A lovingly restored former mill by a waterfall, villa is an enchanting Tuscan villa in an exceptionally scenic area within easy reach of Florence, the jewel in Tuscany’s crown. Immersed in a lush, mature garden with woodland trails to explore around it, the mill feels like an oasis of calm with its beautiful pool, wide terraces and elegant interiors.
The picturesque approach to the villa along a winding country road through trees, vineyards and fields of olive and cypress trees is just a prelude to the magical setting of the mill. The glorious sound of a waterfall greets you as you arrive at your impressive holiday home and the sight of the verdant gardens and inviting pool is the moment you will truly start to unwind.
Inside, the villa is equally charming with its welcoming living space and elegant style. Restored original features are cleverly combined with contemporary additions, such as the barrel-vaulted ceiling and exposed stone walls which run from the comfortable sofas and fireplace of the sitting area, through to a grand dining table and a light-filled modern kitchen. It is a comfortable layout for everyone to gather or find a quiet corner.
The bedroom on the ground floor is for those who appreciate a bit of independence with its private bathroom, kitchen and door to the garden. The three bedrooms upstairs are styled for comfort with pretty rugs on wooden floors and private bathrooms, so ideal either for a group of friends or family.
It is in the idyllic gardens and on the terraces where you will spend the most time in the summer months, cooling off in the pool, enjoying a refreshing evening drink or cooking together with the pizza oven and barbecue on hand. Outside it feels wonderfully spacious with a welcome choice of intimate sitting and dining spaces by the pool and villa.
Pathways from the villa lead to the surrounding woodland for invigorating walks and sublime views of vineyards and olive groves. Supplies, coffee and ice cream are an easy drive away at the local village while an amazing array of places to visit are all reachable within an hour from the villa, such as the city of Florence in all its Renaissance splendour to the fascinating thermal spa town of Montecatini Terme and the wineries of Carmignano.
villa is located in a scenic and fertile area of Tuscany dating back to Etruscan times, famous for its Carmignano red wine. A Medici family game reserve during the Renaissance and now a UNESCO World Heritage site, the area continues to allure visitors to its wonderful wineries, excellent restaurants and stunning countryside.
Some of the best sites in Tuscany are reachable within an hour of the villa so careful planning will be needed to choose everyone’s favourites. Florence is the nearest large town just 20km away, a must-see for its amazing collection of Renaissance art and architecture, a fantastic range of boutiques and a wide selection of restaurants.
Take a funicular railway to the spa town of Montecatini Terme for its healing thermal springs and glorious views. Visit Pisa’s iconic leaning tower or give in to the allure of beautiful Lucca with its perfectly formed historical centre, its wide walls designed to protect it from invaders, now a pleasant place for a gelato, stroll or cycle.
Restaurants, a supermarket and village shops are all easily accessible just a short drive from the villa, in the villages in the surrounding Montalbano hills. Good food plays a central role in Tuscan life so enter into the spirit, find a scenic spot, sip on Carmignano’s best wine and be sure to try the region’s best seasonal produce. From light tomato panzanella or fagioli bean dishes to wild boar stews and fresh pasta, all finished off with mouth-watering cantucci biscuits and Vin santo dessert wine, Tuscan cuisine cannot fail to disappoint.
villa has 4 double bedrooms, sleeps up to 8 people. A beautiful fireplace and a private pool for all the guests.
Ground floor - Large living area tastefully furn
- Dining area with table and chair
- Well equipped modern kitchen
- Bathroom with shower
- Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and small kitchen – direct access to the garden
- Three double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms
- Private pool (14m x 8m) open from May to October
- Garden 10.000 sqm
- Wood fired pizza oven
Security deposit: €1000 payable cash on arrival
Arrival time: 2.00 pm
Departure time: 10.00 am
Energy costs included?: Included in the renal price
Linen & towels included?: Linen & towels included in the rental price
Pets welcome?: Pets not allowed
End of stay cleaning included?: Included in the rental price
Insurance: It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property
Heating costs included?: Not included in the rental price, €350 per week
Tax: Tourist tax not included in the rental price
Internet access?: Wi-Fi connection included