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Il Mulino - Farmhouse with pool near Lucignano

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 2 reviews

Farmhouse | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Mulino in Italian means Mill and this house used to be the mill of the estate. It still retains some of the original features including the two long stone walls which used to channel the water from a nearby stream towards the mill. Today these two walls form a natural enclosure for the pool.

Il Mulino is a building that has evolved over time, bit by bit. It began as a tower and then grew with the needs of each new generation, acquiring additions and extensions as the years went by. The result is a fairytale house with plenty of nooks and crannies, doors and passageways and steps leading “upstairs and downstairs and in my lady's chamber”.

On the ground floor is a large living and dining room with a fireplace and French windows leading onto a terrace covered in vines for al fresco meals. The well-equipped kitchen has a marble-topped table for informal breakfasts as well as an adjacent larder; as well as a single bedroom with shower, and a laundry room.

The first floor has three bedrooms and three bathrooms. A further double and single bedroom with bath are at the end of an outdoor passage.

Garden:

The garden has many inviting corners for reading, writing or dozing in the shade, all fully equipped with outdoor furniture.

Private Pool 4,50 x 15 metres,

Outdoor shower

Irrigated lawns

Teak sun beds and deck chairs

Vine covered pergola for outdoor meals

Many sheltered spots for sitting or lying outside

Automatic gate

Il Mulino lies 30 km south of Arezzo. The closest village with shopping facilities 5 km from the estate is Lucignano, a typically Tuscan hilltop village famous for its streets arranged in a circle.

Size Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Florence 110 km, Nearest railway: Arezzo 30 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
Pool Private outdoor pool (unheated)
General Central heating, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites
Furniture Single beds (6), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

The well-equipped kitchen has a traditional wooden table for informal breakfasts, and an adjacent larder. Also on the ground floor, but with a separate entrance, is a single room with shower.

The house is equipped with IPod stereo connection kit, 2 hair dryers, fans in all bedrooms except the ground floor single and screens on all bedroom windows.

Bedlinen (pure white cotton), a set of 3 towels per person, pool towels, kitchen towels.

In the house you will find salt, pepper, sugar, oil and vinegar.

Soaps and detergents Washing up liquid and new sponge, dishwasher detergent, soap powder for the washing machine, a soapbar in every bathroom, toilet paper, detergent for the bathrooms are provided.

Further details outdoors

The garden has many inviting corners for reading, writing or dozing in the shade, all fully equipped with outdoor furniture.

4 bicycles for adults and one for children are in the house, more can be hired in Lucignano

The private pool is open from mid May to the end of September. You will find an outdoor shower close to the pool. Pool towels are included in the rent. The pool can be fenced upon request.

Please make sure you turn out the pool floodlights when you don't need them. When left on all night, they attract a large amount of insects, apart from unnecessarily wasting energy.

The gardener will come every evening to clean the pool and to do any necessary upkeep in the garden.

Mr. Giramondo, the manager of the Badia Estate, lives on the property and will always be available

The Tuscany region

Because Tuscany is the cradle of the Renaissance (late 14th to early 16th centuries) its towns cast a spell like no other. You walk through Florence, Sienna and Pisa in a daydream, looking up. Between majestic palaces and outsize domes, there are so many treasures to marvel at. A maze of a thousand and one backstreets, the magic of countless squares, fountains dotted here and there: everything is an invitation to dream and to a delightful interlude. As you wander through Tuscany, you lose yourself in it.

But Tuscany is the region of a thousand and one hills too. Its breath-taking landscapes will make you want to roam the countryside and race down its valleys; and on the hilltops, you will discover perfect medieval gems: the villages of San Gimignano and Volterra will plunge you straight back into the Middle-Ages. In Montepulciano, Montalcino and in the Chianti region more generally, you will at last savour inimitable wines such as the famous Brunello or the Chianti classico.

It was in Italy, and specifically in Tuscany, that the exceptional era of the Renaissance began in the 15th century. The period was characterised by great economic and artistic prosperity and Florence was its dazzling incarnation. Thanks to a very wealthy banking family, the Medici, Florence acquired a wealth of artistic treasures. Today, the city is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The Middle Ages were also a very prosperous period for Tuscany. In spite of incessant strife and of the Great Plague, which carried off half of the population between 1348 and 1349, the textile industry and trade brought wealth to the towns. Tuscan architects threw themselves straight away into the construction of daring and elaborate buildings.

Lucignano

The nearest village is the medieval Lucignano on a hilltop, famous for its eliptic streets. Here you will find grocery stores, cafés, newsstands, banks and simple trattorias. A detailed list of restaurants recommended in the vicinity can be found in the farmhouse.

But you will not want to miss the surrounding villages such as Monte San Savino, Foiano, Sinalunga and Castiglion Fiorentino as well as the medieval hamlet of Gargonza, all of which will conform in their picturesque perfection to everyone's dream of a hilltop Tuscan village.

Arezzo is the next largish town. You will not want to miss the frescoes by Piero della Francesca in the Basilica San Francesco. If you are at the Mulino on the first week-end of the month, you might also want to visit the antique market on the main square.

Florence et Siena, Tuscany’s most important cultural milestones, are easy to reach from La Badia.

A walk through the estate La Badia is an enriching experience which brings you closer to the surroundings. Just follow one of the paths that lead uphill from il Mulino. You will come past the main house of the estate, many yet to be restored farms, a small lake, wild animals and the famous longhorned Tuscan cows. The views stretch accross the estate towards the Orcia valley and the silhouette of the castle of Radicofani in the far back.

Fashion addicts can splurge out at the famous Prada factory outlet, which lies on to road to Florence.

Two excellent SPAs can be found in the surroundings. Rapolano Terme (18 km from La Badia).

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8 Oct 2014

5/5

"Excellent séjour dans un cadre magique et apaisant!"

Il Mulino est un havre de paix au sud de la Toscane. Cadre magique et apaisant. Très belle piscine. Décoration intérieure très sympa. Très bon service de l'équipe (jardin et maison). Proche… More

Merci pour votre témoignage! Nous sommes ravis que vous ayez passé des bonnes vacances au MULINO.

3 Sep 2014

5/5

"Fantastic place to stay with a larger group (8-10 people)"

The location of "Il Mulino " is just spectacular, hidden in the hillson the La Badia estate, it is really a gem that.The estate is greatly restored in the Tuscan style and provide allmodern … More

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your stay at Il Mulino. I will pass your comments on to the people working there, I know it will mean something to them! I hope some future clients will follow your steps and do the pick nick on the lake, it is such a special experience. We hope to welcome you soon again.

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  • 6 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:12 Dec 2014

Based in France

Languages spoken
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian

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