Villa Mulino is a charming country house immersed in the wonderful unspoilt countryside deep in the famous Chianti Classico region of Tuscany. Originally a mill this beautiful property has been lovingly restored and is surrounded by its own grounds with ample gardens and pretty spots for relaxing. There is of course a lovely private swimming pool with adjacent sun bathing area and furnished terraces for dining al fresco.
All the original characteristics of the house, such as beamed ceilings, terracotta floors and archways have been carefully retained and the furnishings are very much in keepin...g with Tuscan country style. The villa is on two main levels plus the tower, with the ground floor being composed of the living areas and the various wings of the upper floors housing the bedrooms.
The entrance, via the front loggia terrace which is furnished with table and chairs, opens directly into an inviting living room with antique cotto floors and gorgeous vaulted ceilings. This room is furnished with, settees, armchair, fireplace and satellite television. An archway leads to a spacious dining room with large table and chairs and the original feeding trough running the length of one wall has been left intact enhancing the rustic atmosphere of the villa. Off the living room is a country style rustic kitchen which is fully equipped, features an original stone sink and has patio doors opening onto the garden, as does the dining area. Also on the ground floor with its access from the outside of the house, or via steps down from one of the upper floor wings is a further lounge area with pretty exposed stone walls, settee, table, chairs and a small kitchen unit.
So as to leave the wonderful characteristics and original architecture of this beautiful house intact, the upper floor and the five bedrooms are spread over various wings and levels accessed by wooden staircases from the different rooms on the ground floor. All of the bedrooms have their own bath or shower room, either ensuite or adjacent and feature lovely terracotta floors, traditional beamed ceilings and turn of the century furnishings in keeping with the decor of the rest of the villa.
Three of the bedrooms have double beds, another is larger and has a double bed and single bed, and the fifth bedroom, situated in the little tower on a second level has a double bed. Also on the upper level is a lounge/reading room with sofa and fireplace which in turn opens into the covered loggia where you can admire the view over the grounds through the lovely archway.
Villa Mulino is surrounded by its own grounds bordered with majestic cypress trees, to the front of the house is a garden area with lawns, and to the rear is pretty swimming pool (10m x 5m) built into the terraced land. The pool is fenced around the front and side, and at the rear is backed by a low farm building used for storage only. To the side of the swimming pool is a paved terrace furnished with sun loungers and umbrellas perfect for relaxing and soaking up the sun. Also on the estate is a further unrestored farm building which is not in use. Its a delight to dine al fresco and there are various areas in the grounds equipped with garden furniture, a barbeque and the covered loggia at the front of the house also has a table and chairs. WiFi internet connection is also available at the villa and there is a washing machine for guests use.
Situated in a much sought after area of Tuscany immersed deep in the heart of the unspoilt Chianti countryside, Villa Mulino is only 8kms from the town of Gaiole in Chianti with its selection of shops and amenities. There are plenty of wonderful restaurants in the area within easy driving distance as well as the gorgeous castles of the Chianti. The beautiful town of Siena with its shell shaped piazza is only 20 minutes away and Florence and San Gimignano are both less than an hours drive.
Ground Level: Living room with settee, armchairs, fireplace, satellite television > Dining room with table and chairs > Kitchen with cooker (5 gas rings, electric oven), 2 fridge/freezers, microwave oven and dishwasher > Lounge (access via exterior or down from upper floor bedroom) with settee, table, chairs and small kitchen unit (hob and fridge)
Upper Levels > Double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with bath, basin bidet and w.c.> Double bedroom on gallery floor > Shower room with shower, basin, bidet and w.c.> Triple bedroom with double and single bed > Bathroom with shower, basin, w.c.> Double bedroom on gallery floor with ensuite shower room with shower, basin and w.c. > Lounge/reading room with fireplace, settee, table and chairs opens onto covered loggia with seating.
Second Floor Tower: Double bedroom with ensuite shower room with shower, basin, bidet w.c
Central heating* > Garden > Terrace > Barbecue > Swimming pool > Satellite television > DVD & CD player > Wi Fi internet connection (living room and some outside areas) > Games room > Laundry room with washing machine & iron > Parking > 8km from the town of Gaiole with local shops and amenities > 20km approx to the town of Siena.
Facilities marked * are payable locally
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