The cottage Mulino del Bosco has been transformed into a lovely holiday home from an old grain mill. Set right beside a small river that flows down from Raggiolo, in Casentino, the villa is set amongst unspoiled woods and lush nature. The ideal place for families composed of a couple and two or three kids who are looking for absolute privacy and relax in contact with nature.
The villa is really secluded and in the same time is not isolated. Through a comfortable path you can easily walk into the charming Tuscan village of Raggiolo. This is a wonderful medieval hamlet in the heart of Casentino, the most lush well preserved forest in Tuscany. In fact, there is a National Park and many paths where to do hiking, mountain biking and other activities. The village has all basic shops, cafes, restaurants and facilities.
The cottage has a private garden with a deck in front of the little river and a loggia on each side, both equipped for outdoor meals with table, chairs, barbecue and pizza oven. The loggia gives access to the entrance of the house, into the living – dining room. There is a complete kitchen corner oven and stove, sink, refrigerator and a wood burning fireplace and heater.
The place and furnishings are rustic but really accommodating, creating the atmosphere of the traditional Tuscan way of life, specially that atmosphere of once upon a time, when the old mill was still in function. In fact. The dining table is set on the top of the old mill stone. The whole decoration and furniture reminds a typical Tuscan farmhouse, built of stone and natural wood, specially the local chestnut. Wooden beams and ceilings, stone walls and floors, wooden rustic furniture, each detail has been chosen to compose a romantic vacation cottage in Tuscany.
The first floor is composed of a charming double bedroom and a second bedroom furnished with two single beds. This bedroom has also a French door that opens directly to the top level of the garden. There is a fully equipped bathroom, with brand new shower box, WC, sink and bidet. In the living room downstairs there is also a sofa bed.
Mulino del Bosco is the ideal place for families or honeymooners who are looking for a peaceful vacation far away of large cities and chaos, but in real contact with nature and with the typical rustic life of the Tuscan countryside. Children can play in the private garden and swim in the small river safely, adults can relax walking around or sunbathing on the villa's garden, read a book or drink a glass of wine or make your own homemade pizza in the wood burning pizza oven.
You can walk into Raggiolo but its convenient to have a car anyway to reach the villa and make day trips. The last 100 meters to the mill is a well maintained gravel road. You can easily reach beautiful cities and towns like Poppi, Bibbiena, Arezzo, Caprese Michelangelo, Anghiari. Going direction to Florence, you can visit the wineries in the area of Rufina and in less than an hour, you can reach the hamlets and wineries of Chianti.
The river of crystal clear natural water is the best feature of this villa, where is possible to swim and naturaly sunbath on the top of the local surrounding stones. This area is rich of mountain water springs, kept clear and unspoiled as well as the surrounding woods which still hide many wild animals that can be seen early in the morning walking around: dears, birds, porcupines, wild rabbits, etc.