Molino alla torrente, Bagni di Lucca

Sleeps 6

A comfortable converted mill in the mountains near Lucca

Property summary

Sleeps 6

3 twin bedrooms, 1 bathroom and 3 shower-rooms, 1 separate WC

Location: Garfagnana and the Apuan Alps

This property rents from Friday to Friday

Surrounding Region

  • Fornoli 1.5 kms away - 20 minutes walk

  • Bagni di Lucca 10 mins

  • Train station 5 minutes away, has a direct link to Pisa airport

  • Lucca 30 mins

  • Seaside 1 hr away

  • Torre del Lago Puccini, Opera festival, 1 hour away

  • Pisa and airport, 1 hr.
  • This comfortable house in the picturesque commune of Bagni di Lucca offers outdoor living and easy access to all the delights of Northern Tuscany. The Mulino is located on a quiet country lane less than 15 minutes walk from the village of Fornoli, crossing the famous 19th century suspension bridge built by Notolini. Fornoli contains all the traditional village shops, several bars and restaurants, also a bank, a supermarket and a hairdresser. An excellent food market takes place on Tuesdays and Fridays. There is no problem parking in Fornoli.

    Accommodation

    The eighteenth century Mulino has been recently rebuilt in stone and chestnut, the cool paved interior being a haven from the heat of summer. A large modern kitchen, separate dining hall and a TV study are all on the raised ground floor, and three roomy twin bedrooms, all with ensuite bath or shower room, are on the first floor. There is a separate ground floor cloakroom with occasional shower.
    Outside the house; the stream runs by and provides continuous background music to life round the 10 x 4 m pool, which sits in a woodland setting. A fine terrace overlooks the waterside garden and offers seating for ten around the sturdy garden table shaded by white parasols.

    Local area

    Access is easy; there are no winding hairpin roads to negotiate. The many smaller villages that comprise the Commune of Bagni di Lucca are delightfully varied and steeped in history. Some, built in medieval times, continue as lively mountaintop communities that enjoy heart-stopping views of snowy Appenine peaks and deep valleys; others nestle in folds of tree-clad hills and boast excellent eating-out and beautiful churches; and of course Bagni di Lucca is famous for its warm-water springs and spas.
    Flowing through Bagni is the river Lima, a sparkling river that alternates between foaming rapids for the Kayak enthusiast and deep still lakelets for the wild swimmer, where Kingfishers dash by.
    Southwards lies Lucca, unique walled city just half an hour away, with shops, bars restaurants, music festivals and a monthly antique market - a taste of classical Renaissance Italy wherever you walk. Going the other way northwards along the valley of the Serchio one finds the beautiful Garfagnana, a region offering spectacular scenery, the picturesque towns Barga and Castelnuovo, and for walkers endless trails along tracks and stonepaved roads dating back thousands of years. Local walking maps are readily found in local libreria.
    The coast is an hour's drive at Viareggio - long sandy beaches - and a little further to the Ligurian Riviera and the Cinque Terre.

    Features

    Baby bed and high chair
    Available on request
    Barbecue
    Catering
    Available on request
    Coffee Maker
    Italian coffee maker (Moka) in all sizes and 2 sizes of Cafetiere
    Dishwasher
    DVD player
    Extra beds
    Separate ground floor cloakroom with shower next to TV study with sofabed.
    Extra cleaning
    Available on request
    Fans
    In each bedroom
    Fireplace
    Woodstove in sitting area, with wood provided
    Hair dryer
    In each bath or shower room
    Heating
    Central heating - Extra
    Internet access
    WiFi fast internet - with a 10Gb limit, beyond that charged at 15Euro/Gb
    Iron and Ironing board
    Kettle
    Microwave
    Mobile phone coverage
    Good
    Pool towels
    Provided
    Restaurant nearby
    In walking distance
    Swimming pool
    Salt water filtration - Dim: 10 x 4 m., Depth: 1.40 m. on site - Also, nearby river swimming
    Telephone
    Tennis court
    Nearby in Bagni di Lucca, 10 mins.
    Toaster
    Washing machine

    Things to note

  • This property requires a security deposit of Euro 300 on arrival. Please ensure you have the necessary cash to leave with the caretaker.
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    Reviews

    C.B. and family
    Date of stay: 12 August 2017

    Thank you for a lovely stay - we loved the Molino alla Torrente, which is immaculately presented, with a gorgeous garden, beautifully planted (including herbs for cooking) and with the sound of the river running through it. The pool was bigger than it looks in the pictures. It was great to be in the cooler hills especially in the evening (and if the mosquito nets on the windows could be fixed that would be ideal). Kerry was a fountain of local knowledge and consequently we had some fabulous meals. The Trattoria Branduzzi is unbeatable for price, taste and authenticity.

    J.M. and family
    Date of stay: 11 August 2017

    The villa at Molino Alla Torrente was seriously understated in its advertising: this villa is set in a spectacular setting, it's luxurious, spacious and beautifully maintained...we wanted for nothing, including a welcome meal on our first night supplied by Kerrys Kitchens. I am in no doubt at all we will be revisiting this villa again.

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