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Independent holiday country house in Tuscany

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 double bedrooms, a single bed room 3 bathrooms, large kitchen and living room

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.


Property Manager
Zinaida Gasperini
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

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!
Sep 2010
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Amenities

Arezzo Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 180 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 7
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • From the living room you also gain access to 'bathroom 3' which is built over two levels, which are linked by a narrow spiral staircase. On the lower level is a washbasin and on the upper level, there are a shower, WC, and bidet.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 3 is accessible only through bedroom 2 and then by mean of an interior steep staircase.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Independent holiday country house in Tuscany
average rating of 4.857143 based on 39 reviews
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5

Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

This villa was great! It had the right amount of peace and quiet. The property was so unique -- obviously they have done the renovations of this old olive mill with a care for details and love for the place. Being conveniently located near Arezzo helps a lot for exploring the area. One could go to Cortona very easily or even the Med or Adriatic Sea. The property is far enough from the road to be quiet yet close enough to civilization to obtain necessities. The property is also set in an olive grove and we had some nice walks around the property and on the hills that it is perched on. A nice quiet creek runs through the property which just makes it divine. The property owner does a great job in making sure that you are happy and she met us at our Avis rental car place in Arezzo when we got off the train which was super helpful.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful home, well-located

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming Home! Charming Hostess!

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review and thanks for treating my house as if it was yours! Happy to have met you and hope to see you again!
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Eloy, Arizona
5

Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stara Zagora
4

Very nice house

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Capture the Tuscan feeling

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
FLORENCE
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Olmo
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Arezzo
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
A1 - Arezzo
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Antica Pieve (Vitiano),L'Antico Borgo Civitella
Nearest Ski
140 Kilometres
Abetone
Car: recommended

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.

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Rates & Availability

Arezzo Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season winter 2017
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$918
 
 
Medium Season 2017
Apr 2 2017 - Jul 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,243
 
 
Summer 2017 (high season)
Jul 2 2017 - Sep 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,459
 
 
Autumn 2017 (medium)
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,243
 
 
Autumn 2017 (low)
Oct 14 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$918
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$1,026
 

Additional information about rental rates

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).

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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