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Swimming at the waterfall near il Mulino - a 3 minute stroll away The lounge - cosy by the log-burner but cool in the height of summer
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Il Mulino
Swimming at the waterfall near il Mulino - a 3 minute stroll away
The lounge - cosy by the log-burner but cool in the height of summer
The lounge, showing guests' sketches and paintings
Main bedroom above the mill stones - listen to the music of water as you fall asleep
The kitchen - try out some of the delicious local ingredients and open a bottle or two. Cin cin!
Second bedroom - the spacious double bed converts to 2 singles too
Single bedroom - there is another pull-out bed to complete this story-book room for little ones
Shower room
Downstairs bathroom and door to sunny terrace
One of secret places to walk to in the nearby mountains
View from former mill-pond
Breakfast/sun-downer terrace, constructed from the original mill-stones
The pool nearest to the Mill
Swimming and frolics in the river!
Montebotolino - a hill-top village nearby
Local market
Countryside round Il Mulino offers walks a-plenty
A walk to Fresciano where lunch awaits us after drinking in beautiful scenery
Cookery lesson - making gnocchi at Poggio Barone, a local restaurant
river view beneath the mill
Main Terrace
June poppies
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Badia Tedalda, Province of Arezzo, Tuscany

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Barry T
1 review
“Tuscany Escape”
Reviewed June 27, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Having decided on 'away from it all' holiday in Tuscany we chanced upon this amazing place, and what a find. Nestled in the true wilds of the Tuscan countryside the historic Il Mulino is the perfect escape. We woke to the gentle sound of the river passing over it's stony bed. Relaxed by the bank and swam by the waterfall. Ate in some amazing places recommended by the owners Angela and Maurice, who could not have been more accommodating. Visited some delightful villages. And the food and wine!! The weather was fabulous and the sky at night! - Not forgetting the unbelievable Fireflies. We look forward to our return.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 4, 2017
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It is a special area and in a corner of Tuscany that is not very explored. We're glad you appreciated the tranquility.
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brun_71
Berlin
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Loved it”
Reviewed June 24, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

We spent a week at Il Mulino and in hindsight it was way too short. We simply loved the place, because of its tranquility, its remoteness, the river.

It's a lovely, spacious hideway in the Apennines. Two bathrooms, three bedrooms, beautiful views. Big plus - the kitchen is equipped with everything you need! I love it when hosts do that, when they think about what people might need when they cook. It shows they truly care about their guests.

It's a place to relax, swim, read, and unwind. We'll definately visit again.

By the way, if you keep driving past Il Molino you'll eventually reach Montebotolino, a very small, even more remote and usually totally deserted mountaintop village with a stunning view over the valley. Take a bottle of wine with you and watch the sun go down.

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Ian M
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“wow !!!!!!”
Reviewed September 27, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

il munilo is simply heaven!
Angela and Maurice make you welcome as if you were old family friends but fully understand that you also want to be left alone to enjoy the beautiful mill, amazing views and relaxing and swimming in the stunning stream pools.
Watching the stars at night with the kids and a glass of wine, no sounds other than the wildlife, no light other than the stars and moon takes some beating. waking to nothing but the sound of the babbling stream and the rustle of leaves in the trees outside your window made every morning so special.
every aspect amazing !

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Management Response
Oct 4, 2016
So pleased you were "wowed" by our beautiful Mulino and the tranquil surroundings. It is really stunning in June as well, with orchids and other wild flowers everywhere blanketing the road verges and mountains. It may not be as hot in that month but it is a perfect time of year for walking and immersing yourself in Nature. Thank you so much for your review.
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Janet M
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Mrs”
Reviewed September 5, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Wonderful! Very tranquil and remote with limited access to Internet & mobile, and best of all no TV!. Quiet, except for the sound of the stream which is great for cooling down in the two plunge pools under each waterfall. Ideal for getting away from the world. Lots of stargazing and boardgames at night! Maurice & Angela were great hosts, and on hand when needed, but not intrusive, leaving us to enjoy the beauty of the mill.

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Management Response
Sep 6, 2016
So pleased you enjoyed the tranquility of Il Mulino. We are in a deep river valley (with all the wild life that goes with it) and so internet is only available at present via satellite with very limited download capacity. Our son-in-law is even quite disappointed there is any - as he prefers to completely switch off from work and social media whilst here. Thank you very much for your lovely review and we wish you all the very best for the future. We hope to see you again!
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freek11
Leuven, Belgium
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A wonderful stay...”
Reviewed August 23, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

A wonderful stay of two weeks in August 2016 in Il Mulino. It is exactly what we hoped it to be: beautiful, quiet, well accommodated, surrounded by the beautiful fauna & flora of the countryside. Saw more kinds of animals in two weeks than we usually do in an entire year.

We would highly recommend this place to people who are looking for a place where you can unwind, relax and just enjoy whatever happens in nature around you. If you also like building dams in the river or taking a refreshing dive in the river, the mill will be your dream holiday getaway. If you want to, you can always go out and visit villages and cities, but we quickly decided to stick to the peace and quiet of the mill as much as we could. If you like walking, there are many GR routes within walking/driving distance and in the mill you will find all you need (maps, suggestions for routes, ...).

On top of the perfect holiday home, the owners, who live just a couple of meters away, are absolutely wonderful! Kind and welcoming, but as discrete as can be. You won't even notice they're there, but don't let that stop you from stopping by and asking for recommendations for just about anything (nature, walks, culture, restaurants, ...). A great surplus to a place that we thought couldn't have been any better.

As we wrote in the guest book, on our last night, our children aged 9 and 6 burst into tears and declared that they would never eat candy again if they could simply stay in the mill for one more hour... That pretty much sums it up!

Although we like to visit new places every year, we hope (and promised - the candy) to be back very soon! Thanks again Maurice and Angela!

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Management Response
Aug 24, 2016
Thank you so much for your kind review. We're so glad you enjoyed Il Mulino and all she has to offer! Many guests, like yourselves, become seduced into staying near the river and soaking up the peace, quiet, sun and good food available locally. We really hope to see you again. You are a special family.
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sparwath
Grevinge, Denmark
1 review
“Lovely holliday at the mill”
Reviewed August 16, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

My family (2 adults and 3 children aged 10, 12, 14) spent 11 days in the mill in July 2016. We found the mill and the surroundings absolute lovely and relaxing. The hosts were very kind and most helpful. Everything lived up to our high expectations. We enjoyed the river, the garden, the lovely mill and spent hours sunbathing, playing cards, badminton etc. We did the Sunday dinner at Del Piero’s, which was fantastic and very cheap as well – 3 hours of non-stop eating (remember to skip the breakfast) with only 17 persons (mostly Italians) was 30 Euro per adult and 22 Euros per teenager and 15 Euros for the children. We chose to pay 30 Euros x 5 because the children got the same meal as us and everything was perfect. We visited the pizzeria in Badia twice, which was original and nice/cheap as well. We visited the bar in Badia and did shopping several times in the local Badia Alimentarie/small supermarket – the people there was absolutely marvelous and “spoiled” our children with candies. Maurice arranged a cooking lesson for our family with Teresa and her sister in the nearby B&B (walking distance) – very fun and we prepared a lovely dinner for our family. Coocking leason was 2-3 hours in the afternoon and then we went back in the evening to get our prepared dinner served by the sisters. It was 50 Euros per adult and 30 Euros per children everything included – lesson, food, wine, coffe etc. Absolutely worth trying. Thanx to Maurice and Angela for helping out with everything and for your kindness. The Mill have our best recommendations for future visitors and we and / or our children might very well choose to revisit the mill someday. Best wishes for the future Gitte, Freja, Malthe, Nikolaj and Brian from Denmark.

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
Aug 17, 2016
Thank you for your great review and so pleased you enjoyed your holiday. Everyone who eats Piero's 15 course meal based on local produce really enjoys it and the cookery lesson is becoming popular too. It was lovely meeting you.
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cathsagag...
Wales
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Tranquil stay”
Reviewed July 8, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

We stayed at Il Mulino with my extended family in the middle of June for a week
We thoroughly enjoyed the peace & tranquility of the stay, it was lovely to go to sleep & wake up to the sound of the river. We saw lots of wild life,deer, butterflies, hares,various birds,
The mill it's self was lovely, comfy beds & pillows and because the weather was cold on our first weekend were able to look get the wood burning stove lit,so had a comfortable evening.
We also did the same things as the previous reviewer and the Sunday meal is a must have
Thank you to Angela & Maurice,the owners, who lived on the site & told us interesting places to visit.
Go & enjoy !

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Liked best: The river
Liked least: The road from Sanseloprco, as I suffer from travel sickness
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Jul 10, 2016
We enjoyed meeting you and your brother and wife who live near Rome. As we are in the mountains, the temperature does drop and especially in early season, the log burner is useful for cosy evenings. Thank you, also, for purchasing my book, "Tuscan Roots" and for leaving a fantastic review on Amazon. We hope Gelert, the dog, is making a recovery. Best wishes and thanks once again from Angela and Maurice.
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