This is a picture perfect restored Italian mill for hire, dating back as far as the 15th century, located in a verdant valley surrounded by nature, with the peace only interrupted by the gentle movement of a shallow brook alongside the garden. The Mulino Fresco is surrounded by an extensive park of cypress and oak trees whilst this is in turn surrounded by classic chianti wine country, in particular the world renowned Brolio vineyards run by the Ricasoli family, a name synonymous with this region.
This property is attractively furnished throughout with antiques, a rustic kitchen and dining room with tiled floors, whilst the elegant living room has French doors to the garden. There is a large fireplace built into the wall between the kitchen and living room, which once lit, heats both rooms. In the summer however the thick stone walls surrounding the house keep the rest of the building wonderfully cool. There is also a large ' barn' area, shielded from the sun alongside the brook, this is a perfect place for dining al fresco and relaxing in the evenings. Located alongside the house is also a small annex containing a double bedroom with ensuite shower room, with its own small living space and patio area, also fully air-conditioned. The annex is not rented seperately.
The nearest restaurant to the property is approximately 1.5km, in the nearby town of Lucignano in Chianti, whilst the towns of Monti and Pianella have a post office, gas station, grocers and other services. There is also a pleasant Saturday market in Radda in Chianti, further points of interest at Brolio Castle (Castello di Brolio) and the Abbey ' Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore' . Siena is also an easy drive, whilst Montalcino, San Gimignano and Arezzo are about an hour. Closer to home, the history and character of this charming restored Italian villa is also slowly being revealed, the original mill stones in the basement having been recently discovered.
Pianella 4km, Siena 25 mins, Castellina in Chianti 35 mins, Montevarchi 45 mins, Montalcino, San Gimignano 55 mins, Arezzo 1 hr, Montepulciano 1 hr 10 mins, Florence 1 hr 40 mins, Pisa 2 hrs. Recommended airports : Pisa, Florence (also within 3 hrs drive approx from Bologna, Forli, Rome Ciampino, Rome Fiumicino airports).
Kitchen / dining room (separated into two rooms via an archway)
Living room (TV,CD, Piano) with French doors to garden
Guest shower room
Large attic style room with one double, two single bed with a small balcony overlooking the garden. Please note the stairs to this room are quite steep, so not suited for the elderly or infirm.
Double bedroom with ensuite shower room
Small living area, air-conditioning.
Private 12m x 6m swimming pool (max depth 2,40m) open May-Sept.
Large barn area
Landscaped gardens, some lawn. BBQ. The brook that passes alongside the garden is approximately 1.5-2 feet deep, however care should be taken with small children at all times.