Typical ancient mill located in the initial part of Chianti, a few kilometers from Florence, in an area protected by hills covered with olive trees and vineyards, in a large valley away from the traffic of the highway. The recent renovation and recovery have brought this building back to its splendor, maintaining its charm. Covered loggia, large park, swimming pool, all give tranquility and allure...
Typical ancient mill located in the initial part of Chianti, a few kilometers from Florence, in an area protected by hills covered with olive trees and vineyards, in a large valley away from the traffic of the highway. The recent renovation and recovery have brought this building back to its splendor, maintaining its charm. Covered loggia, large park, swimming pool, all give tranquility and allure to this property.
Location The Val di Cintoia, just on east of Greve in Chianti with its numerous streams, is the landscape in which this mill fits. The torrent that runs calmly testifies to the ancient work that was carried out there. Small villages, squares surrounded by small houses, ancient food shops dot the streets that run through the area. The chestnut woods, among others, ensure the coolness during the hot summer days and allow you to go hiking.
Description This ancient mill of about 200 square meters has been the subject of careful and meticulous recovery and restoration work both internally and externally. The recovery of ancient materials and ancient stones of which the original building was made and the use of new materials and current technology, testifies the attention and care with which the works were carried out and ensure that even today, at a few years later the structure is in excellent condition. Access to the property is via a small bridge that crosses the stream that flows alongside it and which in past ages allowed the use of the shovel for grinding grains and allows the visitor to jump back in time. On the ground floor of the building there is a large kitchen in which some details of the past time that was once clearly visible, like an ancient hearth, the stone sink are just a few examples, two large adjacent living rooms that share a modern fireplace, the dining room and a study complete the ground floor. On the first floor there are 3 double bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. A large cellar on the semi-basement floor with natural stone walls helps to store wines and food.
State and finishes Externally the structure is made of stone with some details in typical bricks of buildings that were once rural buildings. Internally was made a mix between new, such as the central and old fireplace, with the recovery of ancient materials. The bathrooms recall the country style of the building in materials and finishes. Everything is in excellent condition.
Outdoor spaces The mill is surrounded by a large private garden bordered on one side by the stream and on the other by the slopes of the hills. There is a large and beautiful covered loggia, equipped with an oven, a BBQ and an area for outdoor lunches and dinners. The regularly shaped swimming pool makes outdoor days pleasant. The numerous lavender and rose bushes that dot the garden satisfy the sight and the sense of smell.
Potential use An excellent choice for those who want to have a house in the countryside where to spend the weekends and to experience the nearby city of Florence on other days. Also excellent as an investment to use as an accommodation.