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

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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 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 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.

Owner

Member since: 2006

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 12/01/2016

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 queen, 1 baby crib

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

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    bathroom shared with bedroom 5...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen

    bathroom shared with bedroom 4...moreless

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

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    ensuite bathroom...moreless

  • 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....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:

    Tons of guidebooks, several dozen novels...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television:

    No live TV, the screen is for games and films...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • 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...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking:

    Space for two cars on the gravel driveway, 3 in a pinch...moreless

  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless throughout with extenders...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker:

    Filter, Nespresso and traditional espresso...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Ample dishes and glassware, pots and pans for real cooking...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    New, purchased 2016...moreless

  • Freezer:

    Freezer department on top of tall fridge...moreless

  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Gas stove, electric oven; fully equipped. We cook regularly...moreless

  • Microwave:

    On the counter...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    There are two small, under-counter fridges and a third tall one in a corner of the dining room/kitchen...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Directions to golf courses in the area are in the library...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    There is a large trampoline in the back of the garden...moreless

  • 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...moreless

  • Terrace

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    6x12 metres, 2+ metres deep at the deep end. Steps at the shallow end...moreless

Property Descriptor

  • Detached
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
Apr 29 - Jun 3, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,133
Peak 2017
Jun 17 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,413
Sep-Oct 2017
Sep 3 - Oct 28, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,667
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$2,667

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $0.00
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $213.33

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
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Pizzeria Il Tiglio
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 Capannori LU, Italy:
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
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 12/01/2016

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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 bath in the master bedroom. Also with shower, washbasin and toilet.

    The bath in the master bedroom. Also with shower, washbasin and toilet.

  • The ceiling, groundfloor double bedroom with adjacent bathroom.

    The ceiling, groundfloor double bedroom with adjacent bathroom.

  • 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

  • The main upper floor bathroom, with bidet, toilet and wash basin.

    The main upper floor bathroom, with bidet, toilet and wash basin.

  • Middle double bedroom, upper floor, with adjacent bathroom.

    Middle double bedroom, upper floor, with adjacent bathroom.

  • Groundfloor bathroom with shower, bidet, washbasin and toilet.

    Groundfloor bathroom with shower, bidet, washbasin and toilet.

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