Le Casine di Cortona This recently renovated country villa has been…
Colonna Del Grillo, 53019 Castelnuovo Berardenga, Siena, Italy
This property in Tuscany is an old mill completely restored, while keeping parts of the old water mill embedded in the refurbishing of the villa. It is unique in that it has kept its original features intact while adapted to modern requirements.
The main farmhouse has two levels. On the ground floor there are two large living rooms; in one of them the old mill can be seen underground, the other one has a corner fireplace. Also on the ground floor there is a studio with bathroom en-suite, and a live in kitchen. The first floor has three large bedrooms with bathroom en-suite and a fourth very large room with bathroom in the attick that can easily be used as family room or fourth bedroom.
The villa is separated from the annex by a large terrace, ideal for enjoying the lush surrounding area. The annex is currently used as a family and friends gathering dining room, with a second kitchen. The annex also hosts the technical room, laundry room and a brick pizza oven.
The old mill sits in the middle of the 13 hectares of land fully fenced. From the gate one can reach the mill by driving down a cypress lined alleyway, with outdoor lights illuminating the path. There is a parking area above the creek, a charming bridge that crosses the creek and of course the Tuscan landscape all around it.