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

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Space 3,444 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

5 Double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 10

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.

More Details

Owner
Michiel Bicker Caarten
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2017

Why Michiel Bicker Caarten chose Lucca Province

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.

Amenities

Capannori Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3444 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Ensuite deluxe bathroom with claw-foot bathtub and shower
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , bathroom shared with bedroom 5
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , bathroom shared with bedroom 4
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , ensuite bathroom
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 3 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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)

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Restored old mill, 5 bedrooms, large swimming pool and brook
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
5

Peace in Pieve

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Habas, Aquitaine, France
5

Wonderful location Great stay

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful stay among friends

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hilversum
5

Great holiday in the Mulino

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
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5

Great stay in lovely valley villa

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mike A!. Glad you liked it.
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Vienna, Austria
5

my way in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Ferry
61 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Train
13 Kilometres
Lucca
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Capannori
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Pizzeria Il Tiglio
Nearest Beach
39 Kilometres
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, 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.

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Rates & Availability

Capannori Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring 2017
Apr 29 2017 - Jun 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,179
 
 
Peak 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,486
 
 
Sep-Oct 2017
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,724
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,724
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0
Refundable damage deposit $217.89

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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