Antico Mulino is a beautiful old 15th century stone watermill that has been carefully renovated and restored to bring it back to it’s original style and former glory and preserve it’s original features. The property is also known as "Casa delle Fate" – the Fairytale House, as it is very prettily situated next to a river in a splendid sheltered position. The villa is surrounded by timeless olive groves and vineyards and since the 1700’s when the English poet W. Wordsworth went to the Vallombrosa Abbey to find inspiration for his poems in the surrounding forests, he set its destiny forever by putting it on the international map and the area and old mill kept on attracting many writers, poets and artists from then on including the HRH The Prince of Wales.
The informal garden along the riverside offers many opportunities to relax with its many inviting nooks and crannies to while away time in complete peace and tranquility. The villa also offers guests a beautiful salt water swimming pool (10x5mtr, 1.40mtr deep, open from15/05-25/09), situated in the greenery in a beautiful corner of the garden which then leads down to the river where guests can reach the highest point of the waterfall and even take a dip. On the riverside there is a delightful covered river terrace-patio area which enables guests to eat outside overlooking the river. Lit with candles at night makes a truly romantic atmosphere.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 family bathrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (2), Single Beds (4)|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
On the ground floor you will find the large kitchen / dining room with separate larder room, the characteristic mill stone room for rustic dining and wine tasting, entrancesitting room with large open fireplace, and laundry room. The actual accommodation consists of 4 bedrooms, 3 of which have en-suite bathrooms and one has a separate door into one of the en-suite bathrooms, all on the second floor.
|Further details outdoors|
We also offer home-made Tuscan dishes with locally grown organic seasonal produce.
Included: Linen for bedrooms and bathrooms, final cleaning, garden and pool maintenance.
Excluded: Utility bills payable on Check Out.
Extra Services on request: Daily cleaning and change of linens.
Security Deposit: 1000€ in cash on arrival.
The house is located just 30 km from the centre of Greve in Chianti, 35 km from the centre of Firenze, 40 km from the centre of Arezzo, in a quiet position.
Nearest shop 4 km, grocers 1 km, nearest arailway station at "Figline Valdarno" 7 km.
The house is very conveniently placed for exploring Tuscany being situated on the famous “Road of The Seven Bridges” – the old Roman road which once led to Rome. It is also 4km from the buzzing and pretty market town of Reggello, the “Town of Olive Oil” in the heart of one of the best olive oil producing areas in Tuscany, offers several restaurants and cafes, a variety of shops including a baker open on Sundays and a lively market on Saturdays.
In the area there are a number of pretty villages and beautiful Roman churches not to be missed for their architecture and in many cases, for their famous paintings. In the summer time Reggello offers a rich cultural programme with concert locations in these ancient churches and a number of local historically noted venues. In November during the olive harvest, the olive mills of the Reggello area open their doors and their hearts to enthusiasts of the rich green liquid gold.
What is more the spectacular 1000 year old Abbey of Vallombrosa immortalised in the poetry of William Wordsworth and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, is a half hour drive up through winding pine forests noted for the quality of the air where infinite trekking possibilities offer themselves over the tops of the stunning Casentino Hills which rise to a height of 1500 metres and command spectacular views over a vast area of Tuscany.