This delightful 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom 16th-century mill house, with private pool, is surrounded by gentle wooded slopes, with orchards running down to the nearby river.
‘Il Mulino’ is peaceful, private, and has been restored and modernised. The house has been carefully designed to retain its sense of character, with terracotta floors and exposed beams.
Careful thought has gone into outdoor living, with a good sized private pool, plus half roman steps, sunbathing area, and gazebo for relaxing. There is also a very large covered pergola with dining facilities and relaxing chairs, and here there is a BBQ, a further hob and an outdoor wood oven, ideal for pizzas.
More detailed information:
External cobbled ramp to entrance.
Ground floor: Living with fireplace, SAT TV, DVD, CD /dining room/kitchen, with oven, hob, dishwasher 2 double bedrooms. Shower room.
Steep stairs to first floor .
Double bedroom. Walk-through room with twin beds Second walk-through room with single bed. Shower room Washing machine NB - The attic rooms, reached by steep steps (under some low beams) are more suitable for youngsters - but are light and spacious. WIFI Internet Outside: Beautiful private garden with good sized private pool 11M x 5M plus half roman steps Sunbathing patio around pool and permanent gazebo for shaded relaxing.
Large covered pergola with dining facilities, BBQ, wood oven and hob Access to extensive tree farmed grounds, leading down to river
WIFI internet available free.
Surrounding Area : .
The Mill is situated say 2km from the village of Poggio in the Garfagnana valley circa one hour north of Lucca.
Surrounded by a fruit orchard, and bordered by a stream you can enjoy the marvellous view of the surrounding green mountains.
The local villages of Poggio and Camporgiano are 2km and 4km respectively from the property, the latter of which has a couple of restaurants and bars, an inhabited castle, supermarket, and small Monday morning market. Both villages have train stations for easy exploring.
Castelnuovo, the local market town is a 15 minute drive away, and the mediaeval town of Barga is a circa 30 minute drive. Take a trip to Pisa in 90 mins and Florence in under 2 hours... The real beauty of the area though is its proximity to two important Protected National Parks, the surrounding mountains and the hundreds of hill top villages where it seems that time has stood still