|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
This beautiful site of 3 converted traditional stone mill buildings is ideal for groups consisting of couples or families seeking to holiday together but with some privacy between them too!
There is 'Mulino Grande' which has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 kitchens, dining area, and living room . There is a large private garden complete with al fresco dining facilities for all, BBQ and hammock.
Then, on the same site but on the other side of the gardens are 'Piccolo Mulino' and 'Bambini'. These two cottage apartments which are built into the old aquaduct carrying water to the mill are cute options for couples /small families, both with privacy and their own large alfresco dining space too.
Bambini is a one bedroom, 1 shower room property with living/kitchen/diner, and large terrace with amazing views. Complete with outdoor dining furniture, and a pergola for shaded relaxing.
Piccolo Mulino is a studio type apartment with an open plan living/kitchen/diner which has a good quality large double sofa bed. There is a ladder style staircase leading to a mezzanine area with 2 single beds too. The old stone aqueduct, which once brought water to the mill to drive the millstones below, runs behind the apartment. The millstones of the old mill still work today and are used to obtain fine chestnut flour and corn flour; you can see the chestnuts being ground, as they were in days gone by.
Guests who stay in this apartment can also enjoy an external area at the edge of the chestnut woods, where the cool water of the nearby Fonticchi stream flows.
All 3 character properties, apart from sharing such a unique setting, have been restored with a great deal of love and care, boasting beamed ceilings, stone flooring, chestnut windows and so forth.
This really is a unique opportunity to stay on a site where one feels as though time has stood still. Pure relaxation and peace!
The gardens also boasts a large private gated pool, and a sunbathing area equipped with quality sunbeds.
It will be difficult to tear one-selves away!
Borgo Mulino was fantastic, very high quality build and good standard overall, clean , well equipped , pool was great.
Weather was hot in the day but the mountain air cools you down in the evening.
The local restaurant at the top of the hill is great value and really nice.
Its literally in the middle of nowhere which was perfect for our large group.
The staff who met us on arrival were really nice and helpful- they assisted us in booking a restaurant and finding some lost luggage
The driving should not be underestimated though !
Over all 5/5 , seriously good :)
We had a fantastic time in Borgo Mullino. The views are stunning, the houses impeccable and the owners unfailingly friendly and helpful. The property is circa 40 minutes drive from Lucca through beautiful countryside. In the local area we went canyoning, paragliding rock-climbing and walking, all of which were great. As the houses are up in the hills/mountains, the temperature is pleasantly warm but never gets to the uncomfortable levels of the valleys.
We arrived on the second week of a three week holiday in Tuscany to be met by Sauro and Marita who were very welcoming. Whilst the the property is a little off the beat and track it is a must for anyone wanting a relaxing get away from it all location. First impressions when we arrived were wow ,the property, location and setting were just stunning. For the whole two week stay we could not pick a fault .The only negative that i could add to this review was that we had to leave at the end of our holiday.
The garden and houses were much bigger than we expected and were more than enough for our party of 3 families (6 adults and 5 children). We didn't even need to use one of the houses. They were well appointed and comfortable but we spent a lot more time outside than inside anyway.
The pool is a great size, especially for older children (all of ours were over 10) and a lot of time was spent in there. The garden was great to walk around with plenty of wildlife including an abundance of geckos and one day a deer (behind a fence). The stream running through the garden was very pretty and even included a waterfall (more photos of the garden on the website would be good).
This part of Tuscany is very scenic but as a result the road from the main valley to the house is windy but not scary if driven at normal driving speed rather than Italian style! Despite the rural location we still managed to visit Lucca, Pisa, and Florence on day trips as well as enjoy the scenery on the doorstep.
This is a great property for a group of families provided that you want to be in a peaceful rural location rather than in the middle of a tourist resort.
This is a wonderfully unique setting! Located in the grounds of an old mill, some of which is still intact. There are still parts of the orginal aquaduct attached to one of the buildings, and the 'borgo' is set beside a stream, which cascades into little pools (lovely for cooling off in!). Internally there are working millstones.
There is loads of space for exploring, and walking and relaxing, and there is a feeling of pure peace, with just the sound of the stream cascading in the background.
Set high in the hills, overlooking countryside, and a mediaeval village below, and with the mountains in the background, this really is a heavenly location!
Whilst set in the depths of the countryside, amongst beech woods and chestnut trees, the site is located within walking distance of a couple of restaurants, and there is a reasonable selection within a 15 min drive too with more thereafter. There is also a little village shop in the local village, and each of the villages on the way down the hill have a little bar and shop too....The drive to the supermarket/hypermarket is less than half hour in both North and South of the valley.
If you can tear yourselves away from this little piece of paradise some distances for trips out are below:
Pisa - 1 hr 15 mins - visit the famous leaning tower and more besides.
Florence - just under 2 hours - great day out when it is not too hot. Visit the Uffizzi, Ponte Vecchio, Michelangelo's David, meander along the Arno.
Lucca - under an hour . A mediaeval fully walled city, often voted the best city in Italy! Cycle the fully intact walls, relax in the parks, have a cappuccino in many of the large piazzas watching the world go by... The birthplace of Puccini, you can go to an opera recital most evenings, dine in the many restaurants, visit the 99(!) churches, climb the towers or shop til you drop in the shaded mediaeval streets.....
Barga - a beautiful mediaeval town, well known for its arty feel, and its good restaurants. In high season there is often live music in the evenings, and there is an annual jazz festival. Beautiful views abound!
Castelnuovo - local market town 30 mins.
Grotta del Vento - Wind Caves - 45 mins
Parco di Levegliese - country adventure park with torrentismo/canyoning/rock climbing - 45 mins
Spa town of Bagni di lucca - 40 mins
And lots more besides!
Beat the crowd in olde worlde Italy in a medieaval setting, but join the crowd when you wish!
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|