Restored mill near Volterra, Tuscany

Wed, 03/10/2010 - 10:38

Words by Carla Passino

Panoramic country views and a beautiful restoration that blends period and contemporary details make this old stone mill near Volterra a particularly atmospheric home
Emerald meadows, ancient golden stones, the soft whisper of a crystalline stream. Water mills have an appeal all their own, especially when they stand in the heart of the Tuscan countryside.

Casa Travella Premier are selling one such property which is situated just outside the old Etruscan town of Volterra, close to San Gimignano. It is a substantial stone mill (280 square metres) that has been beautifully renovated blending clean modern design with plenty of original details. For example, the large living room and bar area on the lower ground floor is open plan but preserves exposed stone- and brickwork and soaring archways.

The fully fitted kitchen on the ground floor (which comes complete with coffee making machine) has a contemporary feel and a futurist glass flooring. The four bedrooms (two of which have ensuite bathrooms) are situated on the top floor, overlooking the grounds and the countryside beyond.

The house opens onto a large private garden with stone terraces, barbecue and dining areas. Also on the ground is a large swimming pool split into three - a children’s pool, a swimming lane and the main pool.

The asking price for all this is €1.395m through Casa Travella Premier. For more information or to arrange a viewing contact Linda Travella on 01322 660988 or visit