Have you ever dreamt to spend your holidays in the Tuscan country-side in a romantic, cosy house on a river? Your dream has come true!
Casa Carlotta is an old house, a mill, completely restored, preserving its original image with a warm and cosy atmosphere where the old and the new perfectly meet. It is the ideal place to spend both a relaxing and cultural holiday.
Casa Carlotta is a two-storey house: on the ground floor there is a living-room with a fireplace, a dining room, a kitchen (equipped with all the modern comforts) a toilet and another smaller living-room, in addition to a terrace where it is possible to relax. There is also a garden equipped with tables, chairs and check-chairs where guests can have their meals or relax surrounded by the Tuscan countryside. On the first floor there are two double bedrooms with private bathroom and shower and a living-room/studio with a sofa-bed. Guests can enjoy a private terrace overlooking a river, a paradise for reading and relax. The outdoor area also features a barbecue grill and a dining table to enjoy the outdoors while cooking a typical Tuscan product on the grill. The house has a hifi music system with a wide classical music collection. The house is also equipped with an internet mobile wifi router, for guests use. The router is portable, so it can be also used outside the house.
As per beds, you can count on two bedrooms with double beds, another room (studio) with a french bed (in between a double and a single) and a sofa bed in the second living room (which can work as a forth bedroom), for a total of 7 places. In addition we also have one baby cot for guests use (if needed).
The house is extremely fresh even during summer months (it is not unusual to sleep with a blanket even during August).
The house is situated in an old, quiet village called Ponte agli Stolli, in the famous area of Chianti Classico (10 km from Greve), a strategic point to reach the most famous Tuscan cities such as Firenze, Siena and Arezzo. It is the ideal place to spend both a relaxing and cultural holiday. The house is in the middle of nature, surrounded by vineyards and olive trees. The site is of untouched nature, very panoramic/romantic and charming. Walking distance to the house (200 meters) there are a grocery shops, a bar and a restaurant/pizzeria (extremely good and value for money, only open on saturdays and sundays). The house is very close to Greve in Chianti (around 10 Km, around 10\15 minutes), Florence (35 minutes by train or car), Arezzo (40 minutes by train or car), Siena and San Gimignano (1 hr by car). Nearby the house there are horse riding facilities (1km) and a swimming pool (1km). The house overlook a small river that forms some natural pools where (in the right conditions) it is possible to swim.
The neighborhoods offer wonderful walking itineraries and wine tasting experiences. There are some nice market places close to the house: Greve, Panzano, Arezzo with its antiques market.
Upon request, we can arrange cooking lessons with an English speaking chef who will teach you to prepare a delicious Tuscan lunch or dinner.
The prices include taxes, bed-linen, towels, the consumption of water, gas and power and final cleaning. Expenses for heating will be charged separately (on consumption - to be paid at check-out).
At arrival we ask for a deposit of €150 against possible damages and/or losses. This deposit will be refunded at departure, expenses caused by damages or losses may be deducted.
You'll have the place entirely to yourself so make yourself at home!
I hope you will enjoy the place and treat it like your home.
Please, if you arrive later than expected we would kindly ask you to advise us.
Please, no smoking inside the house. You can freely smoke outside, in the patio or in the garden.
We can provide a cot bed free of charge.
The Old Mill is just as charming as expected. The house is very confortable and homy and looks just like in the pictures. We visited with two friends in the winter and the fireplace was an incredibly nice plus. We stayed in the house most of the time as we had work to do and the big table was very nice for that. The rooms were also very confortable. The music was a big plus as well. They have speakers in all rooms, so you can listen to your favourite songs throughout the house. We had just been seing the Puritani at the Florence Opera so it was great to be able to listen to it together! The only dowside (although they did let us know in advance and it is written on the house page) is the gas prices. We visited in February, so it was quite cold outside and we stayed in all the time to work, so we ended up paying about 20-25 euros per day. That will not be a problem if you are visiting in spring or summer, of course! Thanks to Luca and his wonderful sister and mother for the great time we had.
The Mill House was a very quaint and comfortable house in a lovely setting and within driving range of a number of Tuscany's attractions and towns. The house is beautifully presented and decorated.
Luca's Mum Laura met us on our arrival and made sure we had everything we needed and where everything was. We loved all the gorgeous china and the lovely bed linen in the house.
We did have some trouble with the front door lock the first time we used it and Laura was very gracious and kind and drove back to assist us to get in.
We would definitely recommend staying here!
Luca's mum Laura met us at the apartment and she was very warm and welcoming to us. We had a wee bit of a problem locating the flat since you had to go down a small road to access it, and Laura kindly came to pick us up. The house was very large and comfortably furnished, exactly as it is in the pictures. It's very well stocked and well equipped for a large group of people. In the evenings, it's very quiet with only the sound of the stream lulling you to sleep. Luca also kindly arranged a cooking lesson for us, and my cousins are still raving at how delicious the home cooked meal came out to be. For anyone interested in home cooked Tuscan meals, please give this a try.
We've had the most wonderful time staying here!
Laura and Luca were perfect hosts, and their recommendations were excellent.
The house is beautiful and comfy, and the kitchen is perfect for home cooking. In fact, we spent an entire day in-house just for relaxation, and the sunny back porch is a real treat.
Thank you so much for sharing your lovely home with us, and we would definitely love to visit again in the future :)
The house was beautiful and was very comfortable. Even though the house was old (as described), it was very clean and comfortable. The 2 bedrooms were very comparable and comfortable. The main bathroom was wonderful but the second was much smaller than expected and challenging for 2 people to live out of for a week.
Ponte Agli Stolli is totally charming and we LOVED going to the restaurant for dinner Saturday and Sunday - the food was wonderful and so cheap! We knew we were the only non-locals but everyone was completely friendly.
The location is very central to Greve in Chianti as well as the hill towns - so we were able to hit all of them very conveniently
Casa Carlotta and it's hosts could not be lovelier. This beautiful, lovingly restored home in an old mill set on the edge of Chianti, is the perfect location for exploring this part of Tuscany but also the perfect place to completely relax. We were fortunate to do some of both. The home has everything you could ask for and more, including a lovely collection of classical music. Our hosts were responsive, helpful, kind and thoughtful in every way. They made it effortless to get the most enjoyment from our stay. If you are searching for a place to stay in this region, you might as well stop - and stay here! You won't be disappointed.
Laura was waiting for us when we arrived with a big smile and warm welcome. The old mill is rambling and full of character and feels like a real Italian home - or holiday home, rather than a bare, clinical self-catering let. It's decorated with antique furniture, vintage oil paintings and has stacks of classical music CDs - alongside Pink Floyd, shelves of books - and guide books and an open fire and logs (which we didn't need). The village is lovely - although we couldn't try the only restaurant (open weekends) as the owners were on holiday, but there's a great trattoria in the next village, Dudda. It's also very central for exploring the villages of the Chianti region around Greve. We loved our stay - rustic, shabby chic and authentic.
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