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Holiday home in a former mill from the 18th century. With 10 000 m² of land and pool

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

The mill: Built in 1720, the former mill is situated in a green oasis at the confluence of two prealpine torrents, which once fed the mill wheel and thus kept the mill and its life connected for centuries. The crops grown in the surrounding area, B. Wheat, rye and barley were ground here until the beginning of the industrial age, as everywhere, brought about radical changes and the mill was converted into a sawmill. The millstone was dismantled and machines such as a tree saw, band saw, drill, etc. were installed, which made a profitable woodworking possible. All these devices were connected by leather straps to the mill wheel, were kept in such a way and still functioned until the 1970er years. Even today, there is a room in the former mill where one can look at the devices and transmissions as witnesses of a period of time that brought incredible changes around the world. In the middle of the calm and idyllic, approximately 10,000 m² of partly wooded property lies the approximately 1.000 m² main building, which was restored by the architect living there with love, competence and especially Herzblut for years. In doing so, he placed great emphasis on preserving the original structures and, with the help of regional materials, succeeded in striking an architectural bridge between the past and the present, without affecting the original character of the mill. The apartments: The former mill offers eight 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments furnished in antique style, each with a well-equipped kitchenette, a washing machine and satellite TV. All apartments have free wi-fi internet access and a communal outdoor area consisting of a 10,000 m² plot with table, benches and barbecue, as well as a pool (15 mx 6 m), which is open from approx. End of May to approx. The beginning of October. Car parking is available within the enclosed property. The surrounding area: Here, in the Valle Valcuvia, which is situated between Lago Maggiore and Lago di Lugano, is extremely attractive, each individual can find exactly what makes a vacation an individual and unforgettable experience. For hiking enthusiasts there are many well-marked hiking trails. Bicycle fans have countless possibilities to explore the area on different demanding tours, and the route to the Lombardy metropolis of Milan is also not far away for historical and cultural interests. Those who are looking for a place to rest and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city are more or less in the right place, and a refreshing dip in one of the two brooks will be remembered for a long time. The small village of Rancio is only a 5-minute walk away and you will find several shops, a pharmacy, a restaurant, etc. within a 5-minute drive. The new, approx. 10 km long cycle path gives you the opportunity to reach Luino and the lake by bike. Golf enthusiasts will have several courses available in the surrounding area. 2-room gallery apartment "C" in 1. OG with approx. 52 m² living space, up to 5 persons: 1. Level: living / dining room with pull-out sofa bed for 2 persons, satellite TV and exit to the balcony Well equipped kitchen with 4 burner gas stove and nice view of the river bathroom with shower and window Small storage room with washing machine Approx. 16 m² terrace in front of the house Approx. 10 m² large, elongated solarium for sharing with apartment "D" 2. Level: Bedroom with double bed (single mattress) and extra bed

Property Manager
Lago Reisen
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, italian
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a day
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018


Rancio Valcuvia Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Resort
  • Village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Living Room
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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