About this property
A breathtakingly beautiful, restored water mill in the heart of the Val D'Orcia, close to Montalcino, Siena. State of the art systems, 18m x 2 indoor lap pool, 13 x 5m outdoor swimming pool, hammam, Infrared sauna, gym, wine cellar. Geothermal heating, solar panels for the indoor pool, air-conditioning in main rooms. Guest annex. Staff accommodation. Vineyard, olive grove, fruit orchard, organic lavender and vegetable garden. Energy class B. TUSCANY, SIENA, MONTALCINO.
Mulino Lavanda is possibly one of the most interesting and beautifully restored properties in Italy.
No expense has been spared, creating the most magnificent, luxurious and sympathetically restored home. Every modern comfort exists including air-conditioning in the main rooms, indoor and outdoor pools, all within a property which has many outstanding period features and is a fascinating structure.
Apart from the exquisite precision and care taken with the restoration, the other overwhelming factor is the number of large windows within the property which creates the most magical internal spaces with wonderful views of the gardens, designed by Italy?'s premiere landscapers beyond. The natural light within the property is unique as it is almost impossible in a property of this character and age to have so many large windows permissible.
The tranquil beauty and elegance of the property starts at the discreet entrance gates which open to reveal the graceful driveway through the immaculate gardens. Nestled in its own valley, bordered by a beautiful brook on one side, the property is very private and has numerous outdoor seating areas from which to enjoy the beautifully designed garden, enchanting sound of the stream and views.
The main entrance hall has an exquisite and very impressive high vaulted ceiling and fireplace. It is flooded with light from the numerous windows. Wood floors, exposed brick columns and the original studded metal doors underline the empathy of the restoration. The fireplace, cleverly designed, is set under the central window with views over the garden and lavender field to the outdoor pool.
Seamlessly you are lead to the dining room and kitchen beyond, all of which have beautiful natural light. The attention to detail and finish of the interior creates a sublime environment, welcoming and relaxing.
There are two en-suite bedrooms with direct access to outside terraces also located on the ground floor. From every window there are lovely views of the gardens and grounds. A beautiful study is also located on the ground floor and could be used as a 3rd ground floor bedroom. Stairs lead up to the first floor where the further bedrooms are located, one of which is a fabulous master bedroom with fireplace, built in cupboards and wonderful en-suite bathroom. There is also an enchanting study/office (with 270 degree panorama views) which could also be used as 3rd 1st floor bedroom.
In the basement there is an indoor fitness lap pool (18 m x 2 m, for swimming lengths), built with travertine. Adjacent to the pool is the changing room, bathroom, hammam and infrared sauna. There is also a quiet sitting room which leads to the wine cellar, cleverly created in the area behind where the old mill wheel would have been. Here also is the state of the art technical room which has been meticulously organised and maintained.
Close to the main house, with its own private outdoor seating pergola, there is the enchanting 1 bedroom guest annex of 50 sqm. The annex is composed of a large living room with kitchenette, a bathroom and mezzanine on the living room that houses the bedroom.
There is also a 1 bedroom caretaker's apartment within the main house with separate entrance.
The property is surrounded by 5.3 hectares of professionally designed and landscaped land with a sumptuous garden, beautiful pool, a vineyard, olive trees, fruit orchard, vegetable garden and woodland. There are numerous beautiful outside seating areas throughout the land and by the outdoor pool.
5.3 hectares of land surround the property with about 6,000 sqm of organic vineyard (Sangiovese grape), olive grove and forest. The location is idyllic.
This is the ideal home for someone seeking an exquisitely restored and interesting property which has all the state of the art technology for modern living. A place to revitalise and escape from the whirlwind of life. An extremely private setting with pristine surroundings. Optimised designs for efficient energy usage. A property to live in all year round with ease should you wish to.
Approx. 650 sqm with - Ground floor: Entrance, majestic vaulted ceiling living room, dining room, kitchen, study (could be used as a 3rd bedroom on the ground floor), 2 bedrooms with en suite bathrooms.
First floor: Master Suite with double wash basins, large walk-in shower, bath. Second bedroom with bathroom, study/office which could become a 3rd first floor bedroom and boasts 270 degree views of the immaculate grounds.
Basement: Indoor lap pool, Hammam, changing room, small sitting room, infrared sauna, wine cellar, technical room, gym.
The house also has a 1 bedroom caretaker's apartment which has 2 private entrances, a small living room, bedroom, en suite bathroom, and a separate enclosed kitchen.
Approx. 50 sqm with - Ground floor: living/dining room, kitchenette, bathroom; Mezzanine: bedroom. Central heating/cooling as well as a wood burner.
5.3 hectares (12.3 acres), with vineyard, olive trees, lavender field, fruit orchard, vegetable garden and woods. Garden with swimming pool of 15 m x 5 m. Parking spaces. Authorized well which permits legally drawing water from the river for irrigation.
Distances: Village 4 km, more services 12 km.
Distance from the main airports: Florence 117 km, Perugia 120 km, Pisa 190 km, Rome 200 km.
Phone line, Wi-Fi, geothermal heating, solar panels for the indoor pool, mains water and electricity, alarm system, video surveillance, air conditioning in main rooms.
Energy Class: B
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