The mill by the stream 1600 century
We were all thrilled by the great location and the refreshing pool. Paola is an excellent host and treated us to pizza, honey and traditional chestnut pancakes with ricotta. All in all, fantastic and Tuscany is always worth a trip. The village of Coreglia Antelminelli is also a beautiful village within walking distance to have a nice meal in the evening. Thank you again dear Paola and of course also best wishes to your husband. Tom, Kathrin, Susanne and Ulrich
Relaxed and wonderful days
We spent three wonderful weeks as a family in this great holiday home with Paola in the summer. After a short search and an adventurous journey, we found this little paradise and were warmly welcomed by Paola and treated to dinner with home-baked pizza. The house is very well equipped, we didn't miss anything here. The property itself is huge, the children and the dog were able to play and let off steam here. Everything is actually fenced in or naturally limited. The nearby stream is also great to explore with the children (or alone). The pool is large enough and nothing is missing here either, there are sun loungers and a parasol. In the village in the immediate vicinity (5 minutes by car or around 1 km on foot (uphill)) you can find a small supermarket for your daily needs. A larger shopping center is about 25 minutes away by car. There is also a restaurant in this village, which offers a fantastic view over the landscape from the roof terrace. If you want to go on a beach holiday, you have to be aware that you have to drive around 1.5 hours. But if you want to enjoy a relaxing holiday in the mountains of Tuscany in absolute peace, This is the right place. We will definitely come back and are really looking forward to it.
Wow what a beautiful place. Hidden in the green. Large swimming pool plus stream with pools. Paolo is an absolutely wonderful host with home-made pizza unsurpassedly delicious arrival. On hot days, a cool breeze is a relief here. Special thanks to hostess Paolo for the area tips and extra attention.
Arrival 2nd July 2023
Actually just a word! DREAM!
The lovely Paola instantly makes you feel not only welcome, but HOME! The welcome was just brilliant and just sympathetic, the welcome pizzas (often mentioned in recessions) are the best I've ever eaten. We had a young, large German Shepherd-Malinos mixed in with us and he could really let off steam due to the almost fully fenced property -24 hour action if popular and doesn't disturb anyone- Luckily you are a little off the beaten track in a fantastic secluded location, no tourists and what else has mass tourism! No, pure peace yet the ability to be anywhere in a short time. Then simply "LET SOUL DANGLE" and forget about everyday life for a few days. Well, you could write a lot more, but experiencing it yourself makes it truly dreamlike. We will return!!!!!! Thanks again Paula for everything! You can feel that you don't just care about the money, but much more about the people behind it! No matter what, there's always the heart involved! For now it's all "in a nutshell"!
Arrival 17th June 2023
Refuge for the soul!!!
We've been back in Germany for a few days now. But we will not forget this vacation. Everything was as described in the ad or maybe even a little bit better. Because once you're there, you really learn to appreciate this place. Yes, the journey is a bit bumpy, but that doesn't bother you. Arriving at the house, Paola and her husband, two really good-hearted people, welcomed us. The two live right next door but never disturb the privacy. However, if you need anything they are there. You felt like friends and not like guests. We would rather describe the property as a property because it is huge and very quietly embedded in the forest. The only sounds there are birds and the creek that flows past the property with direct access. The mill is beautiful and well equipped. Yes, the floor cracks here and there, but that's exactly what you would expect from a building from the 1600s. In the house it is always nice and cool so that you can sleep comfortably. The pool is bigger than it looks in the pictures. It was perfect that it wasn't too deep. Our 8 year old could stand in it. Every evening we spent our time on the very cozy terrace until dark. then we went to the meadow to see the countless fireflies. We could watch this spectacle every evening and it didn't get any less fascinating. There is a lot to experience in the area, but this always involves a little driving time. We never got bored. There are enough restaurants and supermarkets in the area so that nothing is missing. Paola spoiled us with pizza on the day of arrival and in between with cherries and other gifts. Thanks for that !!! I could write so much more but that would probably go beyond the scope. Conclusion: the adults were happy, the little one was happy and the dog was happy because he could roam freely on the fenced property. The most beautiful holiday home and the best landlady we have ever had. THANK YOU for everything and see you next time.!!!! Kind regards Marcel, Sabrina, Katelynn and Koba
Arrival 27 June 2022
We had a paradise holiday with grandma and our 2 kids. The property with access to the creek is a dream. Qir were by the stream every day and built, played, hiked there with the kids, cooled down. Paola is probably the best hostess you can imagine. She surprised us with homemade pizzas and spoiled us with fresh cherries from the garden. The pool is great. A tiny, well-intentioned criticism: fly nets on the bedroom windows would be great, so that you can ventilate well at night without inviting various insects :-) This place is beautiful and we are very grateful for this holiday there. Thank you Paola
Arrival 4 June 2022
Very quiet and nice
Everything worked out well. Fantastically lonely location.
Arrival 28 August 2021
Very happy with the villa owner very nice. We were well received with delicious welcome pizzas. Owner always responsive and very good service.
Arrived 10 August 2021
Super stay Had a wonderful week! Very hospitable welcome with homemade pizzas! Lovely pool and very much enjoyed the surroundings, the fireflies and shooting stars.
Arrived 17 July 2021
Unique, quiet location Old mill in a unique, quiet location, neatly converted into a holiday home. Lots of space around the house, which is located along a mountain stream in a green environment. The host welcomes you with his own pizzas, baked in a wood-fired oven.
Arrived 24 July 2021
Hidden Paradise. 5 stars
Very remote, but you are completely undisturbed. The house is clean and tidy. The outdoor area is almost a park with its own stream. The children could play soccer and badminton and then jump into the large pool. We were able to grill and marvel at countless fireflies every evening. Paola was just great. Brought us homemade pizzas and honey. In addition, she took care of every concern as quickly as possible and in a friendly manner. It was just fantastic! We would love to come back next year.
The way there is long and at the end there is only a forest path, but the description fit perfectly. A generous house awaited us, which has several centuries under its belt. We made plenty of use of our own pool , which was just right for my boys. The stream immediately behind did the rest. We were in August and the weather was wonderful, when the sun disappears behind the mountains it gets noticeably cooler. We have filled ourselves very well.
Date of arrival - 8 August 2020
The perfect place to regenerate. A place of absolute peace and... Kindness
We spent 15 fabulous days, enriched by the exquisite hospitality of Paola and her husband. Our five boys filled the days between swimming pool, creek and the huge lawns pertaining to the house that saw them play endless football matches. The house is big and there is everything. The "main" master bedroom is a small-large joy, to be seen. Paola was a very kind and discreet guest: she welcomed us with pizzas baked by her husband and cuddled us daily with food thoughts collected from her garden. We were pleasantly surprised every day, in a place that is ideal for those who need to detach from the city, where the evening is dark, but really dark and where the silence is broken only by the flow of the stream. We'll be back as soon as possible.
Nature Relax Convenience
A week of relaxation in a house equipped with everything you need and beyond (pool, whirlpool, barbecue...) immersed in nature 2 steps from Lucca and many other beautiful paola resorts (the propretaria) very kind and caring#
John Dunn - This converted mill is absolute paradise, peace, relaxation and a stunning location. I can only echo everything said previously about Paola, the most perfect host ever. We cannot wait to return and have told all our friends and family about this magical place.
"The property, location and support were amazing. We booked 10 days at Paola's converted mill house for our family of 5 (kids 7,12,14). The house is very cool in the daytime, spacious and well appointed. The location is sheer bliss, lovely views up and down the valley with the sound of the mountain stream. The pool was a big hit with us all. Paola unexpectedly served up pizzas, homemade bread and honey and other treats out of the blue which were all gorgeous. A great base for exploring Lucca and Pisa. local village is a 15 minute walk for all the essentials. Would definitely recommend."
“Wonderful villa in the warm and quiet hills of Tuscany, enriched by the famous Tuscan hospitality”
Reviewed July 23, 2015
Private, quiet, well-equipped, clean and comfortable villa with a fine (and very necessary) pool. That was what my family of 7 found found tugged away in the hills centrally placed between Lucca, Pisa and Firenze, not far from Coreglia Antiminelli.
This has been the best 2 week stay in the south of Europe that we have had so far, amongst many.
First of all, we were greeted and looked after by the nicest land-lady (Paula), who even served us home-made, great-tasting food. First at our arrival - when we were tired and hungry, and later the best pizzas from her own stone oven.
Secondly, the house offered all the facilities that we could wish for, including wifi for the teenagers.
The house and surroundings were clean and well-kept. We had anticipated a very challenging dirt road to the house, but it turned out to be quite undramatic. Just drive slowly and don't bring a humvee or a Rolls Royce.