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Mountain mill house with excellent views down to Lucca.
Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 double bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Large double bedroom with king-sized bed and built-in oak wardrobe. Two bedside cabinets with lamps. Solid oak floors and Tuscan stone walls. Two chests of drawers. Upright fan. Millstone covered with cushions and sheepskin rugs. Velux roof lights for star gazing from your bed. Traditional wooden window shutters. Spectacular views down to Lucca.
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 14 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children not allowed - not suitable for childrennot suitable for children
No pets - pets not allowedpets not allowed
No smoking - non-smoking onlynon-smoking only
Max guests: 2
Minimum age of primary renter: 18
- Electricity: 40KWh per week is provided free of charge, and should be ample for requirements. Usage over that amount will be charged at 30p per Kwh.
- A mobile phone number must be provided in case of emergency
- Guests must provide, before their stay, passport photographs. This is to comply with Italian law.
Cleaned with disinfectant
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
Minimum two-day vacancy between guests’ stays
Hosted by Peter Cross / Maria CrossAsk a question
About Peter Cross / Maria Cross
I am an architect with a love of all things Italian. When I saw this disused chestnut mill in its own woodland garden, overlooking Lucca, I knew it would make the perfect retreat. It was quite a task, having remained derelict since the 1930s, but it was worth it. We restored the Mill using local materials and local craftsmen, determined to maintain the character and reflect the working origins of this beautiful building.
Peter Cross / Maria Cross purchased this Mill in 2004
Why Peter Cross / Maria Cross chose Gello
The Mill is ideally located, being less than an hour's drive from Pisa airport. Gello is a beautiful, typical Tuscan mountain village. Life there is very traditional - the locals still work the land, according to the seasons, with harvests of grapes, chestnuts, olives and porcini mushrooms to look forward to every year. Gello is full of rustic charm, yet still within easy reach of nearby cities including Florence, Pisa and Lucca and the beach resorts around Viarreggio.
What makes this Mill unique
The Mill is the perfect romantic retreat for a couple. It has its own woodland garden and terrace, and despite being in a village enjoys a great deal of privacy. There are direct views across the valley to the city of Lucca. A stream runs down the mountain alongside the mill. Being in the Mill provides a sense of the historical relevance of the building, with its grinding stones and other reminders of its former purpose. The chestnut is revered in this part of Italy as it was the staple food of the mountain dwellers, and the Mill was an essential and integral part of village life. The Mill offers peace and quiet in beautiful surroundings, and a south facing terrace which looks down the valleys towards Lucca. You don't have to travel far to enjoy the benefits of the regions of Garfagnano and the Serchio Valley, or one of the most beautiful, 'secret' cities in Italy, Lucca. Florence, Pisa and the Cinque Terre are within easy driving distance, and beach resorts and even a ski resort are all within an hour's drive.
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