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Luxury holiday homes in Tuscany, Italy located between Florence, Pisa and Lucca

Jay Arcangeli

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, italian
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Luxury holiday homes in Tuscany, Italy located between Florence, Pisa and Lucca

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Buggiano House Rental Photos and Description

Private pool. Accommodation for 16 guests in three guest houses: 10, 2 & 2 px.

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The minimum, base house price is the cost for 8 people.

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Il Mulino di Castelvecchio is a beautifully renovated and uniquely decorated sixteenth century stone mill which is able to provide accomodation for up to 16 guests. The property consists of three separate guest buildings; the large, capient main house “Il Mulino” (the Mill) along with two smaller guest houses,'Il Torrente' and another tiny unit 'La Vicinale' (which is generally not available for rent) as well as a modern swimming pool, flower beds and gardens all situated in the peaceful surroundings of the Cesana river valley and four acres of forest. Wrought iron entrance gates access the entirely fenced grounds (including the parking area). The unique configuration of the guest houses enables our guests to enjoy either their privacy and/or group gatherings. Il Mulino is an ideal holiday rental for several couples, families, larger groups who wish to vacation together in a superbly furnished 'home away from home'. Il Torrente is the perfect size for a romantic escape for a vacationing couple, or a delightful retreat for a couple with with one infant.

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From pleasant relaxation and lovely walks in the peaceful surroundings of our river valley and forest, to the exploration of the local small towns, to adventures that lead you to encounter more of the intrighino Italian history, art and culture, Il Mulino di Castelvecchio's idyllic Tuscan location holds many treasures for our guests to discover and enjoy.

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CITIES: Approximate kilometers from Il Mulino di Castelvecchio

Lucca = 26 km, Pisa = 42 km, Firenze = 62 km, San Gimignano = 95 km, Siena = 135 km, Volterra = 135 km, Roma = 300 km

AIRPORTS: Approximate kilometers from Il Mulino di Castelvecchio

Pisa 'G. Galilei' = 42, Firenze 'A. Vespucci' = 62, Bologna 'Marconi' = 135, Roma 'Fiumicino' = 300, Milano 'Linate' = 300, Milano 'Malpensa' = 350

RAILWAY STATIONS: Approximate kilometers from Il Mulino di Castelvecchio

Pescia = 5, Montecatini 'Centrale' = 5, Lucca =22, Prato 'Centrale' = 42, Pisa 'Centrale' = 55, Firenze 'S.Maria Novella' = 69


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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jay Arcangeli (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, italian
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Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2015

About Jay Arcangeli

This unique and historical property,an ancient water mill which had served the surrounding rural commmunity for centuries had, even in it's state of almost total abandon, a special feeling about it, an extreme 'cachè', an aura of romanticism and enchantment.

Jay, who likes to be with and wanted to work with people, desired to be able to work outdoors and to have her animals with her on a daily basis and not to be forever cooped up in an office, outlined a creative, tentative solution for her very personal and quite particular 'wish list'.

On a specific,'wish list' family scouting outing, the discovery of the the old mill beside the Cesana river in the lovely rural area of Colle di Buggiano enthralled all three members of her family.

The ancient rock structures which formed the Mill complex had good bones but were in desperate need of a patient loving and definately 'workoholic' owner. In any case, it was though, indeed love at first sight!

A family effort and the complete collaboration of her Italian father Giuseppe, Tuscan, born in Abetone in the Appenini mountains and her Canadian mother Donna, born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan enabled this young Italian gal, born in Milano, Italy and who passed her years of school at Lucca and first years in the working world in Florence, to become, at the age of 25 the proud owner of the old mill property with the qualification of a young Italian 'imprenditore'. For Sale or long term rental.

The plan was, after serious restoring, renovation and the creation of a new swimming pool in what was originally the ancient Mill 'pond' along with beautiful surrounding gardens, to open a unique new vacation structure in the peaceful surroundings of the Cesana river valley and four acres of forest. A restful, romantic and elegant haven.

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Jay Arcangeli purchased this house in 2003

Why Jay Arcangeli chose Buggiano

Although this property is only 8 km. from our home in Montecarlo, Lucca, we were not at all familiar with this fantastic little corner of our dear Tuscany. After dicovering the beauty and the nature of this area, so near to our home, during the familias 'wish list' search we decided, as a family, that we HAD to bring the Mill back to life, and that it would become a part of Jay's life and work for the future years to come.

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What makes this house unique

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Jay,

Thank you for our stay at your old, beautiful facility. This was one of the most relaxing holiday we ever had. Relax, walking, Italy style of living, beautiful evenings… Many options to manage the holiday agenda.

Your house is a great combination of history and modern, comfortable living. We were looking to each detail how you manage the sensitive way of renovation. Your garden is exceptionally beautifull and so good to stay at any part of day. Also very good services provided and good talks to you and your family.

We are absolutely sure will come back again in two or three years.

Pavel & Karla & family

The Czech republic
Jun 2013
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Luxury holiday homes in Tuscany, Italy located between Florence, Pisa and Lucca
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
United Kingdom

Our best decision this holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at ‘Il Torrente’ in June 2011. We would recommend it to anyone looking for a quiet, but well situated retreat in Tuscany.

Jay and Donna gave us a very warm welcome, they are lovely people, work hard, and are passionate about their business. They are everything you hope for when you arrive somewhere new.

The first thing you notice is the attention to detail in the accommodation, after previous lodgings in Italy we felt we had finally struck gold. The building materials are top class and the general decor is tasteful and eclectic; this is no Ikea filled box without a personality (The online pictures do not do it justice). The kitchen is smart, modern and very well equipped, lovely shower and bathroom too. The TV is no flatscreen wonder, but we didn’t go to Tuscany to watch TV!

Private outdoor space is compact, but this is a retreat not a resort. The pool area is kept very clean and the pool itself appears to be filtered freshwater, a great change from mouthfuls of chlorine. The general surroundings of the forest and stream alongside give a great feeling of seclusion and relaxation.

Florence, Pisa & Lucca are all within easy reach for daytrips, the closest of major towns Montecatini - useful for those looking for a train, feels a bit of a cheap tourist trap. For those not willing to dally in Italy’s fine deli shops there is a COOP supermarket a few minutes drive away in Buggiano, with a great choice of food and essentials.

We arrived by car, the drive is initially daunting down the steep hill, but presents no real problems as long as you take it easy. Parking behind automatic gates (you have the key) mean you feel secure even in this remote location.

‘Il Torrente’ was by far the best of our 4 stops in Italy this summer. It gives great value for money and made us feel relaxed and cared for; highly recommended.

Steve & Clair, UK

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We sincerely thank Steve and Clair for their kindness and care in having shared their positive experience at our treasure of a holiday home, "Il Torrente" at the "Mulino of Castelvecchio", with the Home Away and Holiday-Rentals UK team and with clients researching for the perfect vacation home. We give top priority to care. Care in giving our clients serenity, happiness and comfort in our holiday homes. The warmth and quality of a real, lived in home - away from home! We are happy and very gratified when a client shares satisfaction and enthusiasm regarding vacation period spent at our property with other travelers. Will continue to do our best! Thanks again S and C, Donna and Jay

Mulino di Castelvecchio, Easter in

  • 5 of 5

We spent a quiet and peaceful week at Easter in the house " Il Torrente" at the Mulino di Castelvecchio. It is a lovely house and the surroundings are very beautiful. We enjoyed sitting outside immersed in the sounds of the forest, the nearby river and the singing of birds. We found it to be a totally relaxing place!

It is an easy drive from the property to the cities Pisa and Lucca and only a 5 minute drive to Montecatini, from where you can take a train and in 30 minutes be right in the center of Florence. Train tickets are cheap and the parking lot in front of the railway station makes parking simple.

Everything is close by, but a car (preferably small) is necessary, unless of course you just wish to use the many walking paths in the immediate vicinity, exploring, walking, relaxing and enjoying this fascinating rural tuscan area.

Our hosts Jay, Donna and her husband Joe are very friendly, extremely helpful and do everything they can to ensure that you enjoy your holiday.

We thank them for a lovely Easter vacation!l

We do hope that we will be able to return some day!

Päivi and Jouko

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: How kind of you to share your positive experience at our treasure, our holiday home, the Mill, with other travelers and holiday makers seeking a trustworthy, valid, unique and comfortable "Home- away from-Home" for a special vacation. It is always so extremely gratifying to hear from our special clients in this unexpected manner! Thank you ever so much for your care and thoughtfulness in sending your lovely review and helpful comments to the Holiday Rental team. Easter is now again just around the corner! Your note brought to mind fond memories, we wish you lovely 2011 spring and summer season and all the best. Warm regards to you both, Donna , Jay and Joe "
Coopersburg, PA, USA

A real sense of Tuscan life

  • 5 of 5

"My family and I, along with our friends, traveled to Italy in July 2010 and had the privilege of staying at il Mulino di Castelvecchio for a week. We were 8 people in total and found il Mulino to be a spacious and perfect place to stay as we explored Tuscany and surrounding towns. The owners, Jay and Donna, were fantastic hosts helping us plan our side trips and, most importantly of all, accomodating a last minute request to add a special 9th guest to our stay for a few evenings. My daughter's boyfriend arranged with me to surpise my daughter with a marriage proposal deliverd to her on top of the Torre Guinigi in nearby Lucca! That, coupled with our stay at il Mulino, made our entire trip one that we will never forget!

The main house, il Mulino, had four spacious bedrooms and was impeccably decorated by both Jay and Donna giving a real sense of Tuscan life while at the same time a flare for the arts. We cooked in several nights enjoying the large dining "hall". The outdoor pool was a godsend each night after a full day of traveling in 95-102 F weather (35-39 degrees C). I can't say enough about how much we all enjoyed staying there. Jay and Donna also were kind enough to let our future "son-in-law" use the "la Vicinale" for a few nights and we found that equally beautiful. Il Mulino was convenient to the autostrada and we found a large grocery store only 5-10 minutes away. The entire property is nestled in a small valley with a stream passing by and we took advantage of several of the hiking paths, one of which yielded a great view of two of the nearby hill towns.

All in all, I would highly recommend il Mulino to anyone who is looking for a beautiful house with all of the conveniences of home, but still close to the major Tuscan sites. We traveled to Firenze, Cinque Terre, San Gimignano, Siena, Pisa, and Lucca by car or train (from nearby Montecatini Terme stazione about 4 km). I can't thank Jay and Donna enough for their warm hospitality, all of their patience and help in planning our stay, and for the beautiful home that they shared with us. We will definitely come back some day and I am sure my daughter and her fiance will never forget our great week there.


  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always heart warming and extremely rewarding to receive a thank you note from our guests after their vacation! We are indeed honoured that you chose to share your your positive experience at our vacation "Home away from Home" treasure with other travellers through the guest reviews of Holiday Rentals. Thank you Steve for your kindness and care. A fond "Best wishes" to you and your lovely family and to your close friends who vacationed with you at the mill this year. In anticipation of being able to share again with you and your family another fabulous Tuscan experience, regards Donna and Jay


Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Colle di Buggiano
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Montecatini terme
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Chiesina Uzzanese
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Colle di Buggiano
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Centrally located between Florence, Pisa and Lucca, this vacation rental is ideali situated in northern Tuscany in a peaceful rural area near the city of Montecatini, making it a perfect holiday accommodation in Italy. Property for Sale or very long term rental.

Numerous and specialized Health and Beauty SPA's, Massage Centers and Massage therapy in the nearby city (5 minute drive) of Montecatini Terme

PLACES TO VISIT: Buggiano, Castello di Buggiano, Cozzile, Massa, Malocchio, Montecarlo, Lucca, Florence, Fornovolasco, Vinci, Abetone, Parco Litoraneo di San Rossore, Pisa, San Gemignano, Siena, Volterra, Roma, Barga, Serravalle Pistoiese, Givizzano, Fucecchio, Garfagnana, Castiglione Garfagnana, Massa, Cararra, Sarzana, Cinque Terre, Uzzano

BEACHES: Vada, Versilia, Forte di Marmi, Porto Venere, Vernazza, Lèvanto, Riomaggiore, Manarola, Monterosso

Golf: GOLF COURSES IN TUSCANY: 20 different 18 hole courses within 28 km to 150 km. Golf courses and links are available on our website, the link is just below.

Ski: ABETONE: Ski resort, magnificent forests, hiking (80 km.) More places to visit, hikes and further information is available on our website.


Rates & Availability

From €1,344 Per week

Buggiano House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mid Season X 8px
Apr 4 2015 - Oct 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
Standard Low X 8px
Oct 31 2015 - Dec 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
Special Period X 8px
Dec 19 2015 - Dec 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
Special period X 8px
Dec 27 2015 - Jan 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
Standard low x 8px
Jan 3 2016 - Jan 30 2016
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee €0
Refundable damage deposit €350
Notes Rental Rates Chart prices listed above are exclusively for the guest house 'Il Mulino' for max. 8 people accomodated for sleeping in the 4 matrimonial bedrooms.
Complete, detailed rental rate charts are available on our website at

The guest house 'Il Mulino' can accomodate up to 10 people +1 baby in a baby cot +1 small child under 5 years in an extra little bed .
A deposit of 30% of the total rental fee is required to confirm a booking.
We accept payment by bank transfer, using our IBAN and Bic SWIFT codes.
Final Payment:The balance of rental fees is due two months prior to booking dates. Confirmation of your reservation will be emailed upon receipt of the final rental fee funds, along with your mandatory check-in receipt, directions & check-in information
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Buggiano House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 217 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • La Suite - toilet , tub , bidet
    La Colonna - toilet , shower , bidet
    La Dipinta - toilet , shower
    Gli Angeli - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom number 1: La Colonna - 1 double
    Bedroom number 2: La Dipinta - 1 queen
    Bedroom number 3: Gli Angeli - 1 queen , EXTRA: small childs downsized single bed avvailable €33,00
    Bedroom number 4: La Suite - 1 queen , EXTRA: Baby cot, blanket, pillow and linen available €25,00
    Bedroom number 5: La Suite's private sitting room - 2 twin/ single , *Extra per person/wk. ***Alternative accomodation:cost X bed
  • The guest house 'Il Mulino' accommodates 8 people in 4 master bedrooms each with it's own ensuite bathroom. Property for Sale or very long term rental. ***Alternative sleeping arrangements for 8 guests are also available. 2 guests can sleep on single beds in the private sitting room of 'the Suite'. It is completely closed off with its own doors, absolutely comfortable and suitable as a bedroom with 2 single beds. This would be at an additional cost per week of € 33.00 per bed. *Price charts for 9 guests and for 10 guests are available on our website. Please find the 'Link to my personal website' by scrolling down to 'Further details' just above 'Reviews' or go to Property for Sale or very long term rental.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 16 garden chairs
  • 16 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
CHEF SERVICE: collaboration possible upon request and by reservation for the vacation house 'IL MULINO' for special occasions; family and group get togethers, birthdays, anniversaries and other even impromtue festivities!

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