|Property type||chateau / country house|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Originally a flour Mill, built two hundred years ago, close to a stream which flows alongside the house; the façade is typically Tuscan, being built of stone and rock. It's an isolated house among olive groves, garden and lawns; beautiful view of the Chiana valley.There is a large scenic porticoes terrace, the true focal point of the summertime lifestyle, with dining area, chairs, tables, barbecue.The living area is located on the first floor, whereas the bedrooms are located on the ground floor. The first floor is accessible via an interior stone staircase or directly from the rear terrace.Large kitchen/dining room with its original old stone fireplace; the kitchen is furnished & well equipped, with every modern comfort; large living room with double bed-sofa, PC w/ Internet Wi-Fi, satellite TV. On the ground floor there are 2 double-bedrooms(one of these has an en-suite bathroom)1 bedroom with two single beds and a study-bedroom with one single bed. The 3rd bathroom is upstairs.
Many thanks for a wonderful and relaxing week at your beautiful house! Thank you- Nadia - for your warm welcome, your advises, your delicious cake, wine, olive oil and chestnuts.
We hope to come back soon!
We loved our stay with Nadia at Mulinmaria. The home was spacious and the outdoor spaces were a great place to spend time together. In addition, the kitchen is inviting and well-stocked with a large farmhouse table, perfect for lingering over a meal and wine. A car is a necessity but the home is well-situated near center city Arezzo and near other charming Tuscan towns. A lovely vacation home away from it all.
We stayed in this charming Tuscony home for 7 nights. The home is about 10 minutes from Center city Arezzo. It was a perfect location to stay in Tuscony for day trips and not to have to pack and unpack as all of our touring could be done in a day and return home to this wonderful home. Nadia (homeowner) was there to meet us upon our arrival with a wonderful warm smile! She was extremely helpful showing us thru the house to make sure we were comfortable. The house is well equipped with everything you will need. Nadia gave us wonderful suggestions from restaurants, to areas to visit along with a wonderful suggestion to a winery named Podere di Pomaio It is only about 20-25 minutes from the house thru beautiful country and is the most personal and complete tour we have every had of a winery. Nadia told them we would be there for a light lunch, however, we were met with a lovely table set for 4 and a wonderful lunch of cheese, meats etc...... Would highly suggest this be part of your week. Would highly suggest this Villa you will not be disappointed. We even had to call Nadia when were could not find a restaurant she had suggested and she happily directed us to it. You will also see all her wonderful olive trees that surround her property and we loved listening to her passion of the trees, harvest and explanation of the olive to olive oil! It is fascinating. Be sure to ask Nadia about non-touristy places to visit. She has many suggestions. Thank you Nadia for making our trip to Tuscony so special and memorable. We hope to visit again!!
Three couples, very close friends, shared this lovely countryside villa and loved it. One of the couples has already rebooked for next year to bring their son back and share the experience. The bedroom arrangement of the house is most perfect for two couples. Or maybe a family with children who wouldn't mind walking through a bedroom to get to the loft bedroom. The town of Arrezzo is perfectly situated for touring central Italy by car and train. It isn't a major "tourist" town and that appealed to us -we wanted to experience Italy away from the typical tourist spots yet be able to easily get to them. We went most places by car but opted to visit Florence by train. We also arrived by train from Rome and car rentals are available at the station. The villa is wonderful, has a great history, and is flanked by a gurgling stream on a little country road. Nadia is a wonderful host and a great cook. Learning to make tiramisu and how to grill a Tuscan steak were highlights of our trip. Lovely place. If you are comfortable driving in Italy don't hesitate to rent this property.
The house is very nice, decently clean and well maintained. Nadia and his son helped us with everything. They are very friendly. The reason, because I gave four instead of five star is the size of the bathrooms. Two of them are extremely small. I am a normal man (183 cm/82 kg) and had difficulties while using bathroom cabins.
Our family of 8 stayed for a week at Nadia's converted Water Mill Villa and we enjoyed every minute of our stay. Everything was as shown on the website.
The Villa is near the charming town of Arezzo which is away from the tourist crowds of other major Tuscan sites but well centered to make short day trips to all. Nadia was a wonderful and friendly host who went our of her way to help make our stay memorable. Her recommendations for restaurants in the area were wonderful as noted by all the locals there. She also recommended a wine tour to the Podere di Pomaio winery and this was one of the high-lites of our stay as the owner was our host for the evening and the wine and food served were outstanding. Nadia greeted us at the train station and escorted us to the villa. This was most appreciated as the only rental car available would not hold all of our luggage and Nadia transported what we could not. We loved the Tuscan area with all of it's charming small old town city centers. Make sure you make the trip to Cortona ( home of the book and movie "Under the Tuscan sky").
I would definitely recommend staying at Nadia's villa and we hope to return someday to experience the many things we did not have time to do. Thank you Nadia for helping make our visit special.
The Alfonso Family
Our family stayed in this beautiful property for six nights. It is filled with interesting character and charm! We traveled with five people, and our daughter who was studying in nearby Castiglione Fiorentino stayed with us several nights. From the moment we arrived at the villa, Zinaidia was available for anything we needed, and arranged a wonderful birthday celebration for our daughter!
Some highlights of the property include the kitchen with a large fireplace, and a beautiful patio. The bedrooms are just lovely, with beams, brick and stone, and each has its own exterior door leading to the grounds. The three bathrooms provided hot water for all, which is sometimes not easy to do when traveling with four girls! A stream runs beside the villa, creating the most peaceful environment.
From the villa, we day tripped to Cortona, Montipulciano, and Assisi by car, and took the train to Florence from the train station in Castiglione Fiorentino. We rented our car in Rome and drove from the airport. It was our first time to visit Italy, and we found the drive to be very easy, as was the driving for each of the day trips.
We absolutely would recommend this villa, and hope to visit again soon!
The house is located south of Arezzo in a peaceful position, ideal for taking walks through the natural surroundings. Arezzo, the setting for Roberto Benigni's 'Life is Beautiful,' is a city characterized by a beautiful array of architectural styles, from Etruscan ruins to the Roman amphitheatre and the Medici Fortress; there's an international Equestrian Centre.The first weekend of each month features a popular antique fair, while annually the town hosts a festival called 'Joust of the Saracens,' where all of the citizens dress in medieval attire. It is also well situated to day trips throughout Tuscany, including nearby Cortona (20km), Assisi, Val d'Orcia, Chianti, Perugia and Lake Trasimeno, as well as Florence and Siena.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
The security deposit is 250 €.
Final cleaning is 15€ per person - minimum 60€.
Electricity and heating are not included (the amount will be metered: gas for heating price is 1€/mc, electricity price is 0,30€/kW).