Beautiful independent house obtained from the total restoration of a grain mill that dates back to 1606. The origins of the mill are uncertain but it was probably in operation in the same period that the Abbazia di Sant'Antimo was built, and provided flour to the Abbey monks. The mill looks like it was taken directly from a book of fairy tales: the little arched bridge, the water flow ditch, and many minor details have been restored with punctilious care. The private 7 x 10 meter swimming pool is the only external modern feature and it has been set into the original mill course above the structure. The mill is reached by a dirt track that leads through a gate opening onto the parking area. From there, there is a walkway leading to the house. The property is partially fenced in to afford privacy and has olive groves, fruit trees and woodlands. The position is very peaceful and private. The mill is in a green valley surrounded by soft hills.
The house develops on various levels. Main private entrance is down a short flight of stone steps through a paved, furnished terrace directly into the spacious open plan living/dining room with fireplace and satellite TV. Columns divide the living room from the dining area. A note of interest is a glass inset in the living room floor that overlooks the flow stream of the mill below. Next to the fireplace, is a door that leads up two steps into the spacious, modern kitchen that is fully equipped with gas range, electric oven and dishwasher. To the left of the kitchen is a door opening outside onto a paved, covered terrace furnished with barbecue, table and chairs. It is ideal for enjoying ones meals in the summer breeze. A door on the right of the kitchen opens into a large pantry where the fridge with freezer is located. A door in the pantry opens onto a hallway. Up one step, is the door to a spacious complete bathroom with shower. A second door opens into a large utilities room with washbasin and washing machine. This is where the garden furniture is also stored during the winter.
Continuing along the hall, down one step, one returns to the dining room, on the opposite side of the fireplace. From here, always in the dining room, a beautiful brick staircase leads to the first floor and opens directly into a second living room with fireplace. On one end of the living room is the door to a double bedroom, with complete en suite bathroom with shower. Another door on the opposite side of the living room opens into a spacious bathroom with toilet, washbasin, and shower. A third door in the living room leads down to steps to a double bedroom. A door in this bedroom opens outside onto a wooden ramp leading to the lawn next to the pool. Next to the staircase is a second set of fairly steep stairs that leads up to the second floor landing. Two doors, opposite each other, on the landing open into a double bedroom and into a twin bedded room with beds that can be united to turn it into a double bed, if requested at the time of the booking or anyway when ahead of time. There is a baby cot in one of these bedrooms. The mill reflects typical Tuscan architectural styles with wood beamed ceilings, cotto floors and an alternation between white washed walls and stone on sight. The mill is very well furnished in Tuscan style. There is a telephone for guest use, stereo with CD player, and a cook is available on request.
Shops and restaurants are at 1.5 Km, while Montalcino, famous for its Brunello wine, is at 9 Km. Siena is at 57 Km and Firenze is at 120 Km.
Ground floor :
Kitchen garden access
Bathroom with shower
Laundry with washing machine, dryer
1st floor :
Living Room large living area with fire place
Double bedroom and Ensuite bathroom with shower, bath
Bathroom with shower
In the old tower :
Swimming pool :
Swimming pool private, outdoor, (10m X 7m).
Availabilities & Prices
Rates for next year are based on the former ones, subject to adjustment. Please contact us to get price confirmation.
Start of rental : Saturday.
Sheets and bath towels
To be paid extra
Heating : upon consumption
Final cleaning : 25 € / personne
Air-Conditionning : upon consumption
Terms of payment and cancellation
Damage deposit : 750 €, in cash upon arrival, not cashable.
Villa - Siena Area
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