6 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms. Private pool. Good for groups. WIFI, great views
- english, italian
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Tourist tax taken €1 per person to maximum of €5 per person per stay. Not applicable to guests under 14 yrs. Tax payable in cash on arrival
Pool open 1 May to 30 September. If pool required outside of this time our written agreement is required
Heating not included in the price of your stay. If heating is required it is to be paid locally for the amount used.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Beautiful and comfortable property with a lot of space, perfect as base of operations to explore Tuscany. The pictures do not really make it justice, it's way better. The kids loved the facilities (very big pool, ping pong, river stream, patios, bbq), ideal to spend lazy morning and nights before/after leaving to explore the region or just spend the day if not feeling like going out. Good restaurants around, we recommend Sandra (2km) and Mulino Vecchio (5km); and overall nice surroundings.
I am glad you found the property beautiful and comfortable. It is so hard to get pictures that really do show how beautiful the property and surrounding area is. Its a perfect place to escape to and just go at your own pace.
I hope to hear from you again in the future.
It truly is a beautiful place in a stunning setting!
We recently had a family holiday in this lovely property. First of all - the location is absolutely stunning - the views are wonderful. If you want to get away from it all and relax in peace and quiet this is the place.
We were four generations and 10 people in total. The house accommodated us comfortably - my parents (in their 80s) stayed in the Bambini house which worked perfectly as they had space and peace from the younger members of the group! There are a lot of stairs in the main house so care needs to be taken if you have little ones or mobility problems.
You can see how much love and care has been taken with renovating the property and it has been well thought out.
The pool is beautiful and there were plenty of good quality loungers and umbrellas. The table tennis table was a huge hit and what views!
The kitchen was well equipped and we had everything we needed to cater for everyone. We found a little shop down the hill for basic supplies but did the majority of food shopping at Conad in Gallicano. The drive up and down the hill is quite epic!
We were very happy to spend the majority of time at Borgo Mulino but did make a trip to Lucca which was lovely. We ate out at Sandra’s and also Il Canapale which were both welcoming and extremely good value.
The grounds of the property were larger than we expected and very pretty with the stream flowing down. There is a footpath from the top of the property up to Vallico Sopra which is fun to do.
All in all, we thought Borgo Mulino was super and we didn’t want to leave. Thank you!
Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed this beautifully presented and well loved properties and appreciated those views too! Good to hear you enjoyed the local area and restaurants too!
We hope to welcome you again.
Lorraine at tuscan-retreats
A little bit of heaven
We spent two weeks here with extended family including 6 children under 4 . We were very conscious of the stairs however we had no issues and absolutely loved the house, the pool and the setting. You just need to watch the smaller ones. The drive up here is worth it for the amazing views and the tranquility it affords . We visited Lucca and some of our party hired bikes and rode the city wall , loved Pisa and Barga others in our party went to Florence and then to Maranello to see the cars! Of course the sunshine and beautiful Italian food ,pasta. Pizza and ice cream just make you fall in love with Italy in general!
We loved Restarante Da Sandra ......amazing value and beautiful food ....we took all the children....and we were made to feel very welcome !
We have between 15 of us seen 1 fox 3 badgers, 2 black squirrels, a couple of small black headed grass snakes and one large snake visited us by the pool ! Up in smaller houses they had a few scorpions ......four in total but easily removed!
This place is magical for those who like to be away from the crowds .....for us grandparents who like to spend time with children and grandchildren it was perfection .
thank you for sharing this lovely Home with us
Karen and Alan Shropshire August 2017
Thank you for your detailed 5 star review Karen and Alan. We also love this place - such am amazing adventure, with total privacy and beautiful views, the large pool etc and as you say all the wildlife. There are often also deer...
As you say this is a magical getaway!!!
For future guests do note that it is in fact incredibly unusual to see snakes in this area and they are not venomous. Also if you do find a scorpion (which again is quite rare) they are the small european type and not poisonous!
Beautiful property very high in the mountains
While the home and grounds were beautiful, and the owners were very accommodating and welcoming, the property is somewhat difficult to reach. If you plan on staying at the home and exploring the surrounding fantastic villages in the area, it is perfect and highly recommended. However, if you plan on exploring nearby cities such as Lucca, Pisa, and Florence, the drive up/down the mountain from the main road is somewhat tedious and makes the drive about 45 minutes from Lucca.
Thank you for your review. The owners, although conscious this was not the location you were looking for were pleased to have been able to accommodate you at very short notice when you were let down by someone managing another property, and couldn't find an alternative.
It really is a rural retreat and off the beaten track but still only 45 mins from Lucca as you say. We are happy to hear that whilst being in the depths of the countryside, and not your orginal chosen location closer to Cities, that you did enjoy the beautiful property and grounds! Best wishes to you all.
Borgo Mulino was fantastic, very high quality build and good standard overall, clean , well equipped , pool was great.
Weather was hot in the day but the mountain air cools you down in the evening.
The local restaurant at the top of the hill is great value and really nice.
Its literally in the middle of nowhere which was perfect for our large group.
The staff who met us on arrival were really nice and helpful- they assisted us in booking a restaurant and finding some lost luggage
The driving should not be underestimated though !
Over all 5/5 , seriously good :)
Thank you for your review. It is good to hear you had a great time and loved the place! It is a credit to the owners.
We have also eaten a few times at the restaurant up the hill and found it good value and the food was great... glad you enjoyed it too.
Lorraine at Tuscan-retreats
Stunning setting well beyond expectations
We arrived on the second week of a three week holiday in Tuscany to be met by Sauro and Marita who were very welcoming. Whilst the the property is a little off the beat and track it is a must for anyone wanting a relaxing get away from it all location. First impressions when we arrived were wow ,the property, location and setting were just stunning. For the whole two week stay we could not pick a fault .The only negative that i could add to this review was that we had to leave at the end of our holiday.
Thank you for your review - it is great to hear you found the place to be perfect! I have to say I never want to leave when I visit! Sauro and Marita would love to welcome you again.
Lorraine at Tuscan-retreats.co.uk
This is a wonderfully unique setting! Located in the grounds of an old mill, some of which is still intact. There are still parts of the orginal aquaduct attached to one of the buildings, and the 'borgo' is set beside a stream, which cascades into little pools (lovely for cooling off in!). Internally there are working millstones.
There is loads of space for exploring, and walking and relaxing, and there is a feeling of pure peace, with just the sound of the stream cascading in the background.
Set high in the hills, overlooking countryside, and a mediaeval village below, and with the mountains in the background, this really is a heavenly location!
Whilst set in the depths of the countryside, amongst beech woods and chestnut trees, the site is located within walking distance of a couple of restaurants, and there is a reasonable selection within a 15 min drive too with more thereafter. There is also a little village shop in the local village, and each of the villages on the way down the hill have a little bar and shop too....The drive to the supermarket/hypermarket is less than half hour in both North and South of the valley.
If you can tear yourselves away from this little piece of paradise some distances for trips out are below:
Pisa - 1 hr 15 mins - visit the famous leaning tower and more besides.
Florence - just under 2 hours - great day out when it is not too hot. Visit the Uffizzi, Ponte Vecchio, Michelangelo's David, meander along the Arno.
Lucca - under an hour . A mediaeval fully walled city, often voted the best city in Italy! Cycle the fully intact walls, relax in the parks, have a cappuccino in many of the large piazzas watching the world go by... The birthplace of Puccini, you can go to an opera recital most evenings, dine in the many restaurants, visit the 99(!) churches, climb the towers or shop til you drop in the shaded mediaeval streets.....
Barga - a beautiful mediaeval town, well known for its arty feel, and its good restaurants. In high season there is often live music in the evenings, and there is an annual jazz festival. Beautiful views abound!
Castelnuovo - local market town 30 mins.
Grotta del Vento - Wind Caves - 45 mins
Parco di Levegliese - country adventure park with torrentismo/canyoning/rock climbing - 45 mins
Spa town of Bagni di lucca - 40 mins
And lots more besides!
Beat the crowd in olde worlde Italy in a medieaval setting, but join the crowd when you wish!