A truly unique holiday home rental, this fully functional grain mill offers a beautiful two floor home right next door to the owner. Directly above the mill itself - which is only used for education purposes - sits the Tuscan vacation home divided into two floors. The villa rental is next to the owners - and offers your own immense garden area filled with flowers and colors. There is a little pond in the middle of the yard filled by a underground souce where you can cool off after playing in the Tuscun sun - or you can program picnics using the large BBQ and super covered terrace.
You enter into the vacation home rental through a beautiful stone stairwell which goes above the natural stream that powers the mill when in action. The front entrance opens to a large eat-in kitchen with fireplace. There is a separate living room equipped with SAT TV and a VCR. There is a double bedroom on the first floor.
Up the stairs to the second floor you will find one full size bathroom and two bedrooms. One bedroom has a double bed and the other is perfect for children with four single beds in bunk bed style. The second bathroom is located on the ground floor near the garden area - so you don`t need to run up and down the stairs all the time!
The dwelling lies on the first and second floor of the former watermill. Up the main stairs one enters into the villa itself - but before you enter the house you can give a look at the fully functional wood burning stove - great for pizzas and the typical Tuscan "arrosto" or roasted meats. The first room you enter into is the kitchen - the heart of an Italian home. It is furnished with a dishwasher, large refrigerator and stove. There is a place to sit and eat directly before an open face fireplace.
Exiting the kitchen area one enters into the living room, where you will find a cozy group of chairs and many antique pieces of furniture. From the window in the living room one looks out to the holding basin and the water in take to the mill. The gears are lcoated directly underneath the living room. It was very common in the old days that your work and living arrangements were in the builidng - you can imagine listening to the grinding of the grain while up in his house. To the right of the living room, one enters into a bedroom with double bed. Up a wood stairway you arrive to the second floor.
On this floor you will find 2 more bedrooms. One of which is quite large, with 4 single beds, ideal for children. You will also find a smaller room with a double bed. The bathroom is very spacious and has a view onto the garden. The bathroom is equipped with a shower, WC, bidet and sink; all very high standard. The entire house is characterized by much light.
The garden is approximately 10,000 square meters, and is completely fenced in. The water which feeds the mill is clean fresh stream water from the surround hills and is a great place to take a dip and cool off during those hot summer days or you could swimm in the small pond in the back of the villa. For the athletic types you will find ping pong and a Volleyball field. For those more into eating there is a BBQ and great picnic area with tables and chairs - and even a covered area to protect you from too much sun, as well as an outdoor bathroom with shower and clotheswasher.
The nearest town with restarants, shops, open air markets and coffe shops is only a km away. You will also find a public swimming pool and several other activities for children - Play Planet and the local zoo. It is possible to do several day trips from this villa including AREZZO and CORTONA. You can also visit the vineyards near by or catch a bus for Florence.
The house MULINO is ideal for one or two families with children. You will find lots of activities for children both on and around the proprety - including hiking, mountain bikes, horses and fishing. The villa comes equipped with a great outdoor garden. The villa does not permit animals. The arrival date and departure date are on Sunday!