Ideal house for a big family (or two more modest-sized ones), with plenty of relaxation space so that no one needs to feel crowded. The various terraces and lovely garden with babbling stream are a delight, and we never tired of the views. The surrounding hills and nearby villages are fascinating and great for walking and climbing (or rough running), and when the need for civilisation arises, Lucca is 15 mins away. Who can beat it?

                                                                  Jan & Edi et al.

                                                                  Wonderful location Great stay

                                                                  Anna S.Habas, Aquitaine, France

                                                                  Set amidst the Pisan hills and surrounded by the tranquillity of the typical Tuscan countryside stands Mulino, a spacious house which was once a watermill and has been restructured with the greatest regard to detail by the owner himself. Thanks to its strategic position, the house is the ideal choice for beach, art and nature lovers. Just a few kilometres from the main historical-medieval towns of Tuscany like Volterra, Lucca, Pisa, Siena, Florence, from the renowned Costa degli Etruschi with its many and various beaches and from the numerous cellars for tasting famous wines such as Sassicaia and Ornellaia; We stayed in Mulino in June 2010 with [5] couples and had an absolutely marvellous time.

                                                                  Bas Snijders

                                                                  Wonderful stay among friends

                                                                  Monique d.

                                                                  We had a wonderful mini-holiday with friends, The villa is located in a quiet and peaceful village, so we could rest and read at the pool, but good restaurants were not too far away, as well as Florence, Pisa and Lucca we visited. It felt Italian and the villa is very comfortable and spacious. It is a perfect address to spend a holiday with family and friends, it is luxourous as well as relaxed to stay there, feel italian drinking wines and eating olives.We will come back!

                                                                  my way in Tuscany

                                                                  mad martyVienna, Austria

                                                                  Togehter with 9 other friends we enjoyed one famous week in the heart of the Tuscany. I really can recommend a stay in the old mill as excellent homebase for holidays there. Not only the close distance to the sea furthermore as a great point to start a sightseeing tour to exciting points. The combination of the house and the pool is perfect. We enjoyed the time... In short: choose it, for a rememberable holiday.

                                                                  Great stay in lovely valley villa

                                                                  Mike A.

                                                                  We had a great time in this lovely villa with our family and a couple of friends. It has an extraordinary charming and stylish interior, spacious as well, and a great garden with terrific pool. Good for lazy poolside holidays but also a great base for getaways in Tuscany like beautiful Lucca closeby.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thanks Mike A!. Glad you liked it.


                                                                  Pieve di Compito LU, Italy

                                                                  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, together 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.

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  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.

                                                                  7 Reviews
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